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  1. I've moved to a passive Preamp, so these have just been sitting for the last couple of months.

    The Aretha has the following additional upgrades:
    Stereo/mono switch
    Remote control
    Tone defeat switch

    The purchase price for the Aretha today from Erhard would be about $2100 with addons and shipping

    This comes with a matched quad of Tung Sol 6SL7GT

    I have a TON of other 6SL7 varient tubes including a couple of the industrials. If you want tubes to roll in this, we can work something out to get you some really nice tubes to play around with!

    I also have the Janis Phono. It has loading dip switches for both MM and MC carts. The purchase price for a Janis today would be a little over $1600 new with shipping.

     

    Comes with Electro Harmoix 6922E gold pin tubes.


    I have a set of Bugle Boy ECC88 that I can include for an additional cost.

    If someone wants to buy this as a set, I'd let them go with the stock tubes for $2000 plus shipping.

     

    Original manuals will also be included.

    If separate I'm thinking:

    Aretha- $1200
    Janis- $1000

    I'm super easy to work with, great at packing, and motivated to sell!

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  2. On 4/19/2023 at 11:41 AM, Zopari said:

    Thank you @Limberpine! That looks worth exploring. Would love an intro - my email is: zopi.kristjanson@gmail.com

     

    Happy to helping! I did an email intro for you yesterday. 

  3. 3 hours ago, Fido said:

    It is gorgeous with the new Teak Plinth and new dustcover and the Sure V15 cartridge. I love it but 3 turntables are more than I need. I have so much audio and camera gear that just don't get enough use.

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    Looks awesome! Do you want to DM me to discuss what you're looking to get for it? 

  4. On 3/31/2023 at 3:02 PM, Bob_PDX said:

    For Klipsh-related gear, I need to do more research, in the late 50's or very early 60's, before he met my mom, he built a corner Klipshorn, which I still have. I know that people often built their own replicas, but for a time I understand that Klipsch sold plans and components. I need to list and look up all the components and see if they are something Klipsch would have used/sold-to-hobbyists back then, or if he was just putting together what parts he could get that worked well.

     

    The issue is that it was a time before stereo was commonplace, so he just built the one. Later in the 60's, when he upgraded to stereo and they bought their first home, there wasn't a good 2nd corner in the living room, so he built a freestanding Harkness replica, which I also have but it isn't functional, need to diagnose. The wood finish matches a mid-century style writing desk that he built and I'm definitely keeping the desk (it now supports my MIDI workstation). The speakers I will probably let go of someday, I just don't have the room, but I don't know how many people would be interested in a mismatched pair of homebuilt speakers, and I'd hate to see them parted out. I know the horn that he built has the high sensitivity of the official item, in 2020 when I was getting their house ready for sale, I was able to power the thing at a high volume level using just tiny computer speaker amplifier that was lying around.

     

    One of our projects was building (what is now called) a "Virtual Pipe Organ" together, which for awhile used the La Scalas. In my current home they're just too big for the space, and the digital organ has been upgraded to 8 channels of audio spread around the room using more modest (but tall) home theater speakers from another brand, which also happen to match the finish of the console. In the non-audio department he was a specialist in radiation safety both in the military and civilian realms, and I have a lot of cold war and civil defense memorabilia. Back in the 50's he had a small mail-order electronics company (selling things like multimeters, signal generators) that used the family name. I may resurrect that brand someday. I even have the original phone # parked, just in case!

    I'm in Portland and have a set of 1978 La Scala's that are raw birch. Exactly like the ones you have. If you ever want to listen for nostalgia lemme know. 

     

    Also, if there is any other gear your parting with locally, let me know. I live in the Mt Tabor neighborhood. 

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  5. Local bar, Decibel ( https://www.decibel-pdx.com/), here in Portland runs the JJ322 and JJ243. He has WELL over 10000 hours on them in 2.5 years and only recently had to replace one small cap. 

     

    He used to run Klipsch, but now runs a custom horn loaded Altec Setup. 

    https://www.jj-electronic.com/en/hi-end-amplifiers

    https://www.eurotubes.com/store/pc/jj high end hi-fi amps.htm

    https://www.eurotubes.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=768

     

    They are robust amps and sound amazing in his system. 

     

    Eurotubes can import them from JJ for you, get them setup and then send them on. I know the owner of Eurotubes, so if you want an intro let me know. 

  6. On 1/7/2023 at 7:04 AM, DirtyErnie said:

    Yes, Eurotubes.com. I've always done well with their stuff. 

     

    What's the board's opinion on them?

    I'm biased because I know the owner, but they are fantastic humans and while everybody was price gouging on tubes, they weren't. They spend a ton of time to test EVERY new tube they get before sending them out and are wonderful to work with. 

  7. On 1/7/2023 at 7:04 AM, DirtyErnie said:

    Yes, Eurotubes.com. I've always done well with their stuff. 

     

    What's the board's opinion on them?

    I'm biased because I know the owner, but they are fantastic humans and while everybody was price gouging on tubes, they weren't. They spend a ton of time to test EVERY new tube they get before sending them out and are wonderful to work with. 

  8. I've finally got my TT in a place where I'm rather happy with the alignment and performance of the Denon 103 which I had rebuilt by Soundsmith with the Ruby cantilevered and nude contact line stylus. 

     

    I also dialed in the damping of the Karamdon arm. 

     

    Really enjoying the listening room and the office setups these days!!

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