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avguytx last won the day on August 12 2019

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  1. Thank you guys...I appreciate it! Yep...made it another lap around the sun!
  2. This past weekend, I finally replaced 8 of the capacitors that Bob (Carver) had told me to replace in my HRS-12 subwoofer that had a constant buzz to it no matter what the volume level. It fixed about 90% or more of the buzz and made listening to my Belle clones much more tolerable. I love the dynamic sound of the Belle/La Scala models but their lack of low end kind of takes the enjoyment away so it's finally nice to have some LF extension now. A horn loaded sub would be much better, and I will build one some day, as the efficiency and sound matches better than a small sealed sub. Thanks for the comments, everyone.
  3. Oh, I agree fully.We use some Ruckus AP bridges to send internet to some of our buildings so they can have internet and it comes off of our system versus having to pay one of the crap local SP's to do it. Those work great and do exactly what we need them to do. I'm about 2 miles from one of our buildings and I swear, if there weren't trees and a couple of hills in the way, I'd be trying to add a pair of those on for service and just set my house up on a separate VLAN. ha
  4. I do have a leather recliner in there but I guess I forgot to get a good pic of that. I dont like having a seat for one as there's nowhere for my buddy to sit when he comes over, at some point, to listen. Or for my wife to sit, for that matter. Going to find a love seat or couch at some point to rectify that which will be easier to move than the recliner...especially with carpet sliders. Speaking of, I need those for speakers, too. I appreciate the compliments. I'm enjoying the space, finally, when I'm able to get up there.
  5. We're officially in our new house now as of a couple months ago...finally. I had the upstairs finished out which is about 15.5'x 36' so I have good space. Since weather was kind of crappy and muggy yesterday, my wife and I worked upstairs some today. I decided to put the Belle clones on the 15' wide "short wall" and I feel they sound better this way. I ran them on the VTA ST-70 for a little while but it's just too damn warm this time of year. I hooked up my fully rebuilt Carver M-200t (thanks @dennismiller55 ) which, honestly, sounds a little better on the Belles. Obviously its 4x the power, too, so it's coasting along pretty good. Then, today, I got my Infinity Quantum 3's back after them being stored (and lightly used) at my best friends house the last 10 years. Man, I forgot just how damn good those Watkins woofers sound. Also hung up the album frames I made 12+ years ago back in Texas and hung my guitars and guitar picks I've collected through the years. I still have another system in the same room to the left of my chair with the Onkyo P-3000R preamp and my M-1.0t MkII Opt 002 that runs various speakers I including Cerwin Vega VS-150's, Celestion Ditton 44 Series II's, JBL L1's, and a couple other small speakers. I can move my chair around and listen to either setup. Obviously, I've got some extra gear sitting idle. Lol.
  6. I'm in that same boat with our new house we moved into back in late May. There's a house 762 feet from me that has cable internet, up to 100mb, or dsl but for us to get it, they would have to trench about 2000 feet through everyone's front yard, run under the street, and then to my house. Cost wise, out of the question. It sucks as I'm the network administrator for the city and we have 500mb fiber for our use and all we're really able to do is use our "unlimited" data from cell phones. There's 1500 feet of cat6 ran through the house, that my wife and I ran, and at least one connection in every room plus 2 access points wired back to a wall mounted 16U rack in our master closet. So, I'm wired and ready not I'm not going to pay for satellite internet...I'd rather have nothing. Maybe 5G Fixed Wireless from AT&T will be ready here in the next year...at least that's what an engineer told me. He had me send him the plat for the neighborhood (1 acre lots or so) and said if just a few more houses would be built, he could run it to the powers that be to drop fiber in the neighborhood. Wishful thinking but still hopeful. I feel your pain.
  7. Love me some crawfish and it's that time of year for it, too. We boiled 60 pounds of them Saturday afternoon even with all the storms and rain going on in central AR. My wife isn't a huge fan of them and kept asking about poop chutes and I tried to convince her they were purged and showed her the container they were in when being done. She did some herself...others I had to do for her. It was complete with potatoes, corn on cob, sausage, celery, and spices. And beer of course.
  8. My first stereo was a hand me down solid state console from around 1970 that my grandparents had bought. It made it's way into my bedroom when I was maybe 10 or 11. I remember their best friends bought me a pair of Koss HV1A's for Christmas that year. (I was a jammer already) Next was a Zenith Allegro all in one unit that was quite fancy for its time. I think my grandparents bought that one for me but can't recall. Now the first stereo I bought for myself was a Technics SU-8055 integrated amp, Realistic Lab-420 turntable, and a pair of Sansui SU-57 speakers. Nothing too crazy. This was maybe 1980-ish? Found a picture of the Zenith. It was pretty cool for it's time. Right at the end of the era of silver faced equipment.
  9. (you have to say this one fairly fast to someone for them to really think about it and get it) A guy walks into a Psychiatrist office wearing nothing but a pair of shorts made from clear saran wrap. The doctor walks in and says, "Well, I can clearly see your (you're) nuts".
  10. Mine came about back in 2001 when I started for an Audio Video Manufacturers rep firm when I was living in Tulsa and then moved to Denton, TX summer of 2003 and they needed a different email account to forward my work email to from the server. I had been in car and home audio retail starting in 1985 but was installing car stereos, putting bicycles, baby beds, and whatever else, at the local Western Auto store in my town starting in 1980. That got me to installing car stereos for guys in high school when I was in Jr High so it was quite the inlet with the "cool dudes with cars". I've done all levels including sales, custom installation/fabrication, management, ownership, then Manufacturers Rep from 1985 till 2009 till the Rep Firm I was with did major changed and I was out of a job. I had moved to Denton, TX in 2003, as mentioned, and set up that email account and the rest is history. So, nothing really exciting. But, now I'm back in Arkansas with a change of career paths (Network Administrator for the city I'm in) and not even in A/V anymore but changing it to "naguyar" would look kind of stupid so there's that. So I've just left it what it is as more seem to know that one. Well, in some places.
  11. @B-Man I found the link to the YouTube video about that D-1200
  12. Those D-1200's were a beast and very surprising. A friend of a good friend in Phoenix has some sort of equipment where he can test amplifiers under practically any load without losing power and ran one of these through the mill. It was quite impressive even being in stock form. I always wanted one of those. I'm pondering selling one or both of my Mac amps and getting a new Onkyo M-5000R to match the P-3000R I bought a couple years back. I've known the National Sales Director since 2001 when I was the rep for Onkyo/Integra (till 2009) and still can buy things at Rep Sample price. Sometimes new gear is nice. lol
  13. Interesting. And at the moment, this thread scrolls just fine. It was earlier when I was exploring and reading some thing then posted a WTB here as I'd messaged Dennis on another forum about my search. But it doesn't do it in every thread. I did reboot my PC just to see. Who knows. I deal with odd issues every day being the Network Administrator for the city where I live. Now I will have to say, I am doing a remote session from my work PC to my home desktop to browse the forums while I'm at work. But none of the others experience the drag. I also noticed that this site is powered by Invision which is what the Klipsch forum uses, too. So, I changed the theme from the black background to the default and it appears that may have taken care of the problem. Could be the amount of video processing it had to do over an RDP session even with us being on a 500mb fiber connection here to my 100mb home connection. Changing to the white background might have taken care of it. Oh, and why does my content have to be approved by a moderator? Is it because of post count? I must have lost a bunch of it with the changeover. lol Edit....I see why now.
  14. I've been gone for awhile but do like the new layout but one thing I've noticed today is that it is painfully slow to navigate/scroll through some threads but not on the main page. I was trying to send someone a PM a little bit ago and it took forever. Every time I would scroll a little, it took it some time to catch up. But it doesn't do it on everything...mainly into some threads. This is being done from an i7 Quad Dell desktop with 8gb RAM and SSD so it's not a slouch machine. It's not happening on other sites....just here. Anyone else experience this?
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