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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Anyone have a 6L6 calibration tube?

    Try Brent Jesse on his 6L6 page near the bottom - $65. Www.audiotubes.com
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    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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    Jubilee advice needed.

    I'm using an MC2002 with good results.
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    Jube/1802 - The Ultimate 2.1

    While I did hear the Jubilee's at the 2017 Pilgrimage I was not impressed and admit was a little disappointed. I heard them during the day and early evening in the clubhouse before the Jub's and the 1502 were dialed in later that night. I went ahead and purchased them anyway because of all the positive feedback here on the forum. I have not been disappointed since @Chris A helped me dial them in. They went from flat and sterile sounding to OMG. I will also credit @Coytee with giving me a lot of good advice as I was getting started. I do really like the way you have partially hidden the size of the sub by recessing into a pocket like that - nice touch. I know you are going to love them for many years to come.
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    THURSDAY EVENING AT RODNEY'S

    Please add me to this list.
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    The BEST way to clean & preserve vinyl

    Thank you for this @DizRotus as I have now read the articles and an reviewing the threads - shopping list is ready. I am thinking of getting the denatured alcohol as well.
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    Magical Mystery Goo, Too...

    I am interested as well and have read about this in previous posts. At this point I am not sure where to start as I do have some vinyl that needs something done. I can't bring myself to get rid of a single album and have an artist friend after them as he forms them into bowls and other artwork. Every time a see one of those bowls I wonder if the album could have been saved - kind of hurts deep inside. Is here a way to get a sample? Can you point me to the recipe as I am ready to look into this.
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    Pilgrimage News?

    I should arrive sometime around 5 or 6 on Wednesday - I will be upset if not asked to help.
  13. Ole Dollar

    New Honda Mower

    I've had a commercial Honda mower for 15 years without issue. Aluminum deck, hydrostatic transmission, shaft drive, ball bearing wheels, and electric start. Best push mower ever, between the ball bearing wheels and adjustable transmission it is awesome to walk behind and reliable. Use mulching blades but still use bag sometimes as it looks like the lawn was vacuumed afterwards. So buy without fear and get the commercial models if possible. One complaint - the little starting battery is $80. Almost what a car battery costs but never found a third party replacement. The pull start rope literally decomposed in the mower but I did not know until the rubber handle fell off. Not a problem as I just turned the key and varoom time to mow.
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    Klipsch & Mcintosh overkill?

    Welcome to the forum. I am going to agree that McIntosh and Klipsch go great together. For many years I ran a two bridged MC2002’s on a pair of stock Chorus II’s that sounded great. Around 600 watts per channel into a 102db efficient speaker. The biggest change when I went from a single 2002 to the bridged pair has better mid-bass and the cymbal sustain / decay sounded better. I’m not sure how to describe this but when bridged the time to power, acceleration in car talk, was better or better dynamic response. So I am a big fan of power and with the above system it was hard to get passed 60 Watts continuous per channel in actual playing because the peaks were using the rest. So the amps did powergaurd on occasion. Disclaimer - listening at theses levels can cause hearing damage, it is important to limit exposure time. One of my friends described it like having The Who in your living room except no distortion, I was a little younger then. These amps now power Jubilees so I would also say you can grow with Mc’s as you may choose to update your speakers in a few years. Just my 2 cents.
  15. Finally got the plaque up on the wall in the music room and put the speaker plot below it. Very happy and proud to have a piece of Klipsch history.
  16. Ole Dollar

    WTB Forte passive radiator

    @analogman I totally agree with you as placement is the bigger deal, thank you Captain Obvious. Our Chorus II's were a wedding present to ourselves and as I mentioned my OCD would have me restore to newest condition as possible. I do have other speakers that I would gladly do the repairs above, especially if no factory parts are available. The speakers I have repaired do not reach the level of my Chorus or Jubilees so I did not really hear a difference in them after repair - just stopped further issues. Sometimes I used fingernail polish for some cheap speaker tears like on Bose.
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    WTB Forte passive radiator

    Speaking from the Chorus II prospective I would be inclined to purchase, if available from Klipsch, two replacement passives. I figure this is overkill but I will not be parting with them and the repaired passive would have me thinking about it every time I cranked it up. Yes I am being a little OCD here but if I only replaced one I would continually wonder if there was an imbalance. I have successfully repaired speakers with the methods above but my Klipsch are for critical listening so they get the best possible treatment. My .02 cents worth.
  18. Ole Dollar

    Favorite childhood toys?

    My favorite toy was the Marx Shooting Gallery. Had to be the noisiest indoor toy I ever had - Internet picture.
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    LaScala's and Tubes.

    MC 30's go great with Chorus II's and the ST-70 goes well with RB51 II's and Chorus II's.
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    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Greetings - are the t-shirts available for sale? The logo looks mighty fine, I want some! @dtel's wife
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    RF3II vs RF82II

    I purchased complete new RF3 II crossovers from Bob Crites and am very happy with them. I recommend them highly.
  22. Ole Dollar

    Other brands of speakers...

    Yeah but the whizzer cone is where the real magic is. Maybe a horn loaded whizzer is the next level. @Deang your reply really made me laugh and I must admit partly because I had not thought about that. How many Forte 3 drones would I need? 😁
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    Other brands of speakers...

    The first set of speakers I owned were Panasonic Thrusters - 6.5" full range with a 6.5" passive radiator - no tweeter just a whizzer cone. Not very nice but apparently I liked the passive idea because my next purchased set were Chorus II's. In between I built several speakers and cooked off many tweeters. Now with Jubilees I am not sure where I would go next???
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    HD closes KC manufacturing plant

    The Cleveland being the performance engine and the Windsor being the truck engine. With a stronger block design for trucks the Windsor is capable of more power. It is easy to stroke the Windsor to 427 CI today.
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    HD closes KC manufacturing plant

    I bought one of the tariff buster 699cc bikes from Honda. It had 83hp instead of the 60 hp the 750 version had the year before - it was an 86 model so tariff would have been 1985. Compared to the bike a year before the new 699cc version was far superior in looks, weight, and performance. It had an 11K redline. I am a V8 person but when it comes to bikes I like inline 4's unless we talk about the CBX. Always liked the HD's but the performance and price were a problem for me. I do buy american but broke with that for performance which HD did not have in the 80's. P.S. Got hit by a car a few years ago, got new hip to prove it, so gave up riding until children are out of college.
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