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Tarheel

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  1. You crack me up Thebes...between you and Meagains avatar the forum is always good for a laugh. Keep it up[Y] Chuck
  2. Tom....I can't help.... I remember ESS speakers but never heard any...heard a lot of Advent, ARs, JBLs in those days. I am still trying to get over the Vandersteen 2Cs on Audiogon for $300!!! If anyone wants to look at non klipsch speakers they are on the fourth or fifth page of classified ads under full range speakers. Think they are in California as I recall. Those boys were about $1700 new and only need a small piece of veneer to be reglued according to the ad. Good luck with your research. Chuck
  3. Maron....was the show sold out.[] Chuck
  4. Russ...if you can send pictures please do. I still haven't learned how to do that..not exactly on the cutting edge technologically speaking....heck I haven't even learned how to cut and paste and miss out on a lot of the info sent to me. It just hasn't been a priority...rather tinker with the system. Have you experimented with tubes on the Quicksilvers? Are they EL-34 based? I just replaced my EL-34s with KT-77s in the horn monos and am well pleased with the result. Enjoy! Chuck
  5. Great looking system Carl....I don't even need to ask how it sounds though I would love to hear trachorns one day. As far as community goes.... you have helped as many forum members as anyone I know and have responded to a lot of my questions with clear, well thought out replies. Thank you for that. Chuck
  6. Thanks Jay, Gil, Pauln, Larry and Dave...very helpful information. The reason I am considering the 2 track is that I wanted to upgrade to a more professional deck...one that is rugged and made to withstand studio use though it will just be a home deck. I was hoping for a little increase in sound qualty as well. I was surprised to learn that the Tascam BR-20 is still being made and a lot of the earlier ones are being pulled out of Colleges and government facilities during equipment upgrades. I think they are around $3000 but you can often find them used. I wonder about availability and cost of parts on other 2 tracks. Also learned from a forum I stumbled on that Ampex recorders are tube based and very desireable. Anyway...thanks for your help guys. Chuck
  7. Thanks Jay....Do you have to use special tape or is any 1/4 inch tape okay? I assume I can play back my existing tapes on both sides..just flip them over? As I said I am completely ignorant about 2 track decks but I have my eyeon a nice Tascam. Chuck
  8. I have a few quarter track decks and am considering a 2 track machine. What are the drawbacks if any other than recording in one direction only. I know a little about my decks but nothing at all about 2 track decks. I would be getting a deck with 7.5 and 15 ips speeds and a lot of professional features. What about playback of 1/4 tapes...any problem? What do I need to know before I make the leap? Chuck
  9. Russ...congrats on the mono blocks. How is the sound different from the Quicksilvers...more Jack Daniels than fine red wine?[H]I would be interested in your review after you have had some listening time. What speakers do you have? Enjoy! Chuck
  10. Allan...that is a very special list and I could certainly go there with you. I wondered if you might respond with your passion for jazz. I have only been listening to jazz for a couple of years but I am starting to build a collection of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Art Pepper, and Art Blakey. Davis must have put out a ton of albums...many that you can still find even in my neck of the woods. Thanks for responding. Chuck
  11. Fish....great list..I had forgotten that there was another Woodstock! How about any of the relief concerts....any good music there? Travis...I want to do something special for the next round....maybe four different types of music...two per side with really good sound. One of my decks is in rehab in Florida with Kevin Kaas...my tech of choice . When it gets back and my work schedule gets back to normal I will send one on. I see Luther is a Teac man...what decks does he have? Who could you recommend that sells refurbished RTRs? Bluesboy...wheres your list? Chuck
  12. Colterphoto and Klipsched with Yamahas....you guys trying to bump Oldbuckster from the final three at the last moment? Your list made me think....I was in the 7th grade when "Meet The Beatles" album came out...and I got out of College when Chicago was at Carnegie Hall. Man..time marches on. Keep those list coming.....c'mon newbies don't be shy. BTW....Where is Duke Spinner? Chuck
  13. Yeah...you have to watch Don Julio...he will sneak up on you. I was a little fuzzy at work the next day. Friday night and nothing better to do than surf the forum...what a couple of losers we are[|-)]. Chuck
  14. Okay!....Oldbuckster thats more like it. Our panel of experts have looked at all the entries and after careful consideration have placed you in the final three to move on to the championship round and sudden death elimination if necessary[]. I have been asked to hold the thread open for one more day for those who missed it ....so things could change. How about some list from newbies (under 20 post). Chuck
  15. Consider the Quicksilver Horn Monos...specifically designed for horn speakers. You may have to be patient and keep your eye on Audiogon for awhile. I paid $900 about a year ago ($1699) retail. Go to QuicksilverAudio.com and click on horn monos. There is a link to the Stereophile Magazine review. That said ...I don't know why any of your amps wouldn't be fine with your new new LS. A lot of forum members use the Dynacos as well as vintage Fisher and Scott amps and integrated gear. I suggest you experiment with what you've got for a while and enjoy your speakers. Chuck
  16. Don't you worry about paying Don...the guy is loaded.[] We are looking forward to coming up and hearing your system...I really don't know what more you could do to it...the hybrid khorns sound wonderful and now a Peach. Glad to hear you specialize in cooking wings cause I specialize in eating them. We will bring up some ribs..mine are never the same since I don't use a recipe...just throw things together but it will be fun. See you soon. Chuck
  17. Thanks for the review..have any pictures to post? Enjoy! Chuck
  18. Way to go Keith...The Peach should really make those new horns sing. Looking forward to your review. You are right about Meagain's avatar...a knee slapper. Chuck
  19. MrDecibel....welcome to the forum and congrats on your new speakers....let us know what you think. Chuck
  20. Okay ....one last word and Iam reallly getting off the pc. I found the article..the October issue of Stereophile. Marks is in Rhode Island at the old Narragansett church reputed to house the oldest pipe organ in north america...the organ contains wooden bass pipes that date back to 1640. He is recording using a Sound Devices 722 (a hard disk based high resolution portable recorder, $2650), Tascam DV-RA1000, and Grace 201. If you are interested in reading the article (about 4 pages) I can mail you a copy. Email me at cblackwelder@hcpplanning.com with your mailing address and I will put it in the mail. Chuck
  21. Dave...Did you happen to see the article on recording pipe organs that John Marks wrote in Stereophile magazine a while back? I will try to find it and give you a shout. Hey Travis...how is the weather out your way. Looking forward to 58 degrees here wednesday..will seem like a heat wave. Guys...I am going to hang up the pc for now...good chatting with you both. Chuck
  22. Welcome back Dave...the more the merrier. Lot of Texans on the forum...WPM, Wardsweb, and DWILawyer come to mind. The forum can certainly become addictive and try as I might to limit my time I just have to see whats being discussed at least once a day. Congrats on the VPI and being content with your system. I am pretty content with my system but have found thats not a place you stay for long....always something to tweak. BTW...always wanted a job that paid bonuses! Enjoy your grill. Chuck
  23. I was about to log off when I saw your thread. First thing would be to rule out a dirty record head. If you haven't already done so...get a Q-tip and some head cleaner or alcohol...but not rubbing alcohol... that contains a skin conditioner...usually lanolin. Clean the heads thoroughly changing Q-tips if really dirty. If this doesn't solve the problem maybe someone out there such as forum member DWI Lawyer can help. Good luck. BTW...that a nice deck you have. Chuck
  24. Hi William....I think I have been monopolizing the 2 channel section recently so I am going to take a short break. Between the forum, AK, and Audioasylum I have little left to say of interest anyway. PM me anytime..... always willing to shoot the breeze. BTW do you know forum members DWI Lawyer or Luther who also live in Texas? Yeah...I know its' a big state. We were in a rtr tape exchange group recently. Hope the new project is going well for you. Let me know how it turns out. Chuck
  25. Funkyhambone...pretty cool mom..Elvis at 7 y/o. That is certainly one for the memory banks. OB...you are probably right about Woodstock..with the crowd, mud, and long lines. I couldn't do it now but maybe in my 20s. But oh my! the music and the lineup of talent. Hey William...where you been? Haven't chatted in awhile. Liked your list. You must pick up a rtr...they add so much to a system not just another analog piece but to watch those big reels turning. Must get ready to go to work...hope to see more list or seconds from you folks later. Chuck
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