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Ole Dollar

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  1. 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.


    14 hours ago, M_Klipsch said:

    Making it faster seems sorta pointless.


    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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  2. 1 hour ago, burninator said:

    3.73 in mine, which I always thought was a great balance.


    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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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  5. 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.



    • 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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  6. 49 minutes ago, USNRET said:

    Lockheed releases a civilian version of the C103J for sale called the L100.

    I'm thinking its a civilian version of the C130? I lived on a lot of Air Force bases with my family.

  7. 15 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

    He wants an improvement, not perfection, and he has a $200 budget.  There is no way to get any improvement?


    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.

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  8. While not a professional I have done live sound for 30+ years and learned mostly the hard way. Currently I am mixing sound for my church that has children sing and perform plays and skits, mostly around holidays. We have the same issue hearing the children especially the younger ones. The only solution I have found that works is to mic each of them. I do not work for Shure but I do use their wireless SLX mic's for this purpose - cheap mics are feedback producers. Also some eq'ing is needed but since I am using identical mics the parametrics are almost the same for each. *** One must remind the parents to have children dress in clothing that the wireless mic can be attached too, including the transmitter pack.


    I very much agree with @DrWho as he is explaining my hard lessons with the laws of physics. Lastly I do "ride the mutes" and for that reason also use mute groups as well - anything to raise GBF. :)


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  9. Thanks to your advice yesterday I ordered one from Parts Express this morning. Should be here Friday and I will spend some time learning it before the Jubilees get here. I use a Behringer DEQ 2496 to set up PA systems so I get the idea but REW is much more comprehensive - been reading the help file. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it so my questions on the forum might even appear as "intelligent". :)


     I am interested to see how my current system analyses as I was all done by ear except for using a test CD and SPL meter to set the mono amps to have some parity in gain structure. Thanks again!

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  10. I heard back from another member who suggested REW, sorry my question was not clear - and after doing more reading realized it was talked about on this thread earlier. So also realized a lot of three way stuff is going on and I am looking at the Xilica XP-4080 so it can be expanded beyond 2 way, if needed.

    I'll read more before I jump into the middle of a conversation sorry about that too. Thanks for the feedback and let me know if REW is not a good choice.

  11. 150 Watts - is that peak or RMS, at 4 or 8 ohms (maybe 16 ohms :ph34r: ), and all channels driven? :)


    The beautiful thing about Klipsch is efficiency - maybe a good thing they don't know to write rules to cover them.


    There was a day when you could listen to a good sound system in the school library alas those days are gone.

  12. I thought I would chime in on this one as I had a SED EL34 with ~200 hours on it fail, after an hour or so into listening session, and took on the look of a light bulb. This happened over the weekend and luckily I was standing next to it when it red plated. This being my first inflight tube failure my wife even commented on me freaking out as I first thought the amp was toast. Apparently I was more upset than she thought I should be. :)


    I monitor bias when I us this amp and it was normal. So I had the amp shutdown in less than 10 seconds but am worried that if I had not seen the failure happening I don't know how much amp damage would have occurred of if a fire would have been the result. The replacement quad of tubes is working without issue.


    So my thought is turn it off.

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