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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
    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

    + 1 for Xilica Was looking to go passive on the Jubilees but @Chief bonehead convinced me active is the way to go , so went with the Xilica from @MetropolisLakeOutfitters and must say it was the best choice for me. I am continually amazed at how this system sounds. I'm now one of those people that thinks, all day, about getting home to my stereo.
  2. Real Guitar Legends

    Even funnier when you consider he does not drink or do drugs. He is the Motor City Madman.
  3. Real Guitar Legends

    My favorite Ted Nugent playing the Gibson Byrdland
  4. RIP Fats Domino

    RIP Fats. One of my favorites - walking to New Orleans.
  5. Water Heater Anode Question

    Really loved the CD part of that comment. I'm from the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" group. Does the water get hot?
  6. Sub for Jubilee's

    Personally I’m looking forward to production as I want one “built and in” my house. 😀
  7. Preamp Owners....What Are You Using?

    I'm using an MX110Z with MC30's and a C31V with MC2002's. I have started to look for something to pair with my stock ST-70 so am finding this thread informative - thanks!
  8. Bought an MC250. Most parts have arrived.

    I am using a pair of MC2002's bridged mono and the performance noticeably improved especially with respect to rise time / transient response. My Chorus II's had better mid-bass and the cymbals sustained nicely. Plus more power is better but I have run the amps into Powergard so yes the Chorus II's have no issue with power handling.
  9. Loving this sub

    I can only think of one other place that sub would be at home - yup, my house. Very glad both of you are happy with it and please tell @Chief bonehead he needs to make me one. I love when something new makes you rediscover music that you already have and using it for movies is icing on the cake. Who did the finish? It looks really good.

    Sorry I am so late in jumping on the band wagon. Happy Birthday @dtel !!! Just getting to know you and your lovely bride and hope we see each other many more times in the coming years.
  11. How/Where To Purchase Klipsch Pro/Cinema

    x5 - count me in, bought a pair of Jubilees and the XP 4080. Cory is very easy to do business with.
  12. 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.
  14. That explains it, but now I realize I should have been searching for the money.
  15. 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.