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  1. Dean had been approved to rebuild/build networks for Klipsch.
    20 points
  2. My friend and Klipsch fanatic, Roger Gordon, sent these Pro La Scala's to convert to home speakers. Sadly, he passed away before they were completed. I have finished them and will be sending them to his wife and daughter. I hope they feel a bit of his presence when listening to them and appreciate their beauty, as I know Roger would.
    15 points
  3. Friend of mine has finished his Heresy 1 refurbishment project Custom & design mod of a Klipsch Heresy 1 with original parts and matching risers. - Original cabinet (1979, spackled, sanded, veneered & painted). - original drivers (repurchased) K-77M, K53V and K22E - Crossover components original (cable upgrade) - Klipsch terminals Technical modifications: - Outsourced crossover - Completely new cabling (crossover and speakers) - Damping of the rear panel to reduce standing waves - Klipsch cable terminals installed - Complicated crossover conversion to be able to attach crossover to cabinet like this Optical modifications: - veneered with birdseye maple black - Turnout components on transparent plexiglass instead of wooden board - Div. switch components, - screws and cabinet screws painted in Klipsch copper - Red clamp of the terminals painted in Klipsch copper - Logos 3D printed, sanded and multi-painted (copper & black) - Riser painted in copper & black - Cabinet treated with 3 coats of matte elastic clear lacque
    12 points
  4. Hey Everyone - newbie here from Texas. Been an avid audiophile since I was 8 years old. Back then it was about listening to music and always wanting it to sound better though not understanding about it or how it worked. Over the decades I have worked on and off in the industry and always had a system of some sort. The system had grown at times to be crazy expensive to not so much at other times. I've owned so many brands of gear and speakers I can't even count. I was always surrounded by people in the industry so I had so much gear coming in and out I lost track of ENJOYING the music and instead focused on what was wrong with the system and finding faults. An epiphany moment for me came some time ago when I sold my very expensive 803 B&W's, giant Krell amps and preamps, and "down graded" to a set 600 series B&W standers, REL sub, and a measly 30 watt E.A.R. 834 integrated tube amp. It was the most musical, enjoyable, foot-tapping system I had ever owned. It was then I realized more expensive isn't necessarily "better". I gave up caring about it being "perfect sound" (what ever that means) and just enjoyed the musical experience. I sold off all that stuff when I moved and a couple of years ago I decided to rebuild a system. I knew after all the decades of owning so many different kinds of "sounds", I was looking for a "you are there" sound and presentation that is still refined and very musically expressive. I have an ear that can hear the tiniest of differences, so I am very sensitive to different gear. After much research, I knew I wanted horn speakers and I thought of JBL (I had a smaller powered JBL horn studio speaker and it was quite god for what it was). After further research and knowing the sound I wanted, I was lead to the Klipsch Heritage series over the JBL's. I must admit in all my decades I had never seriously considered Klipsch - to my detriment. In my way of thinking the Heresy's would be fine, so the Forte's must be better, which lead me to convince the wife to let me get the Cornwall IV's. So I put together a Naim integrated, Cornwall IV's and an SVS 3000 ported sub. Holy. Freaking. Crap. It was what I always wanted and didn't know how to achieve. I am now a Klipsch Heritage fan for life. Currently in the process of some system mods but Klipsch Heritage are staying at the core of things - and I look forward to sharing my journey with you guys and leaning a lot from you all!
    11 points
  5. God Save the Queen . Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022 T
    11 points
  6. Deano. I for one am glad to have you build/restore Klipsch nets. I know you and you are a good person. Thank you for agreeing to do this.
    11 points
  7. Bought this one at the local thriftstore. A 1973 pressing. It was so dirty I used Dettol wipes to clean it. Think somebody puked on it. But the album has a lot of wear and tear, which always is a good sign. It is actually a very good sounding record.
    10 points
  8. If that was for me ?............... The only answer I have is I just got a little burned-out. I usually do not care what people say or think of me but something just got me aggravated and I thought why am I doing all of this and some take it the wrong way or see it different than what was really happening and intended. In the end it was just the way it made me feel more than anything. I still work with the museum, "somewhat moderate" which means just approve new post, it's how I noticed my name pop up in a notification. I do think about everyone here, some really good people. Can't say I will never post again but over 18 years of posting and doing everything else it gets a little tireing and I needed a break. Don't think that was asked for me but just in case nothing has changed, no new speakers needed but I do listen just about everyday, none of that has ever changed and won't. Well as long as I am above room temperature. Hope everyone here is well.
    10 points
  9. And here are some pictures of the finished amplifier. Sounds great, good solid, quick bass. Possible has to do with the larger Hammond OPT's used in this build. Comparing the differences between Edcor or Hammond OPT's is just a mute point. Both build good transformers. Hammond just has been the standard for many years and I can see why now. No wait for them to be built as Edcor's are as well. I just finished wrapping it up this morning so no extended listening has been done yet. Neither have I compared it to my Sweetie I have had for years. Right now I am just enjoying listening to my new tube SET amplifier.
    10 points
  10. a few snaps I took over the weekend in Cape May, NJ:
    10 points
  11. This thread is supposed to be an acknowledgement and recognition for Dean's contributions and his new "standing" with Klipsch. However ......... a couple of guys want to turn this thread into something else. I have no idea what their agenda is (and I don't care). If you two really think Dean is a bad guy, then why don't you take it offline and PM Dean directly and tell him what you think. Quite frankly, most of us like Dean and really don't care what a couple detractors are trying to accomplish. -Tom
    10 points
  12. Bass bins are done. I’ve been using Exohyde paint instead of Duratex. You can get it at Parts Express. I like it better than Duratex because it’s not so shiny and the texture is more in line with the original. I am an expert now on removing and reinstalling trim. What a pain.
    10 points
  13. Ummmm. No. This is a klipsch forum. There are other public forum if you want to toot someone else’s “horn”. See what I did there?
    10 points
  14. No more mods from me. Details coming. I was asked to help protect a legacy. I should say “no” to this?
    10 points
  15. This place is almost unrecognizable to what it was even just a few years ago I'm afraid with all the new censorship and rules on what can and cannot be discussed its only going to get worse. It's looking like the only thing allowed is cheerleading for Klipsch and recommending their fixes without alternatives like we're unpaid help desk employees and parts sales reps.
    9 points
  16. I have to admit I thought it was me. I had posted my first post and was awaiting its approval and then the site went dead. I was like, man, they take this waiting for approval thing really seriously.
    9 points
  17. Wow! 😮 From renegade to respected member of the Klipsch Community. Congratulations! 😊
    9 points
  18. And here is the second thriftstore find of the day. I can't imagine why anybody would get rid of classics like these, unless you'd died...
    8 points
  19. I don't know how to kindly break this to you but never happen. Go look at the old veneer options available some years ago and look at today's. Klipsch has been bought out and is a profit vehicle for people who are not audiophiles. They are never going to support old speakers and someone had to recruit JEM and Dean to even get crossovers back in but not directly supported or sold by Klipsch. Dean, if I am reading right, had to fund parts from Universal Transformer from his own pocket. The large deep pockets of Klipsch were not available for this if, once again, I am reading what was said rightly. I will give you an example. The old drones from the Fortes were cloth surround. Klipsch did in time offer a compatible part but it had a rubber surround. You want to restore your old Forte you can't to this day as far as I know get a cloth surround drone. It is so bad I once sold a set of Fortes to a guy. He told me to keep the speaker and send him the drones only. A Palladium owner trying to find parts with no luck was posting on the forum a short time ago. The highest end speaker Klipsch sold at the time and no current support parts. Old speaker parts are only important to we old speaker owners and the bean counters at Klipsch are not going to sink time money and inventory into items of no interest to them compared to selling new sets of speakers. DIY Audio is run by and started by audio hobbyists some of whom have gone on to create the commercial offerings you see there at times.
    8 points
  20. So friends , playing a little bit with my new toy , the Klipsch KM 4 is in action since approx. two hours , what shell I say ? Of course , my RF7 Evo´s are another world, but that´s not the point ! The KM4 is a great speaker for it´s size, with a really wonderful soundstage , resolution and emotional clear and strucured voices, very crispy , midrange and midbass is in propotion to the hights and brilliance . The bass is decent but very very accurate in it´s performance . Okay my listenroom is so large that I have to fire the KM 4 much more than my Evo´s . Looking forward to listen more with this exciting speaker .
    8 points
  21. It might have moved over to the "Overpriced wires and passive aggressive opinions forum".
    8 points
  22. First thing I have done is hang some floor to ceiling curtains to close off the alcove that makes my room non- rectangular The bar is open..... Now that you have your cocktail... some serious listening
    8 points
  23. 8 points
  24. Dinner is finished ..a little time to spin Grover Washington Jr. " Soulbox " 1973 / KuDu Label / Printed in USA
    8 points
  25. Cat Stevens: For the TT, no more on the floor...
    8 points
  26. I missed y’all. Well not all of you……😄
    8 points
  27. Yes I have the original CAD files in DWG, PRT STP formats, and in both metric or SAE. I am pre-selling the plans for $500, they will be delivered to you promptly in the Summer of 2037 when the patent expires. @Chief bonehead was awarded a patent on the Bass Bin/Base/LF Enclosure/Thingy this summer. He has at least one more pending on the upper end. Travis
    8 points
  28. Tops are done. Finished them last night. I installed large rubber feet on them to raise the tweeter height a little. I also used stainless hardware on the mid horn and tweeter attachments. I have some black hardware, but really like the looks of the stainless. MookieStl was gracious enough to send me stencils for the Klipsch logos on the front of the tops and side of the bass bins. They arrived today. Perfect timing! Thanks again man! DaveA refreshed the crossovers for me with JEM capacitors. Also new tweeter from DaveA. I’ll be starting a thread on my impressions of the JEM capacitors as I have been listening to them in my other set of home La Scala’s for the last 2 weeks. As far as the tweeter goes. It’s my 3rd set from Dave and probably the best upgrade you can do to a La Scala.
    8 points
  29. You are off to a great start. There are better speakers in the world than Klipschorns, but not many, and not by much! You really are starting pretty close to the top of the heap. I think your amp choice is great for getting started. You might be able to do better, but I wouldn't go rushing off spending a bunch of money just yet. My recommendation is get your new amp and crossovers hooked up and just enjoy for a while. You may later discover that you want to treat your room, or add a sub, or upgrade your amp etc., but take your time deciding. It takes listening for a while to really determine what you like and don't like about a system. Live with it for a few weeks or months, play a bunch of different types of music and just get used to having a really good hi-fi setup. You'll probably re-discover a lot of old favorites and truly hear them for the first time. Enjoy!
    8 points
  30. And just so everyone understands…..Jim at JEM will still do kits…..Deano will sling solder. Pretty simple.
    8 points
  31. Dean is far overdue and well deserving
    8 points
  32. 8 points
  33. Saturday morning listening:
    8 points
  34. My B-system, in the den upstairs, is the Harman/Kardon 430 twin powered, playing vinyl with a vintage Onkyo turntable. Currently driving Onkyo speakers, but usually Klipsch RP160Ms. What I like about this combo is the 'electricity' that is in the air as soon as the needle hits the groove. This is so nostalgic... until the music starts playing, you hear the crackle and the static elektricity, but when the music starts, it all goes away and I enjoy the music. Love it!
    7 points
  35. I work at Klipsch...and I stopped hanging out here due to the down right stupid things in here...Folks acting like 3y old's getting their feeling hurt over someones else using a word they didn't like. I have been on here for 22 years. There has been serious talk of taking it all down. The employees that do come here are doing so as a volunteer. Taking time out of their day to keep this place going. With out them, this place would not be here. WE get SO TIRED of the SAME thing OVER AND OVER...."we know better than a 75y old co. and the trained engineers that design the product, Do this to your speaker and hear it get better" Go build your own damn speaker company and leave ours alone. Many of the post on here just prove the point that it is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than opening your mouth and proving it. I have "stepped in it" a few times and gave bad data...I try hard to correct that and own up to my mistakes. The drama here is just TOO MUCH. Some bonehead sent customer service a mail bitching about Roy calling him bonehead and Roy being the Chief Bonehead...( I say butthead, but that is just me). Bitching about a guy that has been here for almost 40 years won't change much....Something tells me they like having him around. Once he gives up, my guess is this place will be gone. Proceed with caution... PS: I have NO power to change a thing, I just see the writing on the walls...
    7 points
  36. Guess what guys.............IT'S GAUCHO TIME !! ....and the grills have returned to the Forte' Fours, I think Roy Delgato voiced these to have them on?
    7 points
  37. The Last Revel - Hazard & Fate. 2017
    7 points
  38. .....Ok, going to wrap it up for the evening. I decided to put the beautifully polished metal cage on the R8. Got the BIAS voltages adjusted to the 'nines'. Wanted to put the cover on to complete the designed look. More tomorrow evening my friends! Good night from 'Longfellow Music Hall 1'
    7 points
  39. Well, if it isn't Christopher Cross! This sounds very sweet and rich.......Side ONE
    7 points
  40. I agree Tom. But there will always be boneheads……me being chief of.
    7 points
  41. Yeah things did feel weird around here somehow for a while. And now it's like the one thing flipped into the other thing. It's good, it's just new
    7 points
  42. I consider quality of imaging and especially depth of imaging to be a critical measurement of how well I’ve integrated my system with the room. This is my latest setup with the La Scala AL5 ME and KPT-1502-HLS prototype sub. I’ve audibly identified and mapped the areas of the room(which is almost square and has real modal strength challenges) where I could minimize the La Scala AL5 coupling with the (Front Wall to Back Wall problem modes in the 20Hz to 200Hz region) and (Left Wall to Right Wall problem modes also in the 20Hz to 200Hz region) while also listening for the best imaging in width and depth along with the loudspeakers totally disappearing as a sound source (unless the recording mix itself locates an image at the loudspeaker itself). Loudspeaker movements as little as 6” is critical for optimizing my setup and IMHO no room treatments or electronic equalization can fully substitute or replace this step in system/room optimization..!!! miketn
    7 points
  43. Well @Dave1291 You´ve spun a lot from the Allman Brothers in the past , now it´s my turn 😇 My first Allman Brother Band Album " The road goes on forever " . A collection of their greatest Recordings from 1969 to 1973 / Capricon Records / Printed in USA , that´s great to listen too.
    7 points
  44. I have always had respect for this kind of altec series. Because of the history. Because of its significance…..
    7 points
  45. No special reason but it always works!
    7 points
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