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  1. Well, I think you deserve a prize for your new listening room... But a punishment for not hooking up your turntable first! 😜 That will teach you for being a granite junkie. 😁
    5 points
  2. You see Ivan ...I do remember that your wife loves Music and she´s a musician as well . The wife Ihad is the total opposit from your´s . She was totally jealous about my technical and musical passion and she hated my seperate Listening room. Anytime when I had fun she did her best to destroy that passion . How long can a music lover endure that ? I did for many years , maybe a couple of years too long. I´m 61 now , the last five years she dindn´t gave up destroying my technical and musical interests as well my participation in different forums around the globe. However, of course this wasn´t the only reason why I left my house,there were to much other problems with her . All together made me leave the house and the wife. And I can tell you ..I moved into the new apartment only 5 days ago, have work without end but I'm doing great. Should my lawyer now take care of the rest of the story. Life is too short to continue to deal with a poor episode of life, I look ahead.
    4 points
  3. JaJa , the electrical airbed that I use is quite comfortable and I got so much furniture from my older apartments stored in the basement form my house that made everything so easy. I took all that stuff and moved ...😂. The living room is closed to be finished after 5 days, the audio gear sounds dreamlike in the smaller listening room , never ever expected that. As I said ....it was the right decision, even I have to work 18 hours a day.
    2 points
  4. Yeah i've heard about that effect so that's why i posed the question. Yet, when it's 2:1 and the recessed mid range, if i turn it up too loud, it's just too loud but the recessed mids are still recessed. Louder doesn't give me the effect of balanced frequency. I suppose it just comes down to what i perceive as better for me and as is, that would be louder. Maybe i'll get an even different effect if i try the 8ohm tap on the mac with my 6ohm speakers and change the transformer 2:1 or 1:2
    2 points
  5. Your ear always perceives louder as more better Fletcher+ Munson
    2 points
  6. Going to say maybe just a tad more voltage, and or stability to the mids. Sounds as if was lacking somehow. The great thing is, finding and the sharing of. Just a guess...
    2 points
  7. It might not be the height, but the distance. Try to replicate the same height, but at your current sitting position. If it doesn’t sound the same as on the stairs you may just need to pull your chair back.
    2 points
  8. Not to pick on you but Nelson Pass has shown, and still does show, that transients, peaks, do not exceed 1 watt on a scope in his rather large listening room at a volume where most say turn it down with less efficient speakers than our horns. Just facts most anyone with the ability and equipment can prove. He has stated this many times in his online videos. Trust me I am sure Nelson has a scope capable of showing transients, peaks. A layman can prove this with a simple VOM using ohms law himself but not with the accuracy of a scope. But close enough to prove my point. Turn you music as loud as you care to and measure the peak AC volts on a decent meter. It must show 2.83vs on peaks for 1 watt. I have been called by many in the past of listening too loud at a volume with my LaScala's and never measured 2.83vs AC on peaks. Average is much less. Even if you clip a 1 watt SET tube amplifier you will never know it as with a SS amplifier clipping. The Decware Zen with it's 2 watts is a favorite with horns with an almost 2 year wait period to get one. That is the last time I looked. Not to argue, I was in your camp of needing mega watt amplifiers for decades until I learned better. I thought and used a 190 watt per channel power amp with my LaScala for 3 decades thinking I needed all that power. Having more 5 watt amplifiers than I can remember now I know better. That 5 watt SET 300B of Shakey's is a beast with our speakers. He has enough power for hearing damage without clipping now. The hype manufacturers of amps to promote more watts is better is a selling point. Been that way for decades to fool the masses but not serious audiophiles and electronic geeks who know better. This is the reason a site like this one is nice. To cut through the hype and state facts. The knowledgeable audiophiles and electronic guys on this forum are just stating what they know against all the hype of advertisement. With our horns think quality over quantity when it comes to watts.
    2 points
  9. New crossover fixed the issue. Thanks for everyone's help
    2 points
  10. working hard to get the new listening room ready, half space and not so high like the old one , the first tries came up with surprising good audible results, I didn´t expected that . Still a lot of work to do in the new listening room as well as the other rooms. Just the SS & SACD are in operation, all other gear isn´t connected yet, may this coming weekend , first pic to show how I proceed in this project. Suprised that the RF7 Evo´s playing so fantastique even in a smaller listening room. Pic isn´t that good 😐
    2 points
  11. My listening chair is approximately 13ft and centered on my modified Khorns. I've have a 17-18 foot ceiling in my living room and a stairway behind my chair. When I climb the stairs I notice an improvement in sound (detail) when my feet are even with the top of the recliner. Is there a way to bring that sweet spot down to normal listening height? I'm not complaining about the sound I have now but if there is a way to make it better. I am all ears.
    1 point
  12. I've added a 2:1 CD Line Transformer to my multibit pcm63p-k dac output and it did wonders for giving me a richer, more musical sound. Dare i say it's analog tape like, or at the very least it is mitigating the damage the opamps do to the natural sound reproduction and removing HF digital noise. Adding an isolation transformer for clean power took the same effect another notch up. Using the dac direct to a serviced and modified McIntosh MC250. Fidelizer with JRiver 64bit volume control with lossless music files. The thing is, the natural sound character of my dac is still there with it's recessed midrange. Used to be fatiguing with exaggerated HF and LF. I don't mind the recessed mid now that the HF is clean, but wouldn't mind the mids to come forward just a touch more. The Line transformer can be connected in reverse for 1:2 step up. I did so, and i was impressed that the midrange came alive and came forward, while retaining the level of the HF and LF so i feel its more balanced. Or is that perception only? The maker of the transformer said connecting it in reverse would just make it louder and unnatural. It's definitely louder and i have to adjust volume accordingly. So my question: Is the transformer stepping up only making the exact same signal louder? Why am i perceiving it as more balanced sounding? Wouldn't louder still have the recessed midrange and just make the HF and LF too loud and give me fatigue? It isn't. Could it be giving the dac more voltage for the midrange to come forward?
    1 point
  13. I was listening to music at a moderately low volume when I noticed one of my speakers cabinets faded and is dull/flat sounding now. I switched the speaker wires and the problem stayed with the speaker cabinet. Could it be a bad crossover? If you got this far, thank you for taking your time to read this, hopefully you can help me out, I'm dumb when it comes to electronics for the most part. P/N 09000231111 KG4 OAK OIL S/N 66126 W/O 12864
    1 point
  14. Maybe the solution is to have a custom collar made of walnut that would tilt the top hat forward.
    1 point
  15. As was stated above by DE, speaker impedance is not an issue for SETs. If you use an opt tap corresponding to the lowest impedance of the speaker, distortion will decrease as the impedance rises. I believe Edcor’s bandwidth ratings are at 1 watt whereas Hammond’s are at full rated power. If used well below that, the Hammonds are capable of amazing bandwidth. See George Anderson’s measurement of the 125CSE: http://tubelab.com/articles/component-testing/budget-output-transformers/ Maynard
    1 point
  16. Thank You Everyone I'm going to go to Nc for a little fun in the woods And pick them up Thank Again
    1 point
  17. I always have the impression that the ears like it when you have transformers in the signal path somewhere in the chain. E.g. with tube amps the output transformers, or a step up for MC to MM inputs or e.g. an autoformer in the crossover of the old LaScalas. Why should a transformer in the signal not make the sound more pleasant? Another plus is that you can go with transformers in the signal path very problem-free from XLR to RCA and vice versa.
    1 point
  18. khorns are 2 piece cabs , the top hat can be lifted on it's own
    1 point
  19. SOLD ! WOW someone got a great deal
    1 point
  20. Maybe raise the rear of the speakers an inch or two?
    1 point
  21. Sooooo, can you be nice for a year @MicroMara ? Maybe she'll forget about it. Then you run for the border! 😂
    1 point
  22. 🤣...according to the german law she´s my wife till we´re divorced. Now we have to live one year seperately . After a year the marriage is divorced by the court. Than she´s my ex !
    1 point
  23. I'm guessing you lost a tweeter diaphragm. Playing too loudly with too small an amp is a guaranteed way to make that happen with any speaker. Disconnect the tweeter from the speaker system, and use an ohm meter to measure its resistance. It should be 6-8 ohms. If it's way off, either way too low (less than say, 4 ohms) or way too high (more than say, 12 ohms), it will need to be replaced. Have a pro replace the diaphragm with the real deal, not a knockoff. Cheap replacement diaphragms sound like crap as a rule, and they often don't last long. Some won't even fit.
    1 point
  24. Moving on musically to France with some electronic music Artist - Jean-Michel Jarre Title - Magnetic Fields Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/800001-Jarre-Magnetic-Fields
    1 point
  25. Wow, this is TOTALLY out there! Gilmour with the Orb goin electro/club music? Crazy good is all I can say. Don't know what you're into but it's got the club beat combined w/Gilmour? Maybe think Floydishhh club electro funk rollin in from EVERYwhere right from the get go. It's a ride and I'm giving it a double thumbs up. WILD! Yea, I get the part about the Orb being around for a while but with Gilmour's touch it's almost magical. 💪💪💪💪💪
    1 point
  26. Understood. And I know that making such a remark is a slippery slope and I would never do so lightly. That's why I qualified it by saying "as long as I stay with horns". If I get the itch to change up speakers, all bets are off. But this is the most expensive amplifier I have ever purchased and to go beyond it's capabilities (with the appropriate speaker) would be beyond my financial prudence. So I guess it's a wait and see venture. But my wife would roll her eyes and say "suuuuure"..... if she heard me say "I'm done"......
    1 point
  27. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TANDBERG-TR-2045-FM-STEREO-RECEIVER/221355528897?hash=item3389d152c1:g:QYUAAMXQVT9S1~C8 Best sounding receiver on Klipschorns I ever heard (the 40, 45, 50, 55 series in general) (we sold Yamaha, HK, Sony, Pioneer, Luxman, Setton, Kenwood, etc)
    1 point
  28. " Technically yes, but there is so little difference in the output of the various drivers, that from the perspective of actual use and practicality - no. " +1
    1 point
  29. " (with blown ST-350 which I think uses the same motor as the T-35) " St350 had a bigger magnet, same diaphragm. What your dealer should have sold you was a pair of the STR tweeter protectors. The ST350B used two stacked square magnets (as used in the K77). Big ring magnet version. Stacked square magnet version. The EV drivers with the 1-1/4" coils usually use a 0.5A PTC to protect them in their factory crossovers. The Speaker Exchange crossover shows a pair of 211-2 lamps in parallel, way too much current. One 211-2 would be more appropriate. The #1141 looks to be a better choice. #211-2 I^2=1 works well with 8Ω drivers with 1" coils #1141 I^2=2 works well with 8Ω drivers with 1-1/4" ~ 1-1/2"coils #1156 I^2=4 works well with 8Ω drivers with 1-3/4" ~ 2"coils Edited by _djk_ - December 22 2011 at 4:02am
    1 point
  30. "Why not install a fuse in the tweeter leads while you're at it? " Try a #211-2 automotive dome lamp.
    1 point
  31. And how can you match edge-banding veneer tape?
    1 point
  32. In the past, I sold Accuphase and Klipsch, they worked well together.
    1 point
  33. Rob Gault Chairman Company Name Eminence Speaker Dates Employed Oct 2009 – Present Employment Duration 8 yrs Location Eminence, KY Compliance Officer Company Name Eminence Speaker Dates Employed Oct 2009 – Present Employment Duration 8 yrs Location Eminence, KY Oversee Compliance with Environmental Regulations at Eminence Speaker Owner Company Name Eminence Speaker, LLC Dates Employed May 1986 – Present Employment Duration 31 yrs 5 mos Research Scientist I Company Name Georgia Tech Research Institute Dates Employed Nov 1982 – May 1985 Employment Duration 2 yrs 7 mos Location Smyrna, GA Microwave antenna measurements Education Georgia Institute of Technology Degree Name MS Field Of Study Electrical Engineering Dates attended or expected graduation 1982 – 1985 Georgia Institute of Technology Degree Name BS Field Of Study Physics Dates attended or expected graduation 1977 – 1982
    1 point
  34. Paul W. Klipsch launched the Klipschorn loudspeaker in 1946. It (really) doesn't look much different today. Need a shot of the backside to guess the age.
    1 point
  35. Eminence will only sell custom cone kits to the original customer (Klipsch), in large quantity.
    1 point
  36. The first photo shows the K57 stamp (K53 with integral K700 horn used on Heresy II, Forte, etc).
    1 point
  37. Made after 1987, week 39.
    1 point
  38. I've had to spent hours cleaning just one driver (before they quit buzzing).
    1 point
  39. so that means I prob couldn't say sum***** either....LOL
    1 point
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