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Deang

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  1. Welcome back Forrest. Kain -- go with God. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  2. The last time I checked I saw Mullard EL-34's for $375 PER TUBE. I guess there are more CV4004's around then EL-34's? Where did you get your EL-84's? I am going to need a couple myself. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-20-2002 at 06:14 PM
  3. No doubt -- I went bankrupt just doing NOS for my drivers. What did a quad of Mullard output tubes run you, if you don't mind me asking. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  4. In spite of what others might say -- I think you would find the additional power of the Super Amp beneficial in the long run. The HSU crossover does NOT have an adjustable crossover per se. It uses little plug in modules that connect directly into the ciruit board. You would order it with your desired crossover, and HSU would install the appropriate modules. Additional modules are $15 a piece and you need them in pairs (high pass and low pass). They are quite easy to change out. Yes, since you are effectively biamping -- you are alleviating the necessity of your amp to play the low frequencies -- this increases the amps headroom. The lower the crossover point the better. Let your Scalas do what they were designed to do. You don't want to rob from the LaScala's horn loaded bass. I would go with 51Hz and simply try to extend the bass response. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-20-2002 at 01:31 PM
  5. Yeah, it would sure break my heart if I had to keep it and biamp.f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  6. Now c'mon. Someone from this forum HAS to buy this amp. No one else owns speakers that can even begin to appreciate what she can do. So, who's it gonna be? f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  7. You saidNot quite sure what you are telling me here. At present, I run an RCA cable from my Denon Sub preout into the Samson channel 1 input with a 1/4" TRS plug on the end of it... Of course you don't understand what I'm saying -- it's because I told you wrong. The 'Y' cable goes on the RCA end of your SVS cable and will plug in the L/R outputs for you low pass section of the crossover. It's probably easier if I just show you. Click on the Pic. As far as your other question goes, I'm not quite sure. I suppose you could get another cable from SVS and come off of your HT system into the other, non-used channel of your Samson -- and just use the volume control on the front of the Samson corresponding to the system you want to use the sub for. This is a good question for Boa, or TV himself. You could email Tom at SVS -- he would know for sure. It should work though. Did you see that my Super Amp is for sale? f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-20-2002 at 09:31 AM
  8. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  9. I know you aren't going to agree with me on this -- but there ain't no way a LaScala is TWICE the speaker of an RF7. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  10. When you look at it that way it's really a no-brainer. Give me vintage K-horns. I was in the running for those 1954 K-horns on eBay last week -- I just didn't say anything. I offered $2350 plus my Marantz DV-7010. I think taking those LaScalas from $2800 to $4000 is a ridiculous price increase. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  11. No, I haven't lost my mind -- well, I guess that's debateable. I just finalized a deal on a DJH version of the same amp. I wanted more headroom and it looks like I'm going to get it. Therefore, I'm selling the one I'm presently using. It is the base version, however - it has some upgrades. It has the oil filled coupling caps Kimber select wiring throughout Kimber powercord Volume control for CD direct I just retubed last month. It will come with NOS Siemens EL-34's, NOS 6GC7 RCA Cleartops, and NOS Beckman labeled, Amperex 6922 (gold pins). You all know what I think about this amp. $975 f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-20-2002 at 09:34 AM
  12. 96 views and no comments? ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  13. If anyone can build them right it would be you. If I had your skills that's what I'd do. My first rule of audio -- "Never listen to an ugly speaker" Mind as well do it right -- if you don't, you'll always be thinking about it. Where do you people find these insane deals -- in the Twilight Zone? ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  14. Don't think I've EVER posted here before. I mean, what constitutes something so 'technical' that it can't be handled by the 2 Channel Forum Let's see, Yesterday I jamming on some 'Godsmack' and my SVS was pumping so much air it blew one of my RF7's over into my tube amp. When I tipped the RF7 back over, I found that one of the RCA Cleartops had dislodged out of the amp and was now protruding out of one of the woofers. I don't know what to do. If I pull the tube out of the woofer, there will be a hole, but I really need that tube for my amp. Jeesh -- I need to go to bed ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-19-2002 at 11:15 PM
  15. I didn't know you just got some Scalas -- that's great! I know how much you love that old Heritage sound, and I'm happy as all get out for you. Are you gonna listen to them with cotton in your ears Kidding! Just kidding! Honest! I swear! It would be nice to see some pics when you get 'em done. I can't even imagine what someone with your background can do with those cabinets. Congratulations on your new addition!! ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  16. Yes, another set of Cornwalls in BF Egypt, and being sold by another idiot who will not ship. Doesn't ANYONE keep their freaking boxes anymore Sorry, I'm due for my meds. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-23-2002 at 06:15 PM
  17. Mike, I was in the same boat after I bought my AE-25 and SVS CS+/Samson. I did a lot of reading and looking before finding something I felt I would be satisfied with. Please click on the link in my signature below and take a look at the HSU crossover. Nothing fancy here. Just a little black box with volume control, phase button, and bypass (so you can run full range on your mains without the sub). However, you open it up and you will find only the best parts used. Another reason I settled on it is because it uses a 24db/octave crossover for both the low pass AND the high pass. This very important. Most crossovers in subs use a 6db/octave on the high pass. They are primarily designed to work with monitors and satellites, and every sub I had previously used that damn 6db/octave high pass locked in at 80 or 90Hz. With the HSU unit, you can actually CHOOSE where you want the high pass set at, and since it is 24db/octave -- the integration with the sub is totally seemless. With my RF7's I got the 51Hz modules for both the low pass and the high pass. It sounds dynamite. It's very easy to set up. Just run your two interconnects (L/R) from your pre outs on your preamp to the high pass inputs at the back of the unit. You then take two more interconnects (L/R) and run from the high pass crossover outputs to the amplifier inputs (L/R). This takes care of the mains. To do the Samson, you take your SVS supplied interconnect and put a 'Y' adapter on the end (this will give you 'left' and 'right' inputs) and plug into the L/R low pass inputs. Two more interconnects go from the low pass outputs on the crossover to the Samson inputs -- and you are done. Since the full signal is run through the crossover -- it really should be the best you can afford. The HSU unit is killer for $413.00. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-19-2002 at 10:42 PM
  18. Isn't it great. A day without tubes is like a day without...well, -- tubes ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  19. Mine are in the drop dead gorgeous blonde maple. I also have an SVS CS+ sub -- I like the contrast of the maple and the black behind it. You need to remember that the front baffle of the RF7 is that dark grey/black high density fiberboard. The front of the speaker is black no matter which finish you get. If your dad likes the cherry, get the cherry -- it's very nice looking. Certainly better than the black. Who gives a crap what color the RS7's are -- they are on the wall behind/over your head. It's those monsterous RF7's that will be commanding attention. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  20. NOS440 I was kind of thinking along these lines. Let's take your Heresy's. 01 watt = 96db at 3 feet 10 watts = 106db 20 watts = 109db Subtract 3db for every three feet you move away from the speakers. 106 db if you sit 6 feet away 103 db if you sit 9 feet away 100 db if you sit 12 feet away Wow, you're right -- he don't need no stinking 40 watts ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-19-2002 at 09:43 AM
  21. I think any would be criticisms have to take a back seat to the very good deal you got. You might find Adcom's presentation of the high frequencies a little 'hot' and 'brittle' sounding through those horns when being played at louder levels. The bass will be fabulous. It's very good stuff however -- you did good. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  22. I have some very light 'crackling' coming from my left channel that is only noticable at low volume levels or through the head-phones. It almost sounds like static but isn't. I have isolated it to the preamp. I guess I need to start replacing tubes one by one until I figure out which one it is. Any opinions on what this might mean exactly as far as the tube itself goes? I'm using NOS Amperex White Label 6922 PQ Gold Pins and Amperex 6DJ8 Bugle Boys. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Psalm 122:6f>c>s>
  23. You gotta be kidding me Where would you put the horn(s) in a funky shaped cabinet -- at the bottom? You want 'stylish'? Start saving your money. Think I'll keep my money and my RF7's too! ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * RF-7 Klipschcones® f>s> Exigency is the matriarch of ingenious contrivancef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-19-2002 at 12:14 AM
  24. Oh boy -- here we ago again. B&K makes great MOSFET amps and B&K will sound just dandy with those Belles. They would sound better with tubes however. It takes a while to get a grip on this 'loudness' thing. The Belle, with a sensitivity of 103db/watt will get pretty darn loud with 15 tube watts or less. 01 watt = 103db 10 watts = 113db 20 watts = 116db 40 watts = Pain ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * RF-7 Klipschcones® f>s> Exigency is the matriarch of ingenious contrivancef>c>s>
  25. Sounds like we have something in common. Oh yeah -- put the juice to 'em. With sensitivity ratings around 98db/watt you are going to want at least 40 tube watts. This will easily give you 100db or a little more at the listening position. Also, you should know that tube watts are not like solid state watts. As you crank up solid state it will begin to harden up on you, while well driven tube amps will just get louder without losing their sonic integrity. My AE-25 actually sounds its best if I take it right up to the point of clipping. Other things you might be interested in knowing is that tube amps have this uncanny ability of pushing the sound well past the front baffle of the speaker. The sound is all enveloping and textured. Solid state sound is just 'there'. There just seems to be 'more' of everything with tubes that makes it very difficult to go back to solid state once you have experienced it. ------------------ Deanf>s> Cary AE-25 * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * RF-7 Klipschcones® f>s> Exigency is the matriarch of ingenious contrivancef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-18-2002 at 11:26 PM
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