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  1. Gary Gillum of Klipsch came up with the two piece design, and PK had Atlas put it into production. The "G" in the A55-G model name is a nod to Gillum. He is also the "G" in the KG series of loudspeakers.
    6 points
  2. I'm thinkin it's gonna stay in Au. We're ALL hoarders in here. hahaha Gonna need some help over in the College Football thread but be gentle with them. hahahaha GO BUCKS!
    4 points
  3. You know, may just do a Tull session first. Delivery came in the rain yesterday. Unit is resting now from it's journey. ☕
    4 points
  4. "Toys In The Attic" Auto tone arm lift was a feature I envied on friends turntables. In fact, it was THE feature. Drove me nuts! I guess mine is not a "Super". I wonder if a rehab might somehow include adding that auto tone arm lift feature. Is it something that can be retrofitted? So, Full Range, what are you going to do with your TD147 ?
    4 points
  5. I - O! Couldn't help but notice your reference to "that school up north", Dave1291. But, what actually caught my eye was Full Range's reference to the Thorens TD160. I have my old TD160 in the attic. I parked it a long time ago but carried it with me when I migrated west and have wondered where to take or send it for rehab. I'm in SoCal now. Anybody anywhere near Ventura or the San Fernando Valley who is reliable and knows and appreciates these old turntables? GO BUCKS!
    4 points
  6. Lots of very pretty amps here. After a certain age the old girls start to look pretty to you. This one was born in 1958 or 1959. She's a year or two younger than I am and looking good. I dressed her in maple, a professional replaced the capacitors and any out of spec resistors. Three of the four output tubes are original and match, the fourth is an antique chosen to match the other three. She may get a new set of output tubes someday. The rectifier tube is original, the preamp tubes are brand new. By "Original" I mean that the tubes say, "Magnavox" and look old as dirt. I cannot prove they were never changed. There is a bit of noise evident when there is no music playing. As soon as the music starts I no longer hear it. No doubt someone would be bothered by this. I play it into Heresy I's, most of it's diet has been Sinatra, Goodman, Basie, Ellington - forties through sixties.
    4 points
  7. Need a change ....Eric Burdon´s " Love is all around " 1976 , ABC Records
    4 points
  8. Cool. I sold the jukebox but kept the little records with the big hole and I haven't started offing my LPs yet and I don't think I will. Hell, I kept them this long and dragged them half way across the country with me so I'm hoping I can get some advice about where I might find someone to help with Thorens rehabilitation. The old TD160 is tired. I would prefer someone sorta local to southern California so I could carry it in and meet the folks but I would be willing to ship in the right situation. Anyone out there have a recommendation for turntable service?
    3 points
  9. Auto lift, auto turn off. ☕
    3 points
  10. @oldtimer can get a Thorens TD160 as they are very close in design and specifications They say the LP12 copied some aspects of both Ariston RD11 and Thorens TD160 turntables
    3 points
  11. My Linn table is done and sounds spectacular. Amazing what 3 caps and some resistors will do to a Valhala board, but man. Sweetness! Finally decided after 40 years he'd put a new belt on so he's sending me one when he gets his order. THAT I can handle. 3 hours each way and the place is fairly close to ❌ichigan's stadium. Ugh! Hit a record store on the way home I hadn't been in for prolly 50 years. They used to sell used and some new back then. Today? The place is HUGE and every record they have is NEW sealed with reasonable prices. Snagged about 8 in there finding a few I didn't expect to find but there are a few that I'll prolly never find. Half the fun is playing them knowing they're finally yours. The other half? Yea, CD's SUCK! The guy that owned the store told me long ago this is what he wanted to do. I guess the upstars is FULL of the old stuff and new stuff.. He rotates his inventory by selling them 1 at a time then re-stocking til he's out. Then another order goes in. He's got it all thunked out and it's a great place for suckers like me! ha Also picked up 3 while I was nosin thru some of their new stuff at the shop. Kinda surprised me they seemed to have more than they did a year ago. Couple that w/the 24 or 5 lp's I've had laying here Imma gonna have some FUN this weekend. 😎 The tech finally asked what I was running and I found out he likes Klipsch gear and the fact it's so revealing. Then we started talking table stuff and he actually recommended I keep the arm I have. Said it's one of the best Linn ever made. He also said one of the owners had a new one he'd sell me IF I really wanted one. lol The owner went back to his old carbon arm. Works for me cause I wasn't gonna put $5k in updates in mine. hahaha He be smokin some really good stuff.😂 Cya when I cya w/a full report! 6 so far this evening and I've loved them all but they're ones I'd been looking for. There's your update. Carry on! No @oldtimeryou're NOT getting my table OR album collection. I see you! 😂
    3 points
  12. Chilly here and rain tomorrow. Indoor activities it looks like. Music, netflix, music and billards, eating (no double dipping the Tostitos in the salsa)while drinking and getting your rear handed to ya, real eating, then Becks "Bolero" while suggestively cleaning you gun Got it!
    3 points
  13. Probably his best album from 1972 Perfect for Saturday morning Have fond memories playing many albums during my youth and surfing culture phase in Newcastle NSW Artist - Neil Young Title - Harvest Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/9922156-Neil-Young-Harvest
    3 points
  14. Chilly here and rain tomorrow. Indoor activities it looks like. Netflix, music, billiards, eating, gun cleaning.......
    3 points
  15. $1201. Located in Southern Utah. Shipping available. Free delivery within a few hundred miles.
    2 points
  16. Keep the Thorens, this kind of quality you cannot get from modern TTs in it‘s price range. Some even prefer it against an LP12. I never had a Thorens but a good buddy has his since decades. Still singing today. Much better than my old Dual. I bought an Oracle Delphi Mk5 18 years ago used and therefore I don‘t need to change something for the rest of my life. https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_reviews.php?make=Thorens&model=TD160
    2 points
  17. Just posting this again for George since it's with them both in Hamburg. Wait isn't blues universal??? Asking for a friend!
    2 points
  18. Couldn't wait to unzip this one. 16 tracks on 3 lp's by Walter Trout (Canned Heat & John Mayall) and yup his son even played on a couple songs. Start 'em young and they become musicians! Recorded in November of 2015 after his liver transplant, released in early 2016 this thing is ahhhhmazing. I'll give this one a double thumbs up alll day long. Enjoy! One Proud papa rippin this one down with his son. Enjoy! Yea, buddy! Get ur grin on!
    2 points
  19. OK, Buckeyes, time to get off the bus!!!
    2 points
  20. First one up only cause it was laying there calling my name. Nice play then the volume went up for the rest.... Bwa ha ha ha!
    2 points
  21. Yes. Bob used to use them. When I heard them, I wasn't much impressed. Years later, I decided to build a pair, and thought they sounded great. I called Bob and told him he must be building them wrong because mine sounded great, lol. We had a good laugh. I agree with you about expectation bias. I also believe if you think you hear a thing, you hear it, and well, you can't unhear it. Even if it's placebo, if it shapes your perception, it's "real".
    2 points
  22. Do some nosin out there and go meet them and eyeball the place. About all the advice I can give you. Might find some threads here about the 160. I just opted to go with a real Linndude w/my table. Fun writin checks! hahaha Said no one ever!
    2 points
  23. "Or did you specifically mean "metallized" film and foil capacitors?" When most say "film capacitors", they are really speaking of metallized types, since those are the ones most widely available and used -- primarily due to cost considerations. Film and Foil have two separate layers as opposed to film which is sprayed. All of the film used in inexpensive metallized types is made using recycled pellets, and even before the winding starts, have pin holes. I just see them as an inferior choice for networks, where the last thing you want is noise. I was told that defects in the film that are not cleared introduce noise, since there will be continued attempts at clearing. There are certainly well made metallized capacitors, and I've use plenty of them.
    2 points
  24. Yes. I suspected that what people might be mostly hearing (and measuring) is the difference between an old driver and a new driver. I would encourage everyone with 30-50 year old K-55s to replace the diaphragms. It is simply amazing what the human ear can get used to.
    2 points
  25. Yes man, pull that TT out of the attic. Your records too. Cool...
    2 points
  26. We've had rainy, cloudy and one cloudless bright day this week. But have yet to break 50 degrees, even got into the high 30s one morning. Bugs come in and they're belly up another foot inside! Thought I caught a big quick spider out of the corner of my eye the other evening... a couple lizards came inside to get warm!
    2 points
  27. The best way to paint a horn is by attaching the horn driver flange to a turntable, so you can rotate the horn as you spray the paint, starting at the inside bottom, rather than walking around a stationary horn. I made a turntable from an old office chair. Remove the seat, add a piece of wood as a four bolt horn adapter, screwed to the office chair base swivel mount.
    2 points
  28. Yay you!!! We'll be expecting a full report with photos! Enjoy it brother!
    2 points
  29. Nice to see Heritage speakers appreciated for how good they really are. While I don't own any yet I've heard them. My ears are old and the differences between old and new may be lost on them. A nice set of Heresy like yours is what I seek. And maybe a pair of Belle.....Klipschorns....LaScala. Well you know how it is.
    2 points
  30. Check to see if it’s a TD160 “Super” as they are the upgraded version Has larger 10mm bearing and chassis deadening ect I have also parked a TD147 it’s like a TD160 super but with auto tonearm lift at the end of the record
    2 points
  31. Randy, thanks for reply, it is centered, I know because it is too narrow on both sides, horizontally even if slightly more at the top but in a way that the screw hole positions are very ok. Yesterday my original Alnico round magnet K77 returned from empowering the magnet. Of course the shop had to remove the lens with the coil to work just with the magnet itself and they know what they do with great reputation in this country, specialized on vintage gear. They reached 1.5 dB which does not sound so much but it could make a difference also re the higher frep. response. I will tell later on what I hear. So I thought to widen the opening gently before I swap them and dismount the K77M which did an interims job. I know it’s all about fun in this thread and possible increases in subtleties. I'm not going to transform a 44 year old speaker into the 21st century, and that's not the point here. But if grinding optimizes something I might actually hear...why not. Especially the motor board for the T35 should be precisely worked because originally the T35 was intended as a diffraction horn and the motorboard is an indispensable part of its construction on which it was recommended to be mounted from behind. Even if in the Lascala we have the horizontal arrangement of the T35, which spreads a little less horinzontally than the original vertical arrangement of the T35. But we had this topic horiz. vs. vert. sufficiently discussed here in the forum half a year ago. I am only interested in a proper geometry of the aperture for the lens. I love it when something historic reads like the brand new innovation. It is somehow the point where science met marketing. See the link to this vintage T35 brochure. http://www.cieri.net/Documenti/Istruzioni/Electrovoice - Tweeter T35, T35B, T350.pdf Nice short read BTW concerning the lively history of the T35 tweeter. https://audioxpress.com/article/remembering-the-electro-voice-t35-super-tweeter
    2 points
  32. All Righty then.... Indian summer rages on out here...Bright sunny about 85 to 90 degrees....carry on.....
    2 points
  33. Continue with electronic music ...Michael Garrison (* November 28, 1956 in Roseburg, Oregon, USA; † March 24, 2004 in Bend, Oregon, USA) was an American musician. His style was electronic music. Here´s the Album " PRISMS " from 1981
    2 points
  34. Got that first "Eloy" bookmarked. One LP, four songs like Poseidon's Creation? trippin tunes. * Decay of Logos... sounds almost like early KC, with Greg Lake singing!
    2 points
  35. That's nothing. I 've got a ancient pyramid atop my Pi streamer that focuses the positive energy of the entire universe onto it. It sounds magnificent and only cost a buck at a yard sale.
    2 points
  36. Here's what I made... Another option is to replace each 70uf capacitor with a 50uf and be done with the woofer section. The inductor should be fine. Then run a cable from the HF output of the terminal cup to the HF input of the crossover. Mike
    2 points
  37. Chevy ZZ632 crate motor. For that high horsepower itch.
    2 points
  38. In Europe there is a company called " b-Fly Audio " and they produce seperate Tonearm Lifts ..cost approx $ 200
    1 point
  39. Yes. If John Allen says there's an improvement, there is.
    1 point
  40. They are now all, mostly turbo now. Wait till you have to replace any sensor deep inside the engine bay out of warranty. Your eyebrows will raise high, or you will think about dumping. Otherwise, you'll know, pay to play, dip in deep on the accelator and smile.
    1 point
  41. Though my usual is Hellmans, Kewpie is pretty good if you're near a Japanese food market. We first had it at a sushi place. A lot of them around here use it. https://www.kewpie.com/en/products/mayonnaise/
    1 point
  42. i cannot tell you how much i appreciate your very thoughtful reply -- it is rare to have someone take the time to be so articulate. i must say i find my heresys to be wonderful. while they don't technically match up against my kef reference 1s, they do have an emotion that is rare and needs to be preserved. they'll be used a lot in their spot in a condo we have recently purchased. my conversation with @JEM Performance convinced me to leave them as they are -- that the caps are the same as he would have specified; that unless it sounds like the k-77s have reduced output (i don't hear that they do) that they're fine; that gaskets are old but aren't cracked so are doing their job as intended. just one listen convinced me to not consider other more "invasive" changes -- like adding a port and changing the woofers -- because they sounded great as they are. i did rub them down with some lemon oil today to clean them up a bit. the cabinets are now even more beautiful than in the pictures i posted. my big decision now is what amp to use to drive them. my jc-5 made them sing, so option one is a parasound a23+. option 2 is to make a couple of amp camp amps to give some class a a go. again, thanks so much for the time you took on your post!
    1 point
  43. Fifty years on and JB's still so good. All his old songs are as good as the new ones.
    1 point
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