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  1. My grandfather, pvt. Loren W. Tully 743rd Tank Battalion Company B, landed on Omaha beach D-day at 6:30A.M. He was the driver of a Sherman M duplex-drive amphibious tank. I remember how he told me he never seen a single hollywood movie that got it right. Turn the ocean into blood, and fill the beach with bodies, and you start to get close to the reality. He said Saving Private Ryan D-day scenes got the closest. Stopping there with details told to me by him.

     

    The Initial Assault Wave

    Ninety-six tanks, the Special Engineer Task Force, and eight companies of assault infantry (1,450 men), landing just before and after 0630, were to carry out the first assault missions

     

    "On the right, the 743d Tank Battalion brought in all its tanks on LCT's. Company B, coming in directly in face of the Vierville draw, suffered from enemy artillery fire. The LCT carrying the company commander was sunk just of shore, and four other officers were killed or wounded, leaving one lieutenant in Company B. Eight of that company's 16 tanks landed and started to fire from the water's edge on enemy positions. The tanks of Companies C and A touched down to the east at well-spaced intervals and without initial losses. In the 16th RCT one, only 5 of the 32 DD tanks (741st Tank Battalion) made shore; of Company A's 16 standard tanks, 2 were lost far off shore by an explosion of undetermined cause, and 3 were hit and put out of action very shortly after beaching. The surviving third of the battalion landed between E-1 and E-3 draws and went into action at once against enemy emplacements."

     

    By the end of D-Day the 743rd Tank Battalion could report 38 operational tanks (with one in repair). Nevertheless, the much larger numbers of tanks that made it to the beach from the 743rd Tank Battalion by all accounts proved critical in suppressing and destroying German positions. This helped the 29th Infantry Division's men to get off the beach at the D-1 Vierville draw. In addition, the 743rd Tank Battalion even took over for the missing 741st Tank Battalion's armor in helping to open the E-1 St Laurent draw off the beach."

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  2. Not sure how to vote. I have 2 small home theater systems. One, I voted Forte... Klipsch Chorus II's and the other system JBL 250Ti/240Ti. I voted Pre/Pro as I use only 2 channels of the AVR and 7 channels of external amplification for the remainder for both atmos systems. Subs are Monolith. Plasma and projector.

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  3. Selling a pair of Forte II crossovers I bought a while back. I am just not using them any longer. These are the complete crossovers on a wood board. The upgraded wiring is included. Will be shipped bubble wrapped inside of a Styrofoam cube that will be stuffed and packed inside of a cardboard box.

    $200

     

     

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  4. The Brilliant 4Ke Home Theater Projector Delivering Pro-Level Performance.

     

    Get exceptional, color-rich performance and immersive images with the Home Cinema 5040UB. Epson® PRO-UHD™ 3LCD home theater projectors deliver a groundbreaking combination of color, contrast and resolution for the ultimate entertainment experience. Every detail comes alive with 4K Enhancement Technology1, which accepts 4K UHD content and upscales non-4K content. An advanced, 3-Chip, 3LCD design means no color wheel, white segment or rainbow effect. With HDR102 and L*a*b* Ultra Wide Color Gamut, movies look extraordinary. Plus, get 100% Balanced Color Brightness, with 2,500 lumens equal color/white brightness4, and an UltraBlack™ contrast ratio up to 1,000,000:1.

     

      • Projection System: Epson 3LCD, 3-chip optical engine
        Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080) with 4K enhancement1
        Color Brightness: 2500 lumens4
        White Brightness: 2500 lumens4

     

     

    Will be packed with everything in its original packaging, and will include everything that would normally come with a brand new one. The projector is on its first bulb, and has 896 hours on it. This was purchased as a new in the box item. It has never had any problem, never had any repair, never had any issue, never any dust blobs, never replaced, never refurbished. Panels are are fine, lens is fine, power supply is fine, etc. Comes pre-loaded with 10 memory slots of custom calibrated settings for HDR/SDR thanks to the owners threads finest. Has the latest firmware installed.

    $1200

    Fall River, WI 53932


  5. 2 hours ago, Oicu812 said:

     

    Not yet.  I am still on the fence.

     

    $#!T or get off the pot. JK. 

     

    IMHO, If you have the proper space to place them, preferably near a wall, I can't think of another speaker for that kind of money that can do better.

     

    Worst case... buy them, try them, sell them.

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  6. https://hometheaterreview.com/krell-theater-7-seven-channel-amplifier-reviewed/

     

    At $7,500 retail, the Theater 7 is Krell's entry level seven channel amplifier. Total output is rated at 120 Watts per channel RMS into 8Ω with two channels driven and 105 Watts per channel RMS into 8Ω with all seven channels driven. With 4Ω loads, those numbers go up to 210 and 140 Watts, respectively.

     

    Sorry, I thought you were looking for something with some age on it. I Will be waiting for your official review.


  7. 1 hour ago, JMON said:

    I'd suggest you also look at Classé.  The CAV-150 is a multi-channel amp that can be configured to 3, 4, 5, or 6 channels.  In six-channel mode, each channel puts out 150 watts but you can bridge two channels to get 300 watts.  If you only need 3 channels, bridge three pairs to get 300 watts per channel.  The CAV-75 works similarly but is 75 wpc unbridged and 150 wpc bridged.

     

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649518011-classe-cav150-6channel-power-amplifier/

     

     

    Funny you suggested that. I posted something very similar in PM.


  8. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. To keep you all updated, I regretfully have to inform you that my sister Amanda has passed away, and we have just put her to rest Saturday. Her final days were spent at a hospice care center that would remind of of a place that you would see on a Hollywood Rehab television series. Like a nature preserve with double patio doors in the room so we could wheel her bed outdoors to look out over the large pond. Our funeral service was the best I ever attended. Thankfully my sister is now more perfect than she ever was in this life. Her lifelong physical and mental challenges are now for the first time over, and Peace and Happiness are with her finally.

     

    Please be well all of you who are struggling. Please give us some updates to how you and your family are doing.

     

    @mr clean 

    @T2K

    @joessportster

    @polizzio


  9. On 5/21/2019 at 11:31 AM, Gorm said:

    be prepared to wait and pay upwards of 1200.

     

    Thats what I did, give or take $.

    18 months for mine.

     

    On 5/21/2019 at 11:31 AM, Gorm said:

    Nearly everyone in the midwest wants a pair or Mint Chorus IIs.

     

    At least one more person is off the list. Move forward one space.

     


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    On 5/21/2019 at 1:55 PM, DTO said:

    If anyone is interested PM me and let’s see if we could put together special forum pricing. Thanks.

    david 

     

    I personally recommend the seller.

     

    David, I like your pricing now! Agreed, give the forum guys a break, otherwise I think your good. I remember when I sold my quartets in 24 hours once I put them on the auction site. Got $675 net. That guy drove 350 one way miles to get them (Michigan-Wisconsin).  Good luck with your sale.

    Chris

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