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  2. John, You know my thoughts on the Audioquest type 8 and type 4 cables. I won't argue endlessly that these cables are superior and everyone will hear a difference and love them (especially with cable naysayers). Try them yourself risk free from Audio Advisor and I have a feeling many will be quite surprised. I am using type 4 on 396s currently and haven't had an itch to change it. I wanted a bit thinner gauge cable to try to brighten up the top end a bit at lower volumes. Really wish I could biamp these speakers. These speakers IMO for home use truly cry out for biamping. Perhaps I will attempt to convert them to such some time down the line. Anyhow, back to the cables, give them a try. What do you have to lose?
  3. Looking forward to see what you come up with. I'm building my 2x12 bass bins this weekend so hopefully I'll have something to show as well. Cheers.
  4. Put them out in the sun for a couple of days and wipe them down with a white vinegar and water solution to mitigate the smoke smell.
  5. Go with CT120 tweeters A55g mids and new Crites AA networks. Be happy.
  6. Now to make the decision re: re-furbish, ALK, Crites or Klipsch Heritage Upgraded AL-4 package for $1200. The OEM AA networks sound good but hey- it's of mid 70's lineage so it's time to ensure that they continue for another 40+ years. K77 Round, K55-V appear to be OEM, haven't dropped the bottom to visually see the woofer. These worked in a Bingo Hall in Livermore CA for a few decades and then for 2 more decades in a smoking environment. I was shocked that they functioned so well. I just wish there were some forum members in Central California that would permit me to listen to a few different options. I've got about 80 hours of reading about balancing networks on-line and now I'm in full IO (information overload). If there are any members that would be kind enough for me to hear some balancing networks in a Lascala in CA, please let me know. I'm driving to Sacramento on Saturday to hear a new pair of Lascala II's. (200 miles to the closest Heritage dealer) Uhg ...but its a good kind of ugh;) Resistances: K77=6.5 ohm Left/6.8ohm Right. K55V=10.7ohm Left/11.0ohm Right. And the Woofers=3.7ohm Left/3.5 Right Left Speaker Network Capacitors: Aerovox 100V 2uf from left to right on network: 6.9ohm, 1.4ohm and the 13uf is 4.5 ohms. Right Speaker Network Capacitors: Aerovox 100V 2uf from left to right on network: 7.1ohm, 1.3ohm and the 13uf is 4.5 ohms. Any suggestions? A Loaded question no doubt but my prior speakers were RF-280F's fed by an Oppo-205 and a PrimaLuna EVO300 with KT150's and occasionally EL34 valves. Other valves on amp are factory PrimaLuna.
  7. The screws appear to be #8 sheet-metal screws. The length will depend on the specific speaker. A problem with trying longer screws is that the dog-ear tabs are captive in the slotted and capped mounting bosses, but some designs have excess tab material that could be trimmed to fit the thicker ceiling. I don't have a picture of your exact speaker, I am just trying to help with ideas.
  8. The above is one of the reasons I respect you. Touché! That's the best I can describe my experience upon first unfurling my new cables out of the box and snickering at the arrows for the direction of the current! I quit the snickering, but the smile is still on my face listening to both systems with this wiring. I went overboard but don't regret it, did it in spurts over a couple of years.
  9. Since we are on the 942 subject, can you tell me what model woofers they are using? Many thanks. PS: my coffee machine is possibly better than yours, so why not come here instead? 🙂
  10. Today
  11. I like the symmetry of your arrangement, but for the sake of diagnosis, have you tried playing your sub woofer tucked into the corner?
  12. Was this ^^^ the cut and paste, or is this ^^^ your opinion that you just typed out, John? As I said, I have quite a bit of respect for your opinion and if this is your impression I believe you. I don't think you're given to hyperbole or confirmation bias. If there was no difference, I believe you would be able to tell. I also know there are all kinds of opinions on cables and its effect on speaker sound. I am in the camp that everything makes a difference. It all comes down to "how much" is a person willing to spend, for "how much" improvement? Every person should let their wallet (or in my case curiosity) be their guide.
  13. I've got at least one leaking pio cap in my Heresy. Ordered the rebuild kit from Bob. Should be here today actually. Now I just have to find my soldering iron in our storage unit!
  14. Originally, or recently when you came back? If it was recent maybe there is a problem Admin doesn't yet know about. Glad you hung in there.
  15. Looking into this also....I have a couple hundred Blu-rays and the convenience would be nice. Some good discussion here.. http://emotivalounge.proboards.com/thread/54963/digitizing-blurays-dvds
  16. I believe that it is possible but so haven’t had a chance to dig into it very deep. I was planning on visiting an upscale audio shop, that’s local to me, this weekend to pick their brains on the subject. If there is any drop in audio or video quality, I will just insert the discs, like I have been doing all these years. I just really love the idea of having all my movies on a huge HD, with cover art and movie information at my fingertips.
  17. Do you really get the exact same quality video and audio by doing this?
  18. mikebse2a3

    What I Got Today!

    Did you not see my guard dog Pancho in the picture he is looking right at you man..? Don’t Let size fool you..... this is when he is on guard duty which is all the time... 😄
  19. Thanks for the input there. I am in New Zealand - hows about I drop in for coffee and a listen on Saturday Morning 🙂 (wish i could!)
  20. Thanks for you viewpoint! I'm used to being chided for this particular opinion! And what is the difference in this and the salesmen that besmirched Klipsch Horn Loaded speakers back in the 70s at their showrooms? Yes I can and am emphatically recommending AudioQuest cabling to the point that you can justify. The Type 4 was astonishing to me, so much that if you check my signature you'll see I gave them a lot more $. It's on the low end of their cables offered. And they are not a fly-by-night or a new company. But the bottom line is the x vs y difference in what I had then and the revelation that when I replaced the H2s, the Yamaha RX1100 (no u or any other notation) and the old tt I could make that even sound it's best. The Type-8 is even better, or is that me running the woofers from B and the horns from A ? Then they have their fancy wiring. https://www.audioquest.com/cables/speaker-cables/star-quad-series/type-4 Can't seem to get to their archived info on the Type 8, have a pdf not sure if I can copy/paste all that. It made the bass sound more rich, the definition & separation of instruments better and the background dead quiet. The vocals and high end even more lifelike. Had no idea at the time what the "background" was as it pertains to listening to music. Best I can describe is listening to an LP that is brand spanking new having been zapped with the zerostat and debris removed from it to the old copy that's been played literally 500 times. The music just blooms or explodes into the room more easily, the nuances and crescendos are better. Not into the flowery stereo review lingo, so that's as hallmark as I can get. Then to go full circle, it all depends on what you hear, if you can discern the difference, how much of a difference, and is it worth it? My friend @Westcoastdrums could possibly add to this, he has heard music through them before.
  21. kevinmi

    What I Got Today!

    Is that a garage door opener on the ceiling! Open 'er up cause I'm'a coming with my truck to get those Jubes out of the way!
  22. Thanks to everyone who signed these LaScala AL5 ME 🙂
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