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    Default My memory hole for speakers and receivers

    I thought I'd share with all of you a little blog I've been compiling so I don't forget about all the speakers and receivers I find and enjoy. It's mostly for me to keep my own log but I hope some of you enjoy it too:

    http://silverfacestereo.wordpress.com/

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    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    I too had Pioneer Hpm-100 bought new it 1976 from Custom HI-FI, Houston Tx for $400. Powered by sx1050 bought about same time.
    Kept them till 1990 when I bought the 2.3tls

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    Nicely done G. Do you have an absolute favorite on the speaker/receiver end??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tophatjohnny View Post
    Nicely done G. Do you have an absolute favorite on the speaker/receiver end??
    Out of all the speakers I've had in and out of my house (and my blog only covers about half of them) I've always had a set of Polk Monitor 7s up somewhere, so I guess they have to rate as my favorite. That said, I love my Klipsh KG4s and I think that the Boston A200s may be better than them all, but I haven't had enough time to really enjoy them.

    On the receiver end the Pioneer SX-9000 had the real honest vintage sound. I really like the clean power that my Pioneer VSX-820 and Harman 3380 put out - they push a lot of detail and really help speakers show what they can do.
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Nice Blog George!
    I am thinking of doing the crossovers in my KG4s. What do you think??
    I got static in my head
    The reflected sound of everything

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    Well, they sound awesome as-is, right?

    So you should totally re-do them! :) That should be the Polk Forum mantra!!!

    I'm in the same boat. I love my KG4s, love the sound, but online folks rave about how easy and appreciable the upgrades are. I think that if you have the time and are willing to invest a little in the KG4s you should upgrade. Bob Crites sells crossover kits and complete crossovers - I think the kits are like $60 a pair and the completed crossovers are maybe double. Some day I will get around to it myself. Right now the KG4s are in my living room and sound good there. And the acoustics in that room and the use the KG4s get really don't warrant additional investment until I move them to the basement.


    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    Nice Blog George!
    I am thinking of doing the crossovers in my KG4s. What do you think??
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    I cannot identify with such a thing at all ;-)





    In all seriousness... thanks - I'll peruse your blog.
    all the best,
    mrh

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    I enjoyed the stroll through your memory hole, nicely done.

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    Excellent, I bet you wish you could have kept the SX1250.

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    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    I cannot identify with such a thing at all ;-)





    In all seriousness... thanks - I'll peruse your blog.
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Oh I still have the 1250. It's not going anywhere anytime soon. I'm going to clean up the faceplate, knobs and switches and wipe the dust out of the inside, and start it up on a variac. if everything works on it I will enjoy it until I pull enough money together to pay for a full restoration - there is a good guy not far from where I live here in MD that can help me here.

    Quote Originally Posted by ErasmusBDragon View Post
    Excellent, I bet you wish you could have kept the SX1250.
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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