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About 314carpenter

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    Fall River, Wisconsin
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    All things that plug-in
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    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

    Forte II Risers

    @ARjetman Thank you for starting the thread. There always is some interest in new risers, as they take the most beating being the first point of contact with the floor, and have reached age 22-33 now. Used risers are exceedingly rare and your method is the most recommended method to creating authentic looking reproduction risers. Great outcome on the color match. If you get a chance please add/edit your OP with details on measurements, materials, products you used so you can provide those that visit here later a good reference for their own builds.
  2. 314carpenter

    Room Treatment: Diffusion

    This link may help someone with working with diffusion panels. Simple explanations of some of the concepts of how distance and placement and amount of diffusion effects the sounds we hear. http://arqen.com/sound-diffusers/faq/?awt_l=809_W&awt_m=3vamGTydekOvzB9&utm_source=diffusersdiy-list&utm_medium=email&utm_term=reflex&utm_campaign=DiffusersDIY-followup#modulations
  3. From acoustic memory, considering I run a Chorus II/Forte II sysytem, the Forte III had a very familiar top and bottom. I felt that the midrange imaged wider. Smoother. Accurate. Defined. Balanced. I think I have the mumps! I thought the Cornwall III was imaging wider on the low end, but not balanced. I definitely noticed a dip at the lower midrange/upper woofer cutoff. The Klipschorn AK6 was for me a more enjoyable experience on every level without question compared to the lesser models. This all makes me want a Chorus III even more.
  4. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    Everything including the rack. All original owner, original boxes, original paperwork. All the restorations were by Soundsmith Corp. NY. The manufacturers of hand built cartridges for Bang and Olufson, as well as many of their own brand. Great provenance. If you don't know Sumo google Ampzilla! 🇯🇵🐲 -Sumo Andromeda I Amplifer 200W x 2 balanced SS. Designed by James Bongiorno. (1982) -Sumo Electra Preamplifier the perfect matching piece. (1982) -Phase Linear 5200 tuner (1982) -Aiwa F770 3 Head Cassette Deck (1983) -Sony CDP-997 CD Player (1992) -Oak audio rack w/glass door on casters Thanks, now Back to the Future.
  5. 314carpenter

    New Khorns???

    I spent 1 hour at Audio Emporium (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) with the entire Klipsch Heritage Collection. Yes that does include the Klipschorn AK6. Dave Holmes is the owner, and was my contact. Dave allowed me and my wife the freedom to listen to what I wanted on what I wanted. He provided us with insight and technical details, and made sure we had a positive experience. The Klipschorns were set up in corners of an alcove. McIntosh at the source and Kimber Cable everywhere. Ipad and Tidal made switching songs a breeze. My time was limited, but I made sure I got 5 songs in on the new Khorns before I continued browsing. There were a pair of Lascalas set up in the main space, but I wanted time with the Forte III's and Cornwall III's sitting side by side in another listening room. I went back and forth comparing those 2 but did not indulge in the Heresey III's that were bookending the Forte III's. I will be returning for more demo time. I also noticed Elac, Goldenear, Magnapan, Quad, Emotiva, Salamander Designs. I have honestly never in my life been surrounded by this much gear, of this much quality, of this much value, all readily available for purchase. I highly recommend Audio Emporium as a must visit to any serious audiophile that is visiting in the Milwaukee area. Here is a link to their site. http://www.audioemporium.com
  6. I spent 1 hour at Audio Emporium (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) with the entire Klipsch Heritage Collection. Yes that does include the Klipschorn AK6. Dave Holmes is the owner, and was my contact. Dave allowed me and my wife the freedom to listen to what I wanted on what I wanted. He provided us with insight and technical details, and made sure we had a positive experience. The Klipschorns were set up in corners of an alcove. McIntosh at the source and Kimber Cable everywhere. Ipad and Tidal made switching songs a breeze. My time was limited, but I made sure I got 5 songs in on the new Khorns before I continued browsing. There were a pair of Lascalas set up in the main space, but I wanted time with the Forte III's and Cornwall III's sitting side by side in another listening room. I went back and forth comparing those 2 but did not indulge in the Heresey III's that were bookending the Forte III's. I will be returning for more demo time. I also noticed Elac, Goldenear, Magnapan, Quad, Emotiva, Salamander Designs. I have honestly never in my life been surrounded by this much gear, of this much quality, of this much value, all readily available for purchase. I highly recommend Audio Emporium as a must visit to any serious audiophile that is visiting in the Milwaukee area. Here is a link to their site. http://www.audioemporium.com
  7. 314carpenter

    What I Got Today!

    OK, not Klipsch, but I also maintain a JBL room so this pertains to that space. JBL 250Ti circa 1984. The original owner passed away 10 years ago, and his son who has kept them in immaculate condition graciously allowed me to purchase them from him. He told me moving out of state and downsizing has its disadvantages, but he rarely had time to use them anyway. As some of you may know I have recently made serious efforts to obtain such a pair of speakers, and to find them within 150 miles, and in such pristine condition is unbelievable to me. They even came with very large speaker spikes added by the original owner. Although there are very few examples of actual sales of JBL 250Ti's made over the past 10 years, I ended up paying to the lower end of that range, but a substantial investment was made no doubt. I am also considering purchasing his entire rack system, also circa 1984, with the prize pieces being a reconditioned Sumo Andromeda amp and a Sumo Electra preamp. Yeah, I know, get rid of the tv stand, hey, I am trying but no one wants it so far Here they are in their new home.
  8. 314carpenter

    New Khorns???

    Just in...Sound&Vision just did a write up on the new AK6 Klipschorn. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/klipsch-updates-klipschorn-—-speaker-started-it-all
  9. 314carpenter

    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I have edited the OP to inform anyone that reads this that I have accepted a purchase of a pair of JBL 250TI in perfect condition for cash, and also the OPPO UDP-205 is no longer available. Thanks for looking.
  10. 314carpenter

    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I misread, misspoke, misunderstood. Sorry for the rants in this thread people. Please send PM's
  11. 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.
  12. 314carpenter

    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.
  13. 314carpenter

    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    The price is currently 1 pair of JBL 250Ti. Nearly traveled 4000 miles RT for a pair.
  14. 314carpenter

    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.
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