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Ole Dollar

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About Ole Dollar

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    Southwest, TN
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    Wife, kids, music, and cars.
  • My System
    Main system is a McIntosh MX110z and a pair of MC30's with a Pioneer DV-59AVI and a B&O Beogram RX2 with Chorus II's. All controlled by an APC G5 power center.
    The other system is a McIntosh C31V feeding a Xilica SP-4080 to a pair of MC2002's with 2-way Jubilees. CD player is shared with main system.
  1. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    I tried Roy's settings this weekend and for "out of the box" they are very listenable unlike the settings I tried several months ago. These new settings are much smoother and work with a variety of music. The bass and midbass are well balanced. I now have the Xilica setup with presets for my settings as well as Roy's so it is easy to compare. Compared to my Chris A / REW / XConsole tuning the Roy settings seem to lose some detail and clarity maybe even some punch - I will be sticking with the configuration @Chris A worked up for me. I also plan to do some additional tinkering to better handle some bass issues that are related to my room. I am fairly literate on a PC and did not have any trouble configuring the Xilica or getting REW going. I would love to take a class on REW to better understand how to use it. That being said the help here on our forum has been great and Chris A really spent some time with me so I would be happy. The Xilica sounds amazing and I would recommend it over the passives being talked about for the K691.

    @billybob That describes my participation. So many things to do you will find your niche. I was asked to be at the booth and represent this effort. My first concern was "How can I speak for Klipsch, I'm a volunteer" to which I was asked "how many Klipsch speakers do you own". As I started counting on my fingers and went to my second had they said - "who knows more about Klipsch, you are the Festival goers. Problem solved and confidence given. Something not mentioned is getting to know the other museum supporters while working and over meals. I have a greater respect for those I met as I heard their stories and their love for Klipsch. I met some new friends at the Pilgrimage and with this work weekend got to know some of them on a more personal level. Makes me wish I was not living so far away from the museum.
  3. That explains it, but now I realize I should have been searching for the money.
  4. After I read all the great museum weekend update information with pictures posted by @dtel's wife I figured I should give an update on the Hope Watermelon Festival where Klipsch had a booth that weekend as well. Below are some pictures taken Friday morning before things got rolling. The Historian worked each morning with the volunteers to unload the trailer and place the PWK artifacts on the displays to be ready for business by 9 AM. Some of the items on display included a one of a kind Plexiglas K-Horn made in 1971 by PWK, another Klipsch employee, and a local artist experienced with plastics. In a picture showing PWK building the K-Horn he can be seen in his Stetson which was on display to the left of the K-Horn. Another display contained additional PWK personal items as well as some vintage marketing materials. Additionally, a piece of an anniversary K-Horn was on display showing the fine woodgrain and finish. My first day at the Festival was Friday and I worked it with @guywithwine. After the booth was ready to go The Historian headed for the museum to do the heavy lifting. While I got to know @guywithwine better we met many people curious about Klipsch as well as some who owned Klipsch and wanted to talk about them. Along the way we raised money for the museum through donations and headphone sales. KGI donated a good supply of IEM headphones which were completely gone on Friday. The weather was hot and humid all day and the fans did a good job of keeping us cooler. About 3 PM bad weather was moving in and we started making calls to the group at the museum where the weather was still clear. Several calls went back and forth as we did not want to abandon our post but it was looking more ominous all the time. I pretty sure we were annoying them with our issues and I say that as the volunteers at the museum were moving steel, doing carpentry work, striping and repainting, and installing gutter work. Yup, we were sitting on our *ss at the Watermelon Festival and complaining about the weather so no comparison really. Finally lightning struck very close, not even a one thousand one, decision made, pack up and split. On Saturday, I received word that I would be at the booth alone as it was all hands on deck at the museum. Luckily there was a “The Three” in the booth and I was armed with a smart phone and an iPad both on an unlimited data plan. I met The Historian at 8 AM and we setup the booth for what turned out to be the busiest day. I picked a nice location in the shade and turned all three fans in my direction as we were having another fabulous summer day in the South. I met many people as they stopped by to talk about walking in their neighborhood with PWK and his wife, meeting up with them in restaurants, and many times I heard “I have/had a family member that worked there”. The theme seemed to be that PWK was very approachable and enjoyed being part of the community. Speaking of community many turned out to take pictures at the BS button sign next to the booth. I must admit I was not sure how that sign would be received when I first saw it. The Festival wrapped up around 6 PM and with the return of The Historian we packed up the booth and loaded it into the trailer. There is one thing I am still trying to figure out though. This is no lie, a local law enforcement officer walked up to me about 2 PM and said to me “is this your bulls*** sign. Wanting to avoid jail I paused before I answered, with age comes wisdom, and then I said, “it belongs to the Klipsch Museum”. With that he walked over to the sign and tilted it up to look behind it. After I realized he was not reaching for his handcuffs I learned that Klipsch has been involved in treasure or scavenger hunts. A question for another day.

    Greetings from the Klipsch booth at the Watermelon Festival in Hope. I am really enjoying meeting the people here and talking Klipsch. I'm also hearing stories about PWK and his wife from many people that knew them. The food here is awesome as well.
  6. Glen Campbell Dead At 81

    As someone who had a relative with Alzheimer's I think his passing is bittersweet. I watched his TV show and my sister played his music often. I enjoyed when he starred in the original True Grit. I guess like many others I will add some of his music to my collection as I must admit to not having any. RIP Glen Campbell.
  7. Hidden Home Theater with Reference 7 5.1 system

    I am going to agree with @Ceptorman on this. Tell her you want Jubilee's and she may think the RF7's should stay - just kidding and don't want to cause you any marriage issues. I've been working with a Klipsch dealer named Cory from @MetropolisLakeOutfitters and he has been great about getting me information on the less common Klipsch lines. He may be a good resource for the in-wall stuff. Good luck and totally agree on keeping the wife happy. Disclaimer - I am a current customer of Cory's but have no other relationship to his business.
  8. Hidden Home Theater with Reference 7 5.1 system

    Welcome to the forum. I am running the RF3's and think the 7's are just about the best for home theater. Hiding them behind any material will affect the frequencies heard, possibly loss of higher frequencies as they are easily absorbed by fabric. This can be mitigated with some tuning and the proper screen material , if using them behind the screen. This is one of the reasons I listen with speakers grills/covers removed. Have you considered buying your wife a diamond or new car to improve WAF? I talked my wife into Jubilee's but it cost me a new refrigerator - not really a high price to pay in the end. On the other hand Klipsch has a big selection of in-wall speakers to choose from.
  9. New to forum, am I doing it right?

    Welcome to the forum. I think @DizRotus is correct as later this evening you should get more feedback from the more knowledgeable HT folks. For me, I have an RF3 based system with the Yamaha receiver subwoofer crossover set to 50 Hz and the speakers set to small. I recommend 2 subwoofers, learned that on this forum, or more and found this to sound good with movies and music. With 2 subwoofers you don't have just one that has to work overtime especially during movie effects. I am not sure about your question on rp-440c's as I have not heard them. Good luck and glad you are here.
  10. Top Ten Vintage Speakers on Ebay (inc RB-51 II)

    I still have a pair with a KSW-15 and powered by an ST-70. There are plenty good enough to impress my cube speaker friends.
  11. Good Efficient Center to go with Chorus IIs in 5.1

    I asked Jim, the Klipsch Historian, a question much like this during the 2017 pilgrimage except my reference was for 3 speaker stereo. His answer was "another Chorus II".

    My hotel reservations are confirmed - see you there.
  13. Can 2 Way Jubilees Use False Corners?

    Chris: Thank you for the reply. I hope you don't mind an additional question. In the drawing at the top I see the wings in blue - are the thick black lines the room corner of a false corner? Okay your answer on tapped horn sub-woofers are very interesting. I have already started researching as this solution looks like more fun.
  14. I have searched the forum and found many articles on the KHorn and false corners but I am still not sure they can be used with Jubilees. Can the Jubilees use false corners? Would the size of the corner need to be different than that described in "Dope for Hope"? Is anyone using false corners with Jubilees and how is that working? My room is not perfect as my best wall has fieldstone on it with a ledge that sticks out about 15 inches which keeps the bass bins away from the walls. Thoughts?
  15. Upgraded Forte compared to new Forte III

    I heard the Forte III's on the pilgrimage and to me they had an amazing sound stage, better than my Chorus II's. A no I brainer to me as I looked into buying them but got side tracked by the Jubilee's. The new Forte's are a bargain at their price point and I am recommending them to my friends. I can only think a Chorus III would make a great option for those a little more bass hungry and hopefully worth their development. So many choices - life is good.