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  1. Quiet_Hollow

    Bicycle Tires

    +1 for the the Schwalbe. Get the Marathon "Plus" models and throw in a Bontrager Thorn-Resistant tube if you need to 4x4 through cactus and over shattered glass on the morning commute.
  2. Good evening Tarheel. I made a video a long while back (that keeps getting blocked then released due to copyright) that a/b'd some basic EQ settings to defend against this exact statement. While I totally agree with and highly recommend the option to employ a sub, to say basically zero output below 60 Hz, well folks can take a listen here:
  3. Sourcing material can be a chore I guess. I just used a couple ~13cm wide pieces of low-height charcoal egg crate foam. Could be removed anytime.
  4. Want my opinion? Seeing as you're getting a subwoofer, stuffing the ports with a chunk of acoustic foam will also help clean up their mid-bass response. That's what I did to achieve the sound in the video below. Wait until the end to hear the difference without any of the tweaking:
  5. The addition of a servo sub (Rythmik L12) greatly expands the capabilities of an already knock-out integrated stereo. Recent install at a massage studio.
  6. New video of yet another pair of repurposed CAT40. This time it's a buddy's system, driven with a trusty Panasonic and a pair of 15" servo-subs rounding out the bottom end.
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    Car Thread

    We sold the wife's Saturn @ 314,000 and picked up a new car. The Ion was a 5-spd and she wanted another manual shifter, so we ended up having to custom order the Compass with a 6 speed. On paper these vehicles have a lot more in common than one would think.
  8. Yes, I know this thread is six-feet under, but.... For the record...the old klipsch logo with the small "k" is a variant of the "Univers Black" font. I say variant, because the marketing department still tweaked the height (reduced 25% by the looks of it) and tracking to taste. Univers was a popular corporate font in the 50's thru the 60's.
  9. Getting back into recording, albeit in a little more professional manner. Finally got around to posting a video about it. I used to do this stuff as a kid with an 'ol Zenith boombox and a couple of tired cassettes. The gear has certainly changed, but the fun factor is still there....granted, my narration skills on this one could've used some polish.
  10. Interesting that you posted this topic Joe. The Mrs. and I had a similar discussion about this the other day. After owning our system for over 14 years, I can say that it's alright to "walk" away from it for a while. Even if a "while" happens to be a couple years. There have been times where the system has sat dormant for months either in storage, or while away from home. Good sound is timeless in that regard...like a good book, just pick up where you left off.
  11. Thanks Elden. The mic's are Roland CS-10EM into a Zoom H5. The bass is definitely a little too hot on this one, and I'm am going to have to compensate in the future by knocking 3-4 dB out of the subwoofer channel anytime I'm recording....probably woke your HLS up though! 😎
  12. Haven't posted in a while, but got some new gear. Here's a video and subsequent walk around of the bedroom system. It's 2.1 for now. Pair of Frazier CAT 40 (Mitchell Acoustics) and my spare BF Auto Tuba (shown near the end) driven by the NAD c390DD and Mini DSP PWR-ICE250 respectively. Plan is to eventually have the two Fraziers sitting atop their own stereo subwoofer.
  13. Can you describe what they look like or post a pic? A brief google search yielded nothing....might be sitting on a pair of CAT 46 though.
  14. ...a few others have had really good success with the Antimode 8033: http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/anti-mode-8033.shtml
  15. Probably got more to do with pairing them with a quality subwoofer. When you go 2.1 or 2.2, all the power gets routed to the sub....factor in choosing just the right high-pass filter and the La Scala are literally running on less than 0.1 watt even at full tilt. At that point shit's falling off the walls and the couch is levitating at the listening position, but can't hear it outside.
  16. Have owned Klipsch La Scala since 2005. Never had a single complaint from the neighbors using them...even at "spirited" levels.
  17. Anyone else hear it? Some backstory...We finally threw in the towel trying to watch YouTube on the primary system using our Oppo 103, and bought a ROKU. What's not to like, right? Fraction of the price, incredibly snappy performance, unbelievably small package.... until I spent some time with the audio. Unfortunately it employs a pitch-shifting audio watermark that sounds just like old tape "wow". While it's not a significant issue while watching movies, I've found it to be fairly irritating when listening to music. Really bummed.
  18. Always been fond of Linda Lowe Thompson's - "Sounds of Christmas Past" Also have a soft spot for this version of Ave Maria: and throughout the month of December we're frequently spinning this:
  19. Same types of networks yes (HIE). Capacitors and woofers are different types depending on year of manufacture. Oil filled vs potted and EVM12L vs K-42 respectively. 3/4" x 1/16" neoprene gasket. Very good stuff. I got my roll from TCH web. Kudos to using the terminal cup hole as a grab hold instead of trying to pry along the seam from the exterior. That checks. See also here for reference:
  20. Yes, just a little bit. Of all things, Bob was/is really into choral music. Unless there was a part with a pipe organ accompaniment, the device was never called upon. Regular pop tunes sounded great (whatever I brought with me at the time), but more so by way of his custom designed room and kick-*** planar arrangement than simply the addition of a subwoofer fit for the gods. Naturally, movie soundtracks and specialty recordings are what truly flexed its muscle. Regardless of the apparent novelty, the sound/experience was very hi-fi. It was tuned spot-on and performance was seamless. Bob's install was by the book, and top notch in every way. I really had to struggle to hear the fan idling from the listening position when it was engaged. The build quality of the fan device by Bruce and the amplifier by Phil at Marchand will last a lifetime. I visited there twice, and both times left laughing at the absurdity of its power. Log sweeps were a real eye opener. I'm talking about settling the neighbor's foundation here. I am surprised his room hasn't been reduced to a pile of rubble yet...it can get that crazy.
  21. No problem Neil. A while ago I made a point to visit this gentleman's house a couple times for a "listen": http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/1301446-rotary-woofer.html Thing is, a person does not simply "listen" to that kind of SPL at the those frequencies. It's more of a "ride" for lack of better words. The TRW is without compare in the 30 Hz and below range. Above that, as Carl mentioned, there are complementary options. It is an install item, so you must have a house at your disposal to equip with the beast. All the "real world" LF performance you could think of. A team of horses running through the room. Cake. Truly authentic thunder? As in the kind that pops every 2x4 joint in the house all at once and scares the neighbor's dogs? Done. BA-BOOM! Simulate a quarry blasting that day? No sweat KA-----BOOM! Goofy stuff like the recreating the inside sound of car with the windows down at 80? Yup, that too, until everyone gets a headache and wants to puke. Then there's parlor tricks like sucking the air in and out of the room at 0.3 Hz to randomly close and open doors in the house. Needle drops can rearrange the floor joists. A total exercise in caution. Fun stuff....but spendy mind you. If I had the place and the coin, I'd totally get one.
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