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  1. Here they are. I'm going to see just how close I can get them to the AL5s. I'll get the AL5s later, but tinkering with these will be fun.
    4 points
  2. I have tried all the available methods over the years and the heat/iron method is my favorite but using Better Bond Heat-lock veneer glue.Used it on the La Scalas, used it on my scratch built Figured Hawaiin Koa Jube Clones and many others.
    4 points
  3. For Sale... Heresy II Paul w Klipsch Signature... Condition is probably 6-6.5/10 due to some shipping damage... structurally fine and uncompromising, just cosmetic. original Cane Grills are excellent and undamaged. no modifications. NO SHIPPING... asking $400 OBO Located in Las Vegas, NV
    3 points
  4. This is so true. My entire audio journey I always had upgraditis. Once I moved to K402 on top of dual 18" direct radiator jbl lowers with ss on the lowers and tube amp on the k402 i have had ZERO desire to change anything. This is audio nirvana for me (ymmv)
    3 points
  5. A great electronic prog / new age rock album for the uninitiated They do a great rendition of Toccata ( good enough for speaker testing ) Artist - Mannheim Steamroller Title - Fresh Aire III. Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/1474649-Mannheim-Steamroller-Fresh-Aire-III
    3 points
  6. Spinning a brilliant 2 LP album that is just wonderful listening 25th album anniversary- expanded with extra tracks Also a great version of David Bowie’s - The Man That Sold The World Artist - Nirvana Title - MTV Unplugged In New York
    3 points
  7. Oct 3, 2021 Goldfinger // The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)
    3 points
  8. First things first. I have carefully chosen my words. These are not entirely factory made Jubilees. That is why I call them ”Jubilee-style”. Bass Bins: They are made according to the details from the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society article by Delgado and Klipsch (2000) and further confirmed by others with hands on knowledge and inside information. The geometry of the back volume, throat, expansion, corners, reflectors, mouth and baffle are correct and identical to the factory versions. However, I made these as two half-height bass bins that can be stacked on top of one another. I’ll talk about the advantages of this later on. The frequency response and impedance measures are the same as the published values. The drivers (K-31s) are the same ones used in the factory version. I have them currently stacked (as shown in the photos) as Woofer-Tweeter-Woofer. This has a number of benefits that I will discuss later. Tweeter: The Tweeter horn is the Klipsch K-402 and purchased from Klipsch. Although the stock Klipsch K-69 is a good sounding driver, I upgraded to a JBL 2445 driver. It is also a 2 inch throated driver with a higher extension and a bigger & stronger magnet (For those interested, a JBL 2445 or 2446 can be purchased new with a street price of around $800). Since the drivers were upgraded, the DSP settings on the crossover were correspondingly adjusted after measurements were made and verified. Okay, that is now taken care of and there is no reason for anyone to corrupt a Garage Sale Post by arguing whether these should be called Jubilees or not. In this initial post, I will list the specifics for the sale. After that I will discuss some things that I learned along the way that I found interesting and that others might find useful. Since they pertain to this classified ad, I will do this as part of this current thread. If folks want to discuss these issues further, that would be great – but NOT in a Garage Sale Forum. Further discussion would need to be initiated in separate threads elsewhere (probably in the Technical / Modifications Section). Nuts and bolts: The Jubilees come with the components listed above. They will also include the cosmetics shown in the photos. If the grille cloth is not to your liking, then a trip to the fabric store can solve that. A staple gun will be your friend. Location: These are at my house in Preston Connecticut (06365). I am in the Southeast corner of Connecticut (near Foxwoods Casino & the Submarine Base). This is just off I95 or I395 and about an hour from Hartford CT, New Haven CT, Providence RI, about 2 hours from NYC, or Boston. They are currently hooked up so they can be auditioned (source is a CD Player). I am mostly retired, so scheduling should not be a problem. Price: I am asking $3,300. For the pair. However, If the transaction is quick and simple, then I am willing to knock off 5% to 10%. For those of you who have sold used cars on CraigsList you understand what I mean. Those transactions are usually something that are not quick and simple – I am looking for the opposite. If someone is interested and wants a plug and play setup, I can toss in a DSP Crossover (Berhinger DCX 2496 either new for $250 or used for $150). I will also include a so called “passive preamp” (6 channel potentiometer in a metal box). The Behringer is nice in that it has plenty of processing power and can accommodate a digital input (AES/EBU or a S/PDIF). I am a believer in using a digital input and having the “passive preamp” after the DSP (since it will knock down any hiss or noise from a processor as the signal is attenuated). In either case, the buyer will receive the settings required for the DSP (mine or theirs). You will not leave here without knowing what to do. The Jubilees will require an active (DSP) crossover and four channels of amplification. Price-wise, on the lower end are Behringer and some of the dBx, Ashley, miniDSP units, moving up to Electrovoice and Xilica and further up to Yamaha, DEQX, BSS etc. There is quite a spread in price. My hint is that if you can get one with a digital input and place a multi-channel pre-amp after the processor, then it should sound pretty good (even with the less expensive units). The audition will be done using a Marantz CD player, Behringer DCX 2496 (DSP crossover), "passive preamp", a pair of Adcom 535 amplifiers. If you let me know the dimensions of your set up (distance between the speakers, and distance of the chair to the speakers), then I can compute the "listening angle" and re-create that in my living room. You can then preview the same stereophonic spread during the audition. The factory two-way Jubilees were being sold for roughly $8.5 k (raw cabinets, no grilles or veneer, and no crossover). That price usually included shipping but whether sales tax would be added was ambiguous (my guess is that one can seldom avoid taxes ….). The current two-way Jubilees (raw cabinets no veneer or grille cloth) were still being sold in early Spring, but it is rumored they are no longer available (probably not relevant to this Garage Sale thread so let’s not digress). I only bring this up as a point of reference. If you are seriously interested, please PM with an offer. Let me note what an offer should consist of. First – When and how you are going to AUDITION them. Second – When and how you will PURCHASE them. Third – When and how you are going to TRANSPORT them from my place to your place. Please think about the details on your offer. It will help me decide on whether the transaction is “quick and simple” and worthy of a discount. If you can assure me that they will be loved and cherished in a good home, there may be room for negotiation. Let me tackle the usual questions before you PM your offer. NO trades NO, I will not deliver them NO checks of any sort nor paypal. This is cash only NO, I will not part them out These are on a first come first served basis. Whoever pays for them first, owns them (again think of the idiots you meet on CraigsList who promise to have the money "next month") The cabinets are modular and can be easily carried by two people. They would probably fit in a cargo van (remember the grilles are big) or a box truck (perhaps folks on CraigsList doing side gigs). A SUV would be tricky but I moved them in two trips using a Honda Odyssey. Let's have a look .....
    2 points
  9. So I've been a Klipsch fan since a friend of mine played some Doobie Brothers on a pair of Cornwalls. This was 1989 and I was a senior in high school. Bought my first set of Klipsch in college, a mint pair of KG4 at a pawn shop in Junction City, KS. My dad had given me money for golf lessons, but I couldn't resist buying the KG4s. 10years later I start a side business doing Audio/Video installs. I was always doing it for other people so figured I could make some extra money doing it. There were no Klipsch dealers in my area, so I contacted Klipsch about coming a dealer. I had to place a larger first order, but I was doing my own home theater, so bought the Klipsch Ultra2 7.2 system. Long intro, but just some background on how I came across these speakers and why I didn't trash them. I was hanging a TV and soundbar for a customer doing a living room remodel. He had a vaulted ceiling room with 2 large speakers custom built and covered. The speakers weren't being used and they were removing the grills and covering the openings. Told me there were some old speakers and wanted to know if I wanted to look at them. I didn't know what I was looking at, but saw the label that said they were Klipsch. No way of testing them, but I knew I had to get them out and at least try them out. These were custom built into the house, so it took some cutting of studs and drywall to get them out of the attic. You can see in the pictures below the grilled speaker, the exposed speaker, the original built in amps and what it looked like when I finally got one out (pictured on blue carpet). Still had no idea what I had, except I knew i had a pair of unmatched (one stained, one not) vintage Klipsch speakers. Took them home and set up in my garage and fired them up with a vintage Cybernet CA-700 integrated amp. They came to life for the first time in who knows how many years and blew me away. They sound amazing and you can crank them and make them scream with zero distortion like a Klipsch speaker does. Great bass. So I know I have a pair of vintage Klipsch that still sound great, but don't know what they are. So research has taught me these are Shorthorn T speakers. Originally sold as a mono speaker and designed to be a combo speaker/TV stand. I've also read that they are rare (very rare) and finding a pair just doesn't happen. The tags on the speakers indicate they are serial # 26 (stained speaker) and serial # 39 (raw speaker). I read there were only 48 Shorhorn T speakers ever built. According to the tags, the components are: Stephens Trusonic 103LX woofer, University SAHF Mid-Driver, University 4401 Tweeter, and W2 network. I haven't taken these apart, but the way there were custom built into the house I can't imagine they've been taken apart since originally installed. If I had any room that these would fit into and I would just sit and listen to them, I would keep them. Love the bass extension they have. But I don't and I won't. I also realize these don't come along very often especially as a pair and don't want to sell just so someone can tear apart and sell the woofers out of them which alone are worth something. So I'm offering up to the Kipsch Community. If interested, please message me with an offer. Nothing lower than $1500 for the pair. I will also include a Klipsch Banner, Kipsch M40 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Klipsch XL windbreaker jacket and the used Cybernet CA-700 intergrated amplifier (all pictured below). Selling as is. I live in Central, KS. For the right price I can deliver or meet in KC, Oklahoma City, Lincoln, or have them delivered to Boulder, CO (my brother lives in Boulder and will be here this weekend). All items sold used, as is. Cash only. You are more than welcome to come demo them.
    2 points
  10. I like to think that my flavor on things, others might enjoy. For a little while I was restoring the Pioneer SX 1250.. This was not for everyone, but it put a different spin on a older product! Everything was changed on this unit. Custom face plate with Aluminum side blocks, removed electroplate on the top of the faceplate along with the header that houses the buttons for a polished finish. Piano black finish....It's kinda what I want to do with the speakers... Odds are I might sell them when I am done. Will people enjoy them with what I see in my head for them is the question! I LOVE SEEING all of your restores and ideas that all of you have done with your speakers. I love seeing other peoples visions and work. I think most of us are in it for the love of music, that's pretty cool!!
    2 points
  11. K402 or K510 or K402 or K510 or K402.... Just thinking out loud....
    2 points
  12. Congrats and good luck on your journey.
    2 points
  13. Welp in case anyone was wondering, I took out both mid ranges and found a mess someone left behind for me. It appears that one of them had been dropped which messed up the threads from the squawker to the horn (luckily not enough for me to gently rethread them) but also the magnet had shifted. Got the magnet to a repair shop and have a new OEM diaphragm coming in the mail. The other horn had be assembled ok, only thing missing was the gasket. Does anyone know where to buy gaskets for these? (K52)
    2 points
  14. Screen shot of some old guy, from some obscure movie, cant recall the name.😀 114" on the diagonal.
    2 points
  15. Deltronics has two locations Chicago and Woodridge https://www.deltronics.com/our-locations They have repaired everything I have brought them. 12-15 pieces of gear. Yamaha, McIntosh, Pioneer Elite, Dual TT etc........ 100% success rate, 1 piece of gear had to go back found and fixed the issue NC inc equipment where the first shop I used "couldn't hear the buzzing" when I brought it back because they didn't fix the problem. Deltronix diagnosed the problem and fixed it. This place has at least 4-5 techs at the woodridge location If they need to order parts, it may take a few weeks He stands behind the repairs, so hook it up when you get home and use it. If it needs tweaking, bring it back inside the warranty. He has a store front off the tollway in Woodridge, and store hours. This is a professionally run business complete with front counter girl.
    2 points
  16. Perhaps these, for those shopping in Cali. Don't know if they have already been posted here? https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649778026-klipsch-la-scalas/
    2 points
  17. Very first update. I replaced the K-55V rubber washers. The old ones (see pic) were pretty dried out. This $8 update really does improve the mids. It's the first time I'm hearing the highs in Frank's voice. The horns in the orchestra are sharper as well.
    2 points
  18. I know things can be tricky, worked for GM dealerships fixing shoddy repairs for years and ran a business. Gravy is nice but you take the good with the bad and never just blow off a customer.
    2 points
  19. He's going to have a long wait at that price. When he halves it, he will get some action.
    2 points
  20. #4 Penn State at #3 Iowa Saturday at 4pm Eastern. I’ll record that so I can watch it compressed and at my convenience. #8 Michigan travels to Lincoln to play Nebraska. The Wolverines will be favored—probably excessively so. If they’re not prepared, it could be a trap and they could suffer a case of Frost bite.
    2 points
  21. So far so good...but. The guy I bought it from didn't have any fluid left (just the empty Okki Nokki concentrate bottle) so all I had left was some ancient fluid from my 35-year old Discwasher D4 kit. I should probably get a better brush too. THEN after my wife goes to work tomorrow I can crank up a newly cleaned album. Tonight, though, I snuck in Andreas Vollenweider's "Behind the gardens..." album so she could get some sleep as it played. 😎 But that was cheating a little as my copy is in REALLY good shape to begin with. Just not a 1/2 Speed Master. The replacement micro-fiber strips for the arm seem a bit expensive for what they are. The guy I bought it from is close to Klipsch's HQ in Brownsburg, IN and has his own low-watt radio station (96.9MHz??). He says he up graded from this unit to an ultrasonic fir his Clearaudio TT. He said he didn't like the goat-hair brush that came with it as it would leave a bristle behind here and there.
    2 points
  22. Fascination Street / Extended Remix
    2 points
  23. I found an Okki Nokki second hand for $400 and brought her home today. It didn't come with much fluid or a brush, so I'll have to order some. Or mix my own home brew after some research. LOL!! The thing sounds like a tiny shop vac. 😆
    2 points
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  25. Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rehearses “Let’s Dance” With David Bowie | Society Of Rock
    2 points
  26. I'm kinda likin that dude ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 😂 😂
    2 points
  27. Never Fight A Man With A Perm
    2 points
  28. The Cat Was On The Newspaper
    2 points
  29. Id use mine to empty the water out of commode when I had to pull one. Dont think I'd try that with a blower. Lol.
    2 points
  30. I started to watch college football only last years and really enjoy it. Sometimes even more fun than watching pros. Found a great article about the best ways to stream it on the firestick. Hope it will be helpful for someone else too.
    2 points
  31. Shop vacs = work. I just fire up the blower. Works great on your car interior too! Get rid of the junk, roll the windows down and have at it. Found $20 one day that flew out from under my seat. 😂
    2 points
  32. I am the original owner of my RF-5's which I bought about 20 years ago, they still look like new and sound even better. I've always enjoyed the sound of my RF-5's and as I've upgraded my system over the years my RF-5's are the only thing that I haven't changed they just keep sounding much better along with the other upgrades I have made. I've made a lot of changes to my system and done a lot of upgrading but my RF-5's just sound more amazing with the upgrades. The RF-5's are a very well balanced and natural sounding speakers that work so well for both 2 channel and home theater. For music they can have a very nice live sound, with incredible detail and great bass, they are great sounding speakers. Some people will complain about them being bright or fatiguing and if they aren't well paired to other equipment or set up properly they definitely can be, but when they are paired and adjusted well they will sound very natural, beautiful and amazing. Great speakers!
    2 points
  33. 1 point
  34. I may just do that, Thanks. A still working on it or need more time Jason would have gone a long way. At this point I expect nothing but a $1500 loss.
    1 point
  35. Alan L, if your intent is to re-sell them some day the more “unique” you finish them the smaller your potential audience will be. But if you’re planning on hanging onto them then go ahead and do whatever you’d like. Dave MacKay, I restored a pair of La Scala’s in a similar fashion. Mine were pretty rough on all the front edges. I decided to add 1/4” birch ply to the sides and 1/8” to the top. This made it so I could just fill in the gaps between the new plywood and the old, chewed up edges. Much better than trying to build new edges and corners. I used Bondo wood filler. Excellent stuff. I used a 6” wide putty knife to spread a thin layer of Titebond II glue on each surface (one at a time of course), put the new plywood in place, then clamped the edges and used (very)heavy objects on the interior for about 24 hours. Not wanting to use the La Scala’s as a first-ever try at veneering I painted them satin black. The additional 1/4” added to the sides helped stiffen them and, while the difference wasn’t significant, the bass was definitely better.
    1 point
  36. Very nice Dave!
    1 point
  37. The guitar could be a Dyed Fiddleback Makore. Maaaybe.
    1 point
  38. Since we are having a slow day This appears to be all of the songs The vinyl original is only the first 12 of which Bye Bye Jill sounded the best to my ears 00:00 – 001 – (Theme from) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 02:00 – 002 – Meet Mr. Solo 04:27 – 003 – A Martini Built For Two 06:50 – 004 – Wild Bike 09:21 – 005 – Solo On A Raf 11:13 – 006 – Fiddlesticks 13:24 – 007 – The Man from Thrush 15:32 – 008 – Illya 17:39 – 009 – The Invaders 20:07 – 010 – Solo’s Samba 22:32 – 011 – Bye, Bye Jill 24:41 – 012 – Watch Out! 27:19 – 013 – Sandals Only 29:54 – 014 – Solo Busanova 32:04 – 015 – Off and Running 34:33 – 016 – Boo-Bam-Boo, Baby 36:25 – 017 – Slink 38:37 – 018 – Run Spy Run 40:51 – 019 – Jungle Heat 42:51 – 020 – The Wiggely Pig Walk 44:59 – 021 – Lament for a Trapped Spy 47:20 – 022 – There They Go 49:30 – 023 – Jo Jo’s Torch Song 51:44 – 024 – Dance of the Flaming Swords
    1 point
  39. I've never worked with Walnut until yesterday. Only Purple Heartwood, Maple & Ebony. I'm a rank beginner on this stuff but it's fun to try to make something that works. I didn't have the router bit for this curve and, didn't really know what curve I might want. Gal at wood store told me to go to such & such place.... little did I know it was 20 miles on OTHER direction from going home so I dropped about 100 miles yesterday to get wood, bits and go home. None the less, the tool store (was impressive once I got there) was in Sevierville. They had a HUGE display of router bits. They were like $5.00 each. Normally, I see them around $25 so I was getting shy about getting a cheap bit that might not do a single board. I don't mind paying the piper if it's worth it. The guy I talked to said these were made in China "specifically for them" (hmmmm..... ok although I'd bet some other companies can say that same thing) None the less, he said they had carbide tips, they sold hundreds & hundreds of them and people love them. Still.....knowing they'd be cheap and wimp out on me, I bought THREE of them for a total of about $17.00 out the door. 1/2" shank. I gotta say, the first bit I put in there did all 17 blanks with no issues. So for the practical side of me, this might be a place to buy them as they seem to cover my needs and tough to beat the price. (anyone want to buy my two spares??? I'm only asking $15 each... )
    1 point
  40. They're hard to kill but it can be done. I had one for years and the metal canister finally rusted out on it. I took the latches off of it and mounted them on a 5 gallon plastic bucket and got who knows how many more years out of it. At the end of its life it would screech as it slowed down when powering off. One day I actually did get the magic smoke and that was it. Must have gotten 20 years out of it and a lot of that was using it as a wet vac.
    1 point
  41. time for a PWK Bullshit button. I was an AES member and heard the ORIGINAL AB/X box from SMWTMS members led by David L. Clark when I was 23. If you take as much TIME as you need to do AB/X testing, you will find the truth. When you set the levels within 0.1 db from each other and compare, you will clearly hear a difference with AB/X testing. I think ALL METHODS should be employed to be as OBJECTIVE as possible. The common response to the question from the OP is almost all "I can hear the difference and I like it" from most people here. It's your own PERSONAL ILLUSION, which is all HiFi is anyhow. So enjoy your illusions, but don't put down the illusions of others, even if they paid a higher entrance fee to the "Garden of Illusions" than you did................or a lower one. Google: Cowan Audio and look for his "Steps to great sound" (10). It requires 2 less steps than AA (Audio Anonymous) to achieve working towards something rather than get out of something (addiction). LOL.
    1 point
  42. Yeah, seems like I would also need to get some MCMs to explore the pro sound and the pro amps. For now, I recently went to 2" horns (2380 copies) and very large JBL D405 drivers, totally blown away. Never going back to the small stuff.
    1 point
  43. I have never watched a halftime show as far as I remember. I've seen clips and the only one that didn't look bad was Paul McCartney ... although his song choice was questionable. May as well bring back the halftime marching bands as far as I'm concerned ... the volume is going off or I'm leaving the room until the game comes back on. I haven't ever seen the Prince clip .... but I was present back in 81 or 82 when he opened for the Stones in Los Angeles. He was wearing underwear and sang his song Jack U Off and told the crowd to reach over and jack off the person next to them. Trash and food then littered the stage and after three songs ... he bailed. I remember the concert's promotion coming onstage to scold the crowd and he got pelted with trash, so they just brought on George Thorougood and the Destroyers. anyone interested in reading the story of that show, here's a link ... https://ultimateclassicrock.com/prince-booed-rolling-stones/
    1 point
  44. What does not come through in the photo, is that the grille cloth has a linen texture to it, so it does not simply look like a sheet. The fabric of course can be swapped out. Get something thin and stretchy. Mine is a synthetic fabric. It only affects frequency response in the top octaves (about -0.7 dB at 8 kHz and is easily equalized). What is also hard to see is that the grille has a gentle curve to it, so it is visually interesting. I chose a color that made the big beast seem to disappear into the wall. The net impact is that when folks walk into the room, it will take them about 10 seconds before they exclaim "Hey, there are huge speakers in here" . Wait, did I say 10 seconds? How about 5 seconds, but you get the idea. With a "regular unadorned Jubilee" there is no hesitation. Incidentally, the exposed wood is a maple with a width of about 2 1/4 inch and has a tung oil finish. Believe me, they can be incorporated into your living room. They don't need to be hidden away in the basement. At one point in time (probably after a glass of some refreshment), I toyed with idea of a grille cloth made from a leopard skin print. Perhaps it was just reminiscent of the panties those women I was dating used to wear back when I was in my twenties. Anyway, the choices are endless.
    1 point
  45. @ClaudeJ1I was wondering what effect will it have to change the tweeter captacitor from 2uF to 4uF? I have running my Super Heresys with your original instructions. I modified my "E" networks with new caps 2uF in the tweeter and 4uF in the mids along with the autofomer adjustment recommended, Mids in tap 3 and tweeter in 4. I want to open them and play with tweeter cap values but I want to hear opinions first. Thanks, ROB
    1 point
  46. GLWTS ---I would get the banding repaired prior to selling them--this way the speakers would be flawless
    1 point
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