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  1. I’ve mentioned it before, but I highly recommend the documentary, Alive Inside. It’s right on topic. The documentary is mentioned and linked, “2014 documentary” in the article linked in @billybob‘s original post.
  2. You can in Michigan, but it’s highly unlikely unless you were the catalyst of a serious accident.
  3. I suggest getting both woofers re-coned or replaced. On the recommendation of Claude, @ClaudeJ1, I had both EV woofers in my HIPs re-coned locally. If you’re not lucky enough to get a similar recommendation, ask local professional guitar players for recommendations.
  4. IMO, no continuity across the woofer terminals means the woofer has failed.
  5. They look like this. Now the thread won’t become irrelevant as soon as the listing is removed. I guess distance is relative. The Marketplace listing says, “This listing is far from your current location.” I don’t consider less than two hours of driving “far” if I were in the market for these.
  6. I agree with the excerpted quote above. As I get older, the quality of the music is paramount, followed by the quality of the recording, and then followed by the quality of the equipment. Excellent music from a clock radio is more enjoyable than crappy music and/or a bad recording played through a SOTA system. YMMV
  7. I have seen the occasional steel screw through an inductor in what were, presumably, unmolested networks just as they were when they left the Klipsch factory. I always replaced them with nonferrous screws, figuring it couldn’t hurt, but I can’t honestly say I noticed a difference. i’m assuming that brass or stainless screws were the specification and that steel was a production error, Does anyone, @HDBRbuilder or @JRH, know if Klipsch ever intentionally used steel screws to anchor inductors? FYI Speakerlab avoided the issue by gluing inductors to the network board; not an elegant looking solution, but it worked.
  8. Welcome to the forum Pierre. Not knowing the new and used markets where you are makes it difficult to make specific recommendations. That said, I would agree with the several Yamaha recommendations. I suggest buying the best new Yamaha within your budget, or buy the best nearly new unit you can afford. DIY is in my DNA. MY HIPs (Heresy Industrial Ported) have been given the Claude @ClaudeJ1 “Super” treatment. They are driven by a DIY class D chip amp, and four DIY tapped horn subwoofers are powered by a pair of class D amps. For TV watching I purchased an “open box” Yamaha AVR to power a 5.1 system using five DIY Fostex FE103 bass reflex single drivers. The wife and I need the center channel to get the dialogue from movies and Limey detective mysteries. I gave up trying to make one system do music and movies. We don’t need the subs for movie explosions. To complicate things, serious 2-channel music is delivered exclusively in balanced mode to the amps by one of several Pono players. For me, switching gear in and out to go from 2-channel to 5.1 was too much trouble. YMMV The point of this long tale is that the basic “open box” 5.1 Yamaha AVR purchased from Parts Express (PE) is more than adequate for my purposes. The music in the movies and TV shows sounds very good from the Fostex speakers. Occasionally we listen to Spotify through the TV system with good results. The first AVR received from PE produced nothing from the center channel. After systematically confirming the AVR as the problem, rather than the speaker or connections, I called PE. Naturally, the PE tech wanted to confirm my diagnostic process before sending a replacement AVR. He asked about the speakers being used. I explained they are DIY Fostex FE103 bass reflex. He said those are nice speakers, and asked, “Why are you using a ‘shitty’ AVR with such nice speakers?” I tell you all this to reassure you that even a basic “shitty” Yamaha AVR is more than up to the task if you get beyond audiophool snobbery. FYI Claude is French Canadian. You and he can communicate without Google translator.
  9. I can’t believe I missed some of these. What other Michigan acts are we forgetting, other than Madonna and Suzi Quattro? Glen Frey was from Michigan, but the rest of the Eagles were not, so he doesn’t count. Decades ago, when I was an assistant prosecutor in Battle Creek, MI, I prosecuted the son of a member of one of the acts referenced above. I’ll leave it to you to guess who (no pun intended, OK, yes it was). The sins of the son are not the sins of the parent. Also, I prosecuted Terrible Ted for speeding. His attorney was named Weed. The attorney offered me a T-shirt. I explained the impropriety of the offer under the circumstances, which saved me from having to admit I didn’t want one under any circumstances. Years later Ted sued Weed over some disagreement.
  10. MOTOWN: Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Supremes, etc. Tommy James and The Shondells, Del Shannon, Question Mark and The Mysterions, Ted Nugent (famous is not the same as good) and others.
  11. My query pertains to the subject of this thread.
  12. A present from one of my sons, this started slowly but picked up steam when it got to the political campaigns.
  13. The worst speakers I ever bought were Bose 901s. The worst speakers ever owned were part of, no they were, the dowry. Prior to our marriage, she bought a “package deal” system from Pacific Stereo in Chicago. The pedestrian Sherwood receiver and Garrard record changer were paired with some “hecho en Mexico” speakers. The enclosures were glorified cardboard. The woofer was 6” with a magnet the size of a quarter. The tweeter was a 1.5” paper cone. The network was a single tiny resistor. She was convinced she got a deal by paying full list for the receiver and the record changer with the weakest link thrown in.
  14. I don't know, he's lost a lot of Mylar.
  15. No help with a fair price for the Khorns, but I venture to say if you’ve been pleased with Cornwall 2s, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with the Khorns. Good luck.
  16. Glad you tried it and like it. My “ Supered” HIPs sit on the floor on closed cell foam wedges that raise the fronts about two inches above the carpet. IIRC, I gave a set to Claude @ClaudeJ1, the father of “Super” Heresys.
  17. DizRotus

    RIP Cpl. AGARN

    Larry Storch has passed at 99. Best known for his role as Cpl. Agarn in F Troop, he appeared in many other productions. I can hear him asking St. Peter at the pearly gates, “Where the Fugawi?”
  18. I have switched to Class D exclusively. My Super HIPs are powered by a DIY amp based on a Texas Instruments TPA3255 run in balanced mode, and my four Exodus Anarchy TH subs (with which I know you are familiar) are powered by a pair of Class D Behringer iNuke NU1000DSP amps. The simplicity, sound and cool operation make this my last setup. Others will prefer other amps with efficient Klipsch speakers, but not yours truly. When fed high resolution digital balanced signals from a Pono player these Class D amps sound stunning. The silence between notes and between tracks is amazing. If you try Class D and don’t like it, you can always choose one of the many space heaters, I mean amps out there. In any case you will enjoy the sweet music flowing from your La Scalas.
  19. Needs Dynamat. That should’ve pegged your sarcasm meter. They look very cool.
  20. The body overhang was such that the front tires did not hit the body when turning. My maternal grandfather had a couple Nash Ramblers. He always was a contrarian.
  21. What? You exclude me from the Father’s Day wishes? 😉 Happy Father’s Day Dave to you and the other fathers.
  22. In the ‘70s, I used to ride my bike from Bloomfield Hills, MI to Birmingham, MI past the large homes of many auto executives. You could always spot the AMC executives’ homes, as they were the only ones with nothing but AMC cars. I once saw George Romney come out of the Bloomfield Hills Post Office and drive off in a plain white AMC Concord; no chauffeur driven black Suburban for that former governor.
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