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    Ben, for your own good, don't read this.

    Has anyone here ever seen (or heard) a flame amplifier? I first heard about the concept about a million years ago, but I've never seen one or met anyone who has seen one.

    The basic idea is that...
  2. Thread: Tone controls

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    Thanks Ron. The +/- 10 dB figure is in my...

    Thanks Ron. The +/- 10 dB figure is in my manual, but not the frequencies. I'm thinking that the effect probably doesn't come on abruptly as you go up or down the sound spectrum but probably "ramps...
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    I did look in the manual, Ben (BTW I hope you are...

    I did look in the manual, Ben (BTW I hope you are healing well); I didn't find it there. Those figures you recall seem extreme to me. That would leave ten octaves in the middle unaffected. 10,000...
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    Tone controls

    My receiver (H/K 3485) has conventional tone controls, knobs for bass and treble. Can someone tell me what frequencies are affected by each of these controls?
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    I'm sorry to hear about your accident, Ben. Heal...

    I'm sorry to hear about your accident, Ben. Heal fast.
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    No, my memory is pretty firm (for what that's...

    No, my memory is pretty firm (for what that's worth) on the 3 way design.
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    The basic layout is the same, but they don't...

    The basic layout is the same, but they don't match the image I have in my memory. I think they probably are them and my memory has morphed over 27 years. It seems I was wrong about the tweeter;...
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    Anybody remember these?

    In 1981 when I was speaker shopping I was shown a pair of unusual speakers that were too big and too expensive for me, but I remember that they were of an unusual design and sounded really good. The...
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    Need Help I can't answer your question, but I can...

    I can't answer your question, but I can contribute these facts:

    My 7b's, purchased new in '81 (serial #s 7B 30388 & 9), came with a book that looks exactly like the one pictured.

    They came with...
  10. Thread: New Addition!!

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    You don't have to "call" him by his legal...

    You don't have to "call" him by his legal name...unless you expect him to learn to read. Is he smart?
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Need Help My Monitor Series 2 M5 JRs are 19.5" high and 9"...

    My Monitor Series 2 M5 JRs are 19.5" high and 9" wide, differing by 0.5" in each dimension from the seller's description. Also the logo is centered at the bottom of the grille. In the seller's...
  13. Thread: FDIC insured?

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    Norm, This from an FDIC pamphlet: "All single...

    Norm, This from an FDIC pamphlet:

    "All single accounts owned by the same person at the same insured bank are added together and the total is insured up to $100,000."

    There is a similar rule for...
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    Years ago I had a couple of ideas searched at the...

    Years ago I had a couple of ideas searched at the patent office by a pro. Both ideas were essentially the same as things already patented. One patent was from the 19th century! Now when I get an...
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    Those two are like sailors from warring navies...

    Those two are like sailors from warring navies sitting in the same lifeboat.
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    A sound outside the spectrum audible to humans...

    A sound outside the spectrum audible to humans can be observed by using a microphone connected to an oscilloscope.
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    A sound outside the spectrum audible to humans...

    A sound outside the spectrum audible to humans can be observed by using a microphone connected to an oscilloscope. You can observe amplitude and frequency (and the presence of unwanted infrasonic...
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    MW 6500 vs. MW 6503

    My pair of 7b's is lacking one midwoofer, a MW6500. Polk cannot provide a new one. They offer the MW6503 as a suitable replacement (if I went that route I would get two, to have symmetry.) Does...
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    Jerry Vale's 1964 Carnegie Hall concert...

    Jerry Vale's 1964 Carnegie Hall concert recording, "Standing Ovation". (Columbia CK 9073) If this is the sort of thing you like, you'll like this a lot.
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    Thanks, Keiko

    Thanks, Keiko
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    My 7b's do have fuses.

    My 7b's do have fuses.
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    Two b's or not two b's

    I have become unsure whether I have Model 7s or 7b's. I don't have the hardware to post pictures, but here are a few facts:

    I bought them new in March of '81.
    The serial numbers are 7B 30388, 9....
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    Yes, I'm sure it's a MW6500. I pulled the bad...

    Yes, I'm sure it's a MW6500. I pulled the bad one and read that on it. I am less sure that I have a 7b. I am going to post that question in vintage.

    Thanks for the input.

    Bruce
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    No, Michael, so far no replies to my WTB post.

    No, Michael, so far no replies to my WTB post.
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    "In the Wee Small Hours". Nelson Riddle should...

    "In the Wee Small Hours". Nelson Riddle should be on Mount Rushmore.
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