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  1. Whoops, this was supposed to go in the Alerts section. Moderators: please move. @dtel
  2. Looks like a great deal given the current market. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/rowlett-klipsch-forte-stereo-speakers/7343612427.html
  3. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/arlington-klipsch-khorns-fisher-500c/7335858248.html
  4. @MalletteI'm very saddened and shocked to hear this news. It's been almost twenty years ago, but Dave invited me and a few other forum members to his home to listen to his Klipschorns powered by tube amplification (a type of ST-70 if I remember correctly), which I really wanted to hear. I recall he had them set-up in his bedroom as that was the room that had the best corners. I think that was in 2002. I only met him that one time but had communicated with him in other instances and here on the forum. He was likeable and clearly a good guy from my viewpoint. My prayers, thoughts, and condolences go out to his family and friends.
  5. J M O N

    Dead Deal

    Great price!!! @condensedflesh95
  6. Post your photos here, to include photos of the serial number tags so we can determine what you have and when they were made. This is a good place to sell them. If you want a wider audience, I suggest U.S. Audio Mart or Canuck Audio Mart in the event you are in Canada.
  7. Great price, even if they are just the bottoms.
  8. As noted above, the Belle has a shorter horn. One other difference of significance is that due to the nature of the structure of each cabinet, the Belle should resonate slightly less at higher volumes. This is due to the side panels of the Belle bass horn having a smaller (un-braced) area than the La Scala. Regardless, both speakers are fantastic and there are going to be much, much more similarities than differences. Although I've never heard them, the La Scala IIs are likely an improvement over both -- La Scala-sized mid horn, Belle-type looks, and much thicker panels to reduce cabinet resonances even further.
  9. As long as Klipsch continues working to improve the existing models, there's no reason to go back.
  10. FYI: Discussion on K-510 "clones."
  11. Do my eyes deceive me, or are those a bunch of K-402 horns??? And are there also K-510 horns on that pallet and in the background (left side of photo)?? More photos:
  12. Ran across this set if you are still looking: https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/plano-onkyo-integra-set/7303081754.html
  13. This seems like a pretty good price on what should be a very nice sounding 2A3 SET amp. Those with Klipschorns, Belles, La Scalas, and even Cornwalls should consider these. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649727134-triode-lab-2a3-set-amplifier/
  14. https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/msg/d/flower-mound-klipsch-heresy-hip-pa/7301372381.html
  15. Last year HiFi man had some pretty good sales right after Christmas. I bought an open box HE400i for I think around $130 and the prices were so good I also got the HE350 for something like $80. Both are great for the prices paid -- it was less than $220 for both shipped. The HE400i is regulary $450. It's now on sale for $159 but appears to be out of stock. Check their website for other items on sale: https://store.hifiman.com/index.php/he-400i.html https://store.hifiman.com/clearance-sales
  16. The speakers aren't mine, but you can find more photos here (yes, they are gorgeous): @RobBeamer
  17. This is a great deal. I picked up a set from Costco in December at this price.
  18. I didn't know @kirby but this is still sad news. Looks like he was a local. Condolences to his family and friends.
  19. What do you consider vintage and what do you consider "crazy expensive?"
  20. J M O N

    Well it's happened

    Yeah, so would everybody else -- they would be working! 😁
  21. This is where I am now. I'm not necessarily looking for an amp (or sound system) that is "accurate" or has a flat frequency response, great imaging, soundstage, or any of those other characteristics that "audiophiles" speak of. For me, the most important characteristic is musicality. How do I define musicality? Musicality is defined to me as the ability to extract the most musical enjoyment from the sounds I'm hearing. For me, this probably means reproducing sound that is closest to live sound. This likely requires good accuracy and a large soundstage. "Imaging" is a characteristic that has never brought me musical enjoyment so I don't pay much attention to that. While I wasn't there when the recordings I listen to were recorded, I do know what live music sounds like and live music has always brought an extra level of emotional engagement. I think achieving high dynamics is also very important to replicating live music and is a big part of getting that emotional engagement that comes from live music. This hobby/passion for me is all about the music and not the gear. I think too many "audiophiles" get caught up in the gear as the primary objective and may forget about the music. If that is how they get their enjoyment, then more power to them and I can't tell them otherwise. For me, it's important to listen to the music and not the gear -- music is what brought me here. If there was a single box that could provide me with the level of musical enjoyment I want, then that's all that I would need. I haven't found that yet. Up to this point in time, tube amplifiers have typically given me more musical enjoyment than solid-state, but that's not to say there aren't great solid-state amps out there. What sounds best to me may not sound best to everyone else. My room is different, my ears hear different, and my brain processes what my ears hear differently from others.
  22. I probabably won't be able to help, but where exactly in "South Texas" are you? Texas is a big state as you know, unlike those tiny East Coast states. 😉
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