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About svberger

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    Bay Area CA
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    Music(lotsa jazz, avant garde, drone, folk, psych, pre WWII blues, etc)
  • My System
    AR TX w/ Shure M91ED/Dual 1019 w/ Shure V15 II/Fisher 500C/Sony XA5400ES sacd-cd /Nak ZX-7 cassette/Squeezebox Touch/ Klipsch Cornwall II speakers

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  1. lets see YOUR two channel setups

    A fairly recent shot. Driving a pair of Cornie II's and AR 2ax's. Yes, they work well together. Using the Fisher 500C on the 4th row(have since moved it up on the rack) to drive them both, which it does well. Garrard Lab 80 and AR TX(early version of the XA) on the rack as well, with a Yamaha T-2 tuner and a Fisher X100-B integrated which I also use sometime with either pair of speakers. A slightly older wider shot with a view of the other turntable, a Dual 1019 and some of the collection.
  2. And a nice Marantz receiver for cheap also. I have a pair of Cornwall II's already and I'm tempted. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/klipsch-cornwall-speakers-2/6425827183.html
  3. Who's Gonna Be Next?

    Uh, nobody nailed Mario Batali except Mario Batali. Next time maybe he'll keep his fat hands to himself and his fat mouth shut.
  4. Drool. Absolutely gorgeous, and would sound great with Klipsch's. Unfortunately out of my price range, but good luck with the sale. Would sure make a nice Xmas present.
  5. Wall Of Sound

    ZX-7 She doesn't care. Yes, I'm lucky. It'll be 21 years in May. They're not(at least I don't think they are). The Cornies are on an extra set of speakers(Wharfedale W60's) that I had lying around. Big heavy wood boxes, and after reading about the benefits of getting the Cornwall mid horn up to ear level, I did. But I like my 2ax's a lot also, and they are completely unfussy when it comes to placement, so put them on top of the Cornwalls. The 500C easily can drive 2 sets of 8 ohm speakers, so last night wired it all up and here we are. For cosmetic protection, or sonic benefit?
  6. Wall Of Sound

    Had some time on my hands today, so put my Cornwall's on some boxes(well, old speakers), and then put a pair of AR 2ax's on top of them. Driving them all with a Fisher 500C. Blaring a little bit of St. Stephen, the set up sounds surprisingly coherent. And quite good.
  7. Decided to do my own little experimenting today Had some spare Wharfedale W60's lying around. Haven't been able to sell them, didn't want to just give them away. Reading this thread and some others and thought "what do I have that I could use to go under the Cornies?" Voila! Jury is still out, but it's not bad.
  8. I agree. Ask for a discount and be done with it, assuming you like/love the way they sound. That's really not that bad, although at that price you should expect perfection. Just curious why you didn't ask to examine the speakers before you brought them home? Hope this works itself out for you. Sorry that you have to deal with this headache.
  9. Tube Amp for newbie

    A lot of nice stuff in these ads. Not cheap, but if the restoration is good not bad either. Worth a look. https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/ele/d/stereo-equipment-vintage/6353484703.html https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/d/dynaco-stereo-70-and-dyna-pas/6351418652.html I see a Harman Kardon Citation II for sale in your area on CL also, but it's $2500. It is easily one of the greatest amps ever, rivaling anything by Mac or Marantz. And then there's this, which looks very interesting. Again, worth a look https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/d/audiophile-stereo-tube-amp/6339257368.html
  10. Tube Amp for newbie

    Mazel Tov! But a little maintenance goes a long way.
  11. Tube Amp for newbie

    I can almost guarantee you that without restoration(ie replacing old caps, etc) that amp is not giving you anywhere near the performance it did when new. It's nearly 60 years old, so it can't. At 60, I sure has hell know that I'm not what I was at 20. Who is? Anyway, if there's a good tech around where you are(might have to do some investigative work...ask around, here, on Audiokarma, etc.) who knows their way around vintage tube gear I would get thee to them and get that swell piece updated. You might not be looking any further then what you already own. The first amp is a Fisher X-101B integrated, and the other one is a Fisher 500C receiver.
  12. Tube Amp for newbie

    All kinds of good stuff in your budget. That Pilot is a good piece. Was it restored? If not that was the probably most of the problem. I'm partial to vintage Fisher stuff myself with my Cornwalls. Presently using both a 500C receiver, about 35 watts, and and X101B integrated, about 24 watts. Both sound great, but both have been properly restored by somebody who knows their way around these things. Because I don't. Once they are restored, they are pretty much good to go other then the occasional minor maintenance(tube goes bad, inputs need cleaning/a shot of DeOxit). Great pieces made to last these are. The message here is that in your budget there's plenty of great stuff in your budget ball park. Look around, but if you do go vintage either know how to get in there and do the work or make sure it's electrically good to go. Quality vintage gear with classic Klipsch is a great match.
  13. Bypass Receiver?

    Yes you have to have a main in.
  14. Show off your 2ch system

    Cornwall II's, Fisher 500C, AR TX and Dual 1019 TT's, Sony XA5400ES cd/SACD, Squeezebox Touch for streaming, and Nak ZX-7 cassette. Makes some good noise.
  15. Got a Fisher 500C for my Cornwall II's

    Thanks guys for your comments. Love sharing this kind of stuff with folks who appreciate it as much as I do. The guy who I got the 500C from also has a stash of cabinets for his different pieces. I know cabs are sold on Ebay quite a bit. There's also these guys for folks who want a beautiful custom cab. Not necessarily cheap, but I had them make me a cabinet for a previous Fisher piece and they do outstanding work. http://mcintoshcabinets.com/
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