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    Family Room: Klipsch Heresy III stock, Yamaha YST-SW90 sub, McIntosh MA6500 integrated amp, PS Audio DirectStream Jr DAC Roon-endpoint, Roon Streaming

    Basement: Klipsch La Scala II w/B&C DE120 MAHL horn tweeters, Rhythmic F12-G Sub, Klipsch RC-62ii center, Klipsch R-14s surrounds, McIntosh MC-58 8-channel amp, McIntosh C48 2-channel pre-amp & DAC, 2010 MacBook Air Roon-endpoint feeding C48 DAC via USB, Yamaha HTR-6260 AVR pre-amp, VPI Scout w/Nagaoka MP-100 MM Cartridge, Samsung Q90t 75", Apple4k TV, Roon Streaming

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  1. When you see a "Sale on socks" thread, you know you are on a forum full of old farts.
  2. pbphoto

    Umik1 - FOUND

    If you plan on using REW software, then get a Umik-1 or 2. It comes with a microphone calibration file that REW reads to understand the characteristics of your particular Umik.
  3. Very few things in life consume as much time as making the perfect mix tape.
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    The Tidal app is probably doing the first MQA decoding and sending 88 or 96 PCM to your DAC.
  5. I love a fat bass and I can not lie. 🤣🤣
  6. You just described 2/3rds of the people on this forum 🤣🤣🤣 He must have been listening to them seriously loud or accidentally popped them somehow. The K77 isn't the most robust tweeter but the LS2 has steeper-slope crossovers to protect it to the point where Klipsch felt safe lowering the crossover frequency back down to 4.5Khz from 6khz.
  7. I don't know if you can get OEM diaphragms - only those sold from places like Simply Speakers. Or, you might be able to call Klipsch, give them your LS2 serial numbers, and purchase replacement K77-D tweets. What did the previous owner do with these?
  8. I do too. I really like the stock K77-D tweets. I tried (many times) Crites' CT120s but something always seemed off to me. Then last year, when Dave came out with his MAHL's to fit the LS2's, I took the DE120s off the Crites' horns and put them on the MAHL's. I like these a lot too - a different sound than the K77-Ds but it mostly a matter of personal taste. The DE120s on the MAHL's are 1-2db quieter in the 6.5Khz-8Khz range, but then about 2-3db louder above 8Khz. I swap back-n-forth every few months when the mood strikes.
  9. Congrats! Rest your back and take an ibuprofen. When I got my LS2's, I had a small issue with one of my K77-D tweets too. It's simple to take the back off and swap them. Since then, I've swapped various tweets in and out dozens of times. Also, when I first listened to them, I was underwhelmed. It takes a while to get the positioning correct for your room, and then get them dialed in with your subs. Patience will pay off.
  10. A few years ago when I was coaching youth baseball, I saw a Curt Schilling interview where he was asked 'what advice would you give young pitchers?' His response was along the lines of "Forget the off-speed breaking stuff - first learn how to throw and place a good fastball." This advice, along with limiting pitch counts and mandating rest days, will save a lot of young arms. Unfortunately, I saw coaches blatantly cheating and riding their one young stud pitcher for short term glory. And I was just coaching in the town "house" league - the pressures in the travel teams was times 10.
  11. PSaudio Sprout100 might be an option at $700 depending on how many inputs you need. I don't own it or know much about it but I do own other PSaudio products and they make great stuff and support it.
  12. How is the Crosley TT connected to the Klipsch?
  13. They probably run quite a bit hotter than a 40 year old K77. They are about +3db than a "modern" K77-D above 8Khz on a La Scala II crossover. I believe the A/4500 has different taps that you can dial-in attenuation on the tweeter - somebody else who owns them may chime in - there's a few old threads on it. Otherwise, if you have a preamp with tone controls or an equalizer, dial it back above 8Khz.
  14. Wow - this is a first time this has ever happened on the Klipsch forum! You admitted and recognized the limits of your knowledge rather than just making up a bunch of BS. I hope this trend catches on around here 🤣 PS - thanks for all your hard work on the MAHL horns.
  15. Your brother should shop around. A lot has changed in 10 years - just about all name-brand generators can reliable power any modern electronic gear found in a modern house, probably at a more consistent voltage with less THD than the utility electric service. My La Scala's sound fantastic on generator power, especially when my neighbor's homes are dark and quiet 🙂
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