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  1. Haaaaapy Thanksgiving , to @Chief bonehead @dtel @dtel's wife@Travis In Austin @CECAA850 @Tarheel @billybob@babadono @BigStewMan@BBBlue@grasshopper @The Dude@richieb @Ceptorman @Dave1291 @JohnJ Canuck @Islander@geezin'@geoff. @Pete H @jason str @DizRotus canuck @NADman German @MicroMara @dtr20 @Marvel@pcbiz @NBPK402 canuck @Zachk0 @Coytee @ClaudeJ1 @Thaddeus Smith @dirtmudd @teaman @mungkiman @KT88@Vince1966 @Westcoastdrums@Emile @EmilC @uteman1011@wuzzzer@Full Range@tigerwoodKhorns @Madman@Khornukopia@Schu @MMurg @wvu80 @Shiva @KROCK @jjptkd @sputnik
    24 points
  2. They just moved further north! I met my dad(Marvel) down in Murphy NC yesterday and picked up his LS. The nonprofit agency I work for was donating some servers and desktops to his work so we had this totally unsuspicious equipment swap in the parking lot after lunch. It was great to hang out and catch up over lunch before heading back up the Nantahala gorge towards home. The LS are settling into their new home. last night we managed to get them hooked up and listened to some music on YouTube before heading to bed. This morning when I woke up the two younger boys were playing Minecraft and it sounded great. The 8 year-old wanted to be included for scale. “I could almost live inside these” I’m looking forward to really running these through their paces over the coming weeks. Already, I can tell they are a bit more effortless than my H1’s that they are displacing. A huge thanks to Marvel for passing these down to me and the kids. Cheers, Josh
    15 points
  3. I've just received my first set of Klipsch speakers the Cornwall IV's and I am just amazed at these speakers. When I was young Klipsch was the brand to have but couldn't afford them. Well finally got my first pair, very happy with them. Mike
    14 points
  4. I will miss him, mostly in a good way, he would laugh at that. We talked alot over the years, let me tell you what that nut did once. He wanted to go to Pilgrimage one year so instead of flying into somewhere close to Hope he flew into Gulfport airport a day early so he could ride with us. What are you crazy I asked, now you have a 7 hour drive each way extra. Then he forgot to mention or didn't realize you need to get to the airport an hour early to fly back home so he had to catch the next plane. We had a few hours to kill so we went to eat at a casino and drove around a little then went back to the airport. We would tease him, Kevin Harmon who he loved would say your an odd cat Rodger, and he was, but he was doing much better over the last few years. L to R, Brandon Harmon, Rodger, and Kevin Harmon 2016
    12 points
  5. I have reinstalled my original K77 Alnico. Before I describe the comparison to the K77M and my K77 Alnico of remagnetization (from now on K77) I would like to say that I do not know exactly about the K77M if they have the original diaphragms. I have never opened them. I bought them in April from an ebay dealer. He had butchered a very good condition 1981 Heresy 1 because the parts bring more money. I saw all the photos because I was also interested in the K55V dual phase plug but the price incl. shipping and customs was absolutely unprofitable for me. So I strongly assume that the K77M have their original diaphragms because the Heresy looked like it had never been opened, really. My 6 months with the K77M. To put it bluntly I was very disappointed. For this reason my preface about the originality of the diaphragms. The M sounds flat and unfortunately also very metallic. It has more energy than my original K77 before remagnetization. I do not want to talk further about the M. It made the whole speaker sound "flat" and two-dimensional even without soul. The existing volume of the M did nothing to the overall sound of the Lascala. The M did not "marry". The K77 was already very emotional before the remagnetization...in quiet passages, mainly strings. But overall it sounded metallic and spiky in the negative sense. Now after the remagnetization I a) do not recognize the K77 and b) the whole Lascala sounds like transformed. My hope for effect that quiet strings sound so beautiful was completely exceeded. The issues reported about a K77 are absolutely reduced to a minimum. So the fried bacon hiss in particular. (As described in the other thread I will rework the openings in the motor board. this could also mean a positive effect in this context). But now the whole Lascala down to the bass sounds much more authoritative with joy making impulse with a grin on my face. The mids are much more articulate and there is no separation between squaker and tweeter. You'll just have to take my experience on faith. That's all I can do. It's such a big difference from the K77 M that I'm seriously tempted to put the M back in and record both tweeters in comparison. If it is more than psychological illusion then one must be able to hear the difference in comparison objectively on youtube with headphones. The frequency response of the K77 is now so that they are powerful in their lower frequencies and the highs are again existent that were no longer audible before the remagnetization. but they are very silky and pleasant on the ear. generally a softer slope than the K77M. Overall, the workshop measured a gain of 1.5 db. I asked for it again in writing today and they confirmed it. I wanted to have the measurement but they said that was not saved and it was measured in the near range and that is not so meaningful said the store. Anyway...the difference is significant. I am especially taken by how incredibly powerful impulses of snares etc. in the middle have now become. The diaphragms were tested (on one of the tweeters) against brand new ones. they did not suffer and were left original. With the K55V it was different. Their diaphragms had become much worse in contrast to new ones I installed. Next i will have my K55V remagnetized but i don't know if i will experience such a wow effect as with the K77 again. Anyone who has K77 alnico give them a chance before installing something completely different as a tweeter. My K77s have never been abused yet they have lost significant magnetic power over 44 years. Then the same will be true for your K77 because no one is younger than 42 years. Man am i glad i gave the K77 (and myself) that chance. All in all including shipping within germany it is 56€. A huge step towards the new originality of my Lascalas. Please believe me, not a single word is an exaggeration. And I have not smoked herbs....
    10 points
  6. Purchased a new 40+ year old recapped Sansui AU717 amp, and it arrived a couple of days ago Next day I gave it a light dust and clean ( it was already clean ) inside and rejuvenated the faceplate NOTE - I also purchased the companion tuner TU717 Here are some amplifier porn photos 😎 Today I had the chance to turn it on for a test and listen Decided to put on the Opus 3 - Test Record 1 Depth Of Image Brings back memories of my first Sansui amp and I’m in the zone again Happy as a pig in #*** 🤪
    10 points
  7. A special evening, a lot of family to remember...
    10 points
  8. Congratulations to Roy and the folks at Klipsch ! The newest version of the Forte was listed as a finalist for both Stereophile's Speaker of the year and also as Editor's Choice for Component of the Year. In looking at the reviews and the competitors' prices, It might make sense for Klipsch to raise their prices to something astronomical. Congratulations to all .... -Tom https://www.stereophile.com/content/stereophiles-products-2021-component-year
    9 points
  9. My wife and son after Friday night's game. He is a Senior and the season has ended closing the book on a game he has loved for many years. He was 4 year Varsity starter on both sides of the ball.
    9 points
  10. Certainly glad I picked this one up and hope you all can find it cause ya' ALL should snag it! John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with John Lee Hooker. First time on vinyl, recorded in 1999 and limited to 600 hand numbered copies on 180 gram white vinyl. I got 179 and it's totally sweet in every way. Double LP made in Germany. KILLER!
    9 points
  11. Time for some great 70s rock music and remembering the past This compilation album has most of the great tracks Artist - Deep Purple Title - 24 Carat Purple Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/1345085-Deep-Purple-24-Carat-Purple
    9 points
  12. Hi, @Mossy bottom Related to your pretty discs of Western Spagetti movie soundtracks A little off topic, sorry everyone, but a photo of my motorbike in the Tabernas desert in Spain Andalusia, where the Spaghetti westerns were filmed: splendid! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabernas_Desert Famous films were filmed at Tabernas : Un taxi pour Tobrouk, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, A fistful of Dollars, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, My Name is Nobody, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_shot_in_Almería ✌️
    9 points
  13. Good evening Folks, Starting the night with a real nice jazz three album set. Recorded Live at the Santa Monica Civic Center, on August 2, 1972. It has a ton of great musicians performing on it. From Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Philarmonic All Stars, which includes Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ed Thigpen, Count Basie, and Freddie Greene. Some cool hep cats!
    9 points
  14. This is actually part two of a few thoughts I have about this forum... It began over in the Vinyl Spinning thread Full Range started since I usually hang there or here cause that's me. So you may want to start over there. Or not start at all Finished up my system today so thought I'd share a few thoughts with you all. I'm not goin anywhere. So, suck it up buttercup. You're stuck with me. Feel free to opt out at anytime but you'll get a feather in your hat if you stick around You've NO IDEA at all how elated I am with what I put together. I do ZERO forums but this place was different.. PWK was amazing in every way. He did it ALL. I read the LS ads in the mid 60's and drooled a lot then cause I knew he was right. Yet wandered aimlessly searching even though I'd never heard them up here in Ohio. Down South yea but up here? How? Drooled over those raw birch... FINALLY I jumped but how to totally nail it? So I came in here so you can all blame @dtel since he was the first guy I actually talked to. He warned me about that "slippery slope" but no problemo. I was ready to go. So yea, it's on him. 😂 You ALL get feathers for those hats. I've learned so darn much reading and chatting with you guys. You've no idea. ALL my bases were covered in the 6 or so years I've been here. NONE of that would have been possible without you ALL. Seriously, met one heck of a bunch of good guys in here so thanks for everything. Ya head to this neck of the woods feel free to inbox me and lemme know. Again, thanks for everything. Yea, yea it's that "slippery slope" thing... *** Yes, if you read this and are wanting "The Rest of The Story" you have to go into Vinyl Record Spinning to pick it up. See what I did there??? Curiosity killed the cat. Or did it?
    9 points
  15. These taken a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon. Now, over the bridge, on the landing, a shot in both directions, not much happening on this day. Notice the guy on the little watchtower. Lifeguard, on duty. Working hard.
    9 points
  16. Let me begin by saying that I sense some natural discomfort from some “Underground Jubilee” owners with the introduction of the newly designed Jubilee. This happened with the introduction of the “Underground Jubilee” in 2006 with Klipschorn Owners and what I would like to point out and I experienced recently is if you listen to a 1954 Klipschorn, 2020 AK6 Klipschorn, Underground Jubilee or the newly developed Jubilee the quality of sound reproduction is awesome in so many ways that create an emotional connection with music that many of us covet and will never forget the first time we experienced it. If you are fortunate to own and enjoy any of these systems you have some of the best sound reproducers ever made and as the 1954 Klipschorn reproduction I experienced at the KHMA Feild House during this Chief Bonehead “Last Jubfest” event proved I would gladly own and be extremely happy with any of them. With that said here are my impressions of the Jubilee… The first impression and longest lasting for me was the overall absolute effortless most natural reproduction over the Jubilee’s full bandwidth (18Hz - 20kHz) that I have ever experienced from a loudspeaker with well recorded material. I’ve personally experienced this type of feeling to a degree with the “Underground Jubilee” and Drivers on the K402 such as the TAD-4001, TAD-4002, Radian 950BePB and the KPT-HLS-1502 prototype subwoofer but the new Jubilee takes this to another level that I believe most listeners will notice within a few minutes into good recordings. The Jubilee’s extension down to 18Hz is real and is as clean and natural feeling/sounding as the KPT-HLS-1502 prototype that I use with my “Underground Jubilee” as well as the La Scala AL5 ME systems. My one question about this area was the feeling based on the recording I was using (Andrea Bocelli- “Fall On Me”) and my experiences with my systems and a few others was in the frequency region somewhere below 100Hz and probably more in the 18Hz - 40Hz region was if it needed to be raised a few db because I’m use to a certain low pressure wave washing over and around me during this song and it was clearly there with the Jubilee but didn’t hardly reach the level I expected. Roy mentioned that it was possible to raise the LF Level and that might have resolved this question for me but there simply wasn’t enough time available for me to explore this option. Again maybe I’m running my sub a little hotter than I should and that was the cause of the difference but either way that was the only question I was left with and a difference that I’m certain I could easily adjust to my taste in my room. The attack and decay of instruments was accurate and wonderfully reproduced especially noticeable on many of the recordings using piano, drums,cymbals and string instruments. On good recordings the Imaging was excellent with very specific locations of vocals and instruments within the soundstage and these images possessed realistic life size qualities which I found extremely engaging. The movement of images in some recordings was as focused and smooth as I have ever experienced and again very engaging for me. The Soundstage and Imaging on good recordings was presented with Height, Width and Depth that was as good or better than anything I’ve ever experienced and this Imaging/Sound-staging capability will be something that can draw listeners emotionally deeper into recordings and is a highly coveted aspect of music reproduction for me. The Clarity and Inner-detail was also among the best I’ve experienced from a loudspeaker and the Jubilee was unique in my experience in that it exhibited these qualities across its full spectrum bandwidth of 18Hz - 20kHz and this makes it my new reference when comparing other loudspeakers in the future. The Jubilee reproduces sound in such a cohesive way that I really couldn’t describe or identify it as a 2-way loudspeaker but instead it truly reproduces sound as “One Complete Voice” for lack of a better description with no tell-tale indications of a crossover region or drivers/horns of dissimilar characters and I consider it as a new reference standard for me in this area as well. One last but very important observation for me was how the Jubilee reproduction quality in the Lab Listening Room here in Hope (which I have been fortunate to experience many times now since 2006) wasn’t altered as much by being in or out of the corner versus my past experiences listening to the “Underground Jubilee” and other Klipsch Loudspeakers in this same room and this was equally true of the Listening Locations where reproduction was very close to equal in quality with the least variation from seat to seat that I have ever experienced in this room and totally surprised me. miketn
    9 points
  17. Love the old house photos. I have a bunch I have taken in rural Vance County NC where we have a place. Lots of old abondoned houses and other structures. This is one of a crazy looking sunset earlier this year. Just my iphone.
    9 points
  18. a little masterpiece ..John Coltrane & Kenny Burell " The Blue Train Session " 1957 , re-issue on 180 gr. Vinyl, Label : Jazz Images 2019
    8 points
  19. I was very interested in the Jubilees and heard about their existence through this forum where I have been a member since 2006. First I posted about the restoration of my Klipsch Lascala at that time. The focus was on the optics, wood preparation, etc.. At some point I asked in a post how to buy a Jubilee. Someone very nice answered me and gave me the tip to write an email to Roy Delgado. I got his email address via PM. That was in summer of 2008. I hope I am allowed to write this after 13 years. I thought oh, this is a very direct line and I was too shy. But I took heart and I wrote the email though days later. All stars must have been in a very favorable constellation. After 15 minutes! I got an answer from Roy and everything else is history. I still have this mail today and keep it like a precious letter. The Jubilees came via the European headquarters of Klipsch. This minimized all customs and freight costs. So it was a straight purchase and I was stunned. Part of the lucky constellation of stars is that I bought at the time the Euro was at its all time high...$1.60 for 1€. All this together meant that it was (of course) not a small sum but not an arm and a leg. To be honest a new Klipschorn would have cost comparably much in the store in Germany at that time considering the "normal" way via all dealers and intermediate stations. And one can also assume because the Jubilee is an underground speaker no dealer cared as the Jubilee did not exist in Germany. No dealer could have officially said anything about the Jubilee. So one can say that my little story is about an underground deal of an underground speaker, so to speak. During this time I was suggested by an extremely friendly and cordial Klipsch forum member to join a small Jubilee group to exchange ideas. Based on this in 2009 I also came to Hope to participate in a class with Roy. It is one of the most positive stories of my hifi life and life in general. That is why I am so grateful to the nice small group of people involved in this story until my last day, and of course Roy first and foremost.
    8 points
  20. Good Friday morning to you all! A morning jolt of Derek & the Dominoes- In Concert.
    8 points
  21. Dave, Real nice run of Traffic records. I'm keeping with this soundtrack gig I have going. This next soundtrack was a real popular film in my circle of friends. Not because of the blonde on the motorcycle...It had some great musicians contributing like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, Jerry Reed, Big Mama Thornton! Vanishing Point
    8 points
  22. Beautiful La Scalas for sale... Klipsch La Scala 70th Anniversary model... #32 out of 70 pieces in Australian Walnut. Rare is the word here for this finish. 4500OBO BY FAR the best sounding pre AL5 La Scala II's you have ever heard... Located in Las Vegas, NV... NO SHIPPING, unless you arrange for everything... and I will help in anyway I can. One Small nick in the face... shown below. some small marks between the HF and LF that CAN NOT be seen... thanks Klipsch for putting big fat zip ties in there to mar the surface.
    8 points
  23. In memory of Graeme Edge, drummer for The Moody Blues, has passed away at 80 years of age.
    8 points
  24. On to side two... And a shot from inside the gatefold Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me.
    8 points
  25. Hello. That’s my Home Theatre Ukraine, Odessa Subwoofer - SVS SB16 Ultra x2 Front - klipsch RF7-III Center - RC-64III Surround bipole RP-502S Surround back RP 160M Celling - 5800 Klipsch Projector TW9400 Epson Amp Emotiva XPA 11 Gen 3 AVR Denon 6700 room: h - 2,62 W - 4,64 L - 5,7 Total 26,4
    8 points
  26. Thank you for that Miketn, that helps since I have not had a chance to hear them YET. I also liked what you said about the 1954 Klipschorn. I say this because Craig and I went and picked them up from the chirch who donated them to us and brought them to the Feild House. We had no idea what to expect or if they even worked but wanted to try them. Even with one tweeter out I sat there quite shocked at how they sounded. My first thought was that you could buy this kind of quality of sound in 1954, I had no idea it was going to be that good. A difference from the newest model Klipschorn, sure of course, but considering 67 years of time in between it made me realize how everyone of the improvements along the way was a fight to improve a great original design. Roy is a humble person and does not easily except how far he has advanced another one of PWK's ideas, but has made amazing improvements in many models. It's true Roy, you deserve to be very proud of your work since when Mr Paul put some of the ideas in your head for you to work out. He is smiling at you, you make him happy carrying on his dream further than he would have expected.
    8 points
  27. A great LP to play in the late afternoon or early evening. Its a beautifully constructed smooth rock LP So many great songs on one album Artist - Steve Winwood Title - Arc Of A Diver Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/690650-Steve-Winwood-Arc-Of-A-Diver
    8 points
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  30. Good Monday evening Friends, So nice to sit back and hear a great smooth album after a hard, but good day. The Jameson helps too... Chet Baker - Chet. 1958-1959.
    7 points
  31. well, not quite... but moved out of the way. They are going to older son on Friday, so the Heresy IIs are in their place with the MWMs as place holders until I get some cables wired up and the digital crossover wired up. The HIIs sound amazingly good for their size.
    7 points
  32. Garry you audiophile Gourmet ....she is beautiful but more important is that you havn´t discovered her McIntosh TT on the cover , yes it´s a nice typical Diana Krall Album, got the same .
    7 points
  33. Back cover of the gatefold jacket.
    7 points
  34. Dave, Just had a taste of your world. Found a, still in the shrink, limited edition, Original Master Recording, of Derek in concert, I didn't know I had...On to the second lp!
    7 points
  35. A bit more Traffic with their album Traffic released in 1968.
    7 points
  36. Movin on down the line... Quite a bit of his stuff alredy so took a shot w/his essential album. Some good stuff right here.
    7 points
  37. Picked up a lil Traffic & Mr. Fantasy in the new 180 remaster gaggle I'm working on. Clean and tight
    7 points
  38. Randy did you call Marvel Honey? Just asking.
    7 points
  39. The Linn on🔥 with side 4... Jazz At The Philharmonic All Stars- 5400 North
    7 points
  40. On to side 3. Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic '72
    7 points
  41. Hi, The photographer and his smartphone suck and I failed to pay tribute to him, but the subject is beautiful: The sky of Provence with a beautiful rainbow. The sky of Provence is famous for its colors and its beautiful luminosity, it was painted by great painters who came or come in my region, precisely for this so beautiful sky which illuminates the subjects in a fantastic way: Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir , Picasso, Vasarely, Fragonard, Chagall, Cocteau, Signac, Ziem ... and many others. https://www.provence7.com/portails/peinture/peintres-celebres-en-provence/peintres-celebres-de-a-a-z/ There must be photyographers too, moreover near my home there is an international festival of photography every year: the Arles meetings, but here I do not know the subject of photography, nor the names. https://www.rencontres-arles.com/fr/a-propos-du-festival/ ✌️
    7 points
  42. Dynaco st70 based Steele 70 MK 2.
    7 points
  43. Friday is THE day! Road trip taking one table up and bringing two back! The TD160 Thorens has been done and I had to wait a week cause my Linndude was going on vaca. Also gonna discuss their new tone arm and how much that's gonna cost me. He was even nice enough to tell me Linn had a new cart for it coming out. I nosed and it was $5k, which won't happen in this life. lol No jam nite Friday night w/the gaggle. 28 new ones here to unzip! Gonna crack that bottle of Scotch and relax!
    7 points
  44. That entire 45 minute video was done based on a half page outline, I mostly just talked. To be honest I'm not entirely sure what else I could have included from a technical standpoint. Not sure what the confusion is on the bass bin either. It was one woofer that was ported, they realized they could fit another woofer and do so without the tuning changing, so they did. I'm pretty sure the ports are on the bottom if I remember correctly. I'm assuming it's the honeycomb design like the 1502/1802. Xmax? it's 5/8". it's a 19.6 hz horn. 3 db down point is 18 hz. Seriously like what else is there to wonder about. You have to remember that these events are like, well you pretty much better be a sponge or have a tape recorder or video rolling which was prohibited, or take hella good notes. Roy doesn't exactly give a lecture where everything is laid out either, you have to follow him around like a creep and hang on to any tidbids of information that he happens to release. That's the best I can do given the situation.
    7 points
  45. Interesting light feature beneath the clouds.
    7 points
  46. The damaged 402 horn was repaired yesterday. I used JB Weld Plastic Bonder (2 part urethane) and was pleased with the reult. The scars are quite visible but at some point I will paint it and they should be undetectable. After a couple of hours of trying to remember how to get my computer to talk to my Ashly 3.6 and running REW I got them setup on my Klipschorns. The K402 sound certainly lives up to the hype! I sat down and listened to many of my favorite recording well past midnight. Massive sound stage, amazing clarity and detail. I am one very happy horn head.
    7 points
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