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  1. I have an sta 2000 that I use in my shop, I've always found it a very pleasing amp, with plenty of power. I think the 75 Wpc is somewhat conservative. Manufactured by Foster apparently.
  2. Thanks, I had been veering toward one of the Schitt products, the Valhalla 2 has some stellar reviews, but a little more than I would have liked to spend.
  3. Hi all, I'm looking for a budget friendly headphone amp to power a pair of vintage AKG k 340, I've owned them for years but never got the best out of them, due to their need for more than just the regular headphone out of most receivers/amps. The choices for amps are mind boggling and somewhat confusing to me, anyone had any experience in this area? I believe the k340 are 400 Ohms. Thanks.
  4. I'd like to to see someone modify their K-Horns in this fashion....
  5. A while back someone suggested a crossover upgrade for the RF5, I can't seem to find it in search. I'm thinking that at nearly 20 years old the speakers might now benefit from a refresh.
  6. I can only offer my experience of the RF5, I've owned them since buying new in 2000. Many speakers have come and gone in my house, but they have remained. They pair up nicely with my Marantz 2245, and never fail to please.
  7. I haven't been around here for a while, so I popped in to take a look around and post a photo.
  8. I'm thinking about buying a pair of Klipsch Powered speakers (The Sixes) for a small vinyl set-up, anybody have any thoughts on them?
  9. Ok I went back to my neighbours yard sale, (early bird)...:D..Got the Dual 1299, and a Toshiba SR-250 t/t for $30 the pair...both in lovely condition. He also has a Technics SL-Q300 but he wants $50 for it...not in as good shape.
  10. Got a chance of picking up a Dual 1229 t/t, a quick search shows it to be a decent performer. Anyone have first hand experience of it?
  11. Jico VN35HE stylus for my Shure v15iii....Bliss.... For sure the best replacement stylus to date.
  12. I'm still shooting film, my Bronica gets a work out pretty regular, I sunk a lot of money into that system, it ain't worth much today but I'll use it until I can no longer get film...;)
  13. I made my point, I'm not going to argue it with you Dave, you are much smarter than what I is.
  14. If you want to understand the science behind global warming then start by studying the science...easy huh?...Unfortunately, and more often than not, Americans take more heed of the politicians of whatever party they subscribe to, or to their pastor...That is an ***-backards way to approach the subject. Have a chat with your Alaskan brethren, have a chat with the Inuit, or even better join me when I next go on a photo expedition to the Artic. You can argue the causes, though even that seems pointless, but you can't deny the fact that global warming is happening. If you do deny it, then you owe it to yourself to do some research of your own, by now you should have realised that you can't trust a politician, especially a republican, on this issue, and pastors don't generally like science.
  15. So, do you believe the sun has an heating effect on the oceans?
  16. I would have thought $100 to repair those speakers would be well worth the effort tom b. If by some chance you don't like them I'm sure someone would happily take them off your hands.....along with a tidy profit. I believe the 15TL was at or near the top of the heap at the time.
  17. It was a sad day, a long time fan of Leonard Cohen.
  18. No problem with the 30 watts of the Marantz, later on when the upgrade bug hits you consider having it re-capped and generally gone over. I have recently had two of my vintage Marantz receivers (2240 & 2245) re-capped and was knocked out by the improvement in sound.
  19. I would guess that we are being allowed some lee-way on this topic because we are acting (so far) in a respectful manner.
  20. The whole world is laughing it's head off at the prospect of a certain reality show host winning the presidency of the USofA...It has also unfortunately reinforced the worlds stereotypical view of Americans in general...A sad day for America, and indeed for democracy itself...
  21. Agreed, I was in the army stationed in Hong Kong at the time of quads introduction, it was a must have thing amongst us squaddies.
  22. I don't believe that you need a "quad" turntable, just a compatible cartridge/stylus, the four channels are derived from a demodulator fed a stereo signal. The qx-949 actually has the demodulator built in to it, some other receivers required a separate unit.
  23. When it comes to history I have noticed that the US has a problem with facts, and prefers a more sanitized version of reality...Can't blame them...;)
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