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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:28 am 
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Hi sthomas1049,

Thanks...Lol :D ... I was lucky enough have a young staff who works with me with his build 6'2" to gave me a hand to slide them down inside the double box to the basement, took him out for a dinner... and the speakers will stay down in my basement until the day I die.


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This is our one and only system. The house is an open concept without any partition walls on the main floor or the upper loft. The speakers can fill the house with music, but of course sound the best when sitting in the sweet spot front and center.

The Klipschorns date back to 1976 - Last summer I restored them by sanding and refinishing the veneer, replacing all of the edge banding and the toe plates, rebuilding the crossovers, replacing the diaphgragms in the squawkers (mid-range), installing new tweeters and replacing all of the grill cloth. The "corner" walls were built a bit later once I decided to make the Khorns the main speakers for the system.

The stereo rack was a woodworking project I built a couple of years ago. It’s made of rock maple with the 2” thick shelves sitting on four corner braces that have Herbie’s Audio Labs isolation discs. I think there might be a previous post here with details on that build.

Equipment List
Left side, top to bottom
• Dell Laptop – used to be the music server with JRiver, now used for maintenance and uploading files from the digital recorder.
• Audio Research LS-27 (line stage) preamp
• Korg MR-2000S digital recorder
• Arcam FMJ D33 SuperDAC
• APC Power Conditioner H15BLK

Right side, top to bottom
• Clearaudio Compact Innovation turntable c/w Clearaudio Universal Tonearm, Clearaudio VTA adjuster and Dynavector DV-XX MKII cartridge
• Audio Research PH-5 phono preamp
• Yamaha TX-350 Tuner
• Bryston BDP-2 digital player
• Audio Research VS-115 amplifier

With the Korg I can record LP’s as they’re played and store the files in 1 bit/5.66 MHz onto the internal hard drive. I upgraded it from the original 80 GB to a 320 GB. I’ll record a couple of dozen albums before uploading to the laptop and converting the files to 24/96 FLAC. To date about 1,200 albums have been recorded.

With the Bryston digital player I find the playback is virtually identical to the LP. The same certainly was not true with playback from the laptop. The difference with the digital player was immediately noticeable and a considerable improvement.

I use an iPad connected to the home WiFi to connect to the digital player using a web browser and running the native program to select music and to adjust the volume.
I’m happy with the system and don’t have plans for any major changes in the near future.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:49 am 
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Very nice - looks cozy! I'm sure it keeps the bears away!


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sthomas1049 wrote:
Very nice - looks cozy! I'm sure it keeps the bears away!


We do get the bears around the house - usually in the spring. Here's one with Mama and a couple of cubs, they came around the corner of the house and wandered down the driveway. Picture was taken from inside the house in the dining room.

We don't have green bins in North Bay so I freeze our garbage, the little bit there is and then take it to work to place in a dumpster. There's nothing for the bears or raccoons to go after. The neighbors on the other hand:

"Our shed was broken into four times this summer."

"Why do you suppose that is?"

"Well, that's where we keep the garbage!"


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StephenJK wrote:
sthomas1049 wrote:
Very nice - looks cozy! I'm sure it keeps the bears away!


We do get the bears around the house - usually in the spring. Here's one with Mama and a couple of cubs, they came around the corner of the house and wandered down the driveway. Picture was taken from inside the house in the dining room.


That's a great pic. I'm familiar with the area. My Dad's place is in Callander Bay, off Lighthouse Road. A little piece of heaven. :-)


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Great looking space for your KHorns Stephen!

"filling the house with music", is one of the many things that Klipsch can do very well indeed.

My previous Klipschorns did, as do my newer Jubilee-like DIY'ers.

Those bears look like the are dancing in unison, all 3 back left paws are all up together. 8)


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Awesome pic. Spotting bears in the wild never gets old.


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think I may be where I want to be on the second system
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Rega brio - current model
Oppo Sonica dac
Teac TN550 -Ortofon 2M blue
Audio Physic Yara Classic 2
mostly for streaming but nice to have a table.
the dog approves, as does my wife.


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Just love those systems that integrate into every day, real life living spaces.


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think I may be where I want to be on the second system
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Rega brio - current model
Oppo Sonica dac
Teac TN550 -Ortofon 2M blue
Audio Physic Yara Classic 2
mostly for streaming but nice to have a table.
the dog approves, as does my wife.



Love the white woofer :-)

All the best to you,

Don

PS: Couldn't help myself


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My latest iteration. Likely one of my last ones, since my hearing shot now.


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Just waiting on 8 Hex Symphony II woofers and the system I put together for at least the next 2 years (school commitments) will be complete. Hopefully it will provide problem free operation. The Eton 7-318 Arcosia magnesium mids are unlike anything I've heard and as smooth as silk.


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StephenJK wrote:
sthomas1049 wrote:
Very nice - looks cozy! I'm sure it keeps the bears away!


We do get the bears around the house - usually in the spring. Here's one with Mama and a couple of cubs, they came around the corner of the house and wandered down the driveway. Picture was taken from inside the house in the dining room.

We don't have green bins in North Bay so I freeze our garbage, the little bit there is and then take it to work to place in a dumpster. There's nothing for the bears or raccoons to go after. The neighbors on the other hand:

"Our shed was broken into four times this summer."

"Why do you suppose that is?"

"Well, that's where we keep the garbage!"



All that clear cutting. The bears are getting big.

For those who have no idea what I'm referring to, use google maps, satellite vie..and then zoom in on highway 11 north, between North bay, and Iroquois falls (approx). It looks like deep woods, the entire journey, by car, but the main highway has been used to do clear cutting of the woods...just past the highway. The trees are like signs that are so big, the hide the clear cutting insanity that has decimated the entire area and length of the highway. You can clearly see it on the satellite map. North of North Bay, is probably the worst.

OK, just looked, and the maps don't show it anymore, it's a new 2017 sat image set. But the trees that are grown in are not really trees, they are the kind of 'shrubbery' that is advantageous for bears and what they consume. the maps don't show the growth type and it's height/sparseness, just that it blends well on the overhead view. Just the last past cycle of google maps for the area, showed extreme decimation.

Point?: the bears eat berries and the smaller plants, that come up from all the clear cutting. The bears are getting out of control and quite large.

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Just waiting on 8 Hex Symphony II woofers and the system I put together for at least the next 2 years (school commitments) will be complete. Hopefully it will provide problem free operation. The Eton 7-318 Arcosia magnesium mids are unlike anything I've heard and as smooth as silk.

Beautiful James... enjoy!!

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That's wicked James!

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