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Jeff Matthews

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  1. I always liked Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow for its mix of smooth jazz, funk and rock. I wonder what it could have been like with great vocals, too. https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_m4RIkO4KeNSHtAFD13dMT_ydhSJVb73Bc&playnext=1&index=1
  2. Duke, you know I used to say the same years ago. I had a Microtech 1200. I sold the old stuff a while back. I recently bought KHorns with an Onkyo M504 165 wpc amp. The amp has meters. I was surprised to learn what 20 watts sounds like. To put it in perspective, I play drums with the volume significantly lower than that. 20 watts will drown out my drums. Either that, or my amp's meters are wrong.
  3. Tweeters are fine. I turned it up to 10 watts with 20-watt peaks, and I think the sound improved a lot. Highs are pretty bright, but not as tinny as they are at lower levels. I have to say it's pretty darn loud at this point. I have false corners and did not place the speakers in actual corners. Are false corners inferior to the real thing? Has anyone compared before?
  4. Bass doesn't go as deep as I recall from prior KHorns. Squawkers sound kind of "tinny" kind of like distorted and scratchy. They are fatiguing. I had Khorns years ago that sounded better. Could be the wood floor. The old set up was carpeted. I'd say that's the only major difference between rooms from years ago and now. I don't have a rug yet, but it just now occurred to me that I can lay down some blankets.
  5. Interesting. I wish I can sample different versions.
  6. I feel like I need new crossovers. I remember using Bob years back to recap my old ones, and it was a huge improvement. Who's doing factory spec Xovers these days and how much do they cost?
  7. This is the first time I have used an amp with output meters. 2 watts with 5 watt peaks is loud enough where the neighbors might hear. A 30 watt amp is probably enough for most everyone. I used to believe differently, but the meters don't lie.
  8. I have some pictures to hang. They'll be a start.
  9. I can see the K55 and K77. Can't open the bass bin without lots of effort. Surely, it's a K33.
  10. Recap or no? Are these old? I can't find serial numbers on the speakers. They were rehabbed, and I think wood was replaced.
  11. Finally all connected! Getting the amp and preamp was touch and go. Even though both boxes were shipped together, they arrived at different times. Preamps were not delivered because my place was seen as vacant. Well, yeah. I was moving in the next day. Tracking said returned to sender. Yikes!!! Fortunately, I was able to intercept the box at the post office. And the amp... Was out for delivery today, and all of a sudden, tracking said, "No such address. Return to sender." I was able to intercept it, too. It was addressed properly, but whatever. Just glad I got it all in good condition.
  12. XOver is labeled tweeter, squawker, woofer and input. All, except input are wired. Input has 2 connections, numbered 1 and 2. Does it matter left or right?
  13. The DAC accepts USB Type A. I'll be finding out soon enough. I'm just trying to jump ahead of delivery to see that I have the right cables.
  14. I did generally understand this point, but you brought it home a lot better. The main question I had is whether the signal will bypass the laptop's DAC and go to my SU-1 DAC if I connect my laptop's USB-C port to the SU-1's USB 2.0 port.
  15. I'll try. What I don't understand is this: If you're playing music on a laptop, the sound will come out of the speakers, or if you plug in a set of earphones, through the earphone jack. I did not realize that if you plug in a USB device, the sound will be sent to the external device. I thought that plugging in a USB device would have no effect on the music either playing through the laptop speakers or the headphones.
  16. Bought this: S.M.S.L SU-1 MQA MQA-CD Audio Decoder AK4493S XU316 768kHz/32Bit DSD512 Hi-Res DAC https://a.co/d/eQRnOaR Do I use USB to USB from laptop to DAC? If my laptop has both USB and a USB C port, can I use USB C from laptop to USB in the DAC?
  17. The seller said he purchased them in very poor cosmetic condition and spruced them up with new veneer, false corners, casters and some sturdy lag bolts and screws. These are assembled to withstand a fall from 3 stories.
  18. I love the sound quality of this album.
  19. These arrived last weekend: These (minus the little speakers shown) are arriving Monday:
  20. They were a talented band on this album. All good musicians.
  21. Thanks. Earlier today, I subscribed to Qobuz. I'm just now getting around to seeing how it's all laid out. Seems like it might do the trick. So far, I have found everything I've searched for, and I search for some obscure stuff. I just listened to "Hands Up," by Rory Gallagher. Now, I'm listening to Charlie Daniels' album, "Fire on the Mountain." Pleased so far...
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