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  1. On another note I was reading in another forum topic about blowing out a Klipsch speaker with 250 watts with many posting that was way too much power "idiot power" for corner speakers. So I'm coming clean right here - I am using 600 watts per channel on my Jub's so be aware I might be an idiot. Sounds great though.
  2. Just for fun I tried the settings from page 3 on my Jub's and it was lifeless, so much so my wife commented and said change it back.. I reloaded the settings that Chris configured for me and everything opened back up. Truly amazing how different rooms can be. Thanks again Chris! I have read through some of the posts on the number of PEQ's affecting sound. My configuration has more than 8 PEQ's per channel so using both input and outputs for this. It got better every time Chris sent updates so my experience seems to go along with Chris's posts. I will say it is really cool to be able to change so many crossover settings and compare them with others while not needing a soldering iron - really liking the Xilica. Cory was awesome to deal with at Metropolis Lake Outfitters as well.
  3. Ole Dollar

    Power Conditioners

    Several APC G5's that includes sequenced power. It is rack mounted and sequences my tube equipment startup and shutdown so it is easy for wife to use.
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    Celebrating 20 Years of Marriage

    Congratulations on 20 years! I celebrated 25 years a couple of months ago in April. You know you have a great wife when part of the celebrating was this years Klipsch Pilgrimage. She is my best friend.
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    Car Thread

    That was a knuckle buster in my Crn Vic - used some Super Comps designed for another car and did a little cutting and welding which is one of the reasons I wrapped them - prettier that way. Good luck and if you don't mind please keep posting your updates - builds are very cool!
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    Car Thread

    I think - hands down that is the best car guy story you can tell.
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    Class D Crown vs. Hypex nCore

    I can officially say that these amps and the Jubilees are, umm lets say, less than optimal together.
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    Car Thread

    Nice mustang and that will be fun. Let us know how the install goes. I understand the parts issues as there are almost no Crown Victoria performance parts, imagine that. The engine was build by Keith Craft Racing, not to to far from Hope AR, and is a 351 Windsor stroked to 410 with ~ 500 HP and Torque numbers - capable of 250 more on giggle juice. It does suck down about a gallon in a 1/4 mile pass. It runs the original AOD but with Kevlar parts and hardened shafts and outputs to a set of TractionLok'ed 410's. While going down the track is totally fun I really enjoy putting street tires on it to do burnouts. The only questions are how much tire smoke do you want and at what pitch should the tires sing - "drifts" well too. Admittedly it is funny to see peoples reactions - usually laughter after seeing the hood scoop but jaw drops when hearing the somewhat streetable cam. I call it stupid power and as you can see it is a driver not a show car. It does still ride like a Crown Vic - smoooooth. I am loving the other hot rods being shown!!!
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    Car Thread

    I was really enjoying this thread but it has been quiet for many days now so I thought I would start some fun with my non-FORD forum friends - not looking to create enemies though. So attached is my Hemi-killer that I built from my mom's car about 17 years ago. I use to drag race it at the track to annoy my Chevy friends with muscle cars. Nothing like coming out of the end of the track ahead of your buddies. P.S. I have learned to not be to uppity as you don't know what the next guy is running. .
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    Got me some Macs

    Very nice. I'm interested to know how well the 110 works with the 250. Is the phono section to your liking?
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    Class D Crown vs. Hypex nCore

    I plan on using a pair of bridged XLS1500's on the bass bins of my Jubilees but won't be able try it for about 10 days. Am going to try both SS and tubes on the 402. I know that does not help now but I will follow up on what I learn as I am just starting this journey. I have several configurations to try. I use 1500's in my PA systems and they do sound good. I have compared them with Peavey, Behringer, QSC, and Pyle - the Crown's are, to me, better with vocals if not the whole range.
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    RIP Batman

    He really was a great choice to play Batman - RIP.
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    Car Thread

    Yes, but is it covered in chrome and sticking out of the hood with dual quads and velocity stacks on top. A proper blower must obstruct some of your forward vision - oh and whine pretty loud.
  14. I have ordered a pair of speakers from Cory and have enjoyed the experience - he is very open to questions and follows up quickly. Also met his family at the pilgrimage and we enjoyed our time with them. @MetropolisLakeOutfitters
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    Car Thread

    While I am a FORD guy I do like a lot of different cars. A friend of mine has the Buick GS Stage 1 model and it is very nice. He taught me the ballet that happens at the tree. I'm liking this thread. M_Klipsch needs to be sent to "re-education" as too much is only almost enough. A nice 6-71 sticking out of the hood of that Camaro would make it perfect. P.S. Also not sure how "responsible" fits in this hobby except maybe having to get a job to bu the needed upgrades.
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    Car Thread

    I have the 4.10's in both my fun car and in my Mustang GT daily driver - I agree totally on the 3.73 comment. The Mustang is a lot of fun with tire smoking on command 4.10's but at highway speeds in 5th the engine is singing pretty good and my "mom kick you out of the house" exhaust system makes it worse. Took the Mustang to get new quieter mufflers and they slip fit several as demo's - first time I went to a muffler shop and came away louder than when I got there, due to FlowMaster 2 chamber mufflers.
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    Car Thread

    I did the Power Tour, 2003 I think, when Nashville was the starting point. Every stop was a car show and the general public's reactions are great too. I took out the 410's and put in 355's - got 13 miles to the gallon that way. All kinds of cars and nice people as well. Enjoy!
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    Powering aw-650

    One other thing, if you want to add the sub - post questions in the SubWoofer forum as many members have done them outdoors.
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    Powering aw-650

    Okay, that AVR is very much overkill for 2 channel sound, I like it. I was wondering if you were going to ask about subwoofers. First a disclaimer - my experience with outdoor sound is with PA systems that I built and used for local bands - I can play anything but a stereo, In the early days I did not use sub's and when added later they made a huge difference with a lot of music. You really have two questions to answer. When listening outdoors what is the purpose? (Having friends over and talking or a musical performance)(Ambience or concert ) What will your neighbors tolerate? My first thought was of course Yes, it fills in the bottom octave that is usually missing with any small speaker and will make a significant difference. You may have some challenges depending on the area you want covered. For my PA's I set up 4 18" subs with more than enough power - don't under power your speakers as you already know. This approach is not really practical for you and the 18" subs for PA's are not aesthetically pleasing according to my wife - low WAF. If you do decide on a sub-woofer I can tell you it will make the whole system louder and fuller as some work will be taken from the AW's and redirected by your AVR to the sub. When you set your AVR to "small speakers" for the AW's it will set the low cutoff somewhere around 80 to 100Hz meaning more of the 135 watts is available for work above that.
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    Powering aw-650

    Greetings @dks and welcome to the forum. I'm at work so a short reply for now. From the model I am assuming you are using these outdoors. Unless your current receiver has pre-amp outs the power amps you have listed will have connectivity issues, plus I would have issues running the Pyle and maybe with the Behringer as they are not known for their sound quality. Maybe look at Crown, possibly the XLS series. (I love B&H) I am not recommending this solution but commenting on the amps. If your receiver is really putting out 90 watts it is rated slightly above the speaker rating of 85 and would seem to be okay. I will admit to burning up tweeters in the 1980's playing CD's with too little power - I use 2 to 6 times the rated speaker power now - yes I am into overkill but have not cooked any speaker in years and never a Klipsch. Advice: Purchase a more powerful receiver instead of just a power amp - you may like the new features. Since you are playing the AW's loud enough to cook them you should consider a better/bigger speaker capable of the sustained sound levels you want to get. I'm thinking the second option is where you will end up in the long run if high volume levels are needed, Again welcome to the forum and I am sure others will chime in tonight.
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    HELP: Forte II Terminal Broke Off

    Oh one more thing. I started using banana plug adapters so I did not have to screw the wires down to the speakers jacks directly. Easier to change out a banana plug on the wire than on the speaker binding posts.
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    HELP: Forte II Terminal Broke Off

    I had one strip on me and called Klipsch - they sent me two at no charge. They were slightly different but better constructed. Yes, you can replace the binding posts themselves. Just unscrew the terminal cup and you will see how easy this repair is - go for it.
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    Rf7 vs rp-280f

    While I have not heard the 280's I have heard the RF7 rev 2 and they are my favorite HT speaker. Others will chime in on the 280's but don't think you can go wrong with either and welcome to the forum.
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    Our new product

    I'm thinking its a civilian version of the C130? I lived on a lot of Air Force bases with my family.
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    Help line array system at a school

    For $200 the choir mic technique may be the only choice and I have done that with mic's on stands. Unfortunately the issue still remains of the children not projecting well and with the mic's several feet away the problem will still exist. I would agree that this technique will provide some improvement especially for the children that do speak up. P.S. This technique can pick up a lot of unwanted noise as well such as paper shuffling and sounds made by the children moving around.