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JohnW

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  1. Was googling this and was amazed at how little was out there on this. Has this question simply never been asked? I love my ‘85 Cornwalls—the imaging, the smoothness, the depth of the bass…but I’d sure like to hear a detailed description of the specific differences from those who’ve heard both. And given the ubiquity of Cornwalls of all stripe, there’s likely several of you. So how different do they sound? And how?
  2. Prices for La Scalas seem to keep going up.
  3. The Gold Lion 12ax7s are fine, and I'm sure it depends on the amp, but all the NOS 12AX7s I've tried best the GLs. Trouble is, you have to buy a bunch just to find the ones you like, then sell the ones you don't. But hey, that's TubeLife.
  4. You guys are where I was at a couple of years ago after I bought my Cornwall Is. I decided to skip dipping my toe in tubes and just went for it with a Jolida Fusion 3502P...which is a great amp, albeit push-pull. That Tubecube7 has me thinking about SET again. Here's what I've learned: When it comes to 12ax7/ECC83 tubes, NOS is king. SOOOO much better than anything being made today. I hate to say it, bmoran, but those Electro Harmonix just scratch the surface. It's both been an adventure and a curse searching for the best sound. When it comes to power tubes, I've found the best sounding current issue tubes are all made by Gold Lion. I've tried everything else, except NOS, which are prohibitively expensive and have a minimal impact on sound compared to your 12AX7s. What's worked for me, in MY system, with MY preamp, and MY amp, and MY Cornwalls, in MY room, with MY ears (because all of those come into play when it comes to sound quality), is a set of Gold Lion KT88s with either Tungsram or Matsushita 12AX7s...and I'm still testing to find the best set of 12AT7s in that combo. It's wonderful, it's exhausting, it's obsessive, it's rewarding, it's cool, it's amazing, it's a gigantic time suck...but welcome to the world of tube rolling.
  5. Looking for transport of a couple of La Scalas from Charleston, SC to San Diego, CA
  6. Holy shit. Wish I lived closer.
  7. https://www.ebay.com/itm/klipsch-lascala-speakers-/255273044888?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
  8. Weren't they going for about that price?
  9. Hold it—they dropped the price $3500 just to move them?
  10. Almost enough to make a man pull out his plastic. Almost.
  11. $4500 for the pair, or for each speaker?
  12. JohnW

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    That's funny, because I'm considering giving up tubes and switching back to Parasound. 😁
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    I've gotta know what you plan to replace THAT with.
  14. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    I'm kind of in the market, and I'd been talking to the guy--I always make an early offer of what I can afford, in case they'd be interested in taking me up on it. These had been on the market for a while, and I'd check in with the seller occasionally. So when he sold them, I was curious what he got for them so I could better gauge the market. So I asked. He answered.
  15. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    These just sold for $3k in L.A. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1185144371915987/?referralSurface=messenger_lightspeed_banner&referralCode=messenger_banner
  16. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    Another, more beat up pair of '78s in Santa Cruz...but they're on FB Marketplace...and FB is currently down.
  17. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    Is that your spreadsheet, geezin? Because that’s handy.
  18. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    That’s what I was thinking. LS II.
  19. JohnW

    La Scalas in SoCal

    What would that go for? $3k?
  20. Seems high. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609250630457043/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ad1dd3e6a-5a02-4df9-8031-627278a24c22
  21. Thanks. We chatted yesterday. He wants more than I'm willing to pay, but he has my number.
  22. Well, we might have to wait a while.
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