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  1. It seems that a lot of us have been in some accident or another, getting hurt. I didn't need to think very hard what album to take out to break the curse! The album artwork says enough! To all of you: get well soon!
    6 points
  2. Sorry for your injuries all. I would nurse you if were there. A woman's kiss would make it feel better.
    4 points
  3. Klipsch Cats 😂 they know what sounds good
    4 points
  4. You can also correct the nuts on the threaded rods so that everything is in balance
    4 points
  5. I´d love to spin something, but: Beleagured by my cats...
    4 points
  6. Call me old fashioned But a TT belongs on the top shelf
    4 points
  7. Today , 3rd.of october , we celebrate the 33rd. anniversary from the german re-unification . Time to say again " Thank you to our alley The untited states of America " and especially Ronald Reagan with his historical speech " tear down this wall " in Berlin
    4 points
  8. I can add to these 'mishaps'. First, I am safe, and UNhurt, NO heat involved. We had strong and heavy rains here, my gutters were full of pine needles. So, when there was a break in the rain storm, I got out my 6' ladder. Had a metal hook and climbed the ladder to free one end of the gutters, GOOD, drained out the spout with a flood like force . Moved down the other end of the home (54' to the right), set up the ladder, checked the footing to be sure. Climbed up, one step from the absolute top of the ladder, again, NOTHING to hold onto. All good, reached up with the hook...............LEFT FRONT leg of the ladder decided to sink into the ground behind the shrubbery. Ladder goes to the left, I go to the right, free falling from 6' and land straight on my back, legs tangled in the ladder, head bounced on ground too!! I lay for a couple seconds there, upset at what happened, realized I was NOT HURT, took the ladder up, had to straighten the bent thing, climbed right back up and got the jog done! At 70, feeling lucky, happy I did not break anything! A week of scary things for us music lovers huh ?? Take care, be safe my friends!
    4 points
  9. Hopefully it's not contagious! lol
    4 points
  10. Just got this old Bogen going. It has 6DW5 output tubes and dc filaments. Interesting.
    3 points
  11. Catching up here. @MicroMara WOW! That HURTS!! Just to look at. I am so sorry you are dealing with this type of injury @GWSmith I do wish you would employ a neighbor to "Steady" your ladder, a spotter that is recommended by safety organizations. I fear for you come Xmas lights time! I share my thoughts KNOWING I am just as guilty here... Just as guilty My thoughts are with you all No spinning today (Yet) going to be doing some wire routing (re-wiring) to chase down an intermittent hum I heard last night. Be careful and get well quickly! Tim
    3 points
  12. Fair enough I hope it’s position changes to a higher shelf by the time your age reaches the 60s and 70s
    3 points
  13. I expected as much as well, these drawers are quite flexible. But i will only fully extend them if I need to work on the TT or for changing LPs. Half-way out it´s fine. What exaggerates the situation is this: The whole rack is tilted backwards a little. After adjusting front height, I´ shure I can loose some ot the washers under the TT. 🤔 You may not believe it, but usually I sit on the floor infront of my system. So having it on the lower shelf is actually more comfortable for me. 😉 I value Your input Guys!
    3 points
  14. Juxtaposed to Mark's criticism, I'd say the Internet is life, itself. Live it. Do good with it. You are given the power to help millions of people with a fraction of the effort it would have taken 50 years ago. Of course, there are also the devils out there, using it as a tool to exploit more efficiently than they could before. Would you rather cede your ability to help people because of the devils? If so, the devils win. God puts it out there. What you do from there is who you are.
    3 points
  15. Last one for today. My first dip into Deep Purple. This is one of three DP LPs I was given by a fellow member over in the Dual Forum, thanks!
    2 points
  16. What's the prediction now of the date the world will come to an end?
    2 points
  17. Most Klipsch speakers sound their best in a corner, or at least near a wall, so that “audiophile” recommendation of putting your speakers out in the room does not apply here. The only slight exception is the Forte, which has a passive radiator on the back, so it needs to be maybe a foot from the wall behind it.
    2 points
  18. Think it would be wonderful to listen to them break-in. Finding their legs, so to speak.
    2 points
  19. Congrats on the new speakers. Some here would say break in is BS. Correction; most here would say that. I had Forte IIIs and Cornwall IVs. For me it was around 200 hours for things to get really interesting, and 300 hours before there were no more changes. YMMV
    2 points
  20. I am proud to be an American and The United States of America works best when we have global allies like Germany helping us achieve our shared Goals!
    2 points
  21. I did not want to anticipate, but exactly what I thought is now visible. When the drawer is extended with the weight of the Dual tt, this construction loses its stability. I would reconsider this
    2 points
  22. [Continued from previous post] Cinerama in our theater (Smilebox) Looking toward the back wall. My wife built the diffusors, and eagerly put them up, along with shelves, absorbers, etc., and solved many problems. For a few films from the magnetic era I sit at the desk behind the couch so I can fluidly ride the Volume control to put back the orchestral and effects dynamics they compressed out, e.g., the ship splintering in Ben-Hur (1959, 70mm and 6 channel ultra dynamic stereo in a 70mm theater), and the music in several places, when they mastered the dialog too high, or the music & effects too low. The volume control manipulations can’t be seen on screen. The Right Font corner. Looking down the right wall. [ran into the 2MB limit again, I guess we don't need the left wall
    2 points
  23. Here is Gary’s and Annie’s Music Room/Library/Home Theater. Captions are below each picture. The room is 25 ft by 16+. wide, with a sloped ceiling, highest in the rear, that averages 10 ft. Full range Audyssey took out a few peaks, and we love the clarity, the convincing tonality, the clean transients, and the effortless, wide, dynamic range. We think our sound closely resembles the character of the orchestras we have listened to “live.” Entering. Annie and I deliberately did not fill the shelves with books, but put art objects and artifacts on them to provide diffusion and slight absorption. The front wall. The wall is covered in fabric, and hides the center channel speaker, which is a modified Belle Klipsch which is flush mounted in a bump-out sticking out of the other side of the wall. Flush mounting gains us 1 to 3 dB in the bass, and some bass extension, as well. It is a good timbre match above the 40 Hz Audyssey measurement says is the F3. The Belle is raised so that the tweeter is the same height as those in the Khorns. We put stock upgrades in the Khorns; they have the same guts as ones made in 2018. The fabric on the wall is acoustically transparent, as is the projection screen. With both fabrics in the way, we get about -1.75 dB at 16K. Audyssey compensates for that. The bump-out also contains a subwoofer, and quite a few diffusers. The front wall with the 130" wide (not diagonal) AT screen down. The screen height is such that someone with tri-focals can see the whole image through the tops of their glasses. Screen shot from the Main Viewing Position. This is what Panavision & CinemaScope look like. [continued on next series I post -- ran into the 2MB maximum]
    2 points
  24. That is one point or there can be some DC/AC unbalance on AC side. It increases mechanical humm. In this case DC-Blocker circuit could be used. Some don't recommend this for power or integrated amplifiers.
    2 points
  25. (4) My surrounds are Heresy IIs, which aren't as good as my front speakers (updated Klipschorns and a modified Belle Klipsch center), IMO, but keeping bass out of the H IIs, letting a sub do it, worked wonders. My FL, FR, and C crossover to the sub at 60 Hz, and the H IIs crossover at 80 Hz. (5) See (4) ....................... Many SACDs of classical and some of jazz are still available, including some new issues.
    2 points
  26. Dang, well that's three. So hope the worldwide accidents stop with these, they're bad enough.
    2 points
  27. We are the walking wounded by the looks of it I fell at work last week and bruised the patella on the left knee but I kept on working with a limp All good now - Arnica cream is great for my situation And Arnica cream should work for burns as well George
    2 points
  28. You too George, get well soon! Gute Besserung!
    2 points
  29. Yes! That would be the Same one
    2 points
  30. Good question! The short and simple answer is this is the recording I grew up on/with, was the required reference to how we would perform the Brandenburg's and was to be our Hear all, Dream all, Feel all, ..etc assignment. At least it was Bach to listened to thousands of times, over n over again. Very Strict Conductor!
    2 points
  31. Almost done, another coat of wax and the 1218 can move in.
    2 points
  32. Ok, even if I was not meant, here is my humble attempt at a serious answer. The youtube video shown above is controversially discussed, e.g. by the professor from California, "Eric", answer no. 7 with 169 answers. I don't understand everything, but one should not make it too easy, e.g. by giving the layman the impression through the video that it is "only" about the electromagnetic fields around the cable and not about the electrons in the cable itself. Furthermore, I fear that this explanation of the video could be the basis why the speaker cables should be lifted from the ground. Behind this I suspect a notion, however gained, of a "liberation" of these electromagnetic fields by the air around them. I mean, it's not an Atlantic cable from my amp to the speakers. Distortions can certainly occur there if the shielding over 5000 km in length disturbs the fields. By the way, we don't usually have shielding on speaker cables. The electromagnetic fields pass through my carpet as well as through the air.
    1 point
  33. The Cornwall debuted in 1959 with a K-1000 mid horn. In 1963 the K-600 replaced it and resulted in the Cornwall II. [There were vertical and horizontal versions of both.] In 1981 the company's collective memory did not recall this update, as the "II" had dropped out of use years earlier. So then came the NEXT Cornwall II. Virtually the same scenario occurred with the Heresy!
    1 point
  34. Execution is not perfect, but it came togehther well enough. If I pull the board all the way out it will hang quite a bit. For spinning, half way out is just fine, all out is for tinkering purposes.
    1 point
  35. Sorry but, definition of a (hardheaded) bonehead? 🤲 😉
    1 point
  36. All capacitors have some tolerance, for bipolar electrolytic it could be 5% or 10% or even more (depends on brand and model, check datasheet). So even if you buy 100uF you can end up with 90uF or 110uF. Not sure if there is a point for investing in MKT or MKP for woofer but if you can afford it then there should be nothing wrong with this. You can also parallel electronical caps (or any other) to lower ESR. So if you combine 3x33uF you will get around 99uF and 3x less est than with single cap. If you will be lucky then with 6x33uF and precise meter you will get two equal pairs. But I would not be worry on few % differences. Drivers alone are slightly different too so anyway you never know how you will end without precise measurements, and I did not heard on any speakers that have non symmetrical crossovers.
    1 point
  37. Yeah but we get shot at all the time.
    1 point
  38. I’m an optimist, with just a little effort, their is hardly anything that can’t be learned via the internet, or at least get a general understanding of the topic . I’ve been able to expand my knowledge in so many ways through the years ,it’s unbelievable .And that’s just one important benefit, I remember before the internet ,just how difficult it could be to find important items that I needed ,it was hard for the buyer to meet up with the seller , (old car parts is a good example) the parts existed but where are they , and who’s selling ? Availability for everything has expanded tremendously . Now days I can get absolutely anything I need no matter how obscure or rare the item may be , or maybe through the internet I will discover a new and improved product that I was completely unaware of , it’s amazing.The market place has grown to worldwide access, for example I can buy a old Klipsch speaker part from anywhere in the country or world , cause those part are out there, and I have a powerful tool at my disposal to find those parts . These benefits also apply to the thousands of businesses that now have access to an infinitely expanded market. Need an out of state weather report, a trip to Vegas , flowers for the little lady , fill out a job application, order dinner, pay a bill , get an Uber ride ,most use the internet .My wife is a bit old fashioned though , always physically shopping around for difficult to find items , I help her out , I get on the iPhone ,order , next day its in her hand , she seems so surprised. As with all technology , unintended consequences abound , I think the internet is here to stay.
    1 point
  39. Von Karajan directing the Brandenburg Concertos... must be like Pink Floyd covering Pete Seeger. Oh! They did that, with The Wall! On a serious note, I love Bach and I love Von Karajan! What makes this particular recording special, in your opinion?
    1 point
  40. Still NoS and in collectors condition is mine 😉
    1 point
  41. Starting my day off with a bit of the pipe..s
    1 point
  42. I listen to this on my new 1995 Cambridge DACMAGIC 1 too. I bought it used this weekend for €220 (~ 215$), it's almost new and the sound is 😜 & 😍
    1 point
  43. The answer here is more of an emotional one than a rational one, I've found. I have said on many occasions on this forum that once you get to Jubilee (or K-402-MEH) performance levels, the amplifiers make a lot less difference. Since I listen for the decays and the very sparkling highs of orchestral and other natural acoustic music that others here may not value as much, I like my First Watt F3 for that last 1% or less of "presence", but the truth is that--if you swapped out my F3 with one of my D-75As, I might not notice the difference. That's how little difference that I've found there really is--once you dial-in the SPL and phase response--using a good compression driver (like an Axi2050, for instance). EDIT: One of the things that I have found is that there are amplifiers that have inherently higher modulation distortion--that sound opaque and dull--uninteresting. These amplifiers are usually on the bottom of the price lists (but not always). I'd recommend class AB or class A amplifiers--not class D, but you can certainly try anything that you desire. Chris
    1 point
  44. Small rooms have significant issues activating/filling up all the below-Schroeder-frequency room modes to even out the infrasonic and deep bass response due to the relative density of room modes as room dimensions decrease. So having multiple subwoofers will definitely allow the activation of all the deep bass room modes via placement of the subwoofers at the nodes and anti-nodes of those room modes. It also significantly decreases the required motion of the woofer diaphragms (square root of 2 reduction in maximum displacement for every doubling of the diaphragm area or horn mouth area of the subwoofers in-room). Geddes' and Toole's method of increasing the number of subwoofers in-room is a good approach. Your ears are younger than mine, and your listening room is quite a bit quieter (and no doubt due to your extensive acoustic treatments) so a lower noise floor is probably desirable in your case. My room, perhaps not so much, and only if my middle ears happen to be clearer than usual because there aren't threshold levels of offending pollen/mold spores in the air. Chris
    1 point
  45. If you want to have adjustable crossover frequencies, then you'll have to go analog passive to the inputs of your two amplifiers--like the following, and disconnect the internal passive in the loudspeaker: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vidsonix-VCB-100-Speaker-Passive-Crossover-Design-Box-Variable-Analog-DIY-NEW-/350429633168 Here's a review by Nelson Pass, et al.: https://www.audioxpress.com/files/attachment/2625 Chris
    1 point
  46. By the way, one reason why I highlighted the 500 Hz minimum frequency thing: the MEHs that I plan on using (5 surround channels) will have one compression driver covering 500-20000 Hz, so phase correction of this band isn't really required. The only thing that is required is paying attention to the phase shifts in the crossover filters, and the use of Bessel crossover filters (almost as good as Gaussian in that regard) at ~400-500 Hz will reduce that crossover phase shift to a minimum. But FIR filters will also handle these issues, too, if you've got them available. What I'm looking at is the elimination of the additional D/A-->A/D from the output of the preamp to the input of the DSP crossover using the PC bus interfaces that Ellery found. It would be nice to be able to package all of that into an integrated package for those folks that might be a bit overwhelmed with the technology, but still want the superior sound that you can get out of them... Chris
    1 point
  47. I certainly have nothing against FIR filtering--in fact, the only downside is a little added delay, but usually not anything that can't be handled (vis-à-vis loudspeaker channels not using FIR filtering in the same setup) with a preamp or other DSP means to balance the delays. FIR filters are the only ones that allow the user to simultaneously control amplitude and phase at the same time, and phase-coherent loudspeakers are a big, big deal in terms of what your ears tell you is "better". Once I get through the near-term MEH stuff and get a handle on Class D amplifiers to simplify my amplifier rack (hopefully reducing the need for class A amplifiers that heat the room), I intend to turn my attention to exactly what Ellery has done above and replace my preamp processor with the PC-based system that Ellery is showing. I've got to make sure, however, that my significant other can also run the system if I'm not here. So that will be an additional capability (i.e., simplicity of operation) that I have to achieve at the same time. Chris
    1 point
  48. I'm sure you will get lots of answers here, but I would recommend you email Craig Ostby of NOS Valves who is recognized as being very knowledgeable in the operation and restoration of these Scott units. http://nosvalves.com/
    1 point
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