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About jjptkd

  • Birthday 08/28/1976

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  1. I owned a Melody SP-7 some years back a quick google search popped up my listing on A'gon from when I sold it. The amp had a huge midrange sound but was fluffy in the bass and seemed rolled off in the highs. https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis2h7d2-melody-sp-7-onix-sp-3-integrated-tube-amp-45-wpc-new-jj-el34l-tubes-tube?show_listing=true
  2. Amazon has these for $65-- seems they get mixed reviews some claim these add noise and not for hi-fi systems. https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Protector-Right-Angle-ISOBAR8ULTRA/dp/B0000511U7/ref=asc_df_B0000511U7/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167141218295&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7575548581592825488&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033404&hvtargid=pla-307153516462&th=1
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    Goodbye Onkyo...

    Onkyo Will Continue As A Major Audio Brand Thanks To Premium Audio Company And Sharp https://www.forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2022/05/16/onkyo-will-continue-as-a-major-audio-brand-thanks-to-premium-audio-company-and-sharp/?sh=1054306f3833
  4. So been listening to these for a week now I must say I'm very happy with how they sound. I was thinking about it last night and how they differ from my 335's I think the best way to describe it is the 335's are like super Chorus 1's and the 396's are like super forte II's. The 335's are much more sensitive, very forward and detailed in the mids and highs even at the lowest volumes but a little light in bass without bass boost. They have a tendency to be on the brighter side and pair very well with tube amps. The 396's on the other hand are very solid in bass right off the bottom but mids and highs are a bit recessed at lower volumes and need to be turned up a few extra DB to get that full, even sound. At a minimum volume level they sound very detailed with a pronounced smooth midrange that doesn't ever sound harsh or bright at all-- these seem to pair best with my solid state amplifiers. Looking at the specs again for the 396's I can't believe they're rated at 600 watts RMS, 2400 watts peak! They do seem to love Sunfire power. Maybe later today or tomorrow I'll swap the 335's back into play to hear the differences again.
  5. Whatever it may be there is certainly some "settling in" time whether its in our minds or the speakers / equipment itself our impressions of said item can and often do change over the course of several days. I've just experienced this with my new custom 396's which sounded very "dark" after switching from my custom 335's which tend to be on the brighter side. After a couple of days though they've normalized in presentation now all of the parts in my build were new so was it "break in" or my ears adjusting? Does it matter? Congrats OP on the new Cornwall IV's I have no doubt they are fine speakers. One thing to keep in mind is not just break in or placement but also equipment matching can have pretty dramatic changes on your listening experience including the size of image / voices soundstage etc.
  6. Damn nice find! I'd love to have a few of the 904 bins
  7. This has been my experience when comparing the Chorus 1 to the Chorus II-- I really like the pointedness and detail of the exponential over the Tractrix in these two speakers but it does come at a cost. One is as you mention more directional and two, in my experience, they can get "honky" at higher volumes where the Tractrix seems to hold it together a bit better. The miracle is the larger 2" exit drivers on the Tractrix horn like the k510-- it combines the best of both horns nice open sound of the Tractrix with the same detail as the exponential horn.
  8. A little bit of bondo and some rattle cans them puppies 'll look like new! Parts are worth the asking price alone good find
  9. Two key issues here one being there just is no room on the front unless you go quite a bit taller and two you get added bass response from rear porting when close to a rear wall and even double that if near a corner. Plus they already made a speaker like that mid '90's? the tangent 400 ended up the same size as the forte.
  10. Swapped in my Sunfire 600 and wow, magic! These 396's really like the added power and the extra little "brightness" from the solid state amp helps fill in the details at lower volumes. With the 335's I had the loudness on, bass set at 0 and treble set at -1. Now with the 396's I have the loudness off, bass at -1 and treble at 0. I prefer the Carver tube amp with the 335's but the 600 really makes these 396's sing. I'm really kind of surprised at how different these two speaker sets sound from each other they're completely different animals.
  11. How do the Chorus stack up against the Cornwall IV? Apologize if you covered that already thanks.
  12. I never heard of Amir or ASR before the Carver 275 review but the way they handled that whole situation burned me on them. The people there were lining up taking kicks at the old Bob Carver I found it all very distasteful, ended up getting banned for being a "troll" simply for calling them out on their childish antics oh well no love lost here screw 'em I say.
  13. Chorus 1 is the only speaker I've seen with the plywood brace and I've owned several of each forte 1 & II, Quartets and both Choruses over the years.
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