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About 314carpenter

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  • Birthday 11/01/1973

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    Fall River, Wisconsin
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    All things that plug-in
  • My System
    Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Monolith 7X; Klipsch RSW-10 sub; modified Klipsch Chorus II Fronts; modified Klipsch Forte II center; modified Klipsch Chorus II surrounds; modified Klipsch Academy rear heights; JBL L20T3 front heights; Mogami 10ga speaker cables, BJC LC-1 interconnects; custom gaming pc

    Secondary system LG 47" LCD; Onkyo tx-nr818; JBL 240Ti Fronts; JBL L40T3 Center; JBL L100T3 Surrounds; Mogami cables; custom htpc/server.

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  1. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    The Mother Ship has landed! Epson 5040ub 92" elite screen 30 something foot beast of and hdmi cable ceiling mount The previous owner was great to work with on the sale. His home is sold, and unfortunately his new home has skylights everywhere. 400 some odd hours, 92" screen, ceiling bracket, and a 30 something foot HDMI beast of a cable. Happy Birthday America
  2. 314carpenter

    emotiva or monoprice

    I checked the listing, and it is gone, even went through my history and checked the link, and yep is gone. No need to fret any longer over emo deals in wisconsin.
  3. 314carpenter

    emotiva or monoprice

    I just saw a local craigslist listing where he is selling 6 XPA-1 amps in the boxes for $200 each. Too bad I already have my new Monoprice Monolith 7X firmly in place now. Yeah, I paid the $112 shipping. Guess I will never know Emo. I don't care what anyone else says about it, the differences between my Outlaw 5000 and the Monolith 7x are clearly audible to me. My neighbors told me they have noticed too. I did not see that on the spec sheet.😠=👮‍♂️=😇
  4. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    An older photo of my set-up before the changes.
  5. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    Morrow Audio Interconnects
  6. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    I finally finished fabricating my new custom built DIY audio/video racks to hold my new gear, and here everything is in place. I custom color matched the shelves to match the oiled walnut Chorus II's. It was a pain waiting each day for another layer to dry, but the 4 stage color was really worth it. It looks 30 years old already. I knew it would be a little glossy, but I would have to wait a month before I could buff it out, so it will stay this way. Now the Monolith 7x amplifier has a proper home, the center channel is standing upright as it should have been all along, the new Morrow Audio MA-2/MA-1.1/MA-1 interconnects are in place and are currently in demo. Next will be covering all 5 speakers and both audio racks with black granite slabs for protection, added mass, and just plain cool factor. Of course I will need to tidy up the cable management a bit, but I ran through all of the spare parts bins I own, and lack the proper length of several of the cables as you can see, so I will be replacing them as I acquire them later.
  7. 314carpenter

    Upgraded Klipsch Quartets *Rare*

    The earlier ones had these labels. The labels here look exactly like the ones I had on my Quartets. I hated those stapled on paper jobs. One of mine eventually came off just like in the photos here. I had oiled oak.
  8. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    Nah. I have 1 operational drive-in theater within 1 hours drive of me, and 3 within 2 hours drive. I have no desire to spend any of my time or money at any of them though. Needing to upgrade the projectors to digital is what killed them. Hobbiest keep a few running using crowd funding, and always at zero profit.
  9. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    Ever since I was intoduced to Sierra Trading Post I have become a shoe *****. Getting $400 footwear for $150 and less just gets my juices flowing. I have some from U.S.A, Germany, Italy, Romania, Australia, a few others. Indo/china or 3rd world are un-welcome here.
  10. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    These are built hands on, with machines one at a time, in an old world factory in Italy. All Italian Leather, Gore Tex, Vibram. Check out that Norwegian welt stitch. Only a few companies left still doing that. I will probably end up resoling these for the next 10-20 years with proper leather care. One of the best boot makers on the planet. Mostly known in the U.S. for hunting. These will be my everyday, off work, 6 month footwear, october - march. I got 2 mail order, and will only keep the one that fits best. How cool, they even came in a nice canvas bag.
  11. I am close enough (1 hour) to come by for an audition. What klipsch speakers do you have there. My chorus II's are a bit heavy to bring over for a demo. I could bring some vintage jbl's though.
  12. 314carpenter

    woodworkers in the crowd, finish ?

    Definitely not going to be dark like walnut going without some stain or dye. Test samples will be required to do the color match. Luckily birch will have a fairly even tone between the earlywood and latewood, like walnut and maple, unlike oak and pine.
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    What I Got Today!

    Ouch. Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he is ok. It would be helpful if there was a video camera of the accident, or witness. That red light is key, but hard to prove it was red. The person going straight has the right of way. When this exact same thing happened to me, being shook up mentally is what I remeber most. Difference was both vehicles were in the opposing protected left lanes, making opposing left turns, and the other driver decided to drive straight instead, into my passenger door. I wound up on the passenger floor, no seatbelt or airbags for me back then, wondering wtf just happened. He was taking immediately to jail for outstanding warrants and not having a drivers license or insurance. He ended having the right of way, going straight out of a turn only lane with his turn signal on. Burden of proof decided the fate.
  14. 314carpenter

    Mint Chorus II's in DC area

    Cool. Thanks for that. I should be more specific then. Chorus II in oiled walnut within 900 miles of wisconsin, in great shape, needing no repairs, for $674 or less.