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  1. Just thought I’d let y’all know Dec. 2 I celebrated 3 years of sobriety! Don’t miss the sauce a bit.
    6 points
  2. Broke out the wire from RadioShack, still sounds sweet. That's the latest in electrical outlets too, Bakelite reproductions.
    6 points
  3. Lard rolls hanging over the elbow or knee is right up there.
    5 points
  4. Great song and all thunked out by a gaggle of high schoolers from Phoenix.
    4 points
  5. I'm calling it now....Cheers to all and a very happy new year coming. 🍻
    3 points
  6. with my smartphone , 4 K resolution and 4 x zoom for that pic
    3 points
  7. It saw the light of day today for the first time .......was over 20 years safely tucked away in a drawer ... The Sonus Gold Blue by Peter Pritchard, one of the best MI's ever built...a legend Have it mounted today on an original SME headshell , Im looking forward to putting it into operation You can even see the red color spot at the tip of the needle Still waiting for the 90 gramm counterweight from england
    3 points
  8. I can see why the guy in the picture has no hair...
    3 points
  9. Ventilating after a full afternoon of student deliberation meetings: Apetite for destruction and Blackout
    3 points
  10. Sold. Someone gave his mother a very nice Christmas present! I still have a nice MCM stack!
    3 points
  11. Intermezzo in between student deliberations (online meet), so time to spin some vinyl records...
    3 points
  12. If you cut your finger on that broken outlet cover, put some Mercurochrome on it.
    3 points
  13. Here is my Solid State Setup. Luxman R-115 Receiver with a whopping 70 per channel, then the Luxman F-114 amp for surround sound, not quite as good but does the job. And the Technics DAC Preamp and Processor, with the Luxman P-102 turntable on top.
    3 points
  14. If you can't find anyone or are worried about the included shipping costs I can help since it's not my day job I don't need to really make any profit on it just pay for parts and maybe a bottle pinot noir for my troubles. I have high quality lab equipment and have been designing and working on amplifiers since the 60's, I also know these amplifiers inside and out as I have worked on so many of these I can do it in my sleep. So basically your just paying for parts and shipping, I don't drink expensive wine either Another bonus is I have a bunch of premium NOS 7199 tubes if needed, I have seen many of them weak in these amplifiers that need to be replaced. I also have the beefed up printed circuit boards that installs the new power supply filter capacitors too. I probably have more parts than a working tech since I have been doing this for a very long time, I keep a ton of resistors, capacitors, tubes, transistors, IC's, etc... from NOS to new, anything under the sun you can think of I probably have it. PM me if interested, I just love working on tube gear and since I am not a back logged tech you will get it back asap. I remember the gold old days doing extensive mods to these and really making them into a real amazing amplifier.
    3 points
  15. There must be bigger turn offs than overly large fake boobs, but they still rank highly in that realm. It's not just the plastic, it's the psychology behind the perceived need. It is a fact that leg men are more intelligent, and interesting that there is not much the plastic artists can do about it.
    3 points
  16. Hello, I have upgraded my Chorus 2 with the A55G and the KP301 horn. I was able to find the horn on Ebay, hard to find. I initially mounted the a55g to the stock horn with an adapter, but the sound was not right. I realized that the a55g has the compression "bullet' as part of the throat of the driver itself. The stock chorus and forte mid horns incorporate the compression bullet as a plastic section of the horn throat, therefore you now have two compression bullets. ( pardon me if "bullet is not he correct term) I can say that the a55g is a huge improvement over the stock driver. Just finding the horn with the threaded interface is difficult. But the kp301 horn fits right in place and from the outside you can't tell a difference. I would not recommend the Crites crossover unless you just want to replace the original. For that purpose the Crites is fine, and can be improved with point to point wiring, replace the iron core inductors and sand cast resistors as well. I may be a benefit in the very near future as I am planning a trip to GR Research in Texas. I am taking the Chorus to them to be measured. They will then design a crossover accordingly. (I currently have the Crites installed) He will then have the specifications and possibly a kit available for purchase. He did the same with a customer that brought in a Forte 3. Huge improvement. Video of this upgrade is on Youtube, GR Research channel. I'm thinking about taking a Forte 2 as well just so he can offer a crossover kit to the public.. I have a pair bone stock.
    3 points
  17. You think the vehicle manufactures can hit this goal? https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/20/politics/epa-auto-emissions-standards/index.html I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a new 2022 vehicle......Hmmmmm. I don't have to buy anything... Wow! the new standards will prevent 3.1 billion tons of planet-warming CO2 emissions from being pumped into the atmosphere, reduce US gasoline consumption by 360 billion gallons and save US consumers money at the pump. I kinda doubt the consumer will ever see a savings...
    2 points
  18. How did you shoot this picture? Smartphone? Microscope? Quite impressive!
    2 points
  19. Merry Christmas Fini.
    2 points
  20. When you ear tells you that it either matters or doesn't. I have my lascalas which are electrically excellent (and use passive networks) connected to the same McIntosh preamp as my Jubilees (digital processor). When I A/B them I sometimes wonder why I even own lascalas the difference is so great and they sound so smeared compared to the time aligned Jubs. Listening to just the lascalas again by themselves after a few days........hey these speakers sound darn good. Crazy hobby.
    2 points
  21. Everything is plugged in to a modern grounded outlet though most throughout this old Sears catalog house look just like the one in the earlier picture.
    2 points
  22. Ok, I just finished my first dedicated home theater centered on a Hisence 100 L9G UST. I’m running a pair of Cornwalls up front with some KG5.5s in the rear. I guess I’m not really finished as there are more surround/atmos speakers needed. I think I need these La Scalas up front and the CWs to the rear. Am I crazy? PM sent! Frank
    2 points
  23. Looks like a fun project On the next one, you may want to keep one original and one completely modified and take measurements, and side by side listening. And run the audio in Mono for a few days, occasionally reversing the speakers LR RL I'm guessing that you changed the slope on the crossovers and possibly the crossover points Does this take the drivers out of their sweet spot ? On one design, is the female vocal sitting in your lap but not on the other ? Female vocal, and piano seem to be the hardest to reproduce accurately We don't know what the Design Goal Specs were for the original design or the tolerances they were given. Usually the Engineers use top of the line 1% components for the prototypes Then they are trained in the Engineering Schools to derate the components to take pennies out of the Design. This slows and delays product roll outs by months as they shave the pennies. And use inferior components. I put an end to this at High Tech Companies I worked for often meeting Fanatical Resistance from Engineering Management They would delay $30-50K sale price, 75-85% Gross Margin systems for months while they shaved $10 out of the design We were making and selling very high performance equipment for mission critical applications aka people died if the gear failed. A lot of the Careers of Engineering Management didn't survive their ultimatums and fanatical last ditch stands against getting the products out faster with better components that cost a few pennies more. What Klipsch did in the Heritage designs which was brilliant He made the cabinets, crossovers and horns to his specs and sourced the drivers, probably modifying existing driver designs to improve durability and reliability The surrounds that never dry rot are a good example. Like a Mexican Resturant Klipsch used a few ingredients to produce an array of different speakers based on different design philosophies and price targets while delivering a high quality product.
    2 points
  24. Mornin' all I've been putting up lights for5 or 6 years.... this year, I am getting folks driving by, to look. The recluse in me is learning to be more hospitable toward them.... trying to not give the "What you looking at?" impression. There is generally no traffic down our street, unless they are coming here... waiting for a firewood delivery and hoping it shows very soon. I've buggered a nerve in my arm and rendered it useless. I can't really go out and cut w/o making it worse... Kinda restricted to light puttering. No Christmas tree, yet. Think it's gonna be an artificial this year. Wire frame with garland and lights. The tree I normally prune for cuttings to make my tree came up short this year. We got a green garland around the doorway. Bring some evergreen smell in the house.
    2 points
  25. So here´re two measurements , done with Audyssey . It showing the result done with these moddys so far with the RP 8000 F Old measurement actual measurement These Peaks at 40 / 100 / 200 / 400 Hz have been deliberately set . From 800 Hz up to 20 KHz ist looks almost perfect. Audyssey is out of operation ,not needed anymore because there´s nothing that Audysse can correct anymore.
    2 points
  26. Christmas is at the door. City is decorated with ornaments and other stuff. No time to wander around with camera during the day, so here are few photos taken mostly at night with a Kodak Gold 200. Film is not the best tool but I wanted to see what can be done with old technology 😀
    2 points
  27. Glad I posted that on the wrong page. Sheesh. I'm goin to sleep!
    2 points
  28. When I dream big it just means the nightmares are more vivid.
    2 points
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXxDOFCID8 Weird that it didn't embed , maybe it's a copyright thing 🤷‍♂️ Anyway PassCode live , Anything New is the song .
    2 points
  30. The big ones are for playback. They are used when you bring the artist in, who wants to be pinned to the wall. The small ones are the mix-down monitors - used for the real work.
    2 points
  31. Perhaps you don't see the big babies up in the soffits? I say get the new Jubes in some studios and perhaps we will get some better recordings.
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. I'm looking to get a CD player, and thanks to some previous discussions I found here, I'm steering away from a used player from the 90s and will be looking into a new model, probably a Marantz, Tascam, Denon or Cambridge (I may also consider a changer from Onkyo, the CD390). What I also found here, however, was a) FLAC, which I had not heard of, but am very interested in (I installed EAC and ripped a CD just to see the process - not bad!), and b) the idea of storing the FLAC files on my NAS and using a DAC to play them back. One thing I did NOT see were any references to what DAC to use - I understand DAC stands for Digital-Analog Converter (or something to that effect), and I know exactly what that is and why, but is there a hardware device called a "DAC" that will plug into my stereo amp and play files from my NAS? I know I could do this with a Windows computer, but I'm not keen on having a keyboard/mouse/screen in my audio room just to play digital content. What exactly was meant by all the comments to "rip your CDs to FLAC and get a DAC to play them"?
    1 point
  34. the capacitors are crammed , very tight .........pita to replace , I would recommend a couple of coffees and Cognac -
    1 point
  35. They're basically a mini KLF-C7 very good sounding speakers
    1 point
  36. Sure they should strap them in. Wear long underwear?
    1 point
  37. I have been to WI many, many times, and the way they drink there, well we are all just amateurs, they are professionals, and they have an awesome time. I love of names of the bars near the lake house we have gone for 50 years. 9 mile Bar, 6 Mile Bar. . . . They set it up where you can drink to where you are almost blind and still feel your way around to the next stop. Cheese curds, sausage, brats, beer, beer, beer. A pig in the basement and 17 legs. Which begs the question on which brand of beer back then.
    1 point
  38. That's a five time Grammy winner on the left, and speaker maker.
    1 point
  39. Haha, you're right. Primarily just wanted to make sure whatever I choose would not sacrifice sound quality and I have a lot to learn in that area. Appreciate your support 🙂
    1 point
  40. Get it Carl me thinks the LSR's would really like that amp.
    1 point
  41. Here's the thing. Most people think their systems sound good, and they probably do (to the owner at least). But how would we ever upgrade if we didn't try something else? It's better to try it in your system than to rely on a demo at a dealer. If you have a local dealer who is willing to let you take stuff home, that's great. I don't have any high end stores closer than 100 miles. So I roll the dice and try things. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But at least it's never boring in my listening room.
    1 point
  42. I don't know prices but I'd suspect using dollars might not be the best metric? Example: Certainly you can spend multiple thousands on the newest fanciest (enter newest and fanciest) However, you can also spend quite a bit less for something like a HK *30 series which get rave reviews (I think it's 430, 730 and 930??) I was ready to buy one of those once on a lark....but was too late. Do some reading on them.
    1 point
  43. Excuse me???? Stop what????
    1 point
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