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  1. Pete H

    ARE YOU ATTENDING 2019 PILGRIMAGE?

    1 for now, could be 2 but don't have that confirmation yet.
  2. Pete H

    FYI - Hope is in a DRY COUNTY

    Just sent him the dates and don't know yet. He's in the process of getting both his hands/wrists done for carpal tunnel and trigger fingers and we have a golf trip planned for May so no clue. I know that we're not driving it again if he decides to go. Looks like flying into Little Rock or Dallas has flights hovering in the $300-$350 range at the moment. Can't find anything reasonable to Texarkana at all, the flights are double.
  3. Pete H

    FYI - Hope is in a DRY COUNTY

    Thanks for confirming. Looks like the dates will fall in perfectly with my schedule.
  4. So are you saying that you've also run RS7's and that they don't have intricate detail for use as surrounds? I would have to totally disagree with that and is has nothing to do with heritage speakers not being fine speakers that I have and currently own a few myself, but they don't make me want to change out my RS7's that do a wonderful job as surrounds, in fact, I'm looking for another set to replace my current rears with. Now, if you find a great deal anytime, jump on it, play with a different set up and see if it's worth the space and you actually think it's a vast improvement, but that's me, and now that it's in your head, you probably won't be satisfied until you do, so if you want to sell the 7's to fund it, let me know. 😄
  5. Did you consider just finishing them black and being done with it? You could do anything from a vinyl wrap, bonding primer and paint, veneer. Just a suggestions, we all have things we've sold and then went "why the hell did I do that".
  6. Pete H

    Nice Black RSW-15 $460 Seattle Area (Not Mine)

    At that price, this should be a simple decision
  7. Pete H

    CL: RF-5 Black (JAX) Nocatee

    Not much out there that you're going to pick up for $300 (or under?) that will compete with those. Somebody local go snag them.
  8. Pete H

    FYI - Hope is in a DRY COUNTY

    He claims that he just doesn't take pictures of opened bottles, but I think it's more likely that he's worried about what members might think about the IV connected to the open ones.
  9. Pete H

    FYI - Hope is in a DRY COUNTY

    I think it doubles as a personal drunk meter and shocks him if he's attempting to open up a fresh bottle when he's over the limit. Could be why there are so many full ones in the picture.
  10. Pete H

    1985 Cornwall issue

    You sir are correct; fantastic group, that will tell you what you should do, how you should do it and what you should spend.😲
  11. Just did the same thing in my KP250's and Cornwall 2's and the difference is staggering, IMHO
  12. Pete H

    FYI - Hope is in a DRY COUNTY

    I don't want to start another topic, but are these dates set in stone? I'm looking at flights now to try and get them as cheap as possible, but I don't want to do it if the dates are fluid.
  13. I'm wanting to do a little listening and testing with some different horns and my faital pro's that have been laying around for a while. I need to pick up another amp that's going to be used just to drive those. Any suggestions? I do have a few Carver M200's laying around that I could use but I'm looking for some opinions from anyone that has experience with the HF200's please and Thanks!
  14. Pete H

    1985 Cornwall issue

    You think they would have made a clean looking professional crossover for the C2's because they look like a big POS (I have them, so I'm not trashing anyone's stuff, but really.
  15. Pete H

    1985 Cornwall issue

    While you are figuring this out, I would replace the tweeter diaphragms with the crites titaniums (#CD76TiM) I just replaced them in my C2's and the difference was staggering. Replaced one and listed to them and it was clear as soon as I plugged the new one in. Replaced all of them in my 250's as well and it's well worth the money.
  16. Pete H

    Cornscala

    Can't wait to see these completed!
  17. Pete H

    86 Klipschorns. Northern Ohio

    I really wish I had the room to put these in play at my home. I know that doesn't help you, but somebody please go get these. My buddy in Pa., can't spare the coin at the moment and is still finishing his "mancave" studio, but I keep sending him the updates that they are still available.
  18. Pete H

    Cornscala

    Have you used 18mm baltic birch in any of your other builds? For me, as soon as I found BB void free plywood and worked with it, I use it for everything. Just curious, not being judgemental at all with regards to MDF, they can both produce great results, and as you've demonstrated, a combination of the two can do that as well. I just don't understand the benefits (given the additional time involved) of using both, but at 53 years old, I'm never done learning, so I'm interested in your perspective. Would really like to hear this rendition of the C-Scala, there have been so many and all of them that I've built and heard have been great. Keep building and posting.👍
  19. Pete H

    12 step audio program

    Ok, so I might have a problem, step 1 1. Admitting I have a problem 2. Convincing my wife that I don't have a problem. 3. Hiding my problem from others 4. Being at peace with my problem 5. Understanding that others have the same problem 6. Not buying any more equipment until my projects are complete 7. Ignoring #6, because it was on sale 8. Hating this and other audio forums 9. Secretly, staying on the forums 10. Telling m.y wife and others that I don't do audio forums anymore 11. Hiding a laptop in the closet 12. Not caring if I have a problem or if my wife is mad about my non problem and cranking the tunes up I had no clue how much crap (stuff) I had, until I started putting my test room back together. All of you are a bad influence, and the picture captures about 50% of the pieces and parts I have laying around that have been purchased for various projects. This all started about 10 years ago when I decided to get back into music and purchased a used set of RF7's, joined this forum, went to Hope, met Carl, drank martinis and here I am. Tell your story, you are not alone.
  20. Pete H

    Cornscala

    very nice indeed!
  21. I recently swapped out the Onkyo HT receiver with a pristine Marantz 8801 pre pro that I picked up for a great price and wanted to give some impressions, as I, like others, rely a lot on reading up on different brands and equipment when purchasing something that I haven't owned previously. To put this into perspective a bit, this is by no means some technical measurement with regards to one versus another, nor is it implying that because I happen to like something better, that you will. I've run through quite a few setups over the years, 4 or 5 different Onkyo HT receivers, Outlaw pre pro, Revox and Saba equipment (way back in the beginning 30+ years ago) and currently for pure 2 channel listening, I really still like my big old Sansui 8080, unfortunately, I only have room for so much gear in my main listening area so it's give and take between HT and 2.1 audio. I played with an inexpensive used Marantz HT receiver a couple years ago that I had picked up for the shop, just because it had a usb port on it and I could use it instead of having a cd player in that environment, but it sounded so smooth to my ears, that I knew I would eventually get a better piece to incorporate into my main system, and I'm glad that I did. I hooked up the 8801 yesterday, still powering everything with QSC on the 7's and XPA 5 on the other channels, but the sound coming out of the Marantz is noticeably different than any Onkyo I've owned over the last 30 years, the outlaw, and various other pieces that have lived a short life in any of my systems. It's always about what I hear and what I like versus what I can measure and prove out, which is really pointless, if in the end, it doesn't sound better to you. I listened to a lot of material that would be considered my "go to music" that I'm extremely familiar with and while I hear all of the detail, and then some, compared to the Onkyo I pulled out, the Marantz, at the same time, had a much smoother and more appealing sound, much like my Sansui, or any of the Saba gear that I ran for years. The imagining was completely different and I was fooled into believing that the processor was in the wrong mode and that my center was in the loop and pushing out a lot of db's, but when I walked up towards the unit, I was shocked to find out that it was in the right "stereo" mode and the center wasn't playing anything at all, but the sound stage was all right in front of me without there being such a defined left and right speaker (except where that was intentionally part of the recording), I was very pleased to say the least. The networking and ability to utilize DLNA with my PC has been something that I've been looking forward to for a while, and even though I had a workaround with my last unit, it was a PITA to operate but now it's finally all at my fingertips. Setup and the 200 page manual were all very straight forward (although I got a little frustrated wondering why I wasn't getting sound from some of the channels) except for me forgetting to switch the inputs on the XPA from unbalanced to balanced. Just one persons opinion and I'm sure that a few years down the road, or when I run across a deal that I can't pass up on what was once, a $10,000 pre/pro, or amp, I'll try to find another unicorn (that's all this is), but for now, given patience, some wisdom as to how and when I want to spend money on "upgrades", I'm at another point where I'm really satisfied with my main rig, from T.V., pre/pro, amps and my aging RF's, I'll add another couple of channels when the right set comes along, but unless someone comes along wanting to blow out of their KI-396's, I'm really not hunting any more gear for a while.
  22. Pete H

    12 step audio program

    That's just funny! Tom is getting them, so you know he's real because you met him at Hope.
  23. Pete H

    12 step audio program

    I did the same thing with RF's, RB's and RP's and it's an addiction, but I've learned to control it better. Buying was the easy part, selling them after they were in my possession was tough and I still regret about everything I sold, but the nightmares have stopped. LMAO😁
  24. Pete H

    12 step audio program

    Yes Jim, she has an idea and there have been many eye rolls in the past 8 years and when she walks in from Pittsburgh today and sees that I've reclaimed part of the basement for projects by moving a lot of her stuff, it will be more than a rolling of the eyes, but fortunately, she doesn't ever go in the shop and uncover the other items that are out there. Big Blue playing today so Go Blue!
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