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larryk

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    Cornwall 1’s
    Border patrol P21 push pull 300b amp
    Thoress full function preamp with phono stage
    Galibier turntable with Kuzma 9” 4pt arm and Ortofon a90 cartridge
    Exasound e32 DAC with Exasound Playpoint streamer/server

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  1. larryk

    Maybe the 2nd best way to clean vinyl

    I am using one by Vibrato Ultrasonic. I have been told that the higher frequency units work better and are less abrasive with vinyl. Mine is the Vibrato 80khz version on their website.
  2. larryk

    Maybe the 2nd best way to clean vinyl

    I posted on the other thread yesterday but really do like ultrasonic cleaning of records. I use the Vinyl Stack system as well and it works great. As far as solution I use distilled water with a small amount of Isopropyl alchohol and a few drops of Kodak Photo flo. I will change the solution after around 20-25 records.
  3. larryk

    The BEST way to clean & preserve vinyl

    My bad. I should have said 80khz. Larry
  4. larryk

    The BEST way to clean & preserve vinyl

    I have tried cleaning records many different ways, by hand and with a VPI. The best method I have found is ultrasonic cleaning. You need a large enough cleaner to fit the lower part of your records. Best to go with a higher frequency such as 80hz rather than the more common lower frequencies. The low frequencies are good for cleaning grease off car parts but would not want to put my records in there. I found a Vibrato cleaner and there is a company called Vinyl Stack that sells a good system for cleaning 3 records at a time. Overall less expensive than a VPI but much faster and better cleaning.
  5. larryk

    Greg Roberts of Volti likes Border Patrol amps

    I think there are other less expensive options for 300b amps for Klipsch speakers. When I got the p21’s I had 4ohm speakers and needed a little more power than 8 watts. I have heard the Coincident Frankenstein 300b SET’s and they would be a great match with Klipsch speakers and are around $6000. iMHO the quality of the power supply makes a huge difference. Many of the lower priced 300b amps seem to sacrifice in this area.
  6. larryk

    Greg Roberts of Volti likes Border Patrol amps

    The speakers are currently stock cornwall 1's although I just put in some new Dean Westcot XO's with Jupiter caps that made a huge difference.
  7. larryk

    Greg Roberts of Volti likes Border Patrol amps

    Not sure what happened to the resolution of my previous pic. This should be a better one. There are definitely less expensive options but these amps have a grip on the bass that few 300b amps have.
  8. larryk

    Greg Roberts of Volti likes Border Patrol amps

    I am using the Border Patrol P21’s with my Cornwall 1’s. Not sure of the specs but they are dead quiet and sound great I first heard them awhile back at RMAF in the Volti room. I think the BP amps are all a good match for Klipsch speakers.
  9. larryk

    Cornwall Audition Denver

    Unfortunately I was not able to demo any of the new heritage speakers. I was curious to hear the Cornwall lll but was hesitant to purchase without hearing. I must admit I am not a big fan of titanium drivers and that concerned me as well. I was able to do an eBay deal on these with local pickup so I felt was worth a chance.
  10. larryk

    Cornwall Audition Denver

    My prior speakers were Spatial Audio M1's. They are open baffle with two 15" woofers and a compression driver. Prior to that I had an Altec 604 based speaker. The stock Cornwalls have much better bass than either of the two previous ones. The Spatial Audio speakers had more resolution, better imaging and deeper soundstage. The Cornwalls better them in dynamics, tonal quality and lack of fatigue. I tend to value musicality over ultimate detail which can be fatiguing at times.
  11. larryk

    Cornwall Audition Denver

    Not sure what happened to my picture. Sorry about the resolution. I have been in the audio hobby for around 30 years. The turntable is an early creation from Galibier Design which I have had for about 15 years and will be my last turntable. The amp is a Border Patrol P21 which is a push pull 300b at around 20 watts. The preamp is a Thoress full function preamp which happens to have an outstanding phono section. For digital I have a an Exasound E32 DAC with the Exasound Playpoint server/streamer. The hobby has been fun but am getting closer to the end of my journey as far as equipment.
  12. larryk

    Cornwall Audition Denver

    Thanks guys, I realize the caps on the crossovers are 39 years old and I probably need to address that first. As far as speakers I have had many audiophile approved speakers through the years but these actually sound more like live music than those ever did. My most recent was a spatial audio M1 which is an open baffle speaker with 2 15” drivers and a compression driver in the throat of one of the bass drivers. There was lots of resolution but missing in musicality.
  13. larryk

    Cornwall Audition Denver

    I appreciate everyone that checked out my post. A real nice pair of 1979 oiled walnut Cornwall l’s turned up in Boulder and I picked them up this weekend. They are stock with k77v, k55v and k33b drivers. I must say they sound really good and are highly musical. This forum has been very helpful to me in my quest to learn more about the Cornwall’s and I look forward to being part of the community.
  14. Looking for an opportunity to audition some Cornwalls. Unfortunately there is no heritage dealer in Colorado. I have been considering getting a pair but would prefer to have a listen to them first. If anyone in the Denver area has some and would be willing to let me stop by for a listen that would be great.
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