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  1. I solidified a deal on my Line 1 last night from a fellow who offered $1150 for it. My wife, who is a treasure beyond treasures -- has given me the nod to use the money for a system in our finished basement. The Klipsch and Audio Electronics gear will stay upstairs -- as this is for the most part my private sanctuary. The basement is pretty much unused, and it's quite a bit of space to not make use of. We have a nice couch down there and my dartboard (which is another one of my obsessions). I want to turn it into our primary "hanging-out" domain, and turn our somewhat small living room into a sitting room for reading. So, I have $1150 dollars. I will move the 32" Toshiba downstairs, along with my Marantz DV-7010. Now, what to do with that money. Last month, I almost bought those K-horns from that fellow in California. I had him down to $2200, which included shipping. The problem was, I lost a head gasket in my olds, and then didn't have enough money to buy them. When the AE-25 DJH showed up on Audiogon, I used the remainder of what I had left to buy it. I sold my original SuperAmp, and used the money for that to buy the AE-3. So now, here I am. How do you get maximum musicality for the least amount of money? Well, Audiogon and eBay of course. So, off I go to see if I can land some Heresy's. Well, sometimes things turn out funny, and as I was cruising though the listings I ran across a pair of DQ-10's in very good condition for the give-away price of $450. This is a complete no-brainer folks. Those who have followed my posts over the last year or two know I have a secret love affair with these monsters. The speaker is still manufactured by John Dahlquist's old gang (Regnar), with a few modifications -- for $3700. I can buy a capacitor upgrade kit for $189 and bring both speakers current. These beasts have a midrange to die for, with tremendous imaging capabilities. I am estatic that I got these for the price I paid. I would have paid double that amount to have them. So, I have a little more than $600 left, and could stretch that to $700. The speakers are 89db/w -- and so I have the following options: 1) Buy a fairly decent integrated amp with at least 100 watts. I was actually thinking about the Anthem Integrated with the tubed preamp section. 2) Buy separates. dbflash is selling his Parasound combo for $700. 3) Move my present front end with 35 watts to the DQ's, and then build myself a Consonance Joplin. I will probably wait to get Mobile's impressions before I make a decision regarding this option. Just so no one thinks I am a heretic -- the DQ-10 does have a horn super-tweeter f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-13-2002 at 10:31 AM
  2. Noble dual volume potentiometerf> What does "dual volume" mean? There's only one knob.f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  3. It's been a great night. About an hour ago I yanked the sub. It actually seemed to be upsetting the texture of the bass. Re-calibrating didn't help any. The character of the bass is so completely different, that it just doesn't jel with the sub. I am now wired straight into the preamp. This system is now strictly two channel only. The little AE-3 kicks some serious butt. I finished off the evening by knocking what remaining earwax I had, clean out of my head. Good suggestion with switching the tubes around, but me not being the brightest light in the chandelier, I decided to move my left speaker forward a couple of inches, and my right speaker back a couple of inches. f>I'll have to play with those tubes tomorrow. It never even entered my mind that a mis-match would cause this. I actually thought it might be a volume tracking problemf> If the problem moves with the tube, I'll ask Brent Jesse to match me up a nice pair. If not, I'll call Kirk at Cary to see what he thinks. I have no problem sending it in to make it right -- this great piece deserves to be running at it's best.f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  4. Who's your Huckleberry ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  5. I'll just say that if Mobile ever gives you a suggestion on an equipment purchase, save yourself a headache and do whatever he says -- for he has great ears. I've been singing all these praises about the Line 1, and the truth is -- I never really had a basis for comparison. I now feel kind of embarrassed. Yes -- tube rectification and 6SN7's are simply wonderful. I can only characterize the sound by saying it just sounds "right". It makes the Line 1 sound homogenized by comparison. Everything is just so much more out in the open, and more open sounding -- yet, it somehow does this without sounding unduly "forward". The instruments are distinct entities, and I can keep track of each one easily. It is warm, yet crisp -- tight, yet full. I can actually hear more of the cymbals. This is not the same as saying I hear more cymbals -- I hear more of the cymbals. There is also more decay, which is very refreshing. There is more authority in the bottom, and I initially had to back off two clicks on the crossover controlling the volume for the SVS. Three songs later I backed off another click, and by the end of the CD I was in by-pass. Tomorrow I will move the SVS and crossover out of the system and experiment with placement. The system now sounds as good at low volume as it does at high volume. I can honestly say it wasn't like that with the Line 1. My only complaint, and it is quite minor -- is that I am experiencing a little bit of image drift. Voices that used to come out of the middle of soundstage, are now slightly right of center. There is no balance control, so I may either have to move the speakers a little closer together -- or move the left channel forward a little bit. Like I said though, I will be experimenting with placement anyway -- to see if I can get the RF7's to a place where I don't feel the need to use the crossover and SVS. I have alterior motives here. I may want to use that crossover and sub for something else. f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-12-2002 at 08:17 PM
  6. I pray that I have not offended anyone or given the impression I am a small minded person. I try to put some thought into my posts, and try to present my position with as much tact as possible. I think we are all guilty of getting a little torqued from time to time, the important thing is that we keep it all in perspective. I guess I want to believe that everyone on this board is different, a cut or two above all the other folks out there. Regardless of our differences, I don't believe anyone here would want to see harm come to any forum member. Isn't that what it's all about? I can't help it that Christians and Conservatives have been stereotyped as jack-booted fascists, any more than you liberals can help being stereotyped as spineless and amoral. We should be smarter than this. This forum has such a diversity of people regarding age (maturity level), experience, and knowledge. This should be kept at the forefront of thought when reading posts. I'm O.K. with off topic discussion. I enjoy quite a bit. I especially enjoy being disagreed with. I rarely learn anything from people I always agree with. What I do wish is that people who disagree with me, present arguments based on reason and information -- instead of emotionalism expressed using snide remarks and subtle personal attacks. In the end, I think lynnm is right. It's better just to stick to audio. f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  7. Actually, it's a sword.f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
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  9. I'm with Allen here. He hit this one square on the nail's head -- drove it all the way into the board. I spent the better part of a decade with Magnepans and was ready to go with a new set of Vandersteens when I ran across the diminutive RB5. Sure, you can enjoy all of these different 'sounds', but after a while they all start sounding very much the same. However, I don't think there is anything wrong with straying off the path and having something different to listen too. It's all ear candy, and there is nothing strange to find that something else tastes good too. Klipsch is not the end all to great sound -- but it's damn close. I myself am toying again with the idea of building up a second system, after twice deciding not to do it -- and it will probably not be a system with Klipsch speakers in it. f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
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  11. Girl Needs Help Finding Fatherf> Unfortunately, it has become all to frequent in today's society that a man will father a child and then run off, often times without paying any child support. The girl in this picture will face many challenges because she has no father in her life. If you know who her father might be, please contact the authorities immediately. f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  12. That's NOT good news. What if this guy ran this amp like this for a year? Should I be concerned? f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  13. Political Quiz ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  14. Man oh man, what a day. Between Ole Jazman sending my bloodpressure through the ceiling, and my Superamp sounding like poo-poo-ka-ka, I'm just about done for the day. Ah yes, the DJH Superamp. My quest for a little more headroom, a little more transparency. It does sound better than the biamping experiment I did -- more coherent and warmer as well. But at the same time it sounded 'flat' -- it is difficult to explain. It just didn't sound as good to me as the base Superamp I just sold. I haven't been saying much about it because there hasn't been much to say. Ho-hum. Where is the "improvement" I kept asking myself. I finally woke up tonight and realized there wasn't any at all. As a matter of fact, after a couple of CD's I decided it really didn't sound very good at all. I got the little bit of hum thing going, and this spectacularly flat sound. I started wondering about the tubes that came with the amp. I had asked the seller, "how many hours do you think you have on them?" "Oh, not more than a couple of months. I bought new, inefficient speakers, and then packed it away." I started thinking about Lonestar's day, and figured it must be an omen. So, I get in the car and go to Radio Shack, and buy my multimeter -- a nice analog one so I can watch the needle. It was an easy choice because it was the only one that specifically said it could be used to check "DC current". The instructions from the AE-25 manual and the multimeter were cake. Written just for a moron like me. I was very relieved. I powered off the amp, hooked the leads up to the multimeter, alligator clipped the leads from the Cary supplied jack to the leads of the multimeter, plugged in the jack into the back of the amp, powered the amp back on, flipped the dial on the meter, and as the amp warmed up -- the needle went up, and up, and up. 50 mA, 100 mA, 200 mA, 500 mA, 1000mA -- the needle just about pegs as I begin to turn the bias down to the mandated 200 mA. Could the current flowing out of my receptacles really be THAT different than that of the sellers? I sit to listen and it is MUCH better. However, I now have this thing in my head, wondering if the output tubes are about shot. I try not to think about it, but you know how it is. So...I power everything off and grab a new set of KT-88's out of my stash box. In they go, along with another rebiasing session. I am happy to report that I finally got to hear this amp in all its glory. Ed's AE-3 will be here tomorrow, and I'm ready for another round. Speaking of Ed. This guy is a first class act. I haven't even gotten to the post office yet to mail the payment, when I get an email from him saying the preamp is on the way and should be here tomorrow. "Have a nice weekend" he says f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-11-2002 at 11:40 PM
  15. Sounds like a good reason to stay with the Cornwalls!f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  16. ...you've seen too many Charles Bronson movies!f> Thanks for insulting my intelligence. Maybe you're just trying to be funny. BTW, those Bronson movies dealt with vigilantism and revenge. I don't see where I touched on anything like that.f> I also know the language well and I correctly used the word polarity.(Check an unabridged dictionary.)f> I wasn't trying to slam you, Since I had never seen 'polarity' used that way before, I thought you might have been thinking of, "a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions." But as it turns out you meant, "the presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies." Sorry. Many apologies.f> ...As for the "threat", other than loudmouthing, nothing happened, but I'm sure you think it was because Tom had a weapon.f> Where is this coming from? I was only saying that IF they had walked over towards Tom's camp site and presented a threat -- Tom was prepared. In a situation such as this (hypothetical), the mere brandishing of the weapon prevents an altercation.f> There is no excuse for the other campers behavior, but the "my gun will save me" philosophy, please spare me.f> You might want to examine the information located at the link I provided, instead of resorting to emotional responses. My gun MAY NOT save me, but then again, IT MAY. With my doors alarmed, and a weapon next to my bed, I am at least prepared to make an effort to protect my family. If you have an argument against that then present it, and spare me the condescending remarks.f> The archives must be full of instances where the minorities are overrunning the majority population, stalking and killing their wives and children, uggh..I'm already sick!f> Where in the heck is this coming from? You might want to go back and read the earlier posts again. Tom only mentioned "Hispanics" in the context of their "...screaming about killing fu**ing gringos..." The comment was confined to the camp site, and the six males making reference to killing "Gringos". How does your comment about minorities over-running the majority population relate to anything Tom or myself said?f> Maybe one day you'll get a little further into the teachings of the person who's name is part of the word "Christian", then to, maybe not.f> A personal attack? Why? Do you remember when The Lord was getting ready to send out the twelve? He asked them, "Who has a sword?" One of the disciples said, "Here, we have two." Jesus responded, "One will suffice." The roads leading to and from the various places the disciples would be going to, were ruled by bandits, and many travelers were often beaten and robbed (remember the story of the Good Samaritan). It is a good thing to turn the other cheek when it is personal, but even Jesus would not permit his disciples to be fodder for the wicked. In the end, when the fight regards the things of The Lord, and the things of His Kingdom -- I will have to lay down my arms, for "All who live by the sword will die by the sword." But that time is not now, and I do not think it is The Lord's will to stand idle while me, my family, or property, is invaded by robbers, rapists, and kidnappers of children. f>Exodus 22:3f> "If a thief is caught breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed."f> Keep in mind that this is simply regarding theivery -- not mother-stabbers, father-rapers, or the rest of the sorry bunch who have nothing else better to do than antagonize the rest of us.f> This was my last politcal statement in this forum.f> You seemed to indicate that I had much to learn regarding the person of Jesus -- maybe you would prefer religious dialogue instead, and aid me in my spiritual growthf> Making me out to be like some kind of hate-monger was really a low shot. Shame on you. Go in Peace f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  17. LOL I'm not sure what "The Dead Boys doing Sonic Reducer", is. But I have a feeling it might even bring me to my knees in utter confusion and despair. Red Ryder BB Gun from 1968? Those are fun too f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  18. Dean, the above (excluding your second post which was just added) is a perfect reason why I only really like to read audio (and even that gets hard) in these forums.f> Hey, this is supposed to be fun! It's just clean debate, and I don't hold any ill will towards you or anyone else for choosing to disagree. We can agree to disagree -- and still appreciate each other.f> That is a horrible display of logic and fallacies. Granted, I didnt go into much detail in my post and there was some jest involved, but the conclusions you draw are on another plane.f> I apologize. I read more into your response than I probably should have.f> ...your interesting use of the word "you" to cover two posters in the context and connotations of one entity...f> Hmmm. I wasn't aware I was doing this. That is why I include the comments into my response so everyone knows what/who I am addressing.f> This is a rather monumental debate that goes FAR beyond guns as we have completely different core perceptions of the World and cause and effect.f> Well, I said it was complicated. I agree it all goes way beyond guns, but we were only talking about guns. To talk about core perceptions and cause and effect we would have to start a new threadf> ...along with the occasional barb when I see what I believe to be slightly more Neanderthaloid-esque observations.f> Speaking of Neanderthals -- if one had you cornered behind one of your Cornwalls, and was swinging a big stick at you. Would you: a) Duck, and allow the Cornwall to absorb the blows. Pick up one of your Moondogs and attempt to divert the blows. c) Throw large tubes at him f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-11-2002 at 01:34 PM
  19. Oops, of course. I should have remember the information from his earlier posts. I was just thinking along the lines of them not putting out any sound. What a doofus I am. That is interesting about the receptacle being "hot". Maybe a flipped breaker? f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  20. At this point, the first thing you should is put everything back the way it was. Put your old amp back in and at least get the system operating. It's the only way to rule out any potential problems somewhere down the line. Did you check the fuse in your PREAMP? Also, understand that whatever it is, it can be fixed, and those are some damn nice amps!! f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  21. Is a firearm in your home "22 times more likely" to be used to kill or injure a family member than to be used for protection? Or "43 times more likely?" How about "18 times more likely?" Anti-gun groups and politicians say it is, citing research by Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D. Dr. Kellermann's dubious conclusions provide anti-gunners propaganda they use to try to frighten Americans into voluntarily disposing of their gunsin essence, to do to themselves what the anti-gunners have been unable to do to them by legislative, regulatory, or judicial means. Kellermann admits to the political goal of his work, saying "People should be strongly discouraged from keeping guns in their homes." ("Gun ownership as a risk factor for homicide in the home," New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 1993.) Anti-gun groups have seized upon his most recent attempt in this regard, a "study" from which the bogus "22 times more likely" risk-benefit ratio is derived. ("Injuries and Deaths Due to Firearms in the Home," Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Aug. 1998.) The study suffers numerous flaws common to previous Kellermann efforts, including the fact that it is a very small-scale survey of sample jurisdictions that are not representative of the country or even of one another. Most significant, though, Kellermann severely understates defensive uses of guns, by counting only those in which criminals are killed or injured. Dr. Edgar A. Suter, writing in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, explains the error in the context of an earlier Kellermann study, which compared family member deaths to killings of criminals: "The true measure of the protective benefits of guns are the lives saved, the injuries prevented, the medical costs saved, and the property protectednot the burglar or rapist body count. Since only 0.1% to 0.2% of defensive gun usage involves the death of the criminal, any study, such as this, that counts criminal deaths as the only measure of the protective benefits of guns will expectedly underestimate the benefits of firearms by a factor of 500 to 1,000." ("Guns in the Medical LiteratureA Failure of Peer Review," March 1994, p. 134.) Similarly, criminologist Gary Kleck notes, "More commonly, guns are merely pointed at another person, or perhaps referred to or displayed, and this sufficient to accomplish the ends of the user." (Targeting Guns, Aldine de Gruyter, 1997, p. 162.) Kleck's 1995 landmark survey of defensive gun uses found guns used for protection as many as 2.5 million times annually, a number much smaller, obviously, than the number of criminals killed or wounded. ("Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Fall 1995.) Kellermann's "22 times more likely" study suffers yet another flaw: only 14.2% of criminal gun-related homicides and assaults he surveyed involved guns kept in the homes where the crimes occurred. With a similar sloppiness in his "43 times more likely" study, suicides (never shown to correlate to gun ownership) accounted for the overwhelming majority of gun-related family member deaths he pretended to compare to defensive gun uses. f>s> Death Statistics ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-11-2002 at 11:15 AM
  22. Oh so true -- as soon as the music comes on I forget about it.f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
  23. I hear that! Hell yea! Damn Hispanics! Make sure you pass down your wisdom to your four year old daughter. I dont know how I got along all these years from here to Africa without guns... How ignornant could I have been?f> Interesting how you totally disregard the potentially dangerous situation Tom and his family were in. Tom had to point out they were Hispanics, not because he is racist, but so his comments regarding what they were communicating to each other in their camp area would have context. So, I guess if they decide to stroll over into Tom's camp area, and start to eye is wife, he should just be a good humanitarian and roll over and go back to sleep? It's nice you made from Africa to here without guns. However, what I find ironic is that if you had ever found yourself in a very bad situation -- you would have had no qualms with putting a policeman's life on the line to protect your pacifistic rear end. Consistency thou art a jewel. f>Sadly, ironically enough, if alone in a camping area with just the two of us, you would be the one I would be worrying about with your Hi-Power Browning and four year old and whatnot.f> I guess what you are saying here is that Tom is complete idiot and might shoot his daughter? This is a typical attitude towards responsible gun owners. Maybe Tom's 4 year daughter (who can't even work the action on an automatic), might take that Browning, run off into the woods and shoot herself? Ever been in a camping area and been approached by a rabid racoon? Well, I guess you can always beat it down with your lawn chair. f>As far as your comments on everyone being armed as any sort of solution to anything...f> You might want to study the violent crime statistics in Florida before, and after the conceal carry law passed.f> ...or equalizing a 90lb vs 220lb maniac is totally WHACKED!f> Powerful argument. What would be your preferred method of protection for your wife or girlfriend, if she is knowingly being stalked in a mall parking lot? Harsh language?f> ...if you think your Hi Power whatever is the solution to some loudmouths, dream on. In case neither of you knows, most of you folks with weapons usually end up with your own weapons being taken from you and then being used against you.f> We just be ignrent cowboys dat don't know nothn. Please explain how my gun will be taken from me as I am pointing it into the face of a potential perpetrator? Please site your source for this age old and inaccurate argument.f> Maybe you also don't know that a "Self defense" plea is not worth much in a court of law except in the movies. There are even laws now in most states about using excessive force.f> Yes, there are stipulations. However, you are generalizing. These laws make allowances for the threat level. In Tom's case, it would NOT have been excessive. Someone in my house in the middle of the night with kids in the bedrooms will be shot. The saying is true -- better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.f> Silly wabbits. Maybe spending some moments helping your fellow man and developing a better understanding of the BS that creates such social, political and economic polairty (did you mean "polarization"?) in our great nation would serve you better.f> If ever confronted by a "fellow man" bent on stealing one of my kids, raping my wife, or gutting me for my wallet -- I will be sure to deliver the proper social commentary before sending him to Hell.f> I earned expert marksmanship medals and was proficient in all shooting positions by age 15, earned the same in the military, so I'm not afraid of weapons. Just afraid of those who think they(guns) are any kind of solution to "whatever" problems of society.f> There is no such thing as "expert marksmanship". These are two distinct classifications of proficiency. You probably qualified as "Marksman", which is the typical standard for Scouts and the Military. There then also exists: "Sharpshooter" "Expert" "Master" "Grandmaster" The "problem" is potential violence against my person or family by people without conscience. Please explain the available solutions to me. f> Let's stick to audio and "soldering" guns.f> A soldering gun is very dangerous. I keep mine unplugged and put away so my two year doesn't electrocute or burn herselff> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-11-2002 at 12:29 PM
  24. I know, I know -- we are treating you like an imbecile. Are you sure you have the interconnects from the Moondogs going in the correct single ended outputs on the back of your preamp? f>------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-11-2002 at 08:58 AM
  25. The hum is the same out of both the left and right speakers. It is not a 60 cycle hum, it is higher -- 120 maybe? It is not a ground loop problem. It does not change with variation in volume. I can turn my volume control over all the way and it stays the same. It is barely audible. The uninitiated might not even notice it. Removing the interconnects from the amp, or turning off the preamp does not effect whether it is there or not. f> ------------------ Deanf>s> Klipsch RF7s - AE-25 DJH - AE-3 DJH - Sony 9000ES f>s>
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