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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. the heads have small slots in them, one for each channel. Look closely for a buildup of gunk inside the slots. Clean with denatured alcohol and a q-tip. Also, if the transport system is misaligned, it could cause problems. The tape has to be 90 degrees perpendicular to the heads for best results. Another problem could be the bias, which could be an internal component problem. If I didn't see any obvious dirt or misalignment issues, I'd send it out to a qualified technician.
  2. I've got some records I could trade....GLWS
  3. I always thought the saying "cranky old man" was nothing more than an intolerant observation of old people. I'm 64 now, and I find myself more intolerant every day. I don't know if it's natural, or if I'm just fed up with stupid people and their stupid ideas! Now shut up and leave me alone....
  4. Off Topic a bit: I have a pacemaker(because I like having all the latest technical stuff), and magnets interfere with the operation of the unit. It's really hard for me to remember to stay away from electro- magnetic currents. I was using my chainsaw a couple years ago, and it made my pacer skip a beat or two. Not a good feeling!
  5. I have a cassette deck in my system (Yamaha) because my 87 Vette has a cassette player in it. I keep telling myself I'm going to make some road trip tapes, but it isn't as fun as it was when I was a teenager.
  6. a little bit of Queen: Beezlebub has a deviled egg inside for me
  7. Saving it for next year when they explain it was just an advance on next years income tax refund.
  8. very nice unit! I'm in the same boat as Schu, way too many lp's!(But I keep buying more!)
  9. I have left the house 1 time in the last month. I don't think it's going to do any good if my wife goes shopping and comes home with whatever is lurking out there. Luckily, we have no confirmed cases in our county. BTW, I consider it a privilege to stay home.
  10. It was about 10 years ago when I was experimenting with bi-amping, and I didn't have any means for testing at that time. I have recently purchased a laptop and a Umike, but I need someone like you to help me figure out how to use it properly. I'm still not interested in bi-amping, but I am building my own horns, and would like to be able to compare them and see the different patterns with different sizes. As far as the configuration of the KHorns: bass bins are enclosed, using Crites cast woofers. Midrange is a 210hz tractrix wooden horn with a 2' throat. Currently using BMS 4592 mid drivers. Tweeter is a wood tractrix horn with a 1 inch throat. Driver is a Selenium D220ti. Crossovers are either DeanG universal type with 400/6000 crossover points, or my own build universal type with 400/4500 crossover points.
  11. Mine is in the basement also, but my system is upstairs. I'll set the cleaner for 15 minutes, go upstairs and listen to a side of an lp, go back downstairs and turn the fan on to dry them for another side of an album. Mine holds 4 lp's, which I think is just right, until I buy a bunch like I just did. I'll have to clean 75 lp's now @ 4 at a time!
  12. they are all over ebay and Amazon. Most are made by the same manufacturer.
  13. kevinmi

    AGM batteries?

    I have a battery story--I have 3 Corvettes that hardly get driven. Several years back I purchased expensive Optima gel batteries for all 3 because of the claim that they will hold a charge longer. I always use battery tender trickle chargers to keep the batteries fully charged. I went to use one car after it was sitting for 6 months or so, and the battery was dead. I tried charging with different chargers to no avail. The batteries have a 5 year warranty, so I took it back to the store where I purchased it. The guy behind the counter told me that it was my fault because I needed a special charger for the battery ($200.00). I told him I had purchased 3 batteries at the same time, and the other 2 were just fine. He continued to argue with me that you cannot possibly charge that type of battery with conventional means. So I said, are you sure? Absolutely, he said. So I asked him what kind of special charging system do you install in the cars you install these batteries in? I don't understand, he says. Well, all cars have the same alternators that are used to charge standard batteries, so why don't I need a special charger in my car for this battery? I got my new battery and its been holding a charge(along with the other 2) for 8 years using the battery tender trickle chargers.
  14. The only thing stock on my K-Horns is the veneer on the bass cabinet!
  15. kevinmi

    What I Got Today!

    You have too many cool things!
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