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  1. 3 points
    If one was raised in a barn...
  2. 3 points
    I find myself listening to more RAP lately . . . . . . mostly at intersections.
  3. 2 points
    ....and ordered Jubilee bass bins to sit my 402's on.... Now the four month wait begins.... All the research and looking at plans for DIY and in the end, I just couldn't shake the thought that other designs would have been a compromise. So, Jubilees it is. I have the Xilica working, will try and get ahold of the PEQ settings for the combo I have. Selling my Prima Luna amp. The big Crowns are just rockin out, and so clear. My brother is taking the Altec 19's. Relieved that I will still be able to visit them. Anyway, I feel pretty Zen about it all, despite the outlay.. and just maybe I will do a DIY sub if required, to scratch THAT itch.
  4. 2 points
    I was going to just tack this impression onto my Jube thread but when my first draft got erased I realized @Md5150 system deserves its own topic. My honest thanks to Mike for demoing his system a week ago. I'll let him detail exactly what he has going on but basically I experienced his K402/Faital driver/MWM system with dual THTLP subs in his purpose built dedicated basement room. We listened mostly to a live Joe Satriani recording at moderate and loud levels. While admittedly a short session and limited variety of music, let me say upfront that I have never in 45 years of musicphile/audiophile life heard a system with such a combination of power, clarity and ability to convey the emotional intent of the music! In my experience most systems fall apart when turned up and the distortion tells my brain that it must be loud. Really what's happening is the system itself is compressing and otherwise distorting and/or overloading the room. Not Mike's system! His purpose built dedicated basement room is solid! It has a much higher than normal ability to handle really LOUD. Combine that with this level of horn loaded Klipsch Pro goodness and you get real power, explosive dynamics, and enormous head room akin to the best live music. At first as Mike turned it up in several steps I expected the usual cringe worthy reaction to turn it back down, but, just the opposite, the louder it got the clearer the illusion of being at the gig became. The drums in particular had that very unusual hit through my gut and chest that says LIVE! When Satch was shredding those tasty licks of Surfing With The Alien I found myself shouting for glee. Then I asked Mike to put on my Satriani fav Always With Me Always With You. This tune has long had a spiritual meaning and joy for me. One of my barometers of good sound is a system's ability to communicate the emotional intent of the artists. One reliable indicator of this ability is the "goosebump" test. Mike's system has it BIG time! Thanks Mike for a peak audio experience!
  5. 2 points
    My opinion is thus.....if you buy season tickets based on a single player, you are a fool. That player, or any player, can go down in practice, in exhibition or kicking a soccer ball with his kids. Asking for a refund because a player retires is ridiculous. I applaud Andrew Luck for making a smart decision.
  6. 2 points
    They hit the jackpot with that release Not bad for country rock
  7. 2 points
    It's sadder when no one pays attention.
  8. 1 point
    Hello Klipsch Community, Please forgive my nativity and lack of basic technical knowledge here I wondered if someone might be able to pinpoint an issue i'm having and possibly offer some advice. All i know is that I have a pair of 1980 khorns with AK2 crossovers and they have had one owner before me. They are generally in very good condition however we have used them at high volume for parties that may have taken its toll. I've recently noticed that one speaker has noticeably less fidelity in the top ends. The crisp tingles of high hats sound great on one but a little muddier on the other. I tried switching the top Cabinets (not sure thats the correct terminology? ) from one bottom cabinet speaker to the other to rule out any wiring or amp issues feeding into the speakers but the issue remains. What could be the issue and how would one go about fixing something like this? I've seen bob crites has AK2 crossover repair kits for $120 but im unsure how easy this is for a leyman to do or if this is the way to go or if the problem could be pinpointed further. ( I have soldered before but have laughably little electrical understanding but Im keen to learn how these brilliant things work, what's doing what etc) Many thanks for your help in advance Max
  9. 1 point
    Matt Overton the Colts long snapper said he would buy every disgruntled season ticket holders tickets and donate them to Rileys Children Hospital.
  10. 1 point
    To reiterate something said a page or two back, "audio" has nothing whatsoever to do with these caps. They are merely providing a local reserve of DC power. Perhaps offering some further ripple smoothing as well. I'd go with the most capacitance available at the next heat capacity level, that fits the space. If the capacitance is some less the worst result, IMO, would be the amps' power levels might be degraded a few percent when operating simultaneously. You'll want something in that spot, but you could always supplement them with capacitors the size of 5-gallon buckets connected with heavy-gauge jumpers. I know a guy who could make up the jumpers for you if you're anywhere near Kansas City. Might as well start stocking up on rolls of electrical tape and golf balls for taking things to the next level after the amps are repaired. :^)
  11. 1 point
    I'll second that. Didn't want to be the one to say it, but completely agree you.
  12. 1 point
    Birch takes stain oddly. It needs a conditioner first. One more reason I had my done professionally, in addition to the large chips and putty work they needed.
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  14. 1 point
    Congrats. On both speakers and wife. Both keepers. Welcome to the forum. In your picture is the tophat not sitting correctly? On mine the collar sits over and in front of the bass bin front panel. And yes it looks to be walnut and if 1976 probably oiled finish.
  15. 1 point
    I would use multiple clusters of caps wired in parallel. Anything less and you're wasting your time.
  16. 1 point
    Not selling my William Larue Weller. I'll eventually find another and then I'll feel good about opening one. If I never find one then I'll pop the top on the one I have when I retire in a few years. I've got a half a dozen 12s to keep me going in the mean time.
  17. 1 point
    I don't understand. Tell me if I am wrong here. So you don't have them set up where you can listen to them, and don't know how they sound, but you want to modify them? Why?
  18. 1 point
    ...and so it came to be that the Welborne Labs Moondogs inherited the same platform as the Laurels above, and thereby making use of half sections, only, of two 6SN7 input and driver tubes -- whereas the tube compliment of the Laurel II consisted of either a GZ37 (one of my favorites) or a 5AR4 rectifier, paralleled sections of a 6SL7 (just like my Moth Si2A3) and the metal envelope 6AC7. My Moondogs are no longer really Moondogs. They had undergone a couple of changes over the years, and so how ended up as the 300B circuit shown here -- with direct coupling in the input stage. I'm seriously contemplating reworking this circuit into that of the Laurel II. While I would describe this amp as very fast (basically meaning good HF response) and 'clean' sounding, I found the Laurel II to have an organic sort of richness that I don't detect in the couple of other 300B designs I've tried.
  19. 1 point
    Our company has used some dedicated hotspot boxes, basically a phone that isn't a phone, just to connect to it for data. I think they are about $30-$35 a month. They work pretty well for us when we have worked out where there isn't reliable internet service. It's just like tethering to a phone without the phone.
  20. 1 point
    I'm ten mins away - but fighting hard to not make any more audio purchases. This is very tempting.
  21. 1 point
    Thank you, I picked them up in Mill Valley California.
  22. 1 point
    Anytime you were in someone else's house and you went outside you could leave the door open..........................
  23. 1 point
    I thought there might be a special section of this forum for new member introductions but a search revealed that the most likely place would be in this section. I'm sure I could lurk here indefinitely gleaning mass quantities of information about Klipsch speakers that I couldn't find anywhere else but I thought I should introduce myself anyway. I've already found quite a lot of information which has helped me figure out how to proceed with some cosmetic repair as well as performance updates to the new/used Heresy I speakers I recently purchased. Attached is a "before" photo of one of these speakers. They'll never be beauty contest winners but I think with some new grill cloth and a bit of cleaning and treatment of the finish they won't look embarrassing. In terms of sound the plan is to update and replace the crossover components too. I'm not a newcomer to Klipsch speakers however. My high school band director in the early 70s introduced us to Klipsch with a pair of corner horns in the band hall. I've been hooked ever since then. He also had taught band in Hope, Arkansas and used to recount stories of working at the plant during the summers and having discussion with Paul Klipsch about music and speaker design. I had always been intrigued by these stories - not all of them about audio necessarily. Both had a great sense of humor. He had a two track reel to reel tape deck (made by Bell) in a custom made wooden carrying box that PWK used to carry with him in his airplane when traveling to do audio demonstrations. He passed that tape deck onto me when I was in college and then sometime later - late 80s or 90s - I made a trip through Hope, stopped at the museum, and donated the machine to the museum. Of particular note about this tape deck was that the "Bell" in Bell Electronics had an extra "e" penciled in to the name making it "Belle". I"m not sure if the museum actually put it on display since I haven't been back since then to find out. The first Klipsch speakers I ever purchased were a set of KG4 that I bought new. It was all I could afford at the time. A few years later and back when I was in a house that had room for bigger speakers I ended up buying a pair of La Scalas (maybe two pair on two different occasions if I remember correctly), selling them, then buying two different pairs of Klipschorns (but not at the same time). The first pair were mismatched from different years and different finishes but the second pair (after I sold those) were matched and wonderful! A series of moves made it impossible to keep them however. After that the KG4s kept me in Klipsch sound until buying these Heresy speakers just a few weeks ago. I've always been intrigued with the design and have a set of technical papers that my former high school band director gave me. One of the things that I believe makes horn loaded speakers, and especially Klipsch because they do it well, so appealing to me is the reduction of intermodulation distortion caused by limiting the amount of diaphragm movement through coupling to a horn. It's strange but I rarely see this mentioned in defense of the design. Efficiency, sensitivity, and controlled directivity is mentioned but the lower distortion, especially from high volume and high level transients, is not talked about so much. I credit that aspect with being one of the reasons that I believe they reproduce brass music (I am a brass player, trombone specifically, as if you couldn't guess from my user name) so well. To me the brass section of orchestras doesn't sound realistic through most other speakers. The brass section my come through loud on other speakers but there's no power behind it. Not only did my band director influence me in my preference for Klipsch speakers, he also contributed to my decision to become a band and orchestra director 40 years ago - and now, after 35+ years of teaching, a professional trombonist. So, here's my latest project. The little Heresies are just about the perfect size for my small office/practice room. Looking forward to hearing about everyone's interest and experience with their Klipsch speakers and learning more about these great speakers! Ken
  24. 1 point
    I went to every web site and read mattress specs until my eyeballs fell out from boredom. Because of reading about double-sided mattress I learned I could flip mine over, which I did. Sagging problem solved, I never did get a new mattress.
  25. 1 point
    Yes, bass bins. Mike's Jubes came with the stock K691 drivers. I already had the TADs.
  26. 1 point
    Thank you, it's all on dimmer switches which helps, without dimming it does glow. Had to come in, I started to fall asleep out there, or I did for a while.
  27. 1 point
    I am changing quite a bit with my Music, I just need to find a source for hearing more new Music. FM radio is not what it used to be. Streaming is out of the question I live in one of those rural areas where the Internet suppliers dont feel the need to offer more than 1 mb guarantee.
  28. 1 point
    Relax Skelt, he'll be heading down this way in a couple weeks to load up on brats. I set the hook and now just reeling him in slowly... hahahaha
  29. 1 point
    Perhaps you best place them in my garage. 😉
  30. 1 point
    Yes; love it The wife and I actually looked for years to find a church we could convert into a home. But ... not much around in Florida and did not want to move to the MidWest
  31. 1 point
    You're talking about the bass bins, right. The Jubes are just such an improvement over the mighty Ks IMHO. I did not realize md5150's Jubes had the TADs, excellent score!
  32. 1 point
    Thanks folks! Yes, they dominate, but I live alone so no one to push-back. Initial gut reaction? They have more guts 😁.
  33. 1 point
    Ties are on opposite ends of the capacitors to cancel out dielectric wave phase irregularities. The round thing is a combatistrator. Patent Pending.
  34. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum. Nice catch right there. FINALLY got my pair of 1981 LS! I know EXACTLY what you're feeling! Again, welcome to the gaggle. Great group of guys right here!
  35. 1 point
    Couldn't remember if I had posted this pic in a different thread or not but this was my main system for watching TV and movies at my home I sold last November. Unfortunately, with work, moving and projects at the new house, I haven't had time to setup the system in the new house. Hopefully soon though... Here's the "old" setup. New setup is going to have some gear changes/updates but the CF3 v1's will definitely remain part of the system.
  36. 1 point
    Looks like they've been moved a few times (or partied with). For a real speaker, cosmetic issues are unimportant and can be readily addressed. Congrats!
  37. 1 point
    the woofer proximity to the ceiling and corners reinforces the bass as Paul K evangelized (corner placement) ....
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  39. 1 point
    Glenn, Annie and I are thrilled that you and Verna are doing so well. We are looking forward to seeing you both again next year! David
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  41. 1 point
    It was nice meeting you and your son yesterday. I'm glad to hear your wife is on the mend. Having danced with the big C myself 9 years ago, I know how scary it can be.
  42. 1 point
    I know, but after reading again if you didn’t know it might have looked bad so I wanted to say something. Good luck to Mrs V and Picky, it’s going to be fine.
  43. 1 point
    All the best to You, Your wife, your family! Prayers also.
  44. 1 point
    right on Dave ... you’re a good dude.
  45. 1 point
    Elden ... dude, you never tell a man his wife looks good with nothing on. that’s asking for a poke in the nose.
  46. 1 point
    Electronics for the (other) stereo system are hidden behind the tweeter panel.
  47. 1 point
    Thanks for the kind welcome to all! Mossy bottom, I just stumbled onto this TEAC S-4300SX tape deck almost by accident. I posted on the NextDoor app to my local 7000 population “neighborhood” asking if anyone had a reel to reel deck that I could borrow or possibly buy to use to digitize a few tapes I had of my recitals from college. Long story short, this ended up being one of those rare $50 deals. I also posted a request on the NextDoor for woodworking help to make a few grill blanks for the Heresy speakers and a couple of neighbors with woodworking experience stepped forward to help out. Both also turned out to be Klipsch owners and fans.
  48. 0 points
    if i was so lucky ... sleeping has never been something that i’ve been good at. I wake up at least every hour ... fall back asleep quickly; but, can’t remain at sleep long. Heard a doctor say that something is wrong if you’re not getting at least four consecutive hours of uninterrupted sleep. If i could sleep for four hours in a row, it would be the best night sleep of my adult life.
  49. 0 points
    They were lucky, only 6 people hurt and no one killed.
  50. 0 points
    Too much like a church. JJK
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