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  1. The original question was about hiding the wire from the amp to speaker (you know ...... the speaker wires). Nothing wireless about that. You have simply stashed the amplifier to be right next to the speaker (or within it). I don't believe that addresses the original issue about hiding a speaker wire run. So wandering souls should once again listen to Grandma about "if it sounds too good to be true, then ....." Enough ! -Tom
  2. My, my, my ----- A debate that I can't win ..... Your right! Neither of us is interested. Just to be clear, is your wireless comment referring to source to pre-amp, preamp to amp, amp to speakers? In either case, I'm glad it is working for you. Note to the poor souls wandering through. My Grandma used to say "if it sounds too good to be true then it probably ......."
  3. I hope some poor soul does not wander through here and fails to understand your comment was meant in jest.
  4. It is probably not worth the cost. Some of the article is good, much of it is recycled urban myths. I know, I worked with anechoic chambers for over 3 decades.
  5. There is much mis-information on this thread already. I suggest that if the OP has a medical problem, they should seek medical advice and not the silly replies on an internet forum. If you have insurance, ask your primary for a referral to a specialist.
  6. There are way too many unknowns on this. Who knows what might be inside? Who knows what design went into it? Who knows how it might sound or measure? Was the guy experienced on setting up a crossover?
  7. As big as they were, the original Jubilees (aka underground Jubilees) could be maneuvered around in small hallways, staircases, and doorways. It only took a couple of strong backs and a good deal of swearing. Given the performance to price ratio I still think they were an incredible deal. Maybe I'm just an old guy reminiscing about the old days ...... -Tom
  8. Many of these conversations confuse asking price (which we all see) with actual price sold (which we do not see). Asking price and selling price can be very different things. Something to consider ....
  9. The price is silly! Such a sale requires at least two things. First, Someone who is collector and views this as something "important" and worthy of collecting. Second, this person would need to have deep pockets. With those two criteria, the potential number of buyers is very, very limited.
  10. I appreciate your thoughts. However, you are talking about "growth" and "making it accessible" with speakers that cost $30K-40K. I really don't think that is going to make many converts. I am afraid, and sadden, that the idea of expensive speakers (let alone expensive and big speakers) is going the way of dinosaurs. My kids, my nieces and nephews all like my big stereo system, but none of them would ever consider it for their own homes. Face it, they are happy with their iPods. It is not true every time, but in general, it is a sad reality. In years past, Klipschorns could fit in a person's living room (I did not say listening room). The had cosmetics that looked like furniture. The Jubilees however are not living room friendly. They might work well in a listening room, but if you tried to put them in a general space (ie, living room) your wife would be very, very unhappy (imagine the consequences). So in a word do I think HiFi is growing ....No. I have no reason to think that is. Would you buy a a luxury item for $30-40K at the Mall? I don't think many Jubilees will be sold (because of size, cosmetics, and price). Those that do get sold will probably be sold in other places. However you are correct, that it will give folks a chance to hear what good speakers can sound like. Whether they actually buy them is another question. Do I sound pessimistic about the future of high end audio? Yes I do. Maybe I am wrong .... I have been wrong before.
  11. I am bumping the bump. How about you PM'ing the price that you would like to pay.
  12. Well, there are other clarifications needed also. As typical with HiFi, the tech talk gets mixed into advertising talk and that is the result. As usual, so much discussion on cosmetics and very little on what matter in terms of sound (eg, the advantages of horn loading and venting might be). Just as an aside, It raises a curious paradox. A flagship system (and an expensive one) is being demonstrated and sold at a shopping mall. It certainly tarnishes some of the mystique and "legend". Just my thought, -Tom
  13. This thread is supposed to be an acknowledgement and recognition for Dean's contributions and his new "standing" with Klipsch. However ......... a couple of guys want to turn this thread into something else. I have no idea what their agenda is (and I don't care). If you two really think Dean is a bad guy, then why don't you take it offline and PM Dean directly and tell him what you think. Quite frankly, most of us like Dean and really don't care what a couple detractors are trying to accomplish. -Tom
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