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dtel last won the day on November 30 2017

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About dtel

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    Klipsch Forum Lifer
  • Birthday 09/21/1957

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    South Mississippi
  • Interests
    Yes, on a good day.
  • My System
    2 ch

    MWM 402/K69, Br player, Cd's, DVD's, internet streaming and satellite, into a Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS out the pre-outs into a EV DX-38 into 2 Crown D-75's and out to the speakers. Klipsch 1502 sub and Crown XTI 1002 amp bridged.

    Ht

    65" Vizio 4K , Sony 4K Blu Ray player, 2 Forte lll's front L&R, and Forte ll for center and rear center, 2 original fortes for rear L&R. Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS, 1502 sub with Crown XTI 1002 bridged, thank you Cory.

    Bedroom
    Cornwall 3's with HK 930 and a Cd player

    Yard MWM singles with DIY split laScala tops

    Heresy's in the yard tiki bar

    Other speakers, in ceilings, Rb 75's, Heresy 1 and 2 versions

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  1. Moving to music. Recommendations?

    Your right, it's the smarter way to do it, I know my friend will end up with a pile of stuff he has no need for after spending alot of money. I think I have to go with your wife idea, no hiking alone, she want's to keep you around and I know the boys do. Your right about the people here, I couldn't measure the amount they have helped me. I just don't have the money to waste, taking there advice and friends advice I have the best sound by far than I had over the last 40 years. What I like about this place is you get so many different opinions and ideas, you weed through them and find a good answer that fits what your hoping for. And overall most people here are really nice, sometimes odd but nice, meeting many here in person proved this. Guess it's why I am still here, it's not because I'm looking for speakers, it's the people. You fit in great
  2. UHD BluRay Players - best?

    I have the Samsung 6500, br player, it did not do 4K so I wanted to try 4K. So not wanting to spend alot thinking it wouldn't be that much difference I started reading reviews and specs. I ended up with on of the models on your runner up list, the Sony UBP-X800 (if that is the same). Our Tv is not full UHD but the player seems to do a good job, I don't think I would want it any brighter or more colorful, I think it would not look good if it were, so I guess it's up converting. Plus it plays SCADS and DVD A disc. I like it much more than the Samsung, it's faster and does great with 4K and it even up converts regular DVD's, I can see a difference. Even tried streaming 4k from u tube since I only had a couple of 4 K movies to try and the picture was just as good on utube, depending on which video it was, most was very good. One thing I didn't expect was the difference in sound, everything seems to sound better, I did try it for streaming music and it did better than the Samsung. Ended up finding it on sale somewhere a couple of months ago for $149, but after having it I would do it again at the normal price of $199, I like it. I know it's not the higher priced brand or sought after model but this has been my experience, it was just to try 4K and I giving the Samsung to our daughter and will keep the Sony, and after many years of not liking Sony. I think this the same model on your list https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu-ray-disc-players/ubp-x800
  3. Moving to music. Recommendations?

    Your funny, after reading about the mountain hiking ideas, I think your wife has her hands full. I would bet at times she just looks at you and says really ? I know the look I know of someone going through something similar to what your going through with this hobby. It's like drinking from a funnel, it's so much to take in. Like you he has been a little into audio but in the past 6-8 months really got into it. He has many questions I would have never thought to ask, and he has started buying, he don't know why or what he wants but he is buying. In one month he bought Forte lll's, 60th Khorns, some German set of speakers, HT receivers, tubes, pre amps and amps. Also now wants to order 3 jubes and an 1802 sub to make a HT in his living room. He is wearing himself out with this and is always looking at different things. I figure it will slow down and settle eventually, hopefully if not he will have to sell something or run out of room.
  4. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    I think SW of Tucson hill folk has a little different meaning to hill folk in some places in the back woods of the Eastern mountains ? Can't talk, from the S part of Louisiana is not what most would consider normal.
  5. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    I know, I used a iPad a couple of times to post a pic here just because it was so much easier. No matter how still I held it the pic was terrible, and with less light it went down hill quick..
  6. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Oh Ok, for a minute there I thought you went to the Dirtmudd school of photography. Sorry Dirtmudd, but I thought I was going blind the way you use to take pictures.
  7. La Scalas finally in new system

    But how many deer and black bears have LaSala ll's to listen to. I think those are a little special, dead but special, live ones would hog all the good seats anyway.
  8. Forte III

    Cool looking room, really like the cabinet, never seen one like that before. IMO center the forte's with the windows slightly angled in, it will spread them out a little more and might look better, maby ? Liking them so far? Those grills are nice looking. Welcome
  9. Moving to music. Recommendations?

    Download a program, connect a mic to the computer place mic in front of speaker and it will give you a plot of what it's hearing. I didn't explain it well the first time, sorry. But that was funny. Not going to lie, I have customize many things and rigged other things to make them work but I don't mess with changing speakers.
  10. Moving to music. Recommendations?

    After all your talk about tearing their guts out and making new ones with a paperclip and spring? Let me ask you this. How many speakers to you own that you have not customized? All of them. I changed the caps in one set, really someone else rebuilt them I just installed the crossovers. What I have done on one set only, was to combine two different speakers for a yard set. It's split LaScala tops with MWM bottoms. The stock crossovers allows this and both the MWM and LaScala top is a completely stock design. All completely stock Heresy 1 Heresy 2 RB-75's Cornwall lll Forte l Forte ll Forte lll MWM/402 In ceilings in the wife's sewing room A close friend designs these and I know what they go through to get them right, and all the little things that can go wrong with messing with them and changing things just for fun. He has use of a anechoic chamber to do real test to know what's going on. I have seen how little changes can make big differences in sound, and not even as far as changing out drivers. I am not that technical so I want a proven design I know works. But to me I don't care how much anyone customizes there speakers. They can make any changes they want, I don't know enough or am able to properly test to even know if it's an improvement or not, but If they like them great. And if you own it you can do whatever you like, your just not going to convince me it's an "upgrade" because a free downloadable program give you a chart saying it's better. (have heard this before) I would rather take the word of someone who has been doing this for 30+ years with any way to test he could want and was trained by a legend. I take the easy way out and follow the smart people.
  11. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    They do, I plug my tablet into the fully horn load getup in the living room, and yes I'm hearing impaired. And now going to get a shower and get even more impaired.
  12. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Yes you were asking someone else, but it looked like fun to answer. I have a hard time listening to anything on the computer, it has those tiny in-screen speakers, and I usually don't bother to get out the headphones. Plus the stereo is playing in the room behind me. My little klipsch computer speakers died years ago, junk.
  13. Moving to music. Recommendations?

    That's funny, if you don't try to customize them you will be fine, unless one of the boys turns the volume knob all the way up then run out the room scared. You will be fine, just take your time looking
  14. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    the song is called mad world it's a tears for fears song You got it right very good.
  15. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    To answer your question that was really for someone else dirt cheap bullshet, it's the only thing I have plenty of It's a big room but it's filled up with speakers yes way to much at times of course That was easy I didn't even have to give an email address for that survey.
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