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  1. 14 points
    They went to a great new home, which makes me very happy. And wow, did they sound fantastic set up outside....Several of my neighbors (and the mailman) came over and asked if I was getting ready for a concert.....Well, yes! Now I need a new project.......
  2. 12 points
    Klipsch LaScala AL-5 ME. 🙂
  3. 12 points
    I had been trying to replace some Speakerlab woofers for months when I saw a post by Mookie . He said he had a pair that I could have just for the shipping cost . Received speakers a few days latter. When I asked for his Pay pal account to pay for shipping he said " just made a charitable donation somewhere & we would both be paying it forward . Now is that cool or what . Kind enough to give the drivers away free but not even recouping shipping blew me away ! THANKS, Mookie
  4. 11 points
    Well I did it I purchased the LaScalas II in cherry !! i cant wait to hear them with my mac mc275 tube amp !! review to follow !!
  5. 11 points
    Wish we could have had someone taking the pictures of the auction and winners. I am happy everyone thought my watercolor of the Klipschorn was great! I enjoyed painting it and donating it for the museum!
  6. 10 points
    Something I have never taken a pic of before, a birthday. Our newest Granddaughter, the first time I have been the room. When our kids were born I was not allowed but times have changed, a C section and I could watch. All I will say is thank goodness for pain blockers, she talked to me the whole time feeling nothing but I could see over the little curtain, she couldn't for obvious reasons.
  7. 10 points
    Thought i’d violate my forum ban and let you all know that my brother had successful cancer surgery today. It was an eight hour ordeal; but, they managed to save 1/3 of his Esophagus and tested areas around where they cut out the tumor and they have tested clean. He’s in ICU for a few days, then a week in a regular room. Feeding tube for a month or so ... but alive. Surgeons and hospital staff were top notch! The hospital is a magnet hospital and that clearly is evident in the care he has received. I praise Jesus for answering my prayer and the prayers of many, many others ... some of you included. Thank you. My brother is quite a likable guy and the support has been inspiring -- i’m happy that he’s loved by so many. Praying that the tissues meld together nicely, that there are no leaks, and no infections. Since you were notified of this situation when I found out, i wanted to let you know that the outcome looks great. Alright ... time to go away again. Peace. Steve oh yeah ... i hope you all are doing super good.
  8. 9 points
    I'm a longtime Klipsch admirer ever since I heard my 1st pair back in the 80's as a teenager. Like many though, I never really had the funds to own any. Fast forward to about 10yrs ago and I happened upon a set of Heresy's at an estate sale for a hundred bucks and grabbed them. Not the best sounding speaker in the world but at last I was a Klipsch owner and they have served me well. But recently I felt it was time to upgrade. The Heresy's have worked well but I never felt the bottom end was all that good and I'm not a sub-woofer/multi speaker kind of guy so I decided it was time to start looking for something better. So, I went down to the local sound room to check out the latest offerings. They had some nice speakers but everything seemed to be built for multi-speaker setups and the ubiquitous sub-woofer assistance. And what has happened to cabinet materials lately? Everything in the low and mid price band was made from particle board and covered in black vinyl. Just ugly to me. To get anything made of wood required jumping into 2K per speaker and up prices. That wasn't going to work. I decided to see if I could find something on CL that would work and checked out some RF's and some others but nothing really seemed to fit the bill until yesterday I saw a post for some Epic CF-3's. I was like, hmm, these look like they might work but I had never heard of this series of Klipsch before. I talked to a friend of mine who said they were really good speakers and although they had a short run, were some of the their best. So I went and met the seller who was the daughter of the original owner who had passed away. She said these were his babies and took great care of them. They were in great condition but she had no system for me to test them out. And wow, are these things BIG! But something inside me said go for it so I did. After unloading and getting them placed in my room (boy was that a work out!), I put on some vinyl and all I can say is WOW. I don't think I've ever heard a better sounding speaker. I was just blown away with how smooth and low the bottom end was. The bass seemed effortless sounding and so clean. I threw on Rush 2112 to really give the low end a work out and couldn't believe how awesome Neil Peart's drums sounded. I could hear every note of Geddy's bass which in my experience tends to get muddled with the drums on most speakers. I then went to some more vocal heavy material and again, everything was just clean and smooth. Much smoother and softer presence than my Heresy's. And I am running them with completely flat EQ. They didn't need any! I sat there spinning tunes for 3hrs straight as I just listened in awe. Thank you LD2210! Obligatory pics attached next to my Heresy's for context.
  9. 9 points
    Two brothers... no names just yet
  10. 8 points
    My wife surprised me with an early Father's Day present!
  11. 8 points
    In the latter 1990's, I was at a BMW motorcycle rally, had gotten there fairly early...and this young lady rolled in on her F650 and "it seemed loaded for bear"...she set up her tent nearby, and walked over to the table I was at and joined me there....I asked her if she wanted a beer, and went to got one for her...came back, and we chatted for awhile. She had a European accent, and told me she was a massage therapist from Slovenia...her name was Benka Pulko…and she asked me where I was from...so I told her: North West Arkansas...Fort Smith. She told me that she intended to ride in northern Arkansas after the rally. Eventually we got to know more about each other. She was going on a round-the-world trip on her F650! And she was on the North American leg of it, but intended to go to South America next..ALL THE WAY TO ITS TIP...and if she could find somebody WILLING to do it, she intended to catch a ride to ANTARCTICA with her bike! I was totally ENTHRALLED by then! LOL! She said that nobody had ever done Antarctica on a round-the-world trip before and she wanted to do it on hers! TOO FUNNY! Well we partied some and over that rally weekend she made many friends...so we all decided to follow her trip however we could...she gave us the info on how to do it! So, long story short...she completed that round-the-world journey...to include ANTARCTICA! As is normally usual, after someone achieves "celebrity" status, negative things tend to crawl out of the woodwork about them. This also happened to Benka! I'm normally a pretty good judge of character, and can most often pick-up on whether somebody is "full of it" or not...and with Benka, I did NOT get any of those vibes at all! She had a happy and excited way about her...and I enjoyed our short time together!
  12. 8 points
    Just hooked my new to me HH Scott tube set (just serviced with new tubes and re-capped) with my recently acquired '72 Klipsch Khorns and holly mother of God this set sounds fantastic! Hooked up my just serviced and with a new stylus Marantz turntable with a clean vinyl copy of Pink Floyd Dark Side and wow just wow! I'm a happy camper tonight!
  13. 8 points
    Monday, late afternoon, at the beach.
  14. 8 points
    9 week old female AKC GSD
  15. 8 points
    Haven't posted many pics in a good while, but Im really proud of this one. River was way high and muddy from all the rain and we missed the peak of the spawn, but we ground it out all day. A little You Tube kids on the water and a little fishing blessed us with 8 fish and he caught his personal best of 2.2 lbs. Cant forget the tough guy shot
  16. 8 points
    As I was telling Travis I'm very excited to own these Klipsch LaScala ME AL-5 because I have always loved how the LaScala reproduced music and these will bring me back full circle to were I began with Klipsch Loudspeakers which started for me with new LaScalas I purchased in 1987. When I first saw these very beautiful Klipsch LaScala ME AL-5 they brought to me many good feelings and memories from the past to the present and by my purchase of them it is my way to show my deepest respects for PWK and my good friend Roy. I'm so excited to have a specially tweaked pair of LaScala by Roy..!!! I also asked Travis to please convey how very special it is to me to have all the signatures of the people involved in the building of these very special LaScalas. Through the many Pilgrimages I have been fortunate to meet and talk with several of you who have signed them and it really does mean a lot to me. I also asked Travis to please convey to everyone at Klipsch and the Vendors that my purchase is also to show my deepest respect for how they have shown support for the Klipsch Museum of Audio History and the volunteers who run the Museum please know that I truly respect all that you do and this is one of my ways to join you in your efforts. I also told Travis there is also one other very important person I wanted this to be in honor of and that is my Dad. I fondly remember as a child of about 10yrs watching my Dad (who had taught himself through a electronics course by mail) build a tube amplifier from scratch punching the chassis holes and tweaking it to sound like he wanted and then installing it into a console stereo cabinet he designed and built himself. Watching all of this sparked a life long passion for me in audio and the amplifiers and loudspeakers used to reproduce music. A heart felt thanks to all involved with these Klipsch LaScala ME AL-5. miketn My Dad’s Amplifier
  17. 8 points
    For those of you that attended Pilgrimage and met Paul Biglane....you will know it's a true story. Here's what happened to him on the way home from Pilgrimage. You just can't make this stuff up!! Just for the record...Plain Dealing, LA is only 8 miles from the Arkansas border!!!! "top of the day my audiophile friends and klipsch fans. TRUE STORY i left out of the pilgrimage Sunday morning at 3am. running the back highway .i got pulled over in plain dealing by a local cop. he said he pulled me over for speeding took my license asked where was i coming from i told him the klipsch pilgrimage. he walked to his car about 2 minutes later he came back handed me my license and said today is your lucky day he said he use to do sound reinforcement and i have a pair of cornwalls at home..now what is the odds of beating a speeding ticket from a cop who happens to be a klipsch fanatic.. handed me back my license and said there is a state trooper 3 miles up the highway.. yes i said a prayer when I drove off.."
  18. 7 points
    I enjoy that is just doesn't sit in the museum waiting for race day.
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  21. 7 points
    Haha ... sold again This time to a REAL buyer ... he already PayPaled me the money and is picking them up Saturday. Whoopie
  22. 7 points
  23. 7 points
    Here is something you may like but never heard before
  24. 7 points
    Son off to senior prom and his posse. This group headed off to Texas A&M this fall. Should I expect disturbing phone calls?
  25. 7 points
    Greetings to all. New guy here at the forum. Just picked up a new set of the rosewood special Cornwalls from a vendor in Vegas @ a nice price. Not my first pair of Klipsch loudspeakers, but probably the finest I'll ever own, ever. Beautiful veneer, cabinet construction, and sound oh so sweet. Nothing like a pair of 15" woofers to fill a room imo. Klipsch Heritage....a dying breed, American made. Learning much here and enjoying the photos/threads of classic vintage Klipsch audio equipment.
  26. 7 points
  27. 7 points
    Honey, I listed my Khorns for sale just like you told me to....
  28. 7 points
    I think this is going to be my 5000th post. Where's that freakin' toaster
  29. 7 points
    KP-201 Bought and cleaned up. Finest set I have ever seen in person. Recapped and they sound REALLY nice.
  30. 7 points
    Latest version, finally installed after the bass bin build. Mains are now truly 2 way. Next will the modding the grilles I had to fit these cabs.
  31. 7 points
    The one group picture I have. It was a fun weekend.
  32. 7 points
    getting ready for coffee and 🔥hot mommies
  33. 7 points
    K-Horn bass bins from Escher!
  34. 7 points
    Some more from lunch time today..
  35. 6 points
    New livestock on the farm. My wife's uncle wanted to give it a shot but needed the space. I've got the space and been wanting to learn, but on someone else's dime to start out.. so here we are.
  36. 6 points
    I've been wanting one of these for a while.
  37. 6 points
    Just sold one of the bubbles. A gentleman drove 5 hours to see it and paid full asking price. It was a birthday present to him from his wife on his 74th birthday. Yep I said 74! So long little Honda🙁
  38. 6 points
    1971, Van Morrison, Ted Templeman, Ronnie Montrose and a couple other's got together and came up with a lil Tupelo Honey!
  39. 6 points
    Happy Mother's Day to the few ladies/Mom's on the forum💕
  40. 6 points
    Which 3 concerts did you attend? I drove over to Houston 4 weeks ago for Sunday eliminations, it was awesome! Brittney repeated her win. Big fan of Force Racing. It had rained hard on Sat but was just beautiful on Sunday, cool and not a cloud in the sky.
  41. 6 points
    Saw the nearby Fugitive Dam opened when I was up there once
  42. 6 points
    We have a little upstart band.
  43. 6 points
    You can see my pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/132760388@N06/7A5807
  44. 6 points
    Yes kiddies, your resident Jubilee hater, (I don't care what they sound like, they're damn ugly......) is I think, finally making the mental turnaround to: (I don't care how ugly they are, they sound damn good, if not actually miraculous....) Not withstanding the somewhat "interesting" selection of music to demo them.....this would be my third year hearing them in the Hope demo room, and I guess I must be thick for it to take this long..... A new friend of mine that I met in Hope and had some great conversation with out by the pool at the Super 8, suggested that next year perhaps we should have an auction for listening time (perhaps with Roy) in the Jube demo room. Our music choice of course.....I think that's a splendid idea. @richieb, there you go....You're welcome. Hope you've had a nice trip. @Chief bonehead You know I love you
  45. 6 points
    John, did you read post #1? He is selling some CF-3's and simply wants some cheap speaker wire so a Buyer can test them. This would be a good application for some cheap lamp cord.
  46. 6 points
    I actually got in a few short chats with Chief Bonehead while at the Pilgrimage because I had a few assumptions/questions he was more than happy to verify/answer. The primary subject matter of my conversations centered around changes in builds of some of the heritage line, specifically the Jubilee bass bin, for my personal "data bank", and of course the current La Scala build, and I will share this with you all, since there has been some conjecture going on since some of the changes went into effect. Here is how I posed my LaScala question to Roy: "I kinda like the way the doghouse is built as a complete sealable unit on the new LaScala build, and I have a few theories on why this is done in this way now..." Roy cocked his head and looked at me and said: "go on"...So I did: "I think that you have killed two or three birds with one stone...first off, having a completed sealed doghouse unit does not even REQUIRE it being glued into the bass bin housing now, because using screws alone to secure it provides more than enough tension to keep it TIGHTLY in place...whereas the un-sealed doghouse assembly from before actually required gluing in place in order have the glue holding it in place seal the doghouse making it an "air-tight" assembly...". Then I get that "Roy look" meaning he is thinking...."By George, I think he gets it!".....So I continue: "But, in order to keep the doghouse outer dimensions the same as before, and since adding in the top and bottom panels TO the doghouse, which NOW take up part of the interior air-space required for the doghouse to work properly....you added in the foam to 'fool the doghouse' into thinking it still had the airspace it had actually lost!" Roy's response was "EXACTLY!" So I continued: "So, not only did you do all of that, but you cut down on assembly time, reduced adhesives required for the assembly of the bass bin, eliminated the squeeze-out clean-up and time involved in doing that, eliminated the visible glue lines on the upper and lower bass bin panels which would have been a "*****" to hide on fine veneers, and yet retained the function of the speakers, enhancing the appearance within the bass bin...I gotta hand it to you and all of the R&D team on this one!" Then came the big "Roy grin"! My other main chat with Roy centered on the Jubilee Bass Bin...and some ideas I have about it....and I will NOT go into details on it, because I promised not to do so, BUT I will say ONE THING that I squeezed out of Roy during the conversation, and I will mention that my best friend since high school, Mike, who worked with PWK and Roy and the rest of the R&D team during Jube development, had also hinted at this when talking about some "tricks" that PWK had mentioned to him during the development of the Jubilee..."tricks" that would NOT normally be able to be included in a profitable production-build of the Jubilee, but which will highly-likely enhance its performance! When I brought this up to Roy, he told me that if the Jubilee had actually gone into production for a home speaker unit as originally planned, it would have probably eventually been offered as two versions...an original very nice "standard home version", and that success would lead to a much more expensive ultra-deluxe version incorporating all of the "PWK tricks" Mike has mentioned to me! PWK's passing ended that at the time, and it has never really been offered as a "home speaker" from "the company" as planned, much less as an "ultra-deluxe" version....as PWK had desired it to eventually be offered! So, in keeping with what Roy previously said at the Pilgrimage 2018 about the process of convincing corporate to give a "thumbs-up" to FINALLY put the home version of the Jubilee into production, to include Roy's making no qualms about "how much more expensive it would likely be" than the current pro-version available...I actually believe that what will come out will be the "Ultra-deluxe" version of the Jubilee bass bin...just saying....WHY THE HELL NOT GO ALL-OUT TO BEGIN WITH???? This is just my own personal CONJECTURE...ONLY time will tell what REALLY happens! I firmly believe that, PRIMARILY for marketing purposes, corporate entities saw more value in keeping the K-horn as the top of the line home speaker for the Klipsch line, simply because it is the ONLY top of the line speaker in the world that has been in continuous production since 1946...and that is the REAL reason that the Jubilee never went into regular production as a "home speaker".....this leaves a particular MAJOR battle to be fought with marketing...and it WILL NOT be easily won, IMHO! But I had a special "love" for PWK, not only as an employee for over 7 years, but as a friend, one of my mentors, an excellent example of a leader who actually Cared About "his people"...the list goes on and on! And HE DESERVES FOR THIS TO FINALLY HAPPEN, IMHO! It has ALREADY been TWO DECADES waiting to happen! If it had happened when it was SUPPOSED to happen, then marketing could today claim that the "new" top of the line has been in production for TWENTY YEARS...they can STILL do that! For example, " The new top of the line has been in production for 20 years now, only available as a Klipsch -Professional line version, BUT now it will be offered as a super deluxe home version....yadda yadda yadda" Just how difficult would that be??? It will obviously NOT KNOCK THE K-HORN out of the line, because the K-horn will be much cheaper! So, Klipsch Corporate...JUST DO IT FOR GAWD'S SAKE!!! YOU OWE IT TO PWK!! THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE, were DEVOTED to this project...and it was and is PWK's Greatest Success!!! End of RANT!
  47. 6 points
    Copper covered in insulation.
  48. 6 points
    OK, I broke down and got my own egg.
  49. 6 points
    Such empty! I ended up packing the camera up early yesterday - too much time was spent chit chatting and catching up with folks. Hopefully taking more today, but here's a teaser.
  50. 6 points
    I made the trip today to pick up these great looking speakers,they did have a few lite surface scratches on one of them from the lamp sitting on them,but ole english should take care of that.Tom was a great help with helping me wrap and load them and the money from these speakers will go to help fund a children’s playground at his church.
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