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    Zimmer is composing the new DUNE score as well......Which I was very, very happy to read...!!! But I grew up with John Williams basically writing the score to my childhood...E.T., Close Encounters.... I will often go for a night drive in the mountains(BlueRidgePKWY), go to some choice lookouts(scenic view ahead). I'll park, turn the lights off and just keep the car doors open, walk around, stare at the stars and play CloseEncounters tracks...👽🛸👍..
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    Actually, I'm running a 5.1 system (I should've mentionned that...) : RF7-III * 2 + RC35 (was saving for the RC64...) + RS52*2 Anyway, thanks for the first opinions, that seem to point towards the SR7012, which is also at this point my first option. But I'm not excluding buying second-hand, if it's economically sound : I've just spotted a Emotiva UMC200+ UPA700 for just €500, which limits the risk in case I happen not to like the emotiva sound. Tough choices ahead 😉
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    I think that would be a KILLER system. I should be getting some JTR speakers in for review in the next month or so. Looking forward to hearing them for the first time
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    There are points that I believe need to be said about these typical "room curves": First, just about everything that I've read about room curves fails to mention the reverberation times (RTs) for the listening room under consideration. Remember that these curves show RT as a function of frequency, not a single value as a lot of people seem to want to collapse the conversation down to (which is the same problem as talking about "loudspeaker impedance", which is always a function of frequency and not just one single value, and can vary within the listening bands by more than an order of magnitude). Second and perhaps most importantly, these room curves all assume that you're using the same type of direct radiating loudspeakers having the same issues with directivity vs. frequency around the most sensitive listening band of the human hearing system (1-7 kHz). These type of loudspeakers splash their higher frequency energy around the room unevenly vs. frequency and generally more freely in the upper registers than what is actually desired. The better the Klipsch loudspeaker type used in-room, the better and more consistent the directivity in this critical band (1-7 kHz), which also happens to be the exact region where most "room curves" are making their most visible changes from flat on-axis response. Third, I've recently found that the phase response of the loudspeakers (i.e., phase vs. frequency) has a lot to do with how they sound and how much "room curve" they need in order to not sound harsh. Generally, the flatter the overall phase response of the loudspeaker in-room (including near-field reflections from the room), the smoother the sound and the less the need to "compensate" for the room and loudspeaker deficiencies in reproduction. Fourth, we now know that popular music (...basically every genre besides classical, orchestral, opera, chamber, and perhaps jazz...) typically boosts the higher frequencies and attenuates the lower frequencies, as shown by the deviations from the red line in the bottom figure, below. All you're really doing by introducing a "room curve" to your typical stereo system is to partially offset this mastering tendency: So when you say that you're using a "room curve", you also have to state (in the same breath) what genres of music that you're listening to, the degree of control of early reflections in your listening room, and the directivity and phase response performance of the loudspeakers that you're using. Generally, I recommend fixing the room acoustics issues (usually near field reflectors), loudspeaker directivity and phase response issues, and then de-master the recordings having the most egregious mastering EQ loaded into them. Then flat loudspeaker response on-axis is the best choice, and the stated harshness problems just disappear. Chris
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    It depends on: Room size (volume in cubic feet) How far away you sit How loud you like it Where the room lies on the liveness spectrum Whether you want natural and full dynamic range -- with a Klipschorn you probably do. Don't go by the sensitivity rating of the Klipschorn -- that is at 1 meter (39.37 inches) away. With my Klipschorns, in my room (about 4,250 cu. ft.), at my distance (about 13 ft.), at Film Industry Reference Level (very brief peaks at 105 dB, with a medium level for music -- not really an average, but a level that subjectively sounds "medium" -- of 85 dB with 20 dB headroom for peaks), in a treated room (wall to wall carpet, couch, bookshelves, some absorbers, some difussors), with realistic dynamic range, I need about 8 watts per channel, for just a moment at a time, to get those 105 B peaks at my 13 foot distance. But, you want to make sure your amplifier does not clipp, so some people get amplifiers that are 2 times the power needed, just in case, or to allow for bass boost, or drunken party guests, kids, etc. So that would bring us to 16 watts per channel. I have 150 watt per channel amplifiers (NAD), so I feel relatively secure. I once got up to 25 watts per channel (Fanfare for the Common Man -- timpani, bass drum, tam-tam), which would be a little less than 110 dB for the loudest peaks in my room. I generally set movie volume at the level at which the dialog sounds natural. That ends up at about 5 to 7 dB below Film Industry Reference. For movies with good or interesting music (Amadeus, The Music Lovers, Ben-Hur (1959), The Hours, Taxi Driver, Vertigo, Kundun, Fantasia, Mishima etc.) that usually is about the same SPL, but for the sequences featuring things like the Tchaikovsky piano concerto, or Don Giovanni, or Night on Bald Mountain, the setting may sneak up to Reference level, or beyond. Some people claim that an excellent tube amplifier will provide up to 6 times the peak power of a solid state amp of the same power rating. Others say that's bull puckey. I've gotten great sound from solid state and tubes. Among tube amps, old 40 watt McIntoshes were fine, as were 40 watt Dynacos. In solid state, my old 80 watt per channel Luxman was great and very "tube like," and my 150 watt per channel NADs are fine. The Yamaha I have on one surround channel sounds a bit "harder." I borrowed an 80 w.p.c. Marantz for a short while, long ago, and it was as hard as nails (i.e. "harsh"). Their current models are a lot better, as were their legendary tube amps of the 1950s when Saul Marantz was running the place. Solid State sounded pretty bad for its first 10 years, or so (a guess). Part of this was because of undetected TIM distortion. Beware false or misleading specs. You want amps rated at 20 to 20K Hz, all channels operating, at 8 Ohms, at low THD, at full rated power. IM distortion can sound worse than THD, and you might want to take a look at TIM distortion. Parasound tends to list all of these -- another great brand to consider.
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    I am not an expert. Please don't call me that. I have some experience building things -- that doesn't make me an expert. At any rate, I use 16 gauge tin annealed stranded copper wire, and tinned buss wire for the negative connections on the barrier strip. https://www.jameco.com/z/3815-100-16-AWG-Solid-Tinned-Copper-Bus-Bar-Wire-100-Feet_2098515.html
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    Anybody know what equipment PWK had in this equipment console?
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    I had five Heresies in my master bedroom home theatre system. In my opinion they are excellent considering only 2/3 of the space is being used.
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    I saw it too. That’s how they arrived from Emile.
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    How about Blinded by the Light? "wrapped up like a ..." what? even when you read the lyrics "deuce" OK Bruce... have another
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    That'll be horrible, just give up What wait...that will be awesome.
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    The best Ht I have ever heard was "IndyKlipschfans" Rodger Chase in Indy, he had an all LaScals HT.
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    I had (3) LaScalas across the front, Cornwall sides and Heresy rears. (2) RSW-15 subs. It was pretty good but hate me if you want, I prefer the change I made with RF 7 fronts and sides, RC7 center and rears (same subs). Maybe it's the 7 identical tweeters, I don't know. But I actually prefer it. LaScala II all day long for 2 channel though
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    I think you could call it the Main Listening Position
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    60 and rainy again in MI. Governor is trying to get a National Emergency declared because the farmers can't get the corn and soybeans planted in the fields. I have not had my A/C on yet this year, but my furnace came on this morning!
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    My K-Horns are in a 12 x 17 foot room. I can run a Decware EL-84 amp putting out 1.8 watts and reach loud listening levels with no problem. I also have a 60 watt/channel Latino ST-120 amp that I have used. My preferred amp is my Dennis Had Hot-Rod single ended amp that puts out 6 to 8 watts per channel, depending on which output tubes. The only real difference is how much I have to turn up the volume knob on the preamp. None of them ever have to go over half way. Most of your listening will be using the first watt of any amp. I would concentrate more on the quality of that first watt, not the quantity of overall watts.
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    Thanks Heritage_Head. I will post a picture soon. I don't have a budget in mind but i can do about $3000
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    I have a room full of extra audio gear I will prob sell before I move , just don’t have enough time right now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The goats tremble when they see him coming, and the chickens run to the city.
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    You could always get the Scott 299C repaired and try it. Is it a good, honest 40 watt "RMS" (not quite the appropriate term, but widely used)? If so, it should be fine, if it sounds fine. Klipsch says that Khorns tend to sound best with a ceiling that is at least 8.5 feet high. Heyser agrees, but just says "a thick rug and a high ceiling." The reason given, IIRC, is that you don't want the tweeter sound that bounces off either floor or ceiling to reach your ears before the midrange and bass sound get there. The easiest solution is to put a few scatter rugs on the floor where the tweeter sound would bounce off the floor and into your ears (i.e., a first reflection point), and put an attractive or unobtrusive absorber on the ceiling where the tweeter sound would bounce off of it. The Klipschorn, back in the day, was rated at 104 dB (not 105) at 1 watt at 1 meter (54 dB EIA). Consumer Reports magazine rated speakers with that EIA as needing 0.9 watt "to make a loud sound in a 2,500 cu. ft. room." Using the same standard, they rated Acoustic Research and KLH acoustic suspension speakers as needing 22 times the power (20 watts) to produce the same SPL. So the word got around that the Khorn, the JBL D130, etc needed "less than 1 watt." That would true if the listener was content with about 98 dB. Your room is almost as large as mine, and you sit a bit farther away. But 40 good honest watts would be fine, IMO. I'd say liking to crank it at times, but leaving the paint on the walls, might be about 105 dB, which would take about 15 watts in your room, with plenty of headroom, at your distance. You might have a diamond in the rough. I hope you do.
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    I got my teeth cleaned.....😁⛏️🧛‍♀️ Im definitely not uploading a picture of them....
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    No undue stress caused by the 6k crossover. The collapsing vertical dispersion of the K-400 helps the K-55-V respond to 6k, but barely. The early K-55-V and the late K-55-X really don't quite get to 6k. After seeing one or 6 in Hope, I doubt the latest K-77-F/D? Can handle 4500 Hz better than the -M, but the steep crossover slope protects it better. Remember, the K-77s were rated to 3500 Hz by E-V.
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    I'll say it. Since they were designed and produced before the era of solid state. QED. But this does not mean that they cannot sound "most excellent" with solid state amps.
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    you can install some home made "mumps" in those CF3 horn with some Plasticine.
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    Look, I certainly don't profess to know the perfect recipe for vintage La Scala marvelous goodness, I just know what I've heard. I think there are at least a couple of folks here that can attest at least to some of the recipe goodness....
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    Not bad, just better with Jim's recipe. Guaranteed!
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    Good advice here. The Kappa 15C represents the best bang for the buck woofer because of it's greater midrange response while giving really tight bass. It's a great replacement for the K33 in the LaScala and Cornwall and it's about half the price.........IOW 2 for 1. They lowered the price from my original experiments with the Quarter Pie horn about 6 years ago. The rest of the part mentioned are also top notch. If you follow Jim's recipe, you will not have any regrets!
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    Please tell me this isn't true??
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    Hello and welcome, congrats on the new Chorus speakers, I'm sure once the bugs are worked out you'll be very happy with your purchase. An easy test at this point would be to swap mid horns between the two cabinets, that will let you know whether its the horn driver or the crossover. If its the crossover really not a huge deal, they're 30 years old and could probably use a re-cap anyway just pull both terminal cups out leave the crossovers bolted right to them and mail them to Bob Crites for a rebuild, Last I checked it was about $150 and they'll be better than new and good to go for another 30 years.
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    Math only makes sense if you are solving real problems for yourself, i.e., when there is a practical reason. For example, I started relearning trig while working out the angles for cutting pieces for a horn cabinet build.
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    I say, fire that Rep that told you that. Tons of options out there. 15 watts and under of good iron and tubes is plenty, IMHO. Check out Justin's offering. Get one of these sweethearts and be happy... https://ampsandsound.com/products/stereo-15-special-edition
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    I wouldn't poke fun if it wasn't relatable (we've all done it). Meant in good fun.
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    I have not done business with them. I was considering it, their refurbished AVRs are quite temping. But if you research and read reviews, they have some unhappy customers out there. You guys seem to have positive experiences with A4L, this is good. Maybe the negative reviews are off base. Experience speaks volumes, and I have none with them.
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    Zero is a safe minimum but it produces very very little sound My take on it is it depends on how loud your average listening level is and how far above that average are the peaks of your source material. And average to peak level is another whole big can of worms. Live music can have huge dynamic range, recorded music not so much. Sorry I could not be more help, I'm sure others will tell you exactly what you need.
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    A pic of room helps also.
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    Very nice, too bad i have no more room in the inn for these
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    This is what its like to be broke and have a great pair of speakers for sale right in your neighborhood. GLWS!
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    I think I may have mentioned this about 2 thousand times previously, but, get the CT120 and A55G from Crites, and get the Eminence Kappa 15C woofer from Parts Express. Wrap the mid horn in Dynamat, change out the old caps in the networks, and Voila!
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    What? Not silver plated Mil-Spec 8 AWG? Come on man! These speakers are going to Mars
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    Roger that. I use Farmworks brand, about 1/10 the price.
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    Here is the el cheapo amp at parts express. Never owned one but seems to have good ratings. 10 wpc 4 ohm load @ .1% THD . $30 https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-1-class-d-ac-dc-battery-powered-mini-amplifier-15-wpc--300-380
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    I have a friend that claims that he and his wife were having a hard time conceiving a child and so they went to this clinic. Nurse ratchet handed him a cup and said she needed a sample and pointed at a room. He went in there and said he looked around for some motivation and couldn’t find any. He was in there a while, came out and handed the cup to nurse ratchet and she took it, looked in it, and said, “I wanted a urine sample”.
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    That is the official Klipsch Museum of Audio History eBay store. @dtel's wifeChristy runs it and has been ramping it up. Travis
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    Congrats and welcome! Wives are interesting creatures. Mine likes my big black LaScalas. She not a music fan.. she likes the looks.
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    Turn it down Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    That’s not some guy...thats Doug Demuro
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