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    Howell, Michigan
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    Emo XPA-1s XDA-2 ERC-3 Klipsch KLF 30
    Emo XPA-2 XDA-2 ERC-3 Klipsch KLF-30
    Emo XPA-2 XDA-2 ERC-2 Klipsch KLF-30
    Emo XPA-2 XDA-2 ERC-2 Klipsch Heresy SC BassX-10 x2
    Sher PT-7020 Emo XPA-5 XPA-2 Pan 50 Klipsch KLF-C7 KP-250 KPT-200 SC BassX-12
    Sher PT-7020 Emo XPA-5 Toshiba 43 Klipsch RC-62 RB-35 RB-61 ii Sub-12
    Sher SR-120 Pan 60 Klipsch KLF-20 KLF-C7 RB-81RS-52ii R-12SW x2
    Sher SR-120 Panasonic 32 Klipsch KSP-C6 KSB 3.1 x6 SC BassX-12
    Sher SR-120 Pan 50 Klipsch RC-62 RC-3ii x2 RS-3 EQ Sub

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  1. teaman

    Lung cancer

    Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about the associated issues.
  2. teaman

    Emotiva Ego DAC Closeout

    Big Ego is already sold out
  3. teaman

    Forte II black $500CDN Windsor Ontario

    My hometown, forty minutes from me. Coming back across the border might not be fun though. I linked them to my buddy, although he just sold his mint Forte II last year so I doubt he wants another pair. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. teaman

    Heresy III Raw $800

    Yeah, Cory isn't going to touch $800 a pair.
  5. teaman

    My experience with Klipsch KLF20

    I found your findings on your KLF-20's quite interesting and a little familiar to my own experience. I have both the KLF-30's and KLF-20's and I also run Emotiva amps through them. If you are listening mainly to Pink Floyd, The Police and Dire Straits and you find the KLF lacking bass or dynamics, I would look to your Kenwood Preamp as the weak spot in your system. I had to look outside the box before I believed it for myself. I used a vintage Technics preamp initially with my Emotiva XPA-2 I have to admit, I was not overly impressed with the results. Even on Heresys the sound was kind of dull, which surprised me because the Heresys are known for their detail and punch. After about six months I decided to move to an Emotiva XDA-2, and right away I heard improvement in the overall sound ...however the dynamics were still sort of lacking. I found the bass to sound a bit dull, lifeless and even a bit muddy. Whether I was listening through my Infinity SM152, my KLF-30 or my Heresy the sound was good, but not great. It sounded like something was lacking. I had been extremely happy with my Sherbourn SR-120 AVR that I first bought new in 2013 from Emotiva when Sherbourn and Emotiva merged. The Twin Cirrus DAC chip in this AVR sounds fantastic, I would even go as far as saying it rivals my buddy's audiophile $3k Bryston Preamp. I now own four of these SR-120, I enjoyed the sound that much. After a little research I found that Sherbourn also made Pre/Pros with a similar if not identical chassis and set up of the SR-120, minus the amp section....the PT-7020C4 is one of them. So I sought out the Sherbourn PT-7020C4 Preamp/Processor to find out if this preamp could give me that same distinct sound and detail as I got out of the SR-120 to pair with my Emotiva amps. At first I paired it with my XPA-2 and XPA-5 for home theater, and once again I was extremely happy with the dynamic response, detail and clarity the pre/pro was putting out. I wondered since I enjoyed this sound so much, how would it work in a two channel set up? So I decided to try my Sherbourn PT-7020C4 with my Emotiva ERC-3 CD player hooked up with my Emotiva XPA-2. I went from the ERC-3 into the balanced analog inputs on the PT-7020C4 and out to my Emotiva XPA-2. Once it was set up I ran it with no subs, no EQ, no ARC and could finally say everything came together for me. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome. The Twin Cirrus chips they used in these Sherbourn is nothing short of amazing. It breathed new life into my speakers in two channel and pushed the KLF into phenom territory. No mods, no bracing, no re-glue. ( I was lucky enough to come across three mint pair of KLF-30 and I have not dared touch anything.) I now run all four of my two channel set ups with this PT-7020C4, plus I have two more pulling home theater duty. Along with the four SR-120 AVR's I couldn't be happier. Before you give up on your KLF-20's you owe it to yourself to try a different preamp. I found the bass tightened up, the mids and tweeters are still strong but more natural sounding (before I found the vocals, especially female vocals sounded a bit nasal. It was pretty noticeable through the Technics preamp and less so with the Emotiva XDA-2. That all ended when I hooked up the Sherbourn. Not saying you have to seek out this exact pre/pro as I have for yourself but I think you should try to listen to something, maybe even several preamps and processors to get a better grip of what the potential of the KLF actually is. By the way, I have another buddy that tried this pairing on the Klipsch Owners Facebook group and his findings were very similar to my own. He has even heard similar improvement hooked up to his Paradigm towers...he now owns three different Sherbourn pre/pros that share this chip set. The PT-7020A, a PT-7020C4 and a PT-7030. Tim
  6. teaman

    Heresy III Raw $800

    Wow, those are really odd. Price is right to finish in black I guess.
  7. teaman

    Would these work well as surrounds with RF-7?

    Personally I would go with the RB-81 ii's. I own a pair and they have a lot of punch to them. I agree with your assessment of bipole/dipole best suited for sides too. I think you will be satisfied, especially for $300! Tim
  8. teaman

    What I Got Today!

    Are those the mahogany ones local to you from Chip in NC? Outside of a few scuffs they seemed to be in nice shape and a great deal!
  9. teaman

    Wow! Isn't this just great? I'm a winner!

    I'm on the line with Mrs Kuan now.....you really did win.....congrats Jim!
  10. teaman

    Cornscalas $650

  11. teaman

    Cornscalas $650

    I never remember the USHIP option....
  12. teaman

    Cornscalas $650

    Let me know when you are coming through Michigan and you can deliver them to me....if you don't like them😉
  13. teaman

    Cornscalas $650

    With sound so good it will make your hair stand up!
  14. teaman

    2 Klipsch KV-3's and a KMC center for sale

    The second KV-3 shown here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. teaman

    2 Klipsch KV-3's and a KMC center for sale

    The first KV-3 shown above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk