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  1. As some know I bought Jubes and bought the Radian PB950 BE drivers. They have been sitting there for two weeks waiting on a DEQX. I have my old trusty Pass Labs X250 for the Bass bins and tomorrow the pass labs XA25 will be here. I'm still going to be waiting several more weeks on the DEQX. So I have been looking for other options and there is a good deal on a Marchand XM126 out there right now and get me a Manley Massive Passive to EQ with. I wonder how that combo would work out to use for crossover and EQ? I can get Marchand to get me the four cards to cross at 500 with 24db slopes for $60. I know the time alignment and phase will be a little off but my gut tells me this setup would have character. Anyone have any thoughts on this??
  2. Thanks for the info on the crown repair. I will check them out. Just curious is anyone on here has tried the Pass XA25? That amp gets great reviews and is dead quiet.
  3. Just looking for some good input on a decision I have to make. I have a new set of jubes and trying to figure out what amps I want to run. On the bass bins I have a classe DR-8 that I had checked out and ready to go or I may put an older pass labs x250 on them. I really want to put my crown studio reference II on the bass bins but it needs to be serviced and I can not find a good crown tech to send it to. So it will stay in the closet. Just sold my MC60's and have a budget for $3700 for a good solid state amp for the K402's. These will have the Radian PB 950 beryllium drivers on them. I'm leaning towards a pass labs XA30.5 for this job. I have found one and it is reasonably priced. Also found a 30.8 but it is obviously more money and the reviews tell me it is not worth the money. I do have a citation II tube amp I was considering for the job but it needs work. I will be going active with a DEQX HDP 4 and once I get this dialed in I do not want to be swapping amps around and having to adjust things. So let's hear some ideas on the k402 amp?
  4. I have a recently serviced Thorens TD-125 MK II turntable. It was service by Bill at Turntable Daddy 8/2016, I spent $850 on it at that time. I have receipts. Power supply Caps were all replaced, setup the Grace arm, que damping fluid, adjust spring suspension, and added a Denon DI-304 cartridge. Since the service it may have 2 hours on it, I just don't use it. Please ask questions and I can get more pics if needed. $ Pics are here https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649565997-thorens-td-125-mk-ii/
  5. charbuggie


    Added more pics. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649563264-mcintosh-mc60s/
  6. charbuggie


    Thanks for the kind comments. These MC60s are in great condition and you will be hard pressed to find any better especially with the great tubes in them. I do have other pics and will pull the bottom to get some internal pics
  7. charbuggie


    I have a pair of MC60's that have been restored with the best components and are in Excellent condition. A few members of the forum have heard them and they perform flawlessly. Tube complement is vintage with the OLD RCA Blackplates as output tubes. I am listing them for $4K and the price is very firm. Prefer a local sale in the area of Knoxville, Nashville, to atlanta. I will ship but buyer to pay all shipping costs. I have other pics if interested. Unfortunately limited to 2mb
  8. Hey I everyone. I have been liquidating alot of equipment to go with one setup. I have some great friends from this forum helping me. I will be ordering some jubes from Corey and I'm going to stay analogue in the system. Going to figure out a way to use an analogue active crossover on the front end and use a Manley massive passive to EQ. I'm sure I can get Marchand to build me an active crossover. Sure would love to find a pass labs XVR1 or one of the first watt crossovers but none to be found. Also been looking for the unobtainable TD4002 drivers... If someone knows where to find any of these please let me know. Also any comments on my project, please chime in. Now the question I have is I have two mint MC60's and a citation II, i could use on the top end. Which one do I go with? Or I can sale both and get this booger. I have heard one and loved it. https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/xa30.8 By the way my preamp is a TRL the dude. Don't expect many to know much about it, but I really like it. The only thing that sucks about the preamp is all the inputs and outs are RCA. I sure would like to go XLR to whatever crossover I get and XLR to the massive passive and onto the amp, but the world is not perfect. Now for the bass bins I have a crown stereo reference II which would do great on them or I have two classe DR-8s I could use. I know it is crazy not going with a xilica but I have a great turntable and vinyl... I just can't make myself put digital in the vinyl path. Just call me nostalgic I guess.
  9. I have another citation II, It is rough cosmetically and I have two mint MC60s
  10. Listed some other items to fund my Jubilee project. I hope this is legal. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649562454-juicy-music-xtreme-blueberry-preamp-with-cream-maxim-mods-and-power-supply-mods/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649562446-citation-iiix-tuner/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649562444-harman-kardon-citation-ii-amp-also-have-matching-preamp-and-tuner/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649562442-harman-kardon-citation-i-also-have-the-ii-amp-and-iiix-tuner/
  11. Dayton is a cool town. It has grown alot the last few years.
  12. More than happy to have you over sometime
  13. Yes the Kappa series especially the Kappa 9 was real bad on amps. They need a good SS amp that can handle current.
  14. Prices and pics will come as I list things. I just listed what I have that may come up and I'm thinking of letting go. Right now I want to get some speakers gone. The Kappa's and Dunlavy's are listed here. I did not put them on this forum out of respect for the Klipsch speakers. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649558004-infinity-kappa-8/ https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649557994-mint-pair-of-dunlavy-sc-ivas/ Little history here, I'm friends with Bill Legal of Miller sound in PA and the Kappa 8 is one of his favorite speakers based on its performance. The downside is they need power. The Dunlavy's speak for themselves, just google them. Very respected in the reproduction industry. Just can't make them work in my room and I'm stuck with room.
  15. Thanks JC. I'm moving several items to fund a pair of Jubilees. Some other items I could potentially list soon are: I have two restored ,with all Jim Mcshane upgrades, citation II's amps. One of them is flawless cosmetically and work was done by Don Sachs. http://www.dsachsconsulting.com/citation ii.html A HK Citations I preamp restored by NOS valves. A HX citation IIIX tuner Pair of Dunlavy SCIVa speakers in rosewood. Pair of Infinity Kappa 8 speakers. Juicy Music blueberry preamp with cream A nice Thorens TD 125 MK II turntable with Grace tonearm and a quality cartridge. A crown studio reference II amp. https://www.crownaudio.com/en/products/studio-reference-series I may also sale a very nice pair of MC60's that was restored about two years ago Yamaha CR-2020 receiver Two classe DR-8 amps
  16. Thanks everyone. I have been a long time reader of the forum.
  17. A very nice set of vintage La Scala's. These have a beautiful black lacquer finish with the following upgrades, ALK Basic Crossovers, upgrade B&C DE-120 tweeters, and Fastlane audio fastrac horns. The woofers were also redone 2 years ago by Bill Legall of Miller sound and made a great improvement on Bass response. I have around $3K in these. These speakers sound great and look great. I have the original horns to go with them. Speakers are in Athens, TN. I will not ship. Asking $1800.00 Pics can be found here. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649558001-klisch-la-scalas-with-upgrades/
  18. I had a mint set of KLF20S until cat got one. When I went to tear of material the frame broke. It was like the frame material had gotten dry and brittle. It is not repairable. The frame is very detailed because the outer edges are beveled and the inside of it is cut out for the woofers. I can't see having a cabinet shop make one? I am open to ideas on how to handle this situation. I do like the those speakers.
  19. I had a mint set of KLF20S until wife's cat got one. When I went to tear off the material the frame broke beyound repair. Looking for a replacement grill?? Thanks
  20. I have bought a pair of Dunlavy SCIVs in Houston and I am wondering if anyone is wanting to make a few bucks helping me get these speakers closer to me in the Knoxville area. Any help getting them closer to me would be great.
  21. I would like to try an affordable single ended tube amp and I am looking for some recommendations? Thanks, Rob
  22. I have long used my Scott 229B and Scott 296 with my Klisch KLF20's and recently I decided to take the next step up. I bought a great set of LaScala' and I have been looking for a Mcintoch MC225 to go with them. I have read great things about the sound quality from the MC225 and it should work great on the LaScala's. I have yet to find one but they come up on Craigslist quiet often. Just missed out on one last week in Roanoke Virginia for $600 that needed a full rebuild. Another optiuon is the MC30's..... Back to my question. I have been reading numerous threads and would love to find a Juicy Music Tube Preamp but there are none to be had. So I am looking for some recommendations on a quality tube preamp that will not break the bank and work well with my setup? Thanks, Rob
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