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  1. Ok so I will put my flame proof pants on for this post. I have two turntables. One hooked up to my Fisher 500B (5 Cornwall system) and the other hooked up to my Onkyo 676 (5 Hersey system). Both turntables were purchased from eBay for about $30 each. I did purchase new cartridges for each at around $100 per turntable. Myself and others think they sound fine. I am sure there are gains to be had from all the fancy things expensive turntables do but frankly I have better things to spend a couple of grand on. So anyway I just wanted to throw a counterpoint out there especially if you are not sure if you want to get back into vinyl or not. Laters, Jeff
  2. I have a HIP II as a center channel with Hersey 1's as front and surrounds in my living room. They make a great center channel. I have had it for probably 15 years or so. When I researched it and asked Klipsch the response was that they were specifically made for clear vocals. Having said all that I have never had a pair so I have never had a chance to A/B them with the non ported versions. Laters, Jeff
  3. Ok just to muddy the waters a bit. Here are pictures from my HIP-II
  4. A bit late to the party but to answer the original question about a receiver, in the family room I run my 5.2 all Hersey system with an Onkyo TX-NR676. Very hard to beat the features and sound at $350.00 (it even has old school phono jacks!). Your sub is powered and you would hook it up to the subwoofer line out on any modern day receiver. Also one of the easiest ways to determine if you have Hersey I or II is that Hersey I had a removable back, Hersey II does not. Laters, Jeff
  5. I use simple crimp on connectors (Yellow VINYL 12-10 #6 Ga Wire Spade Terminal Crimp Connector). Yeah yeah not gold plated made with the best metal on earth etc but whatever they are connecting to a regular bolt that goes through the plywood to a terminal strip etc. so a fancy connector is sorta of pointless (unless you are redoing all the internals) but that is just me. Other people will have different opinions. I have never had anyone say that my system sucks so I don't care. The #6 is the key those are the narrow ones. Laters, Jeff
  6. I have a pair but I am traveling. If no one pipes up before I get back home I will take the measurements for you. Laters, Jeff
  7. Nice review. I happen to agree for the most part. Now you just need another 3 Laters, Jeff
  8. Congratulations. I have a Fisher 500B powering my Cornwalls and I agree that it is a fantastic match. Enjoy the sounds! Laters, Jeff
  9. If you ever want to hear the Hersey's or Cornwalls just let me know. Laters, Jeff
  10. Dang I thought my dual 18" sealed subs were impressive. Great setup! Time to step up my game Laters, Jeff
  11. Looks great! I really like the setup. As someone who drives some Cornwalls with a 500B I know that you can rock the room with your setup! BTW if you ever find that you need a bit more bass, the center channel RCA output combined with a powered subwoofer that has built in frequency cutoff controls works like a charm. Laters, Jeff
  12. I just saw this topic. I cannot help you with your tube and amp dilemma but I noticed that you are in Austin so if you ever want to hear what tubes and Klipsch sound like just let me know. I have a pair of Cornwalls hooked up to a 60's era Fisher 500B. Laters, Jeff
  13. I have used the JJ and EH power tubes in my 500B. I think the EH ones sound a tad better but I do run my 500B without the wood case so the extra size is not an issue for me. Laters, Jeff
  14. Find yourself an older Popcorn Hour A100 or even a newer one or a similar one from a different brand. They will be able to stream music from your network. Oppo bluray players can also stream from network or PC drives. Additionally you could look at a NAS from QNAP or similar that will run a music app or PLEX or KODI etc. The raspberry PI is also a good option but not really plug and play. You will have to fiddle with it. Another option is to get an old notebook with an optical or digital output and use that with something like Media Monkey. I have used all of these options and for me the network media streamers like the Popcorn Hour are the easiest and most reliable method to do what you want (most of them will also accept an internal HD or USB HD that you can play your music from). The notebook media monkey is great when you really want to explore and manage your music library. I have over 70,000 songs that I manage with Media Monkey. Here are some good links to get you started: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-networking-media-servers-content-streaming/ https://www.cloudmedia.com/ http://dune-hd.com/eng EDIT: Forgot to add that you can get a USB DAC so really any older notebook with work, not just ones with a digital output. I use this one. I like that I can also covert my old mix tapes and LP's to digital if I want to https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI Laters, Jeff
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