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  1. Do you have a 5 year old? A five year old child would more than likely be made in the USA... Yes I have three "record flippers" in the house. They come in handy but they are not always around. []
  2. I emailed them to ask just that. The RR-2150 was designed in the states and farmed out to China to build. I can't speak for the rest of their line. So seeing as how all of the US equipment I am looking at is crazy expensive (didn't say not worth it) does anyone know about the Yamaha or Denon Stereo receivers? As much as I would like a Macintosh or Cary system that is just not in the cards any time in the next several years.
  3. I try to make US products my first option and China is always my last. Obviously I have a house full of Chinese products since I don't live in a hippy commune. I'm just not happy about it. As I said before I may buy the Outlaw receiver, it just won't be as personally satisfying as I would like. Used gear is an option but a lot of the great used 2 ch gear typically doesn't have a remote. I get tired of getting up to turn the music down when someone comes in the room. I'm open to suggestions.
  4. rplace, I am not looking to be lectured on global economy or have a discussion about the automotive industry. It was a simple question. Is there a decent 2 ch receiver under $1000 that is not made in China?
  5. I was ready to pull the trigger on the Outlaw RR-2150. Then I find out it is manufactured in China! I know it has great reviews and it may be a great receiver for the $700 price but I am just sick of buying things made in China. So without turning this into a political discussion, I just want to know, is there anything new for under $1000 that would be a great match for a set of 76 Khorns............that is not made in China? It has to include a remote is my only other requirement. I only need two channels. This is for vinyl and cd's. The RR-2150 is featured just how I like it. Simple 2-channel operation. I may end up buying it still but it won't be as satisfying as I would like.
  6. To answer a few of the questions above, yes there are two sets of double sliding doors between the speakers. They are brand new and cost a fortune so replacing them with anything else is not justifiable at this point. As far as replacing the speakers I would consider it yes but I still enjoy the K's even with less bass. They still sound better than 90% of the rest of the country's speakers. I just can't leave well enough alone which I imagine is the same as the rest of the people on this board. I have temporarily replaced my Adcom GFA-555 amp and GFP-565 preamp with an Onkyo receiver which sounds pretty nice. Once the Adcom gear sells I plan to buy the Outlaw RR2150 receiver. I will try harder to sell it after the holidays. After just completing a three year project to finish the gameroom and then buying the K's, the pool table, the bar, the pinball and arcade games I don't really want to push the new gear at the moment. I've pushed my luck as it is. I can't afford the gear I would like to play with and still stay married so I plan to keep it simple with the Outlaw. I realize some compromises must be made unless you have one room dedicated and built for perfect accoustics. I am very happy with what I have. I will experiment with some subs and see what that does for me.
  7. That bottom right corner is actually a doorway to the laundry room so it's not an option. I was playing with the drawing just to learn how to use Visio and haven't included that doorway yet. Yes I would hate to give the speakers up. A sub might be an option. I really wanted to just keep it 2 channel simple since I only play music downstairs. I have a home theatre upstairs and am constantly adjusting the sub depending on the media being played. A pain in the butt. I imagine the same nagging adjustments would have to be made switching between LP's and some overly compressed CD. I would appreciate some advice on adding a sub to this room. What size, more than one, name brands? Thanks.
  8. My basement room dimensions do not appear to be a good match for my Khorns. I will not say that they do not put out good bass because enough people have said if the conditions are right they are very capable of strong bass output. The bass is really strong if you stand in the yellow shaded part of the room. The center listening position is not so good. The speakers are where they have to be so moving them around is not an option. My ceiling is 7' 7". I know it's kinda low. My question is would I do better with a pair of LaScalas or Belles or some speaker that isn't so dependant on the room itself for best performance?
  9. So is a Radio Shack cap as good as a Bob Crites cap or is this like arguing Ford vs. Chevrolet?
  10. ....for instance a Type AA crossover on a Khorn. It has three caps that everyone says to replace if they are over 20 years old. How do old caps affect the sound? If everything else in the chain is working properly what improvements can be expected by replaceing the caps?
  11. I know a guy who installs HT's for Best Buy and he told me they have a wall mount that can be used to hang a TV in the corner. I'll snap some pictures after I get it done.
  12. I want to hang a flat panel TV just a couple inches over one of my Khorn speakers and am wondering if I should expect any interference with the picture from the speaker. Anyone have a setup like this or have any advice to offer? This is for the football TV in the gameroom, not for HT.
  13. Lots of discussion on tube amps but how much of the sound depends on the preamp as well? Is it best to choose a matched name brand pair or could you get the full tube amp benefit by using say, the preout jacks on a receiver?
  14. Another thumbs up for this movie. I watched it last night. The first explosion almost knocked me off of the couch.
  15. Ok...... I will make an attempt since I seem to have some free time tonight. I tried to mix it up a little. I have way too many favorites for such a short list. No particular order. 1. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 2. Heartache Tonight - The Eagles 3. He Touched Me - Elvis Presley 4. Soulshine - The Allman Brothers Band 5. Jimi Hendrix - Red House 6. Dobie Gray - Drift Away 7. Led Zepelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 8. Alabama - Dixie Land Delight 9. Norah Jones - Rosie's Lullaby 10. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water Sheesh that took way too long.
  16. I don't think I could name a favorite top ten list. I would be constantly updating it as other songs came to mind.
  17. BB King "One Kind Favor". This is his latest just relesed this year. I was lucky enough to be able to attend his concert two nights ago. 83 years old and still every bit as entertaining. If you are a BB fan, a blues fan, or even just a guitar fan you should enjoy this cd.
  18. I don't have the creative writing skills that thebes has so I will just say try The Eagles "Out of Eden". I just got turned on to it last week and I like it more every time I hear it.
  19. Thanks guys. These are the answers I was looking for.
  20. I know someone here will know this. If the volume knob is set at for instance ten o'clock.......will the amp put out the same power regardless of the media being played? If I have to turn up a cassette to say twelve o'clock to get the same volume that I get with a compressed cd at ten o'clock is it really using more power to equal the volume of a cd or is the compressed cd using more power at ten o'clock. Or.......what is the relation to the volume knob position, the clipping indication lights on the amp and the media signal source? I am using a 200wpc amp with Khorns which everyone here knows are rated at 100 w max continuous (400 w peak). With other stereo systems I have always turned up the volume just to where the distortion starts and then back it off a little. I have yet to hear the Khorns distort.....not that I am trying to find the point where they do but I would like to know how loud they can be played without damaging them. Is it safe to assume that as long as the 200wpc amp isn't clipping then then they are ok?
  21. Lets not forget the price of a new cd. I hate buying a $17 cd wondering if I will like it. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting used vinyl. I have around 500 LP's that I paid an average of maybe $2.50 each. I took a $100 bill last month to my favorite used vinyl store in Nashville and came home with 38 LP's. The same $100 bill would have bought maybe 5 or 6 new CD's. I buy lots of music that I wouldn't normally buy that way. The Great Escape in Nashville. Check them out. http://www.thegreatescapeonline.com/
  22. Two favorites of mine I just watched/listened to this week. Sade / Lovers Live DVD. Very entertaining. 5.1 is mixed very well here. I find something new to like about this DVD it every time I watch it. Diana Krall / Live in Paris DVD. If you have a sub the stand up base sounds incredible. Diana's piano is mixed to the rear speakers in DTS mode which was very cool. Hard to make it to the end of this concert awake as Diana sings me to sleep every time.
  23. I have KG4's for front and rear speakers. Which Klipsch center speaker, old or new, would best match up with the KG4's? Thanks,
  24. I'm looking for everyones favorite laid back rock instrumental songs as I'm planning to make a couple cd's. I'm not talking about Van Halen's Eruption kind of instrumental but rather something you can play on those rare occasions when you are the only one at home and don't have to worry about where the volume knob is pointing, lights off, crashed in your favorite chair. You know that kind of vegetative state of musical bliss we all strive for but rarely get to achieve. I know you all know what I'm talking about. I hate when that great instrumental song gets you in that frame of mind but there is only one of those songs on the album or cd you are playing. Most bands only include one of those instrumentals on an album so you are left swapping cd's or vinyl every song. I'll start out with some of my favorites and hopefully it will be the start of a long list of others. Allman Brothers/ In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Jessica, Duane's tune Stevie Ray Vaughn/ Riviera Paradise, Lenny, Little Wing Santana/ Samba Pa Ti, Europa Eric Johnson/ Rain, Manhattan, Cliffs of Dover BB King/ Blues Boy Tune
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