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Ole Dollar

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  • Location
    Southwest, TN
  • Interests
    Wife, kids, music, and cars.
  • My System
    Solid State:
    McIntosh C31V Preamp
    (2) McIntosh MC2002 Amplifiers
    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
    (2) McIntosh MC30 Amplifiers
    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 Canter & Sides
    Klipsch RB 10 Rear
    (2) Klipsch SW 450 Subwoofers

    Bedroom System:
    Dynaco ST70 Amplifier
    Tube Cube 7 Amplifier - upgraded 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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Saw them warm up for Kiss in the early 70's and with 2112 became a hardcore fan. I'm lucky I guess in that I saw them 20+ times. For one concert the warm up band did not show up so Geddy came out and apologized and then asked if it would be okay if RUSH played both sets - 3.5 hours of music, they did have a break in the middle for 20 minutes. Professionals in every sense, I feel a personal loss with this. The most amazing talented band I ever saw, Heaven is an even better place now.
  4. Ole Dollar

    Happy New Year

    Yes, Happy New Year!
  5. My McIntosh cabinets are as you describe, wide rectangle with rounded corners. It may be a custom aftermarket for McIntosh equipment and you can look up the measurements to see what it fits - I have a couple of websites if you need them.Here is an example http://www.mcintoshcompendium.com/mp-cabinets.htm P.S. That is a nice looking cabinet - GLWS
  6. I've had a 1502 for a couple of months now and you are correct it does work great with Jubilees. Mine are set to crossover at 50Hz and am using an amp similar to the one @dtel uses although I have the Xilica controller. Its hard for me to explain what the 1502 does but it is clean and accurate and timbre is right, on top of that it just keeps going as long as the power is clean. I was listening to the Wishbone Ash Argus album and the bass is so right I had to switch from playing air guitar to air bass. I highly recommend the 1502 and is perfect fit for Jubilees.
  7. I am fond of the EPIC series as well. That looks like a great setup and I do wonder if you have trouble with those figurines "walking around"? Thanks for the picture.
  8. Good Evening. Thought I would chime in with an album I had not heard in many years. My brother played this quite a bit when I was a teenager and I had forgotten how good it was. Artist Wishbone Ash Album Argus
  9. Great question @Coytee, I'm curious about this as well. I think some of the wood finishes look amazing like the new museum edition speakers and grills. Hopefully the Historian @JRH can give us the low down on these questions.
  10. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    The RF-7 III do sound great, very nice upgrade. I like the seating as well. What projector are you using?
  11. Additionally the original spec sheet is available on the Klipsch site and you can follow this link or put Chorus in the search on the Klipsch site - not this forum site. https://www.klipsch.com/products/chorus-ii-floorstanding-speaker
  12. @Ragsdale4 first welcome to the forum. I believe you have the Chorus II's since the Chorus I's had ports instead of the passive radiators. I bought my Chorus II's in 1991 and they are great speakers. The front grill is held on by magnets to make removing the cover easy. I use a butter knife or other smooth thin object to slide in between the grill and the speaker edge to pop the grill out far enough to get a grip on it and then pull it away from the speaker - I take the grill off every time I listen to them, which is often.
  13. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    I am not sure how many were made. If you are interested contact Cory at @MetropolisLakeOutfitters as he was the one I got mine from and I do recommend him - no affiliation. except as a customer and I met him at several Klipsch Pilgrimages. I have had two days with it now and will say it is amazing. I was having bass issues with my Jubilees and this more than cured it. My wife commented on how much of the lower octave was missing when we muted the 1502 - clearly hearing the lower notes of a stand-up bass with the proper tone and the kick drum now kicks. The 1502's affect is clean notes at low volumes and jaw dropping power when given 1000+ watts to work with. Sort of a "Tim the Tool Man" approach.
  14. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    I really agree, no booming mud but clean bass with every note well defined. Once the gain was close I was playing some Dream Theater and when a song started the bass startled me. I have made it to the proper levels now after beating my eardrums for a couple of hours for fun. Grand Funk Railroad sounds especially nice. Its a relearning thing due to the old direct radiator subs that I turned up too high trying to find the correct tone that was never there. I still have my smile going and thankfully high WAF, she did help me bring it into the house. She’s a keeper.
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