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  1. 21 hours ago, ToddT said:

    What caps would you recommend on the H1s?

    How do you properly seal the back on the H1s?

    What do you recommend for placement?

    Thanks! I'm in the process of buying some H1s the Heresy-E out of Europe. Any reason to stay away from those?


    Contact JEM Performance Audio, Jim will give you info on a crossover rebuild kit.

     

    I sealed the backs of mine with Parts Express speaker gasket foam, 3/8” wide I believe.

     

     Heresy-E were just exported models sold at military shops, exactly the same as any other Heresy of the time.

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  2. 10 hours ago, geezin' said:

    Car rentals are out of the question with prices like they are. And they'll never decrease. I hope they lose millions. I am so sick and tired of the unabashed greed from American business. When coupled with the decline in quality and service I see profits continuing to drop no matter what the price.


    When I was pricing out rentals, an AWD crossover such as the Volkswagen Atlas was $2,000 per WEEK to rent.  Plus taxes and fees!

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  3. 10 hours ago, geezin' said:

    Car rentals are out of the question with prices like they are. And they'll never decrease. I hope they lose millions. I am so sick and tired of the unabashed greed from American business. When coupled with the decline in quality and service I see profits continuing to drop no matter what the price.


    Unfortunately I just saw that Enterprise had their second most profitable year ever in 2023, 2022 being the second most.

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  4. 1 hour ago, billybob said:

    @wuzzzer... makes me wonder why now, just after oil change. Are you going to have a problem getting Jeep to the repair dealership with an oil leak, without damaging engine.

     Ran into a problem with a transmission cooler which usually resides in radiator on my Volvo. Placed cooler outside near in front of engine fan for cooling.

    Yes, rentals crazy higher. 


    It happens very often if the oil filter is tightened too much, especially in cold weather like the single digit temps we’ve had.

     

    BUT, I have to admit that my assessment was wrong!  I put a piece of cardboard under my Jeep last night and it was dry this morning.  I checked the oil level, perfectly fine.  I took a paper towel to the spot on the driveway and it had a dark red hue to it - transmission fluid!  Ironically that’s actually a good thing!  My wife’s Wrangler had a transmission fluid leak that we had fixed a little over a week ago.  We got some snow a few days ago and after it melted it made the spot in the driveway look like a fresh leak.

     

    So, we’re still going to take my Jeep and I’ll bring a couple quarts of oil just to be on the safe side (which I think is a good idea on any road trip).

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  5. Anyone else with a Mopar vehicle have to deal with the terrible plastic oil cooler?  I just had the oil changed in my 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Tuesday in anticipation of a two week trip from Minnesota to Virginia and back to visit my wife’s family.

     

    Came home this evening after work and noticed an almost two foot wide oil leak in the driveway where I had been parked.  Looked under the hood and could see oil in the “valley” of the oil cooler.

     

    We were planning on leaving tomorrow morning.  We dropped off my wife’s Wrangler at a body shop this afternoon because she was recently in a minor accident.  We wouldn’t have taken hers anyway because of the terrible fuel economy, ride quality and age for such a long trip.

     

    So, we booked a rental for Monday morning and I’ll be dropping my Jeep off at the dealership before we leave.  I can’t believe how expensive rentals are these days.  😡

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  6. 46 minutes ago, Nuno CC said:

    I guess for the sake of whoever reads this, I got my own conclusion within a week.  At close inspection, it seemed to me that the stylus was too close to the plastic body of the cartridge, hence potentially restricting its movement - bingo. My new Jico SAS/B that sounded dryer/thinner, came to life as I pulled the cantilever a tiny bit out leaving the necessary room. I find this new SAS/B (got it from Thakker) slightly better than my original Shure VN35E (cracked cantilever when rotating plastic protection down). My amp/preamp and speakers are quite transparent, so I can capitalize on the improved refined detail. Glad I got it.


    The person you were expecting a reply from hasn’t been on the forum since December 2020.

  7. 13 minutes ago, KT88 said:

    Nevertheless, I have the impression that you don't differentiate in a way that someone could. I think spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on speaker cables is a lot of nonsense. But if I can buy a cable for 6 dollars per meter that can keep up with the most expensive cables, why should I prefer a dollar for a meter of lamp strips? that's a difference of 40 dollars for 2x4 meters, for example. So not more than one fill-up. In my experience, it's really worth it.

     

    I agree with you there.  I'm talking about the hundreds/thousands of dollar 'magic' cables.

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  8. 15 hours ago, jjbender said:

    I have a pair of "The Fives" and a R-121 SW.  Simplifying my system.  I love the sound and ease of use.  I mostly use a Lenovo Yoga 6 laptop USB to the speakers.  The laptop has 24 bit 192Khz sampling.  But internal DAC's in a laptop aren't the best.  Would I do better, will the sound be better, if I added a DAC like the Audioquest firefly red for example.  Thoughts please.

     

    Thank you


    If you’re using a USB connection from your laptop to your speakers you’re using the DAC in the speakers.

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