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  1. For those who are wondering, 400 kph is 248.5 mph.
  2. Ah; now that you mention it, that's correct. There are two versions, and the streetable version is "tamed" to somewhat over 200 hp.
  3. Kawasaki makes a supercharged literbike that makes 310 bhp. Fully streetable, with warranty; if you have $29K in disposable income you can ride it home.
  4. The current crop of literbikes are all topping 200 bhp.
  5. It's been like that in the motorcycle world for decades. Natural selection at work, as they planted themselves in a canyon wall or a bridge abutment.
  6. Yeah, I ran into exactly that when I inquired directly to miniDSP. This looks like a promising alternative to Linux on the Raspberry Pi: https://ultibo.org, but I haven't had time to look into it. - Greg
  7. I haven't followed the market on consumer-level DSP units, so I'll ask here. Do any of them come with a true SDK? I don't mean just being able to string together processing blocks and specify filter parameters; I mean a true software development environment so that the user can write custom programs in, for example, C or assembly. I think that it would be fun to create a software library specifically for Klipsch products. I have the knowhow for both the signal processing and the programming. I suspect that others here do, too. - Greg
  8. Probably sold quickly at that price. Nice sounding speakers, but nowhere near the dynamics of a horn and able to humble the most powerful amps.
  9. Not Klipsch, not even horns, but at one time these were considered by some to be the pinnacle of audiophile loudspeakers. Might be worth a listen at under $1000. https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ele/d/saint-louis-bw-801/7062389369.html No affiliation.
  10. In my case, I first noticed it on "I've Been to Memphis", from Lyle Lovett's Joshua Judges Ruth album. It was present in all audio, but this track really magnified it. I found that a narrow PEQ with 9-12 dB cut (!) at 7.5 kHz helped, but also killed the frequency balance. What really solved the problem was replacing the amp.
  11. https://recordmixandmaster.com/2010-02-what-is-a-de-esser
  12. Perhaps you are talking about digital only playback, but that is specifically not what I am talking about. As I said, it was present in all audio. And I didn't need to run an A-B measurement -- my ears told me all that I needed to know, that this component didn't belong in my system. I could spend a lot of time and effort trying to figure out why and perhaps trying to fix it, or I could just replace the component with something that sounds better. I chose the latter. As both an engineer and an audiophile, I constantly fight the measurement vs. listening battle in my own life. But in the end, it's all about how it sounds. There is plenty of equipment that measures good but sounds bad (the offending class-D amplifier in my system, for example), and there is plenty of equipment that measures bad but sounds good (just about any phonograph system, for example). I'll take good sound over good specs any day. - Greg
  13. Chris, I'm not challenging your technique, but your claim that it is a cure-all solution is overly ambitious. In my case, the appearance of sibilance coincided with the insertion of a new component into the signal chain. It was not limited to digital audio, or analog audio, or even to voice. It was present in all audio, and removal of the offending component ultimately solved the problem. That's pretty strong evidence that the component, not the mix, was at fault. The really weird part was that the component checked out 100% OK in testing by a factory technician. So it had to be some kind of an imcompatibility with other components. - Greg
  14. I had a similar experience. In my case, replacing a class-AB amp with a class-D amp did it. The sibilance was unbearable. Putting the class-AB amp back into the system reduced the sibilance significantly, but, as you said, once heard there is no forgetting it. For what it's worth, time cured the problem, and after several months with the class-AB amp I no longer notice any sibilance. The class-D amp was highly regarded by the audiophile press, and I had it looked over by a manufacturer's repair facility (no trouble found), so either there is some sort of equipment incompatibility or I just don't like the sound of class-D amps.
  15. Edgar


    From photos on the Klipsch Website, the Forte III horn appears to be less than 12" wide, while the Cornwall IV horn appears to be about 15" wide. Optical illusion?
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