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About tromprof

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    West Chester,OH
  • My System
    Quarter Pie Theater
    All horn 7.2 System with:
    Quarter Pie bass horns, JBL 2360A with EV-DH1A drivers (L+R), EV HP640 with EV-DH1A (center), QSC Waveguides with Dayton D250P drivers (left, right)
    Quarter Pie bass horns with JBL 2386 with EV-DH1A drivers, surround
    QP straight variation with ALK trachhorns, rear
    2 Cinema F-20 subs
    Yamaha CX-A5200 Preamp processor
    Crown XLS2000, XLI 1500, PS-200, D75A amps
    Xilica XP-3060 and 2 Ashly Protea 3.24cl active crossover/processors
    Yamaha YP-B2 Turntable with Clearaudio Arum Beta cart, Yaqin MS-22B tube phono preamp with TJ Full Music tubes

    1976 Klipschorns
    Yaqin MC-13S tube amp
    Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable
    SMSL SU- 8 DAC

    KG Theater
    7.1 System with:
    Integra DHC 80.3 Preamp processor
    1990 KG4 walnut, LR 1990 KG4 oak, center and rear 1992 KG3.2, surround
    Tuba Table sub

    Harman Kardon 630
    Acoustic Research AR-11

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  1. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/open-box-pioneer-plx-1000-professional-turntable-regular/j11826006000019?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXMP&msclkid=7cf414b3fc2a1208f64a4ac1ddf88a12&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP - Shop - Pro Audio - DJ Gear - Other&utm_term=4578847490496945&utm_content=J11826006000019 | Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable Regular 190839816566 | %24433.38 Slightly above your budget but a solid TT.
  2. I have several Crown D-75As in my basement system, and just dropped a spare D-45 into my Klipschorn system this week. They really do sound great, and as Chris A mentioned, they are readily available and cheap.
  3. If you don't have to have the latest model there are lots of good buys in the used market. I would suggest finding a 3-4 year old Integra unit. The depreciation on this stuff is ridiculous. I just picked up a second DHC-80.3, a $2,500 processor when new 4-5 years ago, for $300. A very good preamp with excellent DACs, also decodes SACDs so you can turn a cheap Sony Blu-ray player into an outstanding SACD player. I am sure your Denon is still a nice unit, but multi channel has come a long ways in the last decade.
  4. https://dayton.craigslist.org/for/d/dayton-original-klipsch-forte-speaker/7081146669.html Super tempted but I have absolutely no use for it. Great price
  5. Highly recommend a Prius. I have a 2014 (daughter"s car) that I bought new. Over 100,000 miles, zero problems, even still has original brakes (regen braking really helps them last). 50 mpg year round average in Ohio. Holds a lot of stuff too. However, drives like a Prius (SLOW), but I drive a WRX.
  6. Thanks for the response. The tube amp, a BEZ T3A-3, puts out around 8 watts (?), the Crown D-75 puts out 55 watts. So not as big a difference as your setup. I am rethinking using a passive crossover, and could use an Ashly crossover scavenged from my basement HT. That would allow me to time align as well as do so room correction.
  7. I am acquiring a 2A3 tube amp from Joessportster and have been playing around with some ideas of how to use it. I have a spare pair of Crites crossovers that I could modify to allow me to bi-amp. The thought is to use a spare Crown D-75 on the bass bins, and allow the 2A3 tube amp to do its thing on the mids and tweeters. Anyone have any experience doing this? Is there an issue because of the wide difference in power between the two amps (i.e. uneven volume control)? I know that using an active crossover might have a better result, but I am trying to keep this system simple and use parts I have on hand.
  8. I built a tuba table to go with my La Scalas (now gone), and it now works with my KG4 living room HT. I have two Cinema F20 subs (which is very similar to the Tuba HT) in my basement system. I really like the smaller tuba table, but if you have room for the bigger sub you will not regret it. Your system and needs may change over time and the bigger sub will always have that extra low end and a bigger sound as well.
  9. I have both Ashly Protea and Xilica crossovers in my basement system. The Xilica costs more but is worth it. Sounds better and much better functionality.
  10. The amps arrived in one day after ordering from Sweetwater. Seems like a nice small company, customer service contacted me to make sure all was good and to answer any questions. The amps are heavy and seem solid. Using these in my HT, one to drive Quarter Pie bass bins, the other to drive the rear pair of speakers. They both are doing a great job and are nice and quiet. Happy I followed this thread for sure!
  11. Just ordered 2 of these from Sweetwater. It will be interesting to plug these into my system, thanks all for the heads up on the $199 price!
  12. The Benchmark that the SMSL replaced was the DAC1 USB, so a bit older model. I always thought the sound was extremely good but the SMSL is clearer/cleaner and can do DSD. It has an ESS DAC in it, similar to the DACs in my Yamaha CX-A5200 pre/pro. I believe Benchmark is also using ESS in the most recent offerings.
  13. I got an SMSL-SU-8 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DQDNF6S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) this last year. It displaced a Benchmark DAC in my K-horn system.
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