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About RocketFoot

  • Birthday 02/14/1971

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    Latrobe, PA
  • Interests
    Home Theater, vintage audio, fast cars & guns!
  • My System
    Home Theater 5.2: Yamaha RX-V385, Klipsch R-601's, RC52, RS42's, KSW12 Sub1 & R12SW Sub2

    Vintage 2 Channel: Sony STR-V4 Receiver, Technics SL-D2 Turntable, Sony SS-CS5 Fronts & Sony SA-CS9 Sub, Apple iPad Pro for streaming, Sony DVP-NS425P CD/DVD Player

    Vintage 2.1: Kenwood KR6400 Receiver, Alexa Echo Dot, Cerwin Vega AT-12 Speakers, Sony TC-K5 Cassette Deck

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  1. Anyone collect 12" singles? I actually prefer them because I usually don't listen to all the songs on an album! (Plus they remind me of the good ole days when I was tearing up the wheels of steel as a mobile and club DJ!
  2. I'm confused by the whole DAC thing...do I need a DAC? I like to stream from the internet to my vintage stereo and I use an iPad Pro or an Alexa Echo Dot device. Ethier one seems to do a really good job and I suppose they are in theory the same as having a DAC but would a $179 DAC be better? What about a $1000 DAC? I'm a little foggy on why I might "need" a DAC?
  3. I love vintage audio...honestly, I can't imaging playing a beautiful set of Klipsch heritage speakers on anything else other than a vintage rig! It is meant to be!
  4. I received 2 emails announcing replies to threads that haven't had replies since march 9th, LOL! Must have been backed up a little!
  5. Hey guys! I'm just starting to tune into this thread! I used to be a DJ through most of the 90's so I had a pretty extensive collection of vinyl but most of it was 12" singles and 45's. I used to buy direct from Galaxy Records in Pittsburgh! Well, my DJ business disbanded after my partners and I started getting married and moving away so we split all the gear and music up between us! I ended up with most of the gear, including 4 or 5 Technics 1200 turntables that I wish I had just one of today, but the music all went to one of my partners. Fast forward to today, I am just starting to get back into vinyl but I literally have like 12 records! I guess my plan is to slowly buy my favorite albums and/or singles until I have a cool collection again...or die. Which ever comes first, LOL! Thanks for reading...I think I will spin a little AC/DC Back in Black when I get home tonight!
  6. Indeed. I'm hoping for a lose connection but there are a few SF-1 crossovers for sale that I have so far resisted pulling the trigger on buying! I'll know more over the weekend for sure! Just haven't had time to tear into it!
  7. Yeah, I was a vinyl DJ...we called the computer DJ's "Mr. Microphone Outfits!" LOL! I had 2 partners and we kinda split the gear and music when we started getting adult lives and grew apart. Our music collection was sold off as were all of the audio gear, lighting and even the van! I guess I can be a casual media guy! Just buying a few albums here, a few cassettes there...but streaming is the way! No doubt! I just don't want to have all this gear and not have any media to play in it, LOL! Gotta have at least a small collection!
  8. @billybobThere are only 1 set of binding terminals on these speakers.
  9. I hooked up an amp last night and sound only comes out of the tweeter! The 6.5" woofer is completely silent and no vibrations at all...does this sound like a bad woofer or a bad crossover? I still have to pop them open and do some more testing but I would think a blown woofer would still vibrate and make some noise?
  10. Yes, I have been slowly building a vintage hifi system...there is just something about that old silver faced audio gear, I love looking at it, listening to it and to an extent, it's the thrill of the chase trying to source and buy it (for a good deal, of course!) But music is different...I do stream 90% of what I listen to but I like the nostalgia of queuing up a record or the feel of popping a cassette into a deck! It's so hard and expensive to find these old formats today! Plus, when I walk into a record store, it is impossible for an indecisive chap like myself to pick out a few titles, LOL! A million titles out there and I can't think of one song I really want to purchase, HAHA! I almost like buying blind lots of music just to see what I get!
  11. I am new to the vintage audio world even though I used to live it in the late 80's and 90's! I was a DJ for almost 15 years and I used to have a van full of records, CD's and even cassettes! As life moved on, partners moved away and equipment and music got sold off...fast forward to now, I am back into music but I literally have zero media! I have been searching ebay, Discogs and even bought a few new albums at Walmart but damn! I can't afford to make all these people and place rich with some of the prices they are asking for vinyl, CD's and cassettes! So my question for you guys is where are you having good luck finding vintage audio software, LOL? Do you try to buy huge lots? Do you just buy your favorite titles/artists a few at a time? It's way different for me this time around...I used to go to Galaxy Records in Pittsburgh and buy a milk crate full of vinyl and CD's usually twice a month! New, unheard cuts, new artists old staples...you name it! Now the place is gone and I don't have the DJ income to afford them anyway so, yeah...mainly just looking for ideas and inspiration for my new journey into the always entertaining world of music!
  12. My Son just got a 2023 Yamaha MT-09 SP Hyper Naked Bike just before winter...he got to ride it a few times on warm days but he has been modding it in the garage! He added tank gripper panels, new exhaust, new handlebar levers, and a new LED rear tail light and plate relocation kit. He is an experienced rider, but I still wish he would find another hobby!! Like audio maybe, LOL! Here are a couple pics before the mods...(last pic is catalog shot from Yamaha)
  13. I just started building a new 2 channel system with an old Sony STR-K750P Receiver that I found in my man cave closet! I am going to pair it with the Klipsch SF-1's that I am currently working on. It will give me a reason to start dragging home all those nice black plastic components that I have been overlooking!
  14. Those are just fun little RGB LED sound activated spectrum analyzer lights that I glued to a piece of 4"x4" as an attempt at audio-art! They are wireless and not hooked to the system in any way. Got them off Amazon for $15! Here is the link if you wanna check them out! https://a.co/d/93ASOdM
  15. 69's and 70's are my 2nd favorite! I have a 71 Mach 1 in grabber yellow - 302 V8
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