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that's an Usher 8545a,,thanks for the compliment. Not even broken in but already sound pretty good. I'll report back after 20 hours use.


Is'nt 20 hours a little short for speaker break-in? With mine it took me over 200 hours of break-in before the tuning was close to perfect and 300 hours before it was perfect.

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Jocelyn

I read the wiki entry about your Dad. That's a highly impressive military career that's told. A very proud son you should be. It's because of brave and proud men like your Dad that we enjoy the freedoms we have. I thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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Jocelyn

I read the wiki entry about your Dad. That's a highly impressive military career that's told. A very proud son you should be. It's because of brave and proud men like your Dad that we enjoy the freedoms we have. I thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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Thank you Kerry for your comment. I will pass them to my father.

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Great choice in components for you speakers :wink:

You are fortunate to live near Solen.ca. You are able to return speaker parts (if they don't match/sound good) if they are sent back in prestine condition. I did this a couple of times, but the cost of shipping from the West coast was too much. So, my main focus is building DIY ESL's. Im currently experimenting with DIY out-put transformers; because, most of the cost of building ESLs is the the out-put transformer.

Speaker builders are far and few...

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Great choice in components for you speakers :wink:

You are fortunate to live near Solen.ca. You are able to return speaker parts (if they don't match/sound good) if they are sent back in prestine condition. I did this a couple of times, but the cost of shipping from the West coast was too much. So, my main focus is building DIY ESL's. Im currently experimenting with DIY out-put transformers; because, most of the cost of building ESLs is the the out-put transformer.

Speaker builders are far and few...

Take care :D


Yes I know I am indeed fortunate to live close to Solen (15 min by car). By the way the lady that greet customers must have been a rabbit in a former life because everytime I go there she have a huge bowl of carrots in her desk :lol: . They are very frendly. The first time I went there (years ago) I was greet by Solen's Boss himself and he ask me if I would like to take a look at the new stuff they just received and that they where about to test. You bet I said yes! :D
Keep me informed if your DIY ESLs

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Jocelyn,

Just wanted to say very nice work.

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Jocelyn,

Just wanted to say very nice work.

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Many thanks :D

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Nice looking speakers.

However would like to see as built & inside /out as well , adds to the story....

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Jocelyn,
Nice work on those speakers.

I, too, read about your father's exploits. I was laughing my butt off reading about what he did during the war, acting like a typical crazy Canuck, running around and taking care of business. Have you ever been to Zwolle with him? If you have, I'm sure you would have been proud of the way they talk about him there.

Your father sounds like one person I would like to meet just to personally hear all about his exploits during the war. A real Canadian hero.
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Jocelyn,
Nice work on those speakers.

I, too, read about your father's exploits. I was laughing my butt off reading about what he did during the war, acting like a typical crazy Canuck, running around and taking care of business. Have you ever been to Zwolle with him? If you have, I'm sure you would have been proud of the way they talk about him there.

Your father sounds like one person I would like to meet just to personally hear all about his exploits during the war. A real Canadian hero.
Konrad


Greeting Konrad,

Nope! I never went to Zwolle but I plan to go there in 2010. I have meet several Dutch People that still look at my father as if he was God himself. There is still lot of thing that make me ask myself "How did he did it????". Like when he capture those 93 German Soldiers Alone, Like on D-Day when the Queen's Own Rifle and the other English Canadian regiments where pindown on the beach, Leo, Willie and 4 other guys from the La Chaudiere Regiment silenced the Machine guns that have kept all the men on the beach pindown. Like How he manage to capture alone with a recruit an Hanomag. Like in Zutphen (Before Zwolle) when alone he got rid of all the SS and the German Officers (Yes he was also alone in Zutphen Willie was sick) while the rest of the troop where circling the city. The People from Zutphen want to invited my father for the 65th anniversary. I heard a vetetan on tv that told the news man that my father should have received at least a few dozen DCM for everything he did in WW2.

By the way several Canadian from every parts of the country have paid visit to my father and you are welcome.

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I read about your father's actions in a WWII historical account. I think it was one by Mark Zuehlke but it may have been another. The stories amazed me. My grandfather was a decorated solier in WWII as well(although not nearly as much) and his stories instilled a passion in me to learn about the history of what he went through.
I visited some of the towns in Holland where he fought and met some people that were in the dutch underground who still remembered him. The stories they told of his bravery amazed and made me proud. Funny thing though they considered him a hero, he never considered himself one. He was always a bit ashamed that on more than one occasion he was so scared he wet his pants in the middle of some of the actions. To me that is what made hime a hero.


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I read about your father's actions in a WWII historical account. I think it was one by Mark Zuehlke but it may have been another. The stories amazed me. My grandfather was a decorated solier in WWII as well(although not nearly as much) and his stories instilled a passion in me to learn about the history of what he went through.
I visited some of the towns in Holland where he fought and met some people that were in the dutch underground who still remembered him. The stories they told of his bravery amazed and made me proud. Funny thing though they considered him a hero, he never considered himself one. He was always a bit ashamed that on more than one occasion he was so scared he wet his pants in the middle of some of the actions. To me that is what made hime a hero.


Greeting,
The story you read about my father was probably "Valour in the Victory Campain" by T.Robert Fowler. Lots of Canadian where heroes in WW2 like your GrandFather. Sadly there was also act of cowardness by Canadian too. My father was witness of one of these act by an officer (it was a Lt Colonel in ww2). That individual (I cannot say "Man" because this individual is far from being a man) ran from the battlefield leaving his men without a commanding officer. The majority where slaugthered by the SS. The rest finish their days at the Veteran's hospital. This coward did'nt received the treatment he deserve instead he became minister of the Veteran affairs between 1950 and 1957 He was a member of Liberal Party of Canada like is father who was also a minister of Justice for Mackenzie King. This coward was also made an Officer of the Order of Canada. This coward was supposed to give the second DCM to my father. My father told him "You are in no position to give medal to anybody after what you did in Normandie" The coward simply blush and told a general to give the medal to my father. Since this coward was the minister of the Veteran Affair he manage to make life difficult for my father. After the Korean war my father received a surgery for is broken back. After this surgery he was not able to work anymore. He had to fight with the Veteran's Affair to protect his right. They always refuse to admit that he was injured during ww2. After several letter writen by Doctor and Specialist and an official complain from the Dutch Government that he finally received a normal pension.

In Canada if you are a hero you will not be recognised but if you are a member of the liberal party you will received all the honor even if you are a coward.

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Is'nt 20 hours a little short for speaker break-in?


Maybe, maybe not! Check out this survey of speaker manufacturers, which was done by a group of audio enthusiasts in Europe. Very interesting replies from the speaker builders when asked about burn-in.

The Burn-in Survey

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Good point samry... also I said I would report back after 20hrs,,,final report won't be out until mid June!


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Minimum 20 hours! I would say atleast 2-3 weeks of regular listening.

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