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Everything posted by richieb

  1. I’m pretty certain their business model is direct to consumer -
  2. ZU Audio out of Utah touts a 600 hour break in on complete speakers and/or their nanotechnology, and “sanctified” 10 inch full range driver. That’s a bunch o’ hours -
  3. The only thing wrong with that plan is the handsaw. Any red-blooded American would have used a chainsaw, nothing lesser. What you show there is nothing more than inexperienced weekend warriors choosing the wrong tool. 🪵
  4. — easily distracted by glitz and glamor. And the plastics make for great dampening -
  5. You’ve always touted the virtues of Scott, Fisher and now Price has been added? Widening your horizons -
  6. — and I bet the Rotel Michi amp/preamp combo sounded superb at around $17K US. A bit over our posters’ budget of $1000. But hey, who’s counting -
  7. Most recommendations can and will be debated so I’ll forgo that but to believe or assume that a tube amp is “better” for Heritage Klipsch may well be a mistake. Well designed SS amps sound as good as well designed tubes with Heritage. Crappy tube amps sound just as bad as crappy SS amps. They exist in both camps.
  8. Are you now acting as an agent for Garage Sale sellers? Asking for a friend -
  9. - more like “quantum “funneling” of rivers of bull dung -
  10. - probably sent with the PM notification
  11. You’re kidding, right? Power cords and IC’s have a period of break-in in order that the virgin wire(s) become better acquainted with the new electrons they’ll soon be passing. They need to play nice otherwise it’s nothing more than a scrabbled mess of unidentifiable “noise” you hear. Maybe orientation is a better term - like the first day of school .
  12. Do you plan to reveal the list of possible invitees? You know - the “right” list🤞
  13. There may be others but the US company VTV Amplifier is one that make all forms of Hypex module amps -
  14. Having owned the “infamous” 396 ll (510 w/mumps, k691) for just a couple weeks I can vouch for their goodness. As good as they sound I find they are much better rounded with a sub, and I’m using an older, sealed active that I think give a better balance. Perched in front of Jubes they are a fine stand in, no they ain’t Jubes but sound really good. The Jubes are so all encompassing most any speaker comes off as “smaller” no matter how fine they actually sound. And while I will never part with my LS I think the 396 to be a cut above. It’s a pretty big step to better a Klipsch Pro model, even the iconic LS can’t match the 510/k691 combo.
  15. Come on Michael, it’s a VS. world out there. Where you been Son? Me vs you, us vs them, red vs blue, gas vs electric, Klipshorn vs 901. The list is and will remain endless -
  16. Most who have heard them said they sound “okay” -
  17. Yep. I’ve been meaning to speak to you guys about my “underground” Jubes 😏
  18. Okay, I currently own a Benchmark, a First Watt F3 (Class A of course) Hypex nCore nc400 monoblocks and some other stragglers. According to AudioScience “statistically” speaking the nCores and Benchmark provide the lowest distortion ratings tested. To say either of these ratings highlights or exaggerates any perceived brightness or “sheen” in my Klipsch speakers - they do not. They both provide a blacker background than the F3, barely. I have owned other First Watt and Pass Labs amps which fall the same. For reference my current Klipsch in house are Jubes, LS, H3 and 396. I have owned numerous, and still have single ended monoblocks, tube amps and without question all the above SS amps provide a quieter and far blacker background than tubes. For this reason I rarely run tubes although when I do they sound great. For my ears quality solid state provide the immediate, live sound Klipsch horns offers.
  19. In this day and age people not accepting another’s opinion without being coerced, bullied or called the “label” of the day? Say it ain’t so Mike.
  20. No matter the product companies across the board charge more for their “premium” models. It’s a business marketing strategy - . Heritage models sit atop the Klipsch model line - and naturally command the better materials, the made in USA moniker and such.
  21. Things must be going down the crappper ‘round here - reverting to a peanut butter thread? I quoted this particular one - add about a buck fifty + to that price.
  22. I’ll be the contrarian here - I have had nothing but good luck with FedEx over the many years I’ve been in the hobby. For me, it is my carrier of choice and has always delivered the quickest - . Luck o’ the draw?
  23. That I will agree although all Class D, similar to Class AB or pure Class A presents different flavors. I believe my current Hypex nCores stand above the Wyred4Sound mAmps I once owned. And the latest and greatest Hypex Purifi supposedly stands above nCore. And on it goes -
  24. If “coheres” into a single source means each speaker blending into a center single source or ghost center, I agree. Positioned properly my “underground” Jubes have done this trick for years. Pulled out from front wall and toed as to cross Behind my seated listening position does this is my room.
  25. Our neighbors have chickens and couple ducks and have been given eggs from both. Other than the obviously larger duck egg and the intense yellow-orange color of the yolk I really didn’t taste much difference from store bought. Maybe my taster is gone -
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