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  1. "alexa...please listen to my conversations..."..."I'm already doing that, Dave..." (HAL9000) Bill
  2. ...guess I was just remembering Forum asking prices and not paying prices...you are a better shopper than I am Bill
  3. RB-5lls/RB-5s are only worth $200 now???...Heresy 😉 Bill
  4. for $99 you stole the RB-5s and I agree with everything The History Kid wrote about them...enjoy! Bill
  5. I believe it should be some open cell gray foam (If I am remembering correctly) and it is in there in no particular place beyond what you mention... Bill
  6. another excellent point...it is always good to know where the volume knob is pointed whenever turning on your rig no matter if you use the power conditioner auto power on or not... ...and I miswrote earlier the EICO is a combination Power and Treble switch it was my McIntosh MAC1900 that had the combination Power/Volume switch and I also used the power conditioner to start my listening... I've never had any issues using the power conditioner as the ON/OFF switch for either of the two ... Bill
  7. a good point or you can check and use DeOxit once in awhile...in my experience the switches tend to get scratchy when they need "cleaning" of oxidation...all good advice Bill
  8. I've not had any issues in 13 years with my EICO (it is not my only means of music listening but has been my main means for about the last year)... I have used a few different power conditioners (the box type not the strip)...one from Monster, one from Panamax and one now from APC...good luck with your choice. Bill
  9. I have an EICO HF-81 with the power/volume knob combo that can wear out and is impossible to find...I have left mine on a power conditioner since about 2006 without issue...I use the power on the power conditioner as the ON/OFF switch...is this what you were asking???...I don't see what the issue would be using the power switch on the power conditioner rather than the amplifier itself but would appreciate any thoughts someone might care to share... Bill
  10. thank you all for sharing these pics... Bill
  11. nice job Thaddeus...much appreciated and I also like the B&W photos... Bill
  12. the screws arrived from Parts Express...cost about as much to ship as the bag of 100 screws cost...about $17 bux...I followed the example above...removed grills, drilled out pegs on grills...removed plastic pieces from speaker receiving end...carefully screwed in screws...attached floating grills... I had to remove each once to adjust slightly the depth of the screws...these fit tight and I don't know how many times I would want to attach and remove the grills as the screws could strip out of the plastic pegs but overall it was worth it for my 3 missing pegs and the grills won't need to come on and off very often anyway... my brother has a set of RB-5s (actually I have two brothers with their own RB-5s) so I'm sure theirs will get the floating grill fix Bill
  13. if this works as you say, there are a lot of people you just made very happy...thanks...I may give this a try on my RB-5s Bill
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