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  1. I'll give it a try this evening as time allows. There is no l-pad on this build.
  2. So there is no change to capacitor values when changing transformer taps?
  3. The standard Bob Crites specials, sonicaps. Nothing boutique at all compared to the ALKs using claritycap and mundorf supremes.
  4. Good day! I recently purchased an ALK Universal XO built by DeanG off of the garage sale. I've always been interested in trying some out and when they came up for sale I figured, why not. They were installed in my '77 LSI's in the early AM this morning. After 6 hours of listening so far we all agree (myself, wife and kids) that we much prefer the original recapped AA's. What we're hearing is instruments are being pushed WAY back, especially guitar riffs when singing is involved. I'm not sure that I would call it anemic but definitely not what I expected. I've rechecked all connections and everything is right and tight and positive and negatives leads are correct. Favorite music that's been played today includes AC/DC, Joe Bonamassa, Dusty Springfield, Etta James, Jeff Healey, Samantha Fish, King Crimson, you get the idea. I'm using the same setup that has changed very little since I inherited the LSI's back in 2016 and includes a dual mono SET amp from forum member Maynard, tubefanatic, being fed by a SONOS ZP90 running through a Schiit multibit DAC so differences in are readily apparent. The tap being as used is tap #6. I'm wondering if anyone with any experience with these XO's has any helpful advice or if this is an expected difference between the AA and ALK Universal? Thanks for any and all replies! Brent
  5. I wonder how this would compare to the Placette passive volume control? Hmm GLWS
  6. mojomc


    If I weren't under a voluntary travel ban for work, I'd be all over them. No telling how long we'll be asked to not travel out of state. The alternative is sequestration which nobody wants!
  7. Aren't the "bias indicators" located in front of the tubes used to take measurements without removing the bottom cover?
  8. Basically it's an integrated amp. Plug a source up directly. No need for a pre.
  9. If I didn't have a funeral this weekend I'd be tempted to make the drive from central AR.
  10. I'm no CL hawk so I missed the price drop(s). He replied firm price when I reached out earlier via email. Couldn't call as I'm on shift and it's been one heckuva busy day.
  11. A bit more than I'm willing to pay but maybe someone else would be interested. https://fayar.craigslist.org/ele/d/fayetteville-klipsch-cf4-epic-series/6970776922.html
  12. I really enjoy the Double Oaked. My mainstay is just a simple bottle of Buffalo Trace.
  13. I can't make it work from Arkansas and until we move I have no room. I'd have to find a willing relative to store them. I've had many daydreams about it though.
  14. I was close but took too long to make up my mind. D'oh.
  15. Someone in the Arkansas area needs to get these and let me grab his KP-600's + KP-682's so we can work out transportation. 👍 A guy has gotta dream.
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    RIP Rutger Hauer

    My favorite so-called B actor! Let's not forget...
  17. Preamp arrived yesterday and I had a chance to get it hooked up today. So far I like what I'm hearing I've only used the aux in. I haven't had a chance to try the turntable on it yet but I'm expecting good things. It was very well packaged and a smooth transaction overall. Thankee @Emile
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    Margarita Recipe

    I'm right there with you. We just arrived home from the 13 hour journey from Cañon City, CO. No additives in the tequila I'm about to consume. Regarding my earlier post about triple sec, I don't like it but my brain was dying and for the life of me I couldn't think of Grand Marnier. Triple sec works for the college crowd though. Cheap and effective.
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    Margarita Recipe

    Tequila freshly squeezed lime juice Cointreau or triple sec Mix in proportions to taste. Enjoy! Edit: Poured over ice. We prefer big clear ice cubes.
  20. Why get rid of the luxman? They are special and sound great, imo. I'm running a r117 on RF7i's and love it! I also have a 115 which gets occasionally rotated into use with a pair of KLF-30s. Again a very pleasant sound that can really wake them up!
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