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  1. parlophone1

    Corona Virus

    It is similar to a flu, so if it enters ther would be high chances for getting it. But similar to a flu, it will do damage to vulnerable groups, elderly, already sick, babies etc. Most poeple should be ok. As for the packages from China, most viruses are very vulnerable to direct sun exposure. Some reading abut that wouldn't hurt. But when it is there, at the begining panic starts. For example, in northern Italy all counties are closed, schools etc, supermarkets emptied, prices of masks went sky high...
  2. REL woofers are also very good, if you can score one second hand it would be nice.
  3. Hi. I have RF42II and have heard the predecessor of 600m, that is 160m. In general, the answer to your question would depend on what are you expecting from 600m and what you get from your existing combo. I do not have a sub. Also, I found that RF42s are very difficult to place in all the rooms I have tried, mainly because of boomy rear ported bass. Since you have a sub, I guess the placement is less of an issue. Owners of 600m report that bookshelves are less demanding regarding placement than floorstanders. If your combo RF42s plus sub works well, I would not be expecting big improvements from 600m speaker and would find hard to justify the purchase. The horn may be a bit better in bookshelves, but that would sum it up. You can always try to audition the 600m and hear what your ears tell you.
  4. I bet the center chanel speaker help to bring most out of the setup. Have you tried to do 2-chanel listening with only 7s? If yes, how do you think about it?
  5. Asking that since several poeple I know having LS50s reported back how these speakers need a lot of clean power. 100,150 watts minimum. The better the amp the better they play. One of them recently copled them with 150 watts KT150 tube amp and he is very happy. This is also his second system, for main listening he has some expensive floorstanders. Changes gear a lot.
  6. Just intetested, how would you compare LS50s with what you have now? What amp did you use on LS50s? How much power?
  7. What does the letter "J" stands for on the iscriptions on capacitors? Just curious.
  8. Most of them what I heard were a bit bright. Paired well with more mellow British speakers.
  9. The connections are clean, checked 😀. However, that does make a slight positive change in midrange presentation in my RF42s. I know these are not the same speakers, but it does not hurt to try. Also, if Dave Ritchie's data are true the front parts if the speakers could be raised up a bit to fire more up. That should lower the acoustical gap in freq response where tweeter and woofer meet. If true, that would confirm Ritchies data.
  10. I am looking to this and wonder if any forum members now of alternative drivers comparable to Kappa C that are more efficient and made in EU? May be from B&C, Faital or others? I am also interested. Prices of imported US products go way high in the EU, enough to kill DIY projects.
  11. Your first post is comming just in the right time and on a hot subject 😀😀. Wellcome to the forum.
  12. Also, try to connect speaker cables to upper pair of connectors on the back of the speakers. That might change sound to your liking. If you loose some bass just move the speakers closer to the walls.
  13. I would suggest experimenting with positioning of the speakers in the room. Try to place them at equal distances from adjacent walls, as equally as you can get. Then experiment with toeing in or out. Keep the space between the speakers empty if you can. Then try to tame the sound reflections near the front of the speakers, you can try something simple as a shirt on a hanger and see if it helps. Also carpet in front of the speaker could help.
  14. Is that a stirofoam acoustic absorbers or something else? Anyway, a very nice looking room.
  15. Zero if I can get by. Other vise a pill for alerghia only. Simethimes I get a hard headache and then a pill for that. In any other case a glass of wine is ok, or a home brewed schnapss.
  16. Everything what said above. 😁 I have been using as pure coper wire as I could find in my 2-way listening rig. To this point, I have Knukonzeptz thicker wire as I could get. And they run fine. On my other system I run VanDenHull cheepest cabel I could buy locally. It is just fine. If I could advice anything beside that, it would be to experiment with your speakers placement and soundproofing of your listening room. Those things might surprise you more tha speaker wires. Just my 2 cents.
  17. Hy there. I will try to answer your question about K69A driver, although I do not have direct and personal experience with it. It should support 2-way operation as you mentioned, and it should be enough to serve as a starting point doing that. I have recently been in a position to almost buy a second hand K-402 horn with that driver but did not manage to get them. If you find that K69A does not do it for you, then upgrade to a better driver later.
  18. I would pick a pair for my self If I were in the US. Only customs duties and VAT cost more than double the asking price. And then there is shipping. I hope someone sees the opportunity here.
  19. I am glad all of you had a great time and at the same time learned new stuff from the Chief. I was also awaiting comments about Cornwall IV from you guys that had a chance to listen them, especially in comparison to other heritage speakers. Regret that I could never attend the class.
  20. DuckDuckGo app finally crashed on my smartphone. It lasted only a few months. It is annoying that one app crashes after short use. And I was accustomed to it. That is exactly one of the reasons why smartphones are not doing it for me. I want something dependable, at least for a year or two. Crash in a couple of months is just a no-no in my terms. It is a proof of incompetence from the side of developer. Still hate smartphones, and as long as I go further, there is nothing to prove me wrong in that. Just a note to that, my Nikon F2 is still working, after 40 years as of it's first day of use.
  21. It seems that crisp highs are characteristic to the RF line of speakers. Also, in most music these do not sound natural.
  22. That's exactly what I had in mind when writing about my friend's experiences with modern auto transmissions. Glad to see your opinion.
  23. Much more cars today are automatic transmissions. Especially in a more expensive segment. I only had manuals and still drive a manual stick. I am used to them and never drove an automatic. And yes, manuals are in most cases less problematic and easier to maintain. But it is the feeling. There is just some magic in a smooth manual gear changer and more if it is short shifter. Modern auto transmissions are very good, at least that's what I heard from friends that drive these. But still I am sure I will miss manual in the future.
  24. I was late in the Klipschforum when Amy was still here, but I sure miss her posts and photos. Stay well Amy...
  25. parlophone1

    The Boss

    The Boss...Born in the USA ... just playing a lot of good memories rolling.
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