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kevinmi last won the day on April 25 2019

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About kevinmi

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    Corvette restoration, winemaking, a little home remodeling
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    Main system- Modified K-Horns. Cary SLP98P-F1 preamp, Dennis Had Inspire Hot Rod amp, Shanling T-100 tube output cd player, Ampex ATR 700 RTR, Oracle Premiere Turntable w/Jelco TK-950 arm, Koetsu Black cart. All tube equipment populated with expensive vintage tubes! Second system- Frazier 7 speakers, Oracle Delphi Turntable wJelco SA-750 arm and Ortofon 2M Black cart. Pioneer TD-1050 RTR, Pioneer Elite universal disc player, Latino ST-120 amp with vintage Tung-Sol 6550 tubes. Also have another Pioneer RTR and another Ampex RTR, a pair of RF-5 speakers, a bunch of cd players , a cassette deck, receivers, Oppo Blu-ray, boxes and boxes of tubes, and a pair of Epik Empire subwoofers just in case

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  1. I wish I was closer, I'd be all over that!
  2. Claude, did you ever see Catfish Hodge during your bar hopping days? Used to catch him in Mt. Clemens quite a bit. Also saw Neil Young at U of D, acoustic set around the same time.
  3. Looks like the K-Horn is not all the way in the corner due to the radiator being in the way? If that's true, you will not get the right sound out of the speaker. The K-Horns MUST be tight in the corners for best results. Another option would be to enclose the backs, then you can get by without being tightly sealed in the corners. Those crossovers need to be rebuilt or replaced also.
  4. mine has kept a steady reading. Have you written Bob Latino about this? He is really good at resolving problems promptly.
  5. no highs, no lows, must be Bose!
  6. I think Greg Roberts of Volti Audio did one about 10 years ago or so.
  7. I have used many,many tubes in the last 10 years. I am presently running vintage (expensive) Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. Rectifier tube is a Mullard GZ-37, also expensive. I have RCA clear top 12AU7's on the 2 outside preamp tubes, and a Amperex Bugle Boy 12AU7 in the middle spot. Here's what I have personally preferred over the years- The Gold Lion KT-88 reissues are great sounding tubes. The Tung-Sol KT-120's are good also. As far as the rectifier tube goes, don't use a cheap one, as it probably won't last. Use either a Mullard GZ-34 or even a Weber copper cap solid state. As far as the 3 small tubes, the one in the center will change the sound the most. The outer ones should be fairly closely matched to each other. I prefer Amperex tubes in the center, but have had good luck with vintage Tung-Sol as well. It's mostly up to your own preference. Make sure you join the forum, there is a lot of knowledgeable people on there that can help you also http://dynacotubeaudio.forumotion.com/forum.htm
  8. I have a 10 year old ST-120 that I built. I've added the autobias board last year. Without an autobias board, you manually set the bias for each power tube by turning little pots. Tubes change bias as they get older, so you have to periodically check and re-bias the tubes. The autobias board also offers protection if you have a runaway tube. The biggest problem I've had with my amp is the power tube socket pin sleeves need to be retensioned periodically, especially if you change out power tubes, or do a lot of tube rolling. loose pins will wreak havoc on the bias settings.
  9. My PSP account (401k) lost about 20% during the onset of the stock market decline. As of now it has recovered completely and made a little. I didn't have to lift a finger...
  10. Cary SLP-98P F1 pre and a Dennis Had Hot Rod firebottle amp. Dead quiet, musical and magical. And made in the USA!
  11. I've been using a Cary SLP-98P F1 for about 10 years with my K-Horns and love it. Dead quiet.
  12. not Klipsch by the looks of the one pic
  13. kevinmi

    Refusal to talk

    I don't like talking on the phone. My hearing is bad enough that I may not hear you, or I may hear you wrong. On top of that, my memory leaves a lot to be desired. I may get off the phone and not remember half of the conversation. With texts, I have something I can re-read. And if I'm texting you, you can't hear me peeing!
  14. When all this pandemic stuff goes away, I'm planning on having the gang up for a MI Klipsch gathering, and hopefully you guys can show me the ins and outs of getting started with streaming(music, my prostate DR took care of the other streaming issue).
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