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  1. Glad it all worked out. Now I need to find another road trip to burn off some vacation. Does anyone have any free Ones sitting around gathering moss. ;-) Please post updates and pics as you get them situated @AR_First. austingonzo
  2. @Long Live Roy My offer was a last resort effort to ensure they went to someone who would appreciate them. I release my "squatter's rights" in favor of your getting them out of your mom's house asap. I am happy to go to the end of the line. Thanks for your consideration.
  3. Not at all. Based upon the few hundred posts I read, your response was factual and tactfully put.
  4. As befits a newbie, I underappreciated how thorny a simple question like the one I raised would be. I recently joined the Yahoo! group as well, which means there are years of conversations about these topics that I did not see or participate in at the time they were topical. I appreciate the response, @CAllyn. After reading a bunch of group postings about KY, I think the proper position for me to take is to not look a gift horse in the mouth. ;-)
  5. Was browsing the forum and I think I found an earlier reference to this device and ephemera. Mention made of seeing at a flea market and picture in this thread.
  6. @rnathans00, are the latter-day KY Threes considered in any way inferior to the original production run? For instance, were lower quality drivers employed with them?
  7. I understand. I'll see if my wife commits me for being certifiable. If she doesn't, I'll start thinking about a road trip in late July. As it relates to the 3s, I don't know that I'd have much use for extra cabinets. I'm not that kind of audiophile. :-)
  8. Yeah, I've been known to spend more than prudent when I'm determined to get something I really want; but that strikes me as more than a bit pricey as well.
  9. Just FYI. I have no connection with the listing. I happened to be checking EB for "Allison Acoustics" out of boredom yesterday and saw this. There is a listing for this, along with shipping materials and signed RA ephemera. Seller is in MA. I have no frame of reference for price of the item. I won't post the direct link out of consideration for expiring links and cluttering the forum. austingonzo
  10. @Long Live Roy what is the status of the remaining 3's? Did you dispose of them already or are you in a hurry to do so? I have plenty of unused vacation on the books, a 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback needing some highway miles and am just crazy enough to consider a cross-country drive for fun. I probably couldn't look at this until mid-July though, as I am vacationing in LA with my son at the top of the month. austingonzo
  11. Quoting myself is poor form, right? Anyway: http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/pioneer-vsx-d1s-435.html Clipping noted at 210 watts @ 4 ohms.
  12. It (VSX-D1S) has two modes of output via a switch: Mode A delivers 130 watts at 8 ohms to the fronts. Somewhere online I read that it doesn't double at 4 ohms, but I'll have to find the reference. Maybe it goes to 170 or 200??? https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1002196/Pioneer-Vsx-D1s.html?page=51#manual
  13. Update: the Pioneer Elite AVR has no pre-outs, so I'm back to square one. I have noticed since then that the CD-7's sound best to my old ears when driven at a higher volume than the volume at which I typically listen. I have won on auction a different vintage AVR, the Pioneer VSX-D1S. It should take a week or so to arrive. I am curious whether the higher wattage, lower THD and voicing of this receiver will improve the details produced by the Allisons. I simply cannot afford to listen to them regularly at the volume at which they sounded the best with the Rotel. I would still appreciate suggestions for better/best pairings from more experienced users. Thanks.
  14. I expect to be outbid, and a friend is supposed to be bringing me a relative's vinyl collection and equipment this weekend; so I thought I would pass this along. Maybe karma will catch up with me later. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69656422 austingonzo
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