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  • Gender
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  • Location
    West Chester,OH
  • My System
    Quarter Pie Theater
    All horn Atmos 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, Time aligned
    Ashly Protea 3.6 crossover
    Schiit Aegir, mids
    Crown XLS2002, bass
    Crown D75, tweeters
    Integra DHC-80.3
    Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable


    Living Room Theater
    7.1 System with:
    Integra DHC 80.3 Preamp processor
    Adcom and QSC amps
    Cornwalls LR , Forte center, Heresy sides, KG4 rear
    Tuba Table sub

    Misc. vintage Yamaha gear
    Acoustic Research AR-11

    Misc. KG4, KG3.2, Academy, SMSL SU- 8 DAC...

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  1. Well, the K402s arrived today and the carrier smashed them!. Despite fragile stickers and a big sign saying "do not stack" clearly they put something heavy on them. IDIOTS! Paducah Home Theater is working on it and will make it right but what a waste. One horn lens smashed, both bases damaged, I didn't look further for more damage but it wouldn't surprise me. This is the second thing I have bought from them and the first time was perfect so I am not blaming Paducah, just stunned that the carrier could deliver something in that condition like it's normal.
  2. Finally took the plunge and have bought a pair of K402 horns from Cory. I will be using these on top of quarter pie bass horns a with Xilica active crossovers. I have read that these will need some serious EQ to sound right. Anyone have a good bass line setting for me to start with? I will be using REW to get everything just right but would love to have a good starting point. Any other tips from experienced users would also be appreciated.
  3. For sale is a pair of Crites type A crossovers that were built to be bi-ampable (or not with jumpers). Bob built these for me not long before his passing. I used these with my Klipschorns with a 2A3 tube amp on the mid/highs, and a Crown SS amp for the bass bin. Works really nicely, however during Covid (too much time on my hands) I went to an active crossover on the K-horns so I no longer have a need for these. $275 shipped to U.S. address
  4. Someone has to have a pair of these in a closet gathering dust.
  5. As the tittle says I'm looking for a pair of JBL 2482 drivers. Thanks
  6. I have had a Yamaha CX-A5200 for a couple of years but recently found a Marantz AV8805 for a decent price. It is a huge upgrade for my rather involved basement system. I was close to going with Anthem or Monoprice but availability and lots of reports of buggy software made me try the Marantz. I'm super glad I did, my basement system sounds so good I'm afraid to to mess with the settings. The Audessy room correction is not as good a Dirac (at least in what I read) but I use all active crossovers and have spent a lot of time and effort with REW so it didn't hace a lot to do. Again, the sound is phenoninal in my systen (and the Yamaha was no slouch).
  7. I have 2 of that Ashly unit and a 3.6. I also have a Xilica model too. The Ashly units are great though not up to Xilica standard. The 3.24cl is an older model with no comuter interface so everything has to be done mannually (i.e. a bit tedious). However combined with REW measurements still yields excellent sound.
  8. I do. An old computer running JRiver is the way to organize and play digital files as well as stream music. Super cheap, and it leaves you with more $ to spend on the dac where it really matters.
  9. I used a Rolls mixer, I believe this one. https://www.parts-express.com/Rolls-HA43-PRO-4-Ch-Stereo-Headphone-Mixer-Amplifier-245-040 LR in, mono out.
  10. For music, no you do not need a center channel unless you are doing 5.1 etc. The only exception IMO would be a very wide room. I had my Klipschorns in my basement prior to building my Quarter Pie theater. They were 24 feet apart which just didn't seem to work well for imaging in my space. I added a LaScala in the middle (summed LR signal) and that worked pretty well and got rid of the center hole in the sound. Now that I have them a mere 20 ft. apart in my teaching studio stereo is fine.
  11. I have two of them. Excellent SACD transport.
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