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  1. I've got a pair of HII's that I wouldn't mind selling, but you're literally across the country. Mine are about a 7 - 7 1/2 overall. One had water damage on the bottom, refinished it, added Crites slant risers, tweet diaphragms, reworked the finish, it's still original, and recapped the Xovers with Crites supplied caps. I'm just not overly a fan of them. I've been listening to my 5.5's since new, while they aren't as strong in the midrange, the HII's are almost too much. They image well, but are lacking with newer music in my opinion. They sound good with 30's and 40's Big Band, 60's and 70's rock, but after that not so much. Anyway, hope they fit your bill. Here's a pic of mine after some rework.
  2. I'm rehabbing an Acoustic Research XA TT now and bought an ART phono stage for $50. The stage has a ton of good reviews and I felt it was a decent place to start. I didn't want to drop a ton of money out of the gate. Figured I'd start here and move up if I'm liking what I'm hearing. Just haven't got to the hearing part yet. Phono stage: https://www.amazon.com/ART-DJPREII-Audio-Turntable-Preamplifier/dp/B000AJR482/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ART+Phono+stage&qid=1556202208&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Our own PMSummer uses an XA and he's a heavy vinyl guy. You can find one usually in the $250 - $350 range in decent condition. Pretty basic looking but highly revered and there are lots of customization's you can do to them. As an example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acoustic-Research-AR-XA-Turntable-with-Dust-cover-Original-Box-With-Stanton-500/223490525936?hash=item340912caf0:g:QQYAAOSwyKlcrkTR Here's one that's been modded. Sold for $650. Just a thought.
  3. I was thinking the same thing. I thought it was an illusion at first. I looked at more pics of Heresy Industrial's and they all seem to have the slotted port.
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    What I Got Today!

    @Schu Just showed my girls. They're in love. Enjoy.
  5. As a 5.5 owner and listener I say this, make minor tweaks and don't go to far with your objectivity. Sometimes, a speaker is what it is. Yes, you could go crazy upgrading it, but is it really worth it? I fall into that trap often. How can I make them better? Honestly, the only way to 'really' make them better is to upgrade. Yep, someday, my next step will be to RF-7's. Of the current variety. My point being, enjoy them as they are, or with some Crites upgrades. Other than that, just play them. If you want more, well, handwriting is on the wall. Believe me, this audio thing is a dirty mistress.
  6. I don't think you could go wrong with the SB-4000. The only thing I would consider is maybe the PB-4000, I know it's a few hundred more, but it would really drive the low, low end. Especially for movies. As SVS says,"...down to 13 hz." If you were just listening to music I'd say stick with the SB. Either way though, I think you'd be more than happy.
  7. Well, he is a linguist Diz. Are you sure you're up to any negotiating, delving of information from such a formidable opponent? I'm just making sure you're on your A game.
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    Yeah, I agree. Unfortunately, even if they can replicate it, it will never be the same. The echoes captured in the walls, ceiling, the ability to look at the accoutrements and realize that someone worked on that hundreds of years ago is somewhat lost. Fire just takes what it wants.
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    But, it's the validity of the information that we're delving into, what is factual, and what constitutes the decision to denote it as such? Too many people take it all at face value, don't discern, and generally want to run with the drama. I'm not pointing a finger, just speaking of the masses. We all just need to have a little more patience. That's what we did back in the day, wait for the facts to come out. We're too quick to judge anymore. Absolutely true. We may never know the real reason. Regardless, it is Tragic. Art, workmanship, a long standing piece of history has just been ruined. Civil war, war itself, is always around the corner. The division between the left and right here have people whispering about it. We continue to operate at odds with each other and get nothing accomplished. It's deep left or deep right, there's no middle ground. I just like policy that helps everyone.
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    I feel a thread lock coming. Opinion based news, well, sucks. It's all about the impact, whether truthful or not. Give me Mr. Cronkite any day. Straight faced, just the facts please. More than likely the fire was an accident. If not, let the 'truth' be told.
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    LA SCALA $500!

    Another one slips through the cracks. Hardly ever anything like that by me. Hmm, maybe someone wants to go on a long, long drive?
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    One of my reps sent me this. Baseball in Heaven: Two 90-year old guys, Leo and Frank, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Leo was dying, Frank visited him every day. One day Frank said, "Leo, we both loved playing baseball all our lives, and we played all through high school. Please do me one favor: when you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's baseball there." Leo looked up at Frank from his deathbed and said, "Frank you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you." Shortly after that, Leo passed away. A few nights later, Frank was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Frank.. Frank '...... "Who is it?" asked Frank sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?" "Leo-- it's me, Leo." "You're not Leo, Leo just died." "I'm telling you, it's me, Leo," insisted the voice. "Leo!..Where are you?" "In Heaven," replied Leo. "I have some really good news and a little bad news." "Tell me the good news first," said Frank. "The good news," Leo said, "is that there's baseball in heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before us are here too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play baseball all we want, and we never get tired." "That's fantastic," said Frank. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?" "You're pitching Tuesday."
  13. I'm still trying to get over $2,100 for vibration pads that didn't work. Uh, return to sender please. Yikes. I like the wall mount suggestion. Many do the same.
  14. I've owned my 5.5's since new in '97. You are right in that they are not overly strong in the midrange area, not weak though. I have a pair of Heresy II's as well and they sound much more pronounced in the mid area but too much. 5.5's are not lacking in bass and you can improve the high end with some Crites tweeter diaphragms. I did and it made a significant difference. I don't think $650 is out of the park, depending on condition. They are getting harder to find and those that own them are starting to ask more for them. There's a mint pair of Oak in Boise that the owner is asking $800 for. I've thought about the KLF series as well. Midrange horn 3 way design. I feel like it would be a nice cross between the HII's and the 5.5's. My 2 cents anyway.
  15. Open air is what they're designed for. The only reason you may want to put insulation in the cavity is to keep sound from escaping into the adjacent room. I have some R-5650-S for rears in my setup. One was on an exterior wall so it had insulation. I added insulation on the other side to perceivably keep the sound characteristics the same.
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