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Shakeydeal

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  1. I don't know how concerned I am. But I am not getting the vaccine in the near future. Maybe down the road. But for now I'll take my chances with a 99% + recovery rate. Shakey
  2. Wow, these used klipsch prices are crazy.
  3. Looks very nice. I would suggest a Qobuz or Tidal subscription for lossless and hi-Rez streaming, ditch the Spotify. Shakey
  4. Oh I’m not surprised at that. I had a Yamaha receiver about the same time period and the B&K amps were like a breath of fresh air compared to that thing. Shakey
  5. My Cornwalls sounded good out of the box, but a little tight and reserved. But a couple hundred hours later and they were great. Improvements were in bass depth and articulation, dynamics and that elusive involvement factor. I’ll be interested to hear what you think in a month or two. Shakey
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    Price seems high to me.
  7. I had the EX 442 and later the ST monoblocks back in the mid 90s driving von schweikert speakers. I think they were just average and were bettered by a parasound hca 2200 II pretty easily. I would rank B&K about the same as Adcom. Ok, but not great for sure. Shakey
  8. FWIW I bought my pair w/o an audition. I knew I was taking a chance but knowing what I knew about the forte III and Cornwall II I figured it was worth the gamble. And it turns out I was right.
  9. Any speaker will sound better with some reinforcement behind it. Some need to be farther away from a wall than others, but all of them need some assistance. It's not so much the size of your room, but the open floor plan with high ceilings that is the issue. Throw in lots of hard, reflective surfaces and you have a recipe for disaster. Shakey
  10. Here’s a thought. Move the television downstairs too. Let the kids have that room and watch movies down there when you want to. Then you can move the speakers upstairs to a more suitable place in that horrible room for when you want to seriously listen to music. It’s still a compromise but it might be the best one. Shakey
  11. Ahh yes, you are correct grasshopper......
  12. Ahhh, no. That would be 50% longer.
  13. What if it's indistinguishable to you, but a very distinct difference to me? Who is right? Or does anyone even have to be right?
  14. You have keyed in on a most important point. Since everyone hears differently, nothing will sound exactly the same to any two people. Which is why it's ridiculous for anyone to say there are NO differences between this thing or the other thing. And we don't listen to measurements, so shouldn't our ears be the final arbiter? The bottom line is this. If standing on my head while facing a northeasterly direction makes my system sound better to me, then it IS indeed an improvement. Shakey
  15. I can hear the difference between everything on your list except for tone controls, and that sh*t doesn't apply to me. I have paid great attention to speaker selection, setup, room dimensions, and room treatment. These things are not mutually exclusive from the other fine details that go into a great sounding system. If you don't sweat the small details you will never wring the most out of your system. I would challenge you to put together a system with the same speakers in the same room. Your system will have throw away cables, a cheap DVD player spinning a burned seedee of MP3 quality material, and a cheap Pro SS amplifier using the preamp of your choice with tone controls in any position you like. Mine will have decent (but not bank breaking) cables, a high quality DAC with high quality streamer, tube amp (that measures the same as your SS amp) and tube preamp (with NO tone controls, lol). All components will have upgraded power cords. I'm going to say that my system will outperform yours. You will probably say there will be ZERO sonic difference.
  16. That’s funny because I sat down and tallied the other day. In less than 30 years I have owned 35 pair. 🤭
  17. Back up a few posts and you’ll see where I laid it all out for you.....
  18. ABX testing is fraught with problems one of which is the stress of trying to hear a difference with snippets of music. The best way to tell which YOU prefer is long term listening. We don’t listen to music in 30 second intervals. At least I don’t. Some things are so obvious that it’s readily apparent, other things not so much. Are we going to relegate these other things as inconsequential? I’m not. This hobby is supposed to be fun. To me it’s not about listening to test tones and reading measurements. It’s about what component connects me more to the music. I don’t need an ABX nod for that. Shakey
  19. This is about as worthless as an ABX test. And trust me, that’s pretty worth........ wait for it.............less.
  20. https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/198935-pair-of-1980-cornwalls/ The price seems a little high to me for the condition, but that's just my opinion. I know Klipsch heritage speaker prices are trending up. I would make an offer under 1K. Maybe 800.00? Shakey
  21. I think these are the ones he is talking about
  22. Until you upgrade something else in the system. Or perhaps if you reposition them? In the past I have gone months thinking I had the perfect speaker location only to move them a little and find out I was wrong. Shakey
  23. For all of you who hang your hat on what an engineer has to say, remember this. They all told us back in the 70s that SS amps measured better so they sounded better, tube amps were inferior and "watts are cheap". How did that turn out? I have the utmost respect for Roy and his excellent skills. But I will let my ears tell me what I hear. Shakey
  24. Is that supposed to sway me? It doesn't really concern me what PWK thought about wire. My ears tell me that there are differences between cables. People that can't hear any difference should thank the good Lord (and PWK) because they can save a lot of money by using zip cord and the throw away interconnects that came with their 50.00 DVD players. Shakey
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