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  1. I very much like the way it sounds! I owned original Forte's once, that sounded great in my large room. I probably should have kept them, but they looked kind of stupid in this room, because they are rather small. They would shake the room with bass. However, from my recollection, they did not sound like this Academy very much.
  2. What line of Klipsch Speakers was the Academy intended for ? Is there a line of Klipsch speakers that use the same drivers as the Academy ?
  3. OK, I got the Pyle PT 588, but it had a serious problem, on any of the HDMI Inputs, volume was very very low, barely enough to drive the LaScala's However, on the tuner, it would blow you out of the room. The sensitivity of the tuner was terrible. Pyle took it back, end of that experiment. I picked up a Refurbished Onkyo Integra 50.3 from Accessories, it sounds pretty good on the LaScala's actually.
  4. I hear ya! These https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/699ar/index.html and the LaScala's are my current main speakers. The AR 1's are 96 db @1 watt, and have a 500 watt Sunfire amp to handle the bass built in. Power should not be a problem
  5. I have speakers for a 7.1 system, with front height channels. I will lose my front height channels with the Pyle PT588ab, and will also lose on screen display and Internet Radio. No up sampling either, but it does have 4k bypass.
  6. I live near enough to them to go pick up things. They are a few hours away from the Tampa area. That is a very good deal on a 5.1 receiver. Back when I had the Vandersteens, I had an ONKYO TX NR 809 The Pyle PT 588AB sounded better, on both the Forte's and Vandersteen's.
  7. A few years ago, I picked up one of these http://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PT588AB/51-Channel-Home-Theater-AV-Receiver,-BT-Wireless-Streaming-(HDMI,-4K-Ultra-and-3D-TV-Pass-Through-Support) Behold, the PYLE PT588AB I bought this El Cheapo Pyle Receiver, for a number of reasons #1 - It has pre outs #2 - It has remotely controlled bass and treble controls #3- It has remote controls subwoofer level #4 It can be had for under 150.00 At that time, I had Vandersteen 2 CE's and Klipsch Original Forte's. Believe it or not, it sounded great on the original Forte's, so I threw the Vandersteen's in. On the Vandersteens, it was shockingly 3 dimensional. I go through tons of stuff, and the guy who bought the Vandersteen's returned and insisted I sell him the Pyle PT588AB, so it went to a good home. I have been driving my LaScala's with a Pioneer D3 digital amp. Recently, I bought a MUSE Chip amp and a Harman Kardon AVR 247. The Muse Chip amp is ok, but not as good as the Pioneer Elite receiver with the D3 digital amp. However, the Harman Kardon AVR 247 is wonderful on the LaScala's, compared to the Pioneer. The Pyle will be here in a week, so we will see how it does ? The Harman Kardon AVR 247 has sound dropouts, one minute you are watching TV, and the sound drops out, requiring you to turn things off, and then back on I am hoping a firmware update fixes it. So far, it is the best of all I have tried on the LaScala's.
  8. I wasn't talking about surround modes, I was talking about direct, pure direct, auto surround, alc You MUST use one of those modes on my SC 87
  9. The old Counterpoint amps like the SA 220 I think it was is a hybrid Tube/Mosfet that used weird Mosfets made for power supplies.
  10. Bob is capable of making a solid state amp sound exactly like a tube amp. I heard it for myself at his house. However, this is not possible to do in a production amplifier, because there are too many variables for it to work. The resistor trick Bob taught me I posted at the start of this thread sometimes works better then one would think. And, the more terrible sounding the solid state amp is, the better it works! Phase Linear 400's were never known for sound quality, and the resistor literally transforms them.
  11. The resistors DO effect the damping factor of a solid state amplifier, and if you use too much resistance, damping factor goes to crap, and you get that fuzzy soft limp sound. If you like what you have now, go with what ya got BTW, my friend with the VMPS RM 40's could not remember how much putty to use on them, he tunes with a bass CD and a SPL meter.
  12. Here is whats coming, and is already being used in Pro Sound. One day, we will have transistor amplifiers, that will have the DSP powered emulation, where one can dial up the sound of several Tube Amplifiers.
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