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that thing is COOL, nice snag

Looking for something special? / Re: La Scala's
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:57:21 AM »
Good luck with the search i'll keep an eye out too, as I routinely search "klipsch" just to see whats out there and what it's going for.
I've had forte II's for about 4 years now, and while not LaScalas, they do share some similar qualities.  The pair I bought had titanium tweeters and updated crossovers (crites).  I've used high power solid-state as well as low powered tube amps, both with good results just a different presentation.  I do tend to prefer a tube amp with these, it just makes them more holographic/3-D, but that is not to say a SS counterpart couldn't do the same.  Synergy plays an important role w/ these, more often that not meaning mellower components upstream (for me).

I have other speakers as well, and quite honestly they do some things better - like imaging, bass control, timing.
 The one thing though that continually strikes me about Klipsch speakers is their midrange and treble detail.  A lot of times where other speakers tend to shove things like background vocals/keyboards/cymbal decay/ext too far back in the mix to my ears, klipsch tends to bring it to the limelight.  This can also equate exaggerating certain passages too. To me they are just more "live" sounding and fun! 

Have you had LaScala in the past?  If so, what kind of amplification do you use? What were your experiences?

DIY / Re: Lascalla before & after
« on: November 03, 2017, 03:31:27 PM »
Very nice

General Discussion / Re: New Rack
« on: October 31, 2017, 04:06:29 PM »
Dig it

Home Audio Equipment in the Burgh / Re: Van L speakers for sale
« on: October 26, 2017, 01:18:31 PM »
I have literally never touched those speakers before.  So whoever is telling you I chipped them is full of shit.  I have seen them, but have never touched them.  You'll be hearing from my attorney.

I must have been misinformed! 

Home Audio Equipment in the Burgh / Van L speakers for sale
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:17:03 AM »
Hey Guys,

I have run out of room in my house and decided to sell my Van L speakers:
-Transmission-Line design
-3-way with forward firing mid and tweeter, side firing woofer
-I believe it has Vifa tweeters
-Upgraded crossover with caps hand-selected by John Van L (desiger)
-Chip in rear corner of the one speaker (bearjew) : )
-Adjustable output

They were purchased from Tom, I know a few others on the board have had them as well.  Very nice sounding speakers, I ran them on my 20-watt carver tube with great success.  Strong imaging

Asking $350, come have a listen if you're interested. No pressure whatsoever

Check out John Van L's new designs here:
manufacturer/designer's contact:

The Circular File / Re: 1968 schwinn stringray tandem
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:01:27 AM »
that thing is cool.  I have a couple 50s balloon tank bikes

Welcome Wagon / Re: New Guy from North of the Burgh
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »
process records was a short-lived label from Franklin

Welcome Wagon / Re: New Guy from North of the Burgh
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:29:55 AM »
Hey Matt,

I go up to Tionesta occasionally, and always pass through Franklin on my way.  I'll let you know next time I'm heading up, as I've always been interested in the radio museum.  Ever heard of Process Records?

Welcome Wagon / Re: New to the block,
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:31:01 PM »

Bon Scott era rules!

The Circular File / Re: 40th wedding anniversary.
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:53:28 PM »

Dexter Gordon Rules.  I have his 'GO' cd, fantastic.

General Discussion / Re: Dirty power: it's a thing
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:28:05 AM »
Oh ya it's definitely real, also definitely exaggerated/exploited to sell units.  We have had days in the rec studio where the the signal is clearly different, sometimes audibly "dirty", other times  the signal wasn't as full/strong.   I'm talking a one day difference where we shut the amps down, didn't move a single knob/connection, locked the door, and came back the next day to a different guitar tone, vocal signal, ext ext.  In a studio situation where you have the ability to play tracks from day 1 and day 2 back to back it is easy to hear a difference.  Granted a lot of factors in play here, but the engineer will literally call and say no-go today due to dirty power.

Also in my own home (located next to a large transformer) I have integrated a tripp-lite medical grade power conditioner/noise suppressor and it cut down on hum in amps with a lot of pre-amp gain.

My house was also built in 1910, i'm sure more modern electrical systems are better and solve some of these issues with better shielding and such.

Beautiful.  I just blew most of my audio budget on NOS tubes unfortunately.  A TT upgrade is in my future though, I was interested in the clearaudio concept (their entry-level) but this thing.. Wow!

Hope everyone has fun, regrettably I'll be missing due to out of town gig tonight.  Enjoy!

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