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Ole Dollar

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    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. 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?
  2. Ole Dollar

    Chorus Speakers with the woofer in back

    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
  3. Ole Dollar

    Chorus Speakers with the woofer in back

    @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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    Yes, a lift gate. It was not easy as it we bigger than the gate itself. The driver was great just like the one that delivered the Jubilees from R&L.
  7. Ole Dollar

    What I Got Today!

    Received another speaker from Klipsch today, a 1502, that I needed to complete my Jubilees. I had already started to open it before I remembered to take some pictures. The shipper R&L Trucking was awesome and put it in my carport. After the packaging was removed and I walked around it and that smile formed which has not gone away yet. The music room remains a mess but most of it is back together. I have reconfigured the Xilica as per @Chief bonehead and am working on gain structure. My first impression is Wow there is music in that bottom octave and it is good. Some of the bass is very nuanced and some is punchy fast while being very clean and having correct tone. I'm using a Crown amp rated at 1500 watts at 4 Ohms bridged. I agree with @dtel that the china cabinet needs to be watched as I have already been reprimanded by my wife. Works like that vibrating football game we had as kids. The first music played was Gotthard's Domino Effect CD. I want to thank @MetropolisLakeOutfitters for putting up with me asking for one of these every couple of weeks and then actually getting one for me. I recommend them highly.
  8. Ole Dollar

    ARE YOU ATTENDING 2019 PILGRIMAGE?

    Put me in for 2, please.
  9. Ole Dollar

    Hotels in Hope AR

    Great place to stay with a friendly staff. Breakfast is decent as well.
  10. Ole Dollar

    forte 1 with tube amp

    Agree with you on that Emille for sure and think @Mila1924 does too or would not have the Forte I's - don't give up the journey before you start it.
  11. Ole Dollar

    forte 1 with tube amp

    Thought I would throw in another angle as I use an all solid state system and an all vacuum tube system. Both have their advantages and disadvantages so why choose, enjoy both. My tube setup was not purchased for linear performance but for having that magic in the mid's and treble. I enjoyed the pre-purchase research and dealt with people that would work with me if I had any issues with my choice. My solid state system sounded good with Chorus II's but the soundstage did not seem big enough especially when compared with the tubes. A different set of speakers really helped the solid state system though. I listen to them about equally. I have not tried any of the Chinese tube equipment so can't offer any feedback. My experience is more with the vintage American equipment from the 50's and 60's which when properly maintained sounds wonderful. There are great tube resources here on the forum and Tube Fanatic - Maynard above is one of them.
  12. Ole Dollar

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER WORK WEEK/DAYS

    The next day Jim Hunter brought out an advertisement from 1995 that had the CF-3 speakers on it, of course we displayed it. Also a picture of one of our visitors with Jim Hunter and finally some of the cars displayed.
  13. Ole Dollar

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER WORK WEEK/DAYS

    Thought I would throw in a couple of shots at the 2018 Watermelon Festival. Here are a couple of pictures of the Klipsch Museum booth as we set it up with the Klipschorn cutaway . Additionally we installed my wife's CF-3 "bookshelf" speakers, a kit to drive them and a computer to take membership applications.
  14. Ole Dollar

    Anyone have a 6L6 calibration tube?

    Try Brent Jesse on his 6L6 page near the bottom - $65. Www.audiotubes.com
  15. Ole Dollar

    B'Jesus, a MIRACLE...by DizRotus.

    I thought I would follow up now that I have made two batches and treated some albums. First we collected all the chemicals and labware needed to make this fun for my daughter and me to do some science. Second we pre-measured the ingredients. Then we cooked the distilled water and Elvanol / PVA for 35 minutes Once it was clear like Karo we added the other ingredients and let it cool Once cool we put it in push to close bottles and tried it out. So far we have cleaned 17 albums with some of them being ready for the garbage when we started. While I can't say the Goo as a miracle it is nothing short of amazing. All cleaned albums have be promoted back to being played on the good turntable. One of the albums I treated was from when I was 13 and not well kept, it is once again playable! I am really glad I did not throw my "unplayable" albums away. I can't wait to try it out on more albums as the results really are amazing, ELO is next - thanks @DizRotus !!!
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