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  1. 314carpenter

    emotiva or monoprice

    Yes, I was referring to the XLR models. I really thought all the Monolith models that were not B-stock were going to be XLR from now on. Just the 3/5/7 models mind you. Thanks for the tip. I did not see those listed previously, but I may have missed that B-stock item during my frequent checks. Now I have to decide if I continue to wait, or just get the non xlr model at a discount. I called Monoprice, and they have 20+ Monolith 7 B-stock in inventory. My Denon denon x6200w does not have XLR, but I wanted to future proof, just in case I eventually end up with a XLR pre/pro at some future time. I sure could use 200Watts now. I am trying to push 5 Chorus II's with a 100x5 now. I am trying to offload as many channels off the AVR as possible to run it as if it were a pre/pro. I have 9 channels are running currently. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Outlaw 5000; OPPO UDP-203; 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, Mogami interconnects; custom gaming pc Secondary system LG 47" LCD; Onkyo tx-nr818; OPPO UDP-83; JBL 240Ti Fronts; JBL L40T3 Center; JBL L100T3 Surrounds; JBL L200T3 in rotation; Mogami cables; custom htpc/server.
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    Speaker Wire 12/2 & 14/2

    My recommendation http://www.marshall-usa.com/cables/sound_runner/oxigen_free/low_loss/ofc.html which is actually rebranded Mogami cable, a company well known in cabling professional musicians instruments and microphones. It can be purchased here https://www.redco.com/Marshall-Soundrunner-Speaker-Cable/
  3. 314carpenter

    emotiva or monoprice

    This is no longer a product Monoprice carries. The units that are on back order are of the AT4000 line. Not that it makes much of a difference, other than the included XLR inputs. The other specs have not changed enough to mention here. The problem with any of this discussion is that the Monoprice amplifiers of this ATI type have been out of stock for nearly 6 MONTHS now. Actually it is true that Monoprice has never even sold a single one of these updated XLR models as they have never had any to sell. I have been checking several time a week since before Christmas 2017. I have contacted Monoprice repeatedly also to no avail. Every month the ETA changes another 30 days out. The most recent ETA was 4/6/18 which was weird because Monoprice had been listing the ETA's for the end of month dates, So I was starting to have more hope with this most recent update, but of course it is just TBD currently, which is very ??????
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    https://techsupport.cambridgeaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000641645-CXUHD-Oppo-Digital CXUHD & Oppo Digital On April 2nd, 2018, Oppo Digital announced that they will gradually stop manufacturing new products with the eventual closure of their audio division. The Cambridge Audio CXUHD shares its Mediatek platform with the Oppo 203; hence there may be some concern that this will adversely affect its future maintenance and support. Firmware updates are a joint activity with Oppo and we share updates on the Mediatek platform. We both feedback to Mediatek and together we work to improve the performance and robustness of the platform. Oppo have pledged to maintain long term support for their products and we will continue to work with them to ensure that CXUHD customers continue to benefit from their expertise. Our customers can rest assured that firmware will continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time when new features or bug fixes warrant such an upgrade.
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    Chorus II For Sale - SOLD

    PM sent
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    Here's a quote from Gary Reber of ''Widescreen Review'':''According to a conversation I had with a representative of OPPO, they are shutting down because of rising prices from parts suppliers, causing an unacceptable increase in the cost of production.''
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    @Deang I hope this helps. Please Contact the Magnolia department at BestBuy. Call them direct, as their internal server goes to the BB warehouse where the 205's are in inventory. My local BB has a new 203, and can get a 205 in one week. As far as the production run, the determining factors are OPPO needing to keep parts for service, and whole units for exchanges. The suppliers are ringing oppo's neck here, and increasing the cost of new orders so severely, it has put Oppo in this corner where they want another production run of 205's, but do not want to be left paying over cost to cover future claims and long term, having parts available for all long term owners is a very good thing to have around. When the parts run dry, it really is over.
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    I am mourning the lose of another great leader and contributor in the industry that has supported my hobby. I spoke with a rep a OPPO today, and the feeling was somber there as well. unfortunately lay-offs are coming soon. And they are not located in an area where you can "get by". The 205's are all gone, and none will be manufactured at the next production run either. All other resellers and outlets supplies have been exhausted, or are filling backorders only. Eventually a lucky few may get crossed off the waiting list. There were about 30 units of the 203 remaining at Oppo directly, and so I put in my order to help drown my sorrow in shiny new gear. I never bought a new Oppo before, but with every single HI-FI review outlet having one in their test set-up, I personally have sat on the fence looking over long enough. I already own several cheap plastic Chinese players. Regardless of price, I can live with this purchase with ease. I do not have a 4K TV, or any 4K disks, but that is not what I want this player for at this time. I have no available high speed internet 5Mb's, so streaming 4K is out, and I really do enjoy owning a library of digital media in physical form. I have personally collected approx.1000 old books in a reading room, so why not physical media? Most of my books are 100 years old, and several are nearly 200 years old. My oldest disk is less than 30.
  9. The original thread is so far off from the current listing, I thought this required a new thread for clarity. Vintage Klipsch Klipschorns stereo speakers primavera (FINAL MARKDOWN) - $2000 (milwaukee) https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-klipsch-klipschorns/6526694744.html
  10. What happened to the link http://KBPI on FB from the original thread http://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/174691-k-horn-pair-kbpl-
  11. OP says I might be in for a 90 mile road trip. Just guessing here, will the K-horns be sent back by freight? Thought there could be an exchange of gear if not shipping. My stock pile is currently at 31 speakers, so K-horns would not have enough elbow room here. Also, the last pair of late 70's K-horns sold here for $2400 in unheard untested condition.
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    FS Parasound A52

    This is the response I just received moments ago when I contacted Monoprice about a possible purchase of a 100 pound amplifier they listed with an ETA of 3/30/2018 I asked how they packaged this to ensure it is delivered without damage, is it double boxed? You’ll find the packing around the amp to be a type of pillow/air-filled plastic.
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    K-horn pair KBPL Milwaukee, $3500

    Vintage Klipsch Klipschorns stereo speakers primavera (FINAL MARKDOWN) - $2000 (milwaukee) https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-klipsch-klipschorns/6526694744.html
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    S. Chicago CL Quartet pair in black

    $600 is high and these appear to be stock, but in good condition from what I can tell. I posted this because the Quartet does not come up often, and who knows, I sold my pair in 8 hours for $750 after it hit E-slay, but I had full Crites mods and all mint cond. https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/ele/d/klipsch-quartet-black-3-way/6532163613.html
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    FS: Three Klipsch Academy speakers to choose from

    still available, just working on some other speaker projects, so no rush on these now
  16. I have the Denon X6200W. I would look at a 4 channel amplifier providing the power for the additional speakers you refered to. Look through the manual and see if there is an option to provide the processing for the ouput channels you are looking for with an external amplifer connected to the analog audio output while in Auro-3D mode, and then using the built in amplifier to power the atmos, or vise versa, however you prefer. You are asking for 13 channels of configuration, in a 11 channel AVR. 3 years ago, and what you are asking for would have cost 20K. I would suggest an owner group on another site for more specifics.
  17. SOLD: First time ever offered for sale since I purchased them from Audio Ventures which is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Upgrades are all Bob Crites, specifically the B&K Sound titanium tweeter diaphram replacements, and the B & K Sound crossovers with full board replacements. Since owning them, I have discarded the original Quartet boxes I bought them in, so this pair is not available for shipping, but delivery will be considered in PM's only. If you are coming from a longer distance, send me a PM, and I will see if I can help subsidize your travel expenses. Upgrades are all Bob Crites, specifically the B&K Sound titanium tweeter diaphram replacements, and the B&K Sound crossovers with full board replacements. The cabinets are in as near perfect condition as I have seen in this series of Extended Heritage speakers. The Oiled Oak is all original, and has been maintained using Watco Rejuvenating Oil, and Howard's Feed N' Wax. The original grill fabric is the RARE special order Brown (20). This too is in top condition, with now flaws. The original factor riser bases are in great condition, and if you can detect a flaw, you have better eyes than me. All original parts are preserved in bubble wrap, and plastic shoe boxes and will be provided in the sale. I used these in mainly as my front main speakers, but the last few years, they were delegated to rear surround sound duty. I have gone through a series of upgrades and no longer can find any use for them, and see no future use for them either. Since then, I have stored them safely away in a spare bedroom. In my opinion these have a much higher value when you consider the condition, and higher WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) due to the size and color combination that blends in better with a home decor. You could easily put them in any room in your house, including the most formal of spaces. The price I have listed is simply a reflection of the speakers, the condition, and the upgrade cost. I am loosing a substantial amount of money that I have invested in these Quartets selling them at this highly discounted price. These do not compare with the other unmolested, all original stock condition pairs you find at lower prices, so don't try it. Serious buyers can have all the photos they want. Sorry Klipsch community forums restrict photos to 2MB so the details on here will not be enough to show the level of condition. I will email the highest resolution photos I can take. Location Fall River, Wisconsin 53932 $750
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    SOLD : Upgraded Klipsch Quartet Oiled Oak

    Thank you @Arrow#422 and @oldred. A very great pair indeed. My first Klipsch I just do not live in an area with a big following of this site, and I have 33 speakers at the moment, not including car or pc. Something has to happen.
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    SOLD : Upgraded Klipsch Quartet Oiled Oak

    SOLD on another site. Thank you.
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    Anyone here cook - Pots and Pans discussion

    https://www.costco.com/Bergner-10-piece-Stainless-Steel-Cookware-Set.product.100393608.html I just bought these last week, they were the heaviest and thickest I could find, and the $100 price and return policy was just to easy to just do it, and think later. I just put a micrometer on them and they are 3MM thick just like the specs say on the Demeyere. Only in a 3 ply. Made in China
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    SOLD : Upgraded Klipsch Quartet Oiled Oak

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    What I Got Today!

    The JBL room gets some new friends. L200T3 ultra rare, manufactured in 1990 only, consumer versions of the 4425 studio monitors. In the background are 240Ti's I just got a few weeks ago.
  23. I would have recommended using Dupli-Color 1608 black lacquer semi-gloss. This is within 5# of the original Klipsch black lacquer sheen. Product link https://duplicolor.com/product/premium-lacquer
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    Brown Extended Heritage Speaker grill cloth

    Yes, if you had brown grills that were special order #20. Do you have photos, if so please post here.