Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
Tarheel

Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

Those speakers look very interesting. I like how you have multiple systems within the same room, and each have their own area. Very nice!

Thanks.....all speakers are easily moved with pads so not to be firing into each other.  But for now the Spatials have center stage.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol... I've always wondered about this picture too... can't wait to see what western electric invents next... but figured PWK was looking at the golden rule...

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't backtracked to see what's been going on.  Hope you folk getting heavy weather are all OK.

 

  I'm still sucking air. Feeling OK, except for the need to take frequent naps. I'd like to go to the lake. See if I can get a few 'gills from shore.... but, I have housework to catch up on. Wife is doing report cards and the kids was here... I don't like to clean when people are here. You never get done...

 

 Finally got my land line fixed. It was going out an hour after sunset and coming back on mid morning. I did get rid of a lot of junk calls.

 

  I see folks talking about "breaking in" speakers.... I am of the opinion that it takes more than a couple days or weeks. Maybe I just don't exercise my gear properly, but these Scalas seem to be getting richer sounding   and it has been 2 months. Really enjoying them.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

=== more likely your hearing/senses breaking in to the LS sound than the LS itself breaking in - ? They were used and guessing ready for prime time when you bought them ? Unless - were the woofs brand spankin’ new —

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

… o O (fingers meet the keyboard after a cup of coffee) and the camaro, mustang and challenger all came back with fenders like the late 60's... so just wondering now when the really cool automobile will resurface from the auto designers for 2020...

 

D-Ieteren_Hispano_Suiza_T49_cabriolet_1929_02.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wasn't it Dodge that brought out a Deuce coupe type car a while back?

 

 

21 hours ago, richieb said:

 

=== more likely your hearing/senses breaking in to the LS sound than the LS itself breaking in - ? They were used and guessing ready for prime time when you bought them ? Unless - were the woofs brand spankin’ new —

 

I think you're right. It takes some time to adjust. However it works, they are sounding richer/deeper. I can feel the floor shake at lower volume now... That might be the result of more spirited  sessions shaking stuff loose. lol

 

Sumatra in the pot this AM. I have a bag of Kona... Not saving it for special... Don't care that much for it. Medium dark roast.  That's what they do to lesser beans.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the 90s I saw theses all over the place in Central FL @WillyBob

 

2003-chevrolet-ssr-14w.jpg

 

Think they had the F-body (aluminum) LT-1

Dodge did the 10 cylinder Viper that was raw and literally vibrated you in your truck from across the intersection when they stomped it. But they weren't as accessible as that Chevy. These were definitely made with the retro angle in mind. Not quite like the soap-box-derby deuce coupe look. 

Probably more that I've forgot, I actually saw a couple of VW "Things" still being used when I was down there, remember them?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^^^^ My eyes, My eyes.

I know beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but really.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

In the 90s I saw theses all over the place in Central FL

My brother still has one in lemon yellow.  Recently he had the rear diff gears changed and it'll really scoot off the line now.  It always had good power but too much of a highway gear from the factory.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies @Davis:laugh:

It's not plum crazy, I like the stance of that one when I searched for retro 90s American vehicles.

 

This one is more my speed, by the Roadster Shop with a 528 Hemi!

 

z.jpg

Edited by JohnJ
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Davis said:

^^^^^^ My eyes, My eyes.

I know beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but really.

Yes, not the easiest on the eyes but they have quite a cult following.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

… a pic of my 52 this summer... I have to have runningboards… but I would never do like I did 40 year's ago on ice one day, on the way to work... I got stuck on a slight incline up to a railroad track... so I left it in gear with the wheel (no posi) spinning... and stood on the runningboard and held the steering wheel, and pushed like on a skateboard and it worked lol... just jumped back in, shut the door.. and kept going. . o O (thank god for hot coffee on a cold morning in a home made wooden holder)

 

DSC00745.JPG

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In typical GM fashion they got the powertrain right in 2005 for the SSR with a 6.0 LS2 and Tremec manual transmission then axed it in 2006.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know if the LS2 had the reverse flow cooling like the early LT-1s ?

My 9C1 could be driven pretty hard when it was hot. No problem, just turn on the AC the coolant went to the intake first instead of the heads and I could watch the engine temp go down just like the gas guage did in my `73 Charger!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Davis said:

In typical GM fashion they got the powertrain right in 2005 for the SSR with a 6.0 LS2 and Tremec manual transmission then axed it in 2006.

Like my 87 Grand National.  GM was selling every one they could make prior to hitting the dealership at sticker or sticker plus and they quit making them.

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

… o O (when ford drop's their car line in lieu of the F150... Chevrolet should jump start the 55 Belair rebirth... if only used as a cab lol)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Like my 87 Grand National.  GM was selling every one they could make prior to hitting the dealership at sticker or sticker plus and they quit making them.

The Grand National was killed off by the front wheel drive Regal.

They extended GN production until December to make as many as possible.

Living in a GM town of 20,000 employees (back in the day) to an overall population of 100,000 people there are quite a few of them still around.

I remember in 1987 the local dealer Heckman Buick had 25 Grand nationals all sitting in a row on the new car lot.

Wish I would have gotten a pic of that.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was really considering selling my 1987 Regal Turbo T last year.

Glad I decided not to.

The market has really turned back up for this vehicle, that wasn't the reason for keeping it.

 

My biggest delimma is I have a bunch of go fast parts for it, but finding a nice unmodified or one with limited mods is getting harder to find where as highly modded ones are easier to find.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Like my 87 Grand National.  GM was selling every one they could make prior to hitting the dealership at sticker or sticker plus and they quit making them.

A very long time ago, in a different life, I was running a Buick/Chevy/Olds/Caddy dealership (very small hometown lots) but in 84/85/86 I probably sold more Grand nationals/ T Type's and Vettes than the largest dealerships in the Pa./New York/New Jersey.  I dealer traded constantly and at one point I think I had 9 or 10 GN's and T Types in a row and could ask whatever I wanted for them.  They were a wonderful and dangerous car.  Quite a few that we sold got wrapped around something when purchasers thought that it was built to brake and corner, which it was not, that's what the vettes were for.  I remember the first time I took an off ramp doing about 90 and it stuck, that was impressive.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...