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Posts posted by willland

  1. I know a thing or two about this.  I work as an inventory control manager for Vistar/PFG and we distribute to all(most) of the large theater chains(AMC, Regal, Cinemark, etc.) and let me tell you, the industry is hemorrhaging.  As of 10/5/20, Regal has shut down all 500+ theaters nationwide due to no major studios releasing any blockbuster type movies until 2021 which of course is due to Covid19.  AMC was hurting before Covid19 but continues to operate.  As crazy as this all is, I am still very optimistic about things getting back to "normal".



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  2. Tough call.  Upsampling does not always equate to better sound.  I guess you will have to figure out which method would be best by trial and error.  The onboard DAC in the DV7001 is 13+ years old and may not be of the quality of the newer, 7 years old, DAC in the SR6008.  Really no way to determine until you try different configurations.



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  3. If you have been generally happy with NAD, then maybe look for a used C356BEE.  Or maybe even consider a Cambridge Audio 651A.  I have been driving my Heresy 1s and Heresy 2s with NAD and Cambridge Audio for several years now and have not come up with any reason to change.



  4. 2 hours ago, Andrey S said:

    Somehow they rate A-S801 140W into 8 ohms. 

    High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)

    140 / 170 / 220 / 290 W


    Of course you know that is dynamic power not RMS.


    2 hours ago, Andrey S said:

    Could it be an issue of pairing highly sensitive speakers with too much power output?

    I doubt that very seriously.  I have driven my highly sensitive Klipsch speakers with as little as 40w/ch and as much as 250w/ch with no ill effects.


    1 hour ago, Zack R said:

    Sounds like there is an issue with the amplifier. I have a Yamaha A-S801 connected to my CF3's and there is plenty of bass. 

    That's my assumption also.



  5. @Andrey S,


    Welcome to the forum.


    I am very surprised at the results you are having with your A-S801 and RP-8000Fs.  Unless your room is really huge, bass drive should be very acceptable.  I have tried my Yamaha A-S1000 with my Klipsch RF-63s in my 5000ft3 room and the bass response has been wonderful.  Fast, punchy,  and very well balanced.  Maybe your consideration for an A-S1200 would be a noticeable improvement.



  6. 1 hour ago, Skelt said:

    Griswold, Wagner, piqua, are the most desired brands.

    While I do love my Griswold and Wagner skillets I own, my favorites to cook with are a pre 1940's BSR #5 for fried eggs and a 1960's Lodge #8 for searing steaks on LP burner and higher temp(+400 degrees F) oven use. 


    To be completely honest, if it all came down to two pans/skillets in my collection, these modern Lodge pans, 10SKL and 8SK below would excellently do any cooking tasks that I perform.


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  7. 9 hours ago, The Dude said:

    Believe it or not, if seasoned correctly, eggs will not stick.

    Oh yeah, they(fried eggs) will slide around a well seasoned cast iron pan as well as in any "no stick" pan you can buy.


    9 hours ago, The Dude said:

    I was told Avocado oil has a higher smoke point, takes longer to burn off, but builds a nice glaze.

    I don't specifically use avocado oil to season my skillets but use it every time I sear steaks as well as pan frying fish.


    9 hours ago, RandyH000 said:

    excellent oil , and not cheap either , that the only oil we use for cooking , better for the avoid plaque in the arteries

    Great oil with the heart healthy benefits of quality extra virgin olive oil plus a high smoke point.  Kind of like EVOO on roids.



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  8. 10 hours ago, Buddy Shagmore said:

    Currently I have my cd/dac sitting on top of my integrated amp.

    I have always had my A-S1000 sitting on my CD-S1000 for better mechanical stability. 


    10 hours ago, Buddy Shagmore said:

    My laptop sits on top of the dac. I was thinking this is best, to prevent dust from filtering down into the amp thru the top vents. But I notice things get a bit hot on top after a longer listening session.

    Maybe a short riser under the laptop?



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  9. 9 hours ago, paulgyro said:

    I've read glowing reviews of the RP-8000F but can find none for the RF-7 I.

    Really good pro reviews of the RP-8000Fs out there as well as user reviews.  Klipsch appears to have made a great lineage of speakers even better with the RP series.  I am sure you would be very happy with these.  Though the RF-7 1s are over 15 years old, they are still enjoyed by many folks today and are considered one of the "legendary" models in Klipsch's storied history.  The RF-7II and RF-7III are just refinements/improvements of an already great speaker.



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  10. 56 minutes ago, 450 said:

    Are horns very brittle? Do I need to take special care if/when moving?

    Not at all.  Gravity and weight can be killers to both the woofers and horns if dropped on a hard surface with no real cushion to break that fall.


    Luckily, my RB-75s survived a diagonal cross country trip from Tacoma, WA to Kissimmee, FL via Fed Ex.  Daryl packed them wonderfully with original boxes double boxed and tons of bubble wrap and foam rubber.  Not a scratch.



  11. 5 hours ago, 450 said:

    Regarding the RB35 vs RB75, is the main difference the tweeter and crossover components? The woofer seems the same on both.

    The main differences are 1.75 " vs 1" compression driver, real wood vs vinyl veneer, and an 8 lbs weight difference.  Yes the woofers are the same and the horn sizes are different, 8" vs 6".  The crossover frequency is also different, 2000Hz vs 2350Hz which allows the RB-75s 1.75" drivers to handle a bit more of the midrange allowing a smoother hand off.

    I have owned 3 pairs of RB35s and currently own one pair of RB-75s.  I do think RB-35s are great performers but the RB-75s are on another plane.




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  12. On 9/23/2020 at 11:32 AM, paulgyro said:

    Very interesting read about such technical details of the RF7.   I was considering picking up a used pair of these but now I find myself disappointed that a flagship speaker has so many issues. 


    Am I wrong to think that? 

    First welcome to the forum.


    Yes, I also think you are wrong on this.  The RF-7s are beasts that have high output and high energy.  With the wrong gear in the wrong room they can be a bit "biting" to some but some acoustic treatments and better gear can tame that bite some.  The mods that are available address that sharpness allowing "consumer" grade gear to mate well enough with them in the not so acoustically perfect room.



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