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  1. It must get tiring for the rider to swing his brass balls on either side of the bike around every corner. Thats impressive stuff. Also, obligatory regarding unnecessarily loud Harley pipes:
  2. I turned a single Industrial Heresy into a boombox a few years ago. I am still waiting for the time I can sneak off into the woods with it when I take my brother camping and play some crazy bigfoot noises or something from off in the distance.
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    Imagine being the tradesman out there that knows his slip up with a TIG welder torched a national treasure...
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    Any HPLV Painters?

    I ordered this kit and used it to spray Epoxy primer on the roof of my car and it turned out really well. I like that it comes with two guns too. Just put a poster board or something on the wall and play around with the settings until you get the fan you want. That compressor seams a bit small but you can spray a light coat and get it to recharge then spray another etc. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046RDW3K/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  5. I consider "White" to be an offensive term. Im Caucasian American.
  6. Wait, so you are going to fly out and load your Cessna plane with some Heresy's and fly back with them? Thats pretty awesome, PWK would approve.
  7. Great thread! The KG 5.5s are a really fun Klipsch speaker. I did notice you have them very dampened with the Fiberglass. I initially tried that with mine but found them too 'dead' and decided to only line the back panel and something just clicked and they were perfect. I also did the Ti diaphragms and actually did not like them as much as the original phenolic ones. Unfortunately, I damaged one taking it out so I could not revert back and eventually my ears adjusted. The speakers just sounded more 'alive' with the originals. All in all these are great speakers and I found they sound best with Class D amps, especially since they are high efficiency 2 ways and have such an 'Open' sound.
  8. I zoomed in on the photo and I would steer clear of them. It looks like the shrink tube has pulled off part of the wire which means they may have been under tension which could loosen the solder connections etc. I would just go with 16 or 14 gauge monoprice copper wire.
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    Daytona 500 Crash

    I think Jimmy John was just trying to me my sandwich on time.
  10. Its a similar concept but the white needs to be neutral white. The Ambilight was a gimmick with the colors, especially since ambient color around the TV actually creates a psychological effect of de-saturating the TV itself. Here is a really good Home Theater Geek episode where the cover the bias light and other interesting things that can affect TV performance in the room.
  11. This actually ties into Home Theater in an interesting way and is why I always recommend a bias light behind your TV. When you drive at night, the constant cycle of dark then sudden light of oncoming traffic or street lights cause your pupils to constantly dilate and contract which leads to fatigue and is one of the reasons why driving at night is dangerous. The same thing goes for watching TV at night, producers often cycle between light and dark scenes and it causes the same fatigue. By wearing amber glasses and having a TV bias light, it evens out the amount of light entering your eyes to avoid the constant dilation, contraction cycle.
  12. Its about 22 and snowing here in the Springs, will probably get down to about 6 tonight. Good excuse to get the fireplace going.
  13. This is the real crux of the issue. This is absolutely a mental health issue and I believe is partly caused by hormone mimicking chemicals in our plastics and pesticides like Atrazine. What a perfect cover though, instead of an industry coming to terms with the fact we poisoned a generation we simply create a huge PR stunt to normalize the problem. Its absolutely sickening we are allowing and promoting kids to mutilate themselves permanently before they reach an age where they can be trusted to make their own decisions in any other aspect of life. We dont let Schizophrenic people vote twice if they hear voices in their heads, but we allow this insanity in sports?
  14. Here is another shot of CECAA loading it into the van:
  15. Great deal for someone that wants a minimal look or willing to dress them up. https://denver.craigslist.org/ele/d/arvada-klipschorn-pair/6814721653.html
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    Wedding Speakers?

    K-Horns would be incredibly hard to move and set up. If you have the manpower, time and experience you could get two Pro LaScalas and build a couple Cinema F-20 horn loaded subs. Make sure you call the local police and have them clean their uniforms so they look nice when they show up.
  17. Its 50 deg here in Colorado Springs and Sunny which adds another 10 deg of warmth. The coldest I have experienced was -25f on a ski trip to Canada. It was so cold the air would burn your lungs without a mask or balaclava. We have a diesel truck and I swear it took at least 20 min to get the glow plugs hot enough to turn the engine over.
  18. Is there a technical reason for the foam?
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    What I Got Today!

    I think Solo is where they came up with the "Get woke, go broke" phrase.
  20. I had a similar thing happen to me when I lived in an Apartment complex. It was Saturday and I was watching Gladiator pretty loud through my KSB 1.1 bookshelf speakers. I got a knock on the door and it was a cop who said, "We got a nuisance party call for someone else but when we showed up we could hear your movie from the parking lot."
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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