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  1. Is that Schwartzman replying? A "3" in "2" land? Hi there fellow Ham. Back to the original issue. If you're looking for more bass Belle and LaScala really are not deep bass performeres but would make a good center between the EV versions. There are dimensions here if you hunt around. Maybe someone will point you. Andy showed a very accurate LaScala. You should look at the Klipsch.com video of the LS II. Getting the doghouse right is difficult for the LS. If you look you'll see that Klipsch used plywood plates at the top and bottom to allow the doghouse to be constructed as a unit before it is slided into the box for the LS II. Re the Belle. Very beautiful. It is 18 inches deep and is built to use the K-500 mid which is very rare on the market. Therefore you might be better off building the LS type which is about 24 inches deep and takes the less rare K-400. OTOH, the front point on the LS is the result of two very difficult to cut angles. I've used an element on the front like the Belle which eliminates that issue and you'll have an LS which looks like a Belle in this regard WMcD
  2. From the title I really thought you were talking about the base partof the box rather than the low frequency bass. Gentle grammer correction and welcome to this happy place. Some will help you. In my view, it is better to use a bit of equalization rather than modifying the speaker. WMcD Long ago I saw a guy on the bus reading a magazine call Bass Master and actually thought it might be about speakers. Hmm, maybe Roy reads it. Smile.
  3. Prayers for you and your family. Never too late, right? WMcD
  4. The Bangles rather than Bananarama.
  5. I like my Quartets. Circumstances forced me to sell my Forte II. As things turned out my circumstanes were not that bad but at the time it had to be done. My favorite experience with the Quartets was to drag the not so big, big screen up to the couch and put the Quartets on either side. StarTrek TNG is my secret enjoyment. It was ear opening to hear the sound of the engines in the background from scene to scene. No one should hesitate to purchase the Quartets, IMHO. WMcD
  6. I like my Quartets. Circumstances forced me to sell my Forte II. As things turned out my circumstanes were not that bad but at the time it had to be done. My favorite experience with the Quartets was to drag the not so big, big screen up to the couch and put the Quartets on either side. StarTrek TNG is my secret enjoyment. It was ear opening to hear the sound of the engines in the background from scene to scene. No one should hesitate to purchase the Quartets, IMHO. WMcD
  7. So for Black Walnut that is its natural color. WMcDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4hWABuBdxk
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Making_of_the_Atomic_Bomb This is a tome but I slogged through it years ago. The resolution of moralizing is covered. WMcD
  9. I've made Beef in Burgundy per the recipe of the Frugal Gourmet. You can Google. Basically chuck chunks browned in bacon and then stewed in red wine. Then at the end add sautee'd low sulphur onions and mushrooms. Double the 'schooms, I say. I found that too much wine leads to too much cooking and letting it boil off and that overcooks the beef. It might be that the French put it in a 180 degree oven for a longer time. The FG says to serve with way too much wine and you'll be famous in a half hour. True. I've seen recipe for a steak size piece of beef served in a shallow soup bowl. It is on the list. Any music will do. WMcD
  10. Long ago in one project: aI put down a bead of hot glue (like spaghetti) on the frame and let it cool; then put the fabric down over the frame maybe with some stretch;then applied a clothes iron to the fabric to melt the hot glue through the fabric. You can iron down one edge and then stretch the fabric to the other as you please of course. It worked for me. I haven't tried reversing the process but it should work to adjust thing. As they say, experiment first because some fabric may melt with too hot an iron. Aluminum foil on top of the fabric might help. At least you don't need a hundred staples! It should work on Masonite. WMcD
  11. WMcD

    Covid19 redux

    There may be a different issue here. The virus IIUC will not multipy and spread outside a host. OTOH, the virus can live in little blobs of sneeze (micro sneeze?) which can be physically moved. This is the basis of the need for hand washing and masks for physically coralling sneeze. Is there information on how any virus survives on a nominal "dry" surface. We see data that it survices on surfaces. But do they survive with no H20?. It may be an empty question because in the real world that does not happen. WMcD
  12. I'm with you Thebes in grouchyness over cell phones. One friend in the burbs is fond of going downstairs to do laundry and put me on speakerphone. Ugg. When I become king the standard will be to simulate a twisted pair on a Princess Phone, like in the good old days. WMcD
  13. Maybe someone can clear this up for me. The implication above is that there are errors in the digital data as it is copied from CD's and other digital media. Some years ago we had a fellow saying he had a 4th generation of a music file and of course it sounded bad (he claimed) because of errors. My question is therefore whether errors are corrected, perhaps perfectly, by the CD player before an analog output is created. The same for creating a digital file like FLAC. Going further, how about all the digital data which is sent hither and yon, copied, and archived. Computer program publishers are naturally concrned that their works will be copied and distributed, etc. Apparently the concern is that the pirate copies are indeed perfect -- or at least all errors have been detected and corrected. Don't Reed-Solomon techniques do this? It wouldn't be difficult to do a hash analysis of the files to detect errors in original versus copied files but I've not seen things like that being done. WMcD
  14. It is certainly true that the tweeter of any speaker system is the most delicate and prone to failure. Regardless of rating like "100 watts program" the units are only capable of absorbing 3 to 5 watts continuous or so without failing. The windings are made up of wires about the diameter of human hair. The reason for using thing wire and lightweight diaphragms is simply mass. High frequency movement require high acceleration. And F=MA. The windings and magnet are the motor proving the F. If you want high A you must have low M (thin windings). What has happened with some regularity is that a posting member will say his tweeters are burned out and suspects the crossover network Then it come out the units werer just purchased second hand. In my view prbably the original owner recognized he had a problem and sold them off. I bought some Quartets like that. Happily it was an easy repair and not worth arguing about. They were otherwise minty.
  15. Matt. Welcome. I can't answer your questions about specific amps. Let me say that I had some enlightening experiences with good performing home systems in large venues such as a cafeteria and outdoors. They are just enemic at best. It may be difficult to believe until you try it yourself. It is correct that multiple K-Horns and LaScalas with 100 watts or more can do the job in a dance hall Forte, though, just can't do the job with one home amp in my view. So please be realistic. WMcD
  16. WMcD

    Covid19 redux

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_and_Gaston and the link therein to Goofy Gophers. It was a funny cartoon where the dog is approaching rapidly and the gophers are debating which should go down the hole first. At the end they agree to hold hands and both jump down in together, and just in the nick of time!
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_(magnet)
  18. In my view that is a square (or oblong) magnet which is made from a slurry of ferrite. The slurry is called "mud" and therefore it is an M. It looks like there may be Z brackets but I don't know how that affects a suffix. ("q, s"???)
  19. The 63/37 has the lowest melting point. Consistent with what good Marvel said, it has no slush stage and IIUC that slush is what causes the dreaded cold solder joint. WMcD
  20. I haven't used Cafrdas but have used 63/37 from Kester. A thermostatically controlled iron (Haiko or Weller) really changes the game. There is less chance of overheating the components. WMcD
  21. Use MS Paint's Resize function to resize the picture file. You can probably go to 30%. The resulting picture will probably fill the screen. Remember there is no point to posting a picture that is any larger than that. There is no reason to try to post a larger file which comes directly out of your cell or camera without this reduction of size. I'm a broken record on this matter. WMcD
  22. Attached is the TRO entered in On Fire v. Fischer earlier this month. It deserves reading. I could rail on for hours about the righteousness of it. WMcD TRO - On Fire v. Fischer
  23. Interesting. Would you kindly point me to the DfH, please. Also maybe you have the schematic for the decoder. It might be the one requiring furlongs of wire and a variable resistor. Perhaps there is more than one design. Smile
  24. Devil in the White City is a must-read for any Chicagoan. It got me hooked on Larson.
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