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Mike 585

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About Mike 585

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    Rochester, NY
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    Audio; cars: classics, hot rods, sports; graphic design and photography.
  • My System
    Living room: Belles (CT125, A4500) with C26 & MC2505 Mac amps, ART 355 EQ, DBX 3BX, PC audio source.

    Man room: 3.2 with LaScalas and Epik Legend subs.
    Mitsu HC4900 projector, Sherwood R972 AVR.

    TV room: Sony 65X850, Yamaha RX-V1400, 5.1 Hereseys and SW-15.

    Pending projects: I have parts to build a pair each Belles and LaScalas. I also have parts for the top hats needed for a pair of Speakerlab K bass bins.
  1. Sounds to me that most of her licks are copied from Johnny Winter And Live.
  2. Dodger was or is from Rochester I take it. Good folks at Rowe. I've bought some used Mac gear there myself and my Belles as well. I hope the connection clicks for you this time around.
  3. I bought one of these before Christmas. Solid as a rock. It's welded so ships truck freight. I can't remember now what the original quote for freight was. I vasilated, revisiting the site over the course of a few days, comparing brands, etc. Then one day it popped up a offer to ship for $60 so I went for it. I've heard others relate experiences of getting offered better deals after multiple visits. So, there is an upside to all the tracking. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752920-REG/Peerless_Industries_AVL_AVL_A_V_Component_Rack.html
  4. You and this freezer-chilled vodka rocks.
  5. Well, that's a pleasant surprise after a tough day at the office. PM forthcoming.
  6. Sorry to not get back sooner on the K-500s. I snooze, I loose. We had an all-consuming legal hassle come up over our recent home purchase. Glad you found a good home for them anyway.
  7. If you're parting out and they're not on jimjimbo's shopping list, I could use the k-500s.
  8. All my parts are old and of various age. My experience and conclusions are influenced by whatever that contributed. In my experiments, K55Vs and K55Ms were descernably different sounding when mixed in L C R, even when all speakers have the same networks. Even more so with the same drivers but mixed combinations of networks, type A, AB2/AL3, and Crites A4500. I'm curious what others have experienced.
  9. Not currently. We moved to a new house in September and I have a ton of projects to do here. The theater room is down the priority list and pretty rough at this point. I'm just running 3.2 right now. I have all the parts for two more LaScalas (4 actually) so at some point I'll build some cabinets and go to 5.2, or hopefully 5.4 for good bass over a larger seating area. Lots of folks on here much farther down the road with developing their HT than I that can provide greater insight. I just piped in on the timber issue due to my experience with trying different combinations of Heritage and a strong feeling that a matched L, C, R is ultimately the only satisfactory solution. I think that it's best to, as best you can, determine where you want to end up and chart a course. Too many folks spend a lot of time and money wandering. Lots of good info here and elsewhere, the challenge is sorting the wheat from the chaff. Enjoy the journey.
  10. IME a mismatched center is a constant annoyance. For me, on a relatively short 11' spread, a phantom center would be a better solution. For a time, I had a LaScala between two Belles. Same drivers and networks. It was very noticeably different when sound panned across. Now I have 3 LaScalas in the HT. It's wonderful. The Belles are now two channel in th LR.
  11. If I was in that situation, I'd biamp.
  12. You may also want to look at the KI396. K510 2-way in arguably a more attractive package than the KPT-325 and not voiced for behind the screen.
  13. I'll take those off your hands. I'll send you an email. Thanks, Mike
  14. I think I need to move to SB so I can collect KG4's cast offs. :-) I'm still aching for the MWMs you/he offered up a while back and now these to mate with them. Be still my heart.
  15. I agree with what Chris has said and would like to make a couple of additional/expounding points--one more relavent to your RF-3s that the other--based only upon my personal experience. The ir- less-relavent one first. I think an underappreciated, or seen as a negative, aspect of an exponential horn is the decreased output off axis of the horn. In a set up as described above, with a LP slightly behind the intersecting ceterlines of the speakers, as you move off-center of the center LP sweet spot and closer to one speaker, the closer speaker's output is less at your LP since you are off it's center axis. At the same time you have have moved closer to the center axis of the farther speaker therefore increasing the volume level at your position. To me this can be an advantage of this traditional exponential horn Heritage set-up vs. a CD horn. The affect is significant in two channel. My other, and related point, and the other more relavent for you, involves the addition of a center speaker. In my experience (Heritage only), an identical center added to the set up as described above, sitting +/- 20 degrees of the center sweet spot presents no loss in the stereo presentation. It yields sweet-spot performance to three seats on a sofa or three closely spaces chairs. Perhaps or likely with the RF3s this is slightly less effective but the additional of a third main channel imho is indispensible to serious listening, Without a center channel, any movement of the listener off centerline moves the apparent source any content equally present in both channels--vocals and often solo instruments--to the closer side thus destroying any live illusion. Lastly, Chris mentioned Toole's book and I wholeheartedly recommend it to all serious seekers of recreating the live illusion. It is a well-written, easy read of technical issues the encompasses a lifetime of study. All the best, Mike
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