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  1. 25 points
    Admins delete if you feel the need but I thought I'd share a few pics. Those of you who follow me elsewhere have seen this stuff but many on the forum have not. So anyway, long story short is that I have been overwhelmed for awhile and had to hire a full time personal assistant. Problem is, I've been operating out of my house for a long time. That's cool and all when it's just you or family working on the business but otherwise that's not a great situation for anybody when you have employees all up in your personal business at home. Also we have a soft spot for abandoned pets, have found several starving to death in the woods near our house plus we adopted a shelter dog who is getting old and is having health issues, and my business is at the level where these things are not compatible with a nice showroom. So, the hunt was on to find a place, quickly. I have a friend who had a nice place, basically it's four office spaces beside each other. One was my wife's old attorney office which used to be a recording studio, so I thought about it, but it was just too small. One next to it is a photography studio which is huge and beautiful and the business owner wanted to share the space due to it being expensive for her budget, but once I toured it I realized I needed my own space, there was literally no room except for one desk sized spot. On the other end of the building though there was a supposedly 2,200 square foot spot, retail in the front, small warehouse with an overhead door in the back, figured it would work great. Only problem is that there was a tenant in there already, who was having health problems, weird situation. Also there was questionable building maintenance practices, basic things like driveway maintenance and recurring major HVAC problems, which made me leery. I decided to risk it anyway due to this mostly being a base of operations for my online gig and said I would take it if he moved out. He was supposed to be on his way out so I kept checking, and checking, and checking, all to no avail. In the meantime, this other place opened up. I just liked it and I took it almost immediately. The good things are that it is extremely efficient in terms of heating and cooling, it is isolated so there's no neighbors to tick off, it's halfway affordable, it's beautiful as far as rented office space goes, and it was a total turn-key solution. The bad things are that 1/3 of it is upstairs, it's not huge at only maybe 1,700 square feet of retail and office space, and some of the rooms have funny shapes. Like I said tho, this is mainly to serve as a base of operations for my online business, plus to take pictures. If I can get enough local business to pay the rent that's great, otherwise that's not really the goal. Strange thing is that after I was done moving, I realized that this probably has more current Klipsch related stuff in it than anywhere else, plus my warehouse with nearly 7 digits worth of stuff is nearby, I could literally have most anything you want set up within a couple hours. If somebody has more current items on hand and on display I'd like to know who but that would be a little hard. Current speaker list: Jubilees with walnut beauty panels and Xilica DSP Klipschorn AK6 in walnut La Scala AL5 in walnut Cornwall IV, cherry Heresy IV, black Forte III, distressed oak HP3 headphones Theater room with: RF-7III, black RC-64III, back RP-502S side RP-500M rear random setups in cubby holes including custom KI-396-SMA-II pro cinema surrounds various bookshelves every Reference Premier tower and bookshelf almost have every residential standalone subwoofer, need to add the little 8" one and the C series Cary SLI-80HS with the matching side panels that Klipsch makes ToolShed PWK edition Euphoria amp most major Parasound Halo amps including the JC5 Klipsch KDA-1000 amp ridiculous amount of fairly high end Norstone racks and stands every subwoofer from that "other" 3 lettered company who shall not be named AudioQuest wiring will be used throughout EAT turntables, main one right now is a C-major Sony TV's several Cyrus amps such as the One Cast, One HD, streamers, etc., they are a British company who just got a new US distributor, I was the first dealer for them under this new setup multiple styles of the nicer Octane seating offerings en route Anyway, here's a few pics. Yeah I know I need acoustic panels. Yeah I'm still moving and rearranging and seeing what fits. Yeah I know it's a little packed... so is most every other showroom out there. A few have plenty of room, but to pull that off especially with this kind of equipment list you're looking at easily being into the 7 digit price tag range for something nice looking and I just can't pull that off right now. Let me know if you want to donate to the cause. Otherwise it is what it is. Enjoy, feel free to stop by sometime.
  2. 23 points
    I finally said good bye to General Motors after 24 years. I've had 5 surgeries in the last 8 years, and my body just can't take building trucks anymore. Probably the scariest thing I've ever done, but I did it. I'm 63, so with my pension and SS, I should be fine. Besides, my wife works full time also. I'll probably have to cut back on buying vintage tubes and speakers.....
  3. 19 points
    A new pair from MetropolisLakeOutfitters! I started with "Caballo Diablo" and finished "Fire On The Mountain" and now I'm up to "The Allman Brothers Band" and "Dreams". D C A D C A D C A ....... pickin' and grinnin' in 3/4 time! Yummy. I think the woofer is waking up!
  4. 19 points
    I didn't get candy for Halloween this year, but I did get something slightly better....
  5. 18 points
    Sold my Khorns 13 years ago but now I have some again thanks to the “alert” thread here in the Garage Sale section. They are KBR 1979 vintage.
  6. 17 points
    Klipsch LaScala AL-5 ME. 🙂
  7. 16 points
    Some frequently-asked potential buyer questions (FAQs) for the home version Klipsch Jubilee: 1) What is a Jubilee? The Klipsch Jubilee consists of a redesigned dual-mouth ("W" section) bass bin having horn expansion path in one axis (versus both the horizontal and vertical in the original Khorn bass bin), and the K-402 high frequency horn on top that uses a full-range 2" compression driver, thus bringing the Klipschorn design back to its original two-way design of the 1940s and '50s that its inventor wished it to be. The crossover point is nominally 450-500 Hz. As sold by Klipsch, the two-way home version Jubilee was intended to be bi-amped using a DSP crossover, i.e., a "loudspeaker processor", for crossover and EQ balancing--the thin dark gray box on top of preamplifier in the photo below is one DSP crossover that is used with the Klipsch Jubilee. Third party passive crossovers are not supported by Klipsch, although there are passive schematics for the K-69-A compression driver and TAD TD-4002 compression driver (both drivers now discontinued). 2) What's so special about the Jubilee? Why should I consider buying them? The Klipsch Jubilee was originally developed to be the replacement for the Klipschorn (corner horn). Paul Klipsch intended to call it a "Klipschorn II", but its performance so exceeded the expectations of its inventor that the decision was made to call it the "Jubilee" in commemoration of the 50th year of the Klipschorn introduction to the marketplace in the mid-late 1940s. The Klipschorn is the only known loudspeaker to be in continuous production for all of those 50 years. Many that have heard Klipsch Jubilees consider them to be the finest loudspeaker that Klipsch produces. If you hear them, you'll understand why. The advantages of the Jubilee design over the original Klipschorn are: time alignment of the entire loudspeaker, leading to more neutral sounding loudspeakers overall without crossover interference band-induced timbre changes much better directivity vs. frequency of its acoustic output, leading to a huge soundstage image and very smooth sounding performance overall higher efficiency of both the bass bin and hf horn/driver due to the elimination of the passive crossover extremely low reactance load--direct connect to drivers to maximize driver damping much better frequency response flatness using the built-in equalizing filters in the DSP crossover to correct for the controlled directivity K-402 horn/driver and room response variances, especially in the midbass and below frequency bands Some history of the Klipsch Jubilee design, its bass bin, and K-402 horn can also be found here: 3) How much does a Klipsch Jubilee cost? The two-way Jubilees cost somewhat less than new Klipschorns. 4) What product ordering options are available? Klipsch provides a bass bin front panel veneer in a number of veneer choices. The K-691 compression driver (rebranded B&C DE75) is the standard driver bundled with the two-way home version Jubilee. 5) Where can I hear a pair of Jubilees? See the following thread: 6) Where can I buy a Jubilee? The two-way (home hi-fi version) Jubilee can be ordered in the U.S. through @MetropolisLakeOutfitters --a Klipsch dealer. Other dealers can be found through contacting Roy Delgado (roy.delgado@klipsch.com). 7) Does Klipsch provide setup support? If not, where can I get help? Klipsch does not provide setup support for these loudspeakers. Additional help can be obtained through Jubilee owners here on the Klipsch Forum. Free help with getting them dialed-in using DSP crossover can be obtained through @Chris A via email support using Room EQ Wizard (REW) and your chosen DSP crossover. It is recommended that you first consider using a Xilica crossover (XP or XD series) to facilitate the dialing-in tasks, although other DSP crossover types can also be used. It is also recommended that you use a better quality DSP crossover than a miniDSP, Behringer, and the entry-level dbx Driverack. 8 ) What active crossovers are used? What's recommended ? How do I program it? Several types of DSP crossovers have been used with the two-way home version Jubilee, including the older ElectroVoice Dx38 and its successor DC-One, Yamaha SP2060, Ashly Protea, and Xilica XP series. If buying through MetropolisLakeOutfitters, preloading of Xilica XP processor settings developed by Roy Delgado of Klipsch is an option supported by the dealer. 9) How do I buy a Jubilee if I don't live in the U.S.? What are my options? Contact Roy Delgado (roy.delgado@klipsch.com) to discuss your options for international sales. Note that most Klipsch dealers do not often handle Klipsch Professional products (i.e., cinema). Based on the history of difficulties getting the correct configuration for two-way home hi-fi operation, it is recommended to email Roy Delgado before contacting your local Klipsch dealer if you do not live and ship to the U.S. Chris
  8. 16 points
    Since weather was kind of crappy and muggy, my wife and I worked upstairs some today. I decided to put the Belle clones on the 15' wide "short wall" and I feel they sound better this way. I ran them on the VTA ST-70 for a little while but it's just too damn warm this time of year. I hooked up my fully rebuilt Carver M-200t which, rebuilt, is right at 140 wpc and it honestly sounds a little better on the Belles. Obviously its 4x the power, too, so it's coasting along pretty good. Moved some other things around but will post those later. But progress. With the tambor doors shut on the Barzillay cabinet. I love this thing and bought it maybe 13 years ago from the same retired Delta airlines pilot I bought the $500 1978 Walnut Klipschorns (that I had to unfortunately sell).
  9. 15 points
    I thought there might be a special section of this forum for new member introductions but a search revealed that the most likely place would be in this section. I'm sure I could lurk here indefinitely gleaning mass quantities of information about Klipsch speakers that I couldn't find anywhere else but I thought I should introduce myself anyway. I've already found quite a lot of information which has helped me figure out how to proceed with some cosmetic repair as well as performance updates to the new/used Heresy I speakers I recently purchased. Attached is a "before" photo of one of these speakers. They'll never be beauty contest winners but I think with some new grill cloth and a bit of cleaning and treatment of the finish they won't look embarrassing. In terms of sound the plan is to update and replace the crossover components too. I'm not a newcomer to Klipsch speakers however. My high school band director in the early 70s introduced us to Klipsch with a pair of corner horns in the band hall. I've been hooked ever since then. He also had taught band in Hope, Arkansas and used to recount stories of working at the plant during the summers and having discussion with Paul Klipsch about music and speaker design. I had always been intrigued by these stories - not all of them about audio necessarily. Both had a great sense of humor. He had a two track reel to reel tape deck (made by Bell) in a custom made wooden carrying box that PWK used to carry with him in his airplane when traveling to do audio demonstrations. He passed that tape deck onto me when I was in college and then sometime later - late 80s or 90s - I made a trip through Hope, stopped at the museum, and donated the machine to the museum. Of particular note about this tape deck was that the "Bell" in Bell Electronics had an extra "e" penciled in to the name making it "Belle". I"m not sure if the museum actually put it on display since I haven't been back since then to find out. The first Klipsch speakers I ever purchased were a set of KG4 that I bought new. It was all I could afford at the time. A few years later and back when I was in a house that had room for bigger speakers I ended up buying a pair of La Scalas (maybe two pair on two different occasions if I remember correctly), selling them, then buying two different pairs of Klipschorns (but not at the same time). The first pair were mismatched from different years and different finishes but the second pair (after I sold those) were matched and wonderful! A series of moves made it impossible to keep them however. After that the KG4s kept me in Klipsch sound until buying these Heresy speakers just a few weeks ago. I've always been intrigued with the design and have a set of technical papers that my former high school band director gave me. One of the things that I believe makes horn loaded speakers, and especially Klipsch because they do it well, so appealing to me is the reduction of intermodulation distortion caused by limiting the amount of diaphragm movement through coupling to a horn. It's strange but I rarely see this mentioned in defense of the design. Efficiency, sensitivity, and controlled directivity is mentioned but the lower distortion, especially from high volume and high level transients, is not talked about so much. I credit that aspect with being one of the reasons that I believe they reproduce brass music (I am a brass player, trombone specifically, as if you couldn't guess from my user name) so well. To me the brass section of orchestras doesn't sound realistic through most other speakers. The brass section my come through loud on other speakers but there's no power behind it. Not only did my band director influence me in my preference for Klipsch speakers, he also contributed to my decision to become a band and orchestra director 40 years ago - and now, after 35+ years of teaching, a professional trombonist. So, here's my latest project. The little Heresies are just about the perfect size for my small office/practice room. Looking forward to hearing about everyone's interest and experience with their Klipsch speakers and learning more about these great speakers! Ken
  10. 15 points
    They went to a great new home, which makes me very happy. And wow, did they sound fantastic set up outside....Several of my neighbors (and the mailman) came over and asked if I was getting ready for a concert.....Well, yes! Now I need a new project.......
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  13. 13 points
    I'm posting this with a heavy heart... As much as I love my Home Theater, it takes up too much of my time and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics such as cleaning and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be re-homing my collection. Please don't ask any questions, as I can't handle talking about it. Below is a list of what's available. All FREE of charge, but to good homes only. Serious inquiries only please. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Dustpan and brush 2. Sponges 3. Dusters 4. Mop and bucket 5. Window cleaner 6. Vaccuum 7. Dishwashing liquid 8. Laundry detergent 9. Fabric softener 10. Laundry baskets 11. Toilet brush 12. Cleaning sprays 13. Scrubbing brushes Borrowed from Facebook. Hope it gives you a chuckle.
  14. 12 points
    Audio is a journey. It evolves over time. Here is my stereo system turned home theater staring in 2002 and ending in 2020.
  15. 12 points
    I actually got in a few short chats with Chief Bonehead while at the Pilgrimage because I had a few assumptions/questions he was more than happy to verify/answer. The primary subject matter of my conversations centered around changes in builds of some of the heritage line, specifically the Jubilee bass bin, for my personal "data bank", and of course the current La Scala build, and I will share this with you all, since there has been some conjecture going on since some of the changes went into effect. Here is how I posed my LaScala question to Roy: "I kinda like the way the doghouse is built as a complete sealable unit on the new LaScala build, and I have a few theories on why this is done in this way now..." Roy cocked his head and looked at me and said: "go on"...So I did: "I think that you have killed two or three birds with one stone...first off, having a completed sealed doghouse unit does not even REQUIRE it being glued into the bass bin housing now, because using screws alone to secure it provides more than enough tension to keep it TIGHTLY in place...whereas the un-sealed doghouse assembly from before actually required gluing in place in order have the glue holding it in place seal the doghouse making it an "air-tight" assembly...". Then I get that "Roy look" meaning he is thinking...."By George, I think he gets it!".....So I continue: "But, in order to keep the doghouse outer dimensions the same as before, and since adding in the top and bottom panels TO the doghouse, which NOW take up part of the interior air-space required for the doghouse to work properly....you added in the foam to 'fool the doghouse' into thinking it still had the airspace it had actually lost!" Roy's response was "EXACTLY!" So I continued: "So, not only did you do all of that, but you cut down on assembly time, reduced adhesives required for the assembly of the bass bin, eliminated the squeeze-out clean-up and time involved in doing that, eliminated the visible glue lines on the upper and lower bass bin panels which would have been a "*****" to hide on fine veneers, and yet retained the function of the speakers, enhancing the appearance within the bass bin...I gotta hand it to you and all of the R&D team on this one!" Then came the big "Roy grin"! My other main chat with Roy centered on the Jubilee Bass Bin...and some ideas I have about it....and I will NOT go into details on it, because I promised not to do so, BUT I will say ONE THING that I squeezed out of Roy during the conversation, and I will mention that my best friend since high school, Mike, who worked with PWK and Roy and the rest of the R&D team during Jube development, had also hinted at this when talking about some "tricks" that PWK had mentioned to him during the development of the Jubilee..."tricks" that would NOT normally be able to be included in a profitable production-build of the Jubilee, but which will highly-likely enhance its performance! When I brought this up to Roy, he told me that if the Jubilee had actually gone into production for a home speaker unit as originally planned, it would have probably eventually been offered as two versions...an original very nice "standard home version", and that success would lead to a much more expensive ultra-deluxe version incorporating all of the "PWK tricks" Mike has mentioned to me! PWK's passing ended that at the time, and it has never really been offered as a "home speaker" from "the company" as planned, much less as an "ultra-deluxe" version....as PWK had desired it to eventually be offered! So, in keeping with what Roy previously said at the Pilgrimage 2018 about the process of convincing corporate to give a "thumbs-up" to FINALLY put the home version of the Jubilee into production, to include Roy's making no qualms about "how much more expensive it would likely be" than the current pro-version available...I actually believe that what will come out will be the "Ultra-deluxe" version of the Jubilee bass bin...just saying....WHY THE HELL NOT GO ALL-OUT TO BEGIN WITH???? This is just my own personal CONJECTURE...ONLY time will tell what REALLY happens! I firmly believe that, PRIMARILY for marketing purposes, corporate entities saw more value in keeping the K-horn as the top of the line home speaker for the Klipsch line, simply because it is the ONLY top of the line speaker in the world that has been in continuous production since 1946...and that is the REAL reason that the Jubilee never went into regular production as a "home speaker".....this leaves a particular MAJOR battle to be fought with marketing...and it WILL NOT be easily won, IMHO! But I had a special "love" for PWK, not only as an employee for over 7 years, but as a friend, one of my mentors, an excellent example of a leader who actually Cared About "his people"...the list goes on and on! And HE DESERVES FOR THIS TO FINALLY HAPPEN, IMHO! It has ALREADY been TWO DECADES waiting to happen! If it had happened when it was SUPPOSED to happen, then marketing could today claim that the "new" top of the line has been in production for TWENTY YEARS...they can STILL do that! For example, " The new top of the line has been in production for 20 years now, only available as a Klipsch -Professional line version, BUT now it will be offered as a super deluxe home version....yadda yadda yadda" Just how difficult would that be??? It will obviously NOT KNOCK THE K-HORN out of the line, because the K-horn will be much cheaper! So, Klipsch Corporate...JUST DO IT FOR GAWD'S SAKE!!! YOU OWE IT TO PWK!! THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE, were DEVOTED to this project...and it was and is PWK's Greatest Success!!! End of RANT!
  16. 12 points
    My girls, Adelaide and Anabelle. Age 7.5 and 5, respectively.
  17. 12 points
    Still can't post pics from my phone for some reason but I got a new grandson about an hour ago. Alexander John Williams.
  18. 12 points
    I had been trying to replace some Speakerlab woofers for months when I saw a post by Mookie . He said he had a pair that I could have just for the shipping cost . Received speakers a few days latter. When I asked for his Pay pal account to pay for shipping he said " just made a charitable donation somewhere & we would both be paying it forward . Now is that cool or what . Kind enough to give the drivers away free but not even recouping shipping blew me away ! THANKS, Mookie
  19. 12 points
    135" screen, Epson 5040UB projector, Khorns, kplish rear, center and subw, soundproof room, acoustically designed. I love my Khorns more than nearly anything else I own (which isn't much). Actually, my favorite is simply to listen to good quality music well recorded. It doesn't get much better. The small Klipsch's in the image near the khorns are not used. They just happened to be in the image.
  20. 12 points
    Wish we could have had someone taking the pictures of the auction and winners. I am happy everyone thought my watercolor of the Klipschorn was great! I enjoyed painting it and donating it for the museum!
  21. 12 points
    A few of these came in the mail....this is going to be good.... @Davis
  22. 11 points
    Finally picked up a nice pair of Cornwalls. I think they're 1's, as the serial numbers are stamped into the wood. The factory stickers are in poor shape. 23U132 and 23U130. Oiled Walnut with new Bob Crites tweeters. They have also recently been recapped though I have no knowledge of what went in. I have all the original parts. The grills need new cloth. They each have some minor tears and marks but nothing heinous. The cabinets are in fair to good condition. They each have a few nicks in the veneer but they look great from across the room. Blasted them for two days an old Sansui 5700 so I could A/B them with my CF-3s. Every time I compare my CFs (my first Klipsch) to new speaks I wonder why I ever kept buying speakers. I love the CFs and they still make me smile. But these Cornwalls are a marked improvement. So far, not as much Bass response but the mids are scary bright and FULL. It sounds like I put four speakers in the room and not just two. I just wired them to my Fisher 500B. So far, great. I think the thing holding them back is the room is too small. Guess I need a new house. 700 Bucks. - Happiest guy in the hood!
  23. 11 points
    So I have a set of Walnut Heresy IV here and have been listening to them non stop. I used to own the III and also had the Cornwall III here for a while. I reviewed both of the "III's" last year. While I have the new Cornwall IV coming first week of March for review, I can already say that these Heresy IV's are astonishing. Yes they are ported, yes they are slightly taller and narrower but WOW they are so much more detailed, they image like crazy and they are extremely transparent. Compared to my Dynaudio Special 40's, the Heresy IV's offer a much larger sound, are equal on imaging and have a more detailed treble (but in a good way, the S40 is a tad soft in comparison). I am shocked by these IV's actually as they are, for me, a huge improvement on the III's. No longer a sealed design, the bass presence is bigger but never ever bloated, loose or flabby. It's just as tight as sealed and I can not even tell they have a port. Two feet from the back wall, about 1 1/2 ft from the sides and 8 ft from the listening spot in my 12X13 room the sound is heavenly. Low volume or high, they never lose composure. As for the price increase to $3k per pair, these are beating my Special 40's and those are $3k without stands. If I did not know anything about the Heresy IV I would assume they were $5k after listening to them. With that said, they are now absolutely perfect in my room. No sub needed whatsoever and the vocals/mids are mind blowing good. I now hear texture in voices and artists seem larger than before, and more into the room. These do the 3D thing, soundstage thing and sound to me like a superb audiophile speaker that can rock, boogie and seduce with some warm jazz late at night. Quite different from the III as with these, the transparency is so great I can see through the music rather than having it thrown at me. I am shocked, surprised yet 100% happy with the way Klipsch went about changing up this design and with the Heresy IV. I will have a long form review and video here soon and also one on the Cornwall IV's. To those wondering about these being ported now..do not! They are amazing and that extra but of bass truly makes these shine, as does the tweeter and new mid horn. So lifelike...human...tangible. Loved the III's but adore these even more. Have to be heard to be believed. Now, I am using them with some nice gear. A Vinnie Rossi L2iSE integrated w/L2 Dac, Zen Mini MKIII, Swisscables Diamond for speaker cables. USB is an Audioquest Diamond.
  24. 11 points
    On Dec 10th 2019 I was medically terminated from Glad Mfg after 28 years of company service. 401k!! My dream of having a pair of Klipsch Heritage Speakers is right there! The Cornwall’s IV! Every one thinks I’m crazy even some of my all knowing music lover friends. People I share my dream with poo poo it so fast! I’m here seeking shelter from the dream killers!
  25. 11 points
    Changed up some of the electronics in the home theater today. Now running a Diva Seduction 2A3 on the horns and a Behringer NU6000 on the bass bins. TV is now a 75" Samsung.
  26. 11 points
    I wish I could share my experience of sharing with my neighbor the beautiful experience of Klipsch after years of crappy speakers! I get into talking about Klipsch, some say rather animated! The neighbor started to laugh and said he didn’t have a clue what I was talking about! I was speechless! I found something he didn’t know more about! Neighbor has a ‘ER’ complex. Better, faster, cheaper, 🤮
  27. 11 points
    Long time lurker, thought I'd post my HT 2.0 inspired by @Youthman's 3 La Scala and movable screen. : ) I was going to build the custom screen but ended up getting an Elite Screen BF deal and made the frame move like what @Diver_Ron at avsforum had. All worked out. The recent update: Sound: 3 La Scala (had RF42ii and RC64 iii), and jumped to 9.1.4 by adding the 2 RP-600m as front wides. Screen: Moved to Elite Screens 120" 16:9 (from 106") and build out the larger screen - so I could fit the La Scalas behind - talk about an excuse for update! Equipment: AVR: Denon x8500H Projector: BenQ: HT3550 Screen: Elite Screens acoustically transparent 1080P3 120" 16:9 LCR: Klipsch La Scala (with Crites 4500 crossover and CT120) Front Wides: Klipsch RP-600m Surrounds (side and rear): Yamaha NW-IW470 Heights (front and rear): Yamaha NS-IW280C Subwoofer: Power Sound Audio (PSA) V1510DF What's next? Perhaps update the surround in walls to 5800... and adding another PSA subwoofer.
  28. 11 points
    Forgot this waaaaay back there!
  29. 11 points
    I bid on these and won. My winning bid was $400.00. With premium fee and tax, atotal of $513.00 A great freaking deal. I am heading out in a couple of hours to go pickup. Woohoo!
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    "He maintains that he graduated 101 in a class of 101 students." Check out the third installment of the recently discovered PWK biography. https://www.klipschmuseum.org/founder-biography
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    A guy is telling a coworker that, as he drove by a prison, he saw a midget escaping by climbing down the fence. The coworker told him he should not use the term midget, as it’s a little condescending.
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    Been Lurking for some time now. I had a lower end system that I bought about 13 years ago. And because of this forum I decided it’s time for a new system. I keep hearing (reading) all great things about the Forte III. Earlier this week I made a 6 hour round trip to listen and possibly buy some Forte III. After just a few minutes of listening I knew these were the ones. Even my wife was impressed and she usually doesn’t care about stuff like this. Then of course i had to get a new receiver so I decided on a Denon AVR X3500H (plenty of a receiver for me). This system will hopefully last me a very long time. Next will be a new tv. My tv is about 15 years old but we don’t watch enough tv to justify getting one any time soon. We have never had cable or satellite. We do occasionally rent a movie. We just have music as background noise 24/7. Anyways thanks to this forum for leading me in the right direction. I’m giving my old system to my son. He just got his first apartment and is very excited. 😜 Old system: Pioneer 5960, Synergy F2’s, RC52 and a couple of Klipsch 12”sub.
  35. 11 points
    I'll take the vacuum! My wife has a birthday coming up.
  36. 11 points
    I had been struggling for years to get a good sound in my two channel set up. Every time I thought I had it sorted out, I would listen a different type of music (or movie) and I would be up and adjusting something again. My living room is my listening space, and it is asymmetrical. Many years ago I had acquired a pair of speakers from a friend who considered himself an “Audiophile” who suddenly needed cash more than speakers. These speakers were Vero Research (no longer in business) Soundwaves Point Source 3.0 Towers (vintage 1992). I had seen the original invoice and knew I was getting these speakers for a fraction of their new cost. The Soundwaves are an unusual 2 way polygonal design that can create a very open sound. Unfortunately for me, the design does not seem to work well in my living room. Over the years I have added acoustic absorption to key points of the room and changed electronics and still I could not find a sound to make me happy. Late last year my wife are at some outdoor venue and I hear something that makes me smile. Fifty yards away are some JBL professional speakers running background music (before a festival) at a low volume that sounded clear and powerful, even from a distance. As I get closer to these speakers I realize they are a horn driven design! This is the sound I was looking for! OK, so at some point here I have a flashback and remember back in the late 80's or early 90's (yeah I am an old man) I was in a hi-fi shop sampling some speakers and they demonstrated some large Klipsch speakers tucked into the corners of the high-end room. To be honest I don't remember if they were Klipschorns, La Scala's or what. What I do remember was the clear powerful, lifelike live sound they produced! Unfortunately the price and size of these speakers didn't match my budget or listening space then or now. Last December, the frustration of not knowing if my 'audiophile' speakers were at the root of my sound issues became higher when I discovered that the closest Klipsch Heritage dealer was 300 miles away! I was thinking of getting a pair of Heresy III's, but I still had a hard time in my mind spending this amount of money until I knew where my sound issues really were. I debated taking this trip to this dealer, but I was exploring other options. The week before Christmas, I am checking out E-Bay for used Heresy II's, and I find a pair of Forte II's in good shape for $600. They were black (which matches our decor), and while the pictures showed the wear and tear of the years, all the corners and drivers looks good in the pictures. The only downside was a 1200 mile round trip to get them! This is the pair I bought! So my wife and I take a three day road trip during a cold and rainy weekend before Christmas to meet a very nice man and his family who was the original owner (vintage 1995). His reason for parting with the Forte II's was that he finally upgraded to a multi-channel system and no longer felt the need for a large speaker. He even had the original boxes! I believe he really did me a favor! Once we get home, I plug the Forte II's up to my amplifier and whoa! My wife, who is rarely interested in music is floored, as am I. The character our our listening experience improved so dramatically in such a short period, I know now the root cause of my previous frustration was speakers! In early January I ordered a pair of new crossovers and the titanium tweeter diaphragms from Bob Crites. In late January I disassembled the speakers, gave them a light sanding, did the rattle can paint job, and reassembled them with the upgrades (the Crites crossovers are a work of art themselves) adding in a bit of rockwool dampening. I figured we have $1500 invested in the speakers, from the cost of speakers, electronics and cost of the round trip. The speaker grills are a bit faded by time, so I removed them, and painted the speaker mounting screws red for contrast and added a Klipsch logo I found on E-Bay for a Industrial look. I currently have our rebuilt Forte II's paired with some old Sub-10 Klipsch sub-woofers I had, connected on the high side with a 40hz crossover point. I cleaned out some old electronics and bought in the Yamaha WXC-50 Streamer/DAC/Preamp connected to a new Emotiva A-150 amplifier. This simple system now sounds glorious with any music played or any movie watched. It is interesting to see now that the hi-fi reviewers such as Steve Guttenberg, Andrew Robinson and John Darko have also found their way to the Klipsch Heritage line. This journey has been a fun one with us being rewarded with a new appreciation for well record music. For under $3K for everything (except the TV), this budget system sounds better than I could have imagined, and continues to impress new guests to our home. Sorry for the long post but I have read many posts in the Klipsch two channel forums concerning the Heritage speakers and I wanted to share my experience as well.
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    Well I did it I purchased the LaScalas II in cherry !! i cant wait to hear them with my mac mc275 tube amp !! review to follow !!
  39. 11 points
    This is for all three of you who aren't on Facebook. Everybody else has probably already seen it 200 times so please just ignore. Almost photoshopped my website out but I talked to two admins and they said it was ok so here it is. If there's any issues please just delete, I'm just proud of it but don't want to ruffle any feathers. Basically I kept seeing all these trucks that were representing everything but home audio so I wanted to do the same thing with Klipsch. The below two were my favorite: example / inspiration 1: example / inspiration 2: So I hooked up with a designer and we came up with this based on design styles that I liked, it's actually a rendering but it almost looks real, this truck doesn't exist. This took several proofs to get to this point, I literally threw away about 75 versions of almost the same thing. Matt Sommers provided feedback on some tweaks and approved this design: I finally got the courage to pull the trigger, found a shop in Nashville called the Wrap Lab who had done multiple Raptors and other high end cars so I was more comfortable with dealing with them than the local guys who admitted that they didn't like stuffing the wrap behind anything, they just cut around stuff, and I saw examples of that and it was just as bad as I suspected, so I drove down and left it for a week. installation: Good thing I stared at that pic for awhile, finally realized that the front fender was messed up so that had to be redone: finished except the door handle was wrong, notice the driver side door handle makes it look like you are seeing double, that part of the L and I was about an inch too high, they had to redo it. first look outside the shop: at a local pond: tailgate closeup: at the warehouse: IT turned out great for the most part. If I were to do it over I would try to avoid the door handles if at all possible but they aren't that big of a deal, we knew going in that would be a challenge. The body panels made a few things appear slightly different than I expected but if I didn't point it out most people would never notice. The Raptor is a wide body truck, those fenders are VERY curvy compared to a normal truck, it messed some things up mostly revolving around my website. The tailgate top is twisted as well and I couldn't do much with it. The inside of the front and rear fender and right above the URL was probably the hardest though. If I ever did another one I'd make sure I got actual 3D renderings to be safe. Paint shops have some very good software that they can use to visualize all the curves, it would be more useful than I expected in situations like this. Here are a couple of renderings that didn't make the cut but were made using this software. This truck doesn't exist either, just blows my mind. Anyway, it was a fun project. It was surprisingly nerve racking to turn over a new truck to people knowing they're going to take a bunch of stuff off of it plus not knowing exactly how it was going to turn out. If I had done it a few times before and had an older vehicle I wouldn't care but yeah that was strange.
  40. 10 points
    Always nice spending time w/mah girls and Momma! Marissa home from the land of 🌵 in Phoenix and her older sister Morgan. My mom will hit 97 the day after Marisss's birthday in January. Mom's hanging in there like a rusty fish hook, which is great! Even found out who Riss went to the Heisman's with but Imma not gonna tell you who it was. THEN I find out they've been an item for 2 years. Ya wouldn't believe me if I told ya! HA!
  41. 10 points
    Hope everyone has a good Christmas, and be safe if traveling.
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  44. 10 points
    They are starting to really come on heavy now, thank goodness for this warm fall weather... Orange habanero, yellow 7 pot, ghost, Carolina Reapers, Aji Charapita, two types of habanero hybrids, padrons
  45. 10 points
    Hello all! This is my first setup have pair of Forte's paired with ToolShed amp from Matt which he has been tremendous help in this process/build, Lounge Audio LCRlll with Morrow cables. Look forward learning from you guys/gals. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
  46. 10 points
    Something I have never taken a pic of before, a birthday. Our newest Granddaughter, the first time I have been the room. When our kids were born I was not allowed but times have changed, a C section and I could watch. All I will say is thank goodness for pain blockers, she talked to me the whole time feeling nothing but I could see over the little curtain, she couldn't for obvious reasons.
  47. 10 points
    Man my job just got easier... rather then try to get all the amps I work on and build as quiet as possible I'm going to start making them hum....it makes them sound better. Gosh I wish I had thought of that a long time ago....
  48. 10 points
    One of my reps sent me this. Baseball in Heaven: Two 90-year old guys, Leo and Frank, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Leo was dying, Frank visited him every day. One day Frank said, "Leo, we both loved playing baseball all our lives, and we played all through high school. Please do me one favor: when you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's baseball there." Leo looked up at Frank from his deathbed and said, "Frank you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you." Shortly after that, Leo passed away. A few nights later, Frank was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Frank.. Frank '...... "Who is it?" asked Frank sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?" "Leo-- it's me, Leo." "You're not Leo, Leo just died." "I'm telling you, it's me, Leo," insisted the voice. "Leo!..Where are you?" "In Heaven," replied Leo. "I have some really good news and a little bad news." "Tell me the good news first," said Frank. "The good news," Leo said, "is that there's baseball in heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before us are here too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play baseball all we want, and we never get tired." "That's fantastic," said Frank. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?" "You're pitching Tuesday."
  49. 10 points
    We had a little thunder bumper roll through this morning. Bob Hall pier Padre Island
  50. 10 points
    Congrats to you! If you can bottle your secret on how you get to retire and keep your pretty Mrs working full time... Id bet there'd be a bunch here willing to buy a bottle! I spend my time here in TN getting people (state employees) INTO their pension/401K system. Then I spend one day a week at our downtown office, meeting with about 7 people on that one day. Those folks are eyeballing their way out so I get to review their entire situation with them. Sometimes I get to be depressed by how little they've saved (in their 401K) and over the years, have an idea of what kind of struggle might be ahead of them.... then....I hit the other extreme.... just last week, a guy came in. Basically clueless about everything. Years ago, he picked 3-4 different funds in his 401K plan. As it happened, he (in hind sight) picked pretty much four out of four, the highest performers available in his plan.....and he's sitting on $900,000 in his 401K. He had no clue he had amassed that much and was pleasantly surprised. (yeah, those are fun conversations to have) I got to watch him as he almost literally floated out of the office with rays of sunshine beaming all around him.
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