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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
    Tuner: NAD C446 Digital Media Tuner toslink output
    Turntables:
    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: Nakamici 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. That's because you've never played that kind of music. Professionally, or otherwise. Never been in a recording studio, recording it, either, have you. Nor are you a bass player. I am. And I agree with Carl on the Tom Petty thing. Good subs help full-out the bottom end and give the "added weight" to the bottom that even an acoustic upright bass produces.
  2. Lot's of Beatles songs - You Can't Do That - Ticket To Ride - If I Needed Someone The Byrds used them extensively too - Eight Miles High
  3. This one does it for me ❤️
  4. Man, another one! I'm a man. Gimme Some Lovin' See you at that great gig in the sky!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. I saw a YouTube video with a guy reviewing new Klipschorn AK6 (closed back) and complained about a the same thing. And from the look of those grills something went awry at quality control. IMHO Klipsch make a mistake by making those grills project out from the front of the cabinet. Seems like an excellent way to tear and bruise the edges of the grill. I know some here disagree about the need for using subwoofers with the large Heritage speakers. But, after having used Klipschorns for decades in a near optimal acoustically tuned room the addition of subwoofers (four 2x15) really made for a much more realistic listening experience - provided the recording has this kind of low frequency program material. Most LP do not because of acoustical-mechanical-tonearm/pickup resonance problems encountered for "most" people. On a lot of more recent recordings, even C&W stars like Emmy Lou Harris (Spyboy) have synthesizer sounds that go WAY DOWN.
  6. There is - sort of. But probably not what you're looking to do. "The innovative split of pre- and power-amplifier sections allows the use of the pre-amp stage to drive multiple power amplifiers in parallel, or use long signal cables to connect to remote power amplifiers or powered speakers.[14] This facility became hugely popular with audiophiles, who would seek to isolate this "remarkably fine-sounding preamp section", to use with one or more external power amplifiers" - Wikipedia
  7. Network Area Storage (unit). Hard drive storage that connects directly to your home network without a "computer".
  8. FWIW, I recently had a new McIntosh MA5300 in my system (driving Danley SH50) and thought it sounded really good. My impression was the MA5300 would be an excellent fit with small basic system like the new Cornwall IV, a turntable, and external streamer/DAC like Bluesound Node 2i, CD player and maybe a tuner or tape deck if you like. The main downside for me was the absence of outputs, digital or analog. And forget about connecting subwoofers to it unless you're able to put up with the sub outs from the Node2i. Also, FWIW, back in the 80's when Klipsch started showing up at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show I was surprised to see them using Mark Levinson ML-2 and LMP-2 preamps along with a Linn LP12 turntable with (of course) Klipsch phono pickup. Anyone remember those?
  9. WoW. And all these years I thought it was called a fux capacitor. Hmmm. Doesn't seem so funny anymore (flux) 🤪
  10. If you're looking at Naim Uniti Atom, also take a look at NAD M32 or M33. I seriously doubt you will be disappointed.
  11. Agree. So do the four Epik Empire subs I use. That's eight 15" & 2.5Kw RMS/6Kw peak. That warning on the record is for "most people". We are not "most people". "Sock it to me baby" 😎
  12. NAD 3020 is a great amp. BUT, it is only 20w/ch although it does have pretty good headroom. Do you know what version you have? There were some changes made to the 3020 along the way (not all of them positive) "IF" you could expand your budget a bit, I really think you should consider auditioning NAD C390DD. You can pick these up for a song (compared to the original cost). I used one for about 6 years, now using NAD M32. They replaced my Luxman triodes, Wright 2A3 triodes & McIntosh solid state. I've never looked back and don't regret it one bit.
  13. Crown D75 should work fine. IMO not the best choice for driving the top end of Khorns. All of the Crown D series are similar circuitry. The main “sound” problem with them is the op-amp integrated circuits they used. Not exactly what most people would call the smoothest or “nicest” sounding top end. That being said I still have a couple of Crown D60 and D150A. I’ve used them full range on the Khorns and Belle center speaker. FWIW the Crown PSA-2 I had was one of the better sounding Crown amps I’ve used – sold it because the internal fan had to be on all the time – too much noise for my room. Crown K2 are nice too. Overall I’d have to say (IMHO) that any Crown amp being used in a bi-amp configuration, especially with horns, is best suited to for the bass, not the midrange/treble. I also agree with Marvel (Bruce) about Mark Deneen’s modifications on the Crown D45.
  14. Example: A room that is a cube (worst case) and is 15' x 15' x 15' will have a very strong mode at 75Hz. The wavelength of 75Hz is 15'. There will also be a strong mode at 150Hz (wavelength 7.5')
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