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  1. With my system, covering the wall hung 65 in TV makes a noticeable difference. When people come over to listen and I'm in the process of covering the TV, I get some quizzical looks which I have come to expect. The "tell" is when I slowly remove the cover across the face of the TV. Everyone agrees that the difference is noticeable as it comes off. Hoodoo? Who knows, but its cheap and easy to do. A friend recently gave me a very thin quilt made from Album Covers of my favorite band. Now it not only works well, but looks great as well. I would say that the change is not dramatic, but more than enough to make it worth the effort.
  2. I've seen these and I don't think they are in much better than average shape. Last I heard he wanted $2250 which I explained to him is unrealistic. Still, he is a small business owner and he gets to price them as he sees it. I should add that his thinking if new Cornwall (IV's) cost $6,000, then $2,000 makes sense for his. I did explain the difference as I've owned both and many other Klipsch. Still up to him.
  3. Apparently so! They were made for Audio International in Frankfurt, Germany. Thanks!
  4. Would that indicate that there may be some kind of difference between the non-export model?
  5. I ran into a guy I know today who has recently obtained 2 sets of Cornwalls, one is a set of II's, the other which looks much like the two's are Cornwall E's. These are an unknown model to me. I'm going to help him price these and am wondering what significance the "E" has. Thanks in advance.
  6. Thanks all. Just picked up the latest generation, cheapest iPad. Thanks for your thoughts. As I stated in my question, I'm an Apple guy since the first Mac. Thanks, Del
  7. I'd like to buy the cheapest iPad possible for primary use as an interface with my Bluesound Node 2i. Is there any difference in models that I need to consider, or does even the least expensive iPad work as I intend it? Thanks in advance. I know I could buy something besides Apple, but I must like spending more than I need to for things-or why else would I be into HiFi? Thanks!
  8. Edgar; Thanks so much. Great info and that might just be the ticket. I'll check out all options, but I can certainly visualize the acrylic in black as fitting well.
  9. In my recent attempt to tidy up the presentation of my system, I have acquired a nice piece of furniture with 3 large doors each about 23 x 24. The doors are solid wood. I'd like to have the center door redone and largely covered with some material that is not necessarily see thru (unless there is no other option). Are there cloth, speaker grille type materials that would serve this purpose, or will I need to metal screen type. The nicest might be grille covering material that would match or accent my Cornwall IV's which I have on each end of the piece. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as would sources for such. Thanks Del Bomberger
  10. And we actually know each other.
  11. Listening to my CWIV's with tubes as we speak. I've owned many speakers and auditioned many more. This is the end game for me (famous last words, I know). Just couldn't be happier. Ignor most if not all naysayers, but be sure to audition them somewhere. I drove 500 miles each way to do so, and knew within about 5 minutes they were what I wanted. I should say that I had Forte III's at the time, and they are also worthy of your consideration-I loved them also. Good luck with your search.
  12. Grew up in Lincoln, lived in North Platte, and Omaha (mostly) until 4.5 years ago when I retired and moved to Green Valley, AZ. A half hour south of Tucson. 20 minutes to home depot, a retirement community of about 30,000. I've always wanted to live in Arizona and when I retired it happened. This is the Sonoran Desert at about 3000 feet. Great place really at least from my perspective. I actually bought my home about four years before I retired and spent plenty of time there before. The annual monsoons started yesterday, and they are a great experience. It does get hot, but much more comfortable than Omaha in the summer.
  13. If I didn't have CWIV's already, I'd be checking these out I think. Don't have other info other than I read on Craigslist. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/d/surprise-klipsch-cornwall-iv/7149521233.html
  14. This is an amazing album created for his foundation. Something very special about this LP and the performances on it.
  15. Regarding "Amused to Death". Agreed, it is so. Needs to be turned up some at the beginning, but the soundstage is like you said, "uncanny".
  16. Thanks. I wonder what that list is based on. I don't quite believe it. But hey, its the internet so it must be true! I'm with you in thinking that Heresy would have been number 1.
  17. Klipsch Forte II vintage speakers For Sale. KLIPSCH'S #1 SELLING SPEAKER OF ALL TIME. Just saw this as part of an ad on CL for Forte II's. Just curious if this could be true. Where would the info come from? Is there a list of such? Thanks
  18. I auditioned the EVO line last June at Upscale Audio. I had previously auditioned the Mac you have. It was no contest from my perspective. I did save a few hundred bucks and buy the Dialogue Premium HP to go with my Forte III's. Now that I have had my system for nearly six months and have the speakers located and finally made serious progress with Room Acoustics, I'm blown away by the PL. You won't go wrong with the EVO line for sure. Good luck and enjoy.
  19. I acquired a PrimaLuna about six months ago. Can't compare it to anything else since its all I've heard in my listening space, but I'm very satisfied. I use it with my Forte III's, and a TT. All the best in your search-thats part of the fun.
  20. I also live in Arizona, (Green Valley). I went to Upscale Audio and auditioned PL with the Forte III's like I own. I was sold after an hour. I've had my Dialogue Premium HP for about two months and couldn't be happier. If you're up for a trip this far south of Sedona, you would be welcome to come and hear this combination. I'm very happy with the combo. Good luck. Lots of good options out there. Del
  21. I've owned the RR2160 for more than a year. As great as Steve Guttenberg and others who have reviewed it say. Used it with Cornwalls and it was great. Price is so reasonable for what you get. Now it is the centerpiece of my two channel TV system using the RF 600 M's. I am currently enjoying an integrated tube amp for music and really enjoying that as well. I believe you'll like it.
  22. I listened to the MA252 on three different occasions. Sounded good through some very expensive speakers, but I didn't think it sounded "better" than my Vintage Pioneer SX-1250, which surprised me. I then started to rethink if tubes were the next step for me or not. I auditioned some local Craigslist Tube units and realized I did like the sound. After attending a couple of high end shows with lots of tube equipment including both PL and Mac I realized I liked the sound of the PL better. The extended audition at Upscale Audio with the same speakers I own, really sealed the deal. I also like the HT pass through (don't remember if the 252 has that, the Triode/UltraLinear switch. I think we all have different tastes when it comes to audio and there are so many factors in choosing a complete system. To answer your question though, yes I think PL is a completely different listening experience. Anyone else may well have a different response, but this is mine. Good luck with your search for the best system, it's a never ending quest I fear.
  23. Have had the Dialogue Premium HP for a couple of weeks after visiting Upscale Audio in LA who let me audition them on Forte III's just like I own. I also had several listening sessions with the MA 252, which I liked, but not enough to purchase. To each their own, but I'm definitely a happy tube guy at the moment-along with some great vintage gear as well. I also purchased some RP 600M's for the TV, since I don't need to listen to the TV via the tubes-thought the HT setting works great when I want to with a movie, etc. Haven't added a phono stage, but will soon.
  24. I also have Forte III's, (have had lots of various Klipsch over the last 40 years). I have been to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and LA High End Audio show in the last year. Lots of great equipment to lust over, but much of it just crazy expensive. I recently was in LA and visited Upscale Audio who auditioned PrimaLuna for me with Forte III's so I could have a good approximation of the sound I could expect. Was able to spend a great deal of time listening to the list of songs I brought with me. I am now the happy owner of a PrimaLuna unit and very pleased. Lots of different paths to follow in this hobby, but for me, I think I'm going to be satisfied for at least as long as anyone normally is in this hobby-there is always a "next step". Good luck on your search and whatever you do will be "right"-for now at least.
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