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Tim Sr.

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  1. side 2 Le'Estro Arminco Playing with the other camera
  2. Good Morning Billy Bob That's a little something from Steppenwolf if I remember correctly
  3. Coffee + Vivaldi, the way to start the day
  4. Yes, I am slowly trying to catalogue mine on Discogs as well. My next spin Jethro Tull Songs from the Woods
  5. Well now, I enjoy a good laugh here and there, so am proud to present a great belly laugh here. Yes I am talking about the "Current" set up. I know this set up should bring tears to everyones eyes (From laughing too hard) but at the moment, I had to scrounge up something to drive the Heresy's while I do the current build(s) and.. make the space for the amps and power supply So here it is, a small 5-10 watt chip amp, not bad really, but not great either. I decided to try one of the cheap China pre-amps more for a giggle than anything, and ehh, at least its not a noise factory, sort of. But for now this is the sum total of what is running, DEFINETLY not my Revox on my Altec 353A. At least the turntable (bought as a spare actually) turned out to be fairly good. So that's the whole shebang for right now. If interested I will be posting the Amp build on another forum as I go along. Oh and the Heresy's, yeah they are under the bench at the moment, one at a time will be pulling them to work on the damages they have suffered. Pics of them are in the Technical/Modifications section " " Please do enjoy the laugh and the chuckle, it is worthy! Tim
  6. Thank you for the Welcome, slowly I shall learn the patterns of the forum... one at a time Going to turn off the vinyl for a bit though, I have to locate a noise from something, high pitch interference, like a dimmer or maybe a power supply. Tim
  7. More John Williams Seven Great Concerto's Box set
  8. I am pretty sure I found it Mark. Thank you for enlightening me of the Vinyl thread. JOHN WILLIAMS Plays Bach Tim
  9. Tim Sr.


    Oh Maggie Maggie what have we done It is rather difficult to pin down one album as a favorite. I would say that there is not one album by Pink Floyd that is NOT a favorite. I do find that Pulse seems to get twice as much play time though, but I count that as part of the collection of many albums, As much as I prefer the later albums, I also have to spend some time with the early albums, 1967 to 1971, .. Lately I have been spinning more of Roger Waters, the amount of pain that comes through his compositions is really unique.
  10. I am chuckling and thank you for starting this thread rebuy. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone of this Forum!!! May your holidays be filled with excessive JOY! Laughing now I found it Ceptorman Happy Holidays to all. Tim
  11. Always decorated beginning thanksgiving night, after the meal start with the tree, always to music. Tree decorating the next day. As family comes n goes the tree will fill up for the day we all get together again, Christmas. Looking forward to it this year since life had dictated no festivities for the last several years. Already have the Music going here, All classical works related to the season. On that note, I was looking for a thread that wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and holidays this year, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone of this Forum!!! May your holidays be filled with excessive JOY! Tim
  12. Nice score Peter Perfect display there in front of a nice racer. I couldn't make out the make of the bike though. Your giving me ideas of how to photo my project when finished. Enjoy your new Quartets! Tim
  13. Little update. Nothing important at all Finally have gotten the poor things clean, and am now waiting for the wood to resettle to make measurements of the actual damages. It will take a few days at most now that the Humidity is plummeting downward from forced air heating. I applied a healthy coat of olive oil for now and have them nestled away under the bench and enjoying the clarity of the voice. Sadly I am unable to remove the coffee stain from the one grill, was afraid that might be, and most likely then the coffee was a coffee milk mix. Killer stain then with the added protein. What I have tried is: Cold water, lots of cold water; "Brown be gone", a Citric acid professional coffee stain remover; More cold water. I am watching the cane carefully for signs of fiber breakdown and have tested alternative cleaners on the inside edge material to determine what was safe, or in this case what wasn't safe. So by next week I should be able to begin with the cabinet scraping, yes there is too much ridging in the wood surface from years of wear. I do not think the gouges are too deep, and the veneer is still healthy enough to tolerate a gentle scraping, but I will do a surface tolerance measure, to determine the worst or deepest scratches and such. I have a lot to do on the amp now so is a good time to just listen to them, let em speak to me! For now Tim
  14. Forgive my curiosity as I was wondering too, what files and how does time frame apply? On another note for canyonman, I have been doing a bit of research on the parameters of the 6SN7, since I will be using that as my driver, only to learn why it is the better choice. It has to do with the trans-conductance factor, in that it being so linear in the audio spectrum. It is also the same reason to use the 6J5 as the pre-amp, or another 6SN7. The Russian version was running about $2.50 each (4@ $9.99) plus shipping. I nabbed 8 and will be testing them once they arrive. As you were saying the time is now to grab a few. Tim
  15. Good to know, I have both the 6SN7 and 6SL7 versions of theirs coming to try out. Hopefully the pricing will hold for a bit so I can grab more, if these coming work out well. Tim
  16. Ahhh ok Now I am with you, I read it! I understood that, just didn't make the connection. And yes the 6J5 is running cheap and even cheaper if you want to go with Russian equivalents. I figure a question asked is opportunity to learn something, and since I am right at the beginning of this build, it would be good to ask. I appreciate your response thank you Tim
  17. Hey canyonman: Sure I am interested, in any sound improvements possible. My status is I am building mono-blocks, 6J5 pre-amp, 6SL7 Phase Splitter, 6SN7 Driver to P-P 807's. 6AQ5&6CB6- OC2 Screen Regulator to the outputs,... What are your thoughts for sound improvement? Tim
  18. Hey ssh: Thank you for the welcome. This is a nice forum and I am looking forward to the discussions to come. I have a lot to learn from this community, and hopefully something to offer as well. I started my Heresy restoration thread in Technical/Modifications sub-forum, and slowly, bit by bit I am hoping to "save" the pair. It is going to be a long project I am seeing, but undoing 33 years of neglect and abuse won't go away in a day or two. I am impressed though with how tough the Heresy's are, each ding shows but is nothing like what other pieces of furniture "would" look like. So I am having fun with the project for sure. Tim
  19. Quick update. I have gotten a bit side tracked here, the usual stuff gnawing at the time I have to spend on projects, so here are the images of the SN 161Y002. Finished cleaning the cabinets, and they both are going to need a lot more work to bring back their glory. So I have put everything back together as a safety measure, and will pull each one individually for the repairs. I have them currently hooked up to a small chip amp, and I am totally pleased with the sound as they are, though I am detecting a slight imbalance between the two, where #003 has a little brighter output than #002. The bench is owned right now for the organizing parts and layout of the amps, so once that is complete, I will begin testing drivers individually, more for the sake of a record. I have been doing a lot of reading about Heresy owners and their opinions, changing this n that to get that or this. I understand the personal preference and the need to adjust things to taste, but I also question a few things in that. I may be way off in my thinking but once the Heresy's are restored, then I would think that mating them to the source would be better than changing the crossovers to accomplish that certain sound. Like I say I may be off here, and I welcome any thoughts of the why to do a change. My listening preference is not like anyone else so comparisons all become relative to the listener. I am tickled with the forwardness of the middle voice, but that is most likely the music I prefer. I felt that the little 10 watt amp delivered the best sounding reproduction of YO-YO Ma Bach Cello Suite's. If that cheap amp could deliver a sound like I heard, not perfect at all but the elements were there finally, then what will the tube amp bring to the picture with new caps in crossovers? Ok enough of the personal grumblings, Time to start finding the bench. Next step is to give the cabinets a few days to re-stabilize before wood repairs can start. Tim
  20. CECAA850 asked about the cleaner so I decided to get as much possible info for him The base company is Hammerl GmbH & Co. Joha Product line under painting accessories they now have a Joha cleaning and care set, and I think that is most likely the same or near identical formula. The cleaner I am using is now near 20 years old and came in 250, 500 ml and Liter. I am not sure about posting URL addresses for a commercial site so a quick google will fill in the blanks here. What is on the label that I can still make out, Raw Linseed oil 72%, Oil of Turp 17%, Ethanol 7%, Inert materials 3% I said I have tried to replicate the stuff with out success and is most likely the turpentine used at the time, and over the years I have learned there is a real difference in the types of turpentine's and that versus terps or turp oil. The big issue is when cleaning an old instrument, is that one turpentine will end up stripping the varnish where as another will not touch it, even if you wanted to strip (big no no) it off. Something to do with the species of the fir tree's from locale's, all chemistry actually. I have had to switch over to using a rag with turpentine mixed with boiled linseed for now as I realized this was going to wipe the rest of this cleaner. I am also realizing that the smoke has penetrated through the oil finish so am really looking at a refinish job for these. I tried to avoid that, but odor is not something that can be covered up. There is a lot of minor scratches into the wood surface, and hopefully not too deep to have gone through the laminate. If so then it will mean a tedious run of small repairs to fill in the voids. My biggest concern is the cane on the grills, as one has a nice coffee stripe down the middle from top, and depending on how long that has been there will determine if it can be removed, being cane is problematic in itself since coffee removal would require acidic types of treatment. So far they have been cleaned of the odor only, using a 5% mix glycerin 15% ethanol in cold water, then rinsed with cold water following the soak. They do not show the water stain marks (glad they came out) now but the coffee of course remains. I have gone so far as to look at replacement cane and the only one that comes close is the British Style Small Weave Cane Grill Cloth 32" Wide part# 6000009 Mojotone, and I am going to order that anyway, make new grill plates to mount that on, and store the originals away. Something I was wondering is about badges. There seems to not have been any badge work on these, so my curiosity asks is that true? was there Klipsch speakers that did not advertise who they were? I still have to resize the images for the 002 box and will upload them later. Side tracked to inventory the parts for the amps, orders are arriving now regular like. For me, this is all fun stuff. I am loving this project. Tim
  21. Timing that was the cleaner is a German mix with some linseed oil, Venetian turps and an unknown to us detergent. Primarily though is the Linseed, slow drying so can work it off as needed. I have played with a few mixes of my own but never attained the results that I get from this. as you can see in the pic how the stuff was just running off from a light spray coating. It used to be sold by Joha GMBH but I do not think they carry it anymore. so when mine is gone, it's back to elbow grease. Tim
  22. I agree the cane is awesome, yet they are so laden with smoke, not too sure yet how to proceed, without damaging the cane structure. I think i will test small area's inside the the cover with a few of my shellac cleaners. meaning they clean shellac not remove it, designed more for organic materials like seedlac and resin (Rosin)(Pine Pitch) I think I will also order some cane somethings to play with, try to dissolve that and see what will and won't unravel the cellulose structure. So for now is gonna be a cigarette burn focus, after they stop stinking! Thank you for the replies Tim
  23. Chuckling here: yes DizRotus and so do I. I have a major task ahead and honestly look forward to it. This is going to be one major cleaning job, almost to the point of the need to refinish them, but that is not my way. So I will continue to apply my oil based cleaner one coat at a time until the surface comes away clear. Now my question, attaching files here. There has got to be a limit and I do not remember catching that in the rules, so I shall ask what is reasonable according to this community? 2? 5?, 10 images per post? These things take up server space so I feel I should ask what the big fella's and ladies (moderators) think. I am going to reduce the images to around 500K each jpg or maybe 300K and offer to email full size if anyone wants. So for today Ill start with a few as found shots, and a nice one of the puddle being created with the cleaner from all the brown coating over them. I did get the house aired out good so no concerns for momma's health. I hope I am within my limit here only posting pics of the one speaker for this post. I will be happy to post the other speaker later. Note the nice burn on the top of this one. For now Tim
  24. I have something interesting with the WINIsd program: I downloaded the program and installed it, clicked ok to run the program and wham Windows defender was not a happy camper. Has anyone else had any issues with the program or the install? Screen shot attached for reference. Tim
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