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  1. The sub is already built, i just need to get the walnut. Its a 15" panel 16" total width with a high output 8" driver. These Tubas are awesome subwoofers. I'm trying to save enough to get a websight for some advertisement. I spent my extra $$$ on a shop heater this week instead of the hardwood i need. Kerosene is outrageously expensive and the electric ones are useless. Luckily there was a gas line already installed so the hookup should be easy.
  2. Almost back to normal. Keep up the good work.
  3. Part came in today, problem solved. Part # is the same (KSS-240A) but nowhere on the box does it say sony. Unless maybe in Chinese and just don't know it. Probably some jippo knockoff part. Oh well it works now.
  4. If you have the money and some time you could throw something like this together. http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sa1000-subwoofer-amplifier-rack-mountable--300-811 http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-15-ultimax-subwoofer-and-cabinet-package--300-7097 Or the 12" http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-12-ultimax-subwoofer-and-cabinet-package--300-7096 It would be leaps and bounds better than your current sub.
  5. 150 watts per channel should get your speakers singing nicely.
  6. You can probably spend half of that amount and get something that would blend nicely in your system.
  7. Update the Belle and bring it back, i think it was the best looking loudspeaker in the Klipsch lineup ever.
  8. I don't have a home theater but love to hear and see a good subwoofer. Chalk up another vote to bring back the sub thread.
  9. Yawn. Phenomenal in my book would be: 2.5 sec from turn-on to play. Instant power at turn-on (no relays), no booting. 0.75 second tray / door cycle time. Display that showed number of tracks on the disc, timer, track ID info, L&R channel dB FS meter, and a spectrum analyzer. Display backlighting that was fully adjustable, both in color and intensity, and defeat-able. Metal buttons on the front that can access every feature. Labeling that was body oil and household cleaner proof. Onboard diagnostics that could actually tell the user up-front what and where any significant problems in the device were and / or report the status of the pick up alignment. Component players from 12 years ago were very close to hitting that mark, but since the advent of the "combo" player, the design has suffered the wrath of concession. So long as the pick ups still work, the older machines still run circles around the new ones. My generation seems to have forgotten how quickly a person could go from silence to listening to music at the drop of a cassette and the push of a single button. If only it were so easy. The price would probably be outrageous and sound like crap to boot. That reminds me that i just put away my sweet cassette player, it really did sound as good or better than a CD. I just gave up on it when CD's started to appear. Now 8 tracks thats a different story, i recall having to shim the tape in my Pioneer Supertuner with a matchbook to get the thing to sound better. Don't miss that at all.
  10. I think i read that article when trying to diagnose my player. Lots of good information out there and some not so good.
  11. I already have a sweet single disk player, thanks for the look though. Thats about what i paid for my single disk sony probably 20 + years ago.
  12. Too late for that. Well back to work, currently throwing together a Walnut long style table tuba.
  13. I usually buy new stuff, sometimes people sell things because there is a problem with it but sometimes just need the $ i guess. Recently i picked up a super clean B&O Beogram RX turntable and it sounded great on about 20 albums and now one channel has weak sound, probably the cartridge but few shops repair and sell these things. This will be my next project. If all else fails i will pick up a new one probably, maybe i will look around for a good newer used one first.
  14. I have the CDP C69ES, i love it and would hate to have to buy a new one, i purchased it shortly after i bought the single disk player CDP XA1ES because i wanted to throw more CD's in and not get up so often to change disks. Both sound awesome. The XA1ES has a slightly more neutral sound and the C69ES has a more robust sound. The lens cleaner was ran quite often through both players, (the useless CD model with the pubic hair attached). When i took the skipping player apart (C69ES) i cleaned the lens with rubbing alcohol cleaned and lubricated the slide for the lens and it made no difference. New OE sony lens assy is on the way, under $20 with shipping.
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    New Car Shopping

    I bought all of it. Up to and including the heated and cooled cup holders. Good option, gotta keep that beer cold while out for that weekend roadtrip. 370 HP and a 5 speed transmission should get you around town nicely. Very sharp looking car
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    New Car Shopping

    Very nice! Is that the Hemi badge on the front fender.
  17. I would help but i spent all my extra $$$ on drivers and plywood recently for some cabinets.
  18. Its the preamp, deal with the noise or get something different.
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    New Car Shopping

    The new Chevy Impala is redesigned and gets high marks. Honda Accord is a very good car. My friend has a ford Fusion, its a nice looking car and i like it though I'm not a Ford guy myself. Take a few cars for a test drive, nothing on the market will be anything like your town car but sometimes change is a good thing. If you need something bigger check out the Dodge charger or Durango.
  20. Every Adcom preamp i ever owned made that noise, had quite a few over the years. Went with a NAD. Dead silent & sounds better too.
  21. I found the lens assembly on fleabay for just under $20 i figured why not. It is one of the best sounding players i ever heard. Came out pretty easy with a hammer and crowbar, i will give an update when the new part is installed.
  22. Looks good. Do you hear your sub or just the rattling CD's mounted to the wall there ? I have a picture just over mine and it has fell off the wall more than a few times.
  23. Anybody have any experience with CD player repair or have had their CD player repaired because of skipping problems ? I have a Sony ES 5 cd carousel CD player that has had problems in the last few years with skipping and now its to the point i cant even listen anymore. I think it may be the optical pickup but i hate to start throwing parts at it. Just took the thing apart, cleaned and lubricated all the moving parts and cleaned the lens but it still skips. Now I'm stuck playing on my backup Sony ES but its just a single slot and really miss my 5 CD carousel changer. Any input would be helpful.
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