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  1. Merry Christmas.......Happy New Year
    37 points
  2. Dean had been approved to rebuild/build networks for Klipsch.
    22 points
  3. My friend and Klipsch fanatic, Roger Gordon, sent these Pro La Scala's to convert to home speakers. Sadly, he passed away before they were completed. I have finished them and will be sending them to his wife and daughter. I hope they feel a bit of his presence when listening to them and appreciate their beauty, as I know Roger would.
    21 points
  4. Just thought I’d let y’all know Dec. 2 I celebrated 3 years of sobriety! Don’t miss the sauce a bit.
    19 points
  5. Good Evening, I just wanted to post a thank you to the forum. I have been in the process of building a set of clone La Scalas over the past couple months and have read many of your threads to find necessary specs, prints, etc... Years ago, while helping my uncle set up for an event he was DJing, I was taken aback by his set of La Scalas. I got married back in August and asked him to borrow them for the wedding not knowing he had sold them years ago. He pointed me in the direction of his friend who had bought them and I was able to use them. Long story short, I got bit pretty hard by the Klipsch bug recently. -Evan
    18 points
  6. Thanks to the piano movers I can finally listen to these bad boys. The move in went smoothly. After assessing the situation, this is what the three men did. First thing they did was set up a metal ramp that reached from my front walk, over the front stoop and up the additional step to the door. They unboxed the bass bins in the garage. For each one, they tipped it forward onto a rubber-topped moving dolly with a furniture blanket over it to get it off the pallet and get the foam off the bottom. They stood it up to get the dolly out from under the front and then tipped it backward a bit to get the dolly underneath the bottom. They then carefully rolled it up the ramp, through the front door, and put them in place in their respective corners. They just carried in the HF sections in and set them on top of the bass bins. I didn’t get to take many pictures or videos because I was helping, moving boxes/packing out of the way, opening doors, etc. (I took two short videos of one bass bin rolling around, but they are too big to upload here.) I had wired in the DSP ahead of time. I’m glad I color coded my interconnects and speaker wires to make sure my connections were correct. So, once I hooked up the HF drivers to the binding posts and plugged in the speaker wires, we were ready to hear something. I asked the piano movers if they wanted to hear anything. The company owner said Pink Floyd. 😊 So, I grabbed my old Mobile Fidelity CD of Dark Side of the Moon. At first, we heard nothing and boy, was I worried. Turns out that I had set the DSP to Auto On but apparently that wasn’t working the way I expected. Once I manually turned it on, then we had music. I started with both DSP gain knobs at the middle (12 o’clock or 5 out of 10) position as Roy suggested. The bass was a bit much that way. I slowly increased the HF gain and settled at just less than one additional marking higher (like 5.8 out of 10). The piano movers were amazed. After listening to that for a while, the piano movers left to go to another job. I then started a re-listen of the playlist I used to evaluate the Jubilee at JubFest last October (https://music.amazon.com/user-playlists/dd125d8dc60b40389c79ee7faf583094sune?ref=dm_sh_cdb4-5933-bdcd-794b-eb995). Man, @Chief bonehead was right. These behemoths sound awesome in my smallish living room. I guess smaller rooms do need bigger horns. 😊 This isn’t the first time I’ve heard these speakers and they are as great here in my house as I remember them being in the Klipsch lab listening room at JubFest. If I had to describe the sound it a few words it would be dynamics, detail, imaging, and integration. I have never heard a speaker with greater dynamic range than these. Everything is so percussive and life-like that you feel like you could touch it. The amount of detail I’m hearing for the first time in some very familiar recordings is extraordinary. The imaging is also unbelievable. The first cut off Jazz at the Pawnshop made me feel like I was sitting in the Jazzpuben Stampen in Stockholm where the album was recorded. I could close my eyes and “see” the clinking dinner plates and people talking in the background. Finally, the integration or “oneness” on the sound is fantastic. I thought I had good integration of my P-39F with the three subs in that system, but that’s got nothing on hearing the entire frequency range coming out of two speakers. I’m overjoyed with what I’m hearing. I can’t believe this is finally a reality.
    16 points
  7. I did open the one HF box in order to get at the DSP. It was kind of leaning against the driver support bracket. It was wrapped in four double layers of foam sheet to fill the space and keep it from moving. A hysterical card was in the DSP box. I'm going to frame that. I put the DSP into the equipment stand. I'll wire it in before the piano movers come.
    16 points
  8. I cooked a 3 rib, seven pound standing rib roast for three of us so there are left overs😊
    16 points
  9. In early summer last year, I acquired a pair of 1986 La Scalas. They had suffered a little over the years: a dog had chewed the cabinet corners and mice had made their presence known in the doghouse. However, apart from a coat of polyurethane over the Raw Birch plywood, they were entirely original. After having wanted La Scalas for more than 40 years, I was a bit underwhelmed by how they sounded. Fortunately, this forum provided a wealth of ideas, suggestions, and advice on how to improve my system. Over the course of the past year, I’ve: Disassembled and cleaned everything Replaced the original AL network with a new AA network from Crites Replaced the squawker gaskets Repaired the cabinets Laminated 3/8” plywood to the top, bottom, and sides of the speakers Replaced the K-77 tweeters with DaveA’s SMAHL tweeters and lenses I’ve matched the La Scalas with a pair of THTLP subwoofers that I’m feeding via a MiniDSP 2x4HD. I use a Yamaha R-N803 receiver and a Bluesound Node streamer. Yesterday, I finished veneering (with ribbon Sapele) and refinishing (with Rubio Monocoat "Pure") the La Scalas. Because I wasn't confident that I had the skill to veneer the doghouses I painted them the same black that I used for the squawkers and tweeters. I’m quite pleased with how the speakers turned out. Here is a close-up of one of the refinished speakers and a photo of them in my living room. The speakers --- augmented by the THTLPs --- now sound as good as I had always imagined they would. I'm delighted with them. It's been a journey getting them to this point, but the journey has been entirely enjoyable. The help of members of this form has been indispensable to me. Rather than call out each of the more than 20 people who gave suggestions and advice, I'll just say thank-you to all.
    15 points
  10. My first thought when I looked at your picture is that you have space for bigger speakers. 😄
    15 points
  11. Feeling blessed to live in such a beautiful area. These sunrise photos are all from out my front door.
    14 points
  12. NO... and I mean NO, more modifications. Roy's forgotten orders of magnitude more than I would ever HOPE (ak) to know or learn. Just by being around such knowledgeable folk, that I might somehow absorb some 'learning' thru sheer osmosis. classic! ---------------------------------------- I am Humbled and extremely Honored to be able to care for these Historic Speakers ad infinitum. I will care for them as if they were my own when really they represent the broader community and the LOVE we all have for PwK and RD. I have no words to express how awesome this is but suffice to say that I NEVER WIN... I work. love to you all... Michael
    14 points
  13. Hey dudes! I still peruse local thrift/2nd hand shops, usually finding nothing very interesting. Today, though, found something pretty cool. A relatively short (8-feet?) pair of Straight Wire Serenade II speaker cables with banana ends. It’s something I would never invest in at anything approaching retail, but at $8.50 out the door, I can give them a try.
    13 points
  14. Here's my Transcendent Sound Pinnacle OTL mono block amps I just finished building. The output tubes are LinLai 300 BZ tubes. The Pinnacles are mated with a Transcendent Sound Slider preamp. Source components are a Micro Seiki turntable with a MA 505 tone arm and Denon DL-110 cartridge and a Teac 3300sx tape deck. Speakers are shop built Klipschorn style bass bins with Altec 511B horns and Altec 902 drivers for the mid range and Beyma CP-25 tweeters for the highs. Crossovers are ALK original universal networks. Going to have my buddie HC Man over for some serious listening this weekend!
    13 points
  15. Thanks to whoever posted a picture of Paul Klipsch's midrange horn lamp for this inspiration (@dtel maybe?) . I made a set out of some K700 heresy midrange horns. I made one for me and one for my dad for father's day (couldn't post until after since he checks he forum). Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
    13 points
  16. I may have missed something along the way, but I've been a forum member for 22 years or so. For the first 10-12 years, I did a fair amount of horse trading with members. Since then, I've found that nearly every one of my posts ends up with weirdos bashing my prices. For members wondering why I sell almost exclusively on eBay, THIS is why. This weekend, I sold a pair of original AA networks for $475 and a pair of LaScala grills for $369. Had I listed them here, I would've been bashed relentlessly, it happens every time. Why do I still post things for sale, then? Because I still buy speakers and gear here, and feel like it's the right thing to offer items to forum members. Years ago, these hecklers would've been chastised and removed by Amy, but I think that philosophy has changed? My thought has always been BUY or DON'T BUY, and there's no need for endless public discussion. If you aren't equipped to make buying decisions on speakers and gear, maybe you've chosen the wrong hobby. Jeff
    13 points
  17. Friend of mine has finished his Heresy 1 refurbishment project Custom & design mod of a Klipsch Heresy 1 with original parts and matching risers. - Original cabinet (1979, spackled, sanded, veneered & painted). - original drivers (repurchased) K-77M, K53V and K22E - Crossover components original (cable upgrade) - Klipsch terminals Technical modifications: - Outsourced crossover - Completely new cabling (crossover and speakers) - Damping of the rear panel to reduce standing waves - Klipsch cable terminals installed - Complicated crossover conversion to be able to attach crossover to cabinet like this Optical modifications: - veneered with birdseye maple black - Turnout components on transparent plexiglass instead of wooden board - Div. switch components, - screws and cabinet screws painted in Klipsch copper - Red clamp of the terminals painted in Klipsch copper - Logos 3D printed, sanded and multi-painted (copper & black) - Riser painted in copper & black - Cabinet treated with 3 coats of matte elastic clear lacque
    12 points
  18. Deano. I for one am glad to have you build/restore Klipsch nets. I know you and you are a good person. Thank you for agreeing to do this.
    12 points
  19. Guys, my kid graduated last night!
    12 points
  20. Good day, I do my best to tell my story as clearly as possible, but I'm Dutch and English ain't my native language. My apologies if I am formulating strange sentences or misusing words. I would like to share my personal story/short review and opinion about the Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 4 I also hope to initiate a conversation where Cornwall listeners and interested parties share their experience and opinion. I think it's nice to read each other's opinions and experiences, but maybe this can also be informative for others. To my great frustration, I could hardly find any information about the Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 4. A listening demo at the dealer was possible, but there I listen to a different audio set in a different room with different acoustics. Also, an A/B comparison between the Cornwall 3 and the 4 is not possible. So any information I could find was welcome... And this was very disappointing. A little bit of information about my situation: I am a lover of the Heritage sound. Have also owned a number of Heritage speakers and now own the Cornwall 4. I don't have much experience and knowledge in the audio field and have almost only listened to Klipsch speakers. Read my experience and opinion as a great enthusiast, but nothing more than that. As equipment I have a tube amplifier, the Dynaco ST70 with El34, the NAS 1000s as a preamplifier and the Cambridge Cxn V2 as a streamer (Tidal) Listening room is a living room of 12m x 5.5m where the speakers are placed on the long wall. While impressed with the Chorus 1 I owned at the time, I was looking for more and decided to give the Heritage 4 a shot. After a listening demo at a very good hi-fi shop, I was impressed by the CW4 and Forte4. In this demo I found the Forte4 only the winner. The CW4 sounded bigger, more open, but also quite boomy. Maybe because I was used to the Chorus, which has very little bass. Maybe because of the acoustics or because of the equipment that was used. I don't know, but on this demo, the Forte 4 won me over due to the dominant bass of the CW4. But my interest was triggered in the Heritage 4 line. By pure chance I came into contact with a man who had a nice set of CW3 and wanted to sell it. I was able to buy them for a very reasonable amount and so the Chorus 1 went into the corner of the living room and the CW3 was now set up. Perhaps this speaker was enough of an upgrade for me and a heritage 4 speaker set was not even necessary. It took me a while to get used to the CW3. The basses were much fuller and more present. The CW3 could also sound quite boomy at times. The midrange seemed a bit smaller than with the Chorus 1. But overall I thought it was an upgrade compared to the Chorus. It sounded more like a full range speaker, only the bass was sometimes a bit too fat and I had the idea that the midrange was smaller and less open. (I have never checked with an A/B test whether this is correct) After a period of getting used to, I can only say that I really liked the sound of the CW3. Maybe not perfect, but I could really enjoy the sound that the speakers produced. Still, the CW4 continued to itch. All reviews are so very positive about this speaker. I couldn't find any negative opinion or experience anywhere. So yes.. I remained greedy for more. More of all this fine and good.. So the need to try the CW4 still remained alive. After owning the CW3 for a few weeks, I was offered a nice deal from another hi-fi dealer. There I got a listening demo and I could listen to the CW4 for the second time. This time I brought my own amplifier. Again the CW4 sounded different than expected. The bass was fine now, but I thought the sound was a bit duller than the CW3 I had at home. Again no idea what caused this, acoustics, his tube preamp or his streamer. But if I were to judge purely on my impression of this demo, I wouldn't have bought the CW4. However, because of all the rave reviews I read, and also because I spoke to someone on facebook who had made the upgrade from the CW3 to CW4 and was very positive about it, and because there was also a bit of greed played with it, I took the gamble and i bought them. I had hooked up and positioned the CW4 exactly as I had done with the CW3. 3 meters between the speakers, listening position 3.5 meters from the speakers. Towed the speakers in so they are facing me and removed the grill. The first thing I noticed was a clear sound. The small details were more audible. And the midrange seemed a bit bigger. Until it was really time to go to sleep I listened to music, which amounts to about 10 hours of listening to music. My first findings are therefore based on speakers and my ears that probably still need to break in. I hear some say 200 hours, 50 hours, and others say that breaking in speakers is bullshit. I have no idea who is saying the right thing, time will tell. After two days of listening, these are my first findings: -the CW4 seems to have a larger midrange -the CW4 shows more detail (I'm sure of this) -the sound seems a bit clearer with the CW4 - the bass is significantly less. The CW3 could sometimes sound a bit boomy and there I sometimes wanted to turn the bass back with the tone control. With the CW4 this is the opposite, I have now turned up the bass by +1/+2. - the bass seems a bit tighter from the CW4 and I think I hear a bit more detail. -overall the sound of the CW4 seems a bit more analytical a bit more "audiophile" - the speaker looks really nice. I really like it a lot better than the CW3 -I can't get used to the new grill of the CW4. And that's because of the color. There is a kind of yellowish bronze glow over the grill which I don't like matching with that chic walnut veneer. Plain black or silver/iron look would have been much nicer. Unfortunately.. -the CW3 seems a bit warmer in the sound, a bit more easy to listen to. -the CW3 sometimes seems a bit more airy in the midrange, playing the music with a little more ease. I find this a bit more difficult to describe. But this is something that always struck me with the CW3.. The ease with which some instruments were reproduced. It sounded very light and detailed. The CW4 also does this with a lot of detail and dynamics, but I miss the ease in it.. The airy sound. (maybe because they need some more break in time, who knows) Based on my first impression, is the CW4 the better speaker? I do think that the sound is different/improved on a number of points compared to the CW3. Whether it's the speaker that still needs to break in, or my ears that still have to get used to it, I don't know. But the CW3 definitely contains something in the sound, warmth..a certain ease and emotion which I don't hear in the CW4 yet and which I really liked with the CW3. So far my very first impression after two days of listening to the CW4. I know that things can still change and there is also a good chance that I will come back to my previous findings. My intention is to update this topic later and share my thoughts on the CW4 again. I'd also like to share a bit of text from a conversation I had with someone who thought their CW3 sounded better than the CW4. I find it so striking because for me this was the first and only person I heard talk less positive about the CW4 and even thought the CW3 sounded better and so did his friend. His friend also changed his CW4 for a CW3. Now that I own the CW4 myself and can compare the 3 with the 4, I recognize some comments and I understand better why the CW4 might not be a better speaker for everyone. my personal findings are still the same, my general impression of cornwall III is that it sounds more open and fuller than the cornwall IV, maybe the cornwall IV goes a bit more in detail, but when it comes to live music, the cornwall III gives you the feeling that you are in the middle of it .it just makes me smile... it's something strange...if you've never heard or had cornwall and you hear or buy cornwall IV then you think wow I'm never getting rid of this one! and then you really don't think after that I'm going to cornwall III because the general trend is loudspeakers are getting better and better... but if you've had the cornwall III first, and then you hear or buy cornwall IV, Then it can be positive or perhaps disappointing , because they sound different...and cornwall III sounds better to me. but who am I ... tastes differ, opinions differ, listening and comparing yourself is still the best, chances are you will be disappointed if you go from III to IV! I personally would never trade my III for an IV. meanwhile my friend has exchanged his IV for a III and is very happy!
    12 points
  21. Marantz model 2 monoblocks. Got them back after 20 years 🙂.
    12 points
  22. I see it differently. EvCo built a pair of speakers (a proven model that I am sure will sound great). He spent about half of what you are suggesting. From that he will have years of enjoyment and the pride that comes from accomplishing the project himself. EvCo is to be congratulated and I hope his build will inspire others. -Tom
    12 points
  23. Merry Christmas to all the CCC&C gents! Swanky got the left over cheese grits this morning. Happy pup!
    12 points
  24. Because of the large horn the imaging and soundstage remains the same. Outside the bass if full and does not falter because they are set to curve flat in half space which basically means that you at least have a floor. In rooms you start to add room gain and Michael mentioned he removed most of that. Will they sound good outside? Yes. Will they sound good in a large room 30x40? Yes. Will they sound good in a small room? Yes. That’s they beauty of large constant coverage horns. Hope this helps.
    11 points
  25. Hey Everyone - newbie here from Texas. Been an avid audiophile since I was 8 years old. Back then it was about listening to music and always wanting it to sound better though not understanding about it or how it worked. Over the decades I have worked on and off in the industry and always had a system of some sort. The system had grown at times to be crazy expensive to not so much at other times. I've owned so many brands of gear and speakers I can't even count. I was always surrounded by people in the industry so I had so much gear coming in and out I lost track of ENJOYING the music and instead focused on what was wrong with the system and finding faults. An epiphany moment for me came some time ago when I sold my very expensive 803 B&W's, giant Krell amps and preamps, and "down graded" to a set 600 series B&W standers, REL sub, and a measly 30 watt E.A.R. 834 integrated tube amp. It was the most musical, enjoyable, foot-tapping system I had ever owned. It was then I realized more expensive isn't necessarily "better". I gave up caring about it being "perfect sound" (what ever that means) and just enjoyed the musical experience. I sold off all that stuff when I moved and a couple of years ago I decided to rebuild a system. I knew after all the decades of owning so many different kinds of "sounds", I was looking for a "you are there" sound and presentation that is still refined and very musically expressive. I have an ear that can hear the tiniest of differences, so I am very sensitive to different gear. After much research, I knew I wanted horn speakers and I thought of JBL (I had a smaller powered JBL horn studio speaker and it was quite god for what it was). After further research and knowing the sound I wanted, I was lead to the Klipsch Heritage series over the JBL's. I must admit in all my decades I had never seriously considered Klipsch - to my detriment. In my way of thinking the Heresy's would be fine, so the Forte's must be better, which lead me to convince the wife to let me get the Cornwall IV's. So I put together a Naim integrated, Cornwall IV's and an SVS 3000 ported sub. Holy. Freaking. Crap. It was what I always wanted and didn't know how to achieve. I am now a Klipsch Heritage fan for life. Currently in the process of some system mods but Klipsch Heritage are staying at the core of things - and I look forward to sharing my journey with you guys and leaning a lot from you all!
    11 points
  26. God Save the Queen . Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022 T
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  27. Ummmm. No. This is a klipsch forum. There are other public forum if you want to toot someone else’s “horn”. See what I did there?
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  28. No more mods from me. Details coming. I was asked to help protect a legacy. I should say “no” to this?
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  29. I love everything about the Forte IVs but lately have spent a lot of time listening at very low volume levels. They are very dynamic no matter the volume but the way they scale up and down as volume changes is superb. To me it’s critical that low volume level listening retains all the dynamics of louder volume. Of course cranked they ROCK! They blend incredibly well with my REL s812s and the Primaluna EVO 400 is a great match with them. Synergy!
    11 points
  30. My Scott 222b integrated amp and Melody AN-845 integrated amp.
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  31. Hi, I have just recaptured my 1996 Cary SLI50, the chemical capacitors are about 27 years old (1995 marking) so it was time to change them: 1 x 2200µF 25v, 2 x 47µF 350V and 2 x 1200µF 450v. For the little ones I bought here in France some 105°C and for the big ones I bought from Mouser at your place in the suburbs of Dallas some superb VISHAY BC blue, to replace the old NIPPON CHEMI CON. The amp now works wonderfully, the sound is more defined, when turned on, after 3 minutes of heating, the 5U4G/5C3S rectifiers are less stressed. Room for photos
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  32. Just wanted to offer some advice…..those socks can really smear imaging and placement…….
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  33. My red PA5 arrived a couple of days ago and got it hooked up this morning. In my case I am using it in my time alligned Klipschorn with K402s two channel setup. The PA5 is running the K402s with a Crown driving the bass bins and an Ashly 3.6 SP active crossover. I have been using a Schiit Aegir with the K402s since I got them. After spending a bit of time getting the levels correct and letting the PA5 play for an hour or so I sat down and did some listening along with my violinist wife. I played a variety of recording including orchestral recordings, and then went back to Aegir and listened again. My wife and I usually pretty much agree when listening to stereo stuff but in this case we were in total agreement. The Aegir came off as less detailed but with a warmer more pleasing soft sound. The PA5 was incredibly detailed. I could really hear articulations in brass and winds and background sounds popped right out. At first listen the Aegir sounded more corrct in how orchestral instruments should sound but after going back and forth a few times I think we both agreed the Aegir was coloring the sound while the PA5 was more neutral. Both are great amps and present a nice holographic sound stage. Either amp would keep me happy for a long time but right now the tiny PA5 is going to remain in the system for a while. The picture below shows how tiny this thing is, dwarfed by the Ashly and less than 1/4 the size of a small Sony blu ray player. $350 shipped from China, an astonishing value IMO!
    11 points
  34. I am not sure where your numbers are coming from, but I have no interest in debating them. However maybe I can give some perspective. In my youth, "car guys" when asked about their car (their pride and joy) would respond with the simple phrase "built not bought". It was said with pride. That sort of pride and passion still carries weight with a segment of the population. I know I am a dinosaur, but until one can embrace notion of "built not bought", you will not understand why some head down that path. Just my 2 cents, -Tom PS: I hope that Alfredo and others like him will pursue that passion.
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  35. I have tossed these around for about a year now as I have been asked a number of times if I was ever going to make any. Part of the problem was making them as simple as possible but still look good and be durable and steady in use. One of the big pieces of the puzzle was getting good wood and I think I have a good couple of sources now. The pictures are not fancy as I came inside late today with a grin on my face and figured fancy can be for another day. This wood is Ambrosia Curly Maple and takes a very nice smooth finish. When I get the second one done you will see this set is book matched which is how I intend to make them if possible. I will be getting serious about the K-400 in January and I think I have figured out how to do wood LMAHL also. That remains to be seen though and they will also be done in January. IF I come up with a good way.
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  36. This is my new 300B amp that Curious George here on the forum built me. This amp sounds amazing!!
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  37. Merry Christmas to all the horny nuts here…. 😁
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  38. Today I got a pair of 1983 Heresy 1 speakers ...
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  39. I finally got my Underground Jubilees! Everything is horribly set up right now including placement and wiring.
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  40. If that was for me ?............... The only answer I have is I just got a little burned-out. I usually do not care what people say or think of me but something just got me aggravated and I thought why am I doing all of this and some take it the wrong way or see it different than what was really happening and intended. In the end it was just the way it made me feel more than anything. I still work with the museum, "somewhat moderate" which means just approve new post, it's how I noticed my name pop up in a notification. I do think about everyone here, some really good people. Can't say I will never post again but over 18 years of posting and doing everything else it gets a little tireing and I needed a break. Don't think that was asked for me but just in case nothing has changed, no new speakers needed but I do listen just about everyday, none of that has ever changed and won't. Well as long as I am above room temperature. Hope everyone here is well.
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  41. a few snaps I took over the weekend in Cape May, NJ:
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  42. Hey folks! It has been a while so Henry twisted my arm to say hello. The plate curves of the 6Y6 are very similar to those of the 2A3. The former have the distinct advantage of being inexpensive and abundant, and don’t have the DHT filament issues to deal with. It is a wonderful tube all around. I have taken a break from amp design and building for now due to a number of old radio restoration projects which have accumulated due to the move 6 months ago. Hope everyone is well. Maynard
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  43. I do not claim to have golden ears. I am a 67 year old Man, who cleaned roofs for most of my life, so I was never exposed to excessive sound levels, and always wore ear protection at Concerts. I have never heard any differences at all in sound with various speaker cables. Yet I have some really Fat ones from MIT that look like large snakes, on my floor. I have compared these big *** MIT Cables with Zip Cord, and never heard any differences. Then WHY do I have them ? Because my good friend will flat turn off when listening to my system with Zip Cord! In fact, though I use a Yamaha Receiver as my preamp to drive whatever amp I am using at the time, if my friend is coming over to listen, I have to put an old 2 channel preamp that does NOT use any OP Amps,, because if I don't, he will refuse to listen to my system with me! Of course, he does not come over much, and my Cat thanks him! The large thick MIT Speaker Cables have literally scared my poor Cat to death! I have seen her forget the cables are there, see them, then go several feet in the air vertically! They scare her! One day, he came over, only to discover the amp I had connected did not have a power card as thick as a fire hose hooked up to it. So yes, I have one of those, I just forgot to hook it up that day! I installed the Huge Power Cord, yet he still refused to listen, saying the power cord needed a few days to "season". LOL, he lent me some interconnects once that had arrows on them, to tell you the direction of current flow. Just to mess with him, I told him I had the arrows going towards the pre amp, LOL He told me that I "ruined his interconnects", until I told him I was just messing with him! He is a good guy, and a longtime friend, and not a stupid person either. But I almost feel sorry for him ......
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  44. Now spinning the next LP - new to the collection This record needs no introduction Artist - Rush Title - 2112 Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/12403279-Rush-2112 This Re Issue has 2 stars etched in the dead wax and they spin with the record Excellent dynamic record and dead quiet
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  45. My new vintage Tube Preamplifier DYNACO PAS 4 The preamp is equipped with a matched pair Electro Harmonix Goldpin & Gold Grid 6DJ8 NoS .The phono section with a matched pair 12AX7 Old Novosibirsk Golden Grid NoS 1972 + 2x JJ 6DJ8 Gold tubes NoS. Gonna modify him soon with Mundorf Silver / Gold and Mundorf Evo Caps as well as Silver Micas
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  46. Finally done and man an Im pleased.
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  47. Just finished our famous Pineapple Cheese cake It will be in everyone’s stomach in about 5 hours Christmas dessert - it’s just moorish Enjoy the day
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  48. I did it more than once. They are kinda hard to play with the lights on em though. I need to do this again with one of the strats. this years Christmas tree trip. and the tree all decorated.
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