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    2.0: Klipsch Forte III's, McIntosh MX-113, MC-752, Kenwood KD-5077, Jico DHE-213
    5.0: Klipsch RP250F, RP440C, RP240S, Marantz AV7702mkII, MM7055

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  1. isotopesope

    Add ir remote adapter to old stereo

    the CR-7 is like a mini-pre amp that does exactly that, plus can switch between it's sources. and doesn't degrade the signal. there's one on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-McIntosh-CR7-and-HR7-Remote-Infrared-Remote-Control-System/283045403127?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  2. isotopesope

    McIntosh Trade Up Program

    this is a great McIntosh info site which lists MSRP's for all McIntosh stuff: http://www.roger-russell.com/aboutmc.htm I definitely paid a lot less than 75% of MSRP for my McIntosh equipment, but between my MX-113 and MC752, I would only have about $1500 of credit... which isn't much of a dent on their newest offerings.
  3. isotopesope

    Forte1 DIY Cabinet

    not exactly what you need, but this thread could be helpful:
  4. isotopesope

    Add ir remote adapter to old stereo

    you need a McIntosh CR-7! http://www.berners.ch/McIntosh/Downloads/CR7-CR8_own.pdf
  5. Are you always this self-important, or just when you're high on your own farts?
  6. trends are trendy, but what does this have to do with 2 channel audio?
  7. isotopesope

    Home Theater set up for TV...?

    that receiver is 100 watts per channel at 6 ohms... with 2 channels driven. adding the center channel will reduce the output throughout. ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/audio/om/sa-xr57_en_om.pdf it will be less than 100w with your 8 ohm speakers. plus, it only has a maximum of 135 watts power consumption, which is very revealing of it's true power capabilities. or lack there of. for comparision, my 5x140 watt Marantz MM7055 amplifier has a 660 watt power consumption. the specs of the AVR aren't too impressive overall, but seems like you've isolated your lower volume issue to the Uverse box only? does the Uverse box sound too quite when connected to your Outlaw?
  8. isotopesope

    Forte III

    i have no experience with McIntosh tube amps myself. just wondering what he was considering as a replacement to his Line Magnetic SET amp.
  9. isotopesope

    Forte III

    tube or solid state McIntosh? I am continually blown away by the sound from my Forte III and McIntosh MX-113/MC752 combo. My Klipsch dealer recommended AT LEAST 60 hours of burn in time for the FIII. Mine definitely smoothed out after a good 60+ hours.
  10. isotopesope

    R-15pm phono hum. help please?

    I would try one of those grounding plug adapters or grounding power strips at your home. it solved my phono hum issue with my passive setup. prior to me adding the furman power strip, when I touched my tonearm or the ground, the hum went away. i bet it is an electrical ground issue with your house. so, really any phono stage is probably going to hum.
  11. isotopesope

    R-15pm phono hum. help please?

    even with nothing connected, does the hum change when you touch the ground post on the back? It sounds like a ground issue or EMI interference to me. it seems strange you'd get two defective units like that, but who knows. were the two sets of R-15PM's close in serial numbers? maybe it is a bad run of them?? as suggested, I'd definitely try a grounding plug adapter. after moving to a Furman power strip, it solved the phono hum I was getting with my passive speaker setup. https://www.parts-express.com/furman-ss-6b-6-outlet-surge-block--248-759 As a test, perhaps try plugging that speaker in at someone else's house, your work, etc. just to eliminate any possible local EMI or grounding issues with your home's electrical system. With that turntable, using the phono stage on the powered monitor isn't necessary since it has a build in phono stage...? yes?
  12. isotopesope

    I'm a Believer! (another cable story)

    i've recently had great audible improvements in my 2 channel going from Monster RCA interconnects to using Blue Jeans ones... which are also USA made, but cost nearly a 1/4 of those AP situations. 1' RCA from AP: $108.90 1' RCA from BJC: $30.00 https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm I use their balanced XLR interconnects in my 5 channel system as well.
  13. "I don't always play my records outside, but when I do, it's at the most dusty/dirty/windy place I can find: the beach."
  14. isotopesope

    Klipsch turntable?

    What have you done for isolation? My house was built in 1898 and has some pretty bouncy floors, but I can now do jumping jacks in front of my TT without issue. My TT lives on top of a 2x2 IKEA Kallax shelf, full of records. The shelf is sitting on 4 cork/rubber Wagner isolation pads. I also added some adhesive 50d sorbothane half spheres to replace the feet of my Kenwood KD-5077. Then placed the sorbothane feet on top of some Audio Technica AT-604 isolation feet (mainly need these for the height adjustment for my crooked floors). The AT feet alone were not enough damping for my situation. Note: sorbothane allegedly can stain some surfaces... It's all made huge differences for footfall and sound quality. Like I said: 180 lb 6'4" me can do jumping jacks in front of it without disrupting the play. Also running a record weight (helps with footfalls) and a Herbie's mat (definite SQ improvement - especially good for greatly reducing my beloved auto's drive noise).
  15. isotopesope

    Silver Faced Receiver

    +1 I also have a H/K 730 twin and thought it was a great match to Klipsch. I've retired it to a bedroom system that rarely gets used, but I'll never get rid of it: it sounds great, pulls in FM like a champ, and is quite handsome, IMO. i find it's looks are very subtle and refined. here's a great 730 complete restore: http://www.amcanaudio.com/?p=788