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Mallette

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  • Birthday 08/06/1949

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    Music Room
    Klipschorns, 1972 Front
    Frazier Super Monte Carlos, 1968 Rear
    Cinema F-6 Horn loaded subwoofer
    Hafler DynaQuad 4 channel passive phase recovery, 1974
    Van Alstine SuperPAS4 Preamplifier 2001
    Van Alstine/Dynaco ST-70 1960s, rebuilt 2001
    VPI Scout, Ortofon 2M Black
    Empire 598 II Stanton 550AL (78)
    JEC TC-778 78 phono preamp
    DBX 4BX dynamic range restoration
    Sony TC-765 reel to reel
    Yamaha K-640 Cassette
    Oppo DV-981HD CD/SACD/DVD-A/DVD
    Sony MDP750 CD/CDV/LaserDisc player
    Single Malt (du jour)

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  1. Probably excessive...but probably didn't really dent your budget so what the heck. Might as well live large... Dave
  2. As PWK would suggest, insist on 100% copper. Accept no substitutes. If it carries current, it will work as well as well as anything at any price. That is what PWK told me and I run an all Heritage system with zip cord. Dave
  3. I presume those close enough will know whether "Seacoast" is a town or what. Dave
  4. Probably still around on EBay and such. Since the styli are still available, worth looking for if you want quality at a low price. Dave
  5. As mentioned in my post, the Stanton used permanent magnets to float the turntable, using a spindle with a hardened needle point to keep it centered. Turning was achieved by a metal one inch or so protrusion about six inches in diameter that was powered by a 32 pole (as I recall) electromagnet with sequenced charges. Price was 98.00 with 681EEE. Dave
  6. 2800 more than the Stanton GyroPoise which was the best bang for the buck TT I ever owned. Came with a 681EEE and levitated. Granted, there was mech contact via a spindle, but it was on a needlepoint. Loved that thing! Served me for years and can't recall what I did with it, but don't recall it failing. Probably gave it away at some point or traded it. Dave
  7. Listened to the classic rock pieces, Elvis, Fats Domino, and so many others on a 78 jukebox of this vintage that was in the cafe next door to my dad's business. I those days of no AC, the doors were usually open. Dave
  8. I wouldn't have worried over the pots. All Fraziers I have that feature them I run them in the middle, null mode anyway and the speakers are awesome. Dave
  9. Here you go. My opinion be better than Heresy. Not by much, but a bit more bass and somewhat smoother. At 96db/w/m efficiency, made for tubes or small class D. Great speaker and nice form factor, high WAF. Dave
  10. Hard to go wrong with Klipsch. I'd go with a sub, as even your present speakers will work well with more bottom. Properly matched, the sub will be inaudible and it all seamless. No need for fancy testing...if you know classical music well and what the "real thing" sounds like, just keep tweaking until you get to that perfect point where the sub disappears. Dave
  11. Pictures and a bit more info would help. Given the snarkiness (good natured, but snarky) here, someone is likely to answer "good chance it's copper." Dave
  12. That's the finest piano finish I've ever seen and one I'd love to be able to do. No time to see if you've revealed the precise steps in the finish, but hope you have...we'd all like to know. Dave
  13. No problem...but just leave those of us who have the 8 Commandments memorized and have absolute belief in Cord of Zip to our delusions. Dave
  14. Not what I meant. Klipsch engineers have told me that false corners built to their specs are as good as real ones. I was talking about the K'horn design itself. Yes, PWK thought the Jub was better...but it also violates his 8 card in size and cost. He always believed that the K'horn was the smallest, least expensive way to get solid response to C1. Dave
  15. No reason why other materials for the corner wouldn't work as long as they are fully reflective rather than absorptive. You might also put some large diameter balloon wheels on them to make it easier to move them around outside. Dave
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