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Jim last won the day on January 17 2016

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  • Birthday 12/06/1968

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    Living Room-9.2 Channel
    Denon AVR-X4000
    Klipsch RF-25,RC-25,RB-25,RS-3,Yamaha 10"subs
    Audiosource 100 watt amp
    Phillips BD Player
    Sony Playstation 3
    Vizio 55" 3D HD Flatscreen
    Panamax 5100 power conditioner

    Yamaha RX-V665
    Klipsch KG 4.2 W/Crites crossovers and titanium tweeters,KSC-C1,KSB 1.1,Yamaha 10" subs
    Sony BD PLayer

    Family Room-9.4
    ACER 3D/HD Projector
    Elite Screens Grey scale projection screen
    Yamaha RX-A2020
    Klipsch KF-28,KB-20,KS-14,C-20
    VIZIO Smart TV box
    Sony Playstation 3
    Yamaha CDC675
    Yamaha KX-W392
    Zenith DVD/VCR Recorder
    Panamax M5400 Power Conditioner
    4 12" Yamaha subs

    2 Channel Set Up in Family room
    Yaqin MC-10L Tube Amp,Aiqin Audio modded Class A SET
    JVC JL-F45 Turntable with DENON DL-103 Modded Paradox Cart
    Yamaha PF-800 Turntable with Ortofon MC20 MKII,Ortofon T-20
    Dell Latitude D-810 and Western Digital 1 TB External Hard Drive with 44,000 plus songs
    Musicstreamer II DAC, Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
    Klipsch Forte II with Crites crossovers and titanium tweeter

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  1. Joe, is the mismatch due to weight? If so, there's a few things you can try to add on more mass. I've used lead tape on the counterweight.
  2. Looking for feet for my new to me KLF-10's. They came with messed up spikes and do not sit properly.
  3. Thanks for the info, I may try to do them myself. I've done small odds and ends, and redid the caps on one of my turntables and a SUT, so I may be able to handle this. The other info is also appreciated.
  4. Dean, I sent you a few actually, under James Frace, my picture is with my wife. Jim
  5. I have one of his other mono amps as well. Very good workmanship and sound out of it.
  6. Hmm, Maynard, I have just refinished off some bookshelf speakers, and think I could take one of those off your hands if needed. I have my computer set up with an external hard drive,DAC,and about 45,000 songs. So if you need help getting rid of some stock, let me know.
  7. I am using one of the Chinese amps Maynard is speaking of, but had mine customized to run in triode mode, and had the power supply worked on. It puts out 5 WPC and I run KG-4.2's and a pair of KLF-1O's. This amp will definitely give you what you want in power. My room is 14x24x8 and has no issues with me sitting at the other end of the room for background listening, as well as 7-8 feet. Total cost was less than $600.00
  8. I just recently purchased a pair of the KLF-10's and wanted to update the crossovers. I had Bob Crites do my KG-4.S's and know I can go that route, but have been contemplating trying something else along the lines of DeanG, or ALK, but I don't have ALK's contact info. Dean hasn't answered any emails from his Facebook pages, so I'm leaning towards ALK. Bob's were nice, but seem to be slightly more bright than what the 4.2's were. Or i guess I could just redo the caps in the stock ones. I also have the cabinet issue with one that I need to address and wanted to know the best way to go about doing them. I don't want to just add a screw to the back and have potential future issues. Any info and help are appreciated.
  9. Yes, it's for a turntable.MC cartridges can be used without having to use an MC PHONO PRE.
  10. The amps are basically the same ones. Douk and the other companies are also basically the same ones. The amp is not a bad amp, and can be upgraded with capos and resistors. I've had 2 of them redone, one was redone in triode mode and drops the wattage to 4 wpc. They are clear, and with different tubes do give a slightly different sound to them. I know it's been awhile that someone replied to the post, just figured I'd give my opinion on them.
  11. Erik, Are you open to any trades? I have a turntable or two I'd like to get rid of ,and an old Realistic STA-2200 receiver as well which is in very good condition. Jim
  12. you got your table here on the forum didn't you? I think I remember seeing this awhile back. I love how clean it is.
  13. If I had the funds, I'd jump on it. I just refinished a Rek O Kut Rondine Jr L-34, Ariston RD-11 Superior, Realistic STA-2200, AR-2Ax speakers, and have to get rid of a few things before I can jump on anything else. I have 6 tables right now,lol.
  14. I'm looking to see if anyone is open to a trade with a turntable for a phono pre amp. I have a few turntables I'm looking to get rid of and would be open to trades as I know most don't have the need/funds to purchase a table fully restored. I have a Cambridge Audio 551P MM phono pre (2 of them actually),and a Bellari VP-129 MM phono pre. I'm looking to upgrade my phono pre to see what's out there to enhance my system, but I need to be in the over $350.00 range to find anything better then the Cambridge. I've listened to a good 20-30 different phono pre amps, and have come to the conclusion that even at the price range break point as my minimum, I'm not getting big changes. So here's what I have available. An AR-The Turntable that has been totally modified,restored,upgraded, and can compete with Thorens TD-160's with stock arms, and several other upper ended tables. This table is worth about $1,000.00 and has a custom built 1 inch thick plinth with olive wood on the top,bubinga on the bottom, and Walnut in the middle, upgraded suspension with LINN springs, custom weights, upgraded Audioquest PT-8 (I think-or it may be the 6-7) arm in Champagne color which was rewired in Cardas wiring and has a solid 1 inch wooden arm board (stock was paper), polished center platter spindle, new wiring for power and new electronics, new power switch, customized T-Bar to compensate for the new arm,cover, rubber feet, and an SAE 1000LT high output moving coil cartridge on it that is NOS and has less than 50 hours on it with the original box and accessories. I don't mind if the phono pre is only MM, but would like something that has the capabilities to load at different loads and capacitances.I'd be willing to trade any phono pre's in the range of $675.00 and up for table. For people who are familiar with the AR tables and the AK and vinylengine forums, Steve Frosten did this table for me. I have this and an AR-XA that had the works also done to it, and an Ariston RD-11 Superior just finished. So something has to go For anyone this is out of range for, I also have a Dual 1019 fully restored I think I'd part with. The Dual is worth at least $400.00 and has a Stanton 881S MKII with a D3000 stylus on it and was fully restored and has a custom built plinth.The plinth is about 2 inches thick. I'd be looking for something in the $350.00 range and up. I did the restoration myself on the Dual. It now has Alvania grease on the cam and other points where grease was needed and lubed with a light oil on other parts as well as the motor. It also has small adjustable feet on it. I'd also be willing to do something like a redone Fisher or redone Scotts or similar set up for the AR straight up. I'm open to suggestions as well,just shoot me a PM.
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