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wetowne

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  1. You could make the cabinets an inch taller, add a flared port at the rear, use a different crossover and new mid range driver. Oh wait, Klipsch already did that. Sorry.
  2. wetowne

    Awesome Crosley

    Save yourself a trip, better yet just don't...https://www.amazon.com/Crosley-CR42D-PA-Lancaster-Turntable-Bluetooth/dp/B074CRKQRK/ref=sr_1_7?crid=2U3ZMN70YB5GH&keywords=crosley+record+player&qid=1643493628&sprefix=crosley%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-7
  3. Nothing wrong with tubes I think they're great. Over the last few months I've been carrying out a sort of simplification program. I stream-lined all my systems using the least amount of great measuring components possible, just a Pi running Volumio, a DAC, an amp and speakers. I even removed the hats from my Pi's and went to USB connects to the DACs. I'm using balanced connections were possible. I figure the fewer parts the better. In my mind what I'm trying to achieve is the theoretical but impossible "straight wire with gain". I'm pretty pleased with the results so far.
  4. It's amazing what a low noise and low distortion signal will do for a pair of speakers. My Fortes never sounded so sweet. The bass is very well articulated now, it has better texture and detail. The tweeters have something to do now too, cymbals have sizzle and ring with a nice decay. Detail is amazing, I can hear background sounds on some recordings, players breathing and moving. This amp is dead quiet, absolutely black background at full volume. I think maybe the better upgrade for old Klipsch speakers isn't new crossovers or caps but using a really clean amplifier instead. Compared to the six watt tube amp I was using it is a major improvement. I think my love affair with tubes is over.
  5. I can remember those little coke bottles would get reused so much they would develop a wear ring around the middle that felt rough in your hand.
  6. When I did mine I just replaced the big electrolytic cans, those are easy to do. The ceramic ones I left alone. I figured those hardly ever go bad and the PITA factor was enough to discourage me.
  7. Well this ain't a one box solution but it checks your other boxes and cost way under a grand. It sounds great with Heresy III and Forte I.
  8. The slow boat from China should be docking at my house on Monday the 20th.
  9. When I clicked on the link this also showed up. Better hurry! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3146615415567816/?ref=product_details&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  10. My audiophile philosophy as of late is to have as much fun with as little as possible. It's a challenge to assemble a great system with just a few components. All three of my setups consist of just a Raspberry Pi, a DAC, an amp and speakers. Saves both money and headaches. KISS is my motto. Oops, I forgot I got a cd player which I hardly ever use and a sub that is dialed in so delicately It's barely noticeable, it just adds a little "je ne sais quoi" to the old Heresys.
  11. It matches the E50 perfectly. Here's my rack with the PA3s just waiting for the PA5. As you can see I'm using the DAC in preamp mode and I use it's remote for volume control. I run the amp wide open and it's dead quiet.
  12. It will go with my Fortes replacing the PA3s amp that I'm already running balanced TRS with an E50 DAC. That will be my first tier system. Second tier is my Heresy IIIs paired with a Sabaj A20 amp and E50 DAC. Third place goes to my beloved old Heresy Is running Sabaj A10 amp and a Khadas Tone Pro 2 DAC. All three systems sound excellent to amazing since I started using the latest stuff from China. I know, I know, let's not go there please.
  13. My super clean SX-780. Sounded OK last time I used it a couple of years ago. It probably should be recapped. Just sits in a closet these days. A shame really.
  14. I Just got the shipping notice from Amazon! Should be about ten more days from Shenzhen China.
  15. No I have the Pa3s, it's pretty good. I switched out all my tube amps in three different systems for small form factor class d stuff from China and have been happy so far. I had been considering going all out with Hypex or Purifi but this new PA5 might scratch that itch. I also have two Topping E50 DACS which I am very satisfied with.
  16. Mine is on the way. It's replacing a Topping PA3s(which btw sounds extremely good) that replaced my Musical Paradise tube amp a few months ago. So far I don't miss the tube amp at all and I thought I liked tubes. Then again I used to like vinyl. Topping is keeping secrets about the technology involved, I'd really like to see a tear-down. It'll be a few weeks 'till it arrives and I will give my impressions then.
  17. Made in 1980. The 97,122th and 97,140th units made up until that time. Any tags on the back? They would tell you what cabinet finish was used.
  18. These are my babies. I bought them new for 626.00 in 1977, adjusted for inflation that's 2850.00. What are new IVs going for?
  19. One of my Heresy III special editions. The other one looks just like this one. What makes it special is the titanium grill with the script logo, the flat black finish and a signed tag on the back.
  20. I still have my cd collection. I consider it to be archival. I've got a half way decent cd player that I run into a good DAC that gets used every so often. But for me streaming is the way.
  21. Many of the reviews in these forums are not reviews at all. They are subjective opinions given by people who purchased a product that they are excited about. Take it all with a grain of salt and while you're at it take a chill pill.
  22. A lot of noobs probably see "This section of the forums is strictly for technical questions...." and that's as far as they read.
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