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    2 ch. Living Room: Jubilee Clones/K402_TAD4002 Basement 2.2/6.2=Front L&R, Danley SH-50 horns powered by Hypex NC400 MonoBlocs, CenterFront, SurroundR, SurroundL and CenterRear Sound Physics Labs Unity Summation Apeture horns/TD-1 Powered by Yamaha Pro Natural Sound A/B amps. Yamaha Pre/Pro CX-A5000. One OThorn and One Danley TH-50 Subs driven by 1 Crown K2 (for F/R sub channels).
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  1. If you think anything in this world is linear, your resolution is not high enough.
  2. Like a good friend once told me: "If you don't know what you're buying, know who you're buying it from."
  3. Yes it does. This should serve to further illustrate what I keep repeating over and over and over that the ROOM is the most important aspect of sound reproduction, since after 10 feet 90% of the sound is the reverberant field of the room swamping out any speaker magnitude variations, which are small in comparison......especially below 300 Hz.
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    Heresy I drivers ID

    The alnicos are easier to mount. I have a bunch of both, you can trade me anytime. The woofer in your photo is an EVM-12L, the best of the the best, IMHO. It's what I had in my original Super Heresys.
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    Mona Lisa Vito’s expert testimony

    Yes, whenever you need a low life looking scuzbag, Mickey is your go to guy! Look at Iron Man 2: "Looks like you got friends in low places."...............Tony Stark.
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    Mona Lisa Vito’s expert testimony

    Forgot about that one. Yes, she looks great for an "over the hill" stripper.
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    Mona Lisa Vito’s expert testimony

    Thanks for the factual trivia additions. I just PURCHASED that movie from Amazon about a month ago because it was so entertaning and Marisa Tomei is such a doll to watch (even nowadays, playing Spider Man's Aunt May). Also it was Fred Gwynnes last role before he died (He was in Car 54 in the late 50's and played Herman Munster in the Munsters TV show and Singular Movie, with Yvonne DeCarlo as his wife).
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    3x La Scala Needing Love

    I used a pair of Bob's CT-125's in my second pair of Super Heresy's (#3 and 4 of 5) while the original pair, owned by Jim Jimbo, used the CT-120 driver. Bob's version measured flat and sounded good. I also used a pair in LaScalas I refurbished about 11 years ago. The 4 I got from Parts Express were NOT good..........totally horrible curves and sound, so I sent them back. End of my story.
  9. My data and ears, as well of many audio friends say you are mistaken. The features you speak of are a bonus, and not a requirement for home use. Bruno Putzey's who spent over 10 years in R&D at Philips developing this technology before he started Hypex, says it best: The NC400 amplifier module is an extremely high-quality audio power amplifier module which operates in class D. Not only does it offer a way for audiophile music reproduction to continue in an ever more energy-conscious world, its measured and sonic performance actually raises the bar for audio amplifiers of any description. Operation is based on a non-hysteresis 5th order self-oscillating control loop taking feedback only at the speaker output........"Neither dirt nor fairy dust." Basically, I"m hearing things in my best recordings I never knew were there before. Micro nuances with explosive dynamics. But hey, it's all in your personal belief system anyway. But like PWK used to say about Packard Automobile ads, borrowed for his Khorns: "Ask the man who owns one." And in my case, owned them all. At least an example of each type anyhow, and if not owned I have heard them all over the years.
  10. It's hard to ignore that 7 db peak in a LaScala, at 140 Hz.......................this is why I'm also a fan of Open Baffle bass, with lots of drivers, after years of only horns.
  11. This is why the only direct radiators I have are Open Baffle. Otherwise it's ALL horns, even the subwoofers (4 of them).
  12. Never say never. Your statement is an emotional one, not a technical one. Interesting you would say that about Class D..............the reason that I'm now using Hypex (the very best for the money) and others is that it's the only amplifier that had the delicate and micro detailed sound Quality of my First Watt Aleph J Class A, did not masquerade as a space heater, and had 13 db more output than the Amazing Pass Design (400 watts/4ohms vs. only 25). To each their own I guess. My best friend and fellow audiophile has an Audio Research Class D amp that costs $10,000 for a pair of monoblocs. I can't hear the difference between them and my Hypexes for 1/8th the price. Also, the very best all horn setup I ever heard were the Sadurni Horns at Axpona, Chicago, about 4 years ago. Norah Jones literally brought tears to my eyes on that system, and they were using Hypex amps.............all class D.
  13. It was at a Rogers Stereo show at Cobo hall in Detroit 1976 or so. I also me Gene Czerwinski of Czerwin Vega fame, he had the most powerful sound at the show. He even had a subwoofer plugged directly into an AC outlet, which scared a few peope, including me. Irving Fried of Fried Louspeakers, Bob Moers, then Klipsch President (at their dealer, where he showed me photos of the MCM Prototype), Mr. Snell of Snell loudeakers, and a host of other "characters" at that time. Historical time, luck, circumstance, and perseverance were all at play. Although I did make a special trip to Hope in 1985 for a plant tour by Woody Jackson. After a brief meeting, PWK himself spent the entire day from 10-7 with my wife and I. THAT was the greatest audio day of my life!!!
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    Keep your midrange, upgrade the tweeter, and let me see about the Cornwall B3...........can you send me a schematic in case the Crites is different from Klipsch??? I've been busy with other projects and I'm way behind on the Super Cornwall. I do have a simulated crossover design, though and still buying components to try. Research and Development does COST, whereas production is the result, or in this case, REproduction of sound.