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  1. @MeloManiac I suspect your donation of clothes will more than balance the scales. Nice purchase!
    4 points
  2. Feeling guilty... Let me explain why. Some of you will know that in the past two years I started buying vinyl records again, new and used, and I was in need of additional storage. I used some apple crates up to now, but wasn't completely happy with those. So this morning, we went to a local thriftstore, where they sell used furniture. I found exactly what I needed. A small, massive pinewood cabinet to store cds and vinyl records. I rolls on 4 wheels of a quality they don't make anymore. I used some wood re-newer on it to bring back its shine. It has a nice patina. I live in wood home, something quite rare in Belgium, btw, so it fits the style of our house. So why guilty? In that thriftstore they charge per metre, so I paid €1.8 for it. That's not a typo, I paid less than 2 euros for it! My teenage daughter cleaned out her wardrobe, so I'm going to bring the clothes she grew out of to the thrifstore, to set the balance right... Some of the clothes she wore just once... Imagine listening to a vinyl record just once... What a shame would that be. Anyhow, glad with my new vinyl records storage cabinet on wheels.
    4 points
  3. Coffee at 6:30 pm? Why not. It's been chilly and this old place heats unevenly, so I put some wool on. Made some malted mochas with a heavy Ovaltine mix. After dinner it doesn't have to be black coffee for me, that's my breakfast staple. Snow has stopped, it was just enough to look like a good frost. At least my hands are warm again!
    4 points
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  5. In honour of Meatloaf With Ted Nugent
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  6. Thanks for the advice folks! They turned out great.
    2 points
  7. I literally just gasped out loud when I read that you threw your ALs in the trash, lol. That’s what the Garage Sale section and eBay is for. Posterity at the very least. Plus all that junk about another man’s trash... Glad to “hear” you like the results though. The AL-3 was in the first pair of LaScalas to cross my doorstep and even though I had bought A/4500s and CT-120s in anticipation of using them, I never felt the need to even try them until several years later in different pair.
    2 points
  8. The misconception of more power means better sound is alive and well. Evident in this amplifier and the power rating misrepresented in his ads and spec's. A very good amplifier, from all that has been said on this thread, that the seller thinks needs over rated power specifications to create more sales. I remember too well the power wars of the 70's with all the big players creating bigger and bigger amplifiers. I have been restoring some of the 70's lower power receivers and amplifiers and even ones with 15 watts per channel drive some 85db bedroom speakers plenty loud and sound really good.
    2 points
  9. Saturday evening with Pavlov’s Dog Artist - Pavlov’s Dog Title - 1 - Pampered Menial Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/8964912-Pavlovs-Dog-Pampered-Menial Title - 2- Pavlov's Dog – At The Sound Of The Bell Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/2535660-Pavlovs-Dog-At-The-Sound-Of-The-Bell
    2 points
  10. Dear Bob Carver, We know the amplifier sounds good, 2 watt amplifiers also sound good but that was never any part of the criticism towards the Crimson 275. What the concern is that you and everyone else that has responded that is monetarily invested with the sales in this amplifier is dodging any sort of explanation to why the amplifier does not meet advertised specifications. That's great you made a nice sounding amplifier, but why not be transparent and provide the actual real world performance instead of a very bloated version of them? Your specifications, along with the retail price are pretty clear, 20-20kHz 75 watts no more than 1% THD. Power is not actually any measure of quality, as mentioned a 2 watt amplifier can have amazing sound quality and fantastic measurements. Power is merely relative to what the consumer requires for his/her listening pleasure. So I ask, why inflate the power specification? Surely you have been in the business long enough to know how amplifier power is interpreted by how you presented it. How it is currently stated your amplifier should produce 75 watts into 8 ohms between frequencies 20Hz and 20kHz with less than 1% THD. Pretty clear if you ask me, and everyone that purchased it from you seemed to be under that impression as well. It is of no issue that your amplifier produces rated distortion and bandwidth at only 17 watts, power is not a means of measuring an amplifiers sound quality it's a relative quantity to who purchases it for their specific power needs. So again we are back to the sound quality of your amps are not under criticism, the false advertisement is. I think I can sum up your response to this issue with much fewer words. It goes something like this; My amp performs as designed (but not how it is presented in the sales literature specifications). We screwed up with the safety aspect so we will fix it for free. Also since we lied about the specs we will give you full refund. See that is much easier for people to understand without all the excuses and deflection. We know the amp sounds good, I am very happy to see you will resolve the safety issue at no cost to the customer or if they are unhappy with finding out the specifications are inaccurate and the amplifier cannot make the customers power requirements you will give a full refund. Cut through the public relations BS and be honest, glad you are making it right with people who purchased this amplifier. -anon
    2 points
  11. This stuff is the $hit. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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  12. Most people here are not even aware that I have been actively reading this Forum since 2006. My profile shows that I joined in 2016, which is true. It took me an entire decade to get up enough nerve for post #1 prior to that. No posts meant no account needed, for me during that part of my life. I am not regretful or ashamed I didn't actively participate then. If I had a question, I could easily find the answer, because I wasn't the first to ask. Eventually I got more involved in the hobby, gained more experience, knowledge, ideas, and felt I had more to add to the community, so I created my account then. I don't feel the need to catch up to anyone in post counts, but I do enjoy when my posts get a few likes.
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  13. I got this parts list and prices from critesspeakers.com to build a pair of La Scala's, now the question is how much is the wood/other parts and the labor to build the boxes (approx)? https://critesspeakers.com/prices-other_stuff.html La Scala Parts: Model CW1526 Pair: $320.00 (Woofers) Model CT120 Pair including hook-up wires $280.00 (Tweeters) Pair of A-55G/2 Drivers $535.00 (Mid drivers) (Series 1, Sonicap) $715.00 (crossovers) UPGRADED C401 Plastic 400Hz Horns. Pair $340 Mid Horns Total $ 2190.00
    1 point
  14. Beautiful , it's a flat matte finish , I need to repaint my metal k-400-k700-k600 horns , and I was hesitating , you just gave me the Right paint ,it's just what I was looking for -Tx
    1 point
  15. Just an idea; took my old frames to the local high school wood shop and had the instructor create a new set for me. They have CNC router tables. He refused payment.
    1 point
  16. That was a few years ago and I regret doing it now. The sentiment then was unanimous that the AL was no good at all. I regret at least not listening to them to get an idea of how they originally sounded. I think the AL-3 gives me that with whatever improvements.
    1 point
  17. 100 watts on a Heresy should be fine. At the moment I'm experimenting with a true all digital through-put front end with a tube power amp. Not quite the same thing as the hybrid you're using. There are very few tube amps that I'm satisfied with regarding bass. And I'm a bass player. But that's just my preference and always has been, even in pro bass amps. As always, if you hear distortion or stress in the system, turn it down. I always keep a sound pressure level meter near me when listening, not just for my ears but also so I have some idea of how much power I'm using especially when using low-powered amps. The other thing to remember is any amp can be driven beyond its rated power. Amplifiers are "gain" devices. The output is relative to the input. The so-called "volume" control is actually a gain control. In other words, with enough input, the amp can reach full rated output, or more, even though the "volume" control is at a low setting.
    1 point
  18. Umm, that is 80/100 on the Onkyo amp. Seems to me that shouldn't shut the amp down under normal circumstances. Trim level I do not recall seeing or setting? I have no idea to to change from relative to absolute volume either, sorry
    1 point
  19. It’s on very tightly and probably has been there since first installed in ‘77
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  20. Classic rock Japanese style
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  21. Best wishes for a happy New Year. I do not visit the forum as regularly as I should. I hope everyone is well. Bill James
    1 point
  22. I still have the cornwalls that were allegedly his. My first set of Klipsch.
    1 point
  23. I was looking at this. About $140. How does it compare to the BM786? I have a cheap one. $40 when I bought it in the 1990s: https://www.amazon.com/Velleman-DVM850BL-Hold-Function-Backlight/dp/B00068U24A I wanted something better, faster. Klein has a few meters between $50 and $100 that will work.
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  24. I believe they started mid '80's right after the CP-1's (pro Cornwall II's) similar in time with the transition from the HIP's to KP-250's. The "II" series didn't start until 2000, not sure if the originals were produced the whole time or not.
    1 point
  25. PROCEED AMP 5 (FOR SALE) $1,100 OBO (765) 749-9792 Cell phone (call Marcus) local pick up in Muncie Indiana (47303) This amp retailed at $4,995 list price. This is is an absolutely spectacular sounding amp. It can be used with either RCA cables or XLR cables. This 5 channel Amplifier is conservatively rated at 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 250 Watts a Channel into 4 ohms. It weighs 108 pounds. It produces crystal clear mids and highs and very clean and accurate bass. If interested and would like a demo give me a call (765) 749-9792. Thank you.
    1 point
  26. Thank you. It's been a lot of fun listening to them for the last couple of evenings. I ordered a Dayton Audio hybrid tube amp (hta100bt), but perhaps will pursue making one in the future. Currently they have been stained with Danish Oil. I'll probably do a couple more coats to make it a touch darker and then polyurethane them. I used these plans and had minimal issues. I found them in another thread on this forum. There were a couple pieces I had to trim with a router once the cabinet was assembled, which is probably due to a mixture of cutting inaccurately and 3/4" plywood being slightly thinner than its nominal size. I made all of the dimension cuts with a circular saw with a clamp-on saw guide (60 tooth blade).
    1 point
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  28. I would like to know more about YouTube Spinning. Can you please help me here. Thank you so much!
    1 point
  29. That one is fun @Subway
    1 point
  30. I don’t remember ever interacting with johnlw7 (he didn’t post much) but the thread linked below is especially poignant and worth reading through. Also, underscores the warm support on this forum and something to remember when discussions devolve into arguments - political or otherwise.
    1 point
  31. I've heard them read out about 100 different ways. I usually just say "torx", but at least three hardware stores around me will just look at you goofy if you say it that way. lol Cool. Nothing to do with my intention, but cool...
    1 point
  32. Do you need 2uF and 4 uF one piece each per crossover? Because you sent your first post it could be the case that I can not send private message to you before you had ca. 10 posts done in the forum. I guess you may not want to wait for so long time until JEM will send again to Germany, and TBH you must not pay too much to get the right caps which will match the impedance requirements of your nice vintage Cornwalls. I could help you with tips on which caps work well, at least as an interim solution until you get the caps you want. Are you able to solder? As a rule of thumb, buy either polyster types or paper in oil types. Polyester is what JEM offers and PIO you can get in good quality as Russian grades e.g. KBG grades google them, you can buy them on ebay from Eastern European dealers. The polyester types are available from the well known dealers on the internet, Mouser, Conrad and others. In total you are at about 3 to 6 € per cap.
    1 point
  33. I second that... I know that most Ace stores usually have a lot of that kind of stuff.
    1 point
  34. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for Supper yesterday. Tastes better from scratch. Was recovering from a fever I got as a side effect from having been given a certain vaccine booster shot. That was new. All is well now.
    1 point
  35. i think you're free to put conditions on a sale as long as everyone is clear on them up front. i think you were quite generous to let someone take your speakers home for a demo and return them if they didn't like them! (i'm not quite that generous -- i would have demoed them at my house, but that's it) good luck with the sale.
    1 point
  36. Some speaker manufacturers (plus some component) know the break-in claim is nonsense but allow it to persist b/c it helps reduce the number of people who return speakers b/c they failed to live up to expectations that were often set by wildly glowing reviews, online group-think, etc.. Some companies (not necessarily Klipsch) know if they specify a long-enough break-in time, people will simply grow accustomed to the sound of their new speakers and become resigned to keeping them. Or maybe they'll go back and reread the glowing reviews and will simply convince themselves. Do you really think PWK would support the idea of 400 hr breakin period?? Of course not. ..Nor did Bob Crites. ..In fact he said it took a mere few minutes.
    1 point
  37. My understanding is you may find something close, but the original style cane material is no longer produced.
    1 point
  38. Is it totally necessary that you sit close to the back wall? The best listening position is often described as one-third of the way into the room, which gets you further away from the strong reflected sound coming off the back wall and blurring the sound. My living room is 18’ x 19’, with only half a wall on one side. The sofa is about 6 feet from the rear wall, which leaves enough room for 3 surround speakers (Left Surround, Centre Rear, and Right Surround) behind the sofa, for a 6.2 system when I’m not listening to 2-channel music. It works out well sonically, and the TV is still 12 feet away, so there’s still some useful space in the room. If you arrange your seating so that your speakers are not so far away, you’ll need less power and get a wider apparent (wider angle) sound stage, plus you may find that you can hear more low-level details in the music, even at lower volume levels. There is one seating position to be avoided. That’s in the middle of the room, where you can often find a big bass dip, no matter what kind of subwoofer you may be using, but few rooms are shaped to make sitting right in the middle a logical choice.
    1 point
  39. You should search the forum for Speakerlab. There has been plenty of discussion. There are Speakerlab catalogs on line too. Google is your friend. As mentioned above, Speakerlab in Seattle made kits and an assembled version of their SK. Apparently PWK sued or threatened to sue over trademark issues related to the "SK" use. His patents on the model had expired. They stopped making them and IIRC they had another bass horn offered for a short time. Speakerlab offered plans, drivers, horns, crossevers, and wooden parts. What they offered in vereer was distinctly different in shape from what you photo shows. It appears the constructor was mimicking the K-Horn model B. Their crossovers varied with one version having variable L pad and another having switches. What is shown is neither from what I can tell. Addition by edit: I have some recall of picture showing the Lpads moved to the face of the tophat where the mid and tweeter are located. Therefore it can't really be determined just how much of the crossover shown is from Speakerlab. Further, SL had some instructions where crossover components were stuck to a board using RTV. All this can look very primitive but I think there is no adverse effect on actual electrical performance. The comments about donuts and toilet bowl seals are just the guys being funny. They are very likely wax dipped inductors. It really isn't possible to say that they don't work properly in the SL design, such as it is. WMcD
    1 point
  40. Let me suggest that you measure the resistance at the input terminals of the woofer(s). You should disconnect at least one wire feeding the woofer(s). Of course a good woofer will measure about 3.5 to 4 ohms. A bad one will be "infinite" or whatever your meter shows when the probes are not touched together (on the ohms scale). It is unlikely you will get any reading in between. Yeah, pictures! Let us know. WMcD
    1 point
  41. I would strongly suggest you use the 4 ohm output terminals on the McIntosh. The K-Horn goes down to that impedance in the bass and using 8 ohm or 16 ohm output terminals could very well cause the protection circuit to trip. WMcD
    1 point
  42. "Way too complicated" ????? PWK, then, was wrong. I don't think so. Edit: I see a possible ambiguity. I should should have typed: "If it is way too complicated and simply using a Y connector works as well, then this would mean PWK was wrong in the design." I didn't mean to indicate a time issue: i.e. that PWK was wrong (then) back in that day. I believe my little rhetorical device is clear though. Any confusion is regretted. WMcD
    1 point
  43. I think it is not just the horn . . . the cost of the driver is probably a big consideration with respect to home units. It is, IMHO, a bit discourteous to ask Roy for the reasoning of Klipsch's choices in business matters or technical matter and I'd never do it. Further, it wouldn't work! So why annoy friends? WMcD
    1 point
  44. Sweet looking amp Marcus. I purchased a few items from Marcus and have nothing but great things to say about dealing with him. Best wishes with your sale
    1 point
  45. Definitely go with the Legends. I owned KG 4.5's and 5.5's. I now have KLF 10's. I'm not sure if the 20's are necessarily worth twice the money (oh, what am I saying, I wish I could afford a pair of the 20's). I will say that I am very happy with my 10's, and they are a better speaker than the KG's. They defintely have a smoother richer sound than the KG's.
    1 point
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