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Ole Dollar

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  1. 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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  2. 1 hour ago, Gs1058 said:

    Bridging to 300w does seem practical either considering the speakers I'm using.(rp280f)


    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.

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  3. @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.



  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 1 minute ago, wvu80 said:

    351-C and 351-W engines, made in Cleveland and Windsor,

    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. 

  7. 6 hours ago, wvu80 said:

    I remember the tariff, I don't even need to read the article.  President Reagan imposed a tariff on all bikes over 700cc, so immediately every Japanese company came out with a 699cc bike and began making V-twin Harley knock-offs which before were "off-limits" by the Japanese bike makers.


    How's my memory?  B)


    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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  8. 17 hours ago, jimjimbo said:

    Only one more thing thing to say....

    I'm sorry to interrupt but I now have it in for @jimjimbo as KC and the Sunshine Band has been stuck in my head since he posted it!  :wacko:


    I am a longtime metal fan but must admit I grew up with that - and admit the brass in it sounds good. :o


    P.S. If y'all tell on me, for liking that song, I will say my account was hacked. :ph34r:

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  9. Last year was my first pilgrimage and both my wife and I really enjoyed the entire event. Meeting John Shalam was one of the highlights as he was approachable and friendly, an audio nut like me. Christy, Elden, Roy and Rodney (lots of others too) provided the family feel even though the event was fairly large. While my two daughters are not ready to attend I am working on them as it was family friendly. I was surprised by the mix of different people with Klipsch in common along with the easy going conversations. I think it is what you make of it. I have my room booked already :)

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  10. On 1/2/2018 at 8:29 AM, Deang said:

    I use x11s quite a bit. They don't sound the best, but they are the most comfortable IEM I've ever used.


    After having a chance to use the X11's I really have to agree again - these are the most comfortable I have ever worn. As a bonus they reproduce many different kinds of music with good balanced tone and dynamics, a thumbs up recommendation from me. I wish I had gotten another pair.

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  11. Welcome to the forum GSM. While I am not a Heresy owner I do know that parts are available to restore the modified speaker to original configuration. I would have a hard time believing that tweeter would sound better that the original, that said without hearing it. Also better upgrade parts designed for that set of speakers are available as well - try the Bob Crites website as I have bought great replacement parts from him that fit exactly. www.critesspeakers.com - no relation to me other than I am a customer.


    P.S. Nice find!

  12. 20 minutes ago, willland said:

    I actually think that Yamaha has a better track record for reliability than all of them.

    I have used Yamaha products since 1989 and been very happy with them - still have the original integrated amp I powered my new at the time Chorus II's. Currently I am using one of Yamaha's Aventage receivers with and RF3 setup that has been without issue for many years and it sounds great. While I prefer Yamaha my advice is at least buy something at least midgrade.

  13. I stumbled on a deal for X11's just before Christmas and have used them for several days. Schu is right about the bass being lite but they do sound good and balanced - better than my R6's. They are lighter and easier to wear than any others I have tried. A bargain at the price I paid.

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