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  1. 4 points
    Already posted this over on Audiokarma, so apologies to members of both, but I figured it was time to join this forum as well. Thanks to the one and only Edroom and his annual audio yard sale I was able to purchase these beautiful giants yesterday. These are my first "big" set of speakers and they already sound fantastic even with the original capacitors in the crossovers. Even had the energy to stop at Home Depot on my way home for some pipe insulation to seal 'em to the walls. The details: 1972 Klipschorn Model B's "M75" Mahogany finish, NOT lacquered AA crossovers I absolutely, 100% recommend buying from Ed if you ever have the chance. Nice guy, fair prices, and an impressive collection.
  2. 4 points
    Here is a deer by my house from when we lived in American Fork, UT:
  3. 3 points
    At the risk of offending someone... I would go big, or go home. If that is an option. There is no replacement for displacement. You may not ever turn the volume past 9 o’clock, but the woofers will know what to do with the extra horsepower. Tight and deep. I have owned half a dozen lesser NAD amps over the years. NONE of them sounded as good as the one(s) I kept. Currently running a C372 at 150 watts a side. I used to have a couple of them bridged. Got a “tester” amp, a Harman Kardon Citation 22 at 200 watts a side. At about the 50 watt LED it pounds! My Heresy II’s sound even better on it! Leaking caps and all...I can smell them as I type this! Lol
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    This is kind of a crazy macro shot I took when I found a jumping spider eating a wasp:
  6. 3 points
    --- Good kitty, nice kitty! and what did one lion say to the others - " tastes' like big chicken"?!
  7. 3 points
    And in KARMA news. 3 Rhino poachers were eaten by lions in a game reserve in South Africa, they found a gun one skull and 3 pairs of shoes. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/07/05/gang-rhino-poachers-mauled-to-death-by-pride-lions-after-breaking-into-game-reserve.html
  8. 2 points
    They're checking... I think they may have gotten several sets in house and not realized that they were matched pairs. I am assured by more than one person at adorama that they are checking with the warehouse and they will let me know. If go some ungodly reason they can only sell mismatched pairs, I may be okay with that provided a discount is given.
  9. 2 points
    They don't sound like refrigerators. That's a key point: using your ears first (and foremost)...instead of your eyes. It works out better in the long haul.
  10. 2 points
    No way I'd keep them even with a deep discount. Free????? Sure but I wouldn't pay for damaged brand new speakers.
  11. 2 points
    Return unless you plan to keep forever. I woild be concerned about the severe decline in resale value should you ever decide to upgrade or downsize... They can special order another pair. Otherwise that would need to be a DEEP discount. Just my 2 cents.
  12. 2 points
    For those who prefer the Hawaiian Firecracker, I have a fresh batch ready to go.
  13. 2 points
    Unfortunately, England won. Fortunately, Columbia lost. It was one of those match ups like Yankees Dodgers, there was no one to like.
  14. 2 points
    They wished they had my hot sauce for it though. It's time for Oldtimer's hot sauce special editions. First up is Solstice Scream, a blend of habanero and Trinidad scorpions. This is a very simple pure chile head sauce, strained and sold in 3 ounce bottles for $5 each. Made with Druidic incantations on the summer solstice. 3 ounce bottles, TSA approved for all of your travel needs. Next is Mordor Mud, a pure chocolate habanero sauce. Nothing chocolate about the flavor, just the color. Same 3 ounce size and strained, no chunks. Stolen from Mordor itself by brave little Hobbits who brought the ill gotten gains to me in the middle of the night. Limited quantities so put your orders in soon. The Mordor Mud has a quite unique flavor...
  15. 2 points
    Today is national bikini day, missed seeing any. But tomorrow is fried chicken day, so that's good. http://listofnationaldays.com/july-5th-national-bikini-day/
  16. 2 points
    The size of the that little Heresy box was based on significant research. Apparently it was the largest box where 2 complete units could be made out of a single 4x8' sheet of plywood Hey, there's that efficiency thing again. No wasted wood.
  17. 2 points
    In the Pictures folder on my PC, I classified this under "East Texas Yard Nature". This is a picture of a Butterfly and naturally it is on one of our Butterfly Bushes (Spring 2009).
  18. 2 points
    Not mine, but an incredible shot. Storm chasing does sound like fun. Unfortunately, nothing to chase where I live. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5839057/Dramatic-images-capture-ferocity-unique-tornado-looks-like-mushroom-cloud.html
  19. 1 point
    Yesterday I finally pulled the trigger on a pair of Heresy III's, and now I am in search of a good stereo amp to drive them. I think I have it narrowed down to the NAD C368 and its big brother the NAD C388... NAD C368: 80 Watts RMS per channel Total Harmonic Distortion 0.03% NAD C388: 150 Watts RMS per channel Total Harmonic Distortion 0.009% In all other respects (other than physical size and price), the two amps are identical. I live in a small condominium, and have no need (or desire) to play music at high volumes. I am interested in sound quality at low to moderate volumes. Which amp is the better choice?
  20. 1 point
    I just picked up a point that @Emile made with inputs Most DIY amps need to be used with a control or pre amp It may not apply to you But keep that in mind
  21. 1 point
    I drive my Heresy's III with an integrated MP-501 MK-V Tube amp ( kt-120's, 55wpc) and their is NO substitute to that beautiful silky sound of tubes with all heritage Klipsch speakers. .... I have tried many excellent SS amps, 100-300 wps, and that sound was never the same. Go tube ironman !
  22. 1 point
    Vino then decision lol - so you are definitely buying then [emoji4] Sent from my LG-H990 using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    I have been using the amp, bought it used, for about the past year and it played my system of RP280FA to raucous levels. Had no problem playing them loud and clean. Just reading this review will tell you all you need to know about the amp. Can't go wrong with it and it plays nicely with the more economical level AVR's.
  24. 1 point
    Haha ... Cornwall's could have been 6 inches taller from a single sheet
  25. 1 point
    A couple of years ago @teaman made that recommendation for the used SR-120 to me as well and I picked one up directly from the Emotiva ebay site for used stuff for $400 shipped. The Bad: Mine was bad out of the box, it was obvious Emotiva did not properly service it before sending it out to me. When I contacted them about the problem they did not argue, did not even ask any questions. They immediately refunded my $400. I am 100% satisfied with the way they treated me. The Good: Exactly as Tim described, the SR-120 is a BEAST and easily bested my 2014 Onkyo TX NR717 at 125 wpc, and my 2017 Marantz SR6011, also at 125 wpc although the Marantz is a LOT closer to the Sherbourn in sheer power and sound quality. The Sherbourn is above both those. If you don't need Atmos and the newer HDMI spec outputs the Sherbourn has that "old school" sound and power the new AVR's just don't have. +++ Again, mine had a remote that wouldn't work and then the power supply ( I think) went out, so buyer beware. Sending PM for a deal for you.
  26. 1 point
    You just know someone, somewhere, has plugged it in despite the warning.
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  28. 1 point
    I can't wait until that electronic toilet paper becomes available. Then I won't even have to wipe my own a$$. And I can order it from the Analzon too! Keith
  29. 1 point
    If possible put one sub in the center of the front wall and one sub in the center of the rear wall. You'll get better room coverage that way. Square rooms are about the worst shape though. Put your listening position about 2/3 of the way into the room away from the speakers.
  30. 1 point
    Thanks for all the replies and second opinions. All the input is highly valued and I'm glad I posted to ask for feedback! Yes, authorized dealer as far as I know (as others have posted here). I've wanted Forte iii's since they first came out, but couldn't afford the price tag, so I got in on the recent Adorama $900 each deal. I did contact them, sent pictures, and they've been helpful so far, but apparently don't have Cherry in stock to send as a replacement. I'll see what happens in the next few days. Thanks for all the suggestions. And yes, I would be obsessed with the imperfections.
  31. 1 point
    Wow! I'd be staring at that damage all the time. That damage doesn't just look merely cosmetic at that top corner... appears there might even be some structural.
  32. 1 point
    With the BMS driver they may sound pretty good. i had the EV DH1A on mine and though it had that big horn sound, something was off. I ended up selling and going back to the HP640. its then i realized it was the driver. To be honest, for the asking price, i would save some more and get get some K402s working my way into a pair of Jubilees.
  33. 1 point
    One of the characteristics of good horn loaded speakers is that they reveal differences between recordings. Some voices are thin and crisp, others "round" and crisp, and others bassy and thick. I imagine you are trying many voices on many recordings, right? As to placement, as Schu said, there are shades of grey. Try moving the speakers around little by little ... I don't think bass nodes are cancelled by corner placement; part of the corner controversy is around whether corners help or harm in smoothing out the response. Good looking graphs, and -- whatever they are called -- energy maps or energy photos have been published that seem to support both sides. This has been going on for about 35 or 40 years. It may be safe to say it depends on the speaker design, the room, and the seating position. Or not. Modes, nodes and nulls, oh my! Loudspeaker position and how they are aimed, seating position of the listener, room proportions, room treatments, inc bass traps, etc all may count in any given instance.. One of the recurring problems is that people quote the same statements over and over again until they become factoids in the original Norman Mailer sense, before CNN destroyed the meaning. So, I will now do the very same thing; I'll quote an expert. The following is a quote from an article called "The LEDE Concept" in Audio Magazine, August 1987, by Don Davis.* "Paul Klipsch's advocacy of corner placement for the past 50 years is still correct. Corner placement has the following advantages: the entire audience coverage angle is within 90 degrees, polar control is excellent at specular frequencies, and the best low-frequency modal response in acoustically small rooms is obtained." [Bolding mine] * "Don Davis and his wife, Carolyn, founded Synergetic Audio Concepts in 1972. Don and Carolyn are both Fellows of the Audio Engineering Society. Don is a senior member of the IEEE and a gold member of the Acoustical Society of America. Don and Carolyn received dual lifetime achievement awards from NSCA, the Adele De Berri Pioneers of Audio award from InfoComm International, and the USITT Harold Burris-Myer Distinguished Career in Sound Design Award.  Both Don and Carolyn were recipients of Indiana's highest citizen award from the Governor when they were made Sagamore of the Wabash (!) for their contributions to education." From Google Books.
  34. 1 point
    Experiment with water in the chamber.
  35. 1 point
    Leslie, As others have said: truly sorry for your loss. If my wife and I hadn’t just purchased a new house, I’d be hopping on I-40 and heading towards you in a heartbeat. Wish you all the best.
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  37. 1 point
    Yes that is a fact! If you want more, the same researcher (PWK) also discovered that the largest single cabinet that could be built from a single 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" plywood was the Cornwall. That's real practical American logic at work for you. Thanks to Paul for having a sharp mind.
  38. 1 point
    Agree fully with rplace. EAC is NOT a swiss Armny knife. It does ONE thing and does it as well as science will allow. It automatically varies rip speed to error correction. If EAC can't rip it, you need to talk to the NSA or somebody. Probably the best free deal for audio you will ever find. Dave
  39. 1 point
    Bottlehead S.E.X. amp! Excellent headphone amp, and can drive most horn speakers to pleasing levels. What a fun project! https://bottlehead.com/product/single-ended-experimenters-kit-3-for-headphones-sensitive-speakers/ Rick
  40. 1 point
    Hi Leslie. I'm terribly sorry for your loss and I'm sure it's not easy dealing with some of the items he loved. Let me give you a little information, then I have a suggestion. I live in West Virginia and would not be a buyer for your speakers. I am just trying to help you as you asked. Just so you know a little of our lingo if someone makes a post and ends it with GLWYS that means "I am not a potential buyer, but Good Luck With Your Sale." That will help you know those forum members who are not interested in buying. There is a Notification icon which looks like a Bell. If you see one be sure and click on it because it means someone wanted to notify you specifically, either by quoting your post, or by highlighting your name with an asterisk, and it looks like @leslieg The Klipsch Cornwall is a very good speaker and it has value on the used market. In addition, in particular there seems to be a good market in Texas for used Klipsch if you price them according to fair market value, which I'll get to in a moment. In general if you want top dollar out of them it might take a month to sell them, and if you just want to move them out quickly you can price them for a quick sale as well. I appreciate your offering them here on the Klipsch forums first because I think you will find most of us probably loved Klipsch the way your husband did. We also feel as you do, we would prefer to buy and sell to known people rather than Craigslist if we can. Cornwalls hold up very well over time and probably play just as well now as they did when new. My suggestion is that they have the most value to you and your family and I suggest you pass them down to a family member if you can. That gift of music can be shared and your husband remembered every time they are played. Again, I know this is a difficult time. Let us know if you need anything. -Dave
  41. 1 point
    I've continued my non-scientific experimentation and have a little more evidence on the importance of mastering vs medium. I have a copy of Led Zeppelin II that is a 1969 "hot master" by Bob Ludwig. Apparently, his mastering had more bass and range, which caused some records to skip when played on cheap equipment back in the day. Atlantic Records had it remastered to prevent people returning the record to the stores. I also have a 'regular' 1969 master, a MFSL Zep II, the new remastered vinyl, and an older CD of the same album. For the vinyl records, I tested with the audio equipment in the exact same setup (volume levels, etc) just swap the 4 different records. I had some friends listen without telling them which was what version or anything about them - just asked which sounded better to their ears. Guess which one? 1. The 1969 Bob Ludwig hot master! 100% unanimous opinion and a clear and obvious sound difference from the others. It sounds significantly richer, deeper, with more bass and punch. 2. The MFSL pressing. It has good depth and quiet sections but not the same punch as the Ludwig. 3. The new remastered record. I was surprised by this but it falls in between the MFSL master and the fourth place. 4. The 1969 regular master. I expected this to sound a little better, given that it is a pristine excellent condition copy. It sounds good but just flatter than the others. It seems quieter too but even adjusting for volume I think it lack the range of the others. ?. The CD. It is just so much louder than the vinyl, in order to make it at all comparable I have to adjust the volume to make it similar to the vinyl but then it's really hard to compare. The quietness and cleanness of the empty sections of the music on a CD goes a long way to making it sound better. I was interested to see that everybody who listened to the records had the same opinion. I think this just goes to show that the mastering is more important than the medium. I'd love to have a Ludwig mastered CD - best of both worlds maybe. Interestingly, I found a 90s CD compilation of Ratt's greatest hits, which happens to be mastered by Bob Ludwig - and it sounds great. Too bad all the new music can't sound that good.
  42. 1 point
    IMHO, bi-wiring from the same amp is ridiculous. What you are doing, basically, is using the amp outputs as though you are running two pairs of speakers, which lowers the impedance, and ALSO makes the amplifier section work harder, generating more heat, and heat is the enemy of electronic components. You MAY WELL "HEAR" a "difference", but that "difference" is highly likely just the difference in impedance caused by the bi-amping from two sets of speaker outputs on the same amp. EVERYBODY judges the sound of the music which they hear based upon pre-conceived notions...it is human nature. Not only that, but, for instance, have you ever heard a song that you loved when you were much younger, but the "QUALITY" speakers you heard it through more recently had you dumbfounded just because it didn't sound as good as you remembered it to sound? Think about that for a minute or two...think about the listening environment conditions in which that you first started to love the song so many years ago....was it being played on the radio??...in your car??...with the windows rolled down and traveling 60 mph?...through those crappy rear deck speakers supplied by the car maker??...etc. etc., etc. You have highly-likely been fooled by your own memories of ending up loving a particular song under horrid listening environment conditions....and now you are listening to it through expensive highly-efficient fully-horn-loaded ACCURATE sound reproducers and you hear everything BAD in the recording of the song that the crappy listening environment way back in the past HID from your ears...it is what it is. Everybody's ears are different, and everybody's pre-conceived notions of "good sound" are ALSO different.
  43. 1 point
    As is your condescending post...
  44. 1 point
    I have received my money back today. They got the speaker on Monday, so I think that was very quick payment from them. Happy ending! 🙂 Thanks everyone!
  45. 1 point
    15 pages about a Heresy on steroids (dwarf Cornwall). This isn’t exactly rocket science folks.
  46. 1 point
    Well Dave, you are aware that a real man would use a wood/natural charcoal fire....
  47. 1 point
    A marine layer, hovering out at sea.
  48. 1 point
    We are playing a little summer baseball.
  49. 1 point
    Awesome! I was just thinking of sending you a message to make sure everything arrived. Glad to hear!
  50. 1 point
    Man, I love this forum! I just received my Ti mids from Wuzzzer in the mail and have my horns apart and noticed no polarity markings. Knew right off where to look... And here it is in a post from FIVE years ago by the very same gentleman I bought the diaphragms from! It has taken me all of ten minutes to resolve my dilemna. Positive is LARGE. Right on. And thanks Wuzzzer, twice!
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