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  1. low voltage 12 gauge stranded copper 2 conductor. Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc. label it as exterior lighting cable. IMO, anything heavier gauge or more boutique is a waste of money.
  2. The bad news is that the Detroit Tigers are in last place. The good news is that they’re only a game out of first place.
  3. Two of the cardboard fans appear to be Mary Hart and her husband who have the same seats in real life.
  4. Please elaborate on the “8 matching bass cabinets.” As others have suggested, I would NOT consider tube amps for that application. Suggestions regarding class-D chip amps make sense. I would not dismiss Behringer iNukes out of hand. Sure their power ratings are hyperbolic, but they are cool running class-D with plenty of power for La Scalas. They are relatively inexpensive, as well as light weight. They could always be kept in reserve for emergencies. In the 70s, I used four 8 ohm factory built Speakerlab SKhorns (Klipschorn knockoffs) in a mobile DJ business. With two in parallel per channel, the four ohm load drew 300 watts per channel from a Dynaco ST-400 amp. The backs of the bass horns were closed in with plywood, which helped when good corners were not available, which was most of the time. They were best when tucked into proper corners. That setup provided plenty of loud and clear music in venues ranging from frat house dining rooms to high school gymnasiums. Your permanent space should sound consistently good.
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    Don't always equate "knowledgeable" with accurate. Typically, correct information can be distilled from sometimes inconsistent posts
  6. Thanks for including photos in the alert.
  7. Contact Bob Crites @BEC at Crites Speakers.
  8. I would pass on that and wait for a pair within your budget.
  9. DizRotus

    Is it now OK?

    Google is your friend ffs.
  10. You can sue anyone or anything for the price of a filing fee. That’s not to suggest you’ll accomplish anything. Suing is easy; prevailing is not so easy. WARNING: The above advice is worth what you paid for it.
  11. I don’t blame the powers that be from shutting this down. If adults can’t control themselves, then they don’t deserve the privilege of this forum. Ad hominem attacks, name calling, etc., are inappropriate. It’s not necessary for me to know your politics or for you to know to mine, to discuss speakers, music or Chuck’s @Tarheel latest automotive purchase.
  12. Yes, it’s the thing that causes blindness. Quit when you need glasses.
  13. This ended up like George Washington’s axe; five new handles and two new blades, but it occupies the same space as the original. All that remains of the original are the chip amps and some of the wires.
  14. I agree Glenn. No need to count a bunch of “you knows.” Roy’s interview is all substance, and no filler.
  15. The car in my avatar was very low to the ground with wide tires and cornered like it was on rails, until the pavement was wet. If not careful, the rear end would whip around in serious over-steer. With only a single rear wheel, a tendency to over-steer would be real.
  16. This bamboo Pono box solution is going well.
  17. Yes to drill press. This method will work fine. The box will be hidden by the TV. It needs to function, not look pretty. I probably should call this plan D, as I was intending to drill holes to act as grilles, but soon decided to remove the circles totally.
  18. Now on to plan C. Saving that crappy acrylic was a fool’s errand. Despite being just the fool for the job, I elected to re-purpose a redundant Pono bamboo box. The project is stalled due to much needed rain forcing me inside, as well as the need to go to my son’s house for some files with which to clean up the speaker cutouts.
  19. Fortunately, I recently changed the batteries in my sarcasm detector.
  20. After using these briefly, the sound quality became unacceptable. Even my wife complained that it sounded “muffled.” The repair is described in the thread linked below.
  21. The built-in speaker in the small Hitachi TV in our kitchen developed an annoying buzz. Alex Trebeck with a lisp is no good. A solution seemed to be the DIY project speakers (shown below) sold by Amazon for less than $20. What a major disappointment. The ultimate SQ was horrible. Even my wife said, “It sounds muffled.” I ranted about the Amazon speakers in the thread below, so I’ll not repeat that here. A solution for the solution seemed to be a pair of tiny Visaton drivers from Parts Express. They sound way better than what came in the acrylics. This way I can still use the tiny chip amps built into each enclosure. The Visaton drivers more than triple the cost of the project, before adding in the cost of glue and sealant needed to stabilize the acrylic enclosures. My wife just shakes her head at the disassembly of the new project to invest even more time and money. I had to remind her, it’s a hobby, not a business. She admitted even she is growing more annoyed by the TV speaker’s buzz. I’ll add some pics of the completed project.
  22. Typically, but not universally. I used a pair of KEF B139s in DIY TL speakers for years. In this case, I think the 6 x 9s were just lying about after they were salvaged from the Pinto fire.
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