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1. ## Vinyl - Record Spinning

Time for some beautiful jazz rock from a classic album Artist - Steely Dan Title - Aja Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/6260980-Steely-Dan-Aja
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21. ## Steve Guttenberg interviews Roy Delgado (announces new Jubilee)

Dang.!!!! You wouldn’t put a guy on the spot would ya….. 👏😄 If your in the “Underground Jubilees club” you have a system that is capable of exceptional performance and I consider the addition of a 1502 or 1802 sub as something very important if you want to take your system to another level in musical revelations and realism and I have to say I greatly underestimated how important the ability to solidly perform with high quality and low distortion down to 18Hz was with many of my recordings. The Heritage Jubilee design I would consider as cutting edge with groundbreaking performance and is a must hear if at all possible. miketn
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22. ## Jokes?

People call me self-centred. ...but that’s enough about them.
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23. ## Vinyl - Record Spinning

Written predominantly for piano / keyboards A debut solo album for Genesis member Tony Banks He played piano, bass & lead guitar and percussion on this album A little melancholy at times but some tracks shine bright Artist - Tony Banks Title - A Curious Feeling Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/6273993-Tony-Banks-A-Curious-Feeling
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26. ## Vinyl - Record Spinning

I got this one better washed: Plus eerie cat...
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27. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest

I thought everybody got high on nail polish when they listen to their stereo.... Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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28. ## Cheap forum amp

Curious—you mentioned the carver 275 and tube cube threads. Would it be appropriate (or not appropriate) to mention the Reisong A10 (6w), $399 or A12 (also 6w),$499? Seems like these offerings hit that “affordable” range and are recommended by many. Just asking’.
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29. ## Morning fun

Peppermint oil and moth balls ( poor little guys ) are on the list, have a new hepa pet vacuum on the way as well.
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30. ## Has anyone ever refinished/sanded the aluminum trim on La Scala Industrial speakers?

I’m thinking of doing it on mine. Starting off with a very fine grit like 320 and working my way up gradually to finer grit to get a nice smooth and even finish. I personally like the “road worn” look of my LSI but I think they will look pretty sharp if I can bring the trim back to what it looked like in 1987 when they were made. Any input, suggestions, comments, concerns or repudiation warmly welcomed 😎 -Gil
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31. ## What's a Newbie gotta do to message?

Thanks, billbob!
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32. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest

Re Audience Hidden Treasure outlet. Not only do these guys compete with Tesla and Einstein with their pulsing of electrical currents to “condition” the electrical connections but they delve into metallurgy also. To think they have developed their own “proprietary Rhodium” is very impressive and further proves their competence in all things audio. This, along with technically well written mumbojumbo, leaves me no choice but to place my order. I’ll take half a dozen -
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It will most likely be considered an integrated amp without tone controls. I haven't decided how many inputs it will have, obviously just one input will keep the price down not needing the extra RCA jacks and selector switch. I may just have a 'base' model with one input and if anyone that wants to order one with more inputs that's fine it will just cost extra in parts. Same with a subwoofer output, if anyone has specific needs I will just make their amp specific for them with the changes. All will have volume control of course. As for tube rolling, the circuit is not dependent upon the tubes for performance, it will be very forgiving to differences in tube linearity/performance. It will not be an open loop amplifier like many SET amps where the distortion and sound quality weighs heavily upon tube linearity, these open loop zero feedback amps can easily show significant changes with different tubes. For the techie types out there this amp has -20db of global feedback. Testing will be done with KT88 and all specs are for this tube but anyone can swap to KT90, KT120, and KT150 tubes for more output power. I don't believe in magic formulas for gear block chain. E.g. Tube preamp to SS power amp. I have found good equipment regardless of active component technology (tube/transistors) just sounds good no matter what. There is so much hyperbole around audio equipment it will make anyone's head spin like Linda Blair. Power amp needs to be able to drive tough loads and control the speaker which many tube amps fall short of doing. Solid state can usually do this well but often has other problems, mainly low level playback quality. I.e. the amp has low distortion at 350 watts but 1 watt doesn't have good sound quality. The goal of this amp is to bring high quality sound playback without all the fuss and big price tag. In my recent research of small companies I see on the scene for tube equipment I see absolute huge price tags and just awful circuit design. In majority of these amps very little thought is put into the actual circuit design and instead they just copy very simple circuits with very expensive parts and fancy looking chassis. I get it, people want good looking equipment and that is not a fault but I feel the circuit should always come first. If you are charging almost $6,000 for a SET amp that produces 8 watts at 8% THD and cannot drive tough loads well I don't see the point. The actual cost difference to making a better circuit is peanuts when you are charging that much for an amplifier so why not go the extra step and get modern performance with tubes. Many of these small builders do not even give the consumers any specifications and performance data. I don't blame them, I would be embarrassed too. That or they are very misleading with their specifications, I see often output power as one specification and then distortion as another. E.g. 8 watts per channel 300b amplifier, and on a separate line write less than 1% THD where being an engineer I know full well they are not reaching 1% THD at the 8 watts but that is how it may be interpreted to someone that doesn't know. Instead it's 1% THD at 1 watt output and 8% THD at 8 watts. These builders often try and not answer technical questions in public forums as they know they are misleading the consumer. All too often these people just love to build tube gear but unfortunately do not have a proper education enough to really design a good circuit so they just copy simple circuits with boutique parts. 1 point 34. ## Looking for replacement amp / amp repair SSUB12 reach out to member @ngen33r he may be able to repair the original amp for cheaper than a new incorrect one. 1 point 35. ## Comedies and Records, A forgotten Time We used to listen to Bill Cosby. FiresignTheater and Cheech and Chong came later. My grandmother had Spike Jones 78's 1 point 36. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest Ah yes, THERE is the question. 1 point 37. ## Signal Chain Help (spend my money) Fabulous classic! If all the switches & controls are cleaned & quiet, and the autocorrelator & peak unlimiter work OK, the 4000 is a tour de force of features and performance, including an SQ matrix surround decoder which musically blows away any Dolby processing, IMHO. 1 point 38. ## No love for Firefox anymore on the Klipsch Forums? Nice clock, JJ. 1 point 39. ## Forte III Upgrade?? Right, because I just make up random crap just to sell stuff. Look, I'm stuck with some Forte 3's at this point. I'd love to move them. I have also been lobbying for Klipsch to be able to provide an upgrade kit because I believe that Forte 3 owners should be able to get the better sound without having to buy Forte 4's. Literally, Klipsch, please make upgrade kits so I don't have to sell 4's to 3 owners. So there's that. 1 point 40. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest "enhances the electric and magnetic conduction of your system". Wait, what? I have to conduct magnets through my system now? What kind of magnetic conduction do I get through non-ferrous metals? So many new things to worry about. 1 point 41. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest No, but I got my sphincter bleached! 1 point 42. ## Have You Ever Painted Your Stereos Nails? Be Honest Makes sense. When your nail polish gets you super high, you must then paint your stereo's nails with pure silver nail polish. 1 point 43. ## Serious Speakers I saw a pair of VMPS's at Today's Audio just outside Flint, MI years ago. Looked like something out of Dr. Who. Then there's the Genesis 1.2's 1 point 44. ## Jokes? Gallimaufrey: 1 point 45. ## Cheap forum amp I would rather see a SE instead of PP. To me personally a push pull tube amplifier sounds much like a good PP A/B SS amplifier. To experience the magic and totally different sound most have never heard SE tube is the way to go. Less intimidating for a beginning builder as well with it's low parts count. 1 point 46. ## Cables, Coffee, Cycles, and Cocktails 1 point 47. ## Cheap forum amp I started this thread for as much feedback from people as possible. If folks want a little 'sizzle' and up the target price to say$500 that's fine with me. I am trying to figure out what people consider inexpensive. Originally this idea came from a mix of two threads, the tubecube 7 and the Crimson 275. I mean the more I look at similar offerings (quality 15 watt single ended tube stereo amp) $500 is peanuts compared to what I am seeing for commercial offerings. The reason I am leaning towards SE is because I believe the majority here using tubes have push pull amps so why not make something everyone wants to try but doesn't want to spend$4,000 for 15 watts. Honestly I also am leaning that way because I prefer SE and feel it can work very well with Klipsch speakers. I have heard and owned so many amplifiers and I also have the ability to build myself anything I want to try if it isn't offered commercially so I like to think if my ears have landed on SE amps as sounding the best it's for a reason. Clearly it isn't just vanishingly low distortion as SE typically will have more vs push pull so something else is at play here. I surmise it's just more natural to how we hear in nature, sound propagates through the air in a single ended fashion. Fluid dynamic equations clearly show the peaks of the waveform travel faster than the low energy troughs making whole process non-linear and rich with even harmonics dominant with the second harmonic. Processing this type of information is natural to us, our brains say 'normal' and we relax and feel we can just listen endlessly without fatigue. Sadly if one owns an amplifier that can't be dynamic and clean enough we don't get to enjoy the benefits of the topology. Wave equation that accounts for non-linearity up to the second harmonic where p {\displaystyle p} is the sound pressure, c 0 {\displaystyle c_{0}} is the small signal sound speed, δ {\displaystyle \delta } is the sound diffusivity, β {\displaystyle \beta } is the nonlinearity coefficient and ρ 0 {\displaystyle \rho _{0}} is the ambient density.
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FL & TX are where to be now-a-days for business, taxes, health and cost of living. In the 90s my income went up 20 + % just from reduced taxation. Not sure how long it will hold true though. Both kinds of coyotes came to CLT the last couple of decades. Some folks in the "proper" zip codes had their precious coiffured pets out overnight unattended and would wake to evidence of malfeasance. Now if we could get the weatherman to get back to his job instead of doing dc crap. Ever seen two hours of "Heavy Rain" look like this? It ain't pretty here but it's shelter for now. Got up at 2 to hit the head and man that rain was loud on the windows on the e se side!
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49. ## Questions about the Juicy Music Blueberry Extreme w/Cream and pCat Monoblocks

I own an un-creamy Blueberry Xtreme and Pcats! The BBX I acquired in a trade with Mark (for a pair of walnut Belles). I love them! I don't listen nearly enough these days (that room is overloaded with misc. crap), but they're sitting there waiting for me. When Mark first joined the forum, he lived about 20 miles North of me, in Healdsburg, CA. Forum member Clipped & Shorn and I visited him several times, brainstorming and working on some modified Dynaco amps. He hadn't yet developed his Juicy Music products. Mark is a very interesting guy, to put it mildly. He swung from a totally tubular analog setup, to a super pared-down iMac-based digital system. He tried Klipsch speakers, but also played around with smaller speakers, and flat panel single-driver speakers. He also collected (and got rid of) classic guitars, refurbished and sold vintage tabletop radios (bakelite and others). In short, he got into things intensely, then got out with the same vigor when another challenge (or activity of interest) called him. He even self-published a book on nutrition https://www.amazon.com/Food-Fuel-Like-Bird-Queen-ebook/dp/B01ETSX104/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords="mark+deneen"&qid=1616863603&s=books&sr=1-1 !! He's now living in the Palm Springs area (moving from Ferndale in Northern CA). Deep thinker, very intelligent, and quite opinionated. I haven't been in contact with him for a few years. S So, in short, buy 'em when you see 'em!
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