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  1. Wow congrats! I've been on steroids for a while and I need to loose some again.
  2. Here is mine add me I need some more inspiration I hope this works if not just search for Ernest Martin3 I'm wearin a cowboy hat in my profile pic. Link didn't work.
  3. I sat inside while the family played. I managed to catch Poison Ivy and I had to stay in the AC because it was on my face and close to getting in my eyes and the sun made it itch that much more. I couldn't sleep due to the steroids. Went to watch the fireworks and it rained. Let's just say I've had better days but I've had worse by far.
  4. Wow 90 years old and still going strong. I am impressed! That's a great history there. I hope her birthday was a fantastic one.
  5. Turkey, bacon and cheese on sourdough bread.
  6. In a word SWEET! I have Klipsch in my living room for a home theater but these kick@$$! They are all original.
  7. Thanks guys I will definately look into the De-Oxit route. I forgot to post this am but the left channel started working so I worked the knob back and forth about a couple dozen times. I let it play for about 45 minutes and there was no more problems. I hope this evening it will work fine. I figure a good cleaning is in order for it. First time attempting that job. I found some good instructions at Audiokarma.org. I don't know how the radio receiver sounds yet but It sounded real good through the Aux input and an IPod.
  8. Well lets see 2 small pieces of fried chicken, taters, green beans, roll and a diet coke. Ate out at Shoneys.
  9. Today I received a nice gift from a friend. He knew I was redoing some Heresey speakers and he knew I needed something to drive them. In his closet he had a Kenwood KA-601 Amp and a KT-605 Tuner. After I hooked them up to the speakers they seem to work ok but I notice that the left channel seems to cut in and out. I am 90 percent sure it is in the amp because I can "peck" the balance knob and the sound comes back in sometimes and sometimes the sound comes in on it's own. Also, if I put it to the left channel only sometimes it will play for a while and sometimes it won't or if it does the sound is diminshed. Now since I'm new at this how can I clean the switch so it works properly? I only have a Radio Shack and Wal Mart near me so it needs to be something I can pick up there. Also, some of the other controls pop a little when I use them so any help would be appreciated. Remember I am new to this stuff. If there is a thread about this please point me in the right direction. Thanks
  10. I know I have milked this thread for all its worth. I have the grill cloth and emblems put on and I will post a pic or two tomorrow or the next day. Thanks for your patience!
  11. I passed my stress test with flying colors. I didn't even know I was going to have one last night but I did. You see for the past few days one of our cats has been acting stranger than usual. Last night she had her head in between the dogs basket of chew toys and a bookcase. I finally went over to see what she was doing. When I started moving stuff I didn't pay much attention. Well I bent down and I tought I felt something in my pants leg. I keep moving stuff where the cat was and I notice she is just sitting there looking at me with a WTF look on her face. Then I feel it move. Holy crap there is something up my pants leg. I take my cowboy boots off in record time as well as my pants and clinging on for dear life on the inside of my pants leg is a mouse. Finally it starts to run and the stupid cat sets there watching it. The mouse stops and the cat walks over and just sniffs it. Finally after getting dressed and getting my boots back on I corner the little (SOB mouse) and kick him in the head
  12. Is there a way to run a subwoofer out of a receiver/amp that doesn't have a subwoofer out? I notice that it has hookups for 2 sets of speakers that can be used. Could a sub be hooked up to that? I am looking at this unit as a starter. http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2407171 my local CL ads never have any equipment and I hate eBay. I like the idea that this unit has a phono input.
  13. All I know is that I have used the smoker 4 times this year and no left overs for the gang at the office. They are ready to hang me. I did 8lbs of pulled pork on Memorial Day 12 hamburgers on the grill with 16 hot dogs. All I got was 1 little pulled pork sandwich. There were plenty of burgers and dogs left. I was told the pulled pork was really good.
  14. EM3

    Terminator 4

    Saw it last weekend. I won't spoil anything for you. All I will say is if your theater plays movies at reference level or louder take earplugs. You may go deaf!
  15. Great find! You are so lucky. I have a fried that swears by Sansui. They look really cool to me.
  16. Just look down the page and you will see my first sttempt at this. http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/t/118510.aspx Also I have a thread at www.audiokarma.org in the General Discussion thread area under Woodworking Question title. I posted a bunch of photos at www.hometheaterloft.com in the Hardware section under a thread entitled New Old Speakers but you may have to register to see the photos.
  17. Keep the Fortes like the other said. So far you have gotten some good advice. I would offer this as advice and I hate to say it but you can do better than Klipsch subs as far as price goes (sorry Klipsch). You may want to look at the internet direct companies and there are several. With a room that small you wouldn't have to drive them hard at all to fill the room with sound. I'm not really sure how thick (depth) Fortes are and that will reduce your floor space. You may want some surronds that go on the wall but that's just a thought.
  18. Via EBay Identify Your Parlophone Records When the Beatles released their first LP "Please Please Me" on Parlophone, the label styles were in transition. The original record label was a Black label with gold print which has become legendary. The "gold label" "Please Please Me" cand be found with any of three variations, first credits the Beatles original tunes to Dick James Music. The second credits those songs to Northern Songs. Finally, the two credits can be found mismatched, with side one having different credits than side two. The cover accompanying a gold label copy should have the front cover credit shifted all the way to the right to the cover's edge - later covers have the front cover credit moved slightly to the left. The typical Parlophone label from the 1960's has a black label with "Parlophone" in yellow. This basic label style lasted on all Parlophone issues until 1969, when it was replaced by a black label with silver print. However, there were three different variations of these 60's Parlophone labels, which make it possible to give a more accurate date to your Parlophone album. Copies of the "Please Please Me" LP pressed immediately after the switch to the yellow and black label can be found with "33 1/3 RPM" instead of "Recording first published 1963" on the label. These copies now sell for about triple the price of standard copies. After these copies, there exist transition copies which do not have either print. These sell for 50% more than "standard" copies. With the Beatles was originally published with the miss-spelling "You Really Gotta Hold on Me". These copies sell for more than the "standard" copies. There is also a variation in the publishing credit for "Money." Some copies show the publisher as Jobete, while other have Dominion Belinda. Since the Jobete copies are earlier, all "Gotta" copies of the LP have the publisher as Jobete. No distinction is yet being made, price-wise, between Jobete and Belinda copies that have "Got a" spelled correctly. More commonly, the covers were manufactured by Garrott & Lofthouse Ltd. (G&L). -- The second issue "Please Please Me" album with a cover made by Ernest J. Day, Adds $50 to the value. In 1964, legalities forced Parlophone to add a "resale statement" to their records. All Parlophone LP's produced between 1964 and late 1965 will have the Parlophone Co. Ltd. in the rim print and will have the "Sold in UK" message across the middle of the label. The "Hard Day's Night" album was not supposed to be released with "stereo" in outline print -- the letters are supposed to be solid black. These copies were probably manufactured by mistake at around the time of the "Help!" album. The miss-spelling on "Beatles for Sale' is "I'm a Losser" instead of "I'm a Loser." These copies are from early 1965 The "Help!" LP was also available on the label style wich follows (different rim print) while the record was charting. The Parlophone rim copies are harder to find. From 1965 until 1969, all Parlophone LP's were released with labels having "the Gramophone Co. Ltd." in the rim print and the "Sold in Uk" message across the center of the label. Add a 30 value to "Rubber Soul", "Revolver", or "Beatles Oldies" with an Ernest J. Day cover Original mono pressings of "Rubber Soul" were mastered louder and are nicknamed the "loud cut." These have "-1" at the end of the matrix numbers. These were pressed only for the first two days. Copies of" Rubber Soul' in stereo can be found with "stereo" embossed in black or silver in the upper right hand corner of the front cover like "Revolver" has. These copies were printed by mistake and are scarce to rare. The first pressings of the mono "Revolver" were only manufactured during part of the first day of pressing. George Martin stopped the presses and replaced the mono mix of "Tomorrow Never Knows" with a more suitable mix. Side Two matrices of the original issue end in "-1". The more common pressing ends in "-2" or a later number. Early copies of "Revolver" list the song "Doctor Robert" as "Dr.Robert." These copies sell for as much as double what a normal copy brings. Mono copies of "Sgt. Pepper" are not rare. They are sought-after, however, because of the Beatles' own involvement in the mix. The group was not involved in any other mix of any of their albums. Add $8 for a dayglo red/pink/white inner sleeve. Add $5 for the insert sheet of cut-outs, if it is intact. Parlophone Re-Issues There is a transitional issue of Beatles Lp's from 1969 with a black and yellow label but no "Sold in UK" message. In mid-1969, all of the Beatles Parlophone LP's were reissued onto a black and silver label. This is commonly called the 70's label, because it lasted through most the 1970's and into the 1980's. The earliest variety of the 70's label, up through 1973 is nicknamed the "one mark" label because only one EMI logo appears on the label -- later copies have two. Three albums are known to have been reissued in MONO on the ONE MARK label command a higher price. Stereo copies are reasonable common. From 1973 to 1976, the rim print on the "two mark" label has "The Gramophone Co. Ltd," but in 1976, the rim print changed to mention EMI as the manufacturer. After 1979, the rim print changed to begin with an "all rights" statement. The black and yellow parlophone label appeared briefly on re-issues in the early 1980's. This re-issue label issue has EMI mentioned in the printing on the rim of the label and has MONO on the label.
  19. Yes you can sand them as previously answered. I just redid a pair my thread is on here. I used a random orbital sander and 150 grit sanding discs. You could probably use 180 and a lighter touch. A lot of patience is required not to mention sand with the grain. I used some stainable wood filler in some places and you can tell the difference. Some of the stain is uneven in the pics not near as bad as the pics show. Lighting in the room is a real pill. I may try to set them up and try photos again. The stain I used was Watco. It was really simple to use. Just take your time and you will be fine.
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