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    Looking really good! Very cool!!! I assume you...

    Looking really good! Very cool!!!

    I assume you can flip the 045 horn and M2 horn and compare that with this configuration. I am not suggesting that you should change your orientation, but I would...
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    Clever! What are your plans for dealing with...

    Clever!

    What are your plans for dealing with all of those hard surfaces?


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    Thanks for sharing!

    Both the Japan and UK systems... Loved seeing the systems, the spaces, and the dedication....

    That UK system is not your standard DIY throw a JBL 2405 in here and an Altec horn over there sorta...
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    I really wouldn’t mess around with any of the...

    I really wouldn’t mess around with any of the vintage JBL crossovers, they are not particularly wonderful and usually sell for a premium. Of course, if you are restoring a vintage system, that’s a...
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    Yes, and quite a lot of work too! Widget

    Yes, and quite a lot of work too!


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    I just followed the old threads and the old link...

    I just followed the old threads and the old link for Blachford is dead.
    Here is a new link for those that may be interested:

    https://blachfordacoustics.com/product/damping-liquid/

    BTW: The...
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    Why go to all that trouble when there is Spotify?...

    Why go to all that trouble when there is Spotify?

    ...and at the high end there is Tidal streaming Hi-Rez files.

    Back on the topic of vinyl, in 1980 standard non-audiophile records were about...
  8. I am very familiar with the Marantz amp, and when...

    I am very familiar with the Marantz amp, and when I was a lot younger and arguably MORE foolish, I had the peak indicators flashing regularly.

    Regarding your 3600, I sold off my 3800 after a...
  9. If your Marantz 510M is operating properly, when...

    If your Marantz 510M is operating properly, when those peak lamps flicker, you are hitting peaks well over 300 watts. Any more power would likely result in virtually inaudible SPL increase, likely...
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    I’m not a polymer fan, I prefer aluminum,...

    I’m not a polymer fan, I prefer aluminum, magnesium, and beryllium... in that order. If you want to improve on the LE85, may I suggest upping the game to a 4” diaphragm?

    These suggestions are...
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    It has that cute little "Quadrex" grille too......

    It has that cute little "Quadrex" grille too... ah shucks.

    Who knows, it may be a decent performer and fit into today's homes where people find the classic "bookshelf" speaker of yesteryear as...
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    Poll: I was in my early 40's when I first joined......

    I was in my early 40's when I first joined... look what's happened to me. :blink:


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    Poll: :applaud: :rotfl: :applaud: That last number...

    :applaud: :rotfl: :applaud:

    That last number no doubt is having its effects on the second.


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    The ESS drivers offer a ribbon like flat...

    The ESS drivers offer a ribbon like flat impedance curve that is pretty benign.
    With the role off and clipping, it sounds like you should try a different amp, if only as a sanity check.


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    Well said. Widget

    Well said.


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  16. Aesthetically one of my favorites! I’ve never...

    Aesthetically one of my favorites! I’ve never seen them in person, but would love a pair. I don’t have high hopes for their acoustic performance though.

    ...But then again, who cares? They are so...
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    RMC, I’ll respectfully disagree. While I...

    RMC, I’ll respectfully disagree.

    While I don’t disagree that audio is a luxury and that for most of the “Western” world there is a dramatic shrinking of the middle class as the imbalance created...
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    I wouldn't say lifeless, but it has certainly...

    I wouldn't say lifeless, but it has certainly slowed down quite a bit over the decades.

    I think there are quite a few contributing factors here.

    1. Several of our most prolific members have...
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    Try to get this exact paint. It will give you...

    Try to get this exact paint.

    It will give you perfect results when applied correctly and it is pretty forgiving. Other formulations are not this good. They will load up the surface, dry too...
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    Wow! That is a hell of a system! Does each...

    Wow!

    That is a hell of a system! Does each sub have its own amp channel? I hope the home has a good foundation!


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    OK, I got it. You won’t find this paint at Home...

    OK, I got it. You won’t find this paint at Home Depot etc. but Grainger has it and it is exactly what you want.
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    A large manufacturer like JBL doesn’t use DIY...

    A large manufacturer like JBL doesn’t use DIY store products, they use industrial coatings so getting the “exact” product is unlikely. That said, there are numerous products available that you can...
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    If you have the very early version of the L91 it...

    If you have the very early version of the L91 it has tabs for screw attachment, but most L91s are held on exclusively by using Velcro. When using the Velcro method, make sure you apply the strips...
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    Since you will have L-pads to balance the load...

    Since you will have L-pads to balance the load and adjust the output level, you can certainly interchange these drivers in all of these 43XX systems. That said, the 2405/077 will, in my opinion,...
  25. Glad to hear you are still in the game! Good luck...

    Glad to hear you are still in the game! Good luck in getting caught up, and may we all have a wonderful 2020!



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