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tom b. 57

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  1. I am looking for two to three pair, 1m. each.
  2. Anybody use these interconnects? There are so many manufacturer's of cables that it is hard to make a choice. Without using them in my system it seems to be just taking a chance. I want to buy on the used market to try to keep cost down. I am using Pass Labs X 150, Odyssey Candela, Oppo 105D and soon have my VPI Scoutmaster up and running. I will be using off and on, my Cornwall's and my Magnepan MG 1.4 speakers. Any thoughts on cables. I am using Transparent interconnects at the present. I'm just always curious as to what other cables will do for me, if anything. Tom
  3. I have owned the 3.2,4,4.2, 4.5,5.2 and the5.5 in the KG line and I have owned the KLF 20s and to be honest, the KLF 20s were the best, to my ears. I felt there was no comparison to the KG series. I do like the KG series of speakers, but the KLF 20s were in a whole other league.
  4. Sounds like time for some Klipschorns. Tom
  5. Glad to here about the Cornwall's. You got a great deal. I was listening to mine last night for the first time in a long time and enjoyed them tremendously. When you get them back you will be hard pressed to want anything else. Just my opinion of course. Tom
  6. I seen these on Craigslist. My concern was what appeared to be water damage. From the picture it looked like they have been stored outside or something. I hope that inside the cabinet you don't find a bunch of corrosion. Let me know how these look once you crack them open. Tom
  7. Not yet, I'm not even actively trying. I guess I am hoping that I can figure a way of utilizing it in some fashion. I just hate the fact that it is just sitting and not being enjoyed. Tom
  8. Great find. You will enjoy these for sure. Glad to see your search maybe over, at least for now. Tom
  9. In the past I have owned Forte, ForteII and RF35. I now have RF7 in the bedroom and although it is overkill I like the sound better than all the rest. This is just my opinion for my particular room and system, which is Marantz 2275 and Oppo DV-981HD. Trial and error is the way to go. Tom
  10. Contact Klipsch for the floor spikes. They were nice enough to send me a set for my RF7s at no cost. Tom
  11. I've been listening to the X150 for a few days now and am very happy with what I am hearing. I believe that this was money well spent. Should have done this year's ago. Tom
  12. I owned the Forte with Crites XO and heard the Forte, the RF 7 and 7 II's beat them in my system. So, I got rid of the Forte which is no slouch and a great speaker. The 7's are a more complete speaker than the LaScala. They really don't need a sub where as, the La Scala should be paired with one. The LaScala has a great midrange sound to make you forget about needing more bass. Simply put, the RF 7, RF 7 Classic and RF 7 II's are just a great speaker. I concur. Well put. Tom
  13. I got the amp today it found it's way to my door in good shape. Upon opening the box I seen that they did a good job protecting it with thick styrofoam. I popped off the top piece of styrofoam and found that the idiot who packed it did not protect the amp from all the tiny pieces of styrofoam scattered on top of the vents and undoubtedly dropped through the vents. It is hard for me to imagine an individual that claims to have been in the audio business for 30 years to be so careless and neglectful. I understand that most of the stuff he has in his shop is a lot more expensive than this piece, but the two grand I shelled out is a lot of money to me. Wrapping it in some paper or plastic would have only taken a minute. I called him and let him know how I felt. He apologized and blamed it on one of his employees. At least it made it here safe and I can now see if it was money well spent or not. Tom
  14. I agree $800.00 is a fair price for these speakers in excellent condition. I personally got lucky and picked mine up with a center channel (RC-7) for $400.00, but they had no grills and cabinets had some scuffs. I bought new old stock grills from a forum member here and sold the center channel because I only do two channel and with all that said, I have approx.$500.00 in them. Mine are black. I would have loved to have found some Cherry or other natural veneer RF-7's for the same price, but you just don't see them for that amount. Tom
  15. I have original RF7s and they sound great to me. A little overkill for my bedroom, but hey! If you can get them for a great price jump on them. I doubt you will be sorry. Tom
  16. If LaScalas will work, I think that would be the way to go. You need to listen to the Speakerlabs and the LaScalas and decide for yourself. You may find the Speakerlabs will work for you. Remember, this is just my opinion. I must admit, I am a bit biased. I am very fond of Klipsch speakers. Good luck with your quest. Tom
  17. In my opinion, the Speakerlab Khorns don,t compete with any of the Klipsch speakers due to the inferior xover and completely different mid driver. Cornwall's and Forte's are different due to design and Lascalas smoke them. Lascalas are great if you got the room. I would have kept mine but they just took up too much real estate. Tom
  18. I just purchased it today and it is being shipped to me. I hope to get it by next weekend. It is an older Pass model but has been upgraded with current design parts. It will probably seem like a long week for me. LOL! Tom
  19. Welcome to the forum. I personally have not owned any of the Epic line but have enjoyed and still enjoy various other models of Klipsch speakers. They are a great bang for the buck speaker co. I am sure you will enjoy these speakers. Tom
  20. Just bought a Pass Labs X-150 today online from a reputable dealer. This is my first venture into Pass Labs and think I made a good choice, but I have no experience with any of their products. I'm not a rich man so I chose this amp. I have read on the internet that people are pretty happy with it. I am hoping some of my forum brothers or sisters have had some experience with this model. I will be running my Snell Type A or Magnepan 1.4's or Cornwalls with it. In front I will be using Odyssey Candela preamp, Oppo 105D, Musical Surroundings Nova Phenomena phono preamp with JVC QL-Y5F with Zu Audio DL 103. Any comments? Good or bad synergy? Thanks, Tom
  21. I have owned a few pair of the Speakerlab Khorns and I have always found the xover to be the weak point, also in question is the assembly of the cabinet. For the most part, they sound good, but they are certainly not a Klipschorn.
  22. Given any thought to Odyssey Audio Candela? I believe it is around $1,600 brand new with a 20 year warranty. I picked one up used and have been using it for only a week now and so far I like it. I may not have as much experience with tubes as many of you, but it has impressed me. Tom
  23. Just seeing if there is any interest in this completely original single good condition '52' Klipschorn. All drivers work and the xover looks to be untouched. I'm in the Seattle-Tacoma WA area. I'm thinking around the $800.00 mark. Not completely sure of the value. I picked this up, thinking that I would use it for a mono system, but that doesn't appear to be on the horizon anytime soon. It would have to be local pickup and if there is any interest I will post some pics. Tom
  24. Anybody have experience with this preamp? I have the opportunity to purchase one with 14 years left on the warranty. I will be pairing it with my B&K amp. Want to experience tube preamp with SS amp.
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