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  1. Unit has served me well but I'm remodeling the listening space with a new audio rack, so this is for sale. I thought it performed admirably with a tube amplifier on it. Don't see many of these for sale. All packed up and ready to go to a new home. Tempered glass on ball bearings. Maple and black as shown. $150 plus shipping. Local pickup ok too, Homewood, IL





  2. Excellent condition, rear firing adjustable super tweeter. Solid maple cabinets built by Terry in 05. Serial #'s 552 & 553. Have new "normal" Fostex driver, FE166En treated by Planet 10 hi fi currently installed in cabinets. Have older Fostex "nearfield" FF165k also treated by Planet 10 hi fi. Normal and nearfield drivers included. Used only with high quality tube amplifiers. $850. Original shipping crate included in purchase, but Local pickup only, no shipping. Located in Chicago area. Contact me for additional photos. Thanks, Frank.





  3. Yea, I'm familiar with Sophia Electric,. I tried some 2A3's from them which were terrific, but now I'm in need of PX-25's which aren't that popular and since KR Audio's US rep (http://renaissanceaudio.com) has them priced at almost $800 I was trying to find a little less expensive alternative. The only place I've seen the TJ Full Music PX-25's is from a website called diyGene which seems to be in Hong Kong but apparently sells to the US market, which may be absolutely fine, but of course I'd prefer to buy from a US address. I think Sophia is the best way to go. Thanks.

  4. to save you some money try the TJ Mesh tubes. They are the exact same tubes made in the same factory...

    You are absolutely correct, however I couldnt find TJ tubes any cheaper, I looked. Dave

    Where would you reccommend buying TJ Tubes?

  5. I'm not sure how long I can stick around Saturday night, I can probably do an early dinner, but looking at the map, Gibson's looks like it's right next door to the Double tree. It's supposed to have great steaks and seafood.

  6. Here are the plusses and minuses of the two modes per Mark:

    + drives very low impedance loads such as 5KO
    + drives cables up to 50 feet long with no ill effect
    + drives multiple amplifiers such as main and subwoofer
    + or — has a slightly more extended (really slight) top end.
    + often perceived as having tighter bass control, (although that's not my personal opinion.)

    + Is the shortest possible signal path (passive components), and least active components between input and output
    + Has the lowest distortion
    + Has the lowest noise
    + Has (IMO) the most clarity
    + Has the least interaction with the PSU
    — "Ideally" should be driving modest length cables (6ft) and into a load of about 47KO or more. Even better at 100kO
    + or — has a very slightly less extended top end.

  7. I'm a big fan of decoupling speakers from the floor. I've spiked RF-7's and a RSW15, as well as some others. Spiking the sub showed the most impovement as it kept the bass in the room and no longer shook the whole house. When it was sitting on the floor, all the energy transferred to the floor and the walls. Once up on spikes, the bass is much tighter and you can hear the sound from the driver and not the cabinet resonance. This being said, I do prefer to actually connect spikes to the cabinet rather than just put the speaker on a base. Below is a link with some other type outriggers which may be another option to consider.





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