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  1. Not the original DP but...got it too. Lady Luck, a good one. Congrats and show me the other DP LP's sometime. Full Range has some DP also. Like to listen while on the floor. That way do not have as far to...____ ☕
    7 points
  2. I am not a Klipsch employee, and never have been, but I've read a great deal of audio since 1959, am a fan, and blissfully live with 9 Klipsch speakers, a wonderful, music loving wife of 47 years, and a music tolerating cat. Paul Klipsch recommended trying any speaker pressed into in a corner (this was before the Forte, and the RP series, etc). He stated that it would be likely to increase the bass by 6 dB [compared to out in the room, where crazy "audiophiles" of the era, as mentioned by @Islander, would likely put their speakers]. To the degree that the greatest power demands are often in the bass, corner placement with a 100 watt ["RMS"] per channel amplifier would be equivalent to using a 400 watt per channel amplifier with the speakers out in the room. Initially, Klipsch speakers were designed to sound good in a "typical" living room, but, as you say, all rooms are different. Other manufactures measured in an ordinary anechoic chamber and aimed for [sort of] flat frequency response and tolerable measured distortion levels in such a chamber. But some speakers need a corner, because the corner is part of the design, so Paul Klipsch had an anechoic chamber built with a revolving door "corner" in it so various corner [and non-corner] speakers could be measured when in a corner. One of Klipsch's goals was to have both good measurements in his special anechoic chamber, and good sound in home listening rooms. Some articles said he found frequency response much less important than low distortion, especially modulation distortion, which some manufacturers ignore. Evidently, Paul felt realistic dynamics to be more important than holding frequency response within +/- 3dB. Originally, he said that to get the "blood stirring" effect of a live symphony orchestra, you need occasional very brief ("instantaneous," probably 1/4 second or less) of 115 dB at your ears, because that's what he measured when recording the Arkansas Symphony. Years later, THX found that instantaneous peaks of 100 dB (110 dB in the bass) is plenty in most home size rooms, with 105 dB (115 dB in the bass) needed in commercial cinemas and concert halls. The silly truth about frequency response is that a certain other company's speaker, costing over $100,000, with advertised frequency response of +/- 1 dB, 20 to 20,000Hz, was measured by a magazine at +/- 5 dB (+4/-6dB)by a magazine, in a real room. Not that +/-5 dB is a bad figure at all, or that I trust the magazine, but that the importance of frequency response is so over emphasized that it seduces marketers. Speaker frequency response in the real world with the availability of room treatments, Audyssey, Dirac, Trinnov, and the lovely return of tone controls, should decline, but flat response sells, where it is there or not. See also, Down with Flat! by J. Gordon Holt, Apr 29, 1985 in Stereophile. Some recordings have improved since he wrote that, and, for me, the moderate treble roll-off (- 5 dB at 16K) of something like Audyssey Reference removes his distortion lurking at the top objection in lesser recordings. For wonderful recordings, like the direct-to- disc Crystal Clear recording, Sonic Fireworks, I enjoy Audyssey FLAT, with the bass turned up, as well. Try Fanfare for the Common Man. Corner Placement was heavily criticized from time to time, and year after year by Consumer Reports, who said that corner placement produced the loudest, but most uneven, bass. I have never been able to duplicate these results with any speaker. Then Don Davis, the studio designer, wrote a great article for Audio magazine in which he said, "Paul Klipsch's advocacy of corner placement for the past 50 years is still correct. Corner placement has the following advantages: The entire audience-coverage angle is within 90°, polar control is excellent at specular frequencies, and the best low-frequency modal response in acoustically small rooms is obtained." There may well be a small caveat. Some stray midrange and treble sound may reach the front and side walls a bit too soon. Putting some absorption on the walls where the off-axis midrange/treble might land before being reflected would probably be helpful. I believe Klipsch measures their speakers with grille cloth on. If you have pets [or kids, or unruly party guests] leave the grilles on. Cats will sometimes eat speaker cones, especially if they have a certain (plastic like) smell. I know that acoustically transparent fabric sounds like "clean coal," but I have my center channel behind a faux wall with AT fabric across whole wall, plus an AT projection screen that comes down in front of it. Audyssey Flat fully compensates for this. Audyssey Reference imposes its own curve if I select it. Of course, I have the screen down when running Audyssey. A slight treble control adjustment ought to make up for any filtering by the grille.
    5 points
  3. Last one for today. My first dip into Deep Purple. This is one of three DP LPs I was given by a fellow member over in the Dual Forum, thanks!
    5 points
  4. When this first came out I was kinda ehh...After listening a few times it became a favorite. Drifter has always been a favorite song since I was about 14.
    4 points
  5. Burns are bad , hope things go well !
    4 points
  6. There are millions of rooms, and they are all different. The only thing they have full control of is the loudspeaker. The room is your job. Using boundary reinforcement from corners and walls is a foundational principle of design for Klipsch. It offsets the falling response of the bass, and this is why they add 4dB of room gain to their sensitivity measurements. They will always choose high sensitivity over smooth response. Consider that 3dB is half power. So, when you pull your speakers out into the room, it's like giving up half of your amplifier power - and it gets worse when you start EQ'ing the bass up to make up for the bass you lost by pulling them out. You're just gobbling up power - and if you get bored you can read about power compression. It doesn't take a lot to smooth them out. Deal with the early reflections on the side walls, some carpet, etc. Proper placement too. Klipsch Owners Group gets the award for some the most painful looking set ups. Toe them into the listening area and not splashing into the side walls. Grill cloth on Heritage is not acoustically transparent and is part of the voicing. Reference uses acoustically transparent fabric.
    4 points
  7. 4 points
  8. @MicroMaraI'll see that and raise you 5 toes! Back to the couch for me... The Vinyl spinners are a bad, bad group to hang with. Fair warning 😂 I actually just posted the picture from the ER/burn surgeons work and changed my mind. lol Gotta love those lil heaters... Ughh!
    3 points
  9. https://www.discogs.com/master/349231-King-Crimson-The-Great-Deceiver-Live-1973-1974
    3 points
  10. Fremer's new "Tracking Angle" venture? MMmmmmm oooook! https://trackingangle.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Official+Intro+Announcement
    3 points
  11. Something like This is my mono goal...
    3 points
  12. Bonus vid promoting the upcoming tour . Fun fact Blackpink is the last live show I attended .
    3 points
  13. Sorry for your injuries all. I would nurse you if were there. A woman's kiss would make it feel better.
    3 points
  14. Catching up here. @MicroMara WOW! That HURTS!! Just to look at. I am so sorry you are dealing with this type of injury @GWSmith I do wish you would employ a neighbor to "Steady" your ladder, a spotter that is recommended by safety organizations. I fear for you come Xmas lights time! I share my thoughts KNOWING I am just as guilty here... Just as guilty My thoughts are with you all No spinning today (Yet) going to be doing some wire routing (re-wiring) to chase down an intermittent hum I heard last night. Be careful and get well quickly! Tim
    3 points
  15. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis It is the second movement of Concierto de Aranjuez, by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. Miles Davis has a very famous reinterpretation of it, on his album Sketches of Spain. This is the classical version This is bucket heads version
    3 points
  16. Think I'll leave Fremer's new link here if anyone's interested. https://trackingangle.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Official+Intro+Announcement
    2 points
  17. The solution to early reflections is big horns, well toed-in per the Dope From Hope recommendations. The K402 is ideal for this purpose. With the driver axes crossing in front of the listener, very little sound spills out toward the side walls, and the area of stereo effect in the room is enlarged. To trickson69: although it may seem counterintuitive, smaller rooms need bigger horns, precisely to reduce sidewall reflections and their effects. This is why there are quite a few Jubilee owners who have them in relatively small rooms, but enjoy great sound.
    2 points
  18. Pink Venom Not the usual fare of most folk here but I upgraded my desktop system from Klipsch Pro Medias to Klipsch the Fives and an SW12 at my feet . This tune hits hard 👍
    2 points
  19. I’m not sure I can subscribe to your assessment of “mono”. It would be like covering one eye and saying “my depth perception is now better than ever”. I’ve never had any issues with balance or a narrow sweet spot, but I can certainly understand your predicament.
    2 points
  20. This tells me one thing.
    2 points
  21. I have an old school 9 track reel demagnetizer. It’s very cool. Who wants to start a business with me. Boy do I have an idea.
    2 points
  22. Several months ago I replaced the ALK networks I had in my lascalas with the original AA networks and recapped the originals with the Klipsch approved JEM caps. I can say this was a very good change for me and my lascalas sound like they used to again. Hard to describe, but just right. I recommend giving this a try if you want to have the original factory sound. I liked the change so much that I just did the same thing to my cornwalls about a month ago. I removed the ALK networks and installed the original Type B networks and recapped them with a JEM cap replacement kit. It's not been very long but I could tell right away the balance was back and it's nice to know they are back to the original factory spec. These were easy changes as well as the kits come with a schematic and all the mounting hardware. This was a good idea for Klipsch to take the time to figure this out and offer these kits. If you are not confident in making the changes yourself, look up DeanG. He can do it for you. In my case I have older speakers and the networks were fairly simple. Not too many parts.
    2 points
  23. Klipsch has 2 anechoic chambers. One each in Hope AR and Indianapolis IN. They take their measurements in one of those. Speaker engineers want to separate the speaker from the room at least to begin with. Klipsch professional theater speakers intentionally have the high frequencies dialed up to be able to penetrate from behind the movie screen.
    2 points
  24. I agree they do sound great near a wall and in a corner, this kind of tells me two things one that Klipsch designers are designing them around the home user. and two that audiophiles are mostly looking for that placebo effect to fix their speaker's sound. 8" from the wall and I swear I can push them closer, and they sound fantastic.
    2 points
  25. Klipsch Cats 😂 they know what sounds good
    2 points
  26. You can also correct the nuts on the threaded rods so that everything is in balance
    2 points
  27. Arrived this weekend:
    2 points
  28. I am proud to be an American and The United States of America works best when we have global allies like Germany helping us achieve our shared Goals!
    2 points
  29. Fair enough I hope it’s position changes to a higher shelf by the time your age reaches the 60s and 70s
    2 points
  30. Today , 3rd.of october , we celebrate the 33rd. anniversary from the german re-unification . Time to say again " Thank you to our alley The untited states of America " and especially Ronald Reagan with his historical speech " tear down this wall " in Berlin
    2 points
  31. Cool @AndreG. I'm at about 9 minutes and thought I was listening to some early, great Judas Priest for a bit. No puppets Second vid is off a cd I got in my late 30s and loved. Just about played it non-stop from Orlando to Charlotte to east of Fayetteville then back home one trip. Last time I'd done like that was my Highway to Hell cassette in my first car!
    2 points
  32. OW! That's no fun at all. Good call to use the pillow to put out the fire. Putting water on an oil fire is one of the worst things you can do, as it splatters burning oil in all directions, and can even cause an explosion. There are fire safety videos on YouTube that show this. Putting the lid back on the pan would have worked, too, as long as the fire snuffed out before the glass overheated and cracked. In the same way, if the fire is in a pot or pan, put the lid on right away, and leave it on until things cool, or for a few minutes at least, so that you don't get it flaring up a second time, because the pot/pan is still hot enough for ignition, and is just waiting for some oxygen. You can get fire blankets for the kitchen. They come in a quick-release holder that you attach to the wall, and in the event of a fire, you can pull it out quickly and cover the fire with the fire-resistant and air-blocking blanket. In some cases, it could even be safer than using an extinguisher. I hope your burns aren't too serious and heal quickly. I recommend using Vitamin E cream or oil on the affected areas, because it will help to speed the healing and reduce any scarring. Just put it on once or twice a day, until the skin is fully healed. It works on surgery scars too, reducing the redness, in some cases leaving the scar skin-coloured instead of red, so it's barely noticeable. Fire blankets are really inexpensive, don't expire, and can be reused. Just like a fire extinguisher, it can be a good idea to keep it at some distance from the stove, like across the room. Here's an Aussie Fire Chief explaining how to use one:
    2 points
  33. There are things that just happen . I had heated oil in a pan, made a glass lid on the pan, was briefly distracted and saw how strong smoke formed under the glass lid. Immediately I took the pan off the stove, took down the glass lid , by the oxygen the pan began to burn. The flames beat higher and higher. My son wanted to extinguish the fire in the pan with water, no I let that be, meanwhile the smoke detectors were already beeping in the house, panic broke out. I saw a large pillow and took this to smother the flames in the pan . That worked. Unfortunately, I got very bad burns on the right hand. We have ointments in our home pharmacy to soothe the burns. Nevertheless, I have very severe pain. But I can also use the laptop with my left hand, so I can write.
    2 points
  34. Place the Jubs side by side would get you very close… miketn
    1 point
  35. I really like the mods that I’ve done on them, but I feel like they deserve their own cabinets as they’re only Klipsch in spirit; I’d like to make these H700‘s as close to stock as possible as a counterpoint and the tweeters are bugging me.
    1 point
  36. Pretty speakers but not underground Jubs. 🙂
    1 point
  37. As "babadono" has confirmed, depth perception is affected by many factors. There may be some "impression" of depth in mono, but not what you have naturally with 2 eyes that develop normally. Individuals who perform certain tasks usually must undergo some preliminary testing to ensure they have the required skills for certain jobs, such as a pilot. They cannot be color-blind for obvious reasons. My last job in the Army was Military Intelligence (96D) satellite imagery analyst. I had to have "stereoscopic" vision to even be considered for the MOS. Then of course, your ASVAB score had to be up to par as well in the right areas. I had a friend a long time ago who had one eye and could shoot pool and beat most anybody with two eyes. He trained himself over 20~30 years how to best use what he had. When he first lost his eye, he said life was much different.
    1 point
  38. I know what cherry picking is but don’t understand how it is applicable here. What do you mean?
    1 point
  39. thanx @grasshopper , junk calls are a disease here as well
    1 point
  40. Just got this old Bogen going. It has 6DW5 output tubes and dc filaments. Interesting.
    1 point
  41. Call me old fashioned But a TT belongs on the top shelf
    1 point
  42. It seems that a lot of us have been in some accident or another, getting hurt. I didn't need to think very hard what album to take out to break the curse! The album artwork says enough! To all of you: get well soon!
    1 point
  43. I have those , but they´re in the laundry 😂 , but I don´t have a fire extinguisher
    1 point
  44. The chintz speaker wire tells us something , it indicates that if the speaker wire is large enough to carry the required current over its short distance ,then the engineer its satisfied , and that a fancy , or larger gauge wire is not necessary . I’d like to hear the answers to your questions also . Have a good day🤓
    1 point
  45. Perfect for a gray morning!
    1 point
  46. Hop on board the nostalgia train 🚂
    1 point
  47. Corners dont hurt , if you got corners , use them by all means , but if you dont , no worries .
    1 point
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