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    The Land of Klipsch
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    Pioneer SX-1250 Receiver
    Pioneer SX-850 Receiver
    Pioneer SA-9500 Integrated Amplifier
    Sony STR-DG500 A/V Receiver
    Pioneer PL-115D Turntable
    Nakamichi BX-1 Cassette Deck
    Schiit Audio Modi 2 DAC
    Klipsch LaScala (1989, FB TG)
    Klipsch Heresy (1978, HWO)
    Klipsch KG-4
    Klipsch Icon(?) bookshelf speakers
    Klipsh KSW-12 subwoofer
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  1. Opus

    Jazz CDs for sale

    The Excel file opened fine for me. PM Sent.
  2. Opus

    Cassettes?

    I seem to recall it is more of an issue if you use 'metal' tape. But, I don't have a demagnetizer and my tape heads have not been demagnetized in years. I use 'metal' tape almost exclusively. While my tape deck is setup and ready to use in my main 2-channel system, I don't run tape very often these days. Mostly I just use it when a guest comments on it. I like to show them how good cassette can sound Most people are very surprised how it sounds, because they have never heard a good tape setup. They just remember their JC Penney 'hi-fi" system with the built in tape deck, playing back those pre-recorded white shell cassettes.
  3. Opus

    Cassettes?

    I don't know about that. Back in the day, the audio shop I frequented would host factory reps and engineers in the store periodically. The Nakamichi engineers would look over your tape deck, measure and adjust things, and clean and demagnetize the heads. They did it to mine several times. I'm not sure what the heads are made of, maybe there is some ferrous metal in there. ?
  4. Opus

    Cassettes?

    Just don't do it. I never play 'standard' store bought tapes. The only store bought tapes I play are very high quality ones like the Nakamichi Reference Series.
  5. Opus

    Cassettes?

    I still have my Nakamichi. Properly recorded, on quality tape, cassettes sound very good. I used to use Nakamichi branded tape to record vinyl to. Nakamichi bought their tape from TDK. They would get the middle of a 'pancake' of tape and put it in their Nak branded shells (the middle of the 'pancake' is supposed to be the most uniform). I always used the 'metal' tape. I have a couple of reference recordings that Nakamichi did to showcase the sound of cassette. They are fantastic sounding! Another aspect of making tape sound good is keeping the heads clean and demagnetized. It's not hard to do, and makes a big difference.
  6. Opus

    ARE YOU ATTENDING 2019 PILGRIMAGE?

    I was looking forward to another one of Carl's slushies, but it doesn't look like I'll make it this year. Maybe next year...
  7. Opus

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Getting ready for Thanksgiving.... Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant
  8. Opus

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    NIce play @Full Range ! I have an original pressing of that in my collection in VG+/M- condition. One of my prized LPs. My current play: Chris Stapleton Traveler
  9. Opus

    Heresies in NW Arkansas

    https://fayar.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-heresey-speakers/6737517670.html
  10. Opus

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Journey Captured
  11. Opus

    how to listen?

    While I enjoying having others audition my systems, it is not disappointing to me if they are not impressed. The only person I want my audio systems to impress is me. If you listen to my systems and just shrug your shoulders, or even harshly criticize it, I don't care. Conversely, if you listen to my systems and express pure joy and amazement, it doesn't really bring me any greater satisfaction. That doesn't mean that I don't value your thoughts and comments. I may very well learn from your experiences, reactions and comments, but they don't change the level of enjoyment for me. I'm not trying to sell anything. Not the gear, not the technology, not the experience... nothing. I have had similar experiences. However, they don't lead me to the conclusion that those people are not capable of discrimination (although that may be the case sometimes). I just accept that what they like to hear is different than what I like to hear, or their hearing is different than mine. I'm glad they have an audio system that they are proud of, and that brings them joy; whatever the source of that joy may be.
  12. Opus

    No Whining Wine

    Oops... no coaster. Sorry @jimjimbo… I couldn't help myself.
  13. Opus

    No Whining Wine

    Container type is irrelevant. How about homemade muscadine wine in a jelly jar?
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