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  1. Stay tuned. Took a couple of extra days. Did not want to rush. These stages do take time to cure before progressing. Just waiting for the final cure before I can post the final pictures. The sale will begin on 5/3/2020. Pricing will also be posted then. The entire thread in fact will be updated. This will be a Klipsch Forum Exclusive Sale. That's right! Not listing anywhere outside the forum before June and possibly even longer if interest keeps up. I will have a complete list of the locations where delivery will be available. It is a surprisingly large area and covering many states. Once sold, these will be coming direct to the location of your choosing free of charge. There will only be one set price. No bidding. No haggling. Hi-Rez photos will be sent by email to Forum members (post count >10) that request them. 

  2. 28 minutes ago, dtel said:

    I am hoping our freezer hangs on a good bit more, I would hate to even have to unload that sucker. Wife said the local store had pork loins on sale and she wanted to go get some, I said better look at the freezer it's full, one bag of ice could be removed and that's all the room we would have. 

    Went to Costco to investigate and top off my freezer. I waited for the meat truck to arrive to deliver the days supply of fresh meat. Resticted to 3 meat items per account. Truck arrived at 11A.M. Store coolers were full at 1 P.M.  The coolers were all empty by 5PM. Hamburger was first to go, although they had more to process, followed by chicken breast and then pork loins. Fresh cuts always sell first. People apparently do not like to butcher whole portions themselves. Too bloody.


    Another tip...bagged salad. Large retailer told me they were shorted 400 cases. Just reporting the trend.


    About the freezer shortage. No surprise there. Would you be shocked to learn there is someone on a local ad page renting out freezer space by the cubuc foot to the general public now that they are all gone and he has 25 sitting in a warehouse? Just fake news.


    Another side note: I got real lucky managed to buy 24 bottles of 4oz hand sanitizer from Costco. Limit 1. Single pallet. Off brand. Have not seen any hand sanitizer anywhere in 6 weeks. BTW - NFS.


    OK, Going back down to my bunker for the day.

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  3. OK, I am on board now.


    Although I don't personally believe that SARS-CoV-2 was developed to be used as a bilogical weapon, I can see now how Covid-19 could be in fact lab originated. Even if that could ever be legally proven, I do believe now that SARS-CoV-2 would have eventually happened naturally anyway without any human intervention. They have been studying these bats for a decade to prevent this exact thing from occurring naturally. It would have happened anyway. It will happen again. There will be more new coronavirus caused pandemics to come in the decades ahead.


    At least these labs did developed the first antibody test used to find the infections in the bats in the first place. Thats how you got human test kits so early here.



  4. Covid-19 is here to stay. 18-24 months with repeated waves before reaching herd immunity level of 60%-70%. At that point it then becomes endemic (forever) just like the coronaviruses that cause 25% of our common cold, and the H1N1 flu (Spanish flu), and the H1N2 flu (bird flu).


    Remember that any "vaccine" will not have a 100% efficacy. This years flu shots had efficacy rates of 45%, which does include the vaccine for that same flu (H1N1) we have been fighting since 1918.


    Page 6 of the article linked below shows a chart of 3 possible scenarios we can expect.

    1) Peaks and Valleys.

    2) Fall Peak

    3) Slow Burn



    As the pandemic wanes, it is likely that SARS-CoV-2 will continue to circulate in the human population and will synchronize to a seasonal pattern with diminished severity over time


    Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

    Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota




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  5. 5 hours ago, BassBlaster&TweeterHeater said:

    The same clown telling us we need to cue up for a government injection of "mystery fluid" has been revealed to be FUNDING the Wuhan lab where the virus originated.


    I have become aware of how extemely obscure and narrow in scope all of the websites are where you have been getting your links from. Regardless of your opinions of specific topics, at least the links I choose to share are from wesites and scientific journals recognized around the world. Not trying to argue a side, just work on your sources please. 


    Go ahead and quote me once in direct response to my post if you feel you must, but please refrain from quoting me again in the future, for any reason, on any subject. Find another target.

  6. 1 hour ago, geoff. said:

    Mosquitos just came out where I live.


    What was wrong with DDT again...?

    I think that was wild birds eggs having thin or no shell. So not really an egg at all, compromising the future generations of wild birds, some of which happen to eat billions of mosquitoes.

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  7. Just want you to look at this curve showing daily Covid-19 new cases count in my home state of Wisconsin. Like a 2 hump camel. This is what happens when your state legislature determines the best move is to break stay at home orders and instead have 400,000 people go out and vote in person, all while simultaneously closing thousands of polling stations forcing everyone into endless lines for hours. So now the pot has been brewed and it is all fresh again. Cool. Thanks for helping us out. GOV


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  8. Just so some of you guys know Dario Argento was doing slasher films a full decade before Freddy and Jason were even a thing. Is to thriller films what Sergio Leone was to Spaghetti Westerns.

  9. 1 hour ago, K5SS said:

    I ended up grabbing the stand off Amazon for $100 delivered but the last time I checked, it was up to $117.

    A nice subscriber mentioned that the stand is usually cheaper if you order it directly from Monoprice and sure enough, looks like it was on sale for $89 but it was out of stock when I ordered it anyway so I’m happy.

    The $7 I spent on the Daft Punk album has been a pretty solid investment. I’ve been listening to that album along with The Cure Greatest Hits the past 3 days, almost on loop.

    TV time is definitely down:)

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Then you may be interested in this as much as I am. Kind of a 2 for 1 for me.


  10. It is with heartfelt disappointment that we must announce today the official cancellation of AXPONA 2020 that was to be held August 7-9. We make this decision out of concern for the health and safety of all AXPONA participants. We thank everyone who had committed to making the 2020 event the largest and most attended AXPONA in history. These are enormously challenging times for everyone and it is our hope that we all stay strong, caring, healthy and united. Our industry will come through this together and we will be in a better and safer world on the other side of this crisis.


    We know everyone is hurting right now. Some more than others. Many businesses in many industries are being hammered by the impact of this pandemic. JD Events, the producer of AXPONA, in particular is facing a financial calamity due to the disastrous impact on tradeshows. Many expenses have already been spent on the show that we will not recoup.


    We are actively working on 2021 but wanted to get this message out to you as quickly as possible to advise that we will be offering refunds if requested. We are however hoping that you may consider rolling over your 2020 ticket to the 2021 event to help us. As a token of appreciation, you will receive a FREE companion ticket for next year’s event. If you are not in a position to do so, you will receive your refund, no questions asked.


    Please respond by June 1st , 2020 to jenabeth@jdevents.com and let us know one of the following options:


    - Yes I want a full refund. Your refund will be submitted on the Friday of the week you submit it and refunds then take 7-10 business days to appear on your credit card statement once processed.


    - I want to help ensure AXPONA’s long-term success please transfer my ticket to 2021 and in appreciation I will take a free companion ticket for 2021. Details how to register for the companion ticket will be sent in early 2021 once ticket sales are available.


    On a positive note, we are excited by the response to the “AXPONA Livestream” event on what would’ve been our April 17 opening day. We plan to conduct more virtual events in the coming months to keep the community connected during this down time.


    It remains our pleasure to serve this great industry. Thank you all for your understanding and your support.


    Best, Jenabeth Jenabeth Ferguson

    Vice President, Event Director

    JD Events

    203-371-6322 ext. 213



    *No transfers or refunds will be available after June 1, 2020

  11. After doing my own research for several hours I have come up with some more evidence to support my theory that the Covid-19 virus is much more prevelant out in the public domain than anyone had previosly thought possible at this time. Right now I could just bomb you with statistics from scientific studies from many different countries all using complicated technical terminology. Instead I will provide only one link.

    L.A County.

    University of Southern California study

    Quote from the County of L.A Health Department "Based on results of the first round of testing, the research team estimates that approximately 4.1% of the county's adult population has antibody to the virus. Adjusting this estimate for statistical margin of error implies about 2.8% to 5.6% of the county's adult population has antibody to the virus- which translates to approximately 221,000 to 442,000 adults in the county who have had the infection. That estimate is 28 to 55 times higher than the 7,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the county by the time of the study in early April.



    This is both good and bad news. Good news is the death rates are in fact dramatically lower for the general population when compared to overall infections rates. Bad news is you will be getting Covid-19 eventually. Just may not die, or even get sick. Most likely scenario, you just become a carrier and spread the disease. 


    Remember this is a study that tested random public for antibodies for Covid-19. Most testing done now is for those showing symptoms, or are in critical positions. This is a virus that originated from wild animals in Asia. Absolutely nobody in L.A would have antibodies to this if they were not exposed to it by other humans.

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  12. In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms


    Have you seen this? Did not see anyone post it. Seems as though we have ourselves a control group to study how many people can be infected with the Covid-19 virus and still be asymptomatic. This is my greatest fear. A whole world of carriers going about as if they are perfectly immune to anything, all the while shedding viruses upon all who they encounter. At least in the past if someone would cough, or sneeze they might take a day off, or at least not breathe on you. Now with the asymptomatics of the world being oblivious to the problem, I have to, at this point, reconsider everything.



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  13. Shh, don't tell anyone. I just added up the total. $2014.54 added to the food hoard this month. Just yesterday got lucky with 15LBS of ribeyes @ $4.99, 4LBS of beef tenderloin @ 5.99, 12LBS of NY strip @ $7.29. Had to buy whole and butcher my own. Everything else was overpriced or sold out. No chicken, No ground beef. You suppose you could blame me for part of the shortages.

  14. Plans were to spend a month at my fathers new Florida home he just moved into. He basically bought a 6 acre orchard with a lanai. Gas is cheap. 22 Hours drive. Problem is I have zero faith in this present Covid-19 world. Now I am hearing about how the majority of people with Corona don't even know it, and show no symptoms at all. Just carriers. I might do OK, but my wife would likely not make it through an infection. She is compromised. So I am locked down in order to protect her. This is exactly the opposite of a vacation. Seems like all I do is hoard food now. Probably $2K worth just this month. I wear a mask and gloves every time I go out. If I were under the age of 30 I am sure I would be on a nationwide tour right now.  We will see how it goes. There is always next winter.

  15. 1 hour ago, LORDROOTMAN said:

    Any links to buy dynamat will be appreciated 

    I can’t believe the bass in CF4 after Bob Crites rebuild the crossover compared with KLF 30 

    What did the crossover rebuild cost you? Caps only or full boards? 


    For the dynamat, see if you can get some scraps of Bituthene or Ice and water shield for free from a friend or look around a surplus store. Warning, high VOC with this route.


    Here is another low price alternative that will provide enough for many projects to come.


    https://smile.amazon.com/stores/node/12073767011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Noico Solutions&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_12073767011


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  16. I don't know anything about these. Maybe you do. $100



    at least a dozen good NOS-measuring 5U4GB (RCA, Tung-Sol, GE, etc, including a couple brand-new EH)
    three RCA 6X4

    Power tubes:
    matched pair of CBS/Hytron 6F6GT, almost NOS
    3 6BG6G RCA (untested)
    single Motorola Premium Gold 6BQ5/ EL84 (untested)

    Preamp/signal tubes:
    single GE 6SN7GTB (very excellent sounding)
    single JJ 6SL7GT
    10+ 12AT7's
    ~10 12AU7's, including a sweet NOS Raytheon
    3 6CG7/6FQ7
    5 6AV6 (untested)
    2 6AU6 (untested)
    3 12HL7 (untested)
    8 6BC5 (untested)

  17. I just hang my speakers up. Depends on the primarily on your room, speakers, and construction. I personally like full range speakers in their original boxes, and not compromised speaker components placed in-wall or in-ceiling configurations. Probably get the green light from the wife if they are in-ceiling though.


    To answer your question directly, wider angles and greater distances will benefit the height channels.





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