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  1. What you are looking for is the L100T3 with the modified crossover and 035tia tweeter. The crossover mod on the L100T3 removed the glare, edge, and bite while retaining a vary balanced and smooth even response from 30Hz-27KHz. You will not be able to swap tweeters to non titanium jbl without redesigning the tweeter portion of the crossover. For that you would do your own work, and get information from Lansing Heritage. Wait....wait....my crystal ball is getting clearer................ I see..............new speakers in your future. Where are you located Ron? What system components are you using? What sort of room?
  2. I own a dozen or more of 035Ti/a in various JBL speakers. What questions do you have? Are you referring to this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-035TIA-Tweeter-Speaker-Replacement-Parts-L7-35198/192823964420?hash=item2ce5343304:g:5P4AAOSwO7pcY5au:sc:USPSPriority!53932!US!-1 that you replace with this https://www.simplyspeakers.com/replacement-speaker-jbl-tweeter-t-035tia.html And now you would like to buy brand new, or newer speakers that are non titanium? If so, then the usual response is another question. What is your budget?
  3. It is all good. Seller wishes to find a good home for these. I would not mind at all if they could find their way into the community.
  4. I love when they super glue those store price tags right on the tops and kick them around with those unlined metal hand carts.
  5. Maybe I should remove the ad, as the seller would most likely posted here if he wanted to share it with the rest of the crew here. EDIT: No problem seller appreciates the attention I do not know the history, but I would assume the seller is definitely someone at least a few here are familiar with. I was just trying to help anyone here with the proper motivation get something they might have otherwise missed.
  6. https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/klipsch-70th-anniversary-khorns-one-of-70-pair-worldwide.864669/ If you cannot open this, I can help. A subscription is required. $8000 for the pair New Jersey, pick up only https://www.klipsch.com/products/klipschorn-70th-anniversary-edition
  7. I just listened to the Klipsch RP-8000F last night for the first time. Not with the RF7II/III. I thought they were very capable good sounding speakers with ample bass, However they were unable to keep up with the very large space they were used in. Approx. 25 x 20 x 14 with a huge suck-out of an adjacent dinning room/kitchen opening. This was with massive amplifier and SVS PB 16 Ultra sub providing support. Sometimes physics gets in the way. We have to play within the laws of the universe.
  8. Bi-amp, Tri-amp, Balanced, or full 6 channels, what ever you want. CAV-150 SPECIFICATIONS: Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 KHz +/- 0.1 dB Sensitivity: 1.2 Volt in for rated output Input Impedance: 75 Kohms (single ended) 16 Kohms (balanced) Output Impedance: 0.05 Ohm Gain: 29 dB S/N Ratio: More than 135 dB THD+N: 0.004% Maximum power and Channel configuration With 8 Ohms load Six (6) Channels 150 Watts x 6 Five (5) Channels 300 Watts x 1 (bridged) 150 Watts x 4 Four (4) Channels 300 Watts x 2 (bridged) 150 Watts x 2 Three (3) Channels 300 Watts x 3 (bridged) Power Consumption (idle): 225 Watts Power input: 110V 60Hz Dimensions: Gross: 14" x 25 1/2" x 25" Net: 6 3/4" x 19" x 21 1/2" Weight: Gross: 85 lbs. Net: 70 lbs.
  9. CLASSE CAV-150 N0.278 Think Krell or Mark Levinson quality but warmer and very tube like. Some say too dark, but with titanium loaded Klipsch horns, I don't think I will have any issues with that in my already bright room. This should be exactly what the doctor ordered. And It only cost me one Klipsch sub, one Klipsch Academy center, and one Onkyo AVR. Would have been much more costly had I went with with the other warm sounding amps many others here use. Looking at you McIntosh.­čśë
  10. Sorry to hear that. It's unfortunate but part of what we have to put up with. My deal just went through without any shenanigans. Did not even get rolled in the parking lot. My other Academy is going on the Bay. Now it's my turn to become the buyer.
  11. Excellent. I am sitting in parking lot near chicago at this very moment waiting to hand off my black klipsch academy with full crites mods for 3 bills. Check later in the what i got today thread if my evening appointment works out as expected.
  12. Well said. Thanks for adding. Love those facts you added. I was not aware you had notes on the time frames of certain listings. I do know when prices reach a ceiling they will not sell, and when they are low, they fly off the shelf. And I am not picking on you at all or the research you have done. I value greatly what you do. Hoping we get more experiences and feedback on the subject. All opinions are welcome.
  13. All I am trying to say is if you are in line to purchase a pair of good condition Chorus II in good condition, and you are only willing to pay $750 or less, and you are NOT THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO CONTACT, you will probably be dead before you get a pair, again UNLESS YOU ARE FIRST. In my opinion sellers are leaving tons of money on the table and have been for years by not allowing the market to dictate final pricing. Right or wrong, this is my opinion based on my own research. I have called every single listing in my area for several years now have been first twice.
  14. Simply for greater clarity for all who are reading the thread. My research has been primarily through craigslist listings throughout the CONUS, audiokarma, usaudiomart, audiogon, avsforum, and anything I can find on hifishark. I look through our Klipsch forums, but that is the last place I ever find these listed, other than alerts, or a few randoms. I am definitely not basing any of my information on what happens on ebay, or private retailers listings. Also I have not including postings on letgo, facebook marketplace, or any social media outlets.
  15. Cool. I am spending my Tuesday in Chi-town doing some CL deliveries I recently sold while I am off potentially making new purchases. Any more good leads, or wants?
  16. Not another April Fools joke. Price reduction in effect.
  17. GONE Original box and original packing material are included A copy of the Soundsmith invoice will be included. A printed copy of the manual will be provided. Shipping will be paid by you. If you don't know, ask me. I am happy to help Please discuss pricing and offers in private messages(PM) Description of the service work completed by The Soundsmith Corporation on June 2015 Sumo Electra serial #: clean chassis of dust & dirt, replace defective pre-out and tape in/out RCA jack assemlies, replace all electrolytic capacitors with upgraded parts, locate & repair fatigued, cracked or overheated solder joints, replace burned/out of spec components, test all inputs, reliability test performed, 1 tamper proof label affixed. 6 hours labor charged Completed rebuild cost from invoice $813.50 plus shipping Link to the video report on Soundsmith by Stereophile https://www.stereophile.com/content/soundsmiths-peter-ledermann-building-mastering-and-giving-back Designed by James Bongiorno who's long and storied career spans two entirely distinct eras, from Hadley, Dynaco, Marantz, and SAE in the 1960s, to Constellation Audio in the second decade of the 21st century. Bongiorno designed amplifiers in six different decades, working alongside other industry legends such as Richard Sequerra, Sidney Smith, David Hafler, Morris Kessler, John Curl, and Bascom King. Bongiorno will best be remembered for Great American Sound (GAS), the company he founded in 1974 after leaving SAE. The GAS Ampzilla power amplifier was an instant classic, outperforming many much more expensive amplifiers and sending ripples through the industry. Bongiorno was eventually forced out and the company folded a few years later. He quickly founded a new company, Sumo Electric Company, Ltd., to bring his circuits to moderately priced products. As with GAS, disputes between business partners led to SumoÔÇÖs premature demise. Everything about Electra's design underlines Sumo engineering's fanatic attention to detail. While other preamps give you volume controls, Electra provides laser-trimmed stepped attenuators for volume, bass treble and balance. These controls will pass high frequency square waves with no apparent distortion, and offer near-perfect channel to channel tracking. 1% metal film resistors are used throughout the signal path. The phono preamp stage for moving coil cartridges is both fully complementary and DC coupled, as is the FET magnetic phono stage. The entire preamplifier remains in phase from input to output. Even the circuit topology has been configured to reject stray magnetic fields, which can introduce hum and noise into the system. When Electra is used with other Sumo equipment, such as the Andromeda, the interaction is synergistic. The whole is greater than the parts. You will hear a wide, accurate soundstage, incredible dynamic range, astounding definition throughout the audio band. In short, the natural, effortless purity of live music. SPECS Frequency response: 2Hz to 100kHz +/-3db 20Hz-20Khz +/-0.1db Low filter (Quasi-2nd order) 20Hz -3db Total harmonic distortion: 0.01% Gain @1KHz: 68dB (MC), SNR 65db 42dB (MM), SNR 70db 20dB (Tuner, Aux, Tape), SNR 100db Input sensitivity 3V RMS-1KHz: 0.115mV (MC), 2.3mV (MM), 315mV (line) Crosstalk @20KHz -60db, @below 1KHz -80db Dimensions: 19" x 3.5" x 9" Weight: 12lbs. More literature, links, downloads, etc. available upon request´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐
  18. I have been tracking how long it takes to sell a Chorus II after it is first listed for sale. No I don't have a speadsheet. IMHO when an identical item sells repeatedly to the first ´╗┐person with the cash in the first hours of listing, he most definelty left money on the table. From my searches, almost every single great condition Chorus II listed under $800 has sold within the first 24 hours for the past 2 years. Yet the current average price for Chorus II is $737 THANKS to our resident price trackers. Yes, some examples have sat much longer, but I think those examples had some issues that buyers or sellers did not want to deal with, while the others I have mentioned did not. Supply has fell so far behind demand. There is also the fact that Chorus II has no direct replacement (Chorus I was ported unlike the Forte I,II,III), in addition to the vast price differential over buying new. Some sellers´╗┐ have now finally woken up. Supply is still a regional problem though. Now of course the market size for these is still shrinking, but not as fast as the supply. Forte II are much easier to find. And the best stuff always sells first. I personally am just fine with market prices trending up. In summary, recently I have been totally unsuccessful in my search for a third pair of Walnut Chorus II that is actually still available when I get a response. The 2 pairs I did manage to buy over the past 2 years required an immediate response, an immediate unplanned trip of over 800 miles RT, and a seller willing to hold them while I traveled. If you got a pair of ´╗┐CH II WO you are thinking of selling, you should probably just PM me´╗┐ for a ´╗┐guaranteed result. ´╗┐´╗┐Actually, I only have use for 5 total, so an orphan would be great, and even more improbable.
  19. I have been paying attention to how long it takes to sell an item after it is first listed for sale. . When an identical item sells repeatedly to the first person with the cash in the first hours of listing, he most definelty left money on the table. Almost every single great condition Chorus II listed under $800 has sold within the first 24 hours for the past 2 years. Yet that is still the current average price for Chorus II THANKS to our resident price trackers. Yes, some examples have sat for a while, but I think those had some issues, that buyers did not want to deal with, while the others I mentioned did not. Supply has fell so far behind demand, in addition to the vast price differential over buying new, sellers have finally woken up. Supply is still a regional problem though. Now of course the market size is still shrinking, but not as fast as the supply. Forte II are much easier to find. And the best stuff always sells first. I am just fine with market prices trending up. In summary, I have been totally unsuccessful in my search for a third pair of Walnut Chorus II that is actually still available when I get a response. The 2 pairs I did manage to buy over the past 2 years required an immediate response, an immediate unplanned trip of over 800 miles RT, and a seller willing to hold them while I traveled.
  20. I don't think so....if it looks new, has original box, packing, manual, remote. I still use mine. Patience is required in smaller venues like the branded forums.
  21. Move it to another room and see if it still makes that sounds. Eliminate the room. Try again. If it still happens, grab a screwdriver.
  22. Probably going to move this to the auction site soon. Getting lots of good will, but no offers. Willing to split, but not sure why anyone would. Make me an offer, I won't bite. I just cannot sell these for the scrap metal prices I see the unrestored 40 year old examples sell for.
  23. @Rudy81 The answer to your specific question is to pre-raise the grain before you apply finish to your wood cabinets. I usually pre-raise the grain using distilled water before final sanding of the raw wood. The grain will only raise once therefore eliminating the need for sanding out the applied finish, outside of those pesky few grains that always seem to hide out till later. If you are worried about those few grains, then you can go to the sealers and conditioners. I like to use shellac as my sealer. Shellac can be used in between any stage. It is completely compatible with anything and in between anything. As in anything painting or staining, prep is just as important as finish. Most just skip these IMHO important steps. A lot of misinformation out there, and also a great many varying methods that can also work. Find the one that works best for you and stick with that.
  24. From 2007-2013 I lived in a farm house in Wisconsin where there was zero connected internet options outside of dial-up. No amount of money could buy me more. Thank goodness Cell phone internet technology was available, but at 12 miles away I was not receiving a stable in home internet connection. I also had problem of getting my PC connected to a solid connection. Solution was.... -2.4Ghz Parabolic grid antenna mounted to a 2" galvanized steel pole on the roof pointed exactly at the cell phone tower(no line of site) using a compass and maps. -80 Feet of LMR400 50ohm ultra low-loss coaxial cable (about 1" diameter) -type N to FME adapter -FME to cellular usb stick adapter (about the size of a pencil lead) -Cellular usb stick -Sim card -Cradlepoint usb router -Wifi router $80 per month for 20GB internet only plan Glad those days are over. Cost me $1000 for all that gear, and the technology would change so often, I was forced to replace parts of the setup at least 3 times over those years. I still have it all boxed up. You are welcome to it. Oh, December 2018 Spectrum internet installed 200MB service at my current home which had up to that point been maxed at 5MB DSL phone. The service upgrade to my home came as part of a Federal broadband internet expansion bill passed that cost everyone 100's of billions of tax dollars. Thanks everyone. And Spectrum internet thanks you too.
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