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  1. These are not Heresy II. There are also not Heresy Pro (Standard Heresy with textured paint, aluminum trim, or fiberglass options) nor the latter "KP" series. These are Heresy Industrial Ported. There is only one type of HIP, and it is distinguished by the use of the K-42 woofer, HIE filter network, and slot-loaded vent along the bottom of the cabinet. You are correct about the type of filter capacitors. They are not oil and paper. Yes, this type (metalized-polypropylene film) lasts a very long time...arguably longer than any mortal. No, they would not need replacing. Your speakers are in excellent condition.
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  2. Thanks to Wrench722 for inspiring this. His brilliantly designed center using smaller LS bass bins made me think. How bout using full size bins and a full size horn section? I already had LS plans I drew up in Sketchup, so it was easy to manipulate the file. Below is what I came up with. Storage for 4 devices, two LS bass bins and an LS tophat. I can provide the detailed plans to whomever wants to build this thing. Be sure to give wrench722 ALL of the credit. It took me literally 15 minutes to push things around in Sketchup.
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  3. My Nelson Pass ACA single-ended Class A mosfet mono amplifiers.
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  4. I have been using an inexpensive Birch/Maple plywood for my prototypes, however I think Baltic Birch ply would be ideal. Because of this horns design, they are relatively easy to sand with a palm sander to get the basic shape, then hand sand the finish. I am going to spend some time on this horn today. I would like to get this to a point where I can kit this for DIY builds. Dave
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  5. Ron was under the impression that running his new Heresy Industrials with "worn out" crossovers would cause damage to them. ...so much so, to the point of considering purchase of hardware before even taking possession of his cabinetry. I was reassuring him that "that" wasn't the case, and that there are other maintenance items that take precedent over the filter network upon accepting ownership, should he be inclined to be proactive about anything. Stuff that not only immediately results in bad sound, but most certainly would lead to damaged if left alone over the long term...like loose hardware and air leaks.
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  6. There have been many more people in addition to the ones you've listed who have helped me greatly to get Volti Audio off the ground. Every success that Volti has, is there at least in part because of the support I get from others, and I am most appreciative. Greg Classy reply, Mr. Roberts.
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  7. Oscar seems like a... unique name for an oldish woman.
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  8. Is it this the one ?............. click to enlarge for some reason it shows up small here
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  9. I may not be a competent tech, but I am persistent. I joined the DIYAudio tube forum, bought a couple books, watched videos, read articles, acquired a bias tester, turned a fan controller autotransformer into a bench variac, opened an account at Mouser, ordered new caps, cautiously installed them, installed a ground cord, installed bleeder resistors on the caps, tested all resistors, tested voltages, and have used the amp successfully. Here it is:
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  10. Here: http://s981.beta.photobucket.com/user/wrench722/library/Center%20Speaker https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/141167-upgrading-center-surrounds/?p=1590611
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  11. Dean, I've thanked all these people in person multiple times. Why would you think I'm not thankful for the help I've received or that I have forgotten that I received help from so many people? The Stereophile review was not the place for me to talk about my ties to the DIY community. If you need me to explain this to you in more detail, please send me an email and I will. There have been many more people in addition to the ones you've listed who have helped me greatly to get Volti Audio off the ground. Every success that Volti has, is there at least in part because of the support I get from others, and I am most appreciative. Greg
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  12. >If anything, I'd vote for less categories, and not more. Agreed, and I think that is the general feeling. Dave
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  13. Don't know why you posted this in the subwoofer section though. You might get a few more responses in the 2 channel area.
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  14. Sometimes. I'm harder on people than I should be, I know that. I've been trying to lighten up, but I'm having a terrible time getting it under control. Thanks for being patient with me in your words.
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  15. I know what you mean, and I also know that those people deserve thanks. His passion brought him to this forum just like my passion brought me here. Just about everything I know about audio I learned from you all. I am very thankful for this forum and regularly tell people who have audio interest to come here. I don't know of a single person who has, but it really means a lot to me. I doubt at Greg's age you are going to do anything to influence his humility. Perhaps in the next interview he will acknowledge those who were influential in his technical growth and those who helped design his flagship. Bringing these things to a public forum may be a bit harsh. If he is here, then a private PM may be a bit more pointed and a lot less accusational. You are great at what you do, and I know you regularly mention those people like Al who have been instrumental in your personal growth into what I think is a great mind for audio and electronics. What can I say, I like ya.
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  16. I have never heard a Volti, but I can say this. The thing I love about his speakers is the craftsmanship and the beauty. Greg may have been helped a lot at this forum, but unless this forum also taught him woodworking, fastidiousness, and art, this is not from whence he came. True, he should mention the people who helped make it happen. Starting with his mom, his music teacher in the 9th grade... I think you expect a bit too much. Coming down on him for your colleagues not being mentioned is a bit harsh. I for one am glad he is back, and would hate to see him get run off the day after he returned. Sorry Dean, but I think this is one of those times where you are being a bit harsh.
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  17. Nice cheap shot. So, how does my little dig constitute "selling"? I have a better question -- how does three pages of recommendations for various vendors constitute not selling? So, if I pimp for Ashley, EV, DBX, etc., I'm not selling and it's all good. I love this place. At any rate, just because I build and sell passives doesn't mean I can't appreciate the solid advantages of going active. My objections lie primarily in the area of cost and complexity. To surpass the sound of a good passive and a great preamp/amp, you are going to have to make a serious commitment on the financial side. Anyone who tries to do this on the cheap is going to be very disappointed. Then there is the learning curve. Most end users stand a better chance of mucking it up then they do getting it right, and this I believe was PWK's primary objection as well. And for you guys that are using drivers that cost as much as my car, what are you using to protect them? I don't know of any responsible active set up that doesn't recommend the use of a capacitor for protection. There are a couple of very good Dope from Hope articles on this topic, and after reading through Elliott's pages and this thread, I just don't see where much has really changed. Just because I run a crossover business doesn't mean I'm not allowed to have an opinion or demonstrate that I have a bias. In that way I'm just like everyone else around here. If there is a problem, I'm sure Amy will let me know.
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  18. I found these boxes to add to the couple hundred or so I already have...found them in my uncles garage along with a mobile player.
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