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  1. Merry Christmas.......Happy New Year to our Fellow Forum Member Gil @WMcD@opusk2k9, @Chief bonehead @JRH @dtel@dtel's wife@Travis In Austin@Trey Cannon@Tarheel@mikebse2a3@Dave1291@JohnJ @billybob@sunburnwilly @BigStewMan@BBBlue@Dave A @Ceptorman @Invidiosulus @Islander@geezin' @Pete H@nickyboy6100@jjptkd @Shiva@ssh@teaman@jason str @NADman @Gnote @MC39693 @NBPK402 @chassell@MMurg @YK Thom@dirtmudd @mungkiman@wvu80 @-js-@KT88@Westcoastdrums@Emile @EmilC @Speakerman2021@captainbeefheart@uteman1011@Full Range @Shakeydeal @AndreG.
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  2. 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
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  3. Well Thank you. I am just a small part of all of this, many have helped to make this museum come true, I am just a very little part. (not in weight) That makes me happy to think about that, being part of anything to do with Scott Yocum or the award in his Honor is a big deal to me and a privilege. Time spent working with Mr Yocum was way to short for me, I wish I could have had more time to get to know him better but it was fun. He would laugh, he wore a headband to help with sweat and I called him the karate Kid. Wish he could have been around much longer. It's also big deal to me that they decided to pick me, it's not something I had ever thought about before finding out. It was all about making a museum as best we can to honor PWK's story and history, he deserves that at the very least. It was also all about having the chance to work with some really nice and fun people, I have to name Craig Strause since he is who is in charge of renovations and I work with everyday, and of course Karen Joy and Donna. And of course Jim Hunter, who if you don't know is a funny guy, you never know what Jim is going to say. So many good people, like SSH, as nice of a person as you could meet, I still have that cigar you gave me from Mr Yocum that was intended to be smoked with you, it's in the china cabinet to remind me of him everytime I see it. Thank you. Craig, you are the main reason I do whatever I can to help. Thank You. And of course Chief Bonehead for many reasons, including all the respect he has for PWK and for just how he is as a person. Thank You. I did have a couple rules #1 I will not go under a house (spiders) and I don't want to die under a house in Hope with a old building causing it. #2 No getting on the roof (3 storys high). I am old and have no ballerina skills, and gravity would get me, and also the dying thing. .
    20 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. I stuck to the plans using all of Crites supplied components. Cabinets are of Baltic Birch. I'm no cabinet maker but they're all squared up, braced, glued and screwed tight. Most importantly, they sound awesome. Much better than I imagined, I'm very pleased.
    19 points
  6. Jim's Dope From Hope recently announced that dtel is the recipient of the Scott Yocum Award, given for outstanding service to the museum. Congratulations, dtel! Scott is no doubt smiling on you. SSH
    19 points
  7. 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
  8. I cooked a 3 rib, seven pound standing rib roast for three of us so there are left overs😊
    16 points
  9. My first thought when I looked at your picture is that you have space for bigger speakers. 😄
    15 points
  10. 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
    15 points
  11. 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
  12. I just discovered these pictures taken in the 70s when my wife and I lived in Hope, Ar. I was the purchasing manager for a local manufacturer and my wife taught high school art. I rented a space at the airport hangar (where Paul kept his Beech Baron) to restore an MG-TD. He could usually be found there on sunny Saturday mornings, engaged in hangar-flying with the local aero-club (who had a beautifully restored Aeronca Champ). We of course all called him Mr. Klipsch and held him in a little awe. The first picture is taken just outside the airport, and the second one is taken inside, with Mr. Klipsch, myself, and a young architectural student, Tom Tolleson. Tom was attending the Univ. of Ark studying with the famed architect Fay Jones, an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright. My wife taught with Valerie Booles before she and Mr. Klipsch got married, so the third picture is at the end-of-school teacher’s cookout. I think they were newly-weds. The last picture is Paul looking pensive, probably calculating a way to reduce distortion even more.
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  13. Feeling blessed to live in such a beautiful area. These sunrise photos are all from out my front door.
    14 points
  14. 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
  15. Well true to form, Texarkana Funeral Home screwed the audio pooch on Dave's funeral stream. Obviously, Dave was confused by the universe's largest mixer finally as his disposal and must have gotten the mute button and live to earth buttons crossed. Anyway, the service was typical Presby Mass with hardly a mention of our fair hero, so no great loss. What follows is his brother's heartfelt eulogy at the graveside services. Onward thru the Phogg my friends! Eulogy for David June 17, 2021 My brother, David, loved life fiercely. Life did not always return the favor, but he would bounce back with amazing resiliency from setbacks that would have crippled a lesser man. Perhaps the greatest love in David’s life was for his children, Jennings Elizabeth and Thomas McRae. His love of his first-born, Jennings, was boundless. All children are precious, but Jennings, she was a perfect angel. Her loss at age 13 was a crushing blow to David, and he lived the rest of his life with the confidence of seeing Jennings again on the other side. David was equally overjoyed with the birth of his son Thomas. Thomas was named after his great-grandfather who sired 10 children, including 7 boys. Out of that large family, our Thomas is one of the only two surviving great-grandsons with the Mallette surname. David was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was even prouder to learn recently that Thomas has followed his example of national service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Second only to his children was David’s love for music, especially organ music and the great pipe organs themselves. He collected over 1500 recordings of classical music and had a special listening room at home where he loved to sit for hours immersed in the music. David also loved, in no particular order, the Cossatot River, steamboats, steam locomotives, and UFO theories. He loved Roman history, Byzantine history, Civil War history, and Church history. He loved theology, genealogy, meteorology and cosmology. He loved player pianos, photography, and videography. He loved Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, Scott Joplin and Conlan Nancarrow, Star Trek, Dr. Who, and The Three Stooges, and he loved his old dog, Shadow. In addition to being the lover of many diverse interests, David was a great dreamer. He would often just sit, staring into the distance, lost in his own thoughts and oblivious to his surroundings. In elementary school, one of his teachers called our Mom in for a conference. “The problem is,” declared the teacher, “David is a dreamer!” Some problem!! Don’t you wonder, like me, if this old world might be a better place with a few more dreamers? Some of David’s dreams were, let’s just say, better than others. One of his best ideas was the local Regional Musical Heritage Center, which combined his love of music and of Texarkana. In the last few years of his life, he poured much of his remaining time and treasure into the RMHC. It was a noble effort and I hope it can find a way to carry his dream into the future. I know that David, like all of us, was far from perfect. But maybe we who are left behind can learn a few things from his example: to love our family and friends without reservation, to take time to enjoy the finer things in life, such as food, wine, art, and music; and finally, to be unafraid to dream big dreams. To paraphrase that little green poet, Kermit the Frog: “I hope we all find it, That Rainbow Connection, The lovers, the dreamers, and my little brother, David.”
    14 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. 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
    13 points
  18. Hey all, Sorry about that. I've been trying since Monday to get the new certificate for this server, but our vendor was being very difficult for no apparent reason other than technical issues. All should be good now. Thanks
    13 points
  19. We had a beautiful late summer day today in which was crowned with this sunset.
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  20. Here is a 2A3 I designed using Edcor iron. The wooden side panels are just about to get finished up.
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  21. Sunrise a few days ago at the ranch.
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  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Merry Christmas to all the CCC&C gents! Swanky got the left over cheese grits this morning. Happy pup!
    12 points
  25. @henry4841 Your Sony is a beauty! This is my 1973 Marantz 1060. I bought it in 1974 and used it for several years. In the late 80s, I replaced it with a Denon integrated then later with a Rotel multi-channel system. A few years ago, I thought I might sell it since I wasn't using it. I pulled it out of storage, cleaned it up, and replaced a switch that had gone bad. The walnut case had dried out a bit over the years so I cleaned it, gave it a once over with some 0000 steel wool, then a few coats of finish oil. Other than the worn screen printing over the Power button, it looks great. So great that I decided to keep it with plans to someday re-cap it. I finally tackled the rebuild a couple of years ago with new/larger caps and replaced the output transistors at the same time. My brother-in-law has a stock 1060 of approximately the same vintage and we put them together one day so we could A/B them to see if we could really tell a difference. We could, and it was pretty amazing. The upgrade turned this already good amp into something special and I've been using it since. I don't plan to let this one go.
    12 points
  26. 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.
    12 points
  27. This was originally written by someone about Facebook; but I see many similarities to the Klipsch forum. Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it’s ‘lightbulb’ or ‘light bulb’. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that ‘light bulb’ is perfectly correct. 249 to post meme’s and gif’s. 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 16 to post ‘Following’. 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty. 7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money. 19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them. 5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and use their own light bulbs. 7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs. 4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs. 13 to comment “Me too”. 5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said “f÷×$” 22 to ask if there is a flounce in progress. 349 to post flounce memes. 4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”. 13 to say “Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”. 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn’t the brightest bulb. 4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
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  28. 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
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  29. At first, my wife wasn't sure she wanted to have a celebration, but finally accepted it whole heartedly. We had about 25 friends with us at one of the newer trendy places in Chattanooga's South Side. It was a lot of fun (as it usually is when a bunch of Filipinos get together).
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  30. First off, Paul klipsch once said, if I can see farther then those before me, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants. You mentioned specific designed items that have been introduced as products. Paul and I hardly ever discussed individual significant ideas. We did talk a lot about concepts. Everyone of the specific items you mention has some predecessor. Looking ahead by using conceptual ideas makes one ask a lot of what if’s. Taking a look at your list (and I know you can more specific items), I can tell you that whether it was available or not, we discussed every single item on your list and others. By taking a look at what was going on around us, seeing where the state of art was heading (remember Paul read a lot) and conceptualizing what that might lead too, put me behind in a lot of product designs I was working at the time!! Lol!! That truly was the fun part for me. I had/have a lot of latitude to “play”. That was the second greatest thing I treasure in working with Paul klipsch. The first is that he was my friend. Honestly I don’t think I will because of way he taught me to think about acoustics, projects, ideas, etc. it was not specific items. It was concepts. I understand Paul’s philosophy and adopted it as my own. Because it made sense. And because Paul understood that he and I were on the same wavelength, he encouraged me to “conceptualize” and see what direction that would lead us to. So you see, their is some “Delgado” in klipsch. But that is only because I stood on the shoulders of a giant.....Paul Wilbur klipsch.
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  31. Um...so this happened today Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
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  32. Ok Randy, you're obviously bothered by this so I'll tell you about a secret I've been keeping..... A couple-few years ago after fixing up my speakers, PWK came to me in a dream one night. He said "Son, I see that you and others have changed the components in your speakers".......and then he said, "What's up with that?" Then I said to him, "Sir, forgive me.....I have strayed but mean no harm". Then I went on to explain. "It's like this, Sir. My poorly made speakers were literally falling apart at the seems. The cheaply made woofers were blown with no replacements to purchase from Klipsch. The crossovers were faulty after only eight years of use. The tweeter diaphragms sucked from the beginning. The mid drivers were fine but I was on a roll so I changed them anyway. (After all how could I not after all of John Allen's extensive research)" Then Paul said "Do they still sound like Klipsch?" Then I said "Yes father.....only better". Paul looked me square in the eye and said he was gonna kick my arse. Then he lightened up and said "Ok, ok......I'll let it slide since the crossover values are still the same and you had good intentions". Then he told me I was a handsome young man and told me to rock out and tell RandyH to relax. That's how it went down. Exactly. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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  33. Moved to Northern Georgia and love it here. These are from this morning on my porch. Canon 5DS and 300mm 2.8 IS v2.
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  34. Marantz model 2 monoblocks. Got them back after 20 years 🙂.
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  35. 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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  36. Just wanted to offer some advice…..those socks can really smear imaging and placement…….
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  37. 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!
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  38. 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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  39. This is my new 300B amp that Curious George here on the forum built me. This amp sounds amazing!!
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  40. Merry Christmas to all the horny nuts here…. 😁
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  41. When you tell your dad who works for the power company that you want to be a transformer.
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  42. Didn't actually get them today, but Saturday.
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  43. Things worked in a deal and I now own a pair of black satin version 1 CF-3's and they sound awesome. I've missed Epic sound since selling my others a few years back but now I'm happy once again. These and my ads L1230's are all the speakers I care to keep around anymore. At some point this fall, I'm going to strip the black off and re-veneer them in something like cherry, walnut, or mahogany; or maybe something else. They're easy enough as it's only tops and sides. Not really worrying about crossovers, bracing cabinets, etc. These seem to be solid and I won't touch them unless they have a glue issue like my other pair did. Next thing I may be pondering is a different amp to go with this wall of stuff. I like the Onkyo Reference preamp but thinking about more power. Thought about an Adcom GFA-5802 which is 300wpc and also a MC7270, but, that one goes a little above my pay grade. Here's the standard obligatory picture. Just a basic setup anymore.
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  44. UPDATE: It hasn't even been a week and I am totally convinced these speakers were the best option for me. I was skeptical going in because I really wanted genuine Klipsch Heritage Cornwalls. I never heard Crites "Cornscala's" and bought in based on opinions and reviews of others. They are of course larger than what they replaced and they do everything in a bigger way. Huge soundstage with realism and detail at all volume levels, effortless with no strain. I've read comments stating bass can be lacking? I would say something else in the system is lacking if thats the perception. The listening space is critical to the experience. Even my dedicated room could be bigger but it is tight and treated. Rectangular at 14x20 with one door, no windows, isolated from living space. I love what these speakers are doing for my music and I loved the speakers they replaced, something I thought I'd never do. Powered by a modest completely overhauled ST-70 with a stock style replacement circuit board running old Mullard EL34's XF2, there is a sweetness along with authoritive dynamic power that draws you in to the musical presentation. Another satisfied Cornscala owner.
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  45. And they're done! They sound great and I'm just giving them a good listen, thanks for coming along for the thread.
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  46. This is my refurbished pair of spatter paint Heresy speakers along with a small stand I built for a Tascam CD-200 BT disc player/Bluetooth and an early 1970's Sony STR-7045 receiver. I veneered the speakers in white oak veneer, as well as the CD player box, but I used red oak for the stand legs. All pieces are finished with Tru-Oil. I'm very pleased with the results, sonically and visually. At some point I'll duck the Apple TV HDMI cable in the wall. Both the speakers and the stand have adjustable height legs to compensate for the bluestone floor which was laid on an outdoor concrete slab patio, pitched downhill to the left.
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  47. That's a beautiful part of the state. My older son just sent me this with the comment 'my daily commute'. He's over in North Carolina.
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  48. Jayco 1006. Very easy to set up and tear down. We're at Buffalo River state park east of Fargo ND.
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