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  1. 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
  2. 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.
    10 points
  3. This is an old project of Maynard's years ago and before I posted this project I checked with him to get his permission to do so being it is his design. He gave me his blessing. This is going go to be a stereo version and not mono's like Maynard built keeping the cost down. I have already ordered all the parts. At least I hope so but most of the time I will have to order something I forget paying the high shipping cost these days. This is truly an amazing sounding little amplifier using NOS tubes that are still reasonably priced. The output tube is the 6Y6 which went out favor years ago for the 6V6 having to do with the power needed for the filaments being less. Some say the sound is much the same. I have never heard a 6V6 amplifier so I cannot comment on that. This tube has some of the best vocals I have ever heard. Very lush sound. Listening to a Connie Francis LP I can imagine her standing in front of one of those old rectangular microphones. The sound reminds me of the old tube radios and juke boxes of the 50's and 60's. The tube was used in the old console radios of yesterday with speaker much less efficient than our Klipsch speakers. I measured almost 1 watt before clipping. So close I would call it a 1 watt amplifier. It plays as loud as I care to listen with it without distorting. At least to my ears. Never runs out of power with my LaScala's. One has to remember that LaScala's are 100db and that is very loud. This amplifier should be good with any of the Klipsch line of speakers for reasonable people at responsible listening levels. Trust me it does and this is from someone that has 150 watt per channel A/B amplifiers. Sure the bass is going to better with a more powerful amplifier but that does not mean this little amplifier does not have good bass. If real deep strong bass is what you love this is not going to be the amplifier for you. This amplifiers shines with vocals and midrange. Enough said about it now. One can do some research on this site when Maynard posted his build for more info. Below is my personal Little Sweetie which is not for sale to give you an idea of what it will look like. This project will have a single volume control instead of two in the picture. There are ways to dress it up with a wooden stand for it to sit in. For that reason I am going to put the controls input and outputs high on the chassis so one can build their own stand of wood and make it pretty. Pardon the dust, cleaning lady did not come this week.
    10 points
  4. Both are DIY from a schematics, I built the enclosures (Lowes sheet steel and hardwood floor scraps for sides) and designed the layouts. On the left is a preamp based on 6N6P tubes and on the right a 3wpc amp based on 6E5P tubes. I didn't design the circuit, Doug DeYoung at bugamps is the circuit designer. He gave me his emblems to put on the gear. My Emotiva PT1 and BasxA300 have been in the closet since I completed this a few months ago.
    9 points
  5. 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.
    9 points
  6. 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
    8 points
  7. No spinning of vinyl for the next couple of weeks because I'm on holiday in the Austrian Dolomite area. A beautiful 'vintage' mountain cabin. And a wonderful vintage FM Radio as my only 'analog audio source'. Edit: again, my images are 'skipped' because of their file size... So in my account settings I was able to delete my oldest images. The limit size of attachments is a total of 146Mb
    8 points
  8. 8 points
  9. Back from the MacDude! Sounds great, looks great and the price was right. Now where to put it. Couple ideas but I still need that extra inch or two. I'm stumped but not stumped. @KROCKI think I'm gonna wire up those old Marantz Electrostatic headphones. Cross your fingers!
    8 points
  10. The Belle Klipsch center was delivered on Wednesday. Now just waiting for Parts Express to get the Axi2050 back in stock so that I can turn it into (dare I type it? 🙂) a "JuBelle". The cabinet and grills are in very good shape. However, the lacquer has seen better days in spots. I may get a quote on refinishing it. I also thought about trying Howard's Restor-A-Finish on it. Any opinions on that product and whether it will work on lacquer that looks like this? Thanks.
    8 points
  11. WELL.......WE DID IT!!!! AND BOY TO THEY SOUND AMAZING!!! (Even Wife Approved) Here are a couple of the shots of the speakers and their new home (as well as a lucky penny in the bass bin) But now I am going to need some real help! 1. The survived the trip and were monsters to move, everything is working well, tested using the passive crossovers and a Yamaha amp (ROOM FILLED WITH SOUND at 0DB on receiver and mixer not even close to max using standard aux out from laptop to mixer to AV receiver). 2.BUT......Now for the tune in as we will be revealing them to the public for the first time on 7/23/2022 for a disco night. 3. Are there any good guides or could anyone help me program the xilica as I have no experience with it. 4. I am not a pro audio guy so please help...to confirm wiring it is - DJ Decks -> Mixer -> Xilica -> Amps -> Speakers anything I am missing? ANYTHING I SHOULD KNOW TO ENSURE WE DO NOT HAVE ANY BLOWN EQUIPMENT?!? 5. I also picked up a Morrison ELAD Pre-Amp the seller had, is there a use for it in this setup or is anyone interested in it. THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!
    8 points
  12. My first encounter with music in almost 6 weeks , APP" From the new world " released a good 3 weeks ago.Admittedly, I had to listen to the album twice for it to stay positively in my memory. On first listen, I found little in common with earlier works. Only on the second listen did I become aware of typical Parsons sounds, most comparable to his early work "I Robot". The catchy melodies or sounds, which immediately get stuck in my ear canals, are missing nevertheless. And that despite or because of prominent support. Guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa is present on two songs, "Giveemmylove" and "I won'tbeledastray", former Styx singer Tommy Shaw excels on "Uroboros", other guest musicians are James Durbin (American Idol) and David Pack (Ambrosia). A gentle melodic soft rock album , nice and catchy but not boring. The album is by no means one of my favorites by Alan Parsons (with and without Project), but will still listen to it from time to time
    7 points
  13. "Saw" the Grateful Dead in 1983 at Manor Downs near Austin and still recall that during the Drums/Space portion of the show the sound was swirling above the stage rather than from PA system left and right. Of course, I may not have been a reliable observer at that point....
    7 points
  14. Let me be clear, I am not doing this to make money. If someone wants to try this amplifier and does not like it you can send it back to me and I will refund the price of the amplifier but not the shipping charge to or from you for lets say a week. That should be a sufficient time. I will not lose money on something that has no significant profit. I just want to contribute to this forum a project I enjoy having fun building and talking about the progress with other members. Let's keep this thread positive and have some enjoyment with it.
    7 points
  15. For sure I didn't take these... my dad in WWII. The one in flight school (he washed out), the other with the crew he was with based out of England (he's the short one in the middle).
    7 points
  16. Uh, no. He needs to be outed where ever and whenever he shows up. Start with the Admin and follow up with a new topic/post. He is now being evasive and that’s clearly scammer behavior. We deal with this kind of stuff on Facebook knife collectors b/s/t pages, and as soon as someone is outed, we alert all of the other pages. What good does PM and email do if he’s not responding. I’m with @tigerwoodKhornson his one 100%.
    7 points
  17. Well, I 've just wasted half an hour of my life figuring out why the left channel was lower in volume than the right channel. 1. Opened and checked the Left speaker. All was fine. 2. Swapped L and R speakers. Now the volume in the r channel is low. Swapped them back. 3. Open my Leben tube amp. Replaced the preamp tubes. No change. 4. Replaced the 4 EL84 powertubes. No change. 5. Panic: 'My amp needs a service.' 6. Keep calm. I tell myself. 7. I ask Mr Google "Why is my left channel lower in volume than the right channel." First search result: "Most likely it is the input device." Huh? 8. I change input from Streaming device to CD Player. Volume in both channels the same! Yes! 9. I pull out power plug streamer and reboot the Streamer. 10. Problem solved!!! Lesson learned: when volume in one channel is lower, your first step should be to check the input device... 😳
    7 points
  18. I forgot to update my profile picture yesterday. Out with the Palladium and in with the Jubilee. (Both commissioned with https://www.instagram.com/p.laz.tattoo/.)
    7 points
  19. Here's a shot of my pinstriped interconnects. Speaker wires are done as well. That way I can easily tell L (black), R (red), HF (green), and LF (blue).
    7 points
  20. 6 points
  21. Available for sale are a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls, I believe from the mid-eighties (S/N 30X705/6). I've owned from for the last 17 years (since 2005), and I believe I recapped them shortly after purchased based on the rebuild kit Bob used to sell back then. The binding posts were also updated. Sonically - they are a solid 10/10. Cosmetically, I would rate them an 8-ish - certainly living room friendly. I'm thinking $1,000 for the pair is a good price?
    6 points
  22. Thanks, billybob. Um, did you read this article ? 😀 My twin uncles both suffered Oldtimer's. One, one of the happiest, smartest most comedic people you would ever hope to meet ( he was a well respected Pediatrician in the area ) rapidly declined and then became downright unpleasant, mad, and bitter. His twin succumbed years later, and while he has virtually no memory whatsoever, he remains the most pleasant, sweetest person he always was. Grateful he still recognizes me and always seems happy to see me, yet it is impossible to carry any conversation of any depth, he always replies with his canned responses. I once played for him some music he favored, The Inkspots, and he did not respond at all. Unrelated side note: One's sense of smell is most likely to stimulate long forgotten memories of the past, your olfactory sense is closest to your brain. Close with it made me realize we are really just a bunch of memories, without those one could easily lose oneself.
    6 points
  23. She was an excellent singer, beautiful and a good actress in that musical! RIP Olivia Newton John
    6 points
  24. Got a text this morning from a friend with a screenshot of the McLaren/Klipsch earphones. Asked me if I saw they were on sale. I said yeah and that I thought it would be cool to have a pair. He's a car guy like me. Then this afternoon he asked me if I had ordered a pair. I said no since I probably wouldn't use them that much. He said good, since he ordered two pairs and is gifting me one! Can't wait to get them!
    6 points
  25. These are too good! Might spend the whole afternoon with the Gang.
    6 points
  26. Just arrived , Toolshed Amps 300b. Initial impressions are excellent . Exceptional quality build , big Soundstage and excellent grip on drums and bass guitar. Midrange and upper registers are beautifully rendered. Sounds amazing.
    6 points
  27. Well I have been listening to the Chorus speakers now for almost a week and I am very pleased with them. I just picked up a tube amp today and switched them over from the Marantz SR8015. The sound is absolutely fantastic, excellent synergy I could not be happier. My first pair of Klipsch speakers were Chorus II's and I had always regreted selling them to my friend. Some of what I have owned through the years, Khorns Belles Lascalas Cornwalls Heresy's Kg's RF7II's etc. the list goes on. Happy to be back with some Chorus.
    6 points
  28. Some older shots of some of @Marvel’s grandkids.
    6 points
  29. "You're No Good"
    6 points
  30. Sunrise a few mornings ago with my Pentax 645Z.
    6 points
  31. Amaze balls??? You've been reading waaaaay too much of my copy in here! That was almost a coffee spit! 😂 You have beaches there surrounding the rock??? That means sharks right? Ummm, no thanks. I'll opt for a quiet lil road trip down to Cairns to see the coral on the shrinking reef tyvm. OR maybe I could be one of those human chess people on the big board around Bondi? Speedos, bear grease, flip flops and mirrored sun glasses??? All for a glimpse of Jennifer Aniston??? I'm sweating here just thinking about her... Mercy! Carry on!!
    6 points
  32. Morning, nothing like enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck early morning. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    6 points
  33. Hmm, I think You´re not alone.
    6 points
  34. - a rare sighting of 001 and Randy H together. It’s true - Goggle it -
    6 points
  35. Found a pair of Forte’s, Walnut for $500. I had to drive all day, but I think they were worth it. (Especially with today’s gas prices.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  36. 6 points
  37. I'm not sure if there are any neighbors where I cut mine loose, or if they like the same kind of music (doubt it). Easily hear a mile away.
    6 points
  38. Sorry I haven’t posted for a week or so But I have time tonight for some Prog in the style of Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Avantgarde The La Scalas just love reproducing complex music One Size Fits all is probably one of the more serious mothers album of the 70s period, since it gives a bigger than usual space to instrumental music with less of the scatological humour Artist - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention Title – One Size Fits All
    6 points
  39. As a happy owner of a set of Heresy speakers, your defining La Scala speakers as 'small' and 'downscaling', put a smile on my face - considering my chronic back pain. 😉
    6 points
  40. 6 points
  41. 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...
    6 points
  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!
    6 points
  43. 6 points
  44. Took an artsy night shot.
    6 points
  45. It is crazy that it has taken me so long to finally get these built and installed in my room! I started cutting wood for this over 7 years ago... finally completed over a year ago only to sit in the garage. A couple of fellow audio nuts helped me carry these upstairs and also move the La Scalas out to the garage for new veneer or Duratex. WHY did I wait so long?! This sounds awesome! Smoothed out the bass and seems to add another octave down. It is so much smoother and clearer on the bottom end! I thought the dispersion would be a bit narrow having these up on end like this. The smallest adjustment of toe-in seemed to have a big effect. Quite a bit of listening and adjusting and all of a sudden they just lit up the room! It was actually that dramatic. It nailed it not only for the sweet spot (what I mainly care about) but most of the room. There was a bit of "chesty" resonance maybe around the lower registers of the male voice. It was suggested to drop a pillow at the end of the horn and that resonance was gone. I added some NoRez padding from GR Research... it helped a little but not nearly as much so I put the pillows back. The family wants the pillows back on the couch but I don't think that will happen too soon. The mid horn and tweeter assembly is sitting on a brace/shelf that is the exact height of where they were sitting on top of the La Scalas with a slight tilt down. Yeah, I'm pretty happy! Oh and for all the help I owe thanks to @paul79, his friend Jered, and certainly @ClaudeJ1!
    6 points
  46. Maui (right horizon) at sunset from the top of Mauna Kea.
    6 points
  47. Testing the changing function: Stivie Wonder - The Secret Life of Plants
    6 points
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