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About samberger0357

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  • Birthday 03/11/1957

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    Vintage audio, records, jazz, pre war blues/country.

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  1. KLH history update....model six

    Very early in the run, probably 3 years in. If they sound good, don't worry about getting inside of them, which is a hideous job with the sealed variety that you have. Most likely have oil filled caps, and those are good until they aren't. So..enjoy! Great speakers. I have 2 pairs, all serials below 20K.
  2. AR is making speakers again

    I don't know about David's amp, but most tube amps do not require regular biasing. Every few months, if that, and/or when changing output tubes. There are plenty of amps out there that are also self biasing, so no manual biasing needed. Despite the constant and inaccurate preaching of a certain individual that one can only truly be doing it right if they spend a lot of money and time on it, the fact is that excellent vinyl playback can be achieved with relatively inexpensive turntables and cartridges that are properly, but not obsessively, set up, and clean vinyl. Like anything you can jump down the rabbit hole and be as OCD as you want, but to stay away from a medium simply because some like to ramble on about money/obsession as the the guiding principles is unfortunate. I've been an active audio participant for over 45 years, including years spent in the music business, and have had very expensive, and not so expensive rigs, and I get much more enjoyment out of latter then I ever did out of the former. I have no desire to spend huge dollars and huge time getting everything just right to hear the most minute details of the music. That is not what, or ever has been, what music listening and enjoyment has been about for me. And I've known, and know, many professional musicians, and they feel exactly the same way. And these are people that have the money and the knowledge to get anything they want.
  3. Got a nice pair of Five's

    Been looking for a pair of KLH Model Five's for awhile and finally found some locally. These have been restored internally and they sound great. They need a little more help externally, but some orange oil and Howard's Feed and Wax spruced them up so that they're reasonably presentable. I'm using a pair of Micro Acoustic Microstatic tweeter arrays that I recently obtained to use primarily with a pair of AR2's, and they add a litte extra top end sparkle. Driving them with a Fisher 500C, and Sherwood S8900a that I'm rotating between.
  4. Those 5 grand AR3's sold.......

    At the prices they are currently going for?
  5. Those 5 grand AR3's sold.......

    3's are huge in Asia. Had a similar scenario as valkyrie's a few months back with a pair of 3's that I moved. They needed work that I didn't have time for so I put a $800 price on them. An hour after I had them on CL got an email from what turned out to be a Vietnamese fellow. When he came over he looked at them briefly, tried to talk me down(which I wouldn't do) and then took out 8 crisp, new $100 bills and that was that. Speaking to folks that I know that deal a lot with the Asian market vintage audio is bigger then ever over there. People are flush and all things vintage American is in high demand. Don't know if this is a bubble, but it certainly helps explain the prices being asked for some of this gear.
  6. AR-3A amplification at lower volume and bass - closed

    You like playing who's got more stuff don't you? You love being critical of others who are enjoying their gear, in their own way. Speaks volumes. You're the only one I've encountered on this otherwise very civil forum that goes on endlessly about how much more you have and how much more you know then everyone else. The narcissism you display is comparable to a certain public individual known to all.
  7. AR Turntable thread

    Beautiful! Congratulations. Great table.
  8. AR-3A amplification at lower volume and bass - closed

    You never fail to entertain I'll say that for you.
  9. AR-3A amplification at lower volume and bass - closed

    This is all that matters.
  10. Added some AR 2's

    Picked up a JansZen Electrostatic Model 65 tweeter today for cheap. It's had some restoration work done. It should come in around the same time as the the Microstats. Evidently that one is best used with the speaker tweeter disconnected. I'll report back.
  11. Added some AR 2's

    Perfect info. Thanks again.
  12. Added some AR 2's

    Thanks. I actually found those last night after I posted, but decided to get some feedback from members here to see if anybody had done differently. One of my 2's mid/tweets are a little quieter then the other speaker , which is why I got these. And I thought I might use them like AR 1W's and just use the external tweeters. But I'll try both ways.
  13. Added some AR 2's

  14. Added some AR 2's

    So I just bought a pair of Microacoustic microstatic tweeters to use with the 2's. Should I be disconnecting the tweeter connections on the speakers and just using the external tweeters, or do I use them in conjunction with the speaker mid/tweeters?