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  1. 3 points
    In and of itself, the LaScala is a wonderful speaker...and can be used in a wide variety of situations and locations! Nothing makes an outside party great better than a pair of LaScalas! (Unless you have an MCM system...LOL!). The bass horn of the LaScalas is the limiting factor on how low it will go in the bass end of things. Increasing the bass output from the amplifier really doesn't do much. At somewhere around 60 hz, the roll-off of the response curve begins to drop severely, due to the design of the bass horn lens. Stiffening the bass bin helps smooth out the response curve, but by 45hz or so, the roll-off is gonna happen, like it or not. It is best to use a Sub and cross it over around 70 hz or lower, depending on what is needed for your particular speakers and their locations, to pick up on where the LaScalas drop off in bass response. What you DON'T WANT TO DO, is to have that subwoofer kick in at too high a frequency, because you will end up with a bit of bass that the LaScala CAN reproduce ACCURATELY AND EFFICIENTLY being covered by non-horn-loading of the subwoofer...and you will notice some "muddying up" of the bass you hear if you crossover the subwoofer at too high a frequency. Also, keep in mind it DOES DEPEND on which crossover network is actually IN YOUR LaScalas...to begin with. let us know what that network is and you wil get better hints at what you need to do for initial mods...always check two things on used speakers...1. Ensure the drivers are the proper ones in them, and 2. ensure you have the best crossover network FOR those speakers.
  2. 3 points
    The 115 is significantly better for movies, it just digs deeper. Two 12's could potentially smooth out room modes better but it's still going to be lacking around 18-20 hz. I say get one 15 with the goal of getting a second in the future.
  3. 2 points
    You might check with @MetropolisLakeOutfitters. He's a dealer and could probably get you a new 115 with a warranty at a great price.
  4. 2 points
    Not really. The only cases of polio that still occur anywhere in the world (only 37 in 2016) are all caused by the vaccine itself. The genetic codes of all the virus used in polio vaccine are kept on file; whenever a new case of polio occurs anywhere in the world, the virus' genetic code is compared with the codes of the vaccine virus. In 100% of new polio cases the virus is one of the ones used in the vaccine. Now, I'm NOT making a case against the polio vaccine. Compare 37 cases of polio worldwide in 2016 with the 350,000 cases that occurred per year (worldwide) before the W.H.O. began its worldwide polio eradication efforts in 1988. The worldwide eradication of polio may be the greatest public health triumph in the history of human civilization. Nothing is 100% perfect, but 37 vaccine-induced cases of polio per year is close enough for me, and I should know — I was one of those 37. In 1963 (when I was 11) I contracted a vaccine-induced case of polio from one of the first generations of oral polio vaccine. I suffered painful muscle deformation in my back that required years of physical therapy and home exercises to overcome. In spite of this, I am 100% in favor of mandatory vaccines (of all types) for all children who attend public school. Period. You don't vaccinate them, you have to home-school them or pay to send them to private school, assuming you can find one that will take your un-vaccinated kid and expose the rest of their students to whatever they may be carrying.
  5. 2 points
    Well Thank You Jennifer and Christy, and everyone else, I did not do anything except wake up everyday. I can't believe I made it this long, I would have never thought it. No special plans today or tonight, but I will get to cook the next few days for friends and family, I like to eat so I like to cook. Carl I didn't know you were that old, I feel a little better now. Thanks everybody
  6. 2 points
    Aw, I really need to come here more often. Miss you guys!!
  7. 1 point
    Time to sell off the summer projects. These are clones of Klispch Jubilee I went through these completely and built new top-hats to hold the elliptical midrange horn. We brought them back down to the wood. All joints have expanding glue used to ensure tight panels. 2 12” Eminence woofers per speaker are bolted to the doghouse. Wired in silver-plated hookup wire. Bass bin binding posts are on the top doghouse door. The high frequencies/top hat houses the Fastlane Audio Eliptrac with a Faital HF200 2” compression driver. ALK Engineering designed an extreme slope network (ESN) crossing at 500hz. Simply put these are the finest speakers I’ve ever heard. My wife has made it clear that they are not welcome in the home and as such they must go. Priced to sell quickly. $3,300 Justin 323--868-9722 Can aid with road freight transport.
  8. 1 point
    Another anecdote. Sometime in the ‘80’s I was travelling and got into a brief conversation at an airport with a businessman. Essentially he said: “So, you’re from Chicago. I was travelling there for a business meeting just before the Democratic National Convention. We landed at O’Hare and during de-boarding had to walk between rows of military aircraft.” I’d have thought that ORD had Jet-Bridge’s back then but it is possible some governmental agency shut them down. It is probably true that there were military aircraft at ORD back then and it wouldn’t take much to taxi them over to the commercial area. My conclusion is that this was a show of force by the government against citizens. Further, some agency might have been filming the passengers as they walked on the tarmac, maybe even from the military aircraft. Given the history of the time this is no paranoia. WMcD
  9. 1 point
    Check these out... Klipsch was selling one of their models for a while. https://uturnaudio.com/collections/turntables?gclid=CjwKCAjw6ZLOBRALEiwAxzyCWwb9Q3eyVVpYF5J0GPlUfH-a5867RsNmZiPOZ1ZgEw29xdCoxs4QrBoCi4oQAvD_BwE Bruce
  10. 1 point
    Onward and upward That’s an audiophiles moto 🎶
  11. 1 point
    Pretty sure in the classic car world, non original cars simply can't be called that. So the term tribute car came into play. You can build an exact replica of a 427 1968 Corvette from a combination or original parts and NOS parts but it's not that car. Didn't leave the factory that way. In a way, modifying 30 year old speakers and trying to improve them a bit is the same concept. Is your modified Corvette a Chevy? Sure it is. It's just not a factory original Chevy. So, imho modified speakers that were originally built by Klipsch are still Klipsch. But no longer original. It only really matters when it's time to sell. People need to know exactly what they're buying. Me? I like ones that are refreshed. You? Maybe you like yours as built. Mark
  12. 1 point
    I'll give you replacement parts, in kind, and call it "Klipsch". But if you modify the cabinet/bass horn/crossover and change the sound, it has to be something else. Not that this discussion really matters.
  13. 1 point
    My amps are in an adjacent utility room. I don't want to hear fans and/or humming power transformers. Call me a nut---- Ok I'm nuts.
  14. 1 point
    No worries. My rips are silent. My background AC is only heard if the music is off. If I'm beer drinkin. ..and jammin.....I hear nothing but the music. Even if u knock on my locked man cave door.
  15. 1 point
    I would have 100% jumped on this for my center channel LSi split top with the hopes that i'd one day get k402's for the left and right channels. Unfortunately, I've exhausted my spending funds on the ALK universal's 2 days ago. This hobby seems to be all about timing.
  16. 1 point
    I can hear the PLX2 fans when I turn things on.......and the washer, the dryer, the toilet flushing, the AC, my PC, and farting too..............You gotta turn it up baby!!! It's never good if you can hear yourself fart when the music is playing. You should be able to rumble the chair without giving anything away and only the smell should be detectable. This is why you need the high airflow fans on your amps in the first place.
  17. 1 point
    It all came out great........in the end
  18. 1 point
    glad you had the scope Bill -- hope all turns out well.
  19. 1 point
    Yes, avguy in Texas home-built speaker would be a "Klipsch clone." It was born in avguytx's garage. I used to race a Husqvarna 250 MX'er. I replaced the tank, tires, handlebars, carb, expansion chamber, fenders, rear shocks and front forks with after market items. I don't think anybody thought I was riding a "WVU80" I was riding a Husky 250.
  20. 1 point
    It means its a GOOD THING you did it! God Bless you. And the Doc.
  21. 1 point
    Gotta be photo shopped . No way that that MWM comes up that high, more likely comes up to where your butt and thigh meet . His right hand is that small but he likes it because it makes other body parts look bigger
  22. 1 point
    It was also built with 1-inch thick panels for the sides, top and bottom of the bass bin. Original birch LaScalas were built using 3/4" thick panels for those locations.
  23. 1 point
    Nothing beats a wood-fired soapstone pizza oven for making pizza! It is hard to get things wrong when using that kind of oven.
  24. 1 point
    And those were Walnut stained too Sad
  25. 1 point
    "If they told you wolverines make good house pets, would you believe them?" Del Griffith
  26. 1 point
    FYI, don't get Duratex on a washing machine. A tiny spot of Duratex hit the washing machine while cleaning the brush and roller. I didn't notice it for several days. Even though the surface is shiny plastic, that tiny spot of Duratex was the devil to remove. If it'll stick to that surface and resist being chipped off, imagine how well it protects cabinets. SWMBO was upset that I used the laundry tub to clean up. I tried to convince her the good news is the front-loader now serves double duty as a subwoofer.
  27. 1 point
    it looks modified in some way... ask a lot of questions....
  28. 1 point
    Nice K's. Since I know someone who bought a pair of mint shape RF-7 II's and they showed up completely trashed due to shoddy packing and shipping I would never trust having EBTH ship them. If you are local, go for it.
  29. 1 point
    Update: Finally had the time to take the speaker to a repair shop, I'm happy to let you know it is finally working properly, it must have been something simple as it only took them a couple of hours before I got the call telling me it was ready, even better, I was only charged 10 bucks! So I guess this is a win. Thanks to everyone who tried to help me and gave me some advice. I'm loving this speaker.
  30. 1 point
    I know it's not quite Friday for most of you. But, crane day.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    You spent all that time building your theater, speakers and pond,.. Now your moving to Mexico, Wow. Good luck with the sell and move.
  33. 1 point
    I know that took some effort to get it calibrated after constructing. I won't be doing that, but was thinking of disconnecting the amp internally. That tear-down on youtube shows a stacked pcb where the switch is on the back, so couldn't see the preamp. All in time. It sounds decent as is, I've got that bug and want it better. Sounds great with that iTube2 will hook that up again and chill.
  34. 1 point
    not sure that the roads are passable after these hurricanes ... too early to tell.
  35. 1 point
    60 years old! Do tell, dtel... Happy Birthday!
  36. 1 point
    My Garrard 401 turntable upgrade I remade the plinth using mechanical engineering principles The tone arm was purchased from TransFi Audio in the UK - http://www.trans-fi.com/terminatortonearm.htm Its not hard to wire the tone arm wires direct to RCA plugs Just get the colours correct for correct R/L channel Its best however to secure the RCA sockets in natural timber and under the TT - If you click onto the link above you will see an example of what I’m trying to convey
  37. 1 point
    I try too...and that's the nicest thing I've been called
  38. 1 point
    He knows but I hope no more surprises, I really like him but that's just to close.
  39. 1 point
    From Paul W. Klipsch's Eight Cardinal Points to support good sound reproduction: 5. Freedom from cavities. The space under a speaker box formed by mounting it on legs can destroy the bottom octave of response and deteriorate the next 2 octaves.
  40. 1 point
    Firstly, no one would run and hide, it's a friendly bunch. But, should that happen you will be quite safe wandering the wilds of SW Arkansas. Just listen for the sound of banjo's in the distance. Then relax, it will be fine.
  41. 1 point
    I don't think you can go wrong with either. My choice would be the Yamaha if I had to choose. Bill
  42. 1 point
    My Gawd man - thankful you are not my mechanic --!!?? Or dietitian? Or GI MD? Being who you are is plenty good ---
  43. 1 point
    Thanks. They did find 3 polyps, she cut them out, will test 1 but she said I had a nice log flume (Carl's words) Holy Heck!! Thanks Birthday Boy. I will always remember your birthday. It's the day I had my first anal probe! I heard salsa passed up ketchup a few years ago as America's favorite condiment.
  44. 1 point
    did show the lamb ? or did I miss it
  45. 1 point
    When you play the Bob Marley tunes, please DO NOT let him dance in public places
  46. 1 point
    You are very welcome. Kim and I still owe you guys a king cake. Haven't forgotten. The deer and other animal friends still come for their snacks we leave for them.
  47. 1 point
    If you can get to Knoxville, TN area, I have two of them (dual drivers each) that do NOT have any drivers....that you could have for free. So, for the cost of the drivers alone, you could have a nice foundation.
  48. 1 point
    Just turn the music a little louder...........that's what I do.
  49. 1 point
    Some of the older higher line of Marantz CD players got plenty of praise.
  50. 1 point
    Sigh... The notion that musicians who play instruments that don't require electricity are the only ones who "listen closely to others as they play and continuously adjust with virtuosity..." is flatly false. Perhaps it is your experience that this is so, but it is most definitely not mine. (I am also a trained musician, with over 55 years of experience playing percussion, which, BTW, does not require electricity.) In my personal experience, the classically-trained musicians that have attempted to create in improvisation-based ensembles in which I've been a member have tended to be weak improvisers with little ability to conceive original music in real-time in the absence of previously-composed material. However, I wouldn't extrapolate this into a general statement about all classically-trained musicians being poor improvisers any more than I would make a patently false generalization about 99.99% of musicians playing instruments requiring electricity in garages. As for any of this being "art" or not, neither of us is able to define that term for anyone but themselves, since neither of us has been appointed the International Arbiter Of Taste And Aesthetic Judgment for the world outside of their own mind. To get back to "hi-fi", it's clear that you (and PWK) have appropriated the term to strictly apply to the faithful reproduction of recordings of music that is made by people playing unamplified instruments together in real-time. In my post on page 3 I explained why it's not really even possible to know if Audio System A is reproducing Recording A faithfully or not, because we don't know what Recording A really sounds like, since we weren't present when it was recorded. (And, because the work of art Audio System A is attempting to faithfully reproduce is not the experience of being in the room where and when the music was being performed, it is the master recording of that performance. They are two different things.) The best that Audio System A and Recording A can ever do is to create the illusion that you are present in the room where and when the music was being performed. And different people can be satisfied by different illusions. Of course, the above meaning of "hi-fi" doesn't even consider that most people use their audio systems to reproduce music that was not created strictly by people playing unamplified instruments together in real-time; they listen to music that is an amalgam: a portion of it is made by people playing a mix of unamplified and amplified instruments together in real time, another portion of it is made by people playing unamplified and amplified instruments at other times (and sometimes in other places), and another portion of it is made by people playing purely electronic instruments. These elements are assembled into a final work that doesn't even exist as sound until a listener hears it through loudspeakers or headphones. Whether or not this final work can be called "art" is really immaterial to the discussion (unless you want to insist that "hi-fi" is only for one kind of music, and the rest of us don't simply don't count). If PWK were alive today I'd be happy to discuss this with him (doing so would no doubt be one of the highlights of my entire life), but we do live in a world of rubber yardsticks — more correctly, in a world where each of us carries their own yardstick. Yours is correct for you, PWK's was correct for him, and mine is correct for me. If I forced you to use mine you'd be no happier than I would be if you forced me to use yours.
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