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About muel

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  • My System
    NOS Valves NBS Preamplifier (Duelund Cast-PIO-Cu)
    NOS Valves VRD Amplifiers (V-Cap TFTF)
    Custom Cabinets by Tom Keady

    La Scala 1976
    - LS BB (Aletheia Audio Super AA networks w/ OIMP V-Caps)
    - Beyma CP25, BMS 4592ND-MID Drivers,
    - Fastlane Audio Eliptrac 400 Horns

    Cornwall 1967
    - WO (moved from ALK CornScala-Wall networks
    with Mundorf MCap EVO Aluminum Oil caps to B2 with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)
    - Crites CT-125, K-55M Drivers,
    - Fastlane Audio Fastrac Horns

    Cornwall 1968
    - WO (B type Xover upgraded to B2 with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)

    Heresy II 1985
    - Veneered and upgraded to Heresy III

    Heresy I 1976
    - WO (E type Xover with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)

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  1. I've loved the West Systems epoxy... have you ever used that? Wondering about comparisons. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=3842
  2. You haven't read your handbook... Render unto Thebes what is Thebes'
  3. Gotta just LOVE streaming the Beatles over highfalutin cables! Wait a minute... If there is no singer who's politics is going to be spewed at us?
  4. muel

    F/S Altec 511B horns with K55M drivers

    Interesting! This would be good for a build I've been considering for a friend.
  5. muel

    Heresy I Lacquered Zebrawood 90713 SOLD

    as you should have. Most of us are constricted by budgets though and sometimes come off seeming pretty cheap. Of course, some of us don't just seem cheap.
  6. muel

    Forte III arrived damaged, WWYD

    Who in their right mind would consider 50 bucks a fair amount?!? Besides the seller I mean.
  7. muel

    How to burn CD collection to FLAC

    EAC (Exact Audio Copy) has proven to me to be the most accurate CD ripper. I've had CD's result with pops and clicks from other apps that were perfect from EAC. Sometimes the CD is just too far gone and EAC can't recover it but I know from the results shown on screen not just later when I listen. To compress to FLAC requires that you use the external compression program (FLAC encoder). There is a lot of instruction out there for EAC setup and use! In EAC or whatever you choose to use, save "CD Artist" as the root folder name and "CD Title" as folder under the first. Check the artist name before you start ripping so you don't wind up with multiple folders when doing other albums by the same artist like "Simon and Garfunkel" and "Simon & Garfunkel." Also, it is helpful to have it number each track with 2 digits (01, 02...) so that they will always show up in the right order no matter how you are viewing the album. Once I have ripped the CD I will use other methods to copy additional metadata (Additional artists, publisher info, album art, and notes) to the files. You can do the whole album at once with MediaMonkey for example but there are better applications for that. MediaMonkey doesn't work as well as it did in the past so I'm looking at alternatives.
  8. muel

    Forte III arrived damaged, WWYD

    Wow! I'd be staring at that damage all the time. That damage doesn't just look merely cosmetic at that top corner... appears there might even be some structural.
  9. muel

    My 1984 Klipsch Heresy I

    True... I'd forgotten how loose I found some of those screws! Good to start with the easy stuff
  10. muel

    Placement for Heresy III's...

    You will lose some low end but you might be able to improve imaging this way. I'd go for it and think about subs if you like. So many seem to be interested in more bass but I would think they should be more interested in EVEN bass.
  11. The fact you have an extra is the only acceptable answer really! I would be concerned for you otherwise.
  12. The only thing more unbelievable than someone selling their 1250 is that no one has bought it yet!
  13. muel

    My 1984 Klipsch Heresy I

    There are nice low watt amps and really mediocre ones... which was your loaner? I've had multiple nice vintage Yamaha's (CA-2010, CR-2020, CR-2040) on Heresy I's with very nice results. Klipsch heritage speakers really need decent amplification or they can sound like you describe. I hear that diaphragms can dry out and sound harsh with age but I have never seen that problem with any of mine so I'm thinking it might not be that common. Original caps from 30+ years ago have often sounded some combination of recessed, muffled or harsh to me. For fun, do a search on "capacitors" here on the forum. I love my old Heresy's... I'm betting you can get these to sound good to you.
  14. I can tell you my experience with a low sloped ceiling screwing with my imaging in crazy ways with all the added first reflections. If the ceiling, speakers and your seat are not symmetrical (well, walls too) you can wind up with some crazy image shifting. Imagine the singer sitting in front of you and then jumping 6 feet (or more, or less) to the side at times. You might also find your self wanting absorption or diffusion at the first reflections on the ceiling. Even that didn't fix the imaging for me. I would start experimenting with what you planned but plan on moving them to your other 2 walls to hear which works best. I'd try this before moving too much in there... Just a chair, speakers and minimal equipment. You have others chiming in with a lot more knowledge than me.
  15. muel

    Heresy I Lacquered Zebrawood 90713 SOLD

    I put Jupiter caps in my Heresy I's.