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  1. Great new addition to the collection a double album Artist - The Black Angels Title - Wilderness of Mirrors Album ID https://www.discogs.com/release/24582176-The-Black-Angels-Wilderness-Of-Mirrors
    5 points
  2. My journey continues. Have a pair of '77 La Scala's that came with the original metal can caps on the AA's. Liked the sound as is and resisted refreshing them. Then I gave in, bought some new Type A crossovers with Sonicaps from the company who shall not be named(went with A's because I disconnected the zener diodes and so figured no reason to get the AA's). Had them in for several months, no issues, liked them just fine. Not much difference after they seemingly broke in some. I also decided in that time that when @deangwas up and running I would order some new, Klipsch approved crossovers from him. Last night I was bored, so threw in the old crossovers again, and man if they don't sound really good. I figured they would be a little duller then the new one's, but they're not. All the detail and high end is still intact, but there is a nice warmer overall presentation that seemingly was missing with the newer X/O's. Probably just in my mind, and probably my 65 year old ears doing their thing. But I like what I'm hearing, and think I'll leave these in there. At least until I'm able to get the approved variety's in there. Over and out.
    4 points
  3. Thanks for the vibes Chuck. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.
    3 points
  4. * Relax that arm and visualize the bat as part of it. Focus on the ball and 💥Craaaack!☄️ put it over the fence! # "What was that? You muss have total concentwation!" Know they say it's all mind over matter. Good Luck to ya too! * heard that sometime in elementary school # Kentucky Fried Movie?
    3 points
  5. Hopefully their plan comes together. Oldest daughter saw me with my game face on today. hahaha I even offered my designated driver sushi after. She said another time after seeing those toes. lolol She's seen them twice a day rubbin the bear grease on. Today w/them scrubbed up they were "really" gross. Still can't believe they cooked like that from such a lil heater. Crazy.
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. The patina on leather furniture or even clothing is what makes it so desirable! Told my x sis in law these guys were the New-Wave-Dead when they came out and played a nightclub in Orlando
    3 points
  8. No. But it should be no worse than motor oil. You wouldn't lick that off your fingers.
    2 points
  9. Not true. PCB is used in high voltage xfmrs and the like to retard fire and heat breakdown; it is nearly inert and almost will not breakdown. It is difficult to get it to burn in a coal-fired furnace at 3000F. It was not used in the motor caps Klipsch put in the Type AA. I doubt the older boxy caps used in the Type A had it either. It's pretty expensive stuff. https://www.tedss.com/2020005873 But a leak means replacement is needed. The oil conducts heat and improves the insulation of the dielectric.
    2 points
  10. Thanks. They are integrating together well. For music, I am listening sometimes with the Khorns alone. Even if they don't sound quite as nice, there is some satisfaction in enjoying what they do alone. Of course, for movies, the subs still seem to be half of the audio experience!
    2 points
  11. Nice to see those DTS-10 tapped HORNS, picking up the FEEL of the super low end, even though a Khorn goes low enough for music, even they need a good sub to finish the job for pipe organ lovers. Good moves all around!
    2 points
  12. On a related note, Joe Walsh put it pretty succinctly when he said, “I had a lot more fun being 20 in the Seventies than I’m having being 70 in the Twenties.”
    2 points
  13. @svbergerput type A in one and AA in the other? Listen in mono. Which one do you like mo betta? Install the one you like better in both, DONE. Just an idea.
    2 points
  14. Unfortunately , the Khorn , closed backs or not , look a lot better when placed tightly into a proper corner , at least to my critical eyes they do . 🤓
    2 points
  15. My cans look fine, but I have not looked under them and don't plan to. Even though I had no issues audibly with the original AA's, I broke down and bought the refreshed A's because, well, I wanted to see what a majority here and on other forums strongly urge for "better" sound. Well, I did, and they do sound good, but not better. Different, a bit , perhaps. It is for that same reason that I'm going to order your X/O rebuilds. If it gets me closer to what my LS's sounded like off the assembly line in '77(and I realize that other factors come into play which makes it impossible to have them sound exactly like '77 new) great. I also realize that ultimately, I may still prefer the old, decrepit cans. But at least I'll have some idea as to the difference. It's all about the journey and the experience.
    2 points
  16. I worked on these in 2005. That was almost 20 years ago. You don't know whether they're leaking or not unless you lift them from the board. The oil pools under the caps. Sometimes the windings on the autoformer are loose and can be moved up and down the core. You also don't know the true condition unless you have an ESR meter that can measure them in circuit. It was after I did this pair that I quit restoring them.
    2 points
  17. LF heading north (VA) for three days for a wedding. I made a large pot of chili (no beans) yesterday and she made mac & cheese and an apple fritter for me. Neither Swanky nor I will starve. Slight ear pain from over vigorous cleaning so listening may be compromised for a day. Maybe I'll give Gary over at RTM a call and catch up as we do from time to time. He loves to talk music and gear. Good vibes to you Dave!
    2 points
  18. My LS-s are 46 years old, and I consider myself fortunate the AA "oil can" caps are still intact...
    2 points
  19. Burn center @ OSU this afternoon. They tore into all 5 toes today cleaning and whatever else they wanted to do. Didn't feel a thing with neuropathy in both feet. Bottom line, if I'm not any better when they see me again next Friday they want to admit me. Think right foot pinky toe, the one next to it and the middle toe are all 3rd degree. Pinky and the one next to it are very deep 3rd degree. The next two are second degree. I'm down now w/minimal mobility and listening for once. They are already talking skin grafts. Had me feets for 73 years and kinda like 'em. Hope to keep 'em.
    2 points
  20. I have mostly always had / have leather furniture Currently have a leather 4 seater in the listening room - and a 6 seater with 3 power recliners - but it can fit 8 people in the family room
    2 points
  21. [Continued from previous post] Cinerama in our theater (Smilebox) Looking toward the back wall. My wife built the diffusors, and eagerly put them up, along with shelves, absorbers, etc., and solved many problems. For a few films from the magnetic era I sit at the desk behind the couch so I can fluidly ride the Volume control to put back the orchestral and effects dynamics they compressed out, e.g., the ship splintering in Ben-Hur (1959, 70mm and 6 channel ultra dynamic stereo in a 70mm theater), and the music in several places, when they mastered the dialog too high, or the music & effects too low. The volume control manipulations can’t be seen on screen. The Right Font corner. Looking down the right wall. [ran into the 2MB limit again, I guess we don't need the left wall
    2 points
  22. My friend and Klipsch fanatic, Roger Gordon, sent these Pro La Scala's to convert to home speakers. Sadly, he passed away before they were completed. I have finished them and will be sending them to his wife and daughter. I hope they feel a bit of his presence when listening to them and appreciate their beauty, as I know Roger would.
    1 point
  23. The "Police" have a song just for you called "Every where you walk I am watching you" JJK
    1 point
  24. there's nothing special about the screws -- just take one to your local hardware store and match it up. if you're looking for something bigger, just get one size up.
    1 point
  25. Not all contain PCBs. Just in case, would not touch any liquid, or drink it.
    1 point
  26. Would not let it obsess. Enjoy your discovery and network. You need not think about it.
    1 point
  27. Nice sound to it Paul... How these kids come up with the videos I'll never know. lol They always seem to work though.
    1 point
  28. i agree -- the alnico magnet on the k-77 tweeter is quite nice. i think it unfairly gets a bad rap. and like you, i've compared it to more modern alternatives!
    1 point
  29. the measurements in this review were made with a state of the art klipple non acoustic measurement system, I thought that if you had not seen them already that they would prove enlightening.
    1 point
  30. Yeah leaks aren't good. One of the nice things about the LS's is that it's easy to keep an eye on that.
    1 point
  31. Yes, better hang on to those oil can AAs... thanks.
    1 point
  32. If anyone is looking for a fully refurbished pair of KSP 400, or it's little brother the KSP 300, or the K-6 600 watt surrounds & center channel, please let me know. I bought a set of 300's from the original owner that still had working amps, but I happened to find 3 brand new (never used) European 220v amps and all I did was swap transformers and they're perfect! Last year I bought the entire K-6 series with the KSP-400 towers that needed new amps, but all in all looked great! However, I was not a fan of the woodgrained look as it made my living room feel like a 1970's porn flick. A local cabinet maker owed me a favor and I had them completely refinished to match my KSP 300's. The guy I bought the 3 KSP 300 amps from also had 1 new (or unused) KSP 400 amp and I had the other professionally fixed. The reason I'm getting rid of them is due to the police showing up at my door for the 4th time and made it clear that I did not want them coming back a 5th time, and I also have a 15" R-115sw in each corner. What can I say, I like bass.
    1 point
  33. Hi, Yes, Italian sofa is an Italian-made piece of furniture made by hand by craftsmen, it is 22 years old from the year 2000, so it has a little patina. But it's still comfortable, the leather is solid and beautiful, yes it's buffalo leather. Arrrrggg ! I don't have a photo where you can see it in full and here it's the night, just a few discs on it, not CDs sorry, but vinyls: MicroMara will like this German group, one of the best
    1 point
  34. That sofa or chair looks like it might be very comfortable @mustang_flht
    1 point
  35. They have to be in close proximity to a corner. Not in a corner.
    1 point
  36. There's too much worry about what everyone else wants. If they want more cheese on their fries, learn to make peace with that. There's still plenty of safe space left in the world if you just can't handle different wants and opinions. You can even exit the grid and be ignorantly blissful.
    1 point
  37. Here is Gary’s and Annie’s Music Room/Library/Home Theater. Captions are below each picture. The room is 25 ft by 16+. wide, with a sloped ceiling, highest in the rear, that averages 10 ft. Full range Audyssey took out a few peaks, and we love the clarity, the convincing tonality, the clean transients, and the effortless, wide, dynamic range. We think our sound closely resembles the character of the orchestras we have listened to “live.” Entering. Annie and I deliberately did not fill the shelves with books, but put art objects and artifacts on them to provide diffusion and slight absorption. The front wall. The wall is covered in fabric, and hides the center channel speaker, which is a modified Belle Klipsch which is flush mounted in a bump-out sticking out of the other side of the wall. Flush mounting gains us 1 to 3 dB in the bass, and some bass extension, as well. It is a good timbre match above the 40 Hz Audyssey measurement says is the F3. The Belle is raised so that the tweeter is the same height as those in the Khorns. We put stock upgrades in the Khorns; they have the same guts as ones made in 2018. The fabric on the wall is acoustically transparent, as is the projection screen. With both fabrics in the way, we get about -1.75 dB at 16K. Audyssey compensates for that. The bump-out also contains a subwoofer, and quite a few diffusers. The front wall with the 130" wide (not diagonal) AT screen down. The screen height is such that someone with tri-focals can see the whole image through the tops of their glasses. Screen shot from the Main Viewing Position. This is what Panavision & CinemaScope look like. [continued on next series I post -- ran into the 2MB maximum]
    1 point
  38. Not for sale, it's apart of a pair. I am only keeping 3 sets of speakers: * Cornwall IV (Cherry) * La Scala AL5 (Cherry) * Palladium P-39F (Natural Zebra grain)
    1 point
  39. The removable rear panels on earlier cornwalls and Crites cornscalas were a weak point in the design. These speakers tend to have a somewhat boxy sound and loud midbass notes can even make the cabinets resonate. It's one of those things you just have to live with, but once you hear it, you can't unhear it.
    1 point
  40. Meet Pedro Sanchez Delgado!!!!! @Edgar Yes indeed, a regular guy, in the best since of that expression go to about 2:45. But watch the whole thing and discover Mary Hicks who could built a pair of Khorns in a day. Jerry Calhoun who still runs that factory like a well oiled machine (he started when he was 4), and on and on and on.
    1 point
  41. We just keep preaching...someday.
    1 point
  42. Send me your email and I will have Paul reach out about the building. trey.cannon@klipsch.com
    1 point
  43. Well I JUST found something out....You guys have a DEALER doing Repair as well. He is buying parts from the vendor we get our networks from. SO he is using KLIPSCH parts. Will only work with stock drivers same as me.... I was doing this to help folks keep there KLIPSCH speaker like new. If you have a place to solve this that is authorized, you don't need me doing it. Heritage Crossover Repairs For crossovers that we may no longer have available, you may be able to get them repaired through one of our authorized Heritage Dealers: JEM PERFORMANCE AUDIO (412) 401-6915 https://jemperformanceaudio.com/499 Limestone Dr Bethel Park, PA 15102 United States
    1 point
  44. Yes...Same offer here. If you have or replace your drivers with KLIPSCH STOCK parts and have a network, I will do the work of repairing what you have for free. Ship the nets to me once I have the parts on hand for your unit. I will turn them in a day and ship back out the next day... Replacing parts will take about 30 min for each network. ( I am slower that I use to be) You pay shipping here and back and pay for any parts used. My guess is that parts will cost about $30 each, or less. The email to start this is crossover_repair@gmail.com I have 6 or 7 guys in line. I have parts dept. working up a list of parts and MSRP for them. I plan to do a video of how to repair a network so you can follow along and do it your self. I am playing with the idea of a repair kit that ships out with parts, how to and soldiering gun and solder. not sure how that would go over...
    1 point
  45. Sure...Remember they are small speakers so watch your volume.
    1 point
  46. They will work great...We have used them in small cinemas....and homes. remember the depth...they are deeper than most home in ceiling speakers. OH...Roy D engineered them.
    1 point
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