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  1. Here is a picture of some speakers that I just completed. You could call them Cornwall III clones or Cornwall inspired, but they are DIY scratch built speakers. The cabinets are Baltic birch covered in South African waterfall bubinga. They are filled with factory drivers and crossovers, so of course, they sound amazing. I'm trying them in different rooms with different amplification to determine where they are going to stay. I Love this hobby!
    9 points
  2. They look great Luther.....now box them up and send them on to me.
    7 points
  3. 7 points
  4. It does have a 3D look to it. Reminds me of a topographical map.
    6 points
  5. Here they are in the living room.
    6 points
  6. Incredible! Wonderful setup! I have some new life goals!
    4 points
  7. Talk on forums, get to know people and get your impressions from people that are not making a living in any aspect of the audio business (yup that includes me)...and then you have to realize that no two people on the planet hear the same, no two rooms are the same and person preference is a huge deciding factor...NO BEST EXISTS IN AUDIO. The best is what pleases you the user and owner of your system.
    3 points
  8. Iv decided to return these "New" ramps and go with the old standard straight ones. HD is only two blocks away. Been loading with 2 X 10s for years, never a problem, so ill get some straight ones If i dont feel safe doing something, i dont do it. Im too old to get flipped on my head with these things. P.s.s. i really dislike ATVs, too dam high centered
    3 points
  9. I always place the plates, that are sitting on the ground in your photo, on the tail gate so to me they are 180 out.
    3 points
  10. I am a total wagon Geek. 1971 Buick Estate Wagon I purchased it to be a tow rig, I thought it pulling my other Buicks on an open trailer would be cool plus it is a beast. 455, Turbo 400, Posi, 9 leaf springs in the rear. The clam shell wagon is cool and can swallow entire 4'x8' sheets of plywood It came out of Lubbock, TX, zero rust but the paint on ever horizontal surface is baked.
    3 points
  11. I have heard the Volti Audio Vittoras in person and they sounded wonderful! I wasn't surprised one bit -- they are based on Klipsch designs, they sound like Klipsch, and I love the Klipsch sound. So it was no surprise to me. I don't think I really have that much of a problem with copying the Klipsch designs. Several companies have already done this as noted above (Speakerlab, Shinall, and Eclipse is probably even more recent). All of these companies built and sold "Klipschorns" without having to compensate Klipsch. The patents are long expired and it is completely legal. It's how our laws and economy work. Several years ago when Mr. Volti started making his "own" brand of speakers (no longer just refurbishing Klipsch), he had the below statement posted on his website: "Volti Audio builds the best horn speakers. We also make the very best upgrades for Klipsch Khorn and Belle speakers. I grew up with the Klipsch sound . . . I have now grown up to appreciate a higher quality sound. Greg Roberts" The last sentence is what really rubbed me the wrong way. It may not have been intended in the manner I read it, but I interpret that as taking a shot at Klipsch for marketing. Here he is "standing on the shoulders" of PWK, copying his designs, and then disparaging Klipsch speakers all for the sake of chasing the almighty dollar. Mr. Volti is a fantastic woodworker, but I lost some respect for him when I read that sentence. Agreed! And by all means, for sure don't criticize the people you are copying -- that's hipocritical!
    3 points
  12. This is a little treat for fans of The Who An official double LP release of the highly sought after demos by Pete Townsend Artist - Pete Townsend Title - Scoop ID - 900631
    3 points
  13. pipers at the gates of dawn vintage gray vinyl
    3 points
  14. Morning / Evening all Now onto some homegrown Australian music This is the first solo album from the Mentals front man You may remember the song - Concrete & Clay Artist - Martin Plaza Title - Plaza Suite 1986 ID - SPB 8155
    3 points
  15. Good evening Billy, and GOOD MORNING Mr. FR (I see it is now 11:15am.) Hello Mike...............Billy, he was a very well known jazz fusion guitarist whom passed away very recently, sorry you did not know of him. One of my early guitarists in my 80ies band (this was around 1982) introduced me to his music back then! Look him up and see if you enjoy some of his compositions. Mike certainly is
    3 points
  16. Good afternoon gang Gotta love when the dentist polk's around and say's, we have a "shadow on a tooth " We will make an appt to address that, NO Charge of course...... Doc finely got the drift im dropping $31K in her office, there better dam sure be a "Perk" in there for the oldman
    3 points
  17. Well it's a good thing he is good at woodworking and had some smart people designing for him, without alot of help he could not have gone from beginner to high end designer in less than 2 years with no formal training. I did find the old threads to prove this, they were not all lost after all. If I were to bring them back up, I was advised to lock them so they could not be edited or deleted. I really don't care what he builds or sells, I can copy, and get people with these engineering skills to design and test horns for me. But I would not ignore any acknowledgments to these people or even give them credit for helping. What kind of BS is that, just use them and move on, ungrateful. But then if you're going to be "high end" you are expected to know a little something, I guess it would be bad for business if you're working knowledge is someone's else's ? NOSValves, from reading your post for years it's obvious you have the training for what you work on, and do well at it, people can ask almost any question and you could answer it, you have done it and know it. This does not apply to people dependant on others for answers, what aggravates some people is when these people claim to be better than who they copied with little to no real working knowledge. Woodworker yes, salesman yes, speaker/designer engineer no. So why talk bad about the people who spent most of their life studying and working at it keeping a company open for over 70 years,...... what was that ? a few year of help by others and now you're better at designing speakers , well that's ok not everyone knows the truth. To me it's the person NOT what he's selling, and I have kept my mouth shut as to not cause trouble for him, no reason to really. But whoever thinks he's "all that" is either working with him or they have no clue of how it went down, or the same. When people help you, you acknowledge it, if you take their idea at least give them credit, it's not cool to put them down after you claim to know it all. And to think I wanted to stay out of this hoping it would just die off and he could just go off into the sunset selling his speakers, but noooo Thanks to all who remembered everything and spent the time searching.
    2 points
  18. Thank you all for your feedback. Amazon was contacted through the 866-216-1072 number; the other number 800-201-7575 has been discontinued and it referred me to the website. I spoke with a wonderful lady named Adrienne. She had a mailing label prepped and sent to UPS; I don't have a printer. She ordered the replacement RP-260 which will arrive on Thursday the 15th. She notified UPS to come pick up the RP-280. They will make three attempts - Saturday, Monday, Tuesday. If the 3rd party that sent the wrong item to Amazon will come through with the correct item, all will be great. Again, thank you all for your help. I wasn't sure what to do given the size and the different specs of the speakers.
    2 points
  19. You want a matched pair, the soundfield wouldn't be right with 2 different speakers. I would call Amazon and explain the problem. Ask for a ups shipping label for the rma and you can have UPS pick up the wrong speaker.
    2 points
  20. That view iz amaze a zing. Almost looks alive.
    2 points
  21. There is plates on the other ends also. same angle.
    2 points
  22. The old beauties. Hopefully he'll link the thread to his build. They're absolute works of art.
    2 points
  23. Mark, is that ramp upside down? Usually they arch up not down. I saw a video where a guy loads his dirt bike, hits the ramp, does a flip, and lands perfectly in the truck bed. That thing has too many wheels!
    2 points
  24. This is a Masterful bit of Multy Fussion Jazz A Fussion of R&B and elements of pop and Caribbean music with jazz, A master disk LP that I purchased not knowing it was a master but I'm glad for it as it's brilliant to be listening to it now Briliant dynamics and punch ( Note to self - add it as a test album ) I present the only album in my collection of - Artist - Spyro Gyra Title - Catching The Sun 1980 ID - MCG4009 Master
    2 points
  25. Evening gents Three times i ride this thing up these new fangled ramps and three times "Wheelie". Trying to buck me off this dam thing is. So much lowend torque, front end pulls up even grannie gear! Waiting for neighbor to help push this thing up.
    2 points
  26. If time permits today I will play and post a special smooth Fussion Jazz treat from 1980s A fussion of R&B and elements of pop and Caribbean music with jazz,
    2 points
  27. Good morning and evening there FR. Real interesting looking music. Mike is Johnny on the spot! Thanks for the photos. Remember I was in a shop at a mall that is probably no longer there in Orlando. We had to have it. Look for you soon Gary. More power to you... Even today, careful with that axe Eugene. Thanks again... -+ +- Dang Mike, another one...cool!
    2 points
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  29. Genres > Rock Music Records > LP Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (SHDW1/2) We are away until the 14th June 2017. No orders will be shipped until after this date. Format: Vinyl Record LP, EMI Records. UK release from 19. Rock music LP release from Pink Floyd. Double LP housed in a gatefold laminated jacket. Early UK pressing with A-3, B-4, A-3 and B-4 in run out grooves. Classic Rock music LP. Inner sleeves are plain white paper. Lovely fresh and clean copy. Record label: EMI-Records, UK Grade: Vinyl EX, Jacket VG+ Stock: 1. Item: RM7976shdw12 ---P Price: GBP £32.00
    2 points
  30. Will do there upon the reccs from you all. Been enjoying it more Tigerman. Mike is ready on the spun music. Cool!
    2 points
  31. Allan has been a spun here before..this is a solo work. Bill bruford. feels good to me , one of a kind..and uk first album he passed away back in April
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. Liking the art cover on the Jazz and, I need to get out more. Panorama The Cars:
    2 points
  34. Afternoon gang Good Nap and an interesting e-mail It seems because this Boston / Joan Jett concert is a privet event if/when someone cancels out you auto upgrade at NO cost to the next closest seating They informed me iv been upgraded 3X I wonder where we are now....... I wonder whats for dinner?
    2 points
  35. C'mon, people... Room dimensions, shape and construction are 1000 times more likely to influence a Khorn's bass performance than the amplifier. You can swap electronics for the next 10 years and it won't have anywhere near as much effect on the Khorns' bass performance as would moving the speakers into a different room. That's the difference between what you heard at the seller's house and what you're hearing now, not the amp, not anything else. That's something Khorn lovers have to accept — you're sitting inside of the bass horns, so the room is part of the speaker. Some rooms work better for this than others. Unfortunately, turning a bad Khorn room into a good Khorn room can be expensive and time-consuming, and will almost always involve altering the room's dimensions. Rooms with identical or nearly identical length and width dimensions will produce a large number of bass standing waves and more importantly, bass nulls — which will be made worse if the room's length and width are integer multiples of the room's height. You can solve standing waves with sophisticated measurement and parametric EQ, but you CAN NOT SOLVE BASS NULLS WITH EQ. You'll run out of amp power trying to do so; all that power will simply be turned into heat instead of sound, and the woofers will exhaust their ability to dissipate that excess heat, likely resulting in driver failure. One thing that can help overcome bass nulls is finding a listening position that's outside of all or most of the nulls, but unfortunately, Khorns don't afford such flexibility in listening position, since you can't move the speakers around the room. I know this all from personal experience... I love the sound of Khorns. I bought brand-new Khorns in 1978, and they sounded different in each of 4 different rooms that I had them in over a period of 7 years (various dimensions but all were rectangular), with bass performance ranging from pretty good to astoundingly good. Then I moved into a house with a 16' by 16.5' foot living room (8' ceiling) and they sounded terrible (same electronics). Nothing I did made any difference in bass performance (and because I was renting I couldn't make construction changes in the room), so I replaced the Khorns with Cornwalls, which sounded MUCH better in that room (especially in the bass) because I was able to rearrange the room's layout and place the speakers where they generated few bass standing waves and bass nulls (away from the corners and back wall, contrary to PWK's rule that speakers always sound better in corners). I wound up staying in that house for 16 years, during which I sold the Khorns. After that I bought a house with a living room that has only one natural corner and is too small for Khorns (although it is rectangular) and have been there for another 16 years. I expect to live in that house until I die, so even though I love them, no more Khorns for me.
    2 points
  36. Well it is 100% Klipsch parts except the wood, but I wouldn't hesitate doing that if I had a bad cabinet, or no cabinet's, just parts from a Cll like in this case, already thought about it with the outside bar speakers. But also the reason I did not put the name on the ones I built for inside, my wood and other drivers, just a copy of a discontinued design being singles, I can see both sides of the idea.
    2 points
  37. @Max2 well said. No matter how it's phrased, there are those who feel any suggestion that "improvements" or "upgrades" can be made to PWK's designs is blasphemy. IMO, PWK was an excellent engineer who designed excellent products that could be manufactured and sold at a profit I suspect he would acknowledge that improvements could be made, especially given new designs and materials available today, and especially if there were no budget constraints. That said, all "upgrades" are not equal. Many here perceived the implications of some modifiers as arrogance to even suggest that they knew more than PWK, or Roy Delgado. IMO, they don't know more than Klipsch engineers, but they have the luxury of making changes that would not be commercially viable. Hobbyists have a right to modify their speakers. If they perceive an improvement, good for them. They should not for an instant suggest or believe that they know more than PWK or Roy Delgado. It seems that Greg Roberts caused people to infer that he was implying knowledge superior to PWK and Roy. If he was, he's mistaken. IMO, he has taken PWK's designs and applied exceptional woodworking skills and a cost no object approach to components to produce gorgeous speakers that Klipsch could never -- would never -- produce and sell for a profit. I have no doubt that Volti products sound as good as they look, at least to their customers. I also have no doubt that Roy Delgado has forgotten more about speaker design than Greg Roberts will ever know. If Klipsch were in a position to produce such boutique speakers, IMO, they would design, test and build speakers better than Volti. The reality is they address different markets. Go ahead and choose Volti, just don't suggest that Greg Roberts knows more than PWK or Roy; he doesn't.
    2 points
  38. There sure is a lot of great people here and I don't "live" here near as much as I used to, because I too have heavily modded K's that are frowned upon by so many. I rarely even participate when I find threads with people modding drivers or horns. I have to thank many of the people here that have steered me towards different components or custom built networks, etc. etc. by some of the entities that get punished for their efforts of wanting more or pushing the envelope. These guys don't have to follow a financial model of marketing and selling to the masses, they simply try and extract every little bit of PWK's designs. Its a fine line to walk and discuss actually improving many areas of our speakers with different components and what not, but to deny that there are improvements or consider it to be blasphemy to be made on they models or designs is shortcoming. We are all here at the Klipsch forum for a reason and we all hold PWK designs very dear and in many cases his designs are the very reason that so many carry the passion for Klipsch speakers their entire life. I will never own anything other than a Klipsch speaker and I think the man himself would be very proud to see people taking his designs and constantly try to improve on them because I believe this is what he did his entire life.
    2 points
  39. I need to be blunt on this one. The OP stated the K-Horns sounded great when he listened to them at the seller's place. He then brings them home and the bass is lacking. In attempt to solve this, he gets new mid-drivers, new tweeters, and a tube amp. The problem persists. The problem is clearly room interactions or the geometry of the placement. In spite of this, folks continue to suggest swapping the electronics. I am afraid the collective thinking has become very muddled.
    2 points
  40. Building boxes the easy part what I in wow about is how well he lined up all the grain on the front, top and sides . that takes a lot of time and patience and planning just simply gorgeous. That's why so many cabinet makers and speaker makers stay away from complex veneers as complicated as the one he used. Is because it takes so much time to line everything up it almost looks like he Hydro dipped them lol. Hey now that's an idea. Lol for us lazy and unmotivated people Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  41. Hello and welcome to the forum. Wow, what a mixup. Probably be best to contact Amazon first, who would contact the seller/shipper about the situation, which is their mistake. Guess you could keep it but, wrong item sent. Wonder if they could have UPS or FedEx come back on their penny and pickup the wrong speaker. Have dealt with them before and found them reasonable. It will be interesting how they handle things for you. Good fortune and let us know how they act. Can see the seller being totally responsive, in a perfect world, where you were sent wrong item by THEIR mistake.
    1 point
  42. Not the best picture but it does show the grain. They are not this red. My phone camera reacts to the lights in here.
    1 point
  43. Oh man Luther. Seriously drool worthy.
    1 point
  44. $8 bucks was good in the old days. Couple years back i forked over $6bones for Van Halen, Well worth it.
    1 point
  45. The more I look at luther's veneer he picked the more I like it, I was stuck on the grain but I love the color also. That Marblewood has a cool looking grain also. I love pronounced grain patterns, kind of the reason I do not care for cherry, to me it's just bland.
    1 point
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