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  1. 314carpenter

    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I am well within the Klipsch Forum Garage Sale rules. I only said cash to offset valuation for anyone who makes a equipment trade offer, which I have had, to make up the differences for the seller, which I have, which have been acceptable terms to all those who I have had real business with. At this time it is all about the equipment not meeting the requirements, not the issues suggested by anyone other than me.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I see you were the one who backed out of the Cali deal. I am working on what I want, much closer now anyway.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    The price is currently 1 pair of JBL 250Ti. Nearly traveled 4000 miles RT for a pair.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    Still here, several offers including my preferred equipment listed, but have been 700 miles and greater, though travel has not been the issue with those. One local, with nothing on my list. I have researched some pre/pro suggestions, and also some McIntosh suggestions. I am really just looking for those few things that I literally have not seen listed for sale anywhere within 1000 miles in the last year and tried to crack the collector vault open for a peak, which has been successful.
  5. Well... I had no idea we had a Certified Klipsch Heritage Dealer Network Locator . Because of that I found THIS link to the AK6 close enough to me to check it out sometime.
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    First Home Theater Setup

    Welcome the the forum. Thanks for checking in with us. There are far more capable members here than me, but I thought I would just say a few things. First, primary seating should be 2/3 the way back in the room to to avoid as many nulls and peaks as possible over the entire audible frequency spectrum. 12 feet at your ears in your normal listening position would work best in your given room dimensions. Second, without having any full range 3 way or 4 way speakers, meaning fully developed sound across the entire 40hz-20hz +/- 3db, you will definetly want to have at least 2 subs in that space. No 5.25" will give you substantial >80hz no matter what the spec sheet says. This will eat up more of your budget than you have planned, and can be addressed at a later date. Sub locations would most likely be opposing corners, or midway along opposing walls. 4 subs will get you the optimal response in all seating positions. Third, Room treatment will help just as much as speaker selection and placement, but is far more technical and pricey for non-DIY. Start with the flooring. Forth, the center channel will be the most important speaker choice for your content. Fifth, wall mounted anything can cause issues. That is what speaker stands are for. In wall speakers can eliminate many of those issues, but have other limitations and technical challenges themselves. Sixth, budget is always a problem, even for the most high end users. Try hitting the used equipment market to help with the budget issues. I have no comment on your specific speaker model choices, as I have not owned or heard any of those you have listed.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I will send you a PM, so as not to clutter up the thread.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I would drive for that.
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    Pair of '97 Klipsch La Scala Speakers

    Also impressed in the time frame involved. In Nebraska no less.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    Never owned any so I am like? I know you have had many trials. I currently run 2 separate multi channel rooms, switching to 2 channel stereo within the Denon AVR for music (non-vinyl), using Chorus II or JBL 240Ti depending on location. The Chorus II's have 200w/channel external at the moment. I have neighbors so I run 87 octane and stay off the jet fuel, unless I am in test mode, then I may release the beast.
  11. Might as well throw in a pair of K-53-TI midrange diaphragms from the CWIII while you are doing those crossovers.
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    What I Got Today!

    I vote the Post of the day award goes to @dirtmudd
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    Besides this information here I found.... OPPO UDP-203 is using the AK4458 DAC with the performance of -107dB(THD+N) as a DAC with 115dB S/N characteristic.... Here is the best info I could find that someone else put out there to discern some differences in dac specs of the "replacement" OPPO type players coming to various markets around the world. I had nothing to do with the creation of the following comment... The Oppo UDP-205 is considered best in its class for audiophiles. It's equipped with two ESS Technology ES9038PRO DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio. The ES9038PRO is the flagship of the ESS PRO series. It sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best-in-class 140 dB of dynamic range, total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) at -122dB in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The Panasonic UB9000 model is using the AK4493 DAC - Dynamic range, S/N: 123dB, THD+N: -113dB The Pioneer UDP-LX500 will be using the AK4490EQ DAC - Dynamic range, S/N 120 db, THD+N -112 db The Sony x1000 model is using some high performance 32 bit DAC (DSD 11.2 MHz, LPCM 192kHz capable) are the only details I find. The Pioneer UDP-LX800 will be using the ES9026PRO DAC - Dynamic range, S/N 124 db, THD+N -110 db
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    Yeah the OPPO UDP-203 has the same dac inside as my Denon AVR X4400H, so I just use hdmi for all my spinning disks to save on input switching.
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    Sure, I got that too. Would love to hear your thoughts when you get the chance to see for yourself if/when that happens.
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    OPPO 205 = ES9038PRO dac Pioneer LX800 = ES9026PRO dac Pretty sure that is not a direct replacement dac UDP-LX800 employs the same pair of 32-bit, 8-channel Parallel Drive ESS Sabre Digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) used in the PD-70AE, namely the ES9026 PRO
  17. And don't forget the Quartet, a very compentant speaker, making 4 models available at once all within one model line spanning 8 model years.
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    So what happened to all those damaged Adorama Speakers?

    Yeah, like fell off the back of the truck damged, or truck rolled over in hurricane force cross winds, and most of these speakers landed on their heads, spliting the wood joinery between the individual panels, leaving air gaps, non integrated wood sections, crossover parts loose or broken solder joints, cabinet resonant frequency distortion due to panel vibrations and nonsealed cabinetry. If are a speaker cabinet maker, then a great opportunity to buy the parts.
  19. I have not heard anyone else make this statement before. My question to you is how would you place the Chorus II on the sliding scale when comparing between the Forte III--------Cornwall III? Maybe closer to one or the other and not exactly middling?
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    If someone has difficulty in valuation of items as you suggest they may, then the valuation should come 3rd party for fairness. This thread is just an off chance someone has what I want, and wants what I have. Other than that, this OPPO player will only be available for a very short time frame so I will not be changing my OP to meet special requirements of forum members who do not even own any of the items I have listed above and/or have no intention of making a trade in this thread.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I said I want a trade, and I do not want a cash only offer, but if someone insisted, I would listen in PM
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    Just an off chance here. Are you wanting to purchase a new UDP-205 new, unopened, factory sealed? If you are, I am looking to trade for one I have for a pair of Klipsch Chorus II in oiled walnut plus cash. Also I have a deep desire to own a pair of JBL 250Ti but that is probably for another forum. If you do not own what I want, I will be happy to read your offers of other equipment you feel is in a similar supply/demand crunch. Sends PM only please for those other pieces you have. If it is a cash only offer you are looking for, please ask me in a PM first. And please don't be offensive, no is always a perfectly acceptable answer.
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    What I Got Today!

    Can someone please tell me what I am supposed to use this for. OPPO UDP-205 I just received it today?
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    WTB- forte II in Minnesota

    I completly agree with you. You are talking about nearly NOS
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    WTB- forte II in Minnesota

    @iaRIVR, I just realized I threadcrapped my previous rant in your garage sale. I will edit/remove. There, finished. Sorry about that.
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