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    The Piney Woods, East Texas
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    2 Channel:
    VPI The Classic | Ortofon Quintet Blue
    Sunfire Symphonic Reference Preamp
    B&K Reference 200.2
    Denon DCD-1650AR
    Denon DRM-800
    Akai GX-370D
    SONOS Connect
    Monster HTS 5100
    Klipsch KLF-20s
    AudioQuest King Cobra ICs & Gibraltar Bi-wires

    Home Theater:
    Sony XBR-55X930E LED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV
    Denon AVR-X3500H
    Marantz SR5012
    Front Speakers (2): Klipsch RB81’s
    Center Channel (1): Klipsch RC62
    Surround (2): Klipsch RS42’s
    Dolby Atmos (2): Klipsch RP-140SA’s
    Subwoofer (1): Klipsch RW10d
    Sony UBP-X1100ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player
    Amazon Fire TV 4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player
    Sonos Controller
    Monster Signature AVS 2000
    Monster Signature HTPS 7000

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  1. @RealMarkDeneen Yep, I liked Hoppy too! That was a nice Roy Rogers display with Bullet, Trigger, and Buttermilk (Dale's horse)!
  2. This is a picture of the Roy Rogers Exhibit that was set up in the Cowboy Museum at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. I took the picture from my table during the 2016 Fall Texas Gun Collector’s Association Show (TGCA).
  3. I agree! I have the "Shangri-La" DVD and the "All the Roadrunning" DVD and really like both!
  4. And, he has his guitar strung with the bass strings on the bottom and working up! 🙂
  5. @Dave1291 Thanks, sure thought it was him! Yep, some of us old farts have aged considerably! 🤣
  6. @Dave1291 Is that Doyle Bramhall II on stage playing the guitar with Clapton in the picture above? If so, he and Clapton have aged a lot since they performed on the Clapton DVD Concerts that I have!
  7. I am using a Sunfire Symphonic Reference Preamp and a Carver TFM-4.0 Power Amplifier with my Klipsch KLF-20's and to me the sound is amazing; at least to these old ears!
  8. To my old and mistreated ears; the KLF-20's that I purchased new in 1998 just keep rocking while listening to my vinyl and CDs! They continue to sound great in my setup!!!!!
  9. Here is the extract from the KLF manual that describes using the KLF's on carpet or hard surfaces. The Vinyl Caps just slide over the Threaded Cabinet Inserts and are nothing special. I've also included a picture of the Vinyl Caps that came with my KLF-20's. Installation of KLF 20 and KLF 30 Spike Feet: The larger KLF models have four threaded inserts, covered with a soft vinyl cap, on the bottom of the cabinet. If the speaker will be used on a hard surface, these caps should be left in place to provide a non-skid surface. Also included in the carton are four spike feet. The spike feet will enhance the performance of your KLF series loudspeaker by concentrating the weight of the speaker on the spikes, improving the mechanical connection to the floor (especially on carpet). This improves the definition, clarity and detail of the speaker by channeling cabinet vibration into the floor. The spikes are intended for use on carpet, but may also be used on hardwood, vinyl or tile floors. Be advised that they will scratch or mar the floor's surface. In either case, final positioning of the speaker should be determined before the spikes are installed. Mark the speaker's location on the floor with masking tape, install the spikes and reposition in the desired location.
  10. Yep, I had to do that when we had storms come through here on April 12th of this year. We had several large Oak limbs come down in our woods and the top of a large Pine tree. We also had a huge Oak Tree that came down; falling out of the woods onto our back yard and the top ended up about 10 feet from our house. These pictures only show a portion of all the piles of limbs, branches, and segments of the trunk that I cut up. My Echo chainsaw really got a workout and so did I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a lot of trees down in our neighborhood, but thankfully no damage to any homes. From the way that the tops of some trees and some limbs were twisted off, it appears that we probably had a tornado come over us, but off the ground.
  11. My favorite receiver, and I still have it, is a Marantz 4400 Quad Receiver that I purchased new in 1975 at the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka, Japan. Edit to add: To me, the Marantz always had the purest and pleasing sound of any receiver I ever owned. I used it with a pair of Sansui SP-3500 front speakers and Sansui SF-2 rear speakers. In 1988 I purchased a Carver CT-7 Tuner/Preamp and Carver M1.0t Power Amplifier and started using it with my SP-3500’s and eventually my Klipsch KLF-20’s that I bought in 1998. I still have all of this stuff except for the Sansui speakers. Here is a scanned picture of the Marantz and Sansui speaker setup in 1979.
  12. I bought my KLF-20’s new in 1998 and this picture is from the manual and is the way mine came. The spikes were in a Spike Kit and the Threaded Cabinet Insert was covered with the Vinyl Cap. Essentially you could use them without the spikes installed, but the caps would wear over time if the speakers were moved very much. Is what you refer to as a bolt actually the threaded insert like in the manual's picture? You can buy different styles of feet (spikes or rubber) with threaded inserts that will screw into the Threaded Cabinet Insert. Edit to add: the threads should be 1/4-20.
  13. American Beauty Berry here in East Texas.
  14. For all of my HD and 4K connections I use Audioquest Chocolate HDMI cables.
  15. I only have two systems; my 5.1.2 Surround system in our living room and my pure stereo system out in my mancave (named The Boonies). However; I still have every system component that I bought and subsequently replaced/updated going back to 1975 when I purchased my Marantz 4400. 😮 And, all of these components are still in their original boxes. Yep, shelves of boxed up stuff! 😂
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