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856  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Drinkin', drivin', now I got trouble........... on: July 29, 2011, 06:33:49 PM
After reading the subject line, I was scraping together some bail money.   Cheesy

Enjoy your new doggies, Ed!
857  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: John Kenny DAC on: July 23, 2011, 05:21:15 PM
I'd swear that I thought this was the John Kerry DAC when I first started reading...


I had one of those in '04.  It was way over decorated and not very transparent.   Grin
858  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Horns with Fruit bowles on: July 19, 2011, 08:40:29 AM
Back in the day, Ikea salad bowls did the trick. 

I've never tried it.  Grin
859  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: Hornshoppe Horny Horned "Time Vampires" Heil Review on: June 24, 2011, 02:15:22 PM
Hey Guy,
Very nice write up on the Heils.  You summarized my experience well.  Smiley

One additional thing I've been considering:
The Horn/Heil combination has a manner and tonal character very similar to the Horns, but does improve HF dispersion, extension, dynamics and clarity.  This is further evidence that the good ol' Horn alone is an impressive performer.  

A major point to emphasize is that the good sound of the Horns is preserved in this new iteration... but the Horn/Heil is a definite step ahead IMO.   Wink
860  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: OK, so you have 5 pair of Heils wired in series/parallel, how would that be? on: June 20, 2011, 10:47:28 PM
... What I have to say is that listening to music got better the more we listened...

I think I know what you mean.  The Heils are time vampires.  I think that should be the new name.  Wink

I've been running through lots of my older lp's over that past week since I've had the Heils hooked up with the Model 2's (no black hole covers).  I've always thought one redeeming value of Rare Earth's Ecology album was the excellent recording of cymbals on "Losing You".  The Heils absolutely nail it in a very dynamic way. 

And Led Zepplin's "No Quarter" never sounded this impressive... kicking and expansive. 

I'm currently on a Little Feat binge, btw.  Lowell George RIP.
861  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: Horned Heil update....... on: June 17, 2011, 05:08:38 PM
Hey Ed... it may be time to call Dad.  Smiley

BTW... Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there.   Grin
862  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: really horn loaded... on: June 09, 2011, 07:51:49 PM
So... I was there this afternoon and Ed did affix a box over the FE126 in a pair of Horns.  Just envision a pair of camo Horns with angular cardboard warts protruding from their faces. 

Inexplicably (for me), that action increased dynamics as witnessed by the Rat Shack meter.  And, since Ed is an excitable boy, things eventually got loud.  Let's just say, with three tube watts the little Horned Heils played along cleanly having triple digit peaks and the corner-loading produced tight, solid bass.

We also played the Model 2/Heil (no boxes over the drivers this time) and they made three watts into a house shaking 100dB sustained party and I saw the meter routinely wander into the 108-110dB area.  Metallica never sounded quite like this in the pink room.

I am impressed with the dynamics the Heil/Horn combo delivers and I'm preoccupied with their speed and transparency.  I've heard some spooky realism on some passages I've previously neglected.  The Heils play very cleanly, so it's easy to get a little volume happy.

I'm looking forward to getting more time with them.  I'll just have to go easy on the volume.   Wink
863  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: End of The Horns on: June 06, 2011, 10:55:44 PM
I heard the Heil Horns on Sunday at Ed's and I was impressed.  I was a little worried that the Heils would sound a little forward or "hot" on the highs, but that wasn't the case at all. 

Be prepared to hear more mid and high frequency nuances presented in a very clean, dynamic and natural package.  It's another step forward IMO.   Cool
864  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Speaker Wire on: June 06, 2011, 10:40:10 PM
I'm still stuck on the Woods extension cords from Walmart.   Grin
865  General Category / Hornshoppe Anouncements / Re: Randy in Caintuck: Help! on: June 02, 2011, 02:13:54 PM
Randy, your ability to convey what you hear is masterful.   Cool

Thanks Jim for making great efforts to share the GM70 amp with the Hornfest guys and gals.  It really is a pinnacle product and the best I've heard.   Smiley
866  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Salute to those who died, those who defend and those who support them on: May 30, 2011, 02:52:04 PM
Nice job Guy, that President Harrison quote is perfect.   Smiley
867  General Category / The Great Horned Heil, AKA "Time Vampires" / Re: End of The Horns on: May 26, 2011, 03:45:06 PM
...There will be no more Model 2 or 3's.
Over and done...... that said, both of those can be made into a completely over the top, completely insane speaker. Both would benefit from being able to xover (gasp!) the 126's at different places ( I have a plan Smiley )...

So... I've been contemplating going back to the little Horn and now this.   Cheesy

I really need to get down to Leesville soon.   Smiley
868  General Category / Hornshoppe Anouncements / Re: The Horned Heil............ on: May 24, 2011, 06:46:25 AM
Hey Capt.,
I visited Edinburgh for only a week and I loved it.  I bet you'll enjoy it very much.

Just stay clear of the haggis.    Tongue
869  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Oh, how I miss my Truth and the Horns, let me count the ways... on: May 21, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
...tried to call Henry last night.

Hey Ed,
I'm at Hatteras until next Sunday, then I'll try to figure out a way to come hear these things.  The weather is perfect today, BTW.   Smiley
870  General Category / Hornshoppe Anouncements / Re: The Horned Heil............ on: May 19, 2011, 09:22:42 AM
Tell Helen to get ready for Heilfest... and then there's Truthfest... and then there's her birthday... and then...   Wink
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