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    Main Listening Room:

    Dedicated purpose built acoustically tuned room approximately 550 sq.ft / 4400 cu. ft. Additional soundproofing with multiple layers of 5/8” OSB & Green Glue in progress.
    Speakers: Danley Sound Labs SH50
    Subwoofers: Epik Empire (four)
    Subwoofer Processor: Behringer DEQ2496
    Computer Source: Toshiba C855-S5350 Laptop. J River Media Center, 192Khz/24bit HDMI output
    Main Amplifier: NAD M32 + BluOS, HDMI, PH1 modules, Tidal Hi-Res MQA streaming
    NAD C446 Digital Media Tuner toslink output
    McIntosh MX130/MR7083 for FM analog
    Thorens TD126 MKII, SME III arm, Shure V15mr Type 5
    Linn LP-12, Origin Live PS & motor upgrade, Moerch UP4 arm, Decca Jubilee
    Phono Preamp: Audio Research SP6B
    SACD Player: Sony SCD-XA5400ES HDMI
    Tape Decks: Nakamichi Dragon, Tascam CC-222SL MK II, Sony A7 DAT (*toslink)
    Headphones: AKG K270
    Other: Various vintage Crown, McIntosh MX131 & MC7205, Luxman MB3045 , Wright Sound Lab 3.5 Mono

    Home Theater:
    UHDTV: Samsung HU7200 55”
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR838
    Speakers: Klipsch RF-7 II mains, RC-64 II center, RC-7 rear/surround (vertical with horns turned 90d)
    Subwoofer: SVS PC-2000
    DVD/BluRay Player: Samsung

    Model Railroad Room:
    Speakers: Klipschorns (1976)
    Reciever: Harman Kardon AVR130
    CD Player: Denon D-600F

    Office: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 desktop, LG Flatron M237WD

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  1. I ran the amp for 6 hours yesterday with no problems. However, that was after swapping the L&R input tubes, and removing/reinstalling the 300B's. I really don't like the way the tube sockets hold the 300B pins, especially the right channel. The 300B tubes aren't held very tight. When I'm changing amps/speaker connections it's easy to bump them and see the resulting tilt from my arm having slightly brushed against them. At the moment I think the 300B pin sockets might be the problem. BUT, I would think that I would see something else, like Mike mentioned, with the filaments not being lit.
  2. Randy, it's a Boyuurange A50. I bought several of these cheap Chinese SET amps to experiment with since I'm having so many supply chain issues for parts to get my older tube gear back up to par. Since I can "read" (schematic) but not "write" (design), I can find my way around to do some mods on these cheap amps. I'll probably get a pair of Cary CAD805 eventually. And I have a pair of Decware SE84 on order. This is all about a little, somewhat unconventional experiment I'm conducting, so I don't want to let on as to what it's about. The inexpensive Chinese made amps are just part of the comparison and more readily available at the moment.
  3. Yeah, it's under test right now. I swapped the L&R input tubes first. They're mid 50's Sylvania 6SN7 (fwiw JAN chrome dome bad boys). The originals were $hit. The filaments were all lit when this happens. So far they've been on for 2 hours today and no problem yet.
  4. One of my SET amps (integrated stereo 300B) has developed a strange problem. After it’s been on for about 1.5 hours the right channel starts to fade, then goes out all together. Sometimes it will fade back in briefly and then go dead again. Leave the amp off over night, next day same problem at aproximately1.5 hours. Upon more detailed “physical” inspection this morning I noticed the right channel 300B’s base seems a little loose. I can twist it slightly with little effort. The amp is about 4 months old, purchased new. Not more than a couple hundred hours on it. Any idea what the probable cause might be? The 300B?, A bad driver tube (6SN7)? Or something internal?
  5. LMAO. Apparently I haven't made my point yet. And I'm the one who started this thread. So maybe you should take your own advice.
  6. Sad? What's so sad? I think it could look better than a dressed up Khorn Model D. And others apparently are OK with it. I'm just sayin', for that kind of money (or a little bit more) this could be turned into something really special. Appropriately.
  7. You're welcome. And if you can seriously guarantee I have no idea..............what's the problem? I just dropped the gauntlet. And all you can come back with is I have no idea? I'm talking about appearance, cosmetics here, not physics. Surely someone as smart as you can do something to make this thing look better than some very talented DIY guy who has a nice wood workshop. This looks more like a souped up version of a Klipschorn Model D that someone builds into a wall. My opinion of course. But hey, who am I? Oh, yeah, I used to design things for a living. Things that people like and enjoy and love to live and play in. I don't know anything about good looks (or form and function). I guess that's one of the primary differences between architects and engineers.
  8. When I first saw the "original" Jubilee (with the rosewood horn) I thought "WOW! Is that a new Klipschorn? COOL." It was retro. It looked modern. It looked elegant. OTOH, when I fist saw the current new Jubilee I thought "WTF?". And then some time later, the price. And I'm thinking, "Really?" That is and was my initial gut reaction to those products. I'm trying to help you avoid a white elephant. And right now it looks like a very expensive white elephant to me. File under "curbside appeal".
  9. Oh Really? So you think (guarantee) I have no idea why it is the way it is? Try me. How much money do you have? First of all, I'm not complaining, although I can understand where YOU are coming from because this is your baby, and so you're probably offended. Too bad. I won't cut you any slack just because you're chief bonehead. I treat everyone equally. You included. I think someone could have done better as far as the looks go. And in this day and age, the way the "high-end" luxury audio market is, well it's now about more than just "audio", especially in that price range. And for the record, I am not going to buy one (or two or three) until I've heard it. If it exceeds what I currently have, I'll consider it. And, on top of that, if it weren't for people like me, you probably wouldn't even have a job at Klipsch because Klipsch as we know it would have been up the creek a long time ago without us. It's people like me who've been buying Klipsch for the last half century, having friends, family, or nearly complete strangers come over and listen, and then went out and bought KLIPSCH, lots of it, and that was even before I constructed a dedicated, purpose built "Klipschorn Room" for anyone to hear these things at their best, and before you were at Klipsch. Yes, that's MY opinion. I stated so at the very beginning of my post. I'm trying to help here.
  10. “Form Follows Function” is a design principal from the late 19th century (coined by an architect, Louis Sullivan). However as renown industrial designer Raymond Loewy later pointed out, product designs are bound by functional constraints of math, materials and logic, but their acceptance is constrained by social expectations. He also made the point that for very new technologies, they should be as familiar as possible, but for familiar technologies (ie: Klipschorn, Jubilee, "Heritage"), they should be made surprising. He went on to say if one honestly tried to apply “form follows function” one has the potential to put their clients (company) out of business. And as far as "lipstick" goes, to me, that's exactly what that front panel the 402 is attached to looks like.
  11. OK. So Toyah & Robert may not count since they're not as famous as Brian Ferry. How about this cover.
  12. Yep. And some people just like to complain about other people complaining. IMO, aesthetically speaking, Klipsch can do better on this. Looks half-baked.
  13. I guess what I find most disturbing is that after I posted something that's somewhat confidential - published paid subscription - but extremely relevant and informative, and what the response? More bogus comments about how the Fed has been manipulating the interest rates since 1987** and his 300 year chart of the DOW, and lots more charts that tell us nothing about the future, but yet OP insists that "something (bad) is going to happen". Yes, something is certainly going to happen. Unfortunately it's never what you want to happen, and certainly not what you think will happen, or when. ** Only since 1987? Seems to me that's the whole point of having a Central Bank - to manipulate interest rates, control the money supply. All Central Banks do this. That's the whole point.
  14. Personally, I think the moderators should check out the "newbie" as a possible you know who. It's not all that difficult to get yourself signed up again with a new name and IP address.
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