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About BernardLVH

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    Shenzhen, China.
  • Interests
    Audio, electronics and lots of sports. That's DOING sports, not watching them.
  • My System
    Klipsch, RP 260F, RP250F, RP 440C, Onkyo TX RZ810, Samsung 55 inch 4K TV and Mac Mini media server connected to a NetGear R8500 WiFi router with media server. Also have a Samsung Home Theater in a box (not bad actually) which will soon be replaced by more Klipsch gear.
  1. I have the RP 260F and use them for music and movies. I absolutely love them. They are detailed and refined, use the new horn design and go VERY loud. They are hard to beat for the money. Seeing that you have a sub, I would choose the the RP 260F again any day.
  2. As long as everyone is happy that's all that matters. Issues are strictly minor cosmetic ones.
  3. I als o recommend the NAD. Had a 325BEE and it just sounded awesome for the price. It ran two 4 Ohm JBL 225JRXs with no problems at all. Had a tube CD player (ShanLing CD T 80) and DBX 231 EQ hooked up to it and it was my favourite sysytem. It just sounded right. If I cranked it up paintings would fall off my walls. NAD has a quality first philosophy and they can drive almost anything.
  4. I heard them briefly and they sound really good. Surprisingly so despite their age. In the store, which is packed with gear, the sound doesn't seem to be coming from the speakers. And they have a very nice midrange. Hard to describe further without using my reference CDs which are back home in Canada. This summer I'll have some free time and create a thread with pics of audio nirvana in China. Prices are typical retail. They need their mark up to pay the rent I guess. Lots of Chinese tube gear of course such as ShanLing. Which makes some really nice gear for reasonable prices. Promise I'll create a post with plenty of pics when I get a chance.
  5. Absolutely. And lovelingly bathe it in Mobil 1 Synthetic.
  6. The sound of that VTech engine when you start it and then let it rip to it's 8200 RPM redline.............
  7. Well seeing that almost everything electronic is made in ShenZhen, China, the selection is pretty good. Lots of vintage gear too. Saw some nice JBL L222 Discos a while back and pretty much everything else. There is a center where all the hifi shops congregate and it's pretty much heaven. They even have a set of those huge Western Electric horn speakers. Also lots of vintage drivers, tubes and all the new stuff too of course. Lots of new Klipsch but little vintage Klipsch.
  8. Those JBLs....... my teenage dream. Always wanted a set but couldn't afford them as a teenager.
  9. Wow...... what's the story behind these? How the heck do you find brand new 40 year old amps?????
  10. Had a Honda Del Sol VTech once which is based on the same platform. The cars built on this platform are all time classics and some of the best cars ever made with engines producing the same horse power per liter as Ferraris. It's been a long slide downhill for Honda/Acura ever since. Hope they find their soul again. Hang on to that car.
  11. That's how I always hooked mine up. Tape in/out and use the Tape monitor button.
  12. Good enough reason to get one. I had a 12 band Technics when I was younger and the DBX 231 more recently. I prefer the 31 band EQ as it gives me more options. I don't find it complicated as you don't have to use all of them, but it does give you the option. Also it's great for learning which frequencies affect which parts of your music. You have the option to experiment a bit. My JBL Pros came with a frequency response chart which I corrected with the EQ as my base line and then corrected it for room response and personal preference from there. Great way to learn and have some fun.
  13. Also what kind of system will you be using it with? And any particular reason you feel you need an EQ?
  14. Had the same issue with my Onkyo. There was a room issue causing a suck out or phase problem. I repositioned the speakers and problem solved.
  15. i had a DBX 231 which I used with some JBL Pro speakers. I highly recommend it. Perfect for fine tuning your frequency response and room issues. It also sounded great.