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MercedesBerater last won the day on December 30 2015

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    L&R- Klipsch RF7ii (cherry)
    C- Klipsch RC64ii (cherry)
    Sub- Klipsch R-115SW (X2)
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  1. i had a support ticket with them pending for almost 4 months. I got a response from a real person yesterday! - i responded to the automated ''we received your request'' email i got 4 months ago with -- is anyone there??-- and Voila! i got a response the next day.
  2. wife has had both shots. felt fine after first one. ~8 hours after second one she had some slight chills and muscle soreness. gone after a day. looking forward to mine -- but apparently a work at home accountant is more 'essential' worker than a car dealership employee face to face with customers and inside their nasty cars. 🤣
  3. I have Four RF-7ii Of which, ONE has visible lines in the veneer. Can’t feel them. Doesn’t bother me. not B stock. If anyone notices option 1) Get out! option 2) they are hand made. Get out! 😎
  4. @wvu80 i used 12 bags of the extra-fluff sheet of poly batting. it looks like what you'd use to make a quilt. is this ok? I glued and stapled to the interior walls. should i remove? or add the open cell foam also? this is what i used - they had it in smaller sections for $4.97 each. fit each section between bracing absolutely perfect. used a whole roll folded over itself to size for EACH brace cavity. 6 bags down each side. every wall is covered except the front woofer inner wall.
  5. I really think there are a lot of common threads in this community. photography. (I personally shoot Nikon with a 600mm lens for birds and wildlife) "over-kill is just enough" mentality (see above) cooking. (love to collect kitchen equipment. love my Wustof blackwood handles, and All-Clad copper core.) cars. (I work for Mercedes..... Das Beste oder Nichts.) and audio/video. (obviously)
  6. @babadono i have a condition where i overbuild everything. my fence - 6x6 posts 5 foot deep, with a 2x6 picture framed panel and 5/4x6's as the main field. it's ridiculous, but looks incredible. all black too. looks swanky. my chicken coop - it's a palace... garage has wainscoting, 16 150W LED can lights... looks like a showroom ! (which is what i wanted) - i just figure, if i'm going to do it.... lets do it! i think it may have been caused by the Tim the Tool Man Taylor. like his V8 blender...
  7. @Marvel 5 sheets of MDF minus the falloff and cutouts. i figured at 375lb plus another 40-50 for speakers, glue, cable, polyfill 🤣 and whatnot. 450 seems about right. i have it on two 2x4's so i can have a place to get my hands around it to lift and rotate as i work on each side. and BOY is it heavy!! i tried to lift it up to put another block under it for a little more clearance for the Bondo spreader thing -- that took some doing just to get a few inches off the ground. it'll definitely be a two-person lift to get it into truck to deliver to body shop for painting.... and again to unload and get it back into place in theater. luckily it already has it's home picked out and will never be moved again.... then, i'll build a second. #symmetry.
  8. @CECAA850 i tried to estimate the build weight by calculating square inches of each piece on my cut list, and then converting that to weight based on 97lbs per sheet of MDF. i came up to ~450 with woofers and amplifier installed. but if it works as designed - boy howdy!!
  9. @CECAA850 true, biodiesel is just much worse in about every way except lubricity. if i had an old Mercedes or Volvo diesel - i'd convert it to run on pure bio - those things are incredible. i'm actually saving my couch-cushion money to get an old M35A2 with the multi-fuel engine -- kerosense, diesel, bio-deisel, gasoline cut with used motor oil, etc -- heck yeah! 8" lift, on 53's, bobbed axle. mmm mmm mmm.
  10. bio fuels are bad for diesels - yes they're made from hydrogenated oils, restaurant oils, etc and blended into diesel - they clog filters, lower BTU, and if left in a tank for extended periods (3-4 weeks) they can start to grow algae! ethanol is equally garbage for gasoline engines. it can be lethal to small engines like lawn mowers and handheld tools. Stihl products will fail in a season if using pump fuel - but will run for decades on ethanol free fuel. higher content than 10% of ethanol can cause internal plastics to fail, gaskets to swell and fail etc. get as pure as you can, as often as you can.
  11. if you are shopping for Diesel - Meijer grocery stores actually have amazing diesel fuel. We did 5 gallon samples a while back because we were having issues with diesels and bio-fuel failures... vehicles are typically OK up to 5%.... and lots of places use 11% and higher to get the subsidies/tax credits. Some of the Gasoline TopTier stations had the WORST diesel fuel. BP and Shell were rocking at 20% plus bio.... but every Meijer gas station we went to consistently tested at 0%. - incredible.
  12. @BigStewMan top tier fuels are higher quality, meaning they are actually what the RON metric states they are (octane). They also include specific detergents - not using top tier fuels can lead to lower MPG as well as knocking / detonation. It can also lead to higher amounts of carbon deposits building up. we do fuel samples when we have driveability concerns for warranty. especially if it's an engine damage claim - we have to get a fuel sample and send it to lab... it does matter. if i was driving an '89 honda - i wouldn't care.... but anything new - stick with TopTier fuel brands.
  13. Test fitting the holes before adding second layer of MDF.... tested again... then added the 3rd layer for a recessed fit with 45* chamfer — I didn’t do a full chamfer on it, I started it right where the basket ends- I thought that would look more seamless. working on bondo on the seams... and making nice and smooth. then I’ll round over all the corners & add a 45* chamfer to the perimeter of the front then cut out the vent and round over the top and bottom edges. ( I think I’m going to leave the side walls squared off) started shopping for paint codes.... leaning towards Bentley Beluga Black with a buffed and polished finish for a high gloss. Then probably ceramic coat it to prevent scratches and swirls in the paint.
  14. here's another way to look at it -- does a brand new, first time played speaker sound the same as a 30 year old speaker? no, they do not. the surround is weaker, it may be 'sloppy' for lack of technical terms. this is break-in to the extreme.
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