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Ole Dollar

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About Ole Dollar

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    Southwest, TN
  • Interests
    Wife, kids, music, and cars.
  • My System
    Solid State:
    McIntosh C31V Preamp
    McIntosh MC2002 Amplifier
    (2) McIntosh MC30's on 402 Horns
    Crown XLS1500 Amplifier
    Xilica XP-4080 Speaker Controller
    Pioneer Elite DVD59i SACD Player
    iFi DAC Plays WAV/FLAC Files
    Klipsch Jubilee Mains
    Klipsch 1502 Subwoofer

    Vacuum Tube:
    McIntosh MX110 Tuner/Preamp
    McIntosh MC240 Amplifier
    McIntosh MPI 4 Maximum Performance Indicator
    Beogram BX2 Turntable (Stereo)
    Sound-Smith SMMC1 Cartridge
    MCS Turntable (Mono)
    Grado ME+ Cartridge
    Klipsch Chorus II

    Home Theater:
    Yamaha Aventage Receiver in 7.2
    Sony Blue Ray Player
    External Digital Over-Air TV Receiver
    Intel Compute Stick for Internet
    Klipsch RF3 II Mains
    Klipsch Synergy Center & Sides
    Klipsch RB 10 Rear
    (2) Klipsch SW 450 Subwoofers

    Bedroom System:
    Tube Cube 7 Amplifier - NOS Mullard Tubes
    iFi DAC with iPhone or computer
    Klipsch Heresy 1 Mains on stands
    Klipsch KSW-15 Subwoofer

    Daughter 1 Bedroom:
    Pioneer VSX Receiver
    Sony DVD Player for CD's
    Bluetooth Adapter
    Klipsch EPIC CF-3 Mains

    Daughter 2 Bedroom:
    Yamaha Receiver with Bluetooth
    iPad Air for streaming
    Klipsch RB51 II Mains

    Computer Speakers:
    Klipsch ProMedia 4.2
    Klipsch ProMedia 2.0
    Klipsch ProMedia GMX 5.1
    Klipsch Promedia DD 5.1 Dream System including Preamp

    Spare Equipment:
    McIntosh MC2002 Amplifier
    Dynaco ST70 Amplifier

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  1. Metal Church by Metal Church and Free Man in Paris by Joni Mitchell
  2. Heard my brothers Heresy’s around 1982 powered by Crown and a Thorens TT. Heard stuff i did not realize was on the albums. That is still my brother’s system and I blame him for my addiction.
  3. I’m friends with a McIntosh dealer in Knoxville TN and went down the vintage path. Have a pair of MC30’s and an MC240 and then tube rolled, amazing the differences that can be had. Found the vintage 50’s and 60’s tubes from Telefunken, Mullard, Amperex, and RCA are just amazing especially in detail and soundstage. Enjoy the rolling!
  4. I’m thinking music but equipment is in there as I have become addicted to vacuum tubes, about 4 years ago.
  5. After my previous post I’m almost afraid to bring this up but again a great combo. I purchased a Tube Cube 7 amp from Tube Depot and hooked it up to a pair of Heresy’s with a KSW15 they sounded okay. Then I installed NOS Mullard EL 84’s and 12AX7 and magic again at 3.5 watts a channel. Detail and 3D sound stage again plus my wife really liked the combo. I use my iPad and iFi DAC to drive it. Other than the tubes are worth more than that amp it is another great combo for far less money.
  6. My favorite tube preamp is a McIntosh MX110z and is connected to a McIntosh MC240 connected to Chorus II’s. Also I have a pair of McIntosh MC30’s connected to my Jubilee 402 horns. Realism, detail, and 3D sound stage are awesome after some tube rolling. Wife has described the listening experience as religious and I agree with that, just magical - not overstated. Using all NOS tubes in equipment that has recent maintenance.
  7. Loved to hate his character on Leave it to Beaver. He was LAPD for a while as well. RIP KEN OSMOND.
  8. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    Visited McIntosh Audio, Tom Manley, a week ago to pick up my new amp. Terry Dewick had gone through it months ago but I had to wait until the "Safer at Home" order was relaxed. Filled the Pre-amp section with NOS Mullards and left in the RCA outputs. Hooked it up to my MX110 and Chorus II's, after hearing it wife said purchase approved! Made a huge difference in bass over the MC30's. Also picked up an MPI 4 and am learning to use it.
  9. PM'ed you - check your forum mailbox. Also moved my McIntosh MC30's to drive the 402's last weekend. Amazing, just amazing.
  10. I think the 1502 really shines at low volumes as well as when cranked up. I told Roy that when purchasing Jubilees the 1502 should just be part of the package. What a difference it makes with the proper tone that is Db independent.
  11. My favorite Bond movie. RIP Honor Blackman.
  12. Thank you Chad and Travis. I know it was not an easy decision and I think the correct one was made. I will miss seeing all of my Klipsch friends and catching up on our audio endeavors. The company I work for is doing the same and my attendance was looking doubtful anyway. I look forward to helping with the 2021 events!
  13. After leaving the M40's with bad ear cushions in the closet for two years I was searching NewEgg for a new set of in ear headphones and up popped a replacement M40 ear cushion from somewhere in China. I ordered a pair in the hope that I would be able to listen to my favorite headphones again. It took almost two weeks to arrive and while they don't have the ring that locks them onto the headphones they do slip fit over the drivers. So now my M40's are back in service, had forgotten how much I really liked them. So far the cushions have stayed on but as they are new I can't comment on longevity. Really glad I did not throw them away as my wife tried to many times, I can't part with anything Klipsch.
  14. Emmett: Welcome to the forum. When I tried to buy the ProMedia 4.1 they had just sold out so Klipsch offered and I bought what they called the "4.2" system. It is two 2.1 systems with a new label. I still use them but as two separate systems with one of them having an issue somewhat like you describe - I found that both sub drivers had the foam on the driver rims that was deteriorated so bad the driver was flopping around on the voice coil. Problem was solved with new parts from Klipsch service department. If you end up scrapping the 4.1 system you can use a pair of 2.1's - have better bass but you do need a place to put the second sub-woofer. Good Luck!
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