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  1. McIntosh recommends keeping the cable lengths equal. Here is the recommendation for cable size at 8 ohms: 25 feet = 14AWG, 50 feet=12AWG, 100 feet=10AWG. Don't think you will need 8 or 12AWG at 15 feet.
  2. You have one of the best speakers Klipsch makes, Klipschorn. You should find a serial # stamped in the wood on the back of the speaker. Post the serial numbers and others will help you to sell them.
  3. Thanks for your kind comments guys. I had the pleasure of listening to Martin guitars on the system this afternoon and they sure sounded sweet.
  4. Thanks so much. For TV viewing I'll be using the Aragon 2007; for music, the McIntosh 275 will be in use.
  5. Received my cherry Forte IIIs Thursday and installed them in the home theater today. Highs are great and I am very impressed with the bass but I'm still supplementing with two subwoofers, so I'm now surrounded by wall to wall sound. If they improve with use, I'm going to be one happy camper. I'll try to include a photo.
  6. Just received notice from McIntosh Labs that the MC275 received the 2017 Editor's Choice award for 2017. I certainly am enchanted with mine. http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/us/Brand/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=228&Block=1
  7. Ryan Kilpatrick at Audio Classics would agree with you. He told me that the 225 is a little "sweeter" than the MC30 when I thought about trading one of the 225s for two 30s. They all are great amps though! Frank
  8. You are going to love the new amp. After a few weeks , I think you will find it is just as good, or better, than the 225. I have had three three totally restored 225s and find that the 275 is more to my liking and it presents excellent soundstage and wonderful bass. There are comments about replacing the tubes in the amp and I did put in vintage BB 12AX7s and RCA 12AT7s and found that the stock tubes are just as good. Enjoy the amp. Frank
  9. Maybe this will help you: http://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inputs/5-1-surround-audio-passthrough
  10. Does anyone know if center channel speakers can be wall mounted?
  11. Geoff. Yes, I still have the Cornscala D's and still like them very much. I'm using a new McIntosh 275 with them now and the sound is much fuller with a great soundstage. I don't think you will be disappointed with the D but I don't know if the D will be better than the CF-3s. Haven't heard the 3s.
  12. Power handling is 200 wpc (800 peak) Frank
  13. I am now using the Cornscala D style. Before that I had the Cornwall III. I like the sound of both but prefer the larger horn in the D. The Crites woofer seems to have a little more punch also. Nothing against the Cornwall III, just needs a better horn since it is the same one used in the Heresy III which I also have.
  14. I tried several devices over the years and liked most of the DBX equipment including the DBX 120. I also used a Yamaha DSP 1 and a Lexicon pre. Now, I am using an Aragon Stage One set on Stereo Direct and my little McIntosh 225 amp with Velodyne subs. Simple but most enjoyable pure sound.
  15. Congratulations to Klipsch for their achievements at CES 2016. World Wide Stereo posted this on their web page today: https://www.worldwidestereo.com/categories/ces-award-winners
  16. If you are using an Apple product, go to 'Find', then to 'Music' and drag the iTunes folder to the external hard drive that is on your desktop (Assuming you have connected it.) Instructions for using the HD with iTunes can be found here. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7187908?start=0&tstart=0 Also, you should format the HD for a Mac. See instructions here: http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/how-format-storage-drive-for-mac-3541758/ Frank
  17. See my post under "speaker ohms." Frank
  18. Bill, the Aragon Stage One is an excellent pre/pro. I have had mine for many years and I haven't been tempted to replace it or its companion 2007. Stereo Direct produces outstanding imaging and it mates well with my Mcintosh 225 amps. I see no need for a tube preamp in my setup. Aragon components were expensive but their durability is beyond reproach. No HDMI but I question whether HDMI would improve the sound quality of the Stage One. IOW, I highly recommend you try one.
  19. Good to hear that. I'll check that out. Enjoy the music.
  20. I believe Rhapsody no longer sells MP3 songs and is only a streaming service. You can download songs to your device(s) at 160 or stream at 320. They do have a great selection of music and you can choose the music yourself, which I really enjoy.
  21. The information below explains it for you. It all depends on your taste. If you are happy with AAC, no problem. With the RF7 IIs, I would think you would want the best sound possible: "When you convert a song, some data may be lost due to the way certain formats compress data. For this reason these formats are sometimes called "lossy" formats. The advantage of using a "lossy" format is that the file sizes are much smaller, which means you can store more songs in the same amount of disk space. The disadvantage is that the sound quality may not be as good as the original, uncompressed format. Depending on the song, the speakers or headphones, and the player you use to play the song, you may not be able to tell the difference between a compressed "lossy" song and a song that is not compressed. Once a song is compressed (meaning some of its data is lost) you cannot retrieve the data by uncompressing it. If you convert a song from a "lossy" format to a uncompressed format, the quality of the song will not improve and the file will only take up more disk space. For example, if you convert a song in MP3 format (a compressed format) to AIFF (an uncompressed format) the song will take up much more space on the hard disk, but it will still sound the same as the compressed file. In order to take advantage of uncompressed formats you should only import songs using these formats."
  22. Truthfully, I ripped them so long ago, I don't recall, but I would venture to say they were not saved as lossless, as my understanding of the difference back then was non-existent. I'll check later this evening, and look into converting them if not. I am, however, beginning to sense that the overall sound quality is a sum of all the parts. I question the level of quality my current receiver can truly provide. Congrats on the RF7 IIs. USNRET is correct. You will have to rip again. If they are not ripped lossless, no way to convert to lossless.
  23. http://syracuse.craigslist.org/eld/4916685294.html No affiliation; just trying to remove temptation to buy them!!!
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