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AB3CX MIke

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About AB3CX MIke

  • Birthday 06/06/1951

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  • Location
    Central NY
  • Interests
    Audio, Poker, Ham Radio, 78 RPM jazz, blues, Tennis
  • My System
    Mcintosh MX130, McIntosh 206, Cornwall III, Onkyo R1 CD, Technics Turntable

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  1. Selling my Klipsch Academy as I am settling on 2 channel. Works perfectly, bought from original owners about 4 months ago. Very minor signs of use, with some oil and gentle steel wool will look like new. $325 plus shipping, pickup is fine in central NYS.
  2. I have this original speaker screen/grill cover from a KLF C7 speaker. No speaker! No damage at all. $12.50 plus the postage if anyone needs it
  3. About 5 months ago I placed an order with Decware for their Zen Tori amp. I was happy to know at the time that it was "self biasing", and the company has great reviews. However, 2 weeks ago learning that my unit was still months from being built, I took the plunge for a used MC-275 Mark VI available in my area. Of course it is not self biasing. I'm very happy with the way it sounds. Reading up on the topic of "self biasing" I learned that the cathode bias resistor used is just an approximation, and that the tubes gtherefore operate at lower power and the bias resistor generates heat, and that the circuit design is in many ways less effective than one with the bias manually set. Despite that, the Decware amps are quite respected. Wondering if the experts out there have any comments. Decware does make amps that have manually set biasing as well.
  4. The KLF C7 is sold, I have the Academy still
  5. Pix of the KLF-7. The small holes top and side were placed by previous owned to inset threaded cylinders that were used for mounting in a cabinet, the bottom is ugly but I only ever saw the front.
  6. Works Great. Been using this for the past 18 years but that MC 275 was pricey, so......going tube route now, needs a new home. Afraid to ship, so pick up in Central NY or I can meet part way reasonable drive. Use the link for more pictures. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/496828548339857
  7. I will get some pictures up soon. I have a basically near new looking Academy Center Channel speaker for $325. It is oiled walnut. I also have a KLF-C7 center with some veneer damage but perfect sound and grillcloth for $250. I just acquired an MC275 to drive my Cornwalls, so my MC-206 is also on the block for $3300, and I am going back to straight 2 channel stereo. The MC-206 looks EXC and has no issues. I can't ship the amp but could ship the speakers.
  8. Can you steer me to the likn with the schematic for this SSE amp?
  9. I have a pair of 1978 LaScalas with AA crossovers that I recapped, and over the last year since getting them have tried a few things. I ran them originally with a Marantz 2275, and subsequently with a Fisher 500C receiver. Both sounded great. They even sounded fine with a new Yamaha 2 channel SS amp. Of all three, I preferred the Marantz combination. Having foolishly sold the Marantz and the Fisher, I'm now using an Onkyo 5 channel receiver from ?2005. It does not sound as good at all. This is a temporizing measure until my Decware Zen Torii arrives, hopefully in April.
  10. I had texted the owner and I had first shot, but I passed. They are supposed to sell in 2 days to a local. For me, 300 miles each way with a U Haul.. Sigh...honestly I could not have put them in my listening room and still hosted my poker game.
  11. I wanted to do the same comparison, as I have Cornwall 3's so I picked up a pair of Chorus 2's about 150 miles from home about 6 weeks ago. My hope was that in my smallish room the Chorus 2's would do the job and free up some space for me, and that I'd sell the Cornwalls and pocket some $$. Well, after a week of back and forth it was clear that the Cornwalls were the keepers. More present, more feel. It's got to be those massive cabinets. Not that the Chorus 2's weren't really good, they just were not going to be the keepers for me. I found a new owner for the Chorus 2's locally who had been wanting a pair for a long time and he's happy too.
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