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  1. I've just received my first set of Klipsch speakers the Cornwall IV's and I am just amazed at these speakers. When I was young Klipsch was the brand to have but couldn't afford them. Well finally got my first pair, very happy with them. Mike
    9 points
  2. The only change I would make would have made about the weekend was comments about the Jubilee would have been after the stereo demonstration. I believe opinions shaped up after the stereo demo. I would say this must be what they felt like when the Klipschorn first came out. The Jubilee is indeed state of the art in horn design. The range, cohesion, extension, and clarity was amazing. PWK is smiling. The tracks I played I knew by heart and I heard things new.
    5 points
  3. It's hard to describe without just using a string of superlatives but I'll try. I was expecting improvement of the Heritage Jubilee over the Underground Jubilee especially in the very high and very low frequencies based on the specs, but I was not expecting the improvement over the entire frequency range to be so dramatic. The Heritage Jubilee sound much smoother and more integrated over the whole range. Also, this is a really true full range loudspeaker. That 18Hz bottom end spec is no lie. No subwoofer needed with these. When Roy played some synth track with super low notes I thought my ears were going to pop. One thing that also surprised me is that the apparent acoustic center of the speaker is now just about centered at the split between the horns instead of up at the height of the middle of the K-402 HF horn where the image would often times would be with the Underground Jubilee. The imaging capabilities are amazing and the area of good stereo imaging is super wide. You can basically get just about to the edge of the horn coverage without appreciable change to the sound character or soundstage. It was truly the most life-like reproduction I've ever heard.
    4 points
  4. What a wonderful experience Linda and I had at the Chief Bonehead “Last Jubfest” class. miketn
    4 points
  5. Fifty years on and JB's still so good. All his old songs are as good as the new ones.
    4 points
  6. Man, those would go perfect with my new THTs.
    4 points
  7. In the Metaverse- Blue Monday by New Order 'OR' Monday Monday, So Good to Me
    4 points
  8. Cool... It's hell to have to fight for the right to potty.
    4 points
  9. Love the old house photos. I have a bunch I have taken in rural Vance County NC where we have a place. Lots of old abondoned houses and other structures. This is one of a crazy looking sunset earlier this year. Just my iphone.
    4 points
  10. Awesome job on that Cory @Paducah Home Theater
    3 points
  11. Hard for me to english what something sounds like. Can't wait for you to hear them. The imaging and soundstage was as good as it gets. The two way was cohesive. The bass was full and detailed. Roy took down the distortion a few notches so with that all the benefits. Gotta hear it to believe. Like describing a sunset to a blind person.
    3 points
  12. When we weren’t at the Klipsch Lab Listening we were at the KHMA Feild House and this was a pair of recently donated 1954 and 1959 Klipschorns from a church that from my understanding PWK use to make recordings at. I played some of Pauls Recordings on them and they sounded beautiful in this space.
    3 points
  13. This is Roy’s new phase plug extension for the K693 HF Driver that extends the control of the polars to approximately 19kHz when used with the K402 HF Horn. The improvement in imaging has to experienced to fully appreciate the advancement this offers. I believe their is also a patent application for the design.
    3 points
  14. Still an awesome song... still reelin' in the years
    3 points
  15. Pictures just can’t begin to show how beautiful the “Jubilee” is in person. This pair was the first production pair made in Walnut and assembled by Roy for verification of all details before the 75th Jubilee production was to begin. The quality of the Fit and Finish of the cabinets were awesome. The K402 is painted inside and outside and is a beautiful grey. Roy said they painted approximately 20 horns before they got it to their satisfaction…!!!
    3 points
  16. Some pictures of Group Listening Sessions during the classes.
    3 points
  17. JB's always been a great guy, great shows, great music and legendary to say the least. In addition to all of that he's taken my lil Aussiegirlie bass player Tal Wilkenfeld under his wing. They mesh so well together when they decide to do some shows. He's paying it forward once again and she loves it. He's done a LOT of studio work with her teachin her what he's learned in his lifetime. Haven't checked lately but look for a tour with her shortly. THAT will be one to see. It's coming! Carry on!
    3 points
  18. Happy birthday a day late Lauren! Just think in two more years dad will buy you a pony😁
    3 points
  19. Meanwhile, they lived happily ever after..... 👍
    3 points
  20. Doing thing's like this with your kids is fun, but never cared much about halloween, but to a kid it's different I guess. Yes you will have to care about it now. Dad
    3 points
  21. Well heck yea... How bout a lil Billy Strings @ Red Rocks???
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. Black Snake Moan? Snakes have to live on the snake farm...
    3 points
  24. Stop reading my mind @billybob! 😂
    3 points
  25. Going to be watching you Dave 👀
    3 points
  26. Its my daughter's bday today. No BS. I will have to care about Halloween my entire life. This will be her first time "trick or treating".
    3 points
  27. Good for you. Wish I could say the same. What I will say is that I CAN live without any TV, but I could never live without music.
    3 points
  28. 62 and never owned a TV. Not to say I haven't watched TV just too cheap to purchase one and then pay to use it. I occasionally check out stuff online but not a regular happening. $100+ monthly for something I haven't the time to devote to it is just out of the question.
    3 points
  29. Another shot of the old place in N Dakota. This is the view that drew me off the road to have a closer look. Wish I’d stopped down the aperture to get everything in better focus - I stupidly rushed the shot because it was drizzling rain. Used the sharpening effect but it adds some fringing.
    3 points
  30. Been experimenting with different crossover points. I'm really liking 120Hz for music. These THTs work incredibly well with kick drums and bass guitar. Just crazy output.
    2 points
  31. Yes, I asked Roy about this. He said they did that so you could use speaker cables with spade lugs without having to stack them with the small spade lugs coming from the HF driver. Just a nice touch.
    2 points
  32. This was our question and answers sessions we held at the KHMA Feild House after the first day with Chief Bonehead and many gave their impressions of what they experienced and thought about the “Jubilee” and the “Underground Jubilee” comparison.
    2 points
  33. I downloaded the app for turd finder, figured it would make for some good site seeing.
    2 points
  34. The K693 HF Driver and Bracket. Also note the painted backside of the K402.
    2 points
  35. Day 1 we were in two groups, this was the first session in lab on Friday. So this is: Front Row @Wardsweb @MMurg @Chief bonehead 2nd row@Ole Dollar @jwc Mark 13 Colter Hess, back row standing@guywithwine The next photo is Roy and Jessie
    2 points
  36. NOW what did I do? lol
    2 points
  37. I'm about done. I still wander aimlessly, though. Took the broom the the doghouse floor. Looks less like lawn than concrete.
    2 points
  38. @WestcoastdrumsWhoa! Have you told her that since it was her bday that all these people passing out candy were giving it to her for her Bday? hahaha
    2 points
  39. haha I see what you did thee...
    2 points
  40. Divide and Conquer / Don't Fear The Reaper / You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party / Let The Good Times Roll
    2 points
  41. I stay as far away from any company that states using cryo treated beeswax caps as a performance part. Coupling capacitors are of such low impedance compared to the circuit you don't encounter phase shift unless they are undersized and suffer low frequency roll-off and at those frequencies you will encounter phase shift. Coupling caps low impedance means there really is no signal ACROSS them, which means they really are not doing anything to the signal at all. Since there is no signal across them they do not add any distortion. I have tested so many coupling capacitors and overlaid the results and there is no difference between electrolytic and any boutique capacitor you can find me. In fact, the only different with these extremely large beeswax capacitors is they will actually increase noise which was the only thing I saw different. Our local audio group did blind listening tests and nobody yet has been able to reliably tell the difference between any coupling capacitors. I know this is a heavily debated topic but there are other capacitors in the signal path that actually make a difference. People believe because the coupling capacitor is in series that the signal has to pass through it like a water through a filter which just is not correct. It is when a capacitor has the whole signal across it's terminals, like a capacitive load, the capacitor qualities then come into play. I do not expect non-engineers to understand exactly how capacitors function as it is very complex but cryo treated snake oil capacitors are just not needed, sorry. The decware amp you are looking at is 6 watts. The forte is a 98db speaker at 1 watt. To have enough dynamic headroom you need 20db, will this be enough for you? Depends on average listening levels. The 6 watt amp will roughly bring you to 106db at 1 meter away, this puts your average listening requirements down to 86db. If you average 86db or less then it should be fine for you. Unless you are running a class A2 amplifier you never want to run it near max output so to be safe maybe say 84db average. You can download an app that will tell you the db level of your average listening volumes, I suggest you figure this out before looking at amplifiers so you can at least find out how much power you will need to have adequate headroom. Decware does not state any distortion specifications. It does state that it uses zero negative feedback. I will go ahead and say that this may not be the amp for you if you want to listen to complex music at even moderate sound levels. It will just have too much distortion for complex music and without any negative feedback the damping factor will not be great, you will get what they call "one note" boomy bass most likely with this setup so bass heavy and complex music tones will not be great. This particular amp is marketed to people that think feedback is bad, there is a myth that "no feedback' amps are superior but in this case I do not get the warm fuzzy feeling that no feedback is a good idea. Well, unless you listen to very simple music like vocals, chamber, simple acoustic, piano, etc.... Start cranking Metallica after a few beers and it just will not hold up to well. I say figure out your average listening levels and report back. Download the app and let us know, then we can roughly give you a power rating you want to shop for and go from there.
    2 points
  42. Cats! Yea, you all know the story... Too old for animals but I sure love that lil dawg the youngest has. Hadn't seen her in 5 years, youngest said she'd never remember me. WRONG! That lil thing was ALL over me and by my side the entire time I was in Phoenix. Best dawg EVER! i had the couch and she was beside me every nite. Youngest called her a traitor! Only down side was I'd wake up every morning with her butt about 6 inches from my face. hahaha @Full Rangethat is one FANTASTIC album and I'm now on a quest! I'm on youtube and it's insanely good! Thanks!
    2 points
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