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  1. mikebse2a3

    ordering from klipsch

    Hey jc I noticed on the Eminence website several speaker repair places that you might check into if you haven’t already. http://www.eminence.com/support/recone/
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    Why we need audiophiles

    For those who think they have it all figured out these wise Quotes are from Richard Heyser a person whom PWK had tremendous respect for. "The evaluation of the acoustics of loudspeakers and the room containing them proved to represent a microcosm of all the difficult problems in wave propagation." "Nature does not solve equations." "The thing we call time in audio measurements and the things we call frequency are different coordinates for describing precisely the same signal." "Pitch is not frequency." "At the present state of sound reproduction technology, the audio engineer shares the professional goal of a magician." "The effect that modern sound reproduction strives to achieve is the creation of an acceptable illusion in the mind of the listener." "If we wish to understand how to 'measure' what we 'hear,' then we must deal with subjective perception and the illusion of sound." "The actual sound field in a listening environment is not identical to the sound field which we may perceive..." "The end product is the listening experience." "One of the worst-kept secrets in audio engineering is that what we hear does not always correlate with what we measure." "Those whose principal professional involvement is based on the listening experience tend to develop a subjective viewpoint with value judgments seldom related to instrumental measurement." "One of the most belittling experiences is to deride the 'black art' of a craftsman who gets consistent results by a certain ritual which he cannot explain and then to discover that his actions in fact held a deeper technical significance than we understood at that time from our simplified model." "If we measure the frequency response of a system, and do it correctly, then we know everything about the response of that system. We have all the technical information needed to describe how that system will 'sound.' But the information we have is not in a system of coordinates that will be recognizable by a subjectively oriented listener...That is the root cause of the continuing fight between subjective and objective audio. It is not that either is more correct than the other...rather it is due to the fact they do not speak the same language." "The next time you hear an argument between a technologist and golden ear about the audibility of certain types of distortion...is it possible they do not agree because each have [sic] a view through a different window?" "You out there, Golden Ears, the person who couldn't care less about present technical measurements but thinks of sound as a holistic experience. You're right, you know."
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    Why we need audiophiles

    Edgar yes I have fixed similar issues more often by finding a bad solder joints as well. In the particular situation I was referring to Hafler themselves was aware of some rare instances where this could happen in their DH110 preamp and sent me instructions on a solution for these units. As far as the line cord cord causing this particular symptom I agree it’s very unlikely but my point is RF interference can work it’s way into equipment in unexpected ways which along with other contributing factors might in some situations lead to some slight but perceptible difference when it is eliminated. miketn
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    Why we need audiophiles

    Heck I’ve in a few rare occasions serviced equipment where an electrical trace layout on a circuit board was enough to pickup a radio station which was then amplified and heard through the system. miketn
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    Why we need audiophiles

    If you have any knowledge of basic electronics you will see many areas where an ac signal rides on dc potentials. Also RF leakage interference can be capacitively coupled into circuits including power supplies and across rectification circuits. That is why better equipment will use components/circuits to suppress RF Interference at any port entrance whether AC Power or Signal Inputs/Outputs points. We live in a sea of electrical garbage being generated by equipment inside and outside of our homes so the possibility of signal interference/contamination is a real possibility. Things as common as light dimmers and microwave ovens can generate interference that can be picked up in some situations. Heck I can just flip a light switch in the house and have had the sound mute for a split second on the TV. miketn
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    Why we need audiophiles

    One possible reason is if an introduction of noise interference is of a local origin in which case a cord with a well designed shield and winding method that best suppress noise interference could offer an audible improvement over a cord of lesser noise interference suppression design. miketn
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    Why we need audiophiles

    Since the audio output signal from an amplifier stage for example is the result of modulating the power supply of the amplifier the amplifier can only be as good as the power supply itself and if any noise interference contaminates the power supply it can affect the quality of the audio output signal of the amplifier. miketn
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    Question about dormant MM phono cartridges....

    Wow it’s been decades since I had the Shure V15xMR..🙂 I had very low use since I would play an LP through a couple of times and record them on my Nakamichi LX5 back in the day. Anyway after many years I noticed things weren’t sounding as clear with some distortion and sent the cartridge back to Shure (It had a lifetime guarantee) and the rubber needle suspension had hardened over time was the reported problem. Received it back from Shure and all was good again in my case. miketn
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    For anyone interested in reading the on going conversation with Paul McGowan about Klipsch that started this thread please go here. I noticed jwc as well as myself have responded to his post and so far I'm very disappointed in his responses. https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/commodity-brands/#comment-102762 miketn
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    Its called Paul’s Post and I received it as daily e-mail he sends out to subscribers. You can see it and others here as well. https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/commodity-brands/#comments
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    All Paul McGowan had to do was a little on-line research before opening his mouth and inserting his foot...!!! 😄 https://www.klipsch.com/usa-engineered Hey @Chief bonehead tell those “bonehead“ marketing guys in Indy that there is a little engineering happening when your (not 😉) bass fishing in Hope, Arkansas as well. miketn
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    How many have their own anechoic chambers let alone chambers with a rotatable door offering optional boundary effects testing of the loudspeaker as well?
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    Exactly... and on top of that even his on company sees the need to expand and diversify its product lines to appeal to different target buyers I’m sure in part so they can survive and be able to financially support their more costly models to stay competitive. miketn
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    What difference does it make..? The point is Klipsch is still dedicated to PWK’s Heritage Line and the principals behind them and implements and builds upon the founding principles as much as possible for the target market. McGowan is obviously clueless about Klipsch’s Engineers as well as their research and development facilities and departments but it was much easier for him to spout off what he thinks he knows than do a little research before posting his BS 💩. miketn
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    BS from PS Audio Paul McGowan

    Sorry some of the screen shots scale are distorted. I wasn’t able to post a response because I haven’t been able to get registered yet. firedog tried to inform him of his errors but I guess “Paul’s Planet” doesn’t accept facts from reality...!!!!! @Chief bonehead Hey man I always thought you were an engineer at Klipsch...😄. miketn
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