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  1. Thanks. No hurry. Do you recall @billybob you sold me the TC-776?
  2. This photo was copied from the obituary. RIP Brandon.
  3. This was an accidental post in this thread of my brother’s Vette. As an alumnus of USNA 75, he was surprised, but pleased, that plate was available.
  4. Guilty. Five DIY Fostex FE103 bass reflex single drivers are for TV only. The HIPs and four DIY Exodus Anarchy L’l Mike tapped horn subs do the music.
  5. Nice of you Dave to gift your tickets to your mail carrier.
  6. The California Honeydrops are a fantastic rhythm & blues band. The eight of us in our group heartily agreed it was the best live show we’d ever seen. The tickets were $25; a tremendous bargain. If they are playing anywhere close to you, go see and hear them. You will not be disappointed. Mods. Please move this to the appropriate forum. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_California_Honeydrops
  7. Update. I quickly decided that a straight razor would be too Sweeney Todd. Instead, I took a chance on an aluminum double-edge razor advertised on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s podcast, Startalk. After about six months, I am pleased with the product, The machined aluminum handle system clamps the blade securely. The shave is good and the blades are inexpensive and 100% recyclable. https://hensonshaving.com
  8. Glad to hear you’re doing well Bruce, but will it stand up in court?
  9. I heard the author on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” So far so good.
  10. I found This short video to be very enjoyable.
  11. 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.
  12. You can in Michigan, but it’s highly unlikely unless you were the catalyst of a serious accident.
  13. 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.
  14. IMO, no continuity across the woofer terminals means the woofer has failed.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. My query pertains to the subject of this thread.
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