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  1. So I got a pair of KG 4.5s a while back. Turned out I got more than I bargained for... Since I didn´t ask the seller to give pictures of the speakers with the grilles off, I didn´t see that one of the woofers had been replaced. Since I´m from Germany this posed a little problem, finding matching replacements seemed hopeless to me, used spares as well. So in the end I decided to buy aftermarket woofers in the US. The "good one", original K 1005-K woofer. The "bad one", difference is obvious. Apart from the different looks of the woofers, I also got the impression that they sound different, if just a little bit. My guess is the difference in the cross-over frequency. Some of the mids seemed to disappear from this speaker and be heard in the original one. So, yesterday a big box from the States arrived with the new woofers. Time for a swap: The new one on the left looks a lot more "Kipsch-like". Look at those magnets, what a difference... The new woofer almost has double the weight. The motor-board got butchered when the former owner put in the spare, the diameter being bigger than the original... So, at least the motor-boards will have to be re-veneered. I wonder if there are aftermarket "covers" available to make the rim of the new woofers look like the original seen here. So I will try to post pictures of my progress from time to time. Still on my to-do list: – Refurbish the cross-overs. – Refurbish the cabinets. Will try to sand them down first and see how that works out. If I don´t like the results, I will re-veneer them. Right now I´m running in the new woofer and see if I can hear a difference from the non-Klipsch one I replaced. I will keep the original woofer in place for some time.
  2. Sadly... But at least You found a nice place and put it up the way you like it. So in that little regard at least it´s money well spend. As for me, I´m done now. If I want new stuff, I have to get rid of something first. Not that there wouldn´t be "new" gear I like... I never thought I would get this much into vintage though. 🙃
  3. The LP? No. The woofers? – Ouch... I hope I won´t have to buy anymore anytime soon... And that other addition? Wasn´t that expensive and might arrive tomorrow. And who´s the rich guy here? How about it EVO- Man? 😋 😉
  4. https://www.discogs.com/release/24106865-Van-Der-Graaf-Generator-Still-Life
  5. Ah, a belt driven changer. I own a 601. That´s true, 701 cost a fortune these days... Hope to be lucky though, and find an un-refurbished one for small money some day...
  6. A small update. Today a heavy package arrived from the US: Two new woofers for my KG 4.5. As you can see, no originals, but well made copies by the looks of it. Will A/B them with the one original I still have. And fast! I ordered on Monday. At home DHL is not that fast here in Germany... But international they seem to be a lot quicker.
  7. Is that a 721? 621? I´m still looking for a 701...
  8. https://www.discogs.com/release/5345560-Steve-Hackett-Bay-Of-Kings
  9. https://www.discogs.com/release/10510198-The-Alan-Parsons-Project-Stereotomy
  10. https://www.discogs.com/release/5401043-Julie-London-Your-Number-Please
  11. https://www.discogs.com/release/17813422-Wytch-Hazel-II-Sojourn
  12. In my opinion the Mad Hatter usually pulls good stuff out of his hat. This time it´s my first VDGG. Some parts are not easy for me to listen to, 12 tone disharmonics... didn´t like it at school, this is rather demanding in some parts. Something new to me: https://www.discogs.com/release/7642717-Van-Der-Graaf-Generator-World-Record
  13. https://www.discogs.com/release/2236327-Magnum-Marauder
  14. Just a short one. I stayed in El Paso 2000/ 2001 for training at the German (Air Defense) Rocket School (RakSLW). In December 2000 my sister came over to visit, and together we drove from Texas to San Francisco. We passed through New Mexico, Nevada and California. Las Vegas was dull somehow, never liked that place much, have been there twice. But our last stop, before getting to SF, was in a little town in northern CA, called Bishop. We always say that we want to visit there again some day. Stayed in SF for three days, the usual things, Alcatraz, China Town, Goden Gate and Fisherman´s Warf. SF was nice, back then, don´t know about today. We drove highway 101 on the way back, that was great! Just passed through L.A. and then back on I 10 to El Paso. All in all great trip. Death Valley is really that - DEAD, never been to place that really is quiet, so much so you hear your blood rushing through your ears...
  15. The covers condition matches the albums title - battered, but the black is ok. The cover-artist obviously knew a thing or two about how shot-guns work... https://www.discogs.com/release/1654775-Ted-Nugent-Weekend-Warriors
  16. Usually not my kind of music, but other people wanted to feed this one to the trash. You wouldn´t expect it by looking at the cover, but it´s actually well preserved and quiet. https://www.discogs.com/release/8019254-Everly-Brothers-End-Of-An-Era
  17. Bunch of new stuff arrived today. You´ll see Van De Graaf Generator & Steve Hackett spinning here soon. 😋
  18. AndreG.

    The Other Discs

    This would´ve been a good one on my road-trip from El Paso to San Francisco and back: https://www.discogs.com/release/603598-Cinderella-Heartbreak-Station
  19. https://www.discogs.com/release/2189925-Elton-John-Too-Low-For-Zero
  20. https://www.discogs.com/release/22371925-Edguy-The-Savage-Poetry
  21. https://www.discogs.com/release/66520-Eurythmics-Touch-Dance They did not approve of this remix-album, Annie Lennox stated. It was made by the label to cash in, and that´s what it sounds like too. Wanted to give it a try... well - meh.
  22. Not the usual Joe Jackson: https://www.discogs.com/release/1156454-Joe-Jackson-Will-Power
  23. https://www.discogs.com/master/30373-Bröselmaschine-Bröselmaschine
  24. I like Dream Theater and I like The Flower Kings. I think both complement each other nicely. One´s softer, the other a bit more on the metal side. And both good stuff!!
  25. I´ve had their greatest hits collection for years, and liked it. This one, I got in that swap for some laser discs. Then I have one other Album, played it a while back. I´m sure they´ll multiply from here on out. 😄
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