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  1. Big breath….again….Mr K never understood the difference between home speakers and commercial. He told me that it should not matter what you have hooked up to the speaker….a turntable or a band….the speaker should faithfully reproduce the input signal.
    11 points
  2. you think chaos ... you should see it ,here, when we get snow. Folks don't seem to know that snow/ice is slippery
    4 points
  3. Snowed here the whole night through , it´s still dark at 5 .50 am but looks nice outside , the moon´s light is reflected on the white landscape . Good that I don´t have to use my car today , it will be a traffic chaos here . Have a further appointment with my lawyer at 11.30 am. I can walk to him as his office is near by, maybe a 15 minutes walk. Like every morning I´m drinking a green sencha tea right now, coffee not before 10 am. So let´s see what´s going on today .......
    4 points
  4. Sittin here waiting on my Dope From Hope books. Read where one of the guys said the return addy was "Dope From Hope" on the box. So I went out of the box over thinking it. New girl on the mail route, my old carrier who knows I'm bat sheet crazy wouldn't think a thing about it but her? Could be another chapter in my "Duckburg" book. "Postal Inspectors, Federal Marshall's, County Sheriff and local law enforcement officials raid home in drug related search." Sound about right? 😂💪😂
    3 points
  5. Don't ask why I'm up and in here @ 8AM. I'm clueless. City boys just drove up out front w/the vac truck. Maybe they did me a solid but it's doubtful. They've got the guy across the street figured out and just laff when I'm out and they're in the hood. Sittin here waiting on my Dope From Hope books. Read where one of the guys said the return addy was "Dope From Hope" on the box. So I went out of the box over thinking it. New girl on the mail route, my old carrier who knows I'm bat sheet crazy wouldn't think a thing about it but her? Could be another chapter in my "Duckburg" book. "Postal Inspectors, Federal Marshall's, County Sheriff and local law enforcement officials raid home in drug related search." Sound about right? @the real Duke Spinner I took my girls out one winter and started making donuts in a big parking lot. At first they didn't get it then they did and we had a blast. Naturally they told mom and I got chewed out about it. As if... So we went out and made some more the next time it snowed. 😂
    3 points
  6. I was in Abilene Texas one time It snowed 3" or so ...Common thought was that if you locked up the wheels, they would dig down to Pavement. 😀😀😀😀😀😀 Being a NYer . I was doing donuts 🙂
    3 points
  7. No thread drift please but I'm not sure if I agree with you on this point. The way you talk about the JJ preamp tubes is a little too harsh for me. I like them and they need some break-in time themselves. They are not "cheap" but the only 12A/ECC tubes that are still made on original Telefunken machines from 1972. Of course I respect if your taste is different. But, and now I come back to the thread...Klipsch La Scalas core properties do not depend on certain tube brands.
    3 points
  8. The magic of the La Scala AL5 and Tubes sometimes things just come together if your open minded. They appear about 1:45 in the video and you can tell they are still like little kids having fun with this audio stuff after decades in this hobby. miketn
    3 points
  9. "Need" sounds as if it wouldn't be complete without a subwoofer, as if a sub would have to be added after two days at the latest. In my experience, this is not the case. Unless it's lowest pipes organ music or earthquakes in movies, I personally don't see a compelling need for a sub. You can certainly add a sub, sooner or later. But when I listen to jazz, rock, classical or pop music, I don't miss anything, at least in the rarest of cases. Buying a La Scala is a complete and well-rounded choice in itself. Familiarisation and musical preferences play a role. By the way, apart from the lowest organ pipe registers, organ music sounds absolutely goosebump-inducing on the La Scala.
    3 points
  10. And there it is. Your class is oozing out of you. I’m well aware of the history of the LaScala. But leave it to a knucklehead like you to point it out in a negative light. Some would say that all horns are good for nothing but public address systems. Too bad you couldn’t rise above.
    3 points
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  12. It was right around 24 years ago I was recovering from a neck operation and was dealing with issues with a set of Klipsch Computer speakers.... I wandered into this forum looking for support for those and stumbled into this 2 channel section......guys were in here "Mobile Homeless" and "Allan Songer" being a few of the most vocal talking about Klipsch and Tubes, which quickly peaked my interest since I learned basic tube electronics from helping my father work om WWW II ham radio gear, he refurbished, used and sold as a sideline from his normal home appliance business which I also worked with him on in my youth. So "Mobile Homeless" was keen on the lowly low quality parts EICO HF-81, "Allan Songer" was a fan of the HH Scott line of vintage amps for a decent build quality and awesome phono section. My father told me EICO brand test equipment was garbage...I quickly gravitated toward the better built and handsome looking Scott line of amplifiers. So, on eBay I bought a pristine condition 222C that the moron eBayer packed improperly so the face plate ended bent over in shipping. I forced him into a deep discount and kept it. Which led me to decide to see just what I could do to improve it. In steps "Mark Deeneen" of Juicy Music Audio and famed Paragon preamplifier of the 1970's which none of knew that was who he was at the time. He takes me under his magical electronics wing! Teaches me most of what I know about tube audio! All the while "Mobile Homeless" obviously feels threatened a resident "tube guy" of the forum! Those 2 proceed to fight for my musical sole LOL!!! Man were those days a riot around here... All the while folks were watching as a reported what I was doing to the 222C... I started getting asked "would you do one for me". I did a few for the part and shipping cost no labor or profit. It mushroomed out my control! I was released back to work (home improvement contractor) and still did the refurbing for profit as a part time thing for about a year! Then I had a recurring neck problem and was told by the Neurosurgeon that I needed to stop working over my head or with any vibrating power tools. I talked with my wife and decided to take the leap and turn my new hobby business into my new full-time business! Man did that work out great! So fast forward 24 years I have become forced into semi-retirement from what seems like never ending nagging health issues to the point I have not taken in new work in 4 years! At 62 I was approved for Federal SS disability in 7 weeks without even seeing a doctor because my health records were that bad in 2021... including lung issue from smoking for years but had quit and sucking solder fumes for 20+ years. Here I am recovering from Total Knee replacement surgery my nagging health issues have stabilized from good health care providers! I design a ventilation system for my shop and I'm back here offering my services starting two months from now. Isn't it strange how things come full circle in life sometimes! Cheers Craig www.nosvalves.com PS forgot one detail I damn near died at home with COVID in 2020 of course it found my weak spot those lungs! But I'm a stubborn Bxxxxxxx In 2016 it was the Flu that almost got me...7 days in the hospital...
    2 points
  13. That was a terrible recording of his voice. Awful. JJK
    2 points
  14. Bob Dylan on Letterman in '92. Amazing list of musicians for the night...
    2 points
  15. As it was a cold and snowy day outside I deceided to continue to record some cd´s on my Teac V 6030 S Tapedeck. It´s my third mixed tape w/intwo weeks . The first was a CD Blues Compilation, the second a analogue Vinyl Rock Tape and the third was a CD Soul / Funk / Jazzfunk Mix . To give you an idea how it looks when I´m a busy DJ 😂
    2 points
  16. Update here: I am enjoying the Elekit 8600S 300B tube kit. After making sure it was operating correctly, I bought a pair of new WE 300B tubes, but didn't need a matched pair (the Elekit has auto bias with--sound the organ--transistor circuitry) or a wooden box, so that saved a few dimes. The sound is wonderful through my 72 Khorns with Type A crossovers. Way more than enough power with 9W output. I'm using Telefunken 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes in the front end. There is only one input on the amp so I have two four-position audio switches to select between my Vincent Pho 701 phono preamp, CD, iPot aka iPod, TV, and FM tuner. See my post under Two-channel about Elekit reviews and 12AX7 tubes culled from Stereophile. Peace be the journey
    2 points
  17. I hope my Dope From Hope book comes with a gorgeous La Scala like yours did. That's even cooler than the BS button
    2 points
  18. Vocals should come across as positively forward with Lascala , I believe that what you sense here is the very tight overdamped quality of Lascala bass,which is further enhanced by the relatively high cutoff at around 50 hz . The Cornwall goes lower , but overall which speaker provides the highest quality bass ? I prefer Lascala , all day long . Give yourself some time to adjust to the new sound.🤓
    2 points
  19. Just to add, LaScala's have been marketed for home use for around 4 or 5 decades. One would think good engineers would know what is expected for home use after decades being sold for that purpose. The Jubilee speakers have roots in pro use as well.
    2 points
  20. Your speakers need 100 hours minimum to break in. That midrange will open up like you won't believe. At about 80 hours the midrange really opened up on Forte IV's and Heresy IV's that I purchased new. The change was dramatic. Give it time. i didn't notice much change after 100 hours, but the sound was not very good before they reached their final stage.
    2 points
  21. Have you tried both the 4ohm and 8ohm taps of your amplifier to see which sounds best in your situation…? Never underestimate the importance of moving the speaker positions even a few inches can make significant differences and it’s free. Pictures of your room/system setup would help us understand your situation better if you care to post them. I do agree with some break in time for new loudspeakers especially for the bass. miketn🙂
    2 points
  22. That sounds very logical and understandable. It proves what philosophy PWK had in terms of loudspeakers. They were certainly not mini monitors that you put on the mixing desk. Ok, they also have their justification, but it was not PWK's intention. PWK wanted to reproduce the authentic sound of an acoustic event in your own home with as little loss as possible. The same loudspeaker could also be used outside the home. Of course, you have to adapt the sources, you have to use compressors at a live event, just as you have to do with a vinyl record or CD. So this is also the same in both cases. There's no difference between home recording and public address in terms of not using the same best speaker.
    2 points
  23. They benefit from a well implemented sub just as a Klipschorn would but “need” is more a situation and taste dependent factor IMHO. Dang and here I’ve been enjoying my Cary CAD2a3 SE mono-blocs on my La Scala AL5…. 🙂 miketn
    2 points
  24. I think everyone is familiar with the history of the La Scala. Mentioning this, however, adds nothing to this topic.
    2 points
  25. It's just cold where I am. Yesterday. 40 was the high and it was like after midnight and went down to the 20s today it got into the 30s. It's below freezing and not dark yet. After dark it's going to be in the 20s until the sun comes up so I'm glad I got lots of wool.
    2 points
  26. For something from that era, if you can find a KV-4 many have said it’s one of the best centers they’ve had.
    2 points
  27. Wish Dave could have seen it. He would have liked it I’m sure. T
    2 points
  28. My main system has a set of Forte IV's. They are my favorite speakers I've ever owned, and I've owned a few. I'm a rocker at heart and nothing pounds quite like a Forte in my experience. I'm temporary relocated away from my system in an apartment for 5 months. I brought some Dynaudio Special 40 speakers which do some things nicely. I've got them paired with my recently acquired Yamaha A-s1200. The combo is an utter snooze-fest compared to my Fortes. It's not a good pairing, to say the least. Listening to music is dull and uninvolving. It finally hit me today that what I'm missing is the live Klipsch sound. Nothing comes close in my experience. I'm feverishly attempting to track down some Heresy to get me by until I get back to my beloved Fortes. Heaven help the audiophile who doesn't have his Klipsch speakers.
    1 point
  29. Tell y'all what... When it's 19 and you're out in it the whole time it isn't fun. But it made it to the low forties this afternoon. Got sick but I'll live, will have that home next Tues morning!
    1 point
  30. I've had speakers that image better, with better soundstage depth. Not a huge deal breaker for me though. And a couple had deeper and more controlled bass. But none of these speakers could be driven with a handful of watts.
    1 point
  31. Ok, makes sense. I point the finger at break in time.
    1 point
  32. I make an observation, perhaps a little off the wall. LS are very efficient, with very low distortion. I found it too easy to listen too loudly with the LS I owned. Even more so with the extremely clean bass from the MWMs I had for a time. Too easy to turn it up. It sounded great, BUT, I started having ear fatigue, things sounded off. As PWK said once, is was TDL. Sorry for the ramble. Seriously, how loud are you listening? Gotta go to work, have a great day!
    1 point
  33. Very funny that it's only been online for a few hours, as if it was made for this thread here... You can't describe what a LaScala is about more credibly than in this scene at 1:45. PWK and Miles Davis. BTW Herb and Steve have such a good connection with each other...one thought leads to the next and the story is in the air. They actually review their lives when they meet up again, but then there's also an interest in the new, in innovation, in the here and now. So the headline of the video meets exactly this. Two blokes you'd love to have in your home for an evening of listening.
    1 point
  34. Delivery to Belgium was FedEx. Needed to pay extra 28 cents import. Plus 5 euro admin costs... Thieves
    1 point
  35. Just because the La Scala was first utilized for sound reinforcement doesn’t mean it wasn’t for HiFi utilization and as a matter of fact PWK advocated it’s use between his Klipschorns in a 3 speaker array where it was used in the most critical position as a center channel speaker in a HiFi System for the home. miketn
    1 point
  36. Received my copies..🙂 I’m absolutely blown away by the Quality, Feel and Beauty of the “DOPE FROM HOPE” book…!!! Packaging was 1st class all the way..!!! miketn
    1 point
  37. Thank you guys! I had the same issue with power supply and fixed my soundbar using this post! Works just like new again!
    1 point
  38. I am assuming that you mean a power amp. It can be done, but you need to ensure that when you plug in your source, that the volume on the source is set for minimum. If the source only have line-level output, you could be in for a world of hurt.
    1 point
  39. Nice setup! That looks great! I have to figure out how to do the woofers and horns next... luckily I didn't need to draw those on the Klipschorns
    1 point
  40. You need to hide those under a couple of "doillies" (sp?).
    1 point
  41. Generally speaking, HT systems are good for movies. 2-channel systems are good for movies and music. Doug
    1 point
  42. I have some reference series (RF-3II, RC-52) heritage (cornwalls and herseys) and a couple of KG series that I enjoy. I went with a friend the other night to look at some Synergy for home theatre. We checked out the F1 floorstanders at Best Buy, and we were both exteamely disappointed. There as no bass response. We went to check out the reference line at Audiotronic and there was no comparison. I will admit that the synergies were not set up for the best audition, but neither were the other speakers next to them, and most of them sounded way better. BTW, he plans on buying the reference.
    1 point
  43. Personally, I am glad that the Klipsch name is getting out there. Nothing worse than having to visit somebody and all they know about are Bose systems.... For those unaware, Future Shop was a Canadian operation bought out by Best Buy a few years ago. In the larger cities, they often have stores in very close proximity to create the illusion of competition. If you go to Best Buy, might as well check out Future Shop. Chances are you will buy at one or the other. Future Shop uses a commision system for paying the sales people. Best Buy does not. On Merivale Road here in Ottawa, the 2 stores are side-by-side. I find Best Buy better laided out and organized. I usually go to Best Buy first, and if I can't find what I want, then I will perhaps go to Future Shop. I noticed that the list prices for the Klipsch speakers at Future Shop are higher that other sellers. I suspect that this will allow them to post "great discounts" when they drop the price to match eveyone else's regular retail pricing. Just need to have a minor rant and vent. Doug Kennedy
    1 point
  44. I saw Lindsey open up for Tina Turner over a dozen years ago in Ottawa. He came onto the stage precisely at 7 pm (advertised concert start time), played 2 accoustic performances, and then brought out his band. By the time he was finished, I felt that I had my money's worth. He was absolutely amazing. By far, the best opening act I have ever witnessed. Doug
    1 point
  45. That's all right-- I'll probably just end up buying it new since I can't really find anyone selling them. Apparently no one wants to get rid of 'em! And as for the issues with my HK, there's nothing too serious. But, when certain things in the house are turned on and off (bathroom fan for example) a loud pop can be heard from the speakers. I also eventually noticed that the pop is accompanied by the dimming of the lights in the room for a split second. I'm worried that these popping sounds can damage my speakers eventually. Also, when I start up the receiver, I usually wait a few minutes before pressing in Speaker 1 and turning up the volume, or else there's a lot of scratchiness.
    1 point
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