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About ChrisK

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    Hawthorne, CA
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    (2) MC225's, Scott 299B (ala' Nos Valves), J Nichol Lenco redux TT, Peach Pre, EAR phono pre, Oppo music source, 1976(?) Cornwalls, Silenzio server

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  1. I have 1975 Cornwalls. Other than refinishing, new woofer cones and 5 way binding posts, they're completely original.
  2. Love Tidal HiFi. Also enjoy touring their rabbit holes. I very much hope they survive.
  3. Not sure I would pass on the SE III's. I found some images of the Indian Rosewood finish online. They sure do look purdy! When speakers are as big as a Cornwall, handsome looks can be helpful with other residents at home
  4. I have a pair of mid 70's Cornwalls. Completely gone through and refinished . I've used many different amps over the years. The bottom line? Cornwalls are excellent speakers that will reflect the sound from whatever amplification and source is used. Some of my favorite amps over the years: McIntosh MC 225's (monoblocked pair) - sound fantastic and look great with the tubes glowing!...using them now HK 470 - Quite capable...not the quietest various vintage Marantz recvr's...similar to the HK...very cool controls and sturdy build Decware Zen - probably the best sound of any...just not enough power to really blast something Cary 300B - also VERY sweet sound Scott 299B - totally rebuilt by NosValves...another very fun piece of equipment...great sound There has been a few others, but above are the highlights. Half the fun is trying different equipment. Next is likely to be Benchmark amps...
  5. Yep, Josh is the one who sold you the 299. Totally not surprised he sent the unit before receiving payment. He loved this forum for many years.
  6. So sorry to inform the forum. My best friend and 45 year audio buddy, Josh Nichol passed away from an apparent heart attack Friday. He was the kindest, nicest, most well liked person I ever had the honor of knowing. Please think good thoughts, and keep his wonderful wife Marcy and their three beautiful kids in your prayers. I'm totally crushed.
  7. I have one of Josh’s Lenco rebuilds in my system. It is a huge improvement over my Clearaudio! Huge. The PRAT is fantastic and the sound floor is silent. I can’t imagine a better sounding rig for my system. At any cost.
  8. Had one of these years ago. Many, many amps later it's still the best sound I ever heard in my system. I wish I had kept it just to have....
  9. Tidal works great for me. I use the Tidal app from my phone in my car and Oppo Media Controller from my phone, iPad or laptop with my system at home. Haven't had an artist come up empty yet. I agree with avguytx that hi rez streaming is just beginning. My concern is most gen x, y and z's couldn't care less about music fidelity. Much of what they listen to can barely be described as music and is usually highly synthesized and/or auto tuned.
  10. Just another JMA equipment owner wishing Mark all the best. I love my Peach and look forward to many years of enjoyable listening with it. I was lucky enough to meet Mark and his wayyyy better half when they were down in Los Angeles a couple of years ago and can't imagine a nicer couple. All the best, Chris Keep me posted on the cable venture. Maybe a line named after Pasta? Fettucine speaker cable? Angel Hair interconnects?
  11. I have to chime in here for my old friend Dr. Bruce Edgar. Who, btw, had a fairly close relationship with PWK. His Edgarhorn Titan system, including the Seismic Sub is the single best sounding system I've ever heard. Coming in #2 is Josh's (forum member) modified Belle based system with Dr. Edgars modified K-Horn's coming in third. The Edgarhorn system was powered by a pair of very expensive, custom made amps. The sound was amazing!
  12. Hey Sensei, Aron and I have been talking about going to some more of Merle's shows at LAX. Is there anyone coming up that would get you (and maybe also your wife that you married so far over your head) off your duff and out to have a burger with us? Regards, Chris PS I take it as a personal offense, your "...plastic turntable..." wisecrack. kidding....
  13. swingcat420, I live in the South Bay and am very interested. However, due to WAF, I would need to sell my Cornwalls first. Is anyone intersted in a great looking pair of Cornwall's?
  14. Gary, Gotta agree with you for the most part. In fact, I've been surprised more than a few times when a "must have" vinyl reissue came out and I was disappointed to find out after listening to it, the content didn't have any "legs". At least not for me. On the other hand, some old school reissues have really been a great musical experience. One reissue that sticks out in my mind is Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon". I couldn't wait to buy it and after it arrived I played it and was amazed at the great sound. The only problem was the "music" had passed me by. I doubt I'll ever play it again except for demonstration purposes. Then again...after my son moves out of the house...the wife and I could invite some friends over...roll a fat one...queue it up to the begining of "The Wizard Of Oz" and see if we were really enlightened way back when or just too buzzed to know the difference........ Regards, Chris
  15. Allan, Who was that masked man? Seriously, who was that? Parrot, Kelly or some other ghost from forums past?
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