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  1. This should help you: "I just want to comment further on the business end of the speaker, its rear panel, shown in a line drawing here. All inputs and controls are on the black metal amplifier panel, with Level and LFE Level controls at top, RCA inputs and outputs (high-pass to subwoofer) below, and the speaker inputs farther down; these latter are doubled for bi-wiring or bi-amping, and are plastic-nut, gold- plated types."

  2. That question has been addressed many times here. You can do a search for bi-wiring and find lots of reading to do. Most people here agree that it is a waste of money. But, if you want to try it, run two wires from the left speaker tap and two wires from the right speaker tap on your receiver, hook one cable to the LF and one to the HF for each speaker. Be sure to remove the LF-HF connector first and be careful of positve and negative connections.


  3. I just got off the phone with Emo to order the XDA-1 and its not in stock. Funny how when you can't have something you just want it that much more!

    I believe that it will be some time before they fill all of the pre-orders on the unit. Been following some of the gain problems with the XDA-1 on the Emotiva forum. It seems that, if you are running the unit into a preamp or an AVR there is no problem. A lot of guys bought the unit to run directly into an amp and they are having problems with the gain being too loud. Apparently they have found a work-around so it can be used either way but the buyer will have to choose one way or the other. I ordered one to use with my Aragon 2007 and Jolida CD player and I'm undecided now whether I should purchase it.


  4. Ironsave, is Xmas anything like Christmas?

    The Greek symbol for Christ was the X and XP and is indeed a legitmate writing of the word. Abbreviations were quite common in Greek and Roman literature, a tradition that carried over into the Western world. Christ would have been written as Xpisto(s) in later Latin (Constantine) and the Romance languages. One also sees Xristos.


  5. In addition, I would like to extend holiday greetings to all of the folks at Klipsch. A special thanks to Amy and Steve for their help this year. They never fail to respond to any question. Without the Klipsch people I would not have the Cornwall IIIs to enjoy every day of the year, especially at Christmas time when I get to listen to the uplifting music the horns reproduce. Can't think of anything better than sitting in the apex, glass of wine in hand, listening to "Winter" from The Four Seasons. Christmas music, my favorite time of the year. Seasons Greetings to all on the forum as well.


  6. Maybe I just buy an old junker that doesn't work, put it on the shelf so at least I can look at it now and again.


    Price is about right for a display model. [:)]

    Here's one checked out and ready to use. Not a bad price and has all the knobs and buttons you requested. Excellent feedback rating also.



  7. Well Frank I would love to have you over to my place so you could listen to my two decks, and try to hear the hiss that pretty much doesn't exist.


    Wouldn't the price range of $500-750 pretty much rule out the machines you have? I was just trying to stay within his price range. Thanks.


  8. Ye, but they just look real cool.


    That's the nostalgia part I mentioned. Takes us back to our youth when we all wanted R2R machines. I had several machines over the years and they were fun to use. The Pioneer 707 is one I had and parts are still available for it. Also had a Roberts that did a nice job. Our studio had a Tascam and used a DBX unit with it to eliminate hiss. Still have a DAT and prefer it for sound quality over the R2R.


  9. CB, put the money toward the McIntosh 225 that you want to buy. R2R is older technology and not like going back to tubes from SS. There are inherent problems such as hiss and maintenance. I converted all of my R2R tapes to digital years ago using a DBX unit to eliminate the hiss. Nostalgia is the only reason for going that direction.


  10. Another way to do it is to bypass the crossover in the preamp and use the crossover in your subs. That way you avoid having two filters in the line. IOW, run the signal full frequency (left and right channel)s to the subs and from there to the main speakers. That is Velodyne's preferred method. I'm assuming your subs will allow that.


  11. Hi Jeff, it depends on intended use. For an MP3 player and headphones, a USB table will be adequate. Most of us have found that we end up wanting to make CDs and listen to them on our systems and don't use the MP3 format. Most of the MP3 TTs have inexpensive cartridges and will produce some rumble. There are programs out there to reduce the rumble w/o altering the sound too much. Just don't expect a lot of great sound. Hope this helps.


  12. I'm wondering what tube amps people like paired up with Cornwall's, La Scala's, La Belles & K-Horns? Any thoughts?

    I have used Dyna, Scott and McIntosh, all in the 20-30 wpc range and all matched well to the Cornwall IIIs. Right now I am using a McIntosh 225 (25 wpc) and I love the match with the Corns.


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