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  1. New VTA ST-70

    Link fixed. Thanks for the heads up on that. I guess they all look about the same once completed but here's mine, too.
  2. Well, my Belle's have been stored away at my best friends house along with quite a bit of other gear until our new house is built. Sigh. At least I got to hear them for a little while.
  3. Update: Bought/closed on land...house sold in 4 days!

    We'll have "neighbors" just not exactly right next door like we have now. Someone owns the lot next to us but probably won't build for a couple more years, they say, and will only be an "occasional" home. No one is to the right of me or in the lot across the cul-de-sac and no one will build behind us in the 50+ acres for the next 50 years or so. I back up to some land where deer will roam into my back yard (and I'm right outside of city limits, too...barely. ) We won't be on well water but we're not on "city" water, either; it's tied to the community just north of us. Satellite TV for sure (which I stopped using a few years ago), possibly cable internet which I hope is there as I need internet for work in case I need to remote into the City's servers after hours. I just talked to a guy I knew from the cable company who had come by talking to the Director about our Fiber connections. So, I asked him about the neighborhood. I believe it's done across the street from me and there is a TV box on my corner but it will have to be connected from across the street. He said they may go back and look that neighborhood over again since more houses are in there now and 4 more are going to be built this year...maybe more. Hopefully I won't have to rely on crap DSL.
  4. Update: Bought/closed on land...house sold in 4 days!

    My wife is freaking out all along the way and worrying about most everything...and telling a woman not to worry or stress so much is pretty much a waste of breath. ha. I told her this is pretty much how it's going to be for the next 8 to 12 months. I was sad having to take my newly built Belle's to my buddy's house to store upstairs along with most all my other gear, but, I don't want them in a storage somewhere and don't want them in the rent house we are going to get. But, it's only short term and it will then all be in a new and improved house and their own room. ha.
  5. Just got a new amp, and tons of 60Hz HUM!!

    Because it keeps cost down. They make crimp on connectors with "pins" on the end of them that will go right into those. You don't need a huge wire going to the LS's for a short distance. 16ga would be plenty as you're not sending hundreds of watts over a long distance of wire to inefficient speakers. How long is the wire run to each speaker from the amp?
  6. Just got a new amp, and tons of 60Hz HUM!!

    With those speakers, you just don't need lots of power for playing loud, if that's what you're looking for. 20 to 50 wpc of a good "real" amp should be puh-lenty. Small tube amps either new or console rebuilds, Harmon Kardon 430 receiver, Concept 2.5, Dynaco ST-70, and a ba-jillion others. If they are older amps, they should be gone through and not reliant on 30, 40, 50+ year old caps, etc., to do the job. You just don't need lots of power. And I would personally avoid "surround sound receivers" running them. But that's just me.
  7. Just got a new amp, and tons of 60Hz HUM!!

    We used to stock that brand in our Dallas and Houston warehouses when I was a rep (thankfully not for Technical Pro). Those were about the worst thing that ever shipped out of there on any given day. El Cheapo. So, the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Not to mention you're connecting it to very efficient and revealing speakers. You might not notice the noises as bad on low efficiency speakers but you will with LS's. My suggestion? Send it back/get rid of it/unload it and get something built right.
  8. Update: Bought/closed on land...house sold in 4 days!

    We looked at other houses online the other night in our town that were in the same square footage size and same price range just to see. Man, there is some c-r-a-p listed in this town for the price. Crazy paint schemes in houses, trash laying all around, things needing fixed, etc., and one even had a picture of a kitchen where the smoke detector was hanging by its wires from the ceiling. The big market for houses around here is the $175 to $200k houses that sell the quickest...if they're decent. Not to toot our own horn, but ours was like a palace compared to 90% of the others listed. Not that ours is "fancy", but for 10 years old, it's in impeccable shape. Whole house repainted inside with a neutral color, all the trim in house was repainted, all windows and doors re-siliconed, new roof in November 2017, new 2 level wood deck built in back this time last year, etc. Thankfully, that has paid off.
  9. Update: Bought/closed on land...house sold in 4 days!

    Well, it's been rather crazy lately. We closed on the land last Friday (3/16) so that part is done and officially ours. On the night before, we met with the realtor and he was able to get our house listed midnight Thursday while watching NCAA basketball, I think. So the next morning, before we closed on the land, I get a text about 9:30am saying a realtor out of Jacksonville (about 35 minutes from us) wanted to show the house. Wow...uh, ok...that's great! It wasn't another 30 minutes and he had someone that wanted to see it that day at 5pm. Holy cow... We had been packing things in and putting them in storage figuring that it would take a little while to sell and the whole process. But, to make the long story short, both parties were interested in it already and both "loved it". The group that saw it Sunday put in an offer yesterday morning and we countered last night and our offer was accepted! So here we go...the ball is rolling even faster now. The good Lord has been good to us over the last couple of years and I can't believe this house sold in 4 days. But we will take it. Now the scrambling starts to get everything packed away in storage over the next 30 to 45 days. We will be renting a camper from a family friend ($100 a month) for the months it takes to build the new house and it's going to be cramped for sure. It will be worth it in the long run. Lots to do....
  10. My CF-3 speakers

    I heard no harshness in my stock undamped horns in the 3's I had for a few years. They sounded quite good as they were.
  11. A smaller portion of my collection for sale with prices

    I'm pressed to come up with a good comment but if I were having to sell my (recently listed) house in this fashion, it wouldn't fly on any given day.
  12. Walnut Chorus in Denver CO

    The going price for Heritage depends on where a person is located and what a person is willing to pay; not a spreadsheet with average selling prices.
  13. Klipsch Belle's with cane grills $2500 Little Rock

    I agree. 3 of the same picture doesn't do well.
  14. For the right amount of money, I'd drive them across country for someone. No affiliation https://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-belles/6533634871.html
  15. There's a pair of early 70's Belles that were listed today in Little Rock with cane grills for $2500. Not sure they would have shipped, though. But I doubt you would have liked the "stock " veneer. For a thousand bucks, I would have personally delivered them to you...plus expenses of course. You'd still be ahead of the game and money in pocket. https://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-belles/6533634871.html