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  1. First off, Paul klipsch once said, if I can see farther then those before me, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants. You mentioned specific designed items that have been introduced as products. Paul and I hardly ever discussed individual significant ideas. We did talk a lot about concepts. Everyone of the specific items you mention has some predecessor. Looking ahead by using conceptual ideas makes one ask a lot of what if’s. Taking a look at your list (and I know you can more specific items), I can tell you that whether it was available or not, we discussed every single item on your list and others. By taking a look at what was going on around us, seeing where the state of art was heading (remember Paul read a lot) and conceptualizing what that might lead too, put me behind in a lot of product designs I was working at the time!! Lol!! That truly was the fun part for me. I had/have a lot of latitude to “play”. That was the second greatest thing I treasure in working with Paul klipsch. The first is that he was my friend. Honestly I don’t think I will because of way he taught me to think about acoustics, projects, ideas, etc. it was not specific items. It was concepts. I understand Paul’s philosophy and adopted it as my own. Because it made sense. And because Paul understood that he and I were on the same wavelength, he encouraged me to “conceptualize” and see what direction that would lead us to. So you see, their is some “Delgado” in klipsch. But that is only because I stood on the shoulders of a giant.....Paul Wilbur klipsch.
    12 points
  2. Um...so this happened today Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
    12 points
  3. Ok Randy, you're obviously bothered by this so I'll tell you about a secret I've been keeping..... A couple-few years ago after fixing up my speakers, PWK came to me in a dream one night. He said "Son, I see that you and others have changed the components in your speakers".......and then he said, "What's up with that?" Then I said to him, "Sir, forgive me.....I have strayed but mean no harm". Then I went on to explain. "It's like this, Sir. My poorly made speakers were literally falling apart at the seems. The cheaply made woofers were blown with no replacements to purchase from Klipsch. The crossovers were faulty after only eight years of use. The tweeter diaphragms sucked from the beginning. The mid drivers were fine but I was on a roll so I changed them anyway. (After all how could I not after all of John Allen's extensive research)" Then Paul said "Do they still sound like Klipsch?" Then I said "Yes father.....only better". Paul looked me square in the eye and said he was gonna kick my arse. Then he lightened up and said "Ok, ok......I'll let it slide since the crossover values are still the same and you had good intentions". Then he told me I was a handsome young man and told me to rock out and tell RandyH to relax. That's how it went down. Exactly. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  4. Things worked in a deal and I now own a pair of black satin version 1 CF-3's and they sound awesome. I've missed Epic sound since selling my others a few years back but now I'm happy once again. These and my ads L1230's are all the speakers I care to keep around anymore. At some point this fall, I'm going to strip the black off and re-veneer them in something like cherry, walnut, or mahogany; or maybe something else. They're easy enough as it's only tops and sides. Not really worrying about crossovers, bracing cabinets, etc. These seem to be solid and I won't touch them unless they have a glue issue like my other pair did. Next thing I may be pondering is a different amp to go with this wall of stuff. I like the Onkyo Reference preamp but thinking about more power. Thought about an Adcom GFA-5802 which is 300wpc and also a MC7270, but, that one goes a little above my pay grade. Here's the standard obligatory picture. Just a basic setup anymore.
    11 points
  5. Price is fair and the builder did a good job. I'm guessing the Sonicaps were unavailable in the required value, so a proper substitute was used (Klipsch probably did this all the time). Any good business has a second and/or third source available for parts. The brand of capacitor does not matter at all. As long as all the parameters and the type of dielectric is the same (which it is). Neither does the low tolerance if they are measured and hand selected for their Accurate Value, it's just as good or better. As long as it SOUNDS good when used in the speakers it was designed for..........................Don't worry, be happy. Otherwise, it's just "bitchin' bout nuthin"
    10 points
  6. Just got power back. It does cut out for a second as they connect other areas, just long enough to need to restart computers and reset clocks Everything is fine no damage, again we just got lucky. It got a bit windy and the rain was non-stop so I did not go out to empty my rain gauge and it overflowed above 7".
    9 points
  7. This was originally written by someone about Facebook; but I see many similarities to the Klipsch forum. Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it’s ‘lightbulb’ or ‘light bulb’. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that ‘light bulb’ is perfectly correct. 249 to post meme’s and gif’s. 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 16 to post ‘Following’. 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty. 7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money. 19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them. 5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and use their own light bulbs. 7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs. 4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs. 13 to comment “Me too”. 5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said “f÷×$” 22 to ask if there is a flounce in progress. 349 to post flounce memes. 4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”. 13 to say “Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”. 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn’t the brightest bulb. 4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
    9 points
  8. Toaster ovens suck. Don't go down that rabbit hole. One piece of toast makes you larger, and the other piece makes you small And the ones that Tarheel never gives you Don't do anything at all
    9 points
  9. I thought I would recap 10 things I learned from the Technical / Modifications forum: 1) Your caps are old and bad. You need Crites' Sonicaps, no Solens, no only Delgado approved JEMs. Then ditch all that and buy new crossovers. 2) You need a Super Heresy. Buy new woofers, get a hole saw, and go to town. 3) Passive crossovers are too easy. You need to triamp with an Xilica active digital crossover. 4) Crappy 18 ga stranded zip cord was good enough for PWK, so any other wire is not authentic Klipsch. 5) You Jubilee people are wussies, you need MCMs with 18 ga stranded zip cord. 6) It's damp, not dampen. I'm not pedantic, I just refuse to recognize common synonyms. 7) SET amps won't drive 105 db efficient speakers adequately, the speakers drive them as they are under damped (or is it dampened ?) and you're enjoying the reverb, but it's not accurate. 8. Your tweeters aren't tweety enough, ditch the K77s and get 120s or 125s. 9) Your K55s are no good unless they have solder lugs and two piece phase plugs. 10) My personal favorite: You can not put enough wood on the back of a Heresy.
    8 points
  10. I'm thinking that the forums could go away quite easily, and it could be blamed on software, bad drives, etc. Whether Klipsch pulled the plug or not, we would ALL be losers in that regard. I've been on here 20 years, and I have learned a lot, grown a lot, hopefully helped a bunch of people. I would hate to see it all go away.
    8 points
  11. Yamaha M-45 (125wpc at 8ohms) on the way to me. Bought it to replace a Chinese mini class D amp to drive my JBL 2446 CD's.
    8 points
  12. Crazy day and everything w/the change out went smooth as silk. Walked in and my heartbeat was 63, after the change it was 93. No wonder I was hurtin! Didn't put me under, which was great but they did give me one heck of a ride. Got some O and then they hit me with the gas. Just prior to that, the anesthesiologist asked what kind of music I wanted to hear. I said well anything that's good. He turns up the system and I'm hearing hymns??? I said was the last guy that worried or what? He laffed and cranked up some Guns & Roses. hahaha The gas? Ummm I dunno but it was one heck of a ride for an hour. Btw Steve, buy the guitar!
    8 points
  13. UPDATE: It hasn't even been a week and I am totally convinced these speakers were the best option for me. I was skeptical going in because I really wanted genuine Klipsch Heritage Cornwalls. I never heard Crites "Cornscala's" and bought in based on opinions and reviews of others. They are of course larger than what they replaced and they do everything in a bigger way. Huge soundstage with realism and detail at all volume levels, effortless with no strain. I've read comments stating bass can be lacking? I would say something else in the system is lacking if thats the perception. The listening space is critical to the experience. Even my dedicated room could be bigger but it is tight and treated. Rectangular at 14x20 with one door, no windows, isolated from living space. I love what these speakers are doing for my music and I loved the speakers they replaced, something I thought I'd never do. Powered by a modest completely overhauled ST-70 with a stock style replacement circuit board running old Mullard EL34's XF2, there is a sweetness along with authoritive dynamic power that draws you in to the musical presentation. Another satisfied Cornscala owner.
    8 points
  14. Primaluna Dialogue HP Power amplifiers
    8 points
  15. Hello, I'm aware of some users having trouble connecting to the forums at the moment. I'm looking into a fix. Stay tuned. Thanks
    7 points
  16. 7 points
  17. Leaving to go back to Hope Wed but got caught up on my project today. It is free standing, not connected to the building and anchored with 10 1/2" anchors. Finished the frame and it is primed and waiting to be painted, then 5 sheets of plywood on top and rearange the lights. Then I can finally get my shop back to normal, but this really needed to be done for storage to keep the floor un-cluttered with stuff, plus give me a wood rack on the shorter sides. Yes it's heavy enough to hold anything that may go up there and solid, no shaking at all in any direction.
    7 points
  18. FINALLY got some time to unzip this new Rory Gallagher 50th Anniversary tri-fold. Sides A&B are never before released out takes. The out takes are nicely done and tight renditions of some great stuff. The other two lp's are also great. It's tight, clean and very nicely done imo. $60? Yup, I'd do it again!
    7 points
  19. We had a beautiful late summer day today in which was crowned with this sunset.
    7 points
  20. My Flagship Pre-Amp has arrived today from its repair and service. I have owned it for 5 years now and it was the first time I had problems. The cost of repair was just under 200 €. I´m very happy that I can now return the borrowed English Camtech preamplifier to my friend. The Camtech plays well but doesn´t have the class of my Marantz.
    7 points
  21. @MeloManiac in memory of your trip in sax city in Belgium : 3 very good LPs of sax, especially the central Cliff Jordan BLOWING IN FROM CHICAGO = 10/10
    7 points
  22. We’ve been screwing up for years....75 to be exact.
    7 points
  23. serious question regarding the whole "not klipsch anymore" thing. klipsch builds/designs a certain speaker, then it gets changed over time due to better parts or technology, is the updated version better than the prior version? usually yes. ie: Ak2 to AK3 to AK5 or 6 & beyond... exponential horns to tractrix, then tractrix with mumps, forte to F2, F3, F4, etc etc. but if a guy or 3rd party made or used a horn with mumps before klipsch did it, we would all hear how its wasnt klipsch anymore... its a fact there are better components than what is used by klipsch or most any company/product & if a guy updates or upgrades them whether they are caps, horns or drivers, they are criticized or scolded for deviating from the original stock design. same applies for the car analogies people use, if i upgrade the stock restrictive exhaust designed to meet emissions & approved budgets on a (insert car make here) it is definitely still that car... only better. some like to keep things original or exactly as designed & some like to experiment or improve things, neither one is wrong & most the time the improvement is just that, an improvement over the original design.
    7 points
  24. I recently purchased an elliptrac horn kit from Dave Harris and coupled it with a Faital HF200 2” driver and Dave Ault’s smahl horn/lens and B&C DE120 drivers. Stock K-33’s in the bottom. I’m considering the Crites woofers atm. I CNC cut a new motorboard and made two new sides retaining the top and bottom of the “top hat”. The motorboard and sides are faced with polished finish black laminate. The left and right sides of the motor boards are laminated with copper. I’m using a bi amp set up with a DBX driverack 2x6 feeding my sub, the mains woofers and ALK crossovers for the mf/Hf. Amps are all Crown, XLS2502, XLI1800 and D-75. the sound is amazing to me, better high frequency and wider soundstage. I’ve alway loved my K horns and this is such an improvement in sound and can be returned to original form if/when desired.
    7 points
  25. Still have power, for now, it blinks occasionally. Humidity is a bit high outside.
    7 points
  26. Don’t forget that once you mod them, never refer to them as Klipsch
    7 points
  27. Surprised it took this long for Roger Dean to be posted.
    7 points
  28. We don't need no stinkin badges. I have no idea, no one has any badges it seems. I have no idea about any of it, I guess it was added with the latest change ? The little rocket ships are kind of strange, looks like it going up Floyd's nose.
    7 points
  29. No time for a nap, were burning daylight. Got the second beam upright and bolted down, now to work on all the beams between the two stands to support and screw down the plywood. Chains and straps to ths ceiling is so it can't fall on me when adding other parts.
    7 points
  30. Here down under Father’s Day is in 2 weeks But I got my present early 6 records from the family Haven’t spun them yet but will do so when time allows
    7 points
  31. Did you miss me 😎 Had some login issues — But I’m back Let’s spin and celebrate with a 12” single that has stood the test of time Artist - New Order Title - Blue Monday Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/New-Order-Blue-Monday/release/705934
    7 points
  32. So after 2 years I finally, with the wife's permission was allowed to move the La Scala's into the lounge, previously they were in a smaller room And wow what a difference, haven't told her the real reason for the move was that I have the new Jubilee's on order and they definitely wouldn't fit in the old room lol Here are a few pics of the room I'm running a fully active system with DaveA horn lens, Chris A originally helped me dial the crossovers in for the old room In this room Zach and Aaron from A-Z tuning dialed them in using REW remotely and dialled in the 2 x SB-2000 Pros Would never have teken the steps to go active without the advice amd help from alot of guys on this forum and now the next step Jubiiiiiileeees yeah baby!
    7 points
  33. I stuck to the plans using all of Crites supplied components. Cabinets are of Baltic Birch. I'm no cabinet maker but they're all squared up, braced, glued and screwed tight. Most importantly, they sound awesome. Much better than I imagined, I'm very pleased.
    7 points
  34. 6 points
  35. I am afraid the OP has stepped into a mess. 1) B&K Sound is a respected outfit on this forum (with a long and honorable history), 2) by posting the photo (with logo) you are trashing them and in all fairness we do not know the context (Grandma used to say "there are two sides to every story"), 3) I am skeptical you would actually be able to hear any difference (but I might be wrong), 4) Finally, and importantly, rather than than trashing them, why not simply make the phone and speak to them in person (if you have not already done so). You might be surprised how easy it can be to clear up or clean up what ever the problem might be. Good luck, -Tom
    6 points
  36. Pacer check up today and I'm back to abby-normal. I got the boot for a year and a half. Got home and got a call to slip an hour away to go to an Albert Cummings show tomorrow night. Cooling down a bit in the evenings now so might have to bundle up a bit. Guy said he had a "pod" next to the stage. Why am I having visuals of a St Bernard's outside igloo dog house? Six heads vying for time peeking out the door of it? He also told me to bring a lawn chair if I wanted to. Could be a nanu nanu moment.
    6 points
  37. If you make changes to your speakers and they sound better in your room to you who cares what others think. Before internet and social forums one would not have such conversations we now have about not being Klipsch. There really is no such thing as a Klipsch sound. Horns sound like horns no matter the manufacturer. Klipsch speakers are designed as one size fits all rooms which is never the case. Once you buy a speaker it is yours to do with as you please so I just say ignore what is said on social media forums from those that have never heard your system or speakers. This is really a silly discussion for those that have nothing better to do. Enjoy what you have or rather what you have done to make your speaker sound better to your ears and ignore the critics. Enjoy music.
    6 points
  38. By then it was closing time, so we stayed late, since the boss was gone and listed to this pricey system for about 2 or 3 hours. This was in the large soundroom at Audio Center, 1424 Westheimer. It was about 28 feet long, 17 feet wide and had a 10 foot ceiling. in the corners on either side were a pair of Klipschorns with the now somewhat older tan fiberglass 500HZ mid range and EV 15WK woofers. on the other end of the room was a pair of Bozak B410 4 woofer systems with large tweeter array. A very....uh....unique setup I would think. Obviously comparisons were made dring this time. Of course the paragon system was far and away the most impressive looking and also in terms of construction quality. The Paragon had a VERY distinctive sound "signature" that mad it sound radically different than anything else in the soundroom. Klipschorns have a little of this unique "like-no-other" quality also. The Paragon would play louder than the Bozaks but maybe about 3db softer than the K-horns. The extreme low endwas a litlle "boomy" on the Bozaks. Mutual coupling between th woofers I suppose. The K-horns had a slightly "withdrawn" in the low bass range, but then this is not a direct radiator and there is a lot of wood between you and the 15WK's. The paragon did not appear to go down quite a bit as low in frequency as either the K-horn's or the B-410's, although well struck drums and tympani were extremely "hard", "dynamic" and lively with a hint of some kind of "hollowness" un the upper bass range. The mid range was very "spitty" and occasionally strident on some brass band master tapes I had played. The Bozak B410 mid range from 2 6 or so inch aluminum or composite cones was somewhat smoother but no where near as dynamic or as "hot" sounding as the paragon. The K-horn mid range was probably its best feature but with some sort of obvious discontinuity between the midrange and the bass horn. (Some of this "dis-jointed" feeling on the K-horn goes away in a room 2 to 3 times larger I have noticed before). The upper mid range had a nice kind of "Bite" on the K-horns on Jazz trumpet stuff. There was also a definite problem with the transition between bass and mid range on the Paragon but the unique placement with all the drivers aimed at this wonderful convex curved piece of wood across the front seemed to help smooth some of this out. Again the Paragon definitely sounded stranger the closer you got to it and far better and smoother as you got further away. The tweeter on the Paragon was a little raggedy and rough on some things. The EV tweeter on the K-horn didn't seem to go any higher but it was a tad smoother. The Bozak system didn't go as high as either one of these others but you could stand at almost any angle and the Bozak high end was about the same. I suppose large tweeter arrays are typically going to be like this. So, what was the bottom line? I finally used one of Bill's orchestral master tapes of 88 pieces and with an 'Aeolean-Skinner' pipe organ and chorus playing the Mahler 2nd symphony to make final judgements. The pipe organ bass pedals at the end were far more impressive on the K-horns, The voices of the chorus were nicely coherent on the Paragon, if you stood at least 15 feet away, with a better geometry and more coherent image across than the others. (Klipsch recommends a center channel to eliminate the "hole in the middle", but we didn't have that). The B-410's were nice and smooth in the large sweeping string passages. All in all, none of these sounded exactly like it sounded at the large church where this performance was recorded. (I was there). Ultimately the Paragon is an architechtural statement much like the Van-Der Rohe Barcelona chair. It makes you really feel special when you walk into a room and you see it and touch the wonderful curved, thick wood panel the front. At the time I beleive Woody invoiced the doctor $2,900 for the Paragon, but I don't remember the manufacturers price. This was an incredible amount of money then. A Full size Chevrolet Impala in 63 was about $2,800, (bought at 250.00 over invoice cost). Now an Impala pushes $26-30,000 depending on variables, so this gives you some idea of what the magnitude is here. All the above listening tests were conducted with the Marantz model 9's in triode mode (about 40 watts each) except the last one on the Mahler and we went to pentode mode to get 70 watts per channel for the pipe organ pedal range. Of course the Paragon and the K-horns didn't seem to care but the B-410's really needed the power badly on that big final smashing end on the Mahler. I doubt that I could live with any of these as my "only sound system" for the rest of my life. In TV and Printed interviews, PWK even said you can never reproduce sound perfectly accurately, Khorns come as close as possible, and are the optimum size for a speaker.
    6 points
  39. My flagship pre amp is still in service, will take a while till he´s back , had to postphone my audio session with a good friend because I was too busi with my cable works for my german audio friends ... @Full Range Do you know the Australien Connectors Manufacture " KLEI " ( Keith Louis Eichmann ) former " Bullet PLugs " ? Brilliant Connectors ....as you can see....
    6 points
  40. What's the diff btwn a large pizza and a drummer? A large pizza will feed a family of 4!
    6 points
  41. 1969 August in Bethel (House of God in Hebrew) NY. 400,000 beautiful whippersnappers.. \\ \\ God bless you and your precious family - Langston --- Pictures Woodstock aerial 1 Woodstock aerial 2 Macintosh MI350 Mono amplifier used for the event Macintosh MI350 internal Macintosh MI350 racks Macintosh MI350 racks with engineer Arlo Guthrie (right) Woodstock couple Woodstock attendees with lighting towers Woodstock attendees with haze Woodstock attendees in color Woodstock aerial 3 Woodstock back stage Group: "Back to the Garden" Bill Hanley mixing the event (the guy I wanted to be) Monitor world: console, mixer, limiter Grace Slick Gurus Janis pouring a drink Jefferson Airplane Jimi Joe Cocker Lighting tower Max and Miriam Yasgur - the land owners Santana
    6 points
  42. this is the epitome for me... I had a friend paint a copy for me when I was in high school.
    6 points
  43. You plan on flying something in there we don't know about or gonna start pulling engines? lol Me thinks @RandyH is starting another new thread if he finds out he can get badges for posting. Gonna take this place to a new level! Each badge equals one loaf of bread for his toaster!
    6 points
  44. land of surgically enhanced women. speaking of ... why do women get work done on their faces? has their even been a face lift that turned out well? I get the boob jobs and liposuction; but stay away from the face and PLEASE stop this puffy lip fad -- it's hideous. (before @DizRotus reads this, I am not getting these procedures, I meant I understand). sorry for the rant ... you can return to your regularly scheduled program.
    6 points
  45. For a few years all the La Scalas I bought had a few things done to them. Recap the crossovers makes a difference. I never got fancy and Dayton 1% or Audyn red caps worked just fine and the AA type crossover was the one I used. Replace that K-77 with a new tweeter. Most importantly I either beat the old sides off and replaced with 25mm Baltic Birch or put mid braces in there. This makes a huge difference and kills all the side wall resonance which is far worse than you think. I never had trouble with resale value either as those hunting for La Scalas and familiar with them could tell immediately they were superior sounding. You have no idea how bad that resonance can be. What started me doing this was one day I was sanding with an orbital sander and when I got close to the front edge in the center the sound was quite loud but towards the sides not nearly as loud. One thing leads to another and I decided to try a mid brace and never reconsidered. On placement. I could not tell any sound quality difference with the center off a bit or on dead center but appearance wise dead center looks MUCH better. Yes he did consider mid braces. On the forum there is a picture of him in his speaker tinkering room and behind and to the left of him is a La Scala with mid braces. Why simple fixes for problems were not implemented I don't know. For anyone who doubts the efficacy of these braces try this. Take a bar clamp and two pieces of plywood. Span the front center of the cabinet and clamp those pieces of wood down on the side and see for yourself. Easy test to prove concept before altering what is there.
    6 points
  46. Snapped this one last night during the game.
    6 points
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