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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, QSC Waveguides with Dayton D250P driver, surround
    QP straight variation with ALK trachhorns, rear
    2 Cinema F-20 subs
    Integra DHC 80.3 Preamp processor
    Crown XLS2000, PS-200 and D75A amps
    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
    Benchmark DAC1 USB

    KG Theater
    6.1 System with:
    Pioneer VSX-1122-K
    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. This is my 2nd Yaqin amp, and I have 2 of their phono preamps. All sound good and trouble free (so far).
  2. The most un-tube like tube amp I ever owned. I expect a warm lushness out of a tube amp with lots of depth and good imaging. Not so much with this one for me. Currently have this one with my K-horns: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A7IZN70/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. tromprof

    Did Academia Kill Jazz?

    Academia did not kill jazz, it just evolved like its audience. The 1930s and 40s was the era when jazz was all pervasive and the pop music of the day. However the kids grew up and stopped dancing to jazz. Their kids wanted something new (rock). The jazz players innovated seeking more artistic freedom and a new audience. The audience gradually dwindled. Over the last 20 plus years, if you wanted to make a living in the jazz world you could only really do it at a college/university/conservatory. At that point the audience is not so important so you can do what you want. Thus jazz gets even more experimental. Other than a very small few, there are no jazz only players making a living. These days you need to be able to do it all (and extremely well) to eat. All those kids playing in college jazz bands better branch out, it doesn't matter how good you are if there is no work. Kind of the same with those studying orchestral music. To the point however, all music evolves. Academia is where jazz thrives, freed from having to be popular music it can be more expressive, complex, and experimental.
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    Relax!!! 432 Hz vs 400 Hz concert pitch

    Since I never play at A432 it just sounds flat to me. Sometimes I wind up at a gig with an old organ on a cold day so pitch is around there, I really have a hard time getting down that low. Most major orchestras in the US play at A442, with European ones at A444. These higher tunings play hell with older instruments (many older woodwinds unusable, brass instruments needing to be cut down). My regular groups are A440 and so my ear is set at A440, takes 30 min. plus to accept A442 but I can adapt. A432 is a much bigger leap.
  5. tromprof

    Schiit Modi 3 DAC, $75 shipped SOLD

  6. tromprof

    Schiit Modi 3 DAC, $75 shipped SOLD

    PM replied.
  7. For sale is a Schiit Modi 3 DAC, used in excellent condition. Bought this new in December. An excellent sounding DAC for the price, very clear and clean sound. Scored a nice Benchmark DAC so I no longer need this one. $75 shipped.
  8. tromprof

    TV/Movie Audio Superior To Music?

    There are also some orchestras doing very good audio quality concert streaming. Berlin Phil concerts are especially good.
  9. tromprof

    Hybrid integrated tube amps question

    Thought all their stuff was made in Pennsylvania. Live and learn.
  10. tromprof

    Hybrid integrated tube amps question

    Another non Chinese hybrid. Rouge Audio Sphinx Hybrid tube (pre) and 100 watt Hypex module (power). US made. http://www.rogueaudio.com/Products_sphinx.htm
  11. tromprof

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    If I can’t find any gigs I will advertise myself as a Chinchilla lure-er. Who knows, might pay better.
  12. tromprof

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Not I. Glad to hear another of our small group educating the masses! As I always tell my students, when in doubt blow in the small end of the horn.
  13. tromprof

    4 Heresy near Louisville KY

    Start of a great HT. https://louisville.craigslist.org/ele/d/louisville-klipsch-speakers/6796467655.html
  14. tromprof

    Tube amp, leave it on or turn it off and on

    Thanks for the responses. Once it goes on it will stay on until I finish teaching.