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  1. On 7/1/2022 at 11:22 AM, Iteachstem said:

    On a side note: My ultimate goal was to find a decent 7.1 processor that does 4K.  I don't want anything that has all of the fancy bells and whistles, I just am looking for one that sounds incredible and doesn't need constant tweaking/updating to work!  Any suggestions?


    Me too bud, me too.  Most of the problem (to my understanding) stems from the lack of 'standards' in the hdmi standards. It's keeping me from buying a new 4k tv despite the fact I despise my current Visio 4k almost to the point of gleefully smashing it with a hammer.


    I'd love a simple 5.2 Processor and a separate 5 channel Hypex amp setup.  I don't give a shit about atmos. It took 25 years for consistently good DD and DTS movie mixes to happen- same with games.  If I want total speaker immersion, headphones win every time.  I'm too freaking busy to screw around with this shit any more.   

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Khornukopia said:

    Depends on your TV and other equipment but, sometimes it is possible to connect your sources to the TV via HDMI cables, then connect a single fiber optic cable from the TV to the AVR for all the audio.

    That's what I'm doing now.  Some devices (google chromecast) have issues.  I was just wondering if OP knew of work arounds with this unit.


  3. Trying to think how I could use this in a 4k setup. Let the tv do the switching and do fiber out to this?  HDMI standards are worse today than this thing was made so I'm wondering how it would handle audio passed from the modern console video games.  I think Atmos is pointless, so I'm fine with 5.2 DD and DTS, but I'm worried this wouldn't handle all the handshakes necessary these days.

  4. On 6/24/2022 at 9:33 PM, richieb said:

    I owned Peach and Blueberry, maybe one or two of each when they were the “go to” years back on this here forum. Each one I owned was noisy no matter the  tube type. Noise and hiss were their only attributes IMO. Sold ‘‘em all as quickly as possible and never looked back. I always scratched my head as to all the fuss, I never heard it -  

    That was my experience too.  It was 'musical' but I went with a digital pre and never looked back.  I've gotten to the point I'll trade miniscule noise and distortion for 'musical' euphonic distortion.  As a bonus, it's achievable for a fraction of the price.

  5. On 5/7/2022 at 10:06 AM, mustang_flht said:

    It's weird, because if you read the manual it says: "40 dB gain suitable for all MM cartridges when used in conjunction with a line preamp with at least 10 dB gain."


    and then the specifications of 47Kohms and 40db correspond well to an MM input.


    What is destabilizing is that the gentleman tells you that the input is ok with an MC, if it is the manufacturer he must know what he is saying is correct.


    You can't do a test with an old MC cartridge lying around in a drawer (run a request on this forum for a loan) just to find out if the sound is ok with the Mapletree Phono 3E before buying a nice and expensive ART9 .


    https://mapletreeaudio.com/manuals/Phono 3E Users Manual.pdf

    I would want way more than 40db with that cart.

  6. On 4/26/2022 at 10:34 AM, mopardave said:

    Thanks for the reply. I use a MapleTree pre and the guy that builds them tells me it works with both MM and MC.  Thats all i know.

    You should find out the exact specs of your preamp.  There is a HUGE difference in the output of the Black and the AT.  I looked briefly at the MapleTree sight and the only phono amp I see shows 40db of gain which is not enough unless you are using a step up transformer.

  7. I'm glad you didn't use stain or one of the pens.  Typically that will give results that are far too dark especially on damaged wood.  You will have to maintain the oil finish on this speaker over time.  Buy some Danish oil in the natural color.  It has oils that will naturally darken over time and blend that area.  It also has varnish that will tighten the wood fibers that are damaged in that area.  You can apply with 0000 steel wool.  Depending on your environment, the factory finish shouldn't need rejuvenating for several years.  In the mean time do not apply anything to them-  especially not Howard's Feed n Wax, lemon oil, Pledge (will ruin an oil finish) or any of the other garbage you may find at the grocery store. Just dust them and wipe with a slightly dampened cloth when needed.  

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  8. I just installed an AT-OC9XSL this weekend.  While obviously not the same cartridge, I've read they share the same suspension and diamond profile.  It's still breaking in (carts are one of the only devices I think that actually have a break in period) but so far I really like what I'm hearing.  I'm going from a Ortofon Black myself, so I thought I'd chime in.  I was very happy with the Black and the boron stylus of the LVB might narrow the gap with this cart even further.  The initial differences I'm noticing with the XSL are wider channel separation and less bass bloom- there is more resolution in the bottom octave.  Make sure you have a really capable phono stage as the output of the Black is something like 13 times higher than the AT.  If you like to listen really loudly, the low output of the AT will shrink your headroom massively.

  9. 13 hours ago, Good tune said:

    Sorry guys but these have sold. Thanks again for the interest. 

    Do you mind sharing what you got for them?  I have a similarly modded set and I'm wondering if it makes sense to sell them as you have or revert them back to stock and sell the modifications separately. 

  10. The cable debate reminds me of the discussions I'm currently having with my 7 year old.  I can tell her whole-heartedly that it is better to believe in Santa Clause because I recall the added wonderment this belief added to Christmas. But as an adult, I realize that the perpetuation of this myth is really a ploy to sell more toys.  If you wish to cling to the wonderment, more power to you.  If you want rational people to take you seriously, you should really have better support than- "your system just isn't resolving enough".  


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  11. On 11/5/2021 at 8:50 PM, RandyH said:

    is the DSP a klipsch Designed  product  -

    Isn't it a veneered rebranded/locked down xilica?  Kinda a shame they wouldn't allow users to run room correction on it.  For the $$$ the new Jubes run, I can't imagine anyone not using room correction.  Why force someone to buy more gear and run another d/a conversion? 


    I could be totally full of shit here however...

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