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  1. I started out in audio with an all-in-one turntable am/fm Panasonic receiver with chrome slide controls (I sit here and smile just thinking about it). It also had a pair of 2 way sealed speakers with 6” woofers that came as part of the package; it actually sounded pretty good (except for the transistor hiss at volume during quiet passages). I remember when my Dad lost a channel in his Heathkit AR-15 receiver he built. He asked to borrow my Panasonic unit to drive his Bozak 302s until he had time to fix it; I was pleased and honored with his decision, although I was without my tunes for a couple of weeks. Well, on reflection, I guess any unit (cheap or expensive) that captures our hearts giving us a lifetime of love and appreciation for music is worthy of respect. I start this day with a smile and new found wisdom. Cheers!
  2. I have a 1939 Philco console I restored that does not look too dissimilar - it performs very well. Interestingly, the old Philco says “Melissa, Christmas 1938” written in pencil on the vacuum tube ID tag inside. I’m sure they listened to WWII broadcasts during the war. Emerson consoles were not considered top of the line in the day, but were good units. Emerson has a rich, American history dating back to the 1920s, but sometime in the early 1970s they began importing CHEAP radios, stereos, etc eventually becoming the Emerson Radio Corporation, which was a mere shadow of their former self. My original reference was to the cheap stuff from the 70s and 80s; it was ubiquitous in discount stores (even drug stores) at the time.
  3. Agree; the TV VCR stuff wasn't bad, the audio components though...not too great. I remember when Emerson bought out Fisher audio, Fisher was never the same.
  4. Yes, I have helped and been helped by some very knowledgeable people on this forum for many years. Truly, the broad based expertise on this forum is not only inspiring but a testament to Klipsch speakers and the people they attract to their enduring, quality products. I heard my first Klipsch/McIntosh combination about 40 years ago; although young, I was not only indelibly impressed, but hooked. Thank you to Klipsch, & the forum members.
  5. I am joking, of course (no offense to these "economy brands" intended - they had their price point and market). I just remember this stuff from the 70s and 80s in discount stores. The components had many knobs and buttons, but weighed almost nothing. No exaggeration, a 3' tower speaker would tip the scales at 10 or 15 pounds. I thought about these economy brands being treated as "high end audiophile gear" today and it for some reason it just tickled my funny bone. Life needs a little humor sometimes. PS: I particularly like some of the vintage Japanese receivers from the 70s & 80s from companies like Pioneer, Yamaha, NAD, Harmon Kardon, etc.
  6. What is the best/recommended vintage Sound Design or Emerson gear to use with the big Klipsch Heritage?
  7. The MC250 was McIntosh’s first generation solid state amp; the 2100s were second generation. To my ear, the 2205 and 2105 are basically voiced the same with their very similar autoformer designs (admittedly, the 2205 is certainly more powerful). If your Mac 2100 sounded as you described, it may have had some issues.
  8. I spoke to Bob on a number of occasions over the years. He was a very helpful, down-to-earth individual. He will be missed. Andy
  9. Beautiful woodwork; it would a fantastic looking subwoofer! If memory serves me, I seem to recall HDRbuilder saying they used white glue on the joints (more working time versus yellow glue + easy clean up).
  10. 1983 Heresy speakers - very nice. BTW, good work on the other cabinets; thank you for posting the pictures.
  11. Early Klipsch speakers, from my observations, used fir plywood, the plywood in your pictures look like fir to me. I think later they used Baltic Birch plywood for their raw cabinets and veneered lumber core (poplar) for their fine veneered cabinets. The one to ask is forum member HDRBuilder; he has great knowledge because, depending on the year, it is quite possible he built your Heresy speakers. What year are your Heresy speakers (or what is the "letter" in the middle of your serial number stamped into the top, back edge of your cabinet)?
  12. If this thread is place to reserve a copy, please put me on the list as well. Andy
  13. I am glad to hear you are pleased with the capacitor replacement; my experience was the same as yours. I love keeping things original, but after 40 years, well you know. Cheers! Andy
  14. Nice work! The networks look great. How do they sound??
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