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  1. If someone is tuned in to a specific characteristic of a loudspeaker: imaging, soundstage width/depth, a specific timbre or coloration that they tend to like, whatever, they'll gravitate to a speaker that gives them what they want. I think we horn-heads gravitate to the dynamics of speakers like Klipsch. Folks who don't crave dynamics will look to other speaker types or brands, and would probably describe the sonic delivery of a horn speaker as being too "in-your-face". This doesn't mean other speakers are bad, or that Klipsch speakers are lacking. Rather, we all just like what we like.
  2. All my gear sounds better after a half hour or so after I finish the second mug of beer.
  3. Damn, you do great work. I'm an F5 owner and I'm tempted, but just don't have the $$$ right now. Good luck with the sale!!
  4. True. Still, purpose built Linux distros have some useful features and benefits.
  5. Even that's debatable. Currently, I'm running a Linux with Music Player Daemon (mpd). The Linux kernel is tweaked for optimized audio (I didn't do the tweaking - there are purpose-build flavors of Linux out there that pre-package tweaked kernels). The laptop mpd is running on is a old Core 2 Duo with 8 gig of ram that was otherwise sitting unused on a shelf in the basement collecting dust. I do beleive in good cables but not the crazy expensive stuff. I think I paid about $80 for a 2 meter USB cable. Anyway, my cheapo laptop running MPD replaced a Bluesound Node 2i because, at least to these ears, the laptop setup was a sonic step up. I think my total investment in the whole shebang was the cost of the USB cable. The laptop came out of retirement, but I guess a laptop like that could be found on Craigslist for about $50 or so. As with all things audio, your mileage may vary....
  6. Yes, me thinks some are being a bit harsh on Powerline Ethernet adapters. I’ve never had any noise at all when using them, and typically have a strong internet signal. I’d try looking elsewhere for the issue. As stated above, the source of the noise could be elsewhere.
  7. Love my DAC 2. I use it as a preamp / DAC, and the sound is terrific. Highly recommended.
  8. F5 owner here. It’s most revealing yet easy to listen to amps I’ve ever owned. Can’t compare to any do the other FW designs though.
  9. If we're staying on topic, I'll have to stick with Ginger.
  10. Have to second this one. Saw Ann Margret along with Mickey Rooney in the early '80's in the stage production of Sugar Babies. Didn't get to sit as close as you, but even from the distance I was sitting she looked magnificent.
  11. I believe this may be the 2nd time these have been listed. If memory serves, they were for sale last year around this same time. https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ele/d/canton-klipsch-rf-83-tower-speakers/7387701389.html If these belong to any member of the forum, good luck with the sale.
  12. It’s more like months. I think I saw them for the first time in the spring of 2021. The price has been all over the pace over that time too.
  13. https://lansing.craigslist.org/ele/d/laingsburg-klipsch-rf/7379339824.html
  14. I'd like to say they don't make them like this anymore, but they probably do. However, nothing in the dumpster diver speaker category is quite as iconic as the Panasonic Thruster speaker. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/ele/d/walled-lake-panasonic-thrusters-sb-300/7378164748.html Maximum input power is 20 WPC, which makes these a great match for low power tube amps. Will now remove tongue from cheek. 😉
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