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  1. dwilawyer

    They Are Coming!

    It isn't from Brazil.
  2. dwilawyer

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Finally)

    From @synthfreek forum member in Austin, from his FB. "The following is my take on this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. First, let’s get the list of inductees out of the way: The Cure Def Leppard Janet Jackson Stevie Nicks Radiohead Roxy Music The Zombies IMO, this is certainly a better list than most recent years. There will be many screaming, “But Janet Jackson isn’t even rock!” even though non-rock acts have been being inducted since the very inception of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do I like Janet Jackson’s music? Not really. Does she deserve to be included? Possibly. Are there others more deserving? Absolutely. IMO, The Cure should have been in a decade ago. Their induction is a promising sign of things to come. One year soon their peers such as The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order, Depeche Mode, Pixies and a slew of others will be there alongside them. Many only know Def Leppard from their megahits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites.” They weren’t always this slick-sounding band and don’t deserve the flack they get. Their debut album, On Through the Night and follow-up, High ‘N’ Dry are raw and fit right in with the other New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s. Pryomania saw a more polished sound with a pronounced contribution from mega-producer Mutt Lang. I think their hits, “Foolin’” and “Photograph” fueled their desire to take over the airwaves so it wasn’t much of a surprise that Hysteria was loaded with songs that had “for the radio” written all over them. I still like that album but realize their sound has now changed forever. I left the Def Leppard train at this point and haven’t explored much post Adrenalize. They most definitely deserve to be in as their influence was monumental. Stevie Nicks, what can I say. She’s already in with Fleetwood Mac. If you removed Mac from the equation, would her solo career warrant induction? IMO, no. Kate Bush should be in before both Stevie and Janet. Radiohead was an obvious shoe-in. They’ve released (and are still releasing) some of the most challenging and memorable mainstream rock music of the last 20 years. OK Computer, Kid A and In Rainbows are all phenomenal, and the rest of their albums aren’t too shabby either. It’s long overdue for Roxy Music. While they haven’t filled the charts with a ton of hits and they haven’t sold a Pink Floyd-level number of albums, they were influential to many, MANY artists. Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay and company were the alternative to the Grand Funk Railroads and REO Chuckwagons of their day. Their debut through Avalon run of albums is legendary. The Zombies are being included because of nostalgia and certain people feel as though they MUST belong. A few hits and one iconic album is simply not enough. How often do you hear a band and think, “Damn, they really sound influenced by The Zombies.”? I DO believe that The Decemberists got their entire sound from the song “Butchers Tale (Western Front 1914)" but that’s about all I can come up with. Look, I love “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season.” They’re legendary songs and will be remembered long after I’m gone. That does not make them a worthy enough pick. Well, there you have it, my take on the 2019 picks. Whose time is long overdue? Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kraftwerk, T. Rex, Kate Bush, Scorpions, Joy Division/New Order, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, New York Dolls, Black Flag, XTC, Jethro Tull, Eric B. & Rakim and a ton of others. This year was at least a step in the right direction." I agree Eric, a major step in right direction even 8f we had to take JJ and
  3. dwilawyer

    They Are Coming!

    @seti How was your day over there?
  4. dwilawyer

    They Are Coming!

    Can anyone venture a guess as to what wood is in that photo they are selecting fabric for?
  5. dwilawyer

    They Are Coming!

    Well lets see what we can do about that. This is a photo of (from left to right) Ian "SETI" Moore, KHMA Trusee; Matt Sommers, Senior Creative Director, Klipsch Group Inc. and KHMA Trustee; and Jim Hunter, KHMA Curator, all reviewing sample swatchs for final selection to go with the venner sample showing the wood that will be used on the Museum Edition Khorns and Museum Edition La Scalas. Travis
  6. dwilawyer

    They Are Coming!

    ONE OF A KIND MUSEUM EDITION-KHORNS and LA SCALAs The Klipsch Heritage Museum Association is excited to announce that Museum Edition ("ME") Heritage Speakers are coming! EXTREMELY LIMITED to only ONE Unique Pair of Each Model Museum Edition Klipschorn® Model AK6 (newly released, Summer of 2018)- S/N 001 and 002 Museum Edition La Scala Model AK5 (due to be released 12/18), S/N 001 and 002 Both pairs will have Museum Edition-only features.Including: Exclusive Museum Edition exotic "one of a kind" real wood veneer (stay tuned) Special Museum Edition grille fabric specially matched to veneer Hand selected and specially matched drivers and crossovers by Chief Engineer Museum Edition metal plaques Hand signed by the Chief Engineer responsible for each of these new models As with all speakers in the Klipsch Heritage line, these ME edition speakers will be hand-assembled and hand-finished by the Klipsch factory in Hope, AR, with pride. All proceeds from the sale of these speakers will go to the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association, Inc. (KHMA) which operates the Klipsch Museum of Audio History in Hope, Arkansas. Your purchase of these speakers directly helps us continue preserving and sharing the scientific work and cultural legacy of audio pioneer Paul. W. Klipsch. KHMA dba Klipsch Museum of Audio History is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Klipsch Museum of Audio History would like to specially thank Klipsch Group, Inc. for their continued support.
  7. dwilawyer

    Facebook on PBS Frontline

    Google owns everything, even outerspace.
  8. dwilawyer

    College football 2018

    Wait till the "Committee " gets ahold of it.
  9. dwilawyer

    Vintage Equipment

    Post photos on it. Do you have any paperwork on it? If you can find a serial number on it we might be able to get you some more information. Travis
  10. dwilawyer

    1950s khorns

    Do you have some photos you can post? We.can get.the Historian to see if he has any documentation on it, you would be surprised what he can dig up. Travis
  11. dwilawyer

    Klipsch K402 like horn?

    Have you heard his stuff? I have, in a lot of different set ups. It like a lot of stuff, set up, etc The main complaint I see is using their speakers to mix sometimes doesn't "translate" to the reality of what some older systems can handle. A lot of debate about that. His Galieo system is what they have in The Stag, and that is a marketing model that for sure keeps you loyal, LOL.
  12. dwilawyer

    Klipsch K402 like horn?

    I don't know for sure,.I suspect a bit of both based on very limited observation. I do know that Meyer and George Lucas go back a long ways, back to the late 70s when they used his dual 18 powered subs for Apocalypse now (the Century Theaters in the Bay were Lucas' beta labs and so we were lucky to see all of this stuff). The original set up in the Stag were those TAD speakers you showed, but with Meyer 18" Subs. That was like a 8 or 9 channel system. The pitch then was that the TAD Speakers were developed by an in house engineer at Lucas Sound in conjunction with Pioneer/TAD and after they finished that project TAD decided to add that product to their line. The 2nd time I saw it was when ATMOS was coming on line, and the demo was a native mixed ATMOS movie. Lucas and Dolby were partnered, so there is some marketing, but ATMOS was/is the latest greatest technology. The Stag is small, about a 50 foot.screen, but they went from the 8/9 channel to 24 surround channels, 10 ceiling channels and the 5 fronts, with the Meyer tuning system. Needless to say, it was mind blowing.
  13. dwilawyer

    Klipsch K402 like horn?

    Yes, for the 5 across the front, the original subs were all Meyer, I can't remember what they had for surrounds. When I got a chance for a second look more recently('14?), all of the TAD was taken out and it it is all Meyer now.
  14. dwilawyer

    Klipsch K402 like horn?

    I believe you are correct that it was related to THX design. From @Chief bonehead circa 2007: "I was looking and realized that I hadn't answered your question jc. The 941 which was originally called the 9040 and had two other brothers, the 6040 and 4020 (bet you can't guess what the coverage patterns were), was our first horn used to get thx approval. Back then the network was passive and so the horns had to be a certain length. I really do not like diffraction slot horns but I needed one for the thx competition so I figured if we are going to make a diff slot horn, why not try to make the best one. After thx went to active crossovers, the slot was no longer needed and the 402 replaced it. That slot made a big difference in the sound.In Christ, because of God's grace,Roy" I believe two things were going on at the time, THX certification and a competition for the design and installation of sound systems at the two theaters/stages located at Skywalker Ranch. They of course got the THX Certification for commercial theaters, but what Roy didn't mention in his response is that Skywalker Ranch was apparently impressed as they bought two commercial systems, a KPT-941-T and a KPT-535.
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