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  1. Thanks gents.  I was searching for a pair of Jubilees (with networks) and ran across this Bay offering and was curious as I hadn't seen this design before.  The angled wood work on the front threw me and I thought I'd inquire with those with 'da Klipsch knowledges.  The last ones I saw for sale were ones with custom Crites Networks, in early 2017.  Yeah, I know.  These are totally unrelated to Jubes but I had to ask. ;) 

  2. I purchased the PrimaLuna EVO 300 in April 2019, along with a SVS SB4000 Sub.  The EL tubes that it comes with are awesome with a lot of speakers but really needed KT150's with my 1970's LaScala's. The LaScalas have the Crites upgrades and A4500 networks and I couldn't be happier with the combination.  The KT150's have more low and high end and almost have a solid state sound to them (almost), but I love the EVO300 with my current set up.  I listened to a few different amps at Upscale Audio in LaVerne CA and the Primaluna was the sound that  I was looking for.  




    PL EVO 300.jpg

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  3. On 10/12/2019 at 12:06 AM, HDBRbuilder said:

    Having been an Air Defense Battalion Tactical Operations officer for a number of years...them folks ain't got me fooled...even with wearing trifocals I can see how they tried to get away with sneaking in an F22 with them F18's!😮  Great pics!


    Hi HDBR.  Man your Trifocals! That's an F-35 in that Section.

    Actually NAS Lemoore is the West Coasts only F-35 RAG for the Navy.  The East Coast has Oceana.  The 35's are substantially louder than the Supers so Lemoore was the best fit.  Even Whidbey is taking a lot of heat for the increase in noise complaints from the civilians in the area.  Mostly because the number of flights has increased and the fact that they're louder than the the EA-6Bs.  I was a Surface Warfare Officer via the aviation pipeline due to a change in my depth perception.  So like the RAP song goes,  I'm On A Mutha F__in' Boat!  Great song to play loudly.  Below is a great video of Visual Route 1355 near Whidbey,  If you have a few minutes to spare its a great example of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It's one of the better training routes for maintaining Low Level currency.  At night, with no moon it gets a whole lot more fun.








  4. On 10/12/2019 at 6:34 AM, JL Sargent said:

    Ah, you gave us a good tip there. :) What is the rest of your air show photo setup?


    Hi JL,

    Other than the Kenyon Gyro my equipment is pretty middle of the high end road.  Canon 7D MarkII and some older bodies,  EF 100-400 F4-5.6L IS III USM (typical air show lens), EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS III USM and a couple of other portrait and wide angle lenses.  When I take my Bush Hawk support onto to MIL bases I get a few looks as it looks more like a stabilized rifle with its trigger/pistol grip but lately I've been using it all on top of a tripod and or on a JOBU Jr. gimble on the tripod.   Once the MP's check out my BushHawk, it's never been an issue taking it on base.  Almost as fun as listening to a great sounding system, but a whole lot more mobile.   Do you partake in photography?

    Have a great evening.


  5. On 10/11/2019 at 8:06 PM, HDBRbuilder said:

    I had no idea that the Navy ever had the old F86 Sabre jet in its inventory...cool!


    The lead aircraft is actually an FJ-4 Fury.  In fact, it's domiciled up in Idaho and is the Last Flying Fury in the world.  A lot of folks that see it believe that it's an F-86 ;)

    Thank you for the compliments on the pics.  Much appreciated. 


    Linky:  http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-articles/mig-fury-fighters-north-american-fj-4b-fury-kind.html


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  6. 12 hours ago, JL Sargent said:

    @CAMike Did you snap those? If so, wow!

    Yes.  I've been going to Airshows ever since the early 80's, my Navy active duty days ;)  I started out with an old Canon AE-1 Program and now  ...think of it like the the world of high end audio equipment.  Truly depends on your taste and wallet.   Of course my Kenyon Gyro makes my hands look more stable than they really are.   Enjoy the weekend.  Thanks.

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  7. Thought I'd share some of my low-resolution pics form the air show this afternoon at NAS Lemoore.  Thought some audio types here might appreciate the visuals.  Lemoore is the west coast home of the Navy's F-35 Training Command.  The Audio portion of the show was equally impressive ;)

    Blues Diamond Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

    Air Power Form Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

    Patriots1 Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

    F-35 Lemoore2 Sept 22 2019.jpg

    F-35 Lemoore1 Sept 22 2019.jpg

    Fury and Supers Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

    Opposing Solos1 Sept 22 2019.jpg

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  8. Not trying to make things more complex for you but I tend to look for the "consensus" in reviews and recommendations when switching to a manufacturer that I've not had previous personal experience with.  (Have you owned any Luman products before?)

    The downside to consensus is that no relatively decent product line gets mediocre reviews, they are all outstanding values! ;)

    So I evaluate the worst case scenarios.  What kind of warranty?  How long is the warranty for and what specifically does it cover?  Does my dealer offer a swap program if you hate it?

    I became a PrimaLuna owner a few years ago coming from using other products and I'm happy with my decision.   I'm sure you will be happy once you decide which way to go.  What were you using previously?

  9. There is another Heritage dealer in CA that's a little bit closer to SF as compared to Upscale Audio.  I believe Paradigm has some Lascalas in downtown Sacramento and some other Heritage units up at their Roseville store. 


    I've auditioned some speakers at Upscale in LaVerne CA and his folks are Very knowledgable about all things Audiophile.  

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