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  1. Welcome, I don’t think the original veneer was put on using heat activated adhesive, which is not to say that using a heat gun to facilitate removal might not be helpful. Perhaps Andy @HDBRbuilder can offer better informed advice. I look forward to following your progress. Please keep us apprised.
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    RIP Hank Aaron

    A friend sent the link below. It was my first awareness of the passing of Hammerin’ Hank. May Aaron and Kaline both RIP. I won’t spoil the outcome, but both players seemed genuinely motivated by the relatively small prize money. https://youtu.be/mhZLtsEPjyo
  3. IMO, the tweeter is definitely an upgrade. Regarding the crossover, the Crites network is an upgrade over an aged Klipsch network, even though it might be comparable to the Klipsch network when it was new.
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    RIP Hank Aaron

    RIP Mr. Aaron. Were Henry born today, he would probably not have the legendary baseball career. Today opportunities in athletics and education not available to a young Henry Aaron would have made a career in professional baseball much less likely.
  5. Interesting way to discourage tailgating. https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/7241823593.html It’s not clear to me from the listing whether the General Electric Model T58-8F turbine engine powers the rear wheels, or just provides exhaust thrust. That engine was used to power helicopters; it has a shaft to deliver power to the rotors of a helicopter. Similar “jet” engines power hydroplanes by use of a propeller, not exhaust thrust. From the description in the listing, my guess is that it does not power the rear wheels.
  6. With Bob's gracious and expert help I was able to refurbish two La Scalas that had hung in an Ohio bar for decades. Now they help a Michigan high school band director. Hundreds of young musicians are exposed to the clear dynamic sound of Klipsch; an homage to Bob Crites and PWK.
  7. I do not use a preamp. A balanced signal is fed directly from a Pono player to my DIY Texas Instruments TPA3255EVM based class-D chip amp, as well as a pair of iNuke1000dsp amps that each power a pair of DIY tapped horn subs. The setup enables the track and volumes to be controlled from the Pono player. It does not permit balance or tone control adjustments. Overall, the compromises are worth it to me.
  8. Too many variables for a simple answer.
  9. I agree completely. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t want him to tutor anyone in spelling. 😉
  10. Seriously Dave? Parrot was, IMO, an Internet bully. After meeting him once, I had an even lower opinion of his rudeness enabled by the safety of a keyboard. In person he was meek without the bravado and insults hurled so easily online. Arnold Stang could have kicked the feces out of Parrot.
  11. Very sad news. Bob was a true gentleman. He will be missed.
  12. It’s simplistic, but the car radio mastering explanation is, IMO, very real. When I first used a Pono player to play a high resolution recording of Elton John’s Follow The Yellow Brick Road in the car, I had to constantly adjust the volume. The dynamic range that could be appreciated in a home situation with a low noise floor was awful in a moving car. Without constantly adjusting the volume, the quiet passages were too quite and the loud passages were too loud.
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    Where’s Grannie gonna sit?
  14. Welcome. I wish I could help, but I have no first hand knowledge that would benefit you in your situation. Years ago I sold and shipped a Klipschorn from Birmingham (Detroit) USA to a man in Belgium who wanted it as part of a vintage jukebox collection. It was without components so the weight was much reduced. If you’re not familiar with the following site, you will find it interesting, if not directly helpful: http://wp.volvotreter.de Good luck with your quest. I’m interested in your results. Please keep us apprised.
  15. By my reckoning, it’s Daniel $13 million, Lions O. “Daniel signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Lions this offseason that included $5 million guaranteed and $3 million for this season.” The Big Lead
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    Thank you Elden. I just sent this cartoon to all my family members. The email subject: Are you related?
  17. Cannon technology was much improved by 1812.
  18. It’s not clear to me if the wood is veneered plywood. In any case, I would not do it. The wood is free, but your time is not. After investing your time and money on something that should last for decades, is it worth a few dollars to alter the internal dimensions and end up with something not designed and modeled by Lil’ Mike. YMMV
  19. The wife and I are enjoying Pretend It's A City on Netflix.
  20. I meant too less talented. Bama is too much for them no matter how healthy,
  21. The Buckeyes may be too banged up to win.
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    So, that’s what happened to those coffee maker spray heads I ordered, but disappeared from my porch.
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