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  1. I think they fed off each other (in a good way). Waters wrote the music and Gilmore did more than fill in the guitar parts, he made the songs what they are. Without Waters there would have been no vehicle for Gilmore. BUT, without Gilmore, the vehicles would have been less full. Critics have bashed the post-Waters Floyd work and I can't see why. Both albums are IMO better than the Final Cut, which to me sounded more like outtakes from other albums. I read that one critic actually said and I'm NOT quoting, the songs on the two post-Waters albums were nothing more than a few lyrics so David could do solos. Well, duh, isn't that what rock music is? Okay, I know it is more than that but still...
  2. This is another one of his cars. I have pics of more of his cars but I have to fiddle with the format to decrease size. He's in his 80's and still building them in his shop in his back yard..This is about 15 years or so ago.
  3. My Uncle Roy's Willys. A ground-up build, not a kit.
  4. Marvel and glens, Thanks for your advice. Although, the frequency response does not appear to be hindered in any way, in fact, it appears to have been enhanced. They sound better than they did in the study and much better than they did from where I bought them. Where I bought them, the guy had them on the floor. I just listened to Jackson Browne's "The Fuse" and it sounded flawless. The drummers high-hat was a clear as could be. Clearer than with any speakers I've ever owned, and there have been a few. Glens, I did shoot down further cabinet work, but once I showed an example from Pinterest to my wife, I had buy-in. Well, excuse me, I have music to listen to. Thanks again.
  5. For us it's a moot point as we found a way to place them in the cabinets and not have to place them on their sides. A couple days of cabinet work and voila!! Please see pic.
  6. I acquired last week a pair of Heresy II's manufactured in 1986. I've read that an upgrade would be to change out the capacitors. Does anyone know if this model year has the old "oil can" capacitors? If so, and I should replace them, how do I get to them as the back of the speakers are sealed? It seems the easiest route would be to go through the woofer hole. If so, how do I remove the woofer? Any help is appreciated.
  7. It depends. Natural beauty? Try Bryce Canyon, slot canyons in southern Utah/north Arizona, the Alps (anywhere - Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France), Columbia River Valley, Oregon Coast, to name a few. Art, culture, history, architecture? Try San Francisco, Paris, London, Washington DC, Brussels, Singapore, anywhere in Germany. Food? Try France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland (yes, Ireland), Malaysia, India. Ease of entering country and getting around safely? Anywhere in Northern Europe, Singapore, Canada due to excellent public transportation. Ireland, not so much due to lack of an extensive train system, if they have one at all. Attitude of Locals? Just about anywhere in Europe or the US and Canada, Mexico. South Americans can be accommodating but anywhere I've been is dangerous. Having been to 30+ countries on five continents, I normally judge a place by the above criteria. Most of this travel was for work. It was my thinking that if I am going to be away from home from two to six weeks, I'm not going to spend my nights and weekends in a hotel room. So I got out and visited the countryside, the museums, etc. Places that hit all the buttons are Germany, France and Singapore. Although Singapore is a relatively small city-state, there is lots of natural beauty. Places I'd avoid - Nigeria, Saudi Arabia. Nigeria because it's dangerous. Saudi Arabia because there isn't a lot to do. New York City isn't mentioned because I've only been there once, for one day and night and was in meetings the entire time. I know there are others. These are places I've been, many more than once. Also, I've been to more places. Hope this helps.
  8. I agree. Being an amateur guitar player and bigger than huge Pink Floyd fan, I am torn between the two for reasons stated. The pre-Gilmore Floyd music, in my opinion, is not as good. I'll probably take heat for writing that.
  9. To all, I thought outside the box and put them inside the cabinets. It took about a day and a half of work but it's done. There was a little more to it than removing the doors. Thank you all for your help. Now to listen responsively. Oh heck, the neighbors should like Zep.
  10. Thanks Bassman 10. I picked up a pair this morning and have them set up temporarily in the study until we can redo some cabinetry in the den. Here's a pic. And yes, I know they should be on the floor with risers, but for now they are here.
  11. The Heresys, when I get them, will go into the cabinets, right side up. Thanks.
  12. In-walls are not an option for several reasons. Thanks.
  13. Thank you for your help. We've decided to retrofit our cabinets so we can place them inside and toe them in a little. Will require a little bit of carpentry and a whole lot of caulk and molding but it's doable. All I really need to do is find the speakers. Ha.
  14. Peter P. That is probably the most practical solution. However, after paying a good chunk on what we've already done (removing a fireplace, building the components shelving, matching flooring, etc.), we hesitate going that route. Considering what is there is on-site custom built, making it look right might be a challenge. Well worth considering, though. Thank you for the suggestion and your time. Much appreciated. Cheers.
  15. Okay, I now get the joke. Altering the cabinetry, placing them atop the cabinetry, or suspending them are not viable options. There was once a fireplace (a cheap, metal drop-in one) where the TV and components are currently. We eliminated the fireplace so we could accommodate bookshelf speakers. More alterations are not in the cards. We live in Florida where a fireplace is a waste of good space, so it was no big deal. Suspending the speakers is not something we would consider. Like I mentioned in my original query, the RP 160M's sound great, we just miss the big box. We sold our CF2's when we moved here because there was no room for them. Placing speakers in front of the cabinets wouldn't work for us either. If we decided to do that, we'd do Fortes. Thank you for your time and help.
  16. Taking the photo from the sweetspot would not have shown both speakers, so I had to stand to the side. What do you mean by circulation? Thanks.
  17. Thank you for the laugh. It made my day.
  18. The only option for placement of Heresys in our den is to place them on their sides on bookshelves. The shelves (actually a cabinet, very solid, on-site custom made) are 36 inches from the floor, placing the horns at or just a little above ear level in the sitting position (see pic). The room is long and narrow, with the speakers being placed on a long wall. We have two Klipsch subs, one on either side of the sofa which is on the opposite long wall, about 12 feet from the cabinet. The Heresys would be 8-10 feet apart. We've had different opinions from different people, yes and no. Does anyone out there have an opinion as to whether this a feasible option? We are currently running a pair of Klipsch RP 160 M's, which sound great, but we'd like to upgrade. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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