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    Music Room-
    Turntable: Thorens TD-124
    DAC: Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 100
    Amp: Lepai lp-2020a+
    Mains:'83 LaScalas- Raw Birch with Crites Tweeters and Crites A4500 Crossovers
    Sub: MWF-15 box w/ Dayton Audio 250W Plate Amp and Dayton Audio Reference 15'' HF Driver

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    Amp: Lepai lp-2020a+
    Speakers: KG 5.5 w/ Crites ti Tweeter

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    "Road Warrior"- Custom Klipsch Heresy HIP with internal mono summed network, Class D amp and battery pack.

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  1. twk123

    Bookshelf vs floorstanding

    I second going with floor standing as well. The thing with bookshelves is that if you dont already have something to put them on then you need to get stands and if you cheap out on getting good stands you always have to worry about them falling over. By the time you pay for expensive stands, you might as well just have bought floor standing speakers in the first place. As for amps, I personally think Class D sounds really good with Klipsch. This is an amp that punches far above its weight: https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-120bt-class-d-mini-amplifier-60-wpc-with-bluetooth-and-power-supply--300-3802 That will free up some budget to get a quality DAC like the Schiit GUNGNIR. http://www.schiit.com/products/gungnir
  2. Good luck with the sale and a fair price in my opinion. The V1 CF-4s and KV-4 are extremely rare on their own and to have a matching set of 3 is something you may not see again for a very long time.
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    Center Channel Recommendation

    A single Heresy would work well too and fit under a TV better than some other options. You wont have lobing issues that traditional horizontal centers are prone to as well. Its rare to find a single but see if there a a pair on CL. Post a thread seeing if any forum members in your area are willing to split the cost and each take one. You can even find a cheap pair that might be beat up and simply cover the front with acoustic fabric to have it blend into your HT system. In the meantime, I would go into your AVR settings and set your center to 'off' or 'phantom'. The center info will route to your mains and the stereo imaging will put the voices on the screen, you will actually be surprised on how good this sounds as long as you are sitting between the two speakers.
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    U2's One: bad mastering or Klipsch's weak spot?

    Like others have mentioned, Klipsch speakers are very revealing and any issues with mastering etc will show through where a cone and dome may hide it. Achtung Baby actually scores pretty high on the dynamic range chart so it might just be that one part of the song with issues. Maybe the speaker connects at the studio had an issue or some other equipment. http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?album=achtung+baby That is one fun thing about Klipsch speakers is they bring out little details (good or bad) that make the music that much more real. Little things like the guitar player coughing and giving a sigh in the opening of 'Wish you were here' adds to the emotional impact of the song. There is an old Beatles album where you can hear the AC unit kick on in the background if you have certain speakers but I cant remember which one.
  5. This is a really good deal. I would expect to pay around $1,200 to $1,400 for upgraded LaScalas like this.
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    New car time - help

    We have a 2008 Honda Pilot and really like it. It has a form of AWD and we have never gotten it stuck. There is tons of storage everywhere and if you fold the seats down it basically becomes a pickup truck. I have surprised myself repeatedly with all you can fit back there.
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    The World's Largest Horn

    I think Klipsch marketing could take some ideas from this: "Kipsch- Horns that whisper sweet nothings into your ear..."
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    Anyone heard of this "DIY" Sub Company? GSG Audio

    Honestly, I would tread lightly on this one. The Klipsch forum and vendors have had issues in the past and it may even by a T&C violation. @CECAA850 From a moderator perspective, what do you think about this?
  9. I think that is just the max of the amp if you wanted to push it. If you look a few specs past that is says: 2 x 27W (into 8Ω @ 0.1% THD) I do agree with you on Class D, they sound great until a point then suddenly fall apart. However, with Heresys or especially my LaScalas you are at ear damaging levels before you get to the amp's distortion point.
  10. The Schiit Modi 3 is a solid DAC. I am glad the new version has its own power supply as the older versions ran only off the USB supply and Windows would have problems recognizing it. As for amps, I second Jason on the Topping amp, the Tripath Class D chips sound really good with Klipsch. The Topping amp with the Modi DAC is going to sound really nice and punch far above its price point. The two inputs is nice as well in case you want to run a turntable as well as a DAC.
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    CL: Klipsch corner Speakers - $500 (Mendota IL)

    That is a steal, someone better jump on these.
  12. twk123

    This is better than rap!!!

    Rap is a pretty loose term. There is mainstream garbage like 'gangsta rap' that is morally, lyrically and musically bankrupt is crap they throw at the masses. Underground HipHop is actually fairly sophisticated and deals with stories, politics etc. Blue Scholars (Seattle) and Atmosphere (Minneapolis) are some of my favorite groups. Here is a Blue Scholars song about life in a military family and the reality of deployment and what happens to the soldier's family when they never come home: This is a really good song from Atmosphere talking about the realities of Blue Collar life and struggling to pay bills etc: Hopsin has some good stuff too. This one is a little rough (language warning) but if you listen to the lyrics its a powerful wake-up call to the younger kids living without any direction other than following the mainstream garbage:
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    This is better than rap!!!

    Lol I forgot about Jon Lajoie. Everyday average guy is another great one:
  14. twk123

    Need recommendations on speaker wires and banana plug

    I second this. Personally, I like the Monoprice 14 gauge 100% copper wire. Its probably the best bang for the buck. https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Choice-Gauge-Conductor-Speaker/dp/B001UNLRGC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542822826&sr=8-4&keywords=monoprice+14+gauge+speaker+wire
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    Camera Recommendations

    I second this. The Canon Rebel series is a really good camera to get into. You can keep it in Program mode to start out and its actually a pretty advanced camera if you really want to get into all the capabilities. There are tons of different Canon and aftermarket lenses and accessories as well which makes it a very versatile option. If you get this camera, I also recommend getting the 24mm 'pancake' lens. It is about $130 and has a really good field of view and a close focus distance. I have a Canon 7D with about 6 different lenses and my 24mm always ends up being on the camera 90% of the time. https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541713095&sr=8-3&keywords=canon+24mm If you like to hike with your camera, I also recommend this chest mount. It is much more convenient than having something swinging from your neck all the time. https://www.amazon.com/Movo-MB700-Universal-Carrying-Holster/dp/B00RF0OF2C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541713265&sr=8-3&keywords=DSLR+chest+mount
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