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LarryC

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  1. Pictures please, from enough different angles to give a comprehensive picture of what a buyer would be dealing with. Larry
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    Home generators

    I also prefer whole-house, which dehumidifies vary well. Separate dehumidifiers put out a lot of heat, have limited in-house distribution, not worth it.. I had a Cummins 20 kw, but quiet it was not. I had to have rubber-cork vibration absorbers installed under it near my wood-frame house, which worked wonders. Cost= $20,000 10 years ago. Worth it to me. Definitely worth it for sump pump protection, especially if you have K-horns on the floor in your basement. That happened to a forum member a few years ago, ruined the bottom of it.🥵 - Larry
  3. Overly heroic portrayal, but an excellent description of America's pre-WW II situation and its incredible industrial preparation for WW II. No wonder Biden wants to spend a lot of money on rebuilding, but our country was also in a unique place with enormous room to expand industrially and its armed forces. We made the most of it, really stomped the enemy, and established world leadership for most likely well over a century, thanks to leadership giants like Henry Kaiser, Knudson, etc. -- Larry https://www.amazon.com/Freedoms-Forge-American-Business-Produced/dp/0812982045/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=freedom's+forge&qid=1623495357&sr=8-1
  4. p. 11 of this website should be pretty close, as I don't things changed that much until the AK-5 and 6. Please correct me:www.hifilit.com
  5. Gil is absolutely right about its potential destructiveness on fine finishes. it greatly darkens and increases light-to-dark contrast in veneer grain. I had to have my mahogany lacquer Style B K-horns re-finished in order to dissolve out the discoloration from the lye. I don't think they've ever fully recovered. Who puts lye on a varnish finish? Great for Zebrawood! -- Larry
  6. My 2 cents: Listen to both if you can, or just jump for the AK-6's if you can't compare. I understand that the AK-6's are the first K-horns in decades whose treble system CANNOT be updated, e.g., from an AK-3, 4, or 5, to the AK-6. I believe it may have to do with space and layout in the 6 that prevents just sticking in a new tweeter, and perhaps more. That should deter you if you're an experimenter at heart. Klipsch engineering has made astonishing improvements in the last few decades IMO, and company leadership appears to be permanent and fully dedicated and competent to sustain the quality of the product. Why take an outdated product and then try to mess with supposed improvements that often leave the owner unsatisfied? It seems like you have a bargain opportunity at hand. Why does the seller want to get rid of them? There are plenty of good possible reasons , but it might be useful to know. - Larry
  7. Very nice, Gil. Very nice, more traditional, Christmas in Norway DVDs have been issued in recent years. Larry
  8. Probably not ... I have a habit of not being as careful as I should be about how old a thread is before replying to it I hereby apologize to you and Greg. Has the virus shut-in process affected you? Gary and Marty are now being vaccinated and we may get together one of these days. Seen any good concerts lately? -- Larry
  9. I saw it yesterday in an obscure part of the forum, which I probably couldn’t find that quickly again. I don’t recall it being that directly from him, more like a statement of availability. I’ll let you know if I see something in the future Larry
  10. Should Volti be permitted to use the Forum promote Volti “upgrades” to Khorns and other Heritage products? I’d say no because it implies our endorsement, which I don’t think has happened. Nor do I think they amount to the improvement implied. —Larry
  11. I'm re-entering this thread after having been away a while ... I definitely have Meniere's, tho' only in the left ear. High distortion, especially raspy distorted highs, are murder on my sick inner ear. There's a lot of :"recruitment" of multitudes of random unrelated sounds in tinnitus and hyperacusis, a sort of piling-on of multiple distorted copies of the sound you are listening to. That's why high distortion is such bad news IMO, because it'a piling-on of distortion on music that's already distorted -- a sort of multiplier effect of distortion products. That's what I sense, anyway. Hence a strong preference for very clean tube and tube-like sound. That's my best recommendation for you, and don't make it too loud. I hope you have it mostly in one ear, since deafness usually follows after 20 years or so. Sorry, Larry
  12. Pfizer X 2; Sore arm the first shot & tired feelings first day only. Second shot, sore arm of longer duration, several days of feeling listless, under the weather. Both arms a little muscle tenderness for several days. More reaction than I ever got from a flu shot.
  13. Shakey's experience sounds exactly like mine consistently does. Everything breaks in, including any kind of wire, anything mechanical, you name it. - Larry
  14. Were Cornwall tops book matched? If so, I'm not sure these were ever veneered, as opposed to simple plywood tops. In other words, these look like Birch raw and not veneered. Do you have the tags somewhere? - Larry
  15. Or an E-V15 WK, an exceptional woofer.
  16. How can you tell anything at all with nothing but blather? Agreed you can't tell anything over a phone, but I can hear some differences pretty well over my 27" iMac, and I can compare bad, peaky repro compared with fuller, cleaner music detail on that system without much difficulty.
  17. The trouble with so many of this kind of review is they don't play any music. I get a little tired of that. However, these comments and observations were unusually good, IMO. --Larry
  18. I wonder if they'll sound exactly the same if they weren't designed for it from scratch? Wasn't the AK-5 network a modification for enclosed backs? Like Mikebse2a3 says...
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    ISO EV 15 W-K

    Are you trying to match another 15 WK? A picture would help. Someone used to have recone kits... It was a great speaker until E-V cheapened it. You may have to advertise for one. Larry
  20. My sense of it was that they were very expensive for the market and took up too much square footage for dealers to want to carry them, especially as a new line. Add to that traveling to actually hear them (often hundreds of miles!) took real dedication to go hear them. Klipsch has the same problems with trying to sell K-horns and those are much closer to a product that is ready to sell itself. -- Larry
  21. It's been a long time since I heard the Palladiums, the P-38 and P-39, both in Indy, but I thought both had a much higher class of sound than the RF series, not nearly as thin sounding. Like all Klipsch, electronics quality can make a big difference. I don't know the Emotiva brand, but the P's would likely benefit from a better unit than Onkyos. They are best heard over a high grade of preamp and amplifier and would benefit from an pre/amp upgrade rather than compromising on those items. Obviously pushing your price up, not down.. The P's in Indy were demo'd over different quality electronics in two different years, and really suffered from the Onkyo-based demo the second year, IMHO of course. -- Larry
  22. Significant changes in head coaches -- BSU's successful Bryan Harsin going to Auburn and now BSU is looking. Doubts re a Western coach doing well in the SEC; "Auburn is the new Boise."
  23. careful about using watco on your finish if you have a lacquer finish! I'm not sure you should do that. look on the tag on the back; e.g., WO = Walnut Oil, while WL = walnut lacquer. -- Larry
  24. Hi Travis (great to hear from you!) and Sangbro, I have since moved and now have my K-horns in a larger room, more than 15' apart. The problem with the narrower room was the "sweet spot" was very close to the the speaker end of the room, somewhat frustrating to some listeners who wanted to sit more in the middle or other end of the room. The excellent distribution of the K-horn sound field overrode those issues for many, but I and others did feel it was a little suboptimal. In addition to the K's full range horn and room-filling propagation, the sound quality was also due to equipment selection, like the Basis LP and Wadia CD equipment and the tube electronics, especially the Joule Electra pre and OTL amps which are no longer available, My current equipment is listed in my signature below, some changed since Travis heard it. Everything in my system has been carefully chosen over the years, with a strong focus on system synergy, and any substitutions would likely produce noticeable steps down. I'll give special mention to the wire acquisitions, namely Siltech interconnects and Basis speaker wire. In particular, I replaced my internal K-horn wiring with the little-known Basis speaker wire, for better balance and more musical presentation. Also ESP Essence power cords, which are especially good with tube preamps. I agree that I don't need a sub, although classical music probably has more naturally balanced sound than non-classical music and movies. The K-horn has an incredibly seamless quality in transients and propagation, and just the character of the sound, and I would be concerned that the character of the sound would not be as uniform with the addition of non-horn and non-Klipsch drivers. Again, this may be more or an issue with movies and some non-classical. Although I have religiously updated my K's every time one appeared, The AK-6's were the first time in the long history of K-horns that could not be updated, unfortunately. So, I am sticking with the very, very satisfactory AK-4s (crossover network and matching treble and MR drivers, new bass bin panel door). -- Larry
  25. I have had tinnitus for over 20 years, more experience than I ever wanted! Mine combines in weird ways with differences in frequency balance. I have a great deal of tinnitus aggravation from massed, highly distorted high frequencies, such as distorted radio or pop music or jazz. Soothing classical music doesn't seem to bother me nearly as much, and I have always attributed this to a much lower distortion level from classical. I try to minimize any sound which irritates my hearing or makes the tinnitus worse. Also avoid any intakes that make it worse, Like, for some victims, salt or alcohol or tobacco. I haven't consumed alcohol for at least 20 years! -- the added tinnitus and buzzy vertigo, that goes on for several days, just isn't worth even an occasional sip! -- Larry
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