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  1. This was my sale, but regardless, I'm curious as to how any of the delays could possibly be any dealer's fault. There has been one delay after another. One time the wood vendor shipped veneer that wasn't matched so they had to start all over. There were delays after they realized that the Jubilees had to use the paint booth for La Scala and Klipschorn and there wasn't unlimited capacity so they had to figure some things out. etc., etc., .etc. We have been in communication with literally every detail we heard about, this entire time, he got both official and unofficial details and explanations. Michael got one of the first pair of the normal walnut ones once they started shipping. His money has been sitting in escrow which is stressful for me but given the situation that's what needed to happen. So please, school me on what I should have done better with these issues, I'd honestly like to know.
    4 points
  2. ...this forum can be a form of masochism, lol
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  3. Dont watch that stupidity. Costa Rica has some good beans and I like the dark chocolate covered ones. The coffee has quite a buzz so beware.
    3 points
  4. been watchin Naked-n-Afraid these people get transported to some fairly exotic locations. I'd like to see them try to make it out in the GreatPlains or even the Eastern woodlands.
    3 points
  5. For Prog and followers of Genesis another great documentary Did you know that this album was written with the US market in mind
    3 points
  6. Putting it back together, one piece at a time. A little grease here, a dab of oil there...
    3 points
  7. Hello! My name si Gianluca I am from Italy and read with a lot of interest this forum. Here in Italy the informations about Klipsch’ world are not enough… Months ago I have been lucky! I found here in my city (Rome) a pair of Hip 2. Black version. I always desidered a pair of Heresy but price is exagerated…even for 2hand model. I paid these Hip 2 a reasonable price. The conditions were good but the aspect not the maximum to be placed in the living room with a perfectionist wife…. Black color with a big handle oh the top…. I received Also the documents with expired warranty and a personal letter wrote by klipsch with a typewriter…. I removed the upper handle e close the hole from inside with a thin wood and using a professional vynil, all the exterior has been covered. Black oak finish. The components are K79 K53 K42 and K42E on the other. I suppose that it is because the speakers has not sequential series numbers and so a model has been made using a different supplier. Crossover is according the label Hip2 Sound: No words! In my system I have a McIntosh ma6100 and on the other McIntosh C47 with 275. In both cases the results are wonderful. Since the first day I noticed a full complete big sound. Bass strong and with depth more than necessary sometimes. My living room is not big and more bass could be only a problem. The bass is very articulate, solid with firm structure. Sweet and nice the mids and highs. My opinion on these speakers has been upgraded after I listen a pair of classic Heresy 2 here at my home with my McIntosh. Almost night and day. Hip2 all life! Full bodied sound at low volume, and much more details at normal volume. At high volume the Heresy 2 shows their limit….the Hip2 no problem…they are happy to sound. I think that no changes has been made to the crossover. For those who say that bigger efficiency means less bass I want assure that it is not true, at least in my case with my speakers. The double front reflex increase the bass, goes deep and it is a perfect match. I would be very curious for a listening with Heresy 4…. I am really in love with these speakers. I will attach some pictures. Let me know your opinion. Ciao!
    3 points
  8. Looks awesome to me...I think I posted long ago when you first showed it off.."it's full of stars"...you know like the monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
    2 points
  9. Sometimes moving heavy irregularly shaped equipment requires building a special holding fixture , these expensive speakers require special attention when moving ,especially if your clearances are tight . Even riggers , piano movers etc , scratch stuff up . I agree with your thoughts below 🤓
    2 points
  10. You make a good point, but the biggest need for handles seems to be in the area of the oddly shaped/non-rectilinear rear part of the speakers. Accordingly, the handles would be out of sight once the speakers are finally in place. As well, if the position or direction of the speakers needed to be fine-tuned after the initial placing, handles would be very helpful, as well as mostly out of sight. Wilson speakers, the higher (and very expensive) models in their range, come with not only delivery, but also the services of an acoustic expert, who does that positional fine-tuning in the customer’s listening room. Supposedly, moving the speakers very small amounts, a few inches or less, is sometimes what’s needed to make the stereo imaging fully snap into place, for example. While this may be beyond the scope of what Klipsch (and Cory!) can manage at this time, it might be worth finding and designating such a person (with a bit of factory training) in each state, who could be called upon, even if paid by the customer, to get the speakers fully dialled in. Just buying a modern $1,000 TV often entails paying an extra $149 or so to get it connected to a home sound system and dialled in. Why does this seem out of place or impractical for a $35,000 product?
    2 points
  11. Unfortunately, it's an insanely huge liability and almost impossible to pull this off. You would basically have to go into the piano moving business. Literally. Issues with them: 1. They are so heavy that four people are required just to pick the things up, and even then it's not super safe. I don't even know where I could find four employees to be trained then work part time and go on business trips at the very low volume that these will be selling at. 2. They are not square so you can't use those straps that they use for some gun safes. I had floated the idea to Roy that maybe there could be a removable jig that makes the back be more square so these straps could be used but that isn't going to happen. 3. That back corner is just really hard to hang on to. I had also floated the idea to Roy that some kind of handle be installed even if it were removable which I'd still like to see but I don't think that's going to happen. 4. Getting these up even a small staircase in the garage, to a landing, then turn a 90 degree angle, is going to be insane. Literally every installation anybody has seen at this point has been in hotel ballrooms or outside or a commercial dealer showroom where you can just roll a pallet jack up to where you want them, but doing things like twisting on this landing while holding them up and not scratching them is going to be really tough. 5. Almost every sale is going to be in a different state. There are local laws, local tax, local insurance. You can't just decide to go install 400+ pound speakers in people's houses on a whim. Honestly I don't even know what to do as a professional service. It's just so far beyond the scope of a typical home theater installation. The only thing I know to do is to reimburse people for a local piano mover to be hired. I've literally been thinking about this and debating about all this and talking to Roy and others about this, for the entire past year. It's not exactly a case of laziness.
    2 points
  12. I, Khornukopia, posted the word "reputable" so guess i should define it. Reputable: adjective: Having a good reputation And if I may add my personal observation as a lifelong Klipsch devotee, @Crankysoldermeister is really well liked and admired in the audio community and has been a very good influencer on the popularity of Klipsch speakers amongst the world of passionate audio enthusiasts. Disclaimer; I have no personal, business, crossover network or any other relationship to @Crankysoldermeister. Just thought I should point that out since there appears to be a connection between two other members on this thread.
    2 points
  13. I think that reviewers have to tell credible and comprehensible stories if they want to be good in business. But...that doesn't really mean that they believe everything they say. Or they are very easily influenced. Of course, reviewers live from the fact that they also have to promote new products. I notice that, unlike in the past, there are more and more reviewers who only select products that they present positively. Not all of them, of course. But for example Steve Guttenberg. Ok, he can do that, it's his philosophy. But he gets into trouble when he makes comparisons. He normally does not make comparisons, so it struck me all the more when he recently compared a new floorstanding KEF loudspeaker with his Cornwall IV. KEF reference 3 meta vs. Cornwall IV on youtube. It starts at minute 9:40. Ok, the KEF speaker costs 15,000 USD a pair. But why is the Cornwall IV described in such a way that nobody wants it in the comparison? Steve has had the CW4 for more than two and a half years as his standard reference system that he listens to every day at home. He was always full of praise and had even done two reviews a year apart. If Steve had been a bit fairer and not just mentioned disadvantages of the CW4 compared to KEF meta 3 it would have remained more credible....even for both speakers. Now his review leaves a strange aftertaste.
    2 points
  14. There are rare exceptions. One of my 16 year old students is completely into vinyl records. She had first listened to her dad's records and now is building her own collection. Another one was into analog photography. My estimate is 1 in 300 youngsters is interested in the analog lifestyle...
    2 points
  15. The only one that made me wonder a bit was that one boy, everything was a DVD for him, seemed like he didn´t know any CD. When will the younger ones sit and wonder about DVDs, BDs ect., 10 or 15 years, or even less? If I showed them my old Segea Genesis, would they recognize what it is? Well, probably, since itś obviously a video-game of some kind. But, with the latest vinyl-boom, will knowledge about TTs spread again? Or will it just be the older generation which redicovers vinyl?
    2 points
  16. I ended up buying a VTV purifi based amp. I really like it and do not feel that I have given up anything in sound quality. These newer Class D amps are really good not like the old chip amps of the past. I have zero regrets.
    2 points
  17. Looking better than when it left the factory 🤘
    2 points
  18. You know what deano….ok. Just keep it civil and no personal stuff. Please accept my apologies, my friend.
    2 points
  19. Not too up on genres but what I've heard here at these forums. Think one of the several here from TN introduced me to these very talented fellas. Remember.
    2 points
  20. Since you wonder, and post it as an insult to a respected member. I have learned a lot more about speakers from Claude on the forum, than from reading other people's GLWYS and congrats over and over.
    2 points
  21. Of course there hasn't been any testing, because this is purely BS misinformation. The DE120 driver used in the Crites CT120 and the DaveA SMAHL are the clearly superior drivers. The following two gentlemen actually HAVE done the testing, and HAVE the info to back it up. @ClaudeJ1 @Dave A
    2 points
  22. you like the EP600Ms? I have the Yamaha pushing mine.
    1 point
  23. I can’t speak for Roy, of course, but I suspect that the UJubilee was only 24.5” deep was to keep it compatible with behind-movie-screen use, like the La Scala, for example. Even though it was originally intended for home use, this constraint may have been in PWK’s mind. However, when it came to the New Jubilee, there were no such constraints, and Roy was free to design the speakers to produce ultimate sound quality, with whatever size and shape it turned out to be. That turned out to be too deep for commercial cinema use, but that’s irrelevant for this speaker’s purpose. The only comment I’d make would be to echo what a few other members have posted. Why not install handles in several strategic spots? These speakers will be going into private homes in the majority of cases, with all the accessibility problems that may entail. Everything that can be done to make the final step of the delivery, from driveway to listening room, as simple and safe as possible, for both the speakers and the people who are doing the job, should be considered. If handles are considered to be too unsightly, maybe find a model of removable handles, leaving only the low profile handle (and maybe lifting strap) anchors in sight. For that matter, they could have a decorative finish (Bright Brass, Antiqued Brass, Brushed Stainless Steel, etc.), which could make them actually be a stylish addition.
    1 point
  24. i personally have bought 8 sets of Deang or Crankys crossovers. 7 for the k-horn and 1 for the cornwall. the lastest caps are the V-caps or ODAM caps which i now have 2 sets and they are out of this world. i listen for at least 2 hrs of vinyl every night. my fav right now is Dire Straits album - on every street its not believable
    1 point
  25. @001 I have been wanting to ask the same question, just because I like to know how and why certain choices are made in the pursuit of audio excellence.
    1 point
  26. Congrats man I would have bought these had they been reasonably close to me very nice set top of the line speakers at a good / fair price IMO.
    1 point
  27. The pièce de résistance has arrived. Soundstage is more articulate and spacious, bass is somehow "tighter" and resonates or vibrates better, vocals are real now - no other way to put it. And this is coming out of a new pc built with year before last's goodies in it. Monos certainly aren't from upstate NY! The RP-600 IIs probably aren't broken in yet at about 100 hours the sub is a little closer. I might have now extracted everything out of the Crosshair 8 Dark Hero's sound setup that I can. At least all I'm going to do unless some big Klipsch fall into my life . I had some good Schiit. Now I've got the Killer one t--e Schiit !
    1 point
  28. ok, this is a legitimate question not a "peanut gallery" comment... i have asked before but never really get a reply or explanation. if the voltage curve is so important & its implied that changing caps will mess this up, can you or someone explain how a given cap will change the curve or if that will have any noticeable affect on the sound? its kind of a blanket statement to keep saying it will change the curve but no data or test results to show how much it will be changed. im sure other people & companies that offer this type of service know about voltage curves & other aspects of crossover work to know if changing a cap would affect the sound or operation of the speaker so drastically. & more to that point, how do you know how much, if any, a certain type or brand of cap will change the voltage curve? have numerous caps been compared to the "klipsch authorized" caps? i realize a different type of cap such as a polypropylene will have different characteristics than the ones klipsch uses, but no comparisons have ever been provided. so lets use similar caps as an example, will a polyester/mylar cap that is the same type as the original stock or jem caps change the voltage curve too? & if so, is it enough of a change to ever actually hear a difference? there are many of these types of caps out there, some state they use higher quality materials or higher quality manufacturing etc than others. yet we have no details on these aspects from jem or klipsch, i recall reading the KSC or maybe T.I. marked caps klipsch used in the older generation 1.0 & 2.0 models like quartet, forte, chorus, KG, KLF etc were made in mexico with no claims of quality. yet some brands stress their caps are made in germany & with high quality materials like dupont film etc. so how is the average person supposed to know if one brand of similar caps are better than another in regards to voltage curves or quality? again, this is a legit question since the average guy has no way to determine these things & the statements given of "because i said so" are rather vague with no further info ever provided. if its top secret or proprietary i understand, but to just keep saying any cap besides original klipsch or jem caps will change the voltage curve leaves a lot to be desired & doesnt help the average guy considering replacing aged caps or wanting to maybe try to improve/upgrade caps. it would be very helpful if you or someone with knowledge on this can shed some light on this subject as im sure there are others that want to know or learn... clarifying the matter with some test results or data would probably help klipsch/jem & support that their caps are "superior" to other brands.
    1 point
  29. Get em while they're HOT! DJ Speakers Klipsch Professional 400 Watts Each - electronics - by... (craigslist.org)
    1 point
  30. Klipsch Jubilee: an imposing 185kg hi-fi speaker https://blog.son-video.com/en/2022/06/klipsch-jubilee-an-imposing-185kg-hi-fi-speaker/
    1 point
  31. too much time on my hands??? ... maybe I discovered this, quite by accident. I set my lighter down, on its edge, and it stood it is fairly easy to do, if you try
    1 point
  32. Fixin' to log off, my current DAC sold before the new one got here. Got to put it back in the box. Good Schiit gets around! Different from what the stations played when I woke up on the sofa after recording Dave Letterman and watching Johnny Carson (most if not all) on weeknights. But it is respectful & rocks, done a decade ago and has 8M views! Then, all the verses! It's been a while since I've heard them.
    1 point
  33. Once you move it to the consumer side you can price it like a Klipschorn. It will be for those that either don't have room or can't afford the +$30K price tag of the Jubilee. People will always gravitate to the Klipschorn and La Scala because of their furniture grade finish. The Underground Jubilee would be for those willing to let go of that in lieu of some additional performance. It was just a thought.
    1 point
  34. I'm sorry too. I get it. I don't like it when people mod my networks either, lol.
    1 point
  35. Have at it, the safe cost so much I can't afford to put anything in it. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  36. Nice video, I just can't agree with his comparison of the CW4 with the Forte 4 With a listening demo at the hi-fi shop I was able to compare these speakers next to each other and I found the difference between these two speakers quite big.
    1 point
  37. It's like the advertisements on your TV or phone that you don't pay attention to because they keep popping up. People find them annoying. There is psychology behind this that you might want to read about. I don't think you're helping JEM or Klipsch. JEM is pinned to the top of the page.
    1 point
  38. The DAC has a new home!
    1 point
  39. Shaggy at the dog park yesterday. He had a blast although no other dogs were here.
    1 point
  40. Another pair of woofer cabinets. Next step is to remove the old paint.
    1 point
  41. What I want to see Klipsch do for the Jubilee is provide a "white glove" delivery and setup service for the Jubilee. For a fee, at delivery they would get them into your home, setup, and tested. I know I would have definitely paid for that.
    1 point
  42. lol, perhaps, but I WOULD get it done!!
    1 point
  43. the comment was pretty clear... i asked the guy if he has ever tested to reach that determination, but got crickets as usual... how does one know something is "superior" if they have never tested or probably never even owned or heard the thing(s) they are discrediting & insulting? what i find funny is if you go back a few years, before jem or klipch TI tweeters, this same person liked the crites caps & tweeters & even recommended them to other members, but hard to find those posts out of 61.4k other posts that get edited all the time...
    1 point
  44. Remember, the Heritage Jubilee is heavier than the Underground Jubilee since it's mostly MDF. It's also about six inches deeper than the Underground Jubilee. I was told by the carrier that the shipment weight is a little over 1000 lbs. The pallet in the picture below is the "bottom" of the bass bin "box". The box in the second picture goes over the top and is attached to the pallet. I don't have a pallet jack to get this onto my front stoop and up the additional step into the house. Even if I did, this will not fit though my front door. I also don't have multiple people to help me with this. So, I'd rather pay someone who moves things heavier than these for a living.
    1 point
  45. 2 Neutrik were standard , but it could be that some earlier versions of the KP-301 were XLR , since the XLR plug does not look to be added on
    1 point
  46. it's my household , the Chorus 1 has 1 less Passive radiator , so less prone to accidental damage from the kids-dogs -cats
    1 point
  47. That looks like the bottom of my sofa.
    1 point
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