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  1. Ever since I was intoduced to Sierra Trading Post I have become a shoe *****. Getting $400 footwear for $150 and less just gets my juices flowing. I have some from U.S.A, Germany, Italy, Romania, Australia, a few others. Indo/china or 3rd world are un-welcome here.
  2. These are built hands on, with machines one at a time, in an old world factory in Italy. All Italian Leather, Gore Tex, Vibram. Check out that Norwegian welt stitch. Only a few companies left still doing that. I will probably end up resoling these for the next 10-20 years with proper leather care. One of the best boot makers on the planet. Mostly known in the U.S. for hunting. These will be my everyday, off work, 6 month footwear, october - march. I got 2 mail order, and will only keep the one that fits best. How cool, they even came in a nice canvas bag.
  3. I am close enough (1 hour) to come by for an audition. What klipsch speakers do you have there. My chorus II's are a bit heavy to bring over for a demo. I could bring some vintage jbl's though.
  4. Definitely not going to be dark like walnut going without some stain or dye. Test samples will be required to do the color match. Luckily birch will have a fairly even tone between the earlywood and latewood, like walnut and maple, unlike oak and pine.
  5. Ouch. Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he is ok. It would be helpful if there was a video camera of the accident, or witness. That red light is key, but hard to prove it was red. The person going straight has the right of way. When this exact same thing happened to me, being shook up mentally is what I remeber most. Difference was both vehicles were in the opposing protected left lanes, making opposing left turns, and the other driver decided to drive straight instead, into my passenger door. I wound up on the passenger floor, no seatbelt or airbags for me back then, wondering wtf just happened. He was taking immediately to jail for outstanding warrants and not having a drivers license or insurance. He ended having the right of way, going straight out of a turn only lane with his turn signal on. Burden of proof decided the fate.
  6. Cool. Thanks for that. I should be more specific then. Chorus II in oiled walnut within 900 miles of wisconsin, in great shape, needing no repairs, for $674 or less.
  7. well if anyone ever finds a pair for $674 let me know, and I will drive up to 900 miles to go get them.
  8. I know from the thread mentioned above that he paid $500, and is wanting to sell them because they obviously do not fit in his space. He also has stated that he has turned down $1500. I personally do not believe any of the aforementioned to likely be truthful statements, but in context may have some relative points he was trying to make.
  9. Unaffiliated, just interested. https://ventura.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-chorus-ii-speakers/6577889555.html You can check his thread out here. http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/chorus-ii-placement.821442/ Maybe you can get a better deal.
  10. Well I wonder what he got for them in the end. Obviously someone bought them.
  11. Habitat for Humanity ReStore. $50 each, approximately $9 sq. ft. At this point, I am leaning toward cutting to make tops for 5 speakers and 2 equipment racks. This will add approximately 27 pounds of mass. Going this route I would probably use something like Herbies grungebustor pads for a protection layer between granite tops and wood tops. I always wanted glass tops, and this would be an even cooler upgrade than that. As these slabs are 3/4" (2cm), I have determined the rack design I am going with just will not allow for this granite to be used as shelving without needing to add a sub shelf layer to support the granite layer. So my shelving will instead be a 1 3/4" wood material that I have in great abundance here, which I need to find uses for to consume it all anyway. Speaker platforms my come at a later date, even though that would have most likely given the biggest change(better or worse), to the audio signature of the room. P.S. I have a laminate floor, and am not going spike it. I could spike a platform though. I should probably move this to a new thread now. Thank you.
  12. And have the pioneer in pure direct mode to avoid additional processing after the denon.
  13. +1 Top pic is shellac and lacquer. Last pic is oil and wax. I have used oil, wax, shellac, lacquer, poly stain, wiping varnish, oil based, water based, all with success. Each have pros and cons and usually choice is project specific. Sometimes you try to match an existing finish, or want a new look, or need more protection, or want less maintenance, or have less time, whatever. Everyone wants a good looking finish, and that simply comes from how much time you put in to the project, how many steps you are willing to take, quality of product, and skill/practice level.
  14. I picked up 4 black granite slabs for some future audio related projects. Just not sure what yet. Could be plinths on the new equipment rack I am still designing. Could be used to decouple the Chorus II's from the 2nd story wood floor. Could be used to protect the tops of those same speakers. However they get used, I just like the high polish nearly full black look. 22 1/2" x 37" for now, until I cut them up as needed. How would you use them in your set up?
  15. From Hagerman Audio Labs The FryBaby2 is a compact cable and audio electronics burn-in generator.........The FryBaby is a very flexible and low cost solution for all your audio break-in needs.
  16. Maybe while I am here I will try ask Braun how that works. While I am at it I thought I could leave my cables out in the sun for a week for some UV radiation treatment.
  17. Seeing how everyone is hanging out in here, I figured I should update. I have not settled on the binding posts, but have ordered 7 rca cables from Morrow Audio that I will be placing between the Denon X6200W and Monolith 7X. I went with a 10 day burn in free of charge courtesy of Mike Morrow, using MA-2's for the LCR, MA-1.1 for surround, and the lowly MA-1's for front height/atmos. I won't have them here for another month though. GO BREWERS! oh,wait the Indians just hit a homerun. Let's Go!
  18. I am in the middle of doing some equipment upgrades, and one of the things that I feel could benefit from some improvement are the 5-way binding posts on the terminal cup on the back of my Chorus II's, and Forte II's. I have access to several large warehouse type outlets that I can source the replacement posts from. However the variation in price and selection is very surprising to me. Some cost far more than any single cable I own. So, I need to ask for some experienced veterans here, what have you used with great success in the past when you replaced your original stock 5-way binding posts. Please speak to the effect of soldered vs terminal post if you care to as well. On another side note, I would have asked for advice on choosing 7 new rca interconnects for a new amplifier, but that would be like
  19. Carver: TFM-15/ 22/ 25/ 35/ 42/ 45/ 55/ 75 M-0.5T/ 1.5T/ 200T/ 400T/ 500T/ Silver 7 Silver 9T http://carvermk2.com/Docs/Carver Magnetic Field Whitepaper.pdf
  20. http://audioventures.com/ I have known Bill for 25 years. He can build speakers to order. Crossovers. Cabinets. Drivers. Be prepared. He is not cheap.
  21. Well, at least we can still talk about things that are not for sale.
  22. SOLD THANK YOU FOR LOOKING. Send me a message with your phone number and we can have a VOICE phone call. If you can't do that, you can't buy my stuff.120 Watts RMS x 5 all channels driven simultaneously into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 0.02% total harmonic distortionManufactured in 2015. ONLY 3 YEARS OLD. Still under warranty. Original box, paperwork, manual, cord. Scratch free. Dent free. Damage free. Used not abused. I have used it with high sensitivity speakers, so barely any watts go through this in my system.This is on high quality fully functioning audiophile grade amplifier. Put that receiver to rest and bring in the muscle. With rca analog inputs, this can be connected to most any stereo, receiver, preamplifier, and some independent sources. The rating are very conservative and will be all channels driven to full power. Your AVR can not do 5x100+ no matter what the manufacturer tells you. Those are inflated ratings, usually 1 or 2 channels driven @ 1khz 1% distortion.Power output: 120 watts RMS x 5 (all channels driven simultaneously into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 0.02% total harmonic distortion, A-weight filter). 180 watts RMS x 5 (all channels driven simultaneously into 4 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 0.03% total harmonic distortion, A-weight filter)Frequency Response: 20Hz -20kHz +/- 0.5 dB at rated output (120W)Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Less than 0.02% at rated output (120W), all frequencies, less than 0.01% at 1kHzIntermodulation Distortion (IMD): Less than 0.05% from 250mV to output full rated output (120W)Filter Capacitance: Four 6,800 μF Capacitors per ChannelNumber of Output Devices: 4 per channelPower Bandwidth: 5Hz - 54kHz +0/-3 dBDamping Factor: Greater than 105 from 10Hz to 400HzCrosstalk: Greater than -70dB from 20Hz - 20kHzGain: Voltage gain of 29dBInput Impedance: 40k ohmsInput Sensitivity: 1.00 VoltRemote Trigger Voltage: 3 - 24 Volts DC at 5 milliamperes or greaterPower requirements: 120VAC, ±3%, 50Hz - 60HzPower consumption: 1,500 watts (maximum)Dimensions including feet (H x W x D): 6.0" x 17.0" x 16.75"Weight: 50 (lbs)
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