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  1. It only happened once and that was when I had them plugged into the same surge protector......I turned them both on at the same time. Since then I've run a separate surge protector on the preamp, turn it on first, let it warm up a few minutes and then switch the amp on. Hasn't happened again.
  2. Seriously doubt it's a problem with the amp. The McIntosh MA 6100 I'm using was completely rebuilt at a place called Sounds Classic. It runs great when used as a stand alone integrated amp.
  3. Thanks! That was kind of what I thought but wanted some confirmation.
  4. I wonder if someone with more tube experience than I have can answer a question for me. Does it take a few minutes for a Conrad Johnson PV2 to stabilize after flipping it on? Seems I can get some nasty feedback from it through my speakers if I turn it on immediately but if I warm it up for a few minutes before turning on my amp it's dead quiet in that regard. Sounds really good too. Just concerned their could be a problem that needs checking out. Thanks!
  5. No experience at all with the Chinese tube amps. Only tube equipment I own is the Conrad Johnson PV2 preamp which mate very well with the McIntosh solid state amps I've tried with it.
  6. Seems a lot of folks really like the amps from the Schitt company.......like the Aegis and Vidar. One of them runs in something similar to class A for the first 10 watts. American company with everything designed and built right here.
  7. My set of Bells came with Crite's crossovers and the upgraded DE 120 tweeter. The woofer is original. They sounded very good with my McIntosh MA 6100 integrated but I couldn't help but try running my Conrad Johnson PV2 as a preamp running into the Mac amp. Took some of the hard edge off the drivers with the upgraded crossovers that can be pretty bright. I'm really happy with the sound for now. The great thing about the big Klipsch 3 ways is being able to try so many different amp combinations with them....they're so efficient.
  8. Hey Madman........the old crossovers that came with my speakers were marked Klipsch AB.
  9. I don't know.................I'll have to look at the originals in the box and get back with you.
  10. Yes Madman1, that would be a pretty steep learning curve for me also since I really have no clue about bi/tri/amp active crossovers. Guess I'll have to study about them. These presently have the Crites upgraded crossovers and I have the originals also. They sound really good to me in the mids but I don't really like music blasted at high volume so I probably don't hear the harshness some speak of with the original midrange horn. Bass is full and clean on these......I kind of have them stuffed into corners which may reinforce the bass some. Thanks for giving me some new possibilities to look into.
  11. Took delivery of my Belle Klipsch about three weeks ago. After getting some listening time in I've finally discovered what everyone means when they can really hear the difference in the way a source was recorded. I've had many Klipsch speakers but these are the first ones I've had where good recordings sound magnificent and bad ones are pretty much unlistenable. But all and all I love these things. Running them with just a solid state McIntosh MA 6100 integrated. Plenty of power for them. I'm a happy camper.
  12. joeward

    KLF 20's

    I gave these a try at being my main speakers in my entertainment center and they sound really great there. I'm going to keep them for now. Thanks for looking.............Joe
  13. joeward

    KLF 20's

    Having the Belle Klipsch delivered tomorrow so these KLF 20's in satin black are up for sale. Never heard any rattles and I believe them to be a later manufacture date. Asking $800 for the pair and I'm in Northwest Missouri. Have a great day.
  14. I like the new changes. Seems to be easier on my old eyes......thanks for the hard work!
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