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  1. You would be surprised how well they gel (with Belles in my case) BUT not for every situation or room. Mine are in a small (12 x20) living room with no place to put another speakers, so underneath it goes. I use 200 watts not 25 and the two keep up just fine with the mains. just the little boost from 80hz down to around 25hz. Like you (if I guess right) I just enjoy building things and experimenting. I have built about a dozen of these for several people. Some were knocked out, some were underwhelmed. I have other set ups with another set of Belles and two sets of LSi. I use different subs for each, just for the fun of the game. All sound good to me and were worth the effort put forth which was fun so actually no effort. Enjoy the hobby
  2. Yup. Turned out nice and added that little kick at the bottom end.
  3. Miss Jane Hathaway vs..... Abstinence One vote for abstinence here.
  4. I have the same amp and never heard the fan either. I would put my hand behind the amp just to make sure it was on.
  5. Congrats dtel! You work your butt off on that museum. A little recognition is a good thing.
  6. @DizRotus Yup that was me, sacrilege! Even worse, I sent you a Speakerlab badge as well. Pretty sure that's even worse around these parts.
  7. If you are going the "pretty" route, look up a couple threads from @Matthews He did several pairs of LS that went he resurrected. Those of mine pictured above in @codewritinfool's post were a pair he grabbed that were too far gone for anything other than industrial. Like I said several (3 or 4) detailed threads by Mathews that are a fun read.
  8. MookieStl

    Death Clock

    I have less than ten years left! And it is going to be rude of me to die on one of my son's 45th birthday! If they wanted to at least make it somewhat accurate, they could have asked more questions, even if they ignore it. BMI is not the only (besides the smoking thing) factor in longevity. I am big boned. Both of my parents made it to 92 and I only get 72? Who do I complain to???
  9. If you interpret "tone" into what is written on forums, you are asking to be offended. A while back, I asked Claude a question and his reply seemed harsh to me. While I was busy feeling hurt, he ran calculations for the design I asked about and help me out considerably. I read too much into it. Just my experience.
  10. Great to hear Dave!! Now get back to whatever the heck you want to get back to!
  11. Did you check the BS filter. I may be clogged or full. It has been working overtime lately here.
  12. Why do I feel I just got challenged to a slapping contest by Mike Tyson? Why to which part? If you are referring to swap out the AL, you know better than anyone if that's necessary, enlighten us. I saved the OP time researching. The AL (AB AK) all get beat up pretty good here and elsewhere. I've been tinkering with speakers for over 40 years and the biggest single improvement (to my ears) over those years was when I got rid of my ALs and replaced with AAs. Not just a slight improvement, but a huge improvement. More than when I swapped out my ABs for another x over. Everyone's experience differs. Yours is vast compared to mine. You could help the OP more by answering his question than questioning my answer.
  13. Not really anything to worry about. It just needs to be replaced. Recapping is not recommended. You can pick up a used AA and recap it or get a new AA or A from Crites. Many options. Just wanted you to compare apples to apples. The 00 probably would not need any update.
  14. x over on the 84 would be AL not L That would need to be replaced which would add cost. Figure that in when you compare the two price wise. Like so many things, it may depend on who owned them first, little old lady or head banger! Both very good options if functioning correctly.
  15. $80 for amp $600 in cables and you're there!
  16. It is balanced in and line level out OR line level in and balanced out! Those are the two options. It will not boost balanced to balance or line level to line level. It wasn't an issue for me as I could do it either way but tried line to line first only to find it wasn't an option. The Crown had switchable sensitivity but still didn't match up with the other amps until I boosted the signal.
  17. I use the ART Cleanbox Pro to boost the input level to a Crown amp for my subs. Works exactly as I had hoped. I don't notice any added noise. Solved my issue.
  18. I always love a good build thread! I think the restoration ones are even better. Well done.
  19. Great album by a local group (to me) Saw them live a few times. Second album pretty much fizzled and the record company dropped them. Two and done like many groups from that era. Still enjoy listening to it on a regular basis.
  20. Congrats on moving south out of Maine. Dexter is a beautiful part of the world eight months out of the year. Used to visit there long ago when I was in the shoe manufacturing business a couple lifetimes ago. Great speakers, great price. They should make someone very happy. Enjoy the next chapter.
  21. I was wrong, you it can be beat! Three old dudes!!!
  22. Couple old dudes making Sly Stone jokes. Can''t beat that for entertainment.
  23. You have to turn it up loud enough to shake his lawn chair. Thats as close as you'll get.
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