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5 minutes ago, A1UC said:

BOSE ! I can’t hang

What can I say? I try to keep my 16 year old SSS as factory as I can. Front door speaker was wasted ala 901 foam rot.

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== I know most of us have a chuckle at the expense of Bose but business is business and with revenue nearing $4B in 2017 that is nothing to laugh at — 

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10 minutes ago, richieb said:

 

== I know most of us have a chuckle at the expense of Bose but business is business and with revenue nearing $4B in 2017 that is nothing to laugh at — 

Thanks to their marketing department.

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10 minutes ago, richieb said:

 

== I know most of us have a chuckle at the expense of Bose but business is business and with revenue nearing $4B in 2017 that is nothing to laugh at — 

According to my calculation, that means at least 25% of us are hiding something..... I would state if I had such a problem.... 

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9 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

According to my calculation, that means at least 25% of us are hiding something..... I would state if I had such a problem.... 

I confess to have owned two pair of the 901s...gave them away in the early 90's when I bought Klipsch. My roomie had series I (or II) in the barracks in 1974. My previous roomie had JBL L-100s (I think, glass top / orange waffle grills and I didn't like the west coast bass rumble)

OK, back on course 

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16 minutes ago, USNRET said:

My previous roomie had JBL L-100s (I think, glass top / orange waffle grills and I didn't like the west coast bass rumble)

I like west coast drums and west coat rumble myself. 

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10 hours ago, USNRET said:

I confess to have owned two pair of the 901s...gave them away in the early 90's when I bought Klipsch. My roomie had series I (or II) in the barracks in 1974. My previous roomie had JBL L-100s (I think, glass top / orange waffle grills and I didn't like the west coast bass rumble)

OK, back on course 

glass top would L-65 jubal

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Got me this a few days ago on a trade.   Hey, if I'm not spending money right now on audio gear, it can't bother her I figure right?   It's an older KPT 884 SW.  Will get a new coat of Duratex when I get around to it and I'm toying with the idea of a driver swap in it with something more modern.   Compliments the 396s quite well right now I must say.  

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5 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

Got me this a few days ago on a trade.   Hey, if I'm not spending money right now on audio gear, it can't bother her I figure right?   It's an older KPT 884 SW.  Will get a new coat of Duratex when I get around to it and I'm toying with the idea of a driver swap in it with something more modern.   Compliments the 396s quite well right now I must say.  

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WOW, that thing is HUGE.................does it really go much below 40Hz. ?  I know that most commercial venue subs don't, we had FOUR, large horn loaded bins  in my 80ies rock band, all powered with 18" Peavy Black Widows (the only thing the Carver 1.5's could NOT blow up!), and I think they topped out around 40Hz.  The JBL and Gauss 18"s kept burning up on us!   Well, it doesn't help when your percussionist has a digital drum kit triggered from real drums.  Not only did he have DOUBLE bass drums, but got real clever and took the smallest two toms, and turned them into bass drums and then proceeded to do QUAD bass drum rolls during his solo !!!!!    I looked over at the amp rack, and the Carvers were topped OUT continuously during that segment !   Again, only the Black Widows could survive it :D

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47 minutes ago, Tigerman said:

WOW, that thing is HUGE.................does it really go much below 40Hz. ?

According to the spec sheet, should okay down to 27 hz plus or minus 3 dB and extends to 18 hz.   I can say it hits the really low notes well and without in room response MIC, it certainly hits lows notably lower than my JBL's that I trade away which were good to 30 hz (which skipped over notes completely that this sub plays) .   

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BTW, anyone successfully swapped a better woofer that you were really happy with in the KPT- 884 - SW?  Would make life easier than researching everything.  Gains by doing so? This is for music only two channel stereo. Thanks. 

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Thanks to @DizRotus    Neil, I now have an h/k 730 in my living room, powering my jbl 4311s. Since you were talking about west coast low end rumble. These aren't meant to be on the floor, espe ially since I have them inverted to get the tweeters on top.

 

Sounds great and I can now get my 630 serviced.

 

Thanks Neil!

 

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Hey there WestCoast, why change out the driver?   It looks fine,  has a great surround (treated paper) and is designed for that enclosure...  It would be like me changing out the original woofers in my '65 Klipschorns, not broke, don't wreck it...   If your bass speaker can  go down below 20Hz, that should be enough for most music...   no?  :blush:

 

Marvel, my neighbor has that same receiver !   Still works perfectly with NO maintenance that I know of....   Enjoy  🍷

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1 minute ago, Tigerman said:

Hey there WestCoast, why change out the driver?   It looks fine,  has a great surround (treated paper) and is designed for that enclosure...  It would be like me changing out the original woofers in my '65 Klipschorns, not broke, don't wreck it...   If your bass speaker can  go down below 20Hz, that should be enough for most music...   no?  :blush:

 

Marvel, my neighbor has that same receiver !   Still works perfectly with NO maintenance that I know of....   Enjoy  🍷

Interested in a more beastly driver for the enclosure if it makes sense.   If it does not, so be it.   I figure it wouldn't cost much if it made sense to do so.   

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1 minute ago, Westcoastdrums said:

Interested in a more beastly driver for the enclosure if it makes sense.   If it does not, so be it.   I figure it wouldn't cost much if it made sense to do so.   

Ok, let me know what you pick out, and don't buy anything with a FOAM surround.   Happy hunting :emotion-21:

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Added to my library. I know physical media is almost dead but I still prefer watching/listening my favorites on a disc. Local pawn shops had all these for $10/ea. and even threw in 2 free movies, since I bought so many. Not bad at all!

 

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3 minutes ago, K5SS said:

Added to my library. I know physical media is almost dead but I still prefer watching/listening my favorites on a disc. Local pawn shops had all these for $10/ea. and even threw in 2 free movies, since I bought so many. Not bad at all!

Very nice find. I am right there with you in preferences. I have been buying physical movie disks at a feverish pace ever since audio CD's were pulled from retail store shelves. I have added approx. 175 titles to my collection in 2018 alone.

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I just received a new to me pair of Heresy Gen 1 from Larry (Scallywagger77) and they look fantastic.

 

Both K-77 DOA though, seems to be a way too common occurrence. Out of three pair of Gen 1 Heresys only a single speaker arrived with working tweeters. Looks like I will be getting Crites. Will more than likely replace my other idle pair of K-77M with Crites at the same time. So bummed though, after their long haul here from down south. At least it is only bad diaphragms, which can replaced. 

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At its best, this is a great forum because of its great and active members.  IMO, the occasional sarcastic trolling troublemakers are easily ignored.  I prefer to use such unpleasantness to magnify the comparatively good qualities of most here.

 

@Rivernuggets I hope you're still enjoying the h/k 430 my son sold to you.  It's somewhat of the butterfly effect, but without your initial recommendation of Dale as someone able and willing to refurbish h/k X30 receivers, Bruce @Marvel would not now have the 730 shown above.  During the course of several years dealing with Dale, I traded my beloved modified Dynaco tube gear for refurbishment service on several h/k X30s.  The availability of serviced Harman Kardon Twin Powered X30 receivers made it easy to wean myself from the heat, distortion, and idiosyncracies of tube gear.  My recent adoption of Class D amps (Wiener TPA3118 and TI TPA3255EVM) has made it easier to send my last h/k 730 to a new home,

 

Charles @Allhartfidelity saw my post inquiring of Dave @Mallette regarding the playback of 78s.  He generously offered a serviceable Dual 1229 for the cost of shipping.  That generous offer prompted me to pay it forward regarding the 730.  I was pleased that Bruce was the first in line for that offer.  Once my Millenial sons, nephews, and nieces passed on the receiver -- "No Bluetooth? How 80s.” -- it was Bruce's.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

I hope you're still enjoying the h/k 430 my son sold to you.

👍    Yes, it gets rotated in among others in our (unfinished) basement listening room.  

 

I also traded gear for receiver restoration with Dale. Great guy. Must reconnect with him.

 

14 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

The availability of serviced Harman Kardan Twin Power X30 receivers made it easy to wean myself from the heat, distortion, and idiosyncracies of tube gear.

Well said. Those are the reasons I moved away from tubes.

 

19 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

Once my Millenial sons, nephews, and nieces passed on the receiver -- "No Bluetooth?

Any receiver can be adapted into receiving a Bluetooth signal using something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/B06-Plus-Bluetooth-Receiver-Streaming/dp/B078J3GTRK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

18 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

At its best, this is a great forum because of its great and active members.

Yes!

 

Congrats on the 730 Bruce.

 

-Lyle

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