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  1. Thinking about this: why pay for amps you don't...

    Thinking about this: why pay for amps you don't need or want? Just buy a pre/pro like this from Outlaw Audio:
    http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/975.html

    (Thinking about doing this myself.)
    ...
  2. I've been using peel & stick veneer from these...

    I've been using peel & stick veneer from these folks for years:
    http://www.tapeease.com/products.htm
    One word of caution: some woods work better than others; my wife wanted something different on...
  3. The ST-70 uses EL-34 tubes, see:...

    The ST-70 uses EL-34 tubes, see:
    http://www.dynakitparts.com/store/specifications/ST70/?id=2

    The ST-35 uses EL84 (6BQ5):
    http://www.dynakitparts.com/store/specifications/ST35/?id=1

    If you...
  4. How about a kit? I built an ST-35:...

    How about a kit? I built an ST-35:
    http://www.dynakitparts.com/store/product.aspx?id=1

    Didn't like their industrial style metal cover (which is also a clone of the original 1963 design), so I...
  5. I disagree with drumminman. Movies often have...

    I disagree with drumminman. Movies often have lots of low freq effects which you may not even know exist until you hear it on a system capable of reproducing them. You state that the drivers are...
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    How can you expect any reasonable response when...

    How can you expect any reasonable response when you don't tell us who made the speakers, what model they are, etc. If you want to go with something other than what the OEM specified, you need to...
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    If you want to give tubes a try & don't want to...

    If you want to give tubes a try & don't want to break the bank, then why not DIY? I built a Dynakitparts.com ST-35 & am extremely pleased. The JJ EL84 tubes I bought for it originally were, shall...
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    You are wise not to plug it in! There is a...

    You are wise not to plug it in! There is a significant chance the electrolytic caps are gone & could explode when hit with a power surge.

    Might be a fun project cleaning it up!

    Cheers, Jim
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    2001 Toyota Echo. Not fun to drive like our...

    2001 Toyota Echo. Not fun to drive like our previous VW's and noisy on the highway. But it is extremely reliable; low cost of ownership, and does a good job of passing gas stations: so far, over...
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    Depends om what you are looking for from a sub. ...

    Depends om what you are looking for from a sub. I have a PSW10 which I sometimes use with smaller speakers which have an f/3 about 60 Hz. The PSW10 fills in the bottom end of the music quite...
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    Need Help I am not a HT type, but I have been reading Floyd...

    I am not a HT type, but I have been reading Floyd Toole's "Sound Reproduction". And I do have many years of experience with 2 channel and 2.1.

    Toole suggests a 7.1 set-up with left & right fronts...
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    I recently built a Dynakitparts.com ST-35. Don't...

    I recently built a Dynakitparts.com ST-35. Don't know about the others, but the ST-35 is common ground.

    And I can recommend dynakitparts for their excellent customer service. Kevin returned my...
  13. Need Help Speakers designed to be free standing are not...

    Speakers designed to be free standing are not likely to do well when put into a wall. Better to select a speaker designed for that purpose--I assume that one intended for ceiling installation could...
  14. Need Help My suggestion is to go down to a local music shop...

    My suggestion is to go down to a local music shop & see what they have.

    As a sound tech for a small theater group: if I were in the market, I would be looking at an ElectroVoice powered speaker...
  15. Need Help T/S parameters are the performance...

    T/S parameters are the performance characteristics of the driver which you need to design a cabinet. See:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T/S_Parameters

    Cheers, Jim
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    Need Help I would be reluctant to go changing a cabinet. ...

    I would be reluctant to go changing a cabinet. Speakers are designed as a unit. Changing dimensions (even though maintaining the same volume) may affect performance. If the width of the front...
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    Need Help Zingo, Running the numbers through Godzilla's...

    Zingo,

    Running the numbers through Godzilla's calculator: the Tang Band W8-1808 would be rather a LARGE BIB: H 75.5", W 20.5", D 28.5". The 1808 has some very positive reviews, but I would be...
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    Need Help If you have been thinking of more modest size...

    If you have been thinking of more modest size speakers, maybe you would consider building your own speakers using single full range drivers! Two possible choices from among many:
    1) Metronomes with...
  19. If you like large scale classical, I would...

    If you like large scale classical, I would suggest looking at the mid-sized drivers, maybe the Fostex FF165wk. The 4.5" drivers do the highs a bit better, but they can get congested with complex...
  20. Not sure what your taste in music and spl...

    Not sure what your taste in music and spl requirements might be, but for SFRD DIY, you might look at http://www.planet10-hifi.com/ and related sites. Also, many DIYers hang out at DIYaudio.com ....
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    Need Help I would recommend against what you propose. In...

    I would recommend against what you propose. In order to have coherent sound from front to back, you would need to have time delays for the mid and back position speakers, otherwise you will have a...
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    Need Help Zingo, If you want to go w/ MLTL, then one of...

    Zingo,

    If you want to go w/ MLTL, then one of Bob Brines' model would do well for you.

    If you want to make an OB, then check out MJK's site: http://www.quarter-wave.com/
    Look at both the OB...
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    Speaker placement and orientation depend upon...

    Speaker placement and orientation depend upon your specific room and speakers. Placement will have significant effects on sound stage, imaging, and bass performance. General rule of thumb is to...
  24. For little nicks & scratches, I have had good...

    For little nicks & scratches, I have had good luck with a bit of walnut (the meat NOT the shell) smashed onto the scratch then rubbed to get the nut oil onto the wood; pick off the excess nut meat...
  25. Personally, I like many different styles of...

    Personally, I like many different styles of music, including classical. And I'd like to point out that as there are many styles of Jazz and POP, there are many types of classical. So if you are,...
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