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  1. Forgive me Howard as it was not on Long Island. However, a great deal of pride which still exists today forces me to interject. I hope you understand. In the third quarter of 1979, myself(at the ripe old age of 21) and a partner were awarded our Klipsch franchise. We felt that opening our retail establishment totally and completely hinged on being able to offer Klipsch to the public in the small California, Central Valley town of Merced. We opened our doors and began operation in August of 1979 thanks to the help of a lot of GREAT folks in the audio industry of that era. Jack Thornton Co., Dale Sprock, Bill Rogers, Woody Jackson, Kent Sheldon, Chuck Mulhearn and the list goes on. Georgia helped us a lot on the credit end of things as well. We proudly named our new baby "Sound Encounters". The license plate on our delivery vehicle(a white, 1962 Ford Falcon pickup with three on the tree)proudly declared we had "HiFi4U". The store was gorgeous. Dark Wood and blue carpeting on the walls and floor. Live plants, art, etc. We had one enclosed sound room which contained only the Heritage line in it's entirety(except for Belles)later on the KG's, Fortes and Chorus, etc.. Boston Acoustics and the "other stuff" was outside. LOL! Merced had never seen anything like it. We were SO proud. Those were grand times, times which I will never, ever forget nor the folks that were met along the way. Just when I thought things could not become anymore surreal, in 1983 I believe, myself and a small contingent of about five other guys from California dealerships were invited to Hope to spend a week at the plant and the "Compound". Talk about giddy, wow! The folks in Hope were ALL world class hosts. We felt SO welcome. From the plant tours, the educational and sales tools, to heading out to Garland over "Piss Bridge" for Catfish and Hush Puppies, it just could not get any better.....or could it? Mid week we were told we were going to the Bosses home for lunch. The Boss? Turns out when we get there it is the home of PWK and Ms. Valerie. Holy Cow, I have never been so intimidated in my life. That soon passed. They could not have made us feel more at home. We had a wonderful lunch. PWK showed us his model Trains in the pool house(yes, the one that carried refreshments to guests by the lap pool), Ms. Valerie was gracious enough to play the same song on both her Steinway and Bosendorfer pianos so we could hear the difference between them. We were commoners in the presence of royalty, but we did not once feel as such. One of the most memorable experiences of my life. I also stood shoulder to shoulder(well, i'm only 5'4", but you know what I mean)with PWK in the fairly recently completed Anechoic Chamber. GREAT experience but a weird place. Standing in that thing made me feel "off" somehow, haha. Anyway, I'm sorry if I have gone on and on. Happens to me every time the subject comes up. But those times will never be again and I will forever cherish the memories, the people and the customers that allowed us to change their lives forever by bringing Klipsch into their home. though my partner and I have not been involved since the '90's, the business still stands today, 42 years later, in it's current format. I still run into old customers, old friends who thank me, thank us, for the enrichment that we brought into their lives through Klipsch.
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    Bob Crites RIP

    Very sad news indeed. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the Crites family. Thank you so much for your time, effort and assistance Mr. Crites, you will most certainly be missed. Geez Gregg, you made me realize how easy it is to make this old fart cry these days. How the heck are ya old friend? I'm not around much these days myself. I quit woodworking in '17 after the house burned down and a Parkinson's diagnosis.. Miss the old days. Good Bye Mr. Crites. You were a very good Man.
  3. Seti, I was just getting up to go to the kitchen and relate to my wife the very last sentence in your above post....before I saw your post . What I was not going to tell her was that the new Jubilee is the Sexiest thing I have EVER seen. I prefer the current location of my Testicles, thank you very much. This is a HUGE day for PWK and a huge day for Chief. This whole thing is giving me Goose bumps. I have been a hard core Klipsch devotee for 53 years and probably sold more than 150K of Heritage and KG product between 1979 and 1990, but this means more to me than all that. An incredible day and an incredible addition to the family. Congratulations to both of you Gentlemen.
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    Leaving the Forum

    Wish this did not have to go down this way Dave, but I understand. It's not the same place we joined almost what, 19 years ago. I came along in March 2002 and you popped in a couple months later. Dammit I hate change. The best to you! Jordan
  5. Beautiful work, just beautiful!
  6. You are not "trying" anything. Those 150's will NEVER come out of the PL. Every amp I have had since the 150's were introduced has been compatible. I will never switch back to any other output tube. I even used them with VRD's with Craigs approval way back when. It has never been about power either. I just love the way they sound. Better, tighter bass. More dynamic. Fuller, richer, more control. Smoother, say what you will. EL34's do have damn nice Mids, but overall i'll take the 150's. I have had my second PL Integrated for a few years now which is a Dialogue Premium. Never used anything other than 150's in it. You will also never regret working with Kevin or any of his folks at Upscale. I have the Brimar for my PL that I got from Kevin. Bad news is, every time I try them I end up yanking them and putting the Cifte back in which I also got from him. I won't go into detail, but if you ever get the chance to try them, I suggest you do so. The Brimar don't even have 10 hours on them, so if you need some more....lol!
  7. Starves the flames for oxygen. 🙂
  8. He has several re-build packages at different price points available other than the one for $4400.00 plus. I don't see any pricing of components in the package you are looking at to be way out of line either. Greg is a good guy and does good work and offers nice products.
  9. Glad you have it covered. The DCM50 really is a great sounding driver that works very well for our intended uses. I am going to give their new 2" Coaxial driver the DCX462 a whirl. Been listening too it the last couple of days in my La Scalas and I gotta tell ya it is one badazz driver.
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    Jokes?

    And covered in a pile of leaves? Russell. (you know, rustle)lol!
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    Jokes?

    OK, i'll chime in here Bruce. Please forgive me if this offends anyone. A guy with no arms or legs is layin' on the beach catching some Sun. A young lady walks by and feeling sad for the Man stops, leans over him and asks "excuse me Sir, but have you ever been hugged before?" The man replies"why no Miss, no I have not". She bends down and hugs him and then is on her way. A few moments later another young lady walks by and feeling sad for the Man stops, leans over him and asks "excuse me Sir, but have you ever been kissed before?" The man replies"why no Miss, no I have not". She bends down , kisses him and then is on her way. The Man is now becoming quite enthused by these events at this point.. A few moments later another young lady walks by and feeling sad for the Man stops, leans over him and asks "excuse me Sir, but have you ever been phucked before?" All of a sudden he is overcome by excitement and stutters "why, why, no, no Miss I, I, have not, not" The young Lady bends down over the Man and says "well you are going to be as soon as the tide comes in".
  12. Go you already have the DCM50's? i was just getting ready to put a basically new pair in the Garage Sale section. I will make you a great deal. I also have a pair of Faital Pro HF-102 Tweeters which I believe are a better tweeter. I also have a pair of their STH-100 horns for them as well. Not trying to hijack your thread, I just like giving forum brothers good deals. I would rather lose money and keep the gear in the family. Kinda weird I know LOL! We can take it to PM. Great looking build by the way.
  13. You will find the info here: http://www.klipschupgrades.com/vxcrossovers.shtml To my knowledge this is Greg's 2nd, upgraded version. I like them a lot. They have the Khorn in mind with the 400/6000 XO points but work well in other applications.
  14. I know some significance exists regarding the size of the motor board but I am not there yet. Still experimenting. I will increase or decrease the size once I get there. In the attached pic I was experimenting with 3-way with Dave's Elliptrac 400 and the Faital Pro HF-102 Tweeter and STH-100 Horn. Very nice but the horn I am trying now sounds better. I got to do some extended listening today and I REALLY LIKE what I am hearing out of the new B&C Driver and 10" x 18" horn minus the Faital Pro. In fact this version mops the floor with all my previous iterations. And I tried the "Flatter" attenuation scheme on Voltis VX network for the first time and what a positive difference over the "Linear" version. NEVER MIND what I said above. I will go as far as to say I'm done! I Love this sound and can stay Passive on this set of speakers which was my goal.
  15. I know it's cheating, haha! But I am enjoying the La Scalas with the brand new B&C 2"" Coax., DCX 462. As close to 2-way as I'll get with these. Built a pair of Volti audio VX XO's with Greg's permission. Really like the filter. I have a pair of original K-510 in the closet but I am trying the 18" x 10" EBay horn first.
  16. Birch but no butt joints like a CBR. interesting.
  17. Why not the DCX462 2" coax. without the adapter? Same price, same specs. unless I am missing something. I'm a fan of 2" when I can. With a different horn of course.
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    Rocco Prestia R.I.P.

    Sorry for your loss. Just bought a new pressing (a month ago) of "Back to Oakland". I just listened to "Squibb Cakes" in his honor.
  19. I sold them to a Gentleman from Southern California. Should not have done that. They were nothing short of AMAZING!
  20. I stood in that thing not long after it was completed in the early 80's and it really screwed with my equilibrium. I was not accustomed to it. That caused a chuckle from PWK.
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