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DizRotus

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  1. Due to the raves on the forum regarding the Toshiba SD-3950 for $49.00, I tried to buy one. A NexTag search produced no SD-3950, but the SD-3960 from Buydig.com (http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=TBSD3960) for $49.00. I ordered the SD-3960, but today I received a Toshiba SD-5970; I was charged $49.00 and the receipt says SD-3960. At the Toshiba site (http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/dvd/singledisc.asp), they show the SD-3960; MSRP $69.99 and the SD-5970; MSRP $179.99, but theres no mention of the SD-3950.

    Im listening to The SD-5970 through my mildly modified Dyna SCA-35 and Cornwalls; it sounds darn good for $49.00. Should I be disappointed that I ordered the SD-3960, but received the SD-5970 for the SD-3960 price? If not, Im tempted to order another SD-3960 to see what happens.

    If anyone else buys, or bought, from Buydig.com, please share your experience. Delivery was prompt, and I got more than expected.

    Neil


  2. Due to the raves on the forum regarding the Toshiba SD-3950 for $49.00, I tried to buy one. A NexTag search produced no SD-3950, but the SD-3960 from Buydig.com (http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=TBSD3960) for $49.00. I ordered the SD-3960, but today I received a Toshiba SD-5970; I was charged $49.00 and the receipt says SD-3960. At the Toshiba site (http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/dvd/singledisc.asp), they show the SD-3960; MSRP $69.99 and the SD-5970; MSRP $179.99, but theres no mention of the SD-3950.

    Im listening to The SD-5970 through my mildly modified Dyna SCA-35 and Cornwalls; it sounds darn good for $49.00. Should I be disappointed that I ordered the SD-3960, but received the SD-5970 for the SD-3960 price? If not, Im tempted to order another SD-3960 and see what happens.

    If anyone else buys, or bought, from Buydig.com, please share your experience. Delivery was prompt, and I got more than expected.

    Neil


  3. Someones asking $6,500 for these vintage EV speakers.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3284&item=5754223288&rd=1

    Does anyone know if this is horn loaded? Although it has a shape similar to Khorns, it doesnt appear to have the same bass bin. My interest is purely academic. If I had $6,500 to spend on audio I could think of many things Id sooner acquire.

    The one time I met and spoke with PWK he mentioned that Klipsch had licensed its patents to Electro Voice (and possibly others), but that the experiment did not last long, due to Klipschs inability to control the other fabricators quality. He also stated that was why he never seriously considered manufacturing kits.

    That was all after Id confessed to using four Speakerlab SK-Horns powered by a Dyna ST-400 in a mobile DJ business. He said that it was better I subjected the imitations, rather than real Khorns, to such abuse.


  4. It's my understanding that digital FM will eventually be the universal broadcast standard. If so, what becomes of the vintage FM tube tuners? Will they still work? Will they require converters? If they still work at all, will their performance be compromised?

    In short, does it make any sense to tweak the old Dyna FM-3?


  5. I had four SKs in the mid-70s. They had EV T-35 tweeters, Speakerlab cast aluminum mid-horns with Atlas drivers and Speakerlab 15" woofers. A friend built a pair of 7s. They had EV T-35 tweeters, EV mid-horns and drivers and Speakerlab woofers.


  6. I once spoke with PWK about Speakerlab kits and the possibility of Klipsch kits. He explained that the experiment to license Klipsch designs to Electro-Voice resulted in spotty quality. He didn't want the Klipsch name associated with products over which Klipsch had little control, i.e., kits were out of the question.


  7. Years ago, when I was a persecuting attorney, my new bride was worried that the criminals who I made guests of the state would track us down and murder us in our beds. She wanted an unlisted phone number. I resisted, as I wanted friends to be able to call. We compromised by having our name, phone number and city, but no street address, in the phone book. If you ask for Disney in Birmingham, MI, you can call but you cant come over, unless I tell you where to go. If you were to type our phone number into the reverse look-up feature at www.infospace.com, you'd get our name and city but no street addresswhich suits me just fine.

    Weve kept it that way ever since. There seems to be no good reason to list your street address in the phone book. If its someone you want to see, when they call, you tell them where you live.

    If youre interested, we never received even a single crank call from a convicted felonand theyve got time to burnbut they dont burn in Michigan. No capital punishment. That was due mostly to the fact that your typical criminal has the attention span of a gnat. Despite the fact that my last name is Disney (not too hard to remember) none of the many criminal defendants so much as called to demonstrate his heavy breathing.

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