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post #8101 of 18505
Jim's correct.

Or I would add until you hand him a fast motorcycle. I went and watched Jeff race at Topeka's Heartland Racing park this last Saturday with a bud. That whole group is a bunch of daredevils. Jeff was in one of the lower engine class bikes, but his bike was totally custom and of mostly his own design -- the classes went up from there to unlimited custom engine class. Anyone who wants to race a motorcycle at 170mph in the rain like those guys were doing just makes me shake my head. They were flying by throwing up rooster tails as they went through wet areas! We got to stand within about 3 feet of the guys going by in the middle lane at 170mph. One side of the concrete barrier = spectators. Other side = Jeff and cohorts. One driver liked to hug the spectator side barrier as he went flying by in a blur of sensory perception. I could have reached out and touched him - literally - I'd have lost my arm in the grab - but he was that close. Watching those guys drive down the raceway one handed as they wiped their visor clean from the spray of the previous bike made a lump form in my throat.

I consider myself a bit of a daredevil. I'll jump off any reasonable cliff into a river. I'll walk right up to a ledge, I'll drive a fast car and get squirrley, I've been on some crazy Colorado trails with my quad. I own a 383 project corvette, a supercharged GTP, a KFX-700 quad. I like fast - - but I'll be honest and say I'd be afraid to do what those guys were doing out on that wet race track. I never knew rubber tires could handle that kind of speed on a wet surface, nor do I think I'd have the guts to tempt it. Only one guy ended up mangled and in the hospital that day. The race officials I talked to said one accident was a 'good day'.

I took some vids and pictures on my cell phone, but they aren't that great. The friend I went with snapped a lot of pictures with his camera and hopefully some of those came out. I'll post a few in the thread when they are avail, or I can get them pulled of my camera.



Anyway - some of you guys may not know Jeff enjoys the sport of motorcycle racing. Well now you do. And if he ever invites you out to watch at a track near you -- take advantage of the invite. It's a really cool day spent!
Edited by Archaea - 5/6/13 at 9:31pm
post #8102 of 18505
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post


Thanks for the feedback on the Singles men.

RMK!, I gather from your comment that Jeff is usually a master of understatement?

You both reminded me that a sub upgrade would be required... my current subs would run out of puff when the Singles are cut loose.


Yeah, Jeff is a man of few words. He lets his speakers do the talking and that's fine by me.
post #8103 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

Jim's correct.

Or I would add until you hand him a fast motorcycle. I went and watched Jeff race at Topeka's Heartland Racing park this last Saturday with a bud. That whole group is a bunch of daredevils. Jeff was in one of the lower engine class bikes, but his bike was totally custom and of mostly his own design -- the classes went up from there to unlimited custom engine class. Anyone who wants to race a motorcycle at 170mph in the rain like those guys were doing just makes me shake my head. They were flying by throwing up rooster tails as they went through wet areas! We got to stand within about 3 feet of the guys going by in the middle lane at 170mph. One side of the concrete barrier = spectators. Other side = Jeff and cohorts. One driver liked to hug the spectator side barrier as he went flying by in a blur of sensory perception. I could have reached out and touched him - literally - I'd have lost my arm in the grab - but he was that close. Watching those guys drive down the raceway one handed as they wiped their visor clean from the spray of the previous bike made a lump form in my throat.

I consider myself a bit of a daredevil. I'll jump off any reasonable cliff into a river. I'll walk right up to a ledge, I'll drive a fast car and get squirrley, I've been on some crazy Colorado trails with my quad. I own a 383 project corvette, a supercharged GTP, a KFX-700 quad. I like fast - - but I'll be honest and say I'd be afraid to do what those guys were doing out on that wet race track. I never knew rubber tires could handle that kind of speed on a wet surface, nor do I think I'd have the guts to tempt it. Only one guy ended up mangled and in the hospital that day. The race officials I talked to said one accident was a 'good day'.

I took some vids and pictures on my cell phone, but they aren't that great. The friend I went with snapped a lot of pictures with his camera and hopefully some of those came out. I'll post a few in the thread when they are avail, or I can get them pulled of my camera.



Anyway - some of you guys may not know Jeff enjoys the sport of motorcycle racing. Well now you do. And if he ever invites you out to watch at a track near you -- take advantage of the invite. It's a really cool day spent!

While I don't race I have done some open tracks and I do race Enduros on my dirt bike so I call really appreciate this post. But let me just say that I really hope Jeff gets my 228HT's finished before he goes and does anymore "crazy" stuff like what Archaea mentioned he does in this post!

All kidding aside, I hope Jeff is really careful while enjoying his hobby. I've lost a few buddies from motorcycles and had two good friends get pretty seriously hurt racing on the track.
post #8104 of 18505
Thanks for the insights and the video Archaea. I'll have to go back through the GTG thread photos and see if I can pick Jeff out. I'm unlikely to meet him in person. redface.gif
Edited by GIEGAR - 5/7/13 at 5:26am
post #8105 of 18505
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

Yeah, Jeff is a man of few words. He lets his speakers do the talking and that's fine by me.

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." President Theodore Roosevelt (attributed to West African proverb)
post #8106 of 18505
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." President Theodore Roosevelt (attributed to West African proverb)

I hope that is still true. At times is seems that the soft talkers of this world are losing out to the Carnival Barkers.
Edited by RMK! - 5/7/13 at 1:48pm
post #8107 of 18505
Just ordered speaker stands from Jeff for my LR T8s to raise them 20". I know it's not speakers but I'm still excited.
post #8108 of 18505
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Originally Posted by JC507JC View Post

Just ordered speaker stands from Jeff for my LR T8s to raise them 20". I know it's not speakers but I'm still excited.

They perform best with the Coax/CD line of sight, head height. Please report back with your impressions.
post #8109 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

Jim's correct.

Or I would add until you hand him a fast motorcycle. I went and watched Jeff race at Topeka's Heartland Racing park this last Saturday with a bud. That whole group is a bunch of daredevils. Jeff was in one of the lower engine class bikes, but his bike was totally custom and of mostly his own design -- the classes went up from there to unlimited custom engine class. Anyone who wants to race a motorcycle at 170mph in the rain like those guys were doing just makes me shake my head. They were flying by throwing up rooster tails as they went through wet areas! We got to stand within about 3 feet of the guys going by in the middle lane at 170mph. One side of the concrete barrier = spectators. Other side = Jeff and cohorts. One driver liked to hug the spectator side barrier as he went flying by in a blur of sensory perception. I could have reached out and touched him - literally - I'd have lost my arm in the grab - but he was that close. Watching those guys drive down the raceway one handed as they wiped their visor clean from the spray of the previous bike made a lump form in my throat.

I consider myself a bit of a daredevil. I'll jump off any reasonable cliff into a river. I'll walk right up to a ledge, I'll drive a fast car and get squirrley, I've been on some crazy Colorado trails with my quad. I own a 383 project corvette, a supercharged GTP, a KFX-700 quad. I like fast - - but I'll be honest and say I'd be afraid to do what those guys were doing out on that wet race track. I never knew rubber tires could handle that kind of speed on a wet surface, nor do I think I'd have the guts to tempt it. Only one guy ended up mangled and in the hospital that day. The race officials I talked to said one accident was a 'good day'.

I took some vids and pictures on my cell phone, but they aren't that great. The friend I went with snapped a lot of pictures with his camera and hopefully some of those came out. I'll post a few in the thread when they are avail, or I can get them pulled of my camera.



Anyway - some of you guys may not know Jeff enjoys the sport of motorcycle racing. Well now you do. And if he ever invites you out to watch at a track near you -- take advantage of the invite. It's a really cool day spent!

I raced mx for years and was able to do pretty large supercross style triple jumps but when I went to Elkhart Lake and watched superbike, man that is on another level of daredevil. Breaking so hard from 170mph down to a tight 80mph right hand turn that the rear wheel is swapping with other riders inches away! total extreme!
post #8110 of 18505
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

They perform best with the Coax/CD line of sight, head height. Please report back with your impressions.

Yea my coaxials are 19" from ear level. Got them at 20" since my options were 18 or 20. Might install hard wood floors some day so figured I might lose an inch of carpet so 20 was better. Hopefully I can hear a difference. Also I think my speakers might be toed in too much so I'll play with that once I get the speaker stands since ill have to redo audyssey anyway.
post #8111 of 18505
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Originally Posted by lbrown105 View Post

I raced mx for years and was able to do pretty large supercross style triple jumps but when I went to Elkhart Lake and watched superbike, man that is on another level of daredevil. Breaking so hard from 170mph down to a tight 80mph right hand turn that the rear wheel is swapping with other riders inches away! total extreme!

You guys are crazy. In my youth I rode a bit and had big BMW cruisers that scared the crap out of me at 110 mph. Even took a Jaguar I owned up to 150 once and that was too much. 170 on a motorcycle is ... eek.gifeek.gifeek.gif
post #8112 of 18505
You JTR owners really have me wondering how good these speakers would sound at home in my HT compared to my inefficient Aerial Acoustics LR5's (3 across front).

Has anyone gone from an Aerial system to a set of JTR's? I admit I am totally satisfied with my Aerials and have a hard time imagining that anything else at or below there price point could sound better. I don't listen at reference levels, so, I am not sure of what benefit the JTR's might provide except for their efficiency.

Any comments from former Aerial owners?
post #8113 of 18505
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

I had this one made about a year ago from a 3D sign maker on ebay. It's really nice in person and always get comments. I also had a couple more made. They were about $75 each with shipping. It's all a bunch of pieces of plastic put together and the lettering is raised about 1/4" off the base. can be what ever colors you want.






Very cool. Do you have a link for that ebay seller? I might pay $75 for a 3D sign of that quality. What size is that?
post #8114 of 18505




Coming along nicely. Epson 5020UB is in and waiting. SI Black Diamond screen should be delivered tomorrow or Fri. All other JTRs waiting to go in. Still waiting on center 3TX which Jeff is making right now. Can't wait! Art of Flight will be first disc spun cool.gif
post #8115 of 18505
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Originally Posted by KevinH View Post





Coming along nicely. Epson 5020UB is in and waiting. SI Black Diamond screen should be delivered tomorrow or Fri. All other JTRs waiting to go in. Still waiting on center 3TX which Jeff is making right now. Can't wait! Art of Flight will be first disc spun cool.gif

Sweet. What mounts are those? I like those, especially since I have two single 8-LP I need to mount.
post #8116 of 18505
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Originally Posted by KevinH View Post





Coming along nicely. Epson 5020UB is in and waiting. SI Black Diamond screen should be delivered tomorrow or Fri. All other JTRs waiting to go in. Still waiting on center 3TX which Jeff is making right now. Can't wait! Art of Flight will be first disc spun cool.gif


Hi Kevin , nice to see your room coming together. Are you going to treat the room,and if so , what intentions and materials such as panels/diffusers/ broadband ? How about the ceiling, will you use acoustic clouds?
post #8117 of 18505
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Originally Posted by JC507JC View Post

Sweet. What mounts are those? I like those, especially since I have two single 8-LP I need to mount.


JC, those are M&K tilt/swivel wall mounts. I kept all of my M&K brackets and stands when I sold my M&K speakers long ago. I have my 3TXs mounted up to my M&K ST1 stands too. Probably very hard to find right now....maybe get luck at Ebay or Audiogon....but they are VERY cool, heavy duty, and allow a lot of adjustment if needed regarding tilt/swivel.
post #8118 of 18505
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Originally Posted by dragonleepenn View Post

Hi Kevin , nice to see your room coming together. Are you going to treat the room,and if so , what intentions and materials such as panels/diffusers/ broadband ? How about the ceiling, will you use acoustic clouds?


Hey dragon......I'm not sure if I will treat thee room yet. I'll get everything set up and calibrated and see how it sounds. The plan is to build another house in the next few years so I may choose to leave this one as is for now.
post #8119 of 18505
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Originally Posted by KevinH View Post





Coming along nicely. Epson 5020UB is in and waiting. SI Black Diamond screen should be delivered tomorrow or Fri. All other JTRs waiting to go in. Still waiting on center 3TX which Jeff is making right now. Can't wait! Art of Flight will be first disc spun cool.gif

so fun watching others build their space. Art of flight is so good for JTR set up b/c it is one of those recordings where the louder the better. Did you have a previous projector, curious about your impressions of the 5020. I have a Epson 8350 and want to upgrade to the 5020 but I might get another OS first. Let me know your impression.
post #8120 of 18505
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Originally Posted by lbrown105 View Post

so fun watching others build their space. Art of flight is so good for JTR set up b/c it is one of those recordings where the louder the better. Did you have a previous projector, curious about your impressions of the 5020. I have a Epson 8350 and want to upgrade to the 5020 but I might get another OS first. Let me know your impression.


This my first projector. I've seen several but never owned one. I'll def report back once it is hooked up, converged and tweaked a bit. It will almost exclusively be used for Blu so I'm pretty sure I'll be runnning THX and Eco mode. wink.gif
post #8121 of 18505
I would suggest that anyone looking at a projector purchase consider the Sony HW-50. I had sworn off Sony due to some bad product expierences (like the BDP ES7000 bluray jukebox mad.gif) but this projector was just too good to pass up at it's price point. I've had several projectors and this one raises the bar for 2D and the 3D is really cool.
post #8122 of 18505
Is anyone using a projector on a 2.35 screen? I am building a house, plan on jtr speakers and want a wide screen. The plan was to have the projector zoomed in to fit the scope scree, then zoom out with masking for 16:9. Just want to make sure I am making the right decision. Screen will be acoustically transparent.
post #8123 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Diesel 48 View Post

Is anyone using a projector on a 2.35 screen? I am building a house, plan on jtr speakers and want a wide screen. The plan was to have the projector zoomed in to fit the scope scree, then zoom out with masking for 16:9. Just want to make sure I am making the right decision. Screen will be acoustically transparent.


Hello Diesel 48.....I have a 126 "wide 235.1 screen with a Panasonic AE4000 projector.
post #8124 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Diesel 48 View Post

Is anyone using a projector on a 2.35 screen? I am building a house, plan on jtr speakers and want a wide screen. The plan was to have the projector zoomed in to fit the scope scree, then zoom out with masking for 16:9. Just want to make sure I am making the right decision. Screen will be acoustically transparent.

I have JTR Noesis 228 as LCR, 2.37 ratio at about 10 ft, using JVC RS55.. and using the zoom method too. Screen is also AT (Seymour).
Lots of people are doing projector with 2.35 screen... some with zoom method, some with A-lens.
post #8125 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Diesel 48 View Post

Is anyone using a projector on a 2.35 screen? I am building a house, plan on jtr speakers and want a wide screen. The plan was to have the projector zoomed in to fit the scope scree, then zoom out with masking for 16:9. Just want to make sure I am making the right decision. Screen will be acoustically transparent.


I am using BenQ W7000 with Seymour XD 2.37 and JTR T12s behind the screen. I also have the Seymour masking panels. But I am using A-lens. Photos in my build thread in my sig.
post #8126 of 18505
so sad, i've been trying to get some prices from jeff for weeks now with no reply yet! ready to get myself a set of Noesis 212s!
post #8127 of 18505
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Originally Posted by ufokillerz View Post

so sad, i've been trying to get some prices from jeff for weeks now with no reply yet! ready to get myself a set of Noesis 212s!

have you been emailing or calling? I know he's been crazy busy building 228HT's and trying to get orders shipped out. I know that I just got my email notification that mine shipped out yesterday.
post #8128 of 18505
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

have you been emailing or calling? I know he's been crazy busy building 228HT's and trying to get orders shipped out. I know that I just got my email notification that mine shipped out yesterday.
Nice, I am looking forward for my 228 center!! Hopefully mine ships soon.
post #8129 of 18505
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Originally Posted by Reefdvr27 View Post

Nice, I am looking forward for my 228 center!! Hopefully mine ships soon.

Yeah the crappy yet not so crappy thing is I take off early next week for a 2 week vacation so I won't be able to pick them up once they arrive until the end of May mad.gif.
Oh well I guess.
post #8130 of 18505
Need some advice deciding on either a captivator ported or sealed
The sub will be used for movies and music equally

Here's a thread of my HT build it will be complete in about 2 weeks
So I need to get my order into Jeff very soon

http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/172682.aspx
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