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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    @Clipdat especially an an Arabic wife, they can get angry!
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    @Clipdat especially an an Arabic wife, they can get angry!

    I'll say. I bet you are typing with the one hand you have left. :p
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    I hear they really "Go to 11".
    @Clipdat especially an an Arabic wife, they can get angry!

  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,976
    unfortunately, we don't have basements in texas, so "man caves" are not as easy to come by.
    Yes you do, instead of being called "man caves", you guys in Texas call them "border tunnels".

    I'm just messin' with ya! Welcome to the forum.

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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    @Hermitism that's funny. we are a little too far north for those. ive only seen one basement here in dallas and it was my cousins parents house. they made a bunch of money from ups stock working there for however long and cashed it in when retired. only had 7 foot ceilings though as they couldn't get down any deeper.

    thanks for the welcome
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 474
    I’ve got a couple that you might want to try. An HK PA2400 and a Yamaha M-60 that might show you what more power will do but might not be the best pairing. I’m north on 75 from where you are. PM me if interested.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,035
    Don't worry @good_apollo lots of good stuff here!

    I got an "UGH" from @F1nut several times as a neewbie. Then I had to remind him that he was repeating himself. :smiley:

    Just remember to give it back! The banter here is great! Hang around, you'll learn a lot and these guys will help you spend your money!
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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    @Legender id definitely want to hear some other stuff, the speakers certainly arent lacking from power right now, but some people say home audio amps "sound better". im not looking for an amp to do anything except amplify the signal without coloring it
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,577
    he just seems crabby overall.

    honestly, if she wants them to be spray painted pink with some elephants on them, I wouldn't mind. the fact that she agreed to let them be in the living room is a win in my book. grill cloth is easy to replace so no biggie in my book.

    unfortunately, we don't have basements in texas, so "man caves" are not as easy to come by.

    Contact Magnepan for the cloth. I used the black cloth on my 1.2 TL’s and it is amazing. They have a nice ivory color, and grey available as well.
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,748
    Contact Magnepan for the cloth. I used the black cloth on my 1.2 TL’s and it is amazing. They have a nice ivory color, and grey available as well.
    Hey, that's a GREAT idea that never occurred to me. I need some decent ivory and the Maggie shade and sheen should be perfect. Thanks, @nooshinjohn !
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,134
    Color is the spice of life.
    audiothesis.com/

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    For some reason that reminds me I need to talk to you about acoustic room treatments soon.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Color is the spice of life.

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,594
    DSkip wrote: »
    Color is the spice of life.

    As in… If memory serves, white ostrich leather clad Elbas

    I had these bad boys for a while… Entry-level Salk song towers that will sing to you.... if your listening environment is on the medium to small side

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited March 1
    :drool: Song Towers!

    I really did salivate when I looked at that photo. Gorgeous speakers.
    GlennDog wrote: »

  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    man, those towers look sweet. i actually got some ivory fabric from joann's fabric, very light, stretchy. never done a recover before, but turned out fine.1jw4csmkw4df.jpg
  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    got it a little dirty already. :'( should have cleaned up my workspace first.
  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,059
    Got to keep the misses happy. I thought mine was gonna blow a gasket when I bought my 1.2tl’s home. She is used to them now. Those look good.
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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    thanks, gotta sand and finish the caps and bases still, and recover the sides, whatever glue was used to attach them is like trying to chizel off granite. i got liquid nails to reattach them, but was thinking of countersinking some magnets instead. i have a feeling white wont stay white long and trying to get the side panels back off doesnt sound appealing.

    i wonder if just doing the sides in a wood veneer would change the acoustical p[properties at all?
  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,059
    edited March 1
    It shouldn’t. You can pretty much make them to your preference. I had the same 2b’s and chose to redo the fabric on the sides.
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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    2nd grill done. that was pretty easy. im wondering if there are thin strong pieces of velcro i might be able to attach the sides with, no sure they are thick enough to sink a magnet into.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,216
    @Joey_V im on the coit exit off 75, right by the starbucks there.

    also, I don't think that rotel is in my budget at the moment.

    oh man!! party spot for LSAF :p
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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    as soon as i get it back in order anybody is welcome. beware of chihuahua though.
  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    maybe the wife can make shawarma.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,035
    man, those towers look sweet. i actually got some ivory fabric from joann's fabric, very light, stretchy. never done a recover before, but turned out fine.1jw4csmkw4df.jpg
    Looks great! Nice job @good_apollo !
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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    Finished one tower. Wish the fabric was a touch thicker.
    Not really my cup of tea, but the wife should be happy.

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  • good_apollogood_apollo Posts: 54
    That seam should be closer, but I used Velcro on the back because I’m not 100% sure this is the final fabric, and I’m 100% sure it’s gonna get dirty.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,035
    That seam should be closer, but I used Velcro on the back because I’m not 100% sure this is the final fabric, and I’m 100% sure it’s gonna get dirty.

    I feel like @F1nut is about to repeat himself! :smiley:

    Nice job BTW! Agree the seam needs a bit of tightening. Or you can go for solid wood panels as I am doing.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,764
    I think it looks nice, and your wife will be happy. Luckily Most of us chumps get points for effort lol...
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,577
    I’m not a fan of the Joann fabric. It’s too thick and restricts the sound imho. Nice work though.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    New speakers or divorce

    I sure love my new speakers
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