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  1. Cruising in the car yesterday, listening to the local college station and this song came on. A first listen to them. This group knows how to make a tight toned Bass note. The Marias, Hush.
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  2. Read the books but, not the movies. Glasses check. Not Quinn, lol
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  3. Listening to John Digweed - Last Night At Output right now on the CW IV’s with SVS low end. Glorious
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  4. I’ve run my Klipschorns for well over 40 years now and with many different combinations of amplification. I’ve used tube pre/SS power, all tube and all SS systems. My new system is a tube preamp and an SS power amplifier. This is by far the best these speakers have sounded and by a rather large margin. The amplifier design, construction and performance is absolutely amazing in so many unexpected ways. Nothing previously has come close and it was immediately apparent. The amplifier is not very well known as it’s made in Denmark out of the Vitas family. The Alluxity Power One Stereo Amplifier.
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  5. Was able to pick up a pair of Cornwalls a couple months ago. Not set up yet....but thought a picture was due. They are 1974 or "73? The cabs are Douglas Fir.
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  6. Who's going to the Penn State v Michigan game? yep, it's meπŸ˜€ I feel like I have to. They win when I'm there I was there for this. What a night!
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  7. For what it's worth, it's not unheard of that some loudspeakers have some degree of midrange peak in their response. In fact, it can be a characteristic related more to an intentional design objective than one that's associated with an anomaly, a problem, or some other negative attribute. I can of course can only speak for myself and my own values and objectives in terms of what I like to hear, and I can say that I've tended to not gravitate toward speakers that possess an overly flat, dynamically restricted, or otherwise disconnected response. I suspect I would argue that the perception of a bump, peak, or mild sharpness in the midrange was one of the most attractive aspects of the sonic signature of Klipsch speakers; and was what, when I first heard them (a pair of Heresies), got me just really hooked. I had heard some extremely expensive loudspeaker systems that just left me sort of....well...kind of bored. For me, music has a kind of organic life or quality that, when reproduced truthfully and realistically (let me qualify - I should say what TO ME - is truthful and/or realistic) will most definitely have peaks and valleys (topography, if you will). Speakers that were designed specifically to navigate or travel such musical territory rather than fill in the voids of the valleys or flatten or chop off the sharp peaks and tops of the mountains, which is what Klipsch speakers do (again FOR ME), are what make listening to music an adventure that puts me on the edge my seat in anticipation of what's going to happen next! Another consideration here, though, is the recording itself. I find that the nature of Klipsch (as well as my full-range Lowther drivers -- and others like them) is one that lays bare the recording, whether of poor or very high quality - which, once again, and in and of itself, boils down to nothing more than personal preference. I guess what I'm struggling to say here, and I apologize for the way a go off on crazy tangents (I feel bad for my old students when I was teaching -- though they did seem to enjoy it for the most part), is that in trying to ameliorate, iron out, repair, fix, change, modify, etc., etc., etc., we can sometimes end up, as another forum member astutely observed recently (sorry, I can't remember who he or she was right now) taking a step backwards rather than ahead; and, in solving one perceived problem, create a host of others that may be worse than where we started. And I am most definitely speaking from experience! I have made so many audio mistakes and blunders over these past decades, but I also most definitely made every effort to learn from them. OP: I don't know if these Heresy IVs are your first pair of Klipsch, but, just possibly, perhaps leave them as they are for a bit. With some time, maybe that peakiness you mention will soften on its own the longer you have the speakers. Or not! It's of course totally your right and prerogative to change anything as you wish, and no-one else's to tell you not to! Regardless, you have a great pair of speakers!
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  8. @Shiva Stirrin things up again? Nope NOT biting! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
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  9. could be the Receiver is repaired and ready for pickup , but no one did pick it up ,as of yet - Send someone over and find out if the problem has been resolved , keep your fingers crossed - otherwise call it a day , look for another repair shop -
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  10. Are you being served... BBC comedy...looks like Anthony Quinn.
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  11. Yes, that's young Mr. Grace posing as Zorba the Greek. Nice shot...
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  12. Screen shot of some old guy, from some obscure movie, cant recall the name.πŸ˜€ 114" on the diagonal.
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  13. 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.
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  14. Gipsy Kings - Hotel California
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  15. Oct 3, 2021 Goldfinger // The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)
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  16. I suggest changing the channel. You're always trying to argue.
    2 points
  17. I bought a new amp to replace a nice tube amp that I had been running with my Fortes. Now I have knick-knacks that are larger than my entire system. Don't laugh, this stuff sounds amazingly good. The detail in the highs, the clarity and presence in the midrange, the punchiness of bass while maintaining tone and timbre. I swapped out all my amps in three systems for class d chip amps using the Infineon Merus MA12070p chip. It runs counter intuitive, almost like taking a step backwards to go forward. It's cheap, it doesn't impress anyone but it sounds so good.
    1 point
  18. Like new 450.00 plus shipping thats 2 amps for 450.00 stock photo can provide actual photos on request
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  19. A labor of love that turned out great. I'd love to hear a pair some day!
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  20. Call the Coach...RSVP.
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  21. I would immediately replace the lascalas with something bigger from Klipsch like Khorns, Jubs, MCM. That would give a major immediate improvement without changing anything else. Changing a sub, a DAC, and amp..........that would not do what the above would.
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  22. My current room works well for bass at the seating position. My previous theater required 3 sub to get this kind of bass at the seating position. We will be moving next year and I am hoping I don't have the need to get a second. I'm kind of tired of equipment taking over. I can do the La Scalas and a sub, but I did in-wall speakers for the surrounds and built my own center channel out of a mantel so that it hides crap.
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  23. Errrrrrrbody knows it ain't trickin if you got it
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  24. Wow, and verticals...cool.
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  25. Interesting! Would make one wonder the hour lifespan of the stylus you have.
    1 point
  26. Backer boxes finished. Good first experience with applying Green Glue. Toughest part was cutting and fitting the drywall in the boxes. Ceiling speaker boxes Ultrathin recessed light fixture boxes: Combo boxes. These will accommodate both a speaker and a recessed light placed next to each other in one box . The sealant isn't pretty, but won't be visible. I plan to use the approach of mounting them with supports fastened to the ceiling channels. After doing the small replumbing job, I'll install DD + GG under the two HVAC supply runs and be ready to locate the backer boxes and finish the ceiling insulation. Then on to building one last bulkhead before running speaker wiring. I also need to run a LAN cable from my upstairs modem to the theater. What do you recommend? CAT 5, 6, 7, 8? I'm totally unfamiliar with network cabling and will appreciate your advice. It will be about a 50' run.
    1 point
  27. call him up using another phone number , cause he might have blocked your tel no based on your caller ID
    1 point
  28. I haven't looked at the absorption coefficients vs. frequency of the 703 vs. 705 in many years. In general, you're looking for relatively equal absorption vs. frequency (flat absorption plot lines). If your room's RT values look like the 705 would be a better fit (i.e., the absorption values of 705 increase at frequencies where the RT values also increase), then the 705 material might be a better choice. Also, be mindful its lower frequency absorption coefficients, too, in the midbass and lower treble range. Yes. The problem with using diffusors in this critical area near the horn mouths is that it's difficult to get really broad band diffusion of high enough efficiency. I find it easier to use the 0.6x0.6 m squares to make sure that all early reflections are effectively controlled. You have to use enough absorption somewhere (or have a large enough room wall area) to get the high RT values down to reasonable values. You can place these absorption panels spaced out among diffusion panels, even alternating with absorption/diffusion, etc. Chris
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  29. Yes. I use double Owens-Corning 703 fiberglass panels (total 4" thick each) in ATS Acoustic bags. They are placed across the room corners and are closed on one end (sitting on top of the TH-SPUD DIY subwoofers in each front corner). It's important that one end is closed off in order to make it a 1/4 wavelength trap (down to ~70 Hz based on the panel length). If you leave both ends open, then it becomes a half wavelength trap (i.e., 140 Hz). Chris
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  30. Rich_Guy, That is great to hear. I installed RF-7 horn lenses and drivers over the weekend, and there is definitely a more expansive and open sound - even without changes (yet) to the crossovers. I have the RF-7 network schematic, and it's pretty straightforward to build, likely using the same board as the OEM RF-5 crossovers. I ordered inductors, caps, and a couple of resistors this morning, so looking forward to finishing this modification! There is a series notch/resonant peak filter across the driver (in parallel with it), which may or may not fit on the stock crossover board. If not, I can install it on a small board inside the cabinet, and run leads to the driver from it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this great RF series speaker! I agree that it's not just a good, but really kind of an astounding cost/performance ratio. Even with the RF-7 compression driver it doesn't seem overly bright or forward to me. It's the kind of sound I like, but I can easily install an variable L-pad in order to attenuate as needed, if needed. I used to run a Heresy center channel with both our K-horns and La Scalas in the past, and the person who sold me the RF-5s had a seemingly new and right-out-of-the-box RC-7, as well as a great SW-12 sub, and I bought everything - RF-5s, the RC-7, and the sub for $500. Far and away the best sound I have EVER gotten for such a modest price....and the 5s actually do incredibly well on their own without the subwoofer. The scale and expanse of the sound from these things is just so far beyond their physical dimensions -- IMO. They amaze me!
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  31. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can spot the problem quickly or have encountered the problem in the past Eyes forward and keep moving .....
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  32. This ia why like this forum so much.
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  33. Maybe see if the Museum might be interested and take a tax write-off?? I agree....it would be a shame to alter their history. Surely someone needs these!!
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  35. 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.
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  36. Fascination Street / Extended Remix
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  37. I'm kinda likin that dude ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
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  38. I am sure you meant 1 s, but yes - i have a lot of work to do. Will report back when i apply some treatments and measure the result. But the RT is too big at this moment. That was a very good advice, actually. A raised bass bin volume so that its levels matched the level of compression driver at x-over frequency. After that i attenuated the 200-500 band so that its level also matches CD at x-over. It required -17db cut at about 300Hz with Q equal to 1. Took measurement at 1M distance: Then ran APL correction to about 180hz and upwards to achieve this on both channels: This is at 1/6 oct smoothing so one can see the difference. APL takes its own measurement, I used REW to see what's happening pre-post. This very flat response is exactly the same mic position as was used in APL software. Then i took some measurements at listening position and only dealt with 20-200Hz region. This is what i was able to achieve: Sorry for the picture from the screen from my laptop - forgot to save the REW file. Overall - very good imaging, very deep bass. Reverberation ruins the detail, though. Singing, acoustic versions of some of favourite songs, strings (Richters version of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons, for example) - all sound good and excessive reverberation add some interesting taste to it, but listening to music with many layers of intricate detail doesn't sound good. Need. More. Room. Treatment. Chris, can you please tell me what is the thickness and density of the material used in the bass traps you placed behind your speakers? Since I'll be adding some treatment, why not build the traps as well And by the way - you recommend treating sidewalls near the edges of the horns - what thickness and density would you recommend in these traps?
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  40. Check out the diffusers on this thread by @Tarheel TJ,
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  41. Since the room i am planning to place the MEHs in is kinda big and has very little furniture in it, i was thinkiong about placing diffusers on the walls. As of now, the room is very echoey. I already have 6 Leanfusers prebuilt and i was contemplating on making 4 more. Here is how i am going to place them: The room is about 6 meters wide and 12 meters long. Ceiling height is about 3.1 meters. Listening position is about 3.5 meters from the front wall. I was also thinking about placing filling a 3x3 meters space on the ceiling that is between listening position and front wall with 2D 60x60cm diffusers in a chess fashion. To make them lighter weight, i was thinking about making them out of XPS of maximum density i could find. Of course, i will put a carpet on the floor. What do you think? This is what can be done relatively easy. Should i expect some nice results?
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  42. Thanks. I'm engaged and totally looking forward to the journey. Funny story...I received the six CDT-5800-C II's yesterday and had them temporarily stacked near the kitchen. My 90-year old mother in law looked at the boxes, and focused on the word "ceiling". She asked if the boxes contained ceiling tiles. And I said no, they are speakers. She said speakers, why do you need so many speakers? I replied, because I only have 13 and need more! Cheers! Chuck
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  43. I have to sort that out first, because I only use raw Cables material as well as different connectors from Germany and get it from different suppliers. But I will work on it.In addition.You are using the NEMA 1 and 5 connector standards here and not the European standards.
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  44. Yep! That be some BIG JBL..... No doubt a very nice sounding setup there. The Speaker shop owner I do business with has something similar. He literally had the ceiling tile bouncing pumping a 19hz sine wave through them. Then he played some score from some movie through them, and the dynamic range was off the charts. I was mighty impressed.
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  45. JBL 3731 and McIntosh Google image search is your friend, hey I have some gear to send your way , I'll email you.
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