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  1. As "babadono" has confirmed, depth perception is affected by many factors. There may be some "impression" of depth in mono, but not what you have naturally with 2 eyes that develop normally. Individuals who perform certain tasks usually must undergo some preliminary testing to ensure they have the required skills for certain jobs, such as a pilot. They cannot be color-blind for obvious reasons. My last job in the Army was Military Intelligence (96D) satellite imagery analyst. I had to have "stereoscopic" vision to even be considered for the MOS. Then of course, your ASVAB score had to be up to par as well in the right areas. I had a friend a long time ago who had one eye and could shoot pool and beat most anybody with two eyes. He trained himself over 20~30 years how to best use what he had. When he first lost his eye, he said life was much different.
  2. I’m not sure I can subscribe to your assessment of “mono”. It would be like covering one eye and saying “my depth perception is now better than ever”. I’ve never had any issues with balance or a narrow sweet spot, but I can certainly understand your predicament.
  3. I love tubes, but I do have limits I will pay for a given tube. I won't pay more than 30 for a tube rectifier, which limits me to everything but a 5AR4/GZ34. I simply refuse to pay more than that. Having said that, the JJ 5AR4 and Sovtek 5AR4 should work fine in most circuits.
  4. An NTC thermistor is a good idea too. Depending on the circuit, you have to choose the correct one.
  5. That's all it is; two diodes mounted in the tube socket.
  6. Opps, I did not see the SS = solid state part. I have not used these. However, if you are going to use them, you will need a power resistor to limit your voltage because the solid state diodes do not have the internal resistance like tubes, so your voltage will go up. A low impedance supply definitely has it's advantages. Instead of spending $9.95 plus shipping, you can make one for about $0.25 with two 1N4007 diodes.
  7. My Chinese SE EL34 amp came with two Shuguang EL34’s. They seem to work pretty good in the HF87 clone, so I bought two more Shuguang EL34’s on eBay. I’ll break in the four Shuguang EL34’s good and use them for everyday use in the HF87 clone. Plus, I’m curious how long the Chinese EL34’s will last. George A said he has had good luck with some of the Chinese pentode/tetrode tubes.
  8. I have used all of them. What kind of feedback are you looking for?
  9. So Planet of the Apes may be a real reality huh? Could be, but taking everything into account, homo sapiens are just a click on a geological clock in reference to astral time.
  10. Was PWK a fan of Primus? Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver?
  11. I am quite modest in making a mess of things, but thank you. I’m quite proud of my accomplishments. Rock on.
  12. The truth is not kind most times. We know where you stand.
  13. Well at least he knows how he might be viewed.
  14. He represents a multi-million dollar company, what he thinks is OK, may not be suitable. It’s that simple. Again, I am suggesting a change to go hand in hand with the other changes.
  15. I propose Chiefbonehead change his name. I suspect, based on focus groups and other market related data that Klipsch's head engineer, should be addressed as a positive figure, not so named as a self-deprecating figure. No disrespect to Roy, but, I think he should take on a more respected moniker. I can appreciate the "Chiefbonehead" name as modest, but it doesn't fit well with the educated Klipsch buyer.
  16. I remember looking at Panasonic Thruster speakers at Pic-N-Save...
  17. Isn't this how we all started? Ignorant and thinking there is some way we can improve this thing? I've been tinkering and taking things apart as young as 5 or 6 years old. I think I got my first soldering iron when I was 9 years old at Radio Shack.
  18. Let me clarify, I have no ill will toward Voxx, they gave me a good living for a long time and gave me once in a life time opportunities. You just have to be passionate and fight the right fight throughout it all.
  19. If Klipsch has autonomy, it's because whoever are the top dogs at Klipsch have fought for it, which I applaude them for. Promises are not kept, they are fought for.
  20. Well maybe the real story will be told. I'd like to hear it.
  21. When you are owned by Voxx, you do it their way or the highway, I know first hand. You eventually like the kool-aid. Plain hard reality.
  22. The saddest part is that Klipsch was bought by Voxx but if Klipsch was doing what they were supposed to be doing they would not have to have been looking for a suitor. Plain and simple. I'm sure the entire case is complex, but it can also be broken down to simple terms. Somebody screen shot this reply before it goes to the ether...
  23. I had a friend who always had the right words for a given circumstance; "I was looking for a job when I found this one".
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