We don't like stereo speaker enthusiasts any more than you do.
They're antisocial noise polluters, most of them. You've got your
mobile variety, driving around otherwise pleasant city neighborhoods
disturbing the peace with their favorite tunes (always terrible).
You've got your audio snob, a smug weenie who seems to have no real
interest in music at all, and picks his favorite recordings solely by
how well they show off his hi-fi's dynamic range. You've got that guy
in the old Memorex ads--really, a leather tie? Sunglasses indoors? Would
it kill you to sit up straight? And you've got the guy in the apartment
next to ours, who keeps bartender's hours and seems a bigger John
Cougar fan than even John Cougar could possibly be at this point.
Cretins, every last one of them!
it is with some reluctance that we admit... we've joined their ranks. We
didn't mean to. All we intended to do was plug in some inventory and
make sure it worked. But it was a life-changing experience, brothers
and sisters. We never thought we'd be saying this, but thanks to the
Klipsch RF-35 Floorstanding Loudspeaker--we're speaker people.
never stood a chance, really. We set up a pair in our sample room and
test-spun Montrose's "Rock Candy"--and from the very first beats, we
were captivated, like sailors of old bewitched by a siren's song. Man,
you should hear these things! Alone or paired with a matching center
channel speaker (available on <a href="http://sellout.woot.com/">sellout.woot</a> even as you read this)!
some Desmond Downer out there is probably going to point out that these
speakers are big, and take up a lot of space. You know, like that's a
drawback. Well, they are pretty big. But drawback? No, sir. Bigness is
what makes them sounds so good--and they sound so good, you might
consider moving into a larger apartment to enjoy them. Bigness is how
their nice, wide cabinets accommodate larger woofers. Bigness is what
facilitates the woofers' optimal placement in relation to the horn
tweeter. Hey, "horn tweeter," that was our nickname in the Marines.
the sound is so full and rich, it's gonna flood your den like mouth
juices when you bite down on a cherry tomato. But not so gross. The
bass is so full, you won't need a subwoofer. And the sound is so
real--well, put it like this: After we finished listening to "Rock
Candy" in the sample room, three of our staffers discovered they were
pregnant. One of them male. Doctors are baffled.
The way we
see it, there's really only one big disadvantage to these speakers.
Once you've heard 'em... you'll be "speaker people" too. Sorry. We accept
you, we accept you. One of us, gabba hey and all that.
Warranty: 5 Year Klipsch
125 watt max continuous, 500 watt peak
6" square 90�x60� high frequency tractrix horn
K-137 1" (2.54cm) Titanium dome compression tweeter driver
K-1122-OB 8" (20.32cm) cerametallic woofer cone in a cast polymer
frame. Cerametallic is a combination of materials that produce a very
stiff, and highly controlled cone movement
2 sets of binding post speaker terminals (connected via brass strap jumpers). Can be used for bi-wire speaker cable, or typical speaker wire
Frequency Response: 37Hz-20kHz ±3dB
Power Handling: 125 w max continuous (500 w peak)
Sensitivity: 98dB @ 2.83 volts/1 meter
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms compatible
Crossover Frequency: 2600Hz
Tweeter: K-137 1" (2.54cm) Titanium dome compression driver
High Frequency Horn: 6" square 90�x60� Tractrix® Horn
Turk 182 $10.00 + $0 shipping -or- $5 expedited shipping
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3rd pace in Derby #42: Join the Revolution!, with 684 votes!
You were gonna bring them down from inside, remember? You were going to be the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_X_%28Vortex%29">Mister X</a> of office supplies, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Burden">Chris Burden</a> of advertising, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Man_Fischer">Wild Man Fischer</a>
of corporate accounts. You were gonna set an example so powerful that
they couldn't help be gravitate to you, and a decade from now the whole
stinkin' world would be different. Only somewhere along the way, that
tie started looking pretty nice. And that city, well, now it feels like
home. You don't want to smash up your home, do you? You just want to
make it better. So maybe that's the way to go. Little changes, baby
steps. The occasional unauthorized sick day and a few bucks on some
spray paint. People like a familiar image to make them feel like
they've got choices. Really, though, The Man isn't such a bad guy when
you get to know him, right?
This shirt was designed by: derekfilley, whose
persistence has won him a copy of Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™
and a poster signed by the development team. He's submitted variations
of this design to four different Derbies and it looks like the fourth
time is the charm. Good thing, too, because we don't know how he'd have
handled Derby #44 (Chocolate Cake). Way to never give up, Derek!
Wear this shirt: when you want to rebel, but fashionably. You might be on television, after all. Who wants to follow an ugly revolutionary?
Don't wear this shirt: when you're out jogging at night. Night joggers should wear bright and reflective clothing so that they can be easily seen.
This shirt tells the world: "I'm against something!"
We call this color:
There Once Was A Man Named John Galt/Who Felt Poverty Was Not His
Fault/Made By Some Russian Bird/Those Who Follow His Words/Generally
Turn Out To Be Real Asphalts
3X - M: 15" x 16.46"
S - WS: 11.25" x 12.34"
Pantone Color(s): - Black C - 428 C - 7544 C - 7546 C - 153 C
Some wines merely taste good. Some transport you to another time,
another place. (And we're not talking about drinking so much that you
black out until the morning after.) A time before the world had ever
known a World War. A place where advertising posters and high art could
be one and the same. A world where a naked woman could fly down the
street with a bicycle, crazy Frenchmen painted on the beaches of
Tahiti, and lovers passed severed ears in the mail like valentines. And
they called it la Belle Epoque.
The scandalous label
on these bottles of Cycles Gladiator reproduces an 1895 poster
advertising that very model of modern conveyances, the bicycle. It's
not easy for us jaded 21st-century folk to understand the dizzying
feelings of freedom that this novel contraption aroused, especially in
crowded, class-bound Europe. Imagine if, suddenly, everybody could
afford their own helicopter. Or better yet, just try any or all of
these four Cycles Gladiator wines. Their uninhibited energy evokes the
thrilling time when the bicycle was joined by inventions like the
telephone, the phonograph, motion pictures, the airplane, and yes, even
Not that you'll taste any cellophane. Making their
world debut, the two bottles of Cycles Gladiator "More Reserved" (the
2006 Cab and the 2006 Merlot) were born in the dry, cool 2006 growing
season, and harvested late for darker colors and more developed
tannins. You won't find any reviews of these two yet. And anyway, who
cares about reviews? Any Belle Epqoue painter could tell you that real
genius is cruelly unappreciated in its own time.
Gladiator only harvests their Chardonnay at night, and the 2005 Central
Coast Chardonnay shows how successful this eccentric method is at
keeping bitterness at bay. Cool fermentation in new and neutral French
oak makes for brighter, richer, fruitier, Chardonnay-ier flavors. The
cool-climate aromatics of peach and pineapple! The ripe, fresh white
stone and tropical fruit flavors Bright acidity setting the fruit aloft
like a zeppelin! As golden as the sunrise over Le Havre, this
Chardonnay will leave you wondering whether to keep it in a wine cellar
or in a museum.
Simplicity can be deceptive. A seemingly crude
scene of a couple of South Pacific women lounging on a beach can hold a
world of meaning and subtlety. So it is with the Cycles Gladiator 2007
Central Coast Pinot Grigio. Sure, you can sip it while you do the
dishes, in classic Pinot Grigio style - or you can savor the symphony
of fruit and floral notes being played on your nose and tongue. Sweet
grapefruit, lemon zest, and honeydew notes are lifted by an avant-garde
splash of Orange Muscat, for a Pinot Grigio that refuses to be ordinary.
the world has moved on from the joyous, creative zenith of the Belle
Epoque. But one sip of this Cycles Gladiator Four-Pack will have you
wondering: who says you can't save time in a bottle?
2006 Cycles Gladiator Merlot
Varietal Composition: 78% Merlot 15% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage: 80% new French oak barrels
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.60
2005 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Chardonnay
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: 60% new French oak 40% stainless steel
Total Acidity: 0.58 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.48
Release Date: June 2006
2007 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal composition: 96% Pinot Grigio 4% Orange Muscat
Cooperage: 100% stainless steel
Total acidity: 0.54 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.65
Release date: May 2008
2006 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Cooperage: 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak
Total Acidity: 0.67gm/100ml
Total pH: 3.76
Residual Sugar: Dry
Release Date: May 2008