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  1. I understand many members hold strong opinions, of which there has been no shortage of expression shown here. That's great. However, I stand by my own opinion, which I clearly expressed. I am not certain if the subwoofer is included. It would of course, need one if it isn't. Yes, "Heritage" is the name Klipsch has chosen to give this bar. It isn't heritage. Get over it. And I don't see the need to begin to pigeonhole members who have questions into age groups, as if to say one group knows more than the other. How petty. This soundbar will never replace the use of actual, individual speaker channels. Duh! I never said it would. And I didn't feel it was important to question the logic in why they were considering a soundbar over separates. It's a simple question: "What did you think when you heard it?" Asked and answered! Period!!
  2. During the 2018 Klipsch Pilgrimage, held at the Klipsch Manufacturing Plant in Hope, Arkansas, which my wife and I attended last year, Klipsch Senior Vice President, Mark Cassavant gave a very thorough run-through of Klipsch's sound bars, Bluetooth speaker offerings and headphones in the plant library. One of the featured soundbars was the Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar. This is a very unique soundbar as it is quite large, with a full compliment of LCR drivers and includes a wireless subwoofer. My take on this particular model was such that I kept searching the room for the "surround" speakers! There were none! But, this soundbar was so effective in its ability to "distribute" the illusion of sound being directed from side room areas that one could have sworn that surround speakers HAD to be hidden somewhere within the room. As a longtime Klipsch owner and enthusiast, I was completely impressed with this system's abilities. When placed in the right environment, if a person wanted a good surround system without the hassle of wires and speaker boxes everywhere while also having a setup with a high WAF (Wife Approval Factor), this system is an excellent choice. Be prepared, as this system is also capable of playing quite loud and cleanly. So, it's not too unlike having a room full of separate components. It's simplicity at its finest! And this is coming from someone whose own system is an RF-7 based, 7.1 Klipsch Reference surround system.
  3. Good morning fellow Klipsch Brothers and Sisters: It's been a long time since I've poured my heart out to you all here on the forum. I used to post daily, but somehow, life and social media happened! Still, despite Facebook and all of its advantages, I prefer this forum to mainstream social media because it's simply more intimate and it's they way we all started as a family. It's akin to reading a real newspaper in your hands as opposed to reading it on line. Love the smell of newsprint! Many of you whom attended this years pilgrimage in Hope are already aware of the challenges the Lord had chosen for my bride Verna and I this year. And as word has traveled, we've received so many prayers, well wishes and so much love from so many corners of this orb. In short, in the beginning of this year, I was in need of two, total knee replacements. Verna got word in March of two issues just one week apart (can you imagine?): 1) "You have skin cancer on your forehead!" 2) "You have breast cancer in your right breast!" DOUBLE DAMN!!! March kinda sucked for us. In March my right knee was replaced successfully. Many of you saw the results in Hope and it's wonderful! The same month, they began treating Verna's basal cell on her forehead with a special chemo-type cream. Six weeks later, it was totally gone! In May, Verna underwent a lumpectomy for the removal of a pea-sized tumor. Her lymph nodes are clear (great news!) In June, they went back in and removed a section of skin the tumor had rested against that tested position for cancer markers. For those of you who unfortunately know "Cancer-Speak", she is Grade 1, Stage 1A which is like a best-case scenario. In short, she is currently enduring 4 massive treatments of chemo, one every three weeks, then a month's rest. After the month's rest, she'll begin 16 separate treatments of radiation: Once, five days a week until done. She should be through just before Thanksgiving. The chemo and radiation are purely precautionary so as to help insure the cancer doesn't return in 9 years as "something else". We'll have an enormous amount to be thankful for this year as they predict a full recovery for Verna!! To back-track slightly, I had my left knee replacement in July; an even greater success over the first (much less pain and greater initial range of movement). I am still currently recovering and in outpatient physical therapy after undergoing a successful two weeks of at-home therapy. I am unrestricted, on the go, kicking butt and taking names! So many of you have asked how we're doing that there aren't enough minutes in our day to answer everyone individually. So sorry about that. I could not be doing better and Verna has been an absolute, "Rock Star"! He has a few moments here and there of nausea as expected with chemo. Many things, including water, taste "metallic" to her. She gets tired easily. But she NEVER complains about anything! She lost her hair on Wednesday, so our daughter took her to the barber and he her gave her a "buzz cut"....on the house in a private room in the back of the shop! Classy guy! She has several scarfs that she wears and a wig, which she has yet to wear out because it's been pretty warm lately. But she's doing amazingly well! She's my Wonder Woman! Thanks to all of you who knew. Thanks for your continuous support. And it's been a pleasure telling the rest of you who were unaware of our journey. We will be fine! Love to all! -Glenn and Verna
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    HDMI extender/Balun

    I did an install at a church last year using AV Over IP. They wanted to run three 82" 4K screens from a laptop HDMI output. Longest run was 130 feet. I used a cheap AV over IP transmitter that would pass 4K video, Audio and USB, three AV over IP receivers, an 8 port switch and CAT/7e cable. The brand names really don't matter much because there are so many affordable good ones out there. Setup cost about $230 bucks. The church loved it! All screens worked flawlessly with no noticeable delay or latency issues!
  5. My first name is Glenn. My father named me after his favorite actor, Glenn Ford. I've been known as Mos, pronounced like "mows" as in cut the grass. In the Navy it was just plain Mo. On the CB Radio back in the '70s (remember those? I do vaguely) I was Woofer, my wife Verna was Tweeter and our son was Midrange. But here, I've always been known as Picky because I am VERY picky about my audio stuff. Hence my involvement with Klipsch. Howdy y'all!
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    Margarita Recipe

    dtel: Verna and I have tried all 3. But, the best one, in our humble opinions, is the Casamigos Reposado, which is aged about 1-1/2 years. Very smooth, detailed with a buttery-peppery finish. That is the one I believe you've tried with us. -Glenn
  7. I tried to grab a couple of screen shots of the posted video to make into stills. I lightened the shadows in an attempt to make everyone's face visible. Unfortunately, the resultant, poor resolution spoiled my efforts. Sorry folks.
  8. Yes, Ms. Verna and I will be there this year as well as our son, Bill. His screen name is Pickys_Son_1994. We already booked our room at the Super 8!
  9. I have the manual and no LCR meter. I took mine to a lab for repair. Got it back in 3 weeks. Cost $250. Plugged it in, didn't work. After a short time, it started loudly modulating again. The lab is getting it back tomorrow! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. I'm fairly certain the power supply in my RSW-15 sub is bad. I opened the sub today and the power supply can be seen inside. I was prepared to remove the power supply and attempt repair myself. However, a YouTube how-to repair video recommended replacement over repair due to the manner in which the circuit board is soldered. Removing components to isolate them for testing is difficult without causing possible harm to adjacent circuit board components. Would any of you know where I could purchase a replacement power supply? Thanks in advance. -Glenn Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks, babadono: I was able to download a service manual on line. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. This weekend I finally chose a great spot to proudly hang our new, Klipsch Museum Of Audio History, Founding Member plaque in our RF7-loaded home theater. - Glenn & Ms. Verna Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. Forgot the photo... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. Our home theater's bathroom has never looked more "Christmasy"! [emoji16] Merry Christmas my fellow Klipschters! - Glenn & Ms.Verna Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. I'm totally bummed. After 13 years of perfect service, our beloved RSW15 no longer functions properly. We came home from shopping about a month ago and we could hear a strange noise in our driveway near out closed side door. We unlocked the door and the entire house seemed to be shaking. It was our sub, downstairs in our home theater, cycling uncontrollably when on standby. I shut it down, waited, powered it back on. Quiet, the red light was lit showing that it was functioning. When I played a soundtrack, the sub barely moved and was inaudible. Bloggers have pointed me to probably a bad capacitor or two or a transistor in the sub's power supply. Before I tear into the cabinet, any thoughts out there from our techies? Thanks in advance. -Glenn Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. Christy: Please be aware that Verna and I are sending you the full amount today for a Founder's Club, lifetime membership in support of the museum. We feel honored to have this opportunity available to us and we have loved the museum since the first time we set foot in it many years ago. We'd love to see it continue to grow. Best wishes! - Glenn & Verna Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. Everyone: Thank you all for your thoughtful, kind and loving wishes and prayers for my family and I. I can't tell you how much you all mean to us. Mom asked us to just throw her "a bash". So, we held a celebration of mom's life in mid-October at Dunleavy's Pub in Allen Park (two blocks from our house), Rose's favorite place. We sent out a few invitations via snail mail and then on social media. Nearly 70 people who knew and loved Miss Rose came out for her bash. She was cremated and her ashes will be placed in several locations. Among them, we plan to put her "eyes" in Lake Tahoe, her favorite destination, which is not far from where we used to live. Thank you all once again. [emoji173]
  18. Dear Friends: Many of you who remember me while I was much more active on this forum, may recall my mom, Rose. I mentioned her periodically in posts and many members who paid my bride Verna and I a visit at our home in Michigan had the opportunity to meet Rose themselves and often wrote about her as well. She was a very unique woman with a fantastic sense of humor who was born of Polish immigrants, raised through the Great Depression and lived to the ripe, old age of 97. Forum members liked to refer to her as "Miss Rose". Early, yesterday afternoon, Miss Rose left us. She was still living with us in our home for the past 36 years. She had a good quality of life right up until the end. She is survived by my wife and I, her two grandchildren, our son and daughter and their spouses and her two great-grandchildren, our son's son (14) and daughter (9). She had no regrets and said she was ready to meet her maker whenever he decided it was time. Miss Rose wished to be cremated, wanted no viewing nor ceremony. She asked us to simply throw one heck of a party! In a few weeks, we plan to throw a bash at a local corner bar, her favorite place because they have great burgers and cold beer. To those of you who knew her, thanks for caring all these years. you have meant so much to Miss Rose and our family. May God Bless! Play some Aerosmith or Pink Floyd for Miss Rose: Two of her favorites! -Glenn & Verna Note: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your preference. (older photo)
  19. Thanks, fellas! I know I haven't logged in on the forum in a very long time. I spend a lot of time on Facebook these days. But, DizRotus tipped me off in an email that I should log in and check for a thread. I guess this must be it. I didn't even know we had a lounge! LOL Any way, thank you all once again! Sunday was a wonderful day spent with my family. You can't ask for better! -Glenn
  20. Here is a photo I shot of three Mariachi musicians on the shore of the Caribbean in the Riviera Mayan region of Mexico last March at our daughter's wedding.
  21. bhenry: I haven't been on here in so long and I just now saw this thread today. Brett, I can't express just how totally bummed I am over reading this news! As Neal said, you and I spent so much time in your basement tweaking your system just to get it right and we were so happy with the results and then THIS! OMG! That just SUCKS! Unfortunately, hundreds of homes in Allen Park, where I live, also got hit with flooding. However, our house was spared, thank goodness! We seem to be on the higher end of the drain system for some reason as we've not had sewer backups from storms in the 35 years we've lived here (knock on wood). That was a hundred-year-rain, like a once-in-a-lifetime, thing that we all got hit with. Sorry your place was not so lucky. I just don't know what else to say, man other than I am SO SORRY! -Glenn Our street at the end of our driveway that day...
  22. I'm really sorry I missed this event. I did not see the post about it until today. I guess I need to spend more time on here like I did in the old days. I've been so much more busy since I retired. Totally bummed! -Glenn
  23. I too, have viewed the "ZZ TOP: Live From Texas" Blu-Ray with some disgust over the mixing of this concert. Whomever did it, missed the mark on the vocals. Just as tdkamerica stated, there way too much crowd and not enough of Dusty, Billy and their guitars! To add to this, over the years that I've had my theater, since 2004, one of my biggest pet peeves with program resources has become the issue of non-standard reference levels. To explain, I am talking about the fact that it appears that no two CDs, DVDs or Blu-Rays sound like they were recorded at the same reference volume level. Many of my DVDs sound perfect at -10db on my Pioneer Elite flagship receiver and Klipsch RF7 reference system. However, at that same level, many of my CDs sounds wimpy, and some of my Blu-Rays are way too loud. And this issue exists on both movies and concerts. The industry attempts to standardize everything else, so why not the reference volume level, too? Relative to the original question of this thread, although I do not constantly monitor my room's volume in C-weighted db levels, I have on occasion, taken measurements and I can tell you that while watching the "Behind Enemy Lines" movie DVD at a -10 db volume setting, the room levels hit a peak during the fighter plane/missile chase scene of 121 db at 10 feet from the front array. The peak was mostly low end from my RSW15 reference sub. The rest of the sound and dialog was much lower and closer to 98-100 db. The cannon on "Master And Commander" during the "Attack" sequence are equally impressive! -Glenn
  24. I know it's a bit late for Christmas, but here's a shot my bride Verna took one snowy night while the snow was coming down in December. Yes, we have taken down our decorations since then! LOL
  25. Here's a shot I took in September 2013 of the Manistee Lighthouse on Lake Michigan.
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