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  1. Thanks. That's a great price. Got a couple of audio projects going but will think about it. Frank
  2. To install, would you just set the boards on the bottom of the interior & plug the wires into the 3 speakers & the terminal? No soldering? Looks like a very easy install, right? Frank
  3. You're killing me! I would jump on these in a heartbeat if I were in a position to pick them up from Ohio in the near future. I'm sure it would be March or April before I could make that trip. If you still have them then, though . . . Good luck with your sale! Frank
  4. Wow! I'd love to have someone leave any of those on my workbench! I've now gotten my Marantz 1152DC/Forte II & Marantz 1509/KG 3.5/R-52C/R-100SW HT systems up & running so it might be a while before I get the Dynacos on-line again. Got some shoulder surgery coming up so it might have to wait 'till I'm recovered from that before I get the bug for something new (old :-) to fuss with. Until then, though, I'm in pretty good audible shape. Thanks for the replies! Take care, Frank
  5. They were my first Klipsch speakers. Couldn't afford any of the Heritage ones, but the KG 3.5s served me well for years before I got the bug to do a better system. That's when I found this forum. 🙂 First there was the vintage Marantz gear, then the Fortes, then back to a decent turntable (or two), & finally, tubes. I listened to the KG 3.5s alone for quite a while before I added a sub. Really makes them shine! I hope to find another pair of KGs to go along with the 3.5s in a 5.1 HT setup. I think they are perfect for that application. Take care, Frank
  6. Thanks guys, Yeah, I think I'll let the tech handle it. Just got the Marantz/Forte setup in the living room & am beginning to remember what I liked about "hi-fi." Listened to a couple of favorites & was once again blown away. I'm also setting up a new/old HT system together in the basement. Thought I'd just be replacing the old TV but soon found out my old receiver wasn't going to cut it any more. How times have changed! It will be great, though, when I get everything hooked up & running through my old KG 3.5s, new R-52C & sub. Looking for some KG 3.5s (or others) for the satellites. Nobody told me retirement could be this fun! Take care, Frank
  7. Thanks billybob. Will probably let the tech bring them up & let him evaluate them. I need to replace some tubes in the pre anyway so I will get them first. Its been great to get back to really good audio! Imagine having a set of Forte IIs sitting in a room just looking pretty. After a recent move I'm ready for some good sounding music! Take care, Frank
  8. Sorry, didn't mean to waist the bandwidth with my inquiry. I should have done a search first. My Bad! OK, did a search & found some basic info: - Looks like a cheap, 5A model should work in my case. - Also, seems like once I've gotten the Dynaco gear up-to-speed after being stored for a number of years, I really don't need to use it regularly. That said, if the repairman that checks it out brings the current up gradually with a variac before he does anything else, I really don't need on at all. Right? Am I missing anything? Thanks, Frank
  9. Hi All, Been away from the forum for a while but just retired & am back at it! I recently had my Marantz SS gear checked out & have them driving my Forte IIs. Soon I want to get my Dynaco ST-70 & PAS-3 back in the mix. While I do plan on having them "checked out" before I put them in service, I'm thinking I might want to invest in an inexpensive Variac to regularly bring them up to power. First off, Good Idea? Secondly, I see Variacs on eBay & Amazon & don't know what specs/price point I should be looking at. Any help with minimum specs for use with my Dynaco gear would be extremely helpful. Thanks! Take care, Frank
  10. Mike, thank you for the reply. I do have a VOM, but even though I understood most of your post, there's no way I have the skill to start poking around with the "guts." :-) I'm a little intimidated even with setting the bias with new tubes but I'm going to give it a shot with the next quad I put in anyway. I'm sure it will be an adventure. Bruce, we were trying to sell our house last year to get me a little closer to my work but it didn't happen. We do like our house & where we live, so when it didn't sell, we decided to make a few changes & "move back in." We had stored much of our "stuff" in one of those rental storage units in order to "de-clutter" for the house showings, so we did a bunch of modernizing and are just starting to move back in, so to speak. I'm setting myself up in a new room & am really ready to get my 2 channel system up & running! :-) My Marantz 1152DC is holding its own, but I'm ready for some tubes! Take care guys, Frank
  11. I've got an original-spec ST-70 that started blowing fuses almost 2 years ago & ended up in storage before I was ever able to troubleshoot & fix the problem. (See my old "ST-70 Blowing Fuses" post.) I'm now ready to get back to it & have a couple questions about the process. I aparently didn't remember at the time that I had a spare set of EL-34 tubes available to put into the amp to see if it was, indeed, a power tube that had gone bad. (I did try pretty hard to find a someone with a tube tester at the time but never did.) So now I'm thinking that might be the first step. So, should I invest in a Variac before I try to fire this puppy up with the old set of tubes? If so, will this one currently on eBay work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Variable-AC-Transformer-500VA-Variac-0-130V-TDGC2-0-5-/380681325334?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58a2600b16 I'm open to suggestions but would rather not spend more than this if possible. I'm not looking for the "best," really just the cheapest useable one, IF I need it at all. Yes, I've read through a lot of old posts & am still a bit confused about variacs, but I really want to get my Dynaco gear going (& lasting!) so if I need one, I'm OK with the purchase. Hey, I'm going to spend more than that on new tubes anyway. :-) TIA, Frank
  12. OK, no big deal. Just thought maybe some of the older folks around here might remember them. At some point I might try to pair them with a lowish-power tube amp just to hear them again. Was hoping someone was familiar enough with them to give me some tips to bring them back to life. (Not that they're dead :-) They have sealed cabs & was wondering about the best way to access the insides to check out the drivers & x-overs. Frank
  13. Inherited a pair of these today. I remember these with a Fisher tube receiver (with Garrard TT, too, maybe?) from the same time period, say, late 50s, earley 60s. The serial numbers end with an "A" so I suspect these might actually be XP-1As. Did a quick search & found some info about them, but, anyone here familiar with them? Thanks, Frank
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