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  1. Found it. I think this is will be it. Probably not far from the current Klipsch distressed oak finishes. Subtle, modern, understated.






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  2. 56 minutes ago, Alexander said:



    Looks like some one has been in that xover with Audyn Q4 caps and new litz air coils. Nice



    Yeah. Your good to go for a while on those. Spool up cash later, but for now just enjoy the music. Pull the crossovers on the Forte II's instead. Your in luck. Check out ALK Engineering for Forte II crossovers. Al Klappenberger design. It's a redesign and a descent upgrade over recaps or Bob Crites. @John Chi-town Want to share what you have going on inside your Forte II's?

  3. I usually see this kind of thing happen when family sells your stuff from under you. Either that or a clueless person using a computer for the first time. They get mass calls from the usual flippers and boom price goes up and etiquette goes out. 

  4. 48 minutes ago, rockhound said:

     800 these things have really went up over the last year.

    Edit: I am no longer monitoring this sale.


    Yep. Stay at home drove up demand. Evictions sales are lagging. I am counting the hours to better gauge exactly how much they have gone up. At least in MLK. In general terms, if they sell in 1 day they were way too cheap. 1 month and probably got top dollar. More than 2 months and someone likely got price gouged. I find most recent listings are usually either too high or too low which throws off the averages. Time is a better indicator. My guess I give this one is less than 2 weeks away from being deleted. I would give $600 NP. Current value of the parts is about $500. I am more curious to just watch so I can better gauge this covid-19 market. Besides my current inventory needs thinning.

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  5. 5 hours ago, joessportster said:

    appreciate all the info guys that APC H15 looks like it might be a good solution

    I have that one, but also just purchased one like this (below) today. Here is a diagram of what to expect. I do not have the problems you have though. Also, when you contact your power company, they are responsible for checking their end and they will do so with no hassle to you.




    Source: http://www.laaudiofile.com/max5400pm.html

  6. 16 minutes ago, yamahaSHO said:


    That's not terrible.  I just remembered looking for something that would fit what I wanted and then spent nearly $400 on it, and it was much bigger than I wanted for what it was...  Although not a lot of money in the grand scheme, I expected it to not be a huge problem for me.  The shelves don't support nearly any weight as they will flex and warp.  The back warped so bad that the magnets did not really hold it on anymore.  

    I will probably end up building something to get what I want.  I found it extremely difficult to find something not overly HUGE AND EXPENSIVE to get something nice, with a door, and cooling.  

    Exactly the same reasons I built my own racks previously. Last one I built will hold 1/2 ton. I made a whole thread here about it. It is nearly impossible to get anything quality that will hold real weight that is not made of steel. Even the better real wood racks usually have some form of internal steel frames. The good ones go for $1K or more. If I need to, I can modify anything with brackets, solid shelves, solid back, etc. If the veneer peels off, that will piss me off for sure.


    For your DIY THIS MATERIAL will get you a solid start.


  7. 1 minute ago, yamahaSHO said:



    If you can return that, do it.  I had this... I was a total POS.  It warped to crap and started falling apart.  I left a review and pictures on Amazon.  I ended up buying a cheap, small replacement without a door which has held up significantly better. 

    Got it from a broke guy getting evicted, so no return policy. Paid $95. Thanks for the warnings. I have 3 racks for my real gear. This will one will be parked in the laundry area, so I hope it does not blow up!

  8. Audio rack jewelry

    Panamax M5400-PM Line conditioner/surge protector/voltage regulation/power meter

    Yeah I know... Snake oil. Only third world countries need this stuff. Whole home. Brand X is better. Whatever. It does exactly what I want.


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  9. 57 minutes ago, Outrider 6 said:

    It is quite attractive in person, which made it hard to walk away—especially when the seller accepted a $1000 offer. In DC, notorious for its high cost of living, I suspect the price is about as good as you’ll get from someone who knows what he has.

    I’ll have to look up what kind of oil Klipsch used on these. After so long in storage, they could use a fresh coat. 

    Start with this.

    Original oil finish is very basic. 3 parts BLO boiled linseed oil 1 part pure gum turpentine. Use if you only want oil without protection

    Later you may decide to do something more. If/then

    Other popular products I recommend are:

    Howard's Feed N' Wax if you like wax

    Watco Danish oil if you want some added protection

    General Finishes Arm-R-Seal if you want even more protection



    1 hour ago, Bosco-d-gama said:

    Still I think that we can now manage to deal with covid19 w/o the huge lockdowns. We understand more about the virus and how it can be managed. But everyone must remain ‘on duty’. Covid19 is a very dangerous contagion and as of yet there are no vaccines available.

    Setting aside individual behavior, societal reformation, and political actions, I see the #1 difference in the worlds response from 68-69 Hong Kong Flu and Covid-19 being the effectiviness of communication to the public of the pandemic at large. One sure thing I think we could all agree on here is that we certainly succeeded in getting everyone's attention this time around.

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  11. 13 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    I started watching it but couldn't get into it.  Guess I'll wait on a press release.

    First spoiler @ 23:18

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  12. 1 hour ago, CECAA850 said:

    Hopefully it's passive.   I'll have to watch the video I suppose.

    I just watched a bit of the live show. Something tells me this one is really going to be worth your time. @dwilawyer pinned it on the forum earlier.

    It would be so nice to chatter about Klipsch news there as much as we do about covid here.


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  13. 25 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    Wow.  I need to go up on my rates.  Wait, I'd just be charging myself more.

    Unfortunately I also struggle with being able to afford myself. :ph34r:

  14. 16 minutes ago, JJkizak said:


    When I am in my barn woodcarving I use lacquer thinner and acetone to clean my hands.


    4 years of using methyl ethyl ketone without proper ppe damaged the dna in the skin of my hands. 20 years later, the skin of my palms still peels off easier than should.

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