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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

    Walnut tweeter lenses

    Those look really good Dave. Looking forward to getting a pair.
  2. Schu is right. There are a lot of things that could cause this. If you have a way to check your tracking force you should see where your weight is compared to the recommended range for your cartridge. If you are tracking this too light then the cartridge may be mistracking. Higher frequencies will be more noticeable during the mistracking causing them to sound sibilant and distorted. Best to find part of the record that you notice the distortion and then adjust force and relisten to that same passage. If that doesn’t address this then will need to evaluate antiskate, azimuth, tracking force, alignment etc.
  3. larryk

    Walnut tweeter lenses

    Really nice work Dave. I am curious if you have been able to compare the sound of the wooden horn with the aluminum horn.
  4. larryk

    SOLD. Scott 333b tubed tuner

    Brian, it does not have a wood case. The case is covered in a brown vinyl. I was told from the dealer that they went over the unit to make sure everything was working as it should but do not think they replaced caps unless they found something was out of spec.
  5. larryk

    SOLD. Scott 333b tubed tuner

    I am selling a mid 60's Scott 333b am/fm tuner. This is the model that has the built in tubed stereo multiplex unit. There are two dials one for am and one for fm. I recently picked up from a local vintage stereo shop and they had gone over it to make sure all was in good working condition. I had planned to use for an office system that never materialized. I am asking $275 and will include shipping at my asking price. If in the Denver area pickup is welcome.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. larryk

    The BEST way to clean & preserve vinyl

    My bad. I should have said 80khz. Larry
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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