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  1. @wvu80 Oh hell yeah. Now that's what I call taking the Nuclear option. Or in this case the iNuke. Reminds me of the ol' car audio days.
  2. Best wishes to @Rivernuggets and @DrWho I hope you both can get together on this. Rivernuggets is a great person to get together with, and is equally great in doing business with.
  3. Monoprice has a standing order for 250 total units. 25 more units are on a truck. If anyone wants one try to call them directly on the phone and order, if it showing out of stock. There is a waiting list 6 Months long of interested buyers, who are just now getting email notifications about the item being available. 5 channel, and 3 channel XLR units in identical build will be arriving soon as well. These are ATI amps, most likely from the 2000 series. This series has been in production for 10 years at 2x-3x cost over the Monolith. OEM for names like Lexicon, JBL, Earthquake Sound, Cinepro, Outlaw Audio, and they have bought out BGW, B & K, and Theta.
  4. I like your style there @Schu Looks like some great presentation, and works well in you space. I am in a similar situation here. I am currently in the acquisition stages of my front end updates. The changes are very significant for me because of amount of new items. New items include 7x200 channel amp to replace a 5x100 channel, OPPO 203, @Deang custom built crossovers, and adding titanium midrange drivers to the front Chorus II's, APC H15 power conditoner/w automatic voltage correction, and 2 new A/V equipment racks that I am custom building myself. So first still acquiring all of the above Second custom fabricate 2 audio audio equipment racks Third complete the Chorus II modifications Forth removal of all equipment, cables, stands and speakers. Fifth locate all racks and equipment in their new proper locations Sixth cabling Seventh testing, and room correction software Eight, Piss Off The Neighbors. Definitely expecting a knock on the door after this one, better give fair warnings I guess.
  5. Monolith 7x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier with XLR Inputs https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14566 Available for the first time ever today. This is the new model that replaces the last model that did not have the XLR inputs. In my current opinion, these new units are modeled after the ATI 2007 amplifier, but I have to wait until I confirm this with physical proof. I spoke with Monoprice, and as of 9:00 AM Central standard time, there is inventory of zero, yes 0. Do not allow that to deter your efforts. The very helpful representative discussed in detail the full details of the current inventory with me. So here is what we know. 25 units were available for purchase on 4/26/2018. All units were sold on 4/26/2018. Monoprice has a standing order for 250 total units. 25 more units are on a truck on the way to Monoprice's warehouse as I type this. When the 25 units are sold, another shipment will be made. The manufacturer and the vender here are in very close proximity to each other, and have arranged for this procedure. Once the entire 250 units are sold, another order will be created, but who know how long it will take for the manufacturer to fulfill the order, as I have been waiting 6 months for a single unit to arrive. So I suggest you make your decisions now, or be satisfied knowing the wait times will probably be your next limiting factor. Here is a list of the Monolith amplifier items that Monoprice has discontinued. Some links are already dead. They will no longer carry, there and even B-stock will be gone from existance. All are non XLR models based on the ATI 1800 series amplifiers. Monolith 7x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier- Gone Monolith 5x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier - Gone Monolith 3x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier - Gone Monolith 7x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier - Factory Refurbished/B-Stock https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=18682&seq=1&format=2 Monolith 5x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier - Factory Refurbished/B-Stock https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=30876&seq=1&format=2 Monolith 3x200 Watts Per Channel Multi-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier - Factory Refurbished/B-Stock https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=30877&seq=1&format=2 Monolith 2x200 Watts Per Channel Two Channel Home Theater Stereo Power Amplifier https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=15595&seq=1&format=2
  6. Monolith 7X. After six months of almost daily site checking, I finally acquired a Monoprice Monolith 7X 7 channel amplifier with XLR inputs. This is the first day this exact product has ever been available for sale to anyone ever. It has been listed and talked about, but inventory was always 0 with ETA dates of perpetually increasing time frames. When I first seen the actual item in stock, I quickly placed 100 units in the checkout, and Monoprice.com updated the cart to 10 units, so very few were actually available at the time, but I was busy at the time, and had to come back to it later. 2 hours later another quick check and the inventory had gone down to 7. Hurried home. Conversations with the wife, quick check of my constitutions, momentary loss of a credit card, and finally I made the purchase with only 1 item remaining in inventory. Sweating bullets thinking I could have missed out, I confirmed my purchase both with my credit card company and with Monoprice to make certain there were no glitches. I indeed will receive the last unit available. My package will be boxed in its original packaging, and placed inside of a larger box, and overfilled with foam pellets, as per my request when I contacted them about my shipping concerns of a 105 pound shipping weight. I placed a thread in Alert! with more details so others can get in.
  7. Quote: I am a believer in a lot of little improvements add up to a big improvement. In my profession an accumulation of tiny errors contribute to very costly and hard to correct problems later. Things such as an injury on the job can always be traced back to a track record of small minor rule violations and near misses.
  8. Question to the new shirt owners. So no silkscreen on the back at all? Just a plain black back?
  9. Here we have a pic of the internals of a Furman Elite 15 PF i, think DM without the light extentions and here we have the internals of the APC H15
  10. I am not currently interested in Whole Home, so I have only these 2 options today. Please chime in at will though. I will be purchasing either shortly for my main system (listed below) The Furman is the better brand, higher cost, available at a savings of $173.29 over retail. Has longer durability without being MOV self sacrificial. 4 high current outlets. 15amp in/out The APC is the more publicly know unit, lower cost, but still at a retail price. Good joule rating, but lower overall durability. Has automatic voltage correction in 3 settings. 2 high current outlets. 12amp in/out. Possibly 3 amps are reserved for A.V.R. reserve? http://www.furmanpower.com/product/conditioner-power-ht-15a-dual-meter-ELITE-15 DM I http://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/APC-AV-Black-1-5kVA-H-Type-Power-Conditioner-120V/P-H15BLK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Outlaw 5000; 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, Mogami 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.
  11. Side walls would be much better. Speakers behind you couch near in close proximity to your ears would overwhelm the rest of the sound in the room
  12. So in your case you would place the speakers in the location closest to the diagram above, according to your room allowance, and at your avr/preamp/receiver or whatever you are using, make the setting as left and right surround speakers.
  13. Of course you can do this anyway you want to. I am just happy to have a GTG at all. So my idea is we could go with a spreadsheet method and choose the date with the least objections if we don't get more luck. Hard to find common ground of a large number of folks with varying priorities. Just my .02
  14. Please allow me. Go to your local lumberyard or big box store or Woodcraft store and buy 2 pieces of unfinished walnut boards 1" x 3" x 6' long. Set the saw to a 45 degree bevel. Out of the first board, cut off the end to create your 45. Flip your board, measure 18 1/2" long to long and cut again. Repeat. Then cut 2 more pieces 15 1/2" long to long same way. Grab the next board and do the same thing again. Now you have risers. All you need to do is wood glue the miter joint, clamp them together with 24" clamps. Later when you can visit a friend with some tools, you can predrill 1/16" and hand nail 2" hard finish nails into the joints. Watco walnut oil with a rag, and wipe dry. When dry, flip your Chorus II's upside down. Attach small angle brackets of your choosing to the risers by predrilling shallow holes and 5/8" wood screws. Now lay the riser on the bottom of the speaker and predrill and screw in place. Finally attach 5/8" metal furniture nails by nailing into the 4 corners of the risers. The metal furniture nails have built in spikes and just bite in when struck with a hammer. Flip speakers over, attach speaker cable and start the party. For less than $100 total, you test or learn some skills and keep the tools you buy, borrow what you don't have, invite a friend for help, and get what you want right now. Attach photo op here. I left out one step on purpose, for those of you with access to a router, a 3/4 cove bit will due fine for the upper riser edge. For the original black trim paint, or those who have original Klipsch black lacquer, Dupli-Color semi-gloss black lacquer aerosol spray paint is the closest match in a can.
  15. IMO, adding an active crossover would be "easiest". A product like https://www.minidsp.com/applications/digital-crossovers/digital-crossover-basics#anchor-2
  16. I sold my pair of Quartet with same upgrades in 14 hours once they hit ebay, so hang in there, be patient, and firm in your conviction.
  17. I have 2 pairs of Klipsch Chorus II's in Walnut. Set as L, R, SL, SR. I also have one pair of Forte II. One single Forte II is used as Center. L, C, R have Crites crossover boards. I am asking for 4 separate crossover boards for the Chorus II.
  18. I would sell my Crites chorus II crossovers to you if @Deang wants to build me 2 pairs to replace them. Send me a PM.
  19. The Quartets front facing grills will be at least 20" out from the wall. I placed mine on rolling furniture movers https://m.harborfreight.com/material-handling/dollies/18-in-x-12-in-1000-lb-capacity-hardwood-dolly-63098.html to bring them up closer to ear level, and ease of placement.
  20. I have a pair of forte II with Klipsch Parts sourced K-52/K-53-Ti installed along with bandpass boards and crites crossover boards. I am currently using one Forte II now as my center channel. The other is stored on a shelf in a bedroom. In home theater applications, I have never noticed the midrange overpowering the other drivers regardless of 375watts rms. When I used them as a front pair in 2 channel, I loved the sound and definition using a Carver TFM-42, an amplifier well known for warm tube-like sound. IMHO the titanium klipsch parts are more refined and therefore are more equipment sensitive. My advice is "Don't change your midrange drivers unless you own neutral to warm sounding amps and preamps, or plan to later." I will mod my 4 Chorus II's midranges after I purchase another amplifier. ----------------------------- My System Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Outlaw 5000; 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, Mogami 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.
  21. Congratulations on the win. I listened to an older EMO XPR 400W X 5 channel amp last week pushing Tekton Design Double Impacts. That amp was bigger than some microwave ovens. I guess we wont be having a comparison review on the emo/monolith/ati debate. I would have bought the 7 channel b stock by now if shipping was not $111. For full disclosure, I could be wrong in my statement earlier about the monolith 3x,5x,7x being ATI 4000 series. There is a 2007 ATI amp possibility as well. I read somewhere in my research that the Monoprice Monolith amps could be using lower cost caps? Glad I could bring more confusion to the discussion.
  22. Any working promo codes on these for $111 in shipping cost?
  23. A big thank you to friends and family of Seth.
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