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  1. Back in the 1980s, Dire Straits was hugely popular, and for me their first 4 or 5 albums were/are the best: Dire Straits (epinominous), Making Movies, Communique, and Telegraph Road, and then their live album Alchemy. Knopfler also had brought out soundtracks like 'Local Hero' and 'Cal'. By the time Brothers in Arms came out, they were so huge, filling stadiums, and I always thought that album was very polished and 'commercial', without rough edges - though the lyrics are a mixed bag, with a lot of sarcasm, eg 'Why worry' and 'Money for nothing'. In my pretty complete collection, I have one album not on vinyl, but on CD: Telegraph Road. Back then, I had it on cassette tape - the tape that introduced me to Dire Straits - and I found it so good that I promised myself this one I would buy on CD. Well, I eventually did in... 2018. The thing is, that historically, Telegraph Road was one of the first commercially available CDs. It did come out on vinyl, and so did Brothers in Arms, but back then, the hype was Digital and CD, not analog and vinyl... So I always find it kind of funny when people, myself included, post pictures of Brothers in Arms on vinyl, because when it came out, it was all about the digital quality!
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  2. Good advice in so many circumstances ...
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  3. That's great. Mine would have graciously accepted them, too. Then she'd haul them into the backyard and set them on fire. She's funny that way...
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  4. They might be running recount and rebuild tasks which will mess with images and avatars...hopefully they will all return to normal when the tasks are done running!
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  5. This is very true I've experienced this several times over the years it could also be that your listening position is smack square in the middle of a "dead spot." Play some bass heavy music at a decent volume and get up and walk around the room maybe behind your seat or near corners to see if the bass gets louder in other places of the room-- maybe a rearrangement could help if possible.
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  6. these are medicare scammers. I wait through the automated ad to get to a human. Then the fun starts. I had one of them swearing at me.
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  7. A reply to all of you who have commented on Janet. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes and yes she is doing much better but still some ways to go. It is kind of nerve wracking to see side effects of the stroke and wonder if this days speech and articulation woes mean a growing new problem or just normal recovery which does not always progress upwards each and every day.
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  8. The final Jubilee puzzle – What to do with the boxes? I didn’t have a place at my house for them unless I wanted them to occupy a bedroom or unless I threw out a bunch of stuff in the garage. Luckily, my ex-wife graciously offered to let me store them in the huge basement in her house. So, they made the trip (well, two trips) today in a pickup rented from Lowes. They now sit next to the boxes for the Forte originally owned by my ex-wife’s father that are now in her living room. Caesar the cat is unsure about this incursion into his empire. 😊
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  9. Think I've had about a thousand of those since I put my # on the national ad for the house last year. I let google answer it now if the # is unknown if they don't talk to me I block `em. Think the fist few that I answered sold my # to more lists!
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  10. So here's a drastic change from yesterday, but this make my rig shine so much more than my last post. Guy that I picked up the new DAC from can talk like me after a quart of coffee, we've texted back and forth on a lot of stuff including the Aqua La Voice DAC he's running now. This guy came up `cause I got to enjoy him playing on the front lawn of a church downtown during the first jazzfest held back home. This matinee was terrific. It was when "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was on the airwaves. Think this is years later, we all got older! Wow this guy can still sing & entertain!
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  11. The drivers and woofers are very close to our standard curve. I just wanted to add that extra touch in matching them.
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  12. quiet day here... no internet from early AM until mid afternoon. I had to entertain myself by buggering phone scammers. I've taken to talking gibberish to them....
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  13. Replaced my (Radian) center channel tweeter driver today, so now my left front, center and right front KPT-415 & K-402 speakers all have the Celestion Axi-2050.
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  14. or just stop by and ask for Roy.....ahhhh never mind, he's probably out fishing, besides, he's banned from the factory, something about someone finding a bass inside a speaker
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  15. All lurkers are confused until we unconfuse them and then reconfuse them. Please let the process play out.
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  16. I named it the jubscala when we played with it at a jubfest…..
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  17. @Bubba_Buoy And it could just be that a) they don't work in your room(s) like the other person had trouble with, or, b) they just aren't the speakers for you. Room acoustics can be a killer even with speakers that may be "known" to have good/decent bass. Sometimes it takes a sub, or subs, to get to that point. My upstairs room acoustics do that to me when I compare the bass of any speakers being on the long wall versus the short wall in a 15 x 28 room. Being on the long wall always gives me better bass but the layout is a little rougher. When on the short wall, there's more room nodes where I lose bass in my listening spot. I'm currently torn on wanting to put it back the way it was where I was sitting on the long wall and I was about 10 feet back so I'm less dependent on a sub (Sunfire HRS-12). What's the room dimensions? Is it carpet, wood, tile, etc? Are there rugs? Does the space behind you open up into another room as in open floor plan? Got pictures of the room? I doubt you have speaker or crossover problems but there's always a slim chance. What speakers did you have in the room before? How did they sound?
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  18. I like this guy's style. He's got a nice converted barn for music, and a Binaural head to record them playing. Doesn't waste words either. 👍
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  19. So I have a budding HT set up, and the LaScalas are not sufficient for some dialogue whereas my old cheap soundbar excelled. I want to add a center channel, and wanted to get guidance on what would make a good match (aside from a third La$scala). Maybe a Cornwall, Hersey, or Forte? The audio shop guy suggested a reference center channel, but that didn't make sense to me and wouldn't match very well anyways. Ideas?
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  20. I could be very happy with a 3.1. However, due to the influences of keeping up with the Joneses around here, I've got just a few more speakers and subs past the 3.1. I like your choices.
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  21. Been saying for years, as well as PRACTICING what I preach: ALL Klipsch speakers need subwoofers. Now except for the Jubilee which has one in there already.
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  22. Hi! Yep, the issues this morning were due to a server maintenance from our hosting company. All should be good now, Thanks
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  23. Transient response to most audiophiles is generally understood as a gauge to how quickly a speaker responds to signal . I’ve never considered transient response as being related to high spl .(unless the speaker is overdriven) I believe that the OP is actually more interested in maximum undistorted output, or when compression of some sort begins to effect output peaks . Actual Transient response would be better measured in a time domain rather than in amplitude or output capability.
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  24. Me also... After our divorce I actually invested with her brother on some property in Southern California... all in the family.
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  25. Luckily, my ex and I are still friends. We just decided we couldn't stand living with each other anymore. 🙂
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  26. If I don't know the number I don't answer it. I'll give ppl my number and tell them to leave a msg and I'll call right back. If they leave a msg then i call. No msg? Sorry about their luck. Off to the eye dude shortly. He's gonna kick me outta the nest, which is fine with me. Great way to spend another day! Ung. Supposed to get hot as balls with rain and storms coming thru tonight. Might just survive it. Those medicare calls and junk mail are insane. Nuff said on that one. Have fun with that. lol Play nice today! 😂
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  27. @Chad, It looks like some pictures have been lost from some thread postings and a few member's avatars.
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  28. Funny, as I was reading the OP's first post, this thought crossed my mind. So what is more important if one had to sacrifice one or the other, timbre matching or dialog? Would it be possible that the Heritage line could reproduce music accurately with great detail, but lack the ability to produce accurate dialogue that center channels do? If so, it would make more sense to me to find a suitable center that creates accurate dialogue over timbre matching.
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  29. Do you also have Walmarts? I found it interesting to go to a huge Walmart in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China. So different, yet so much the same. It's nice you get to store the boxes. I kept the boxes for my (much smaller) JBLs and used them when making over a dozen moves over 25 years. Still have the JBLs but finally let the boxes go.
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  30. I don’t believe that is PWK’s initials on the P. R. I. D. E. Label since it is missing the W of PWK and is instead was just the person in the sanding department for this pair.
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  31. I never shaved since age 18. 😀
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  32. They're notoriously picky about placement - separation, toe in, tilt back, distance from walls and corners. Experimentation IS required as a couple inches can make a big difference. Don't raise them very far off the floor. Future??? recap, new horn diaphragms, and a sub. While they're opened up, some seal the seams, some add bracing. The serial numbers should be stamped on the back edge and will lead you to the manufacturing date.
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  33. Sounds about right. The meaning is clear to all, as a name should be.
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  34. That would be Jubfest 2007 ….. 🙂 Pictures and it happened…….. 😆
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  36. A couple of very nice pieces right there. GLWS
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  37. Ahhhhh, the house smells like hot asphalt. Boys started re-paving the circle and two streets into it this morning. Lookin pretty good so with a little luck I'll be able to get outta here later if I want to. Hasn't been paved in 15 years so it's about time I guess. Too many people cut thru here on their way across town and home. I can't figure out why they think it's faster since there is a traffic light for a straight shot thru the area about a block south of here. People... City contracted w/some big company to come in and take the old stuff out and used a local paving company to do the city streets. Had I known they were doing the new blacktop I would have had the other guys take out the drive and write the check. I know the owner and all the guys on the local company so I know I would have gotten a deal on the new drive. Missed another golden opportunity. I'm slippin! lol
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  38. Nah. Why bother. I'm over it, and so is Islander. We have other topics to have Fun with.
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  39. Maybe we should refer to the JubScala, as the Speaker formally known as JubScala 🤓
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  40. On the hottest day of the year, 40°C coming this afternoon, Herb Alpert's mariacchi music is going through my speakers... 1966. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Alpert#The_Tijuana_Brass_years
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  41. Hey John , nice to meet you. Never thought anything about it , I’ll bet that we all sound a little abrasive from time to time , including myself ( not that you did ) , it’s the damn testosterone I think ,also the forum medium can sometimes give the wrong impression, nature of the beast I guess, keep the tweeters tweeting and have a great day.🤓
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  42. I have a 71 Mach 1 Mustang...it runs but needs a new carb and new tires in order to hit the road! I've been busy spending all my extra money on speakers and vintage audio gear...the Mach 1 got sent to the back burner, LOL!
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  43. For the jub, we break in the all the woofers and compression drivers in the lab. We also match the drivers for a pair. Shhhh!!! That’s a a secret.
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  44. Your plan is to figure out maximum playback spl for home use on a speaker that is capable for filling a 200-300 seat commercial theater? These aren't toys... you'll shoot your eye out.
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  45. It's me! The size of the beard varies with mood. Is yours gray? I've had mine since 1965.
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  46. you would be better of buying a high quality Multichannel amplifier , to not only have 1 center , but possibly 2 more speakers as in a 4.0 or 3.0 , nothing out there can beat Heresy Speakers for Vocals , 1 is great , 2 are even better since they share parts with the LS , @willland has a super nice pair of Heresy 1 for sale , dont miss that deal of around 600$ , the speakers are mint ,wood cabinets , grilles , badges , crossovers are recapped with updated parts , pay for shipping and you'll love the combination of LS with the Heresy .
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  47. I would take this question apart into separate concerns: 1) The Heresy and the Cornwall have very similar midranges and tweeters, the real difference being the woofers and box enclosure, so the question might be, "is the speaker too big to fit into my room?" I'd recommend placing either speaker into the corners of the room, toed in, if possible. There is a good article by Paul Klipsch where he describes why this works 2) The advantage of the Cornwall is that it is higher off the floor like a tower, with the midrange/tweeter near your sitting ear level. This is a good thing. The Heresy needs to be placed on the floor, not on a stand or on a shelf (trust me on this). As such, Heresy risers tilt the speakers back to compensate for their low design but you must have a clear line-of-sight to the midrange/tweeters with no furniture in the way or even close to the direct path between them and your ears. The Heresy also does better in the corners than along a wall. 3) Room acoustic modes: this is a real problem in small rooms. The room mode problem will be there for any direct-radiating speaker, including the Heresy and Cornwall. The problem with the Cornwall is the size of its box - it will reduce your options in room placement unless your room is basically empty and without problems of windows and doorways getting in the way. I would recommend looking at getting bass traps for the opposite corners of the room to trap mid-bass room problems, but the room modes will still be there to deal with. I would not put damping material into the room, but rather use diffusers if you have windows, etc. Where you put your listening position is critical in a small room- and typically you must stay away from the middle and along the walls to enjoy the same kind of experience that you had with the Cornwalls in a larger room. The next modes to look for are at the 1/3 dimensions of the floor plan and listening height off the floor and away from the ceiling, etc. 4) Ceiling height: If your ceiling is less than 8' high or it is vaulted, then you will likely have issues is selecting a listening position. Ceiling bounce is usually a big problem in houses and apartments. Floor bounce can be an issue, but small throw rugs help to diffuse the midrange a bit. Bottom line: If you have the resources for Cornwalls, your interior designer (i.e., WAF) can live with them, you can use bass traps in the corners, and you can select your speaker placement and listening positions easily, I'd opt for them because some day you might not have to listen to them in a small room. The Cornwalls will not sound the same in a small room, but I would also say that virtually any speaker worth having will have the same problems, unless you are thinking about bi-radiating speakers, but these will probably lose their resale value much more quickly, and I think that you will eventually become dissatisfied with any small speaker systems in a small room over time. Chris
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