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  1. Well Thank you. I am just a small part of all of this, many have helped to make this museum come true, I am just a very little part. (not in weight) That makes me happy to think about that, being part of anything to do with Scott Yocum or the award in his Honor is a big deal to me and a privilege. Time spent working with Mr Yocum was way to short for me, I wish I could have had more time to get to know him better but it was fun. He would laugh, he wore a headband to help with sweat and I called him the karate Kid. Wish he could have been around much longer. It's also big deal to me that they decided to pick me, it's not something I had ever thought about before finding out. It was all about making a museum as best we can to honor PWK's story and history, he deserves that at the very least. It was also all about having the chance to work with some really nice and fun people, I have to name Craig Strause since he is who is in charge of renovations and I work with everyday, and of course Karen Joy and Donna. And of course Jim Hunter, who if you don't know is a funny guy, you never know what Jim is going to say. So many good people, like SSH, as nice of a person as you could meet, I still have that cigar you gave me from Mr Yocum that was intended to be smoked with you, it's in the china cabinet to remind me of him everytime I see it. Thank you. Craig, you are the main reason I do whatever I can to help. Thank You. And of course Chief Bonehead for many reasons, including all the respect he has for PWK and for just how he is as a person. Thank You. I did have a couple rules #1 I will not go under a house (spiders) and I don't want to die under a house in Hope with a old building causing it. #2 No getting on the roof (3 storys high). I am old and have no ballerina skills, and gravity would get me, and also the dying thing. .
    19 points
  2. Jim's Dope From Hope recently announced that dtel is the recipient of the Scott Yocum Award, given for outstanding service to the museum. Congratulations, dtel! Scott is no doubt smiling on you. SSH
    18 points
  3. First off, Paul klipsch once said, if I can see farther then those before me, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants. You mentioned specific designed items that have been introduced as products. Paul and I hardly ever discussed individual significant ideas. We did talk a lot about concepts. Everyone of the specific items you mention has some predecessor. Looking ahead by using conceptual ideas makes one ask a lot of what if’s. Taking a look at your list (and I know you can more specific items), I can tell you that whether it was available or not, we discussed every single item on your list and others. By taking a look at what was going on around us, seeing where the state of art was heading (remember Paul read a lot) and conceptualizing what that might lead too, put me behind in a lot of product designs I was working at the time!! Lol!! That truly was the fun part for me. I had/have a lot of latitude to “play”. That was the second greatest thing I treasure in working with Paul klipsch. The first is that he was my friend. Honestly I don’t think I will because of way he taught me to think about acoustics, projects, ideas, etc. it was not specific items. It was concepts. I understand Paul’s philosophy and adopted it as my own. Because it made sense. And because Paul understood that he and I were on the same wavelength, he encouraged me to “conceptualize” and see what direction that would lead us to. So you see, their is some “Delgado” in klipsch. But that is only because I stood on the shoulders of a giant.....Paul Wilbur klipsch.
    12 points
  4. Um...so this happened today Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
    12 points
  5. Ok Randy, you're obviously bothered by this so I'll tell you about a secret I've been keeping..... A couple-few years ago after fixing up my speakers, PWK came to me in a dream one night. He said "Son, I see that you and others have changed the components in your speakers".......and then he said, "What's up with that?" Then I said to him, "Sir, forgive me.....I have strayed but mean no harm". Then I went on to explain. "It's like this, Sir. My poorly made speakers were literally falling apart at the seems. The cheaply made woofers were blown with no replacements to purchase from Klipsch. The crossovers were faulty after only eight years of use. The tweeter diaphragms sucked from the beginning. The mid drivers were fine but I was on a roll so I changed them anyway. (After all how could I not after all of John Allen's extensive research)" Then Paul said "Do they still sound like Klipsch?" Then I said "Yes father.....only better". Paul looked me square in the eye and said he was gonna kick my arse. Then he lightened up and said "Ok, ok......I'll let it slide since the crossover values are still the same and you had good intentions". Then he told me I was a handsome young man and told me to rock out and tell RandyH to relax. That's how it went down. Exactly. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  6. Things worked in a deal and I now own a pair of black satin version 1 CF-3's and they sound awesome. I've missed Epic sound since selling my others a few years back but now I'm happy once again. These and my ads L1230's are all the speakers I care to keep around anymore. At some point this fall, I'm going to strip the black off and re-veneer them in something like cherry, walnut, or mahogany; or maybe something else. They're easy enough as it's only tops and sides. Not really worrying about crossovers, bracing cabinets, etc. These seem to be solid and I won't touch them unless they have a glue issue like my other pair did. Next thing I may be pondering is a different amp to go with this wall of stuff. I like the Onkyo Reference preamp but thinking about more power. Thought about an Adcom GFA-5802 which is 300wpc and also a MC7270, but, that one goes a little above my pay grade. Here's the standard obligatory picture. Just a basic setup anymore.
    11 points
  7. Didn't actually get them today, but Saturday.
    10 points
  8. This was originally written by someone about Facebook; but I see many similarities to the Klipsch forum. Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it’s ‘lightbulb’ or ‘light bulb’. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that ‘light bulb’ is perfectly correct. 249 to post meme’s and gif’s. 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 16 to post ‘Following’. 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty. 7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money. 19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them. 5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and use their own light bulbs. 7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs. 4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs. 13 to comment “Me too”. 5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said “f÷×$” 22 to ask if there is a flounce in progress. 349 to post flounce memes. 4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”. 13 to say “Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”. 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn’t the brightest bulb. 4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
    10 points
  9. We had a beautiful late summer day today in which was crowned with this sunset.
    10 points
  10. Price is fair and the builder did a good job. I'm guessing the Sonicaps were unavailable in the required value, so a proper substitute was used (Klipsch probably did this all the time). Any good business has a second and/or third source available for parts. The brand of capacitor does not matter at all. As long as all the parameters and the type of dielectric is the same (which it is). Neither does the low tolerance if they are measured and hand selected for their Accurate Value, it's just as good or better. As long as it SOUNDS good when used in the speakers it was designed for..........................Don't worry, be happy. Otherwise, it's just "bitchin' bout nuthin"
    10 points
  11. https://nashville.craigslist.org/ele/d/chattanooga-klipsch-vintage-shorthorns/7382904109.html
    9 points
  12. We had a beautiful late summer day , so gonn´a spinn " it´s a beautiful day right" now ...
    9 points
  13. Just got power back. It does cut out for a second as they connect other areas, just long enough to need to restart computers and reset clocks Everything is fine no damage, again we just got lucky. It got a bit windy and the rain was non-stop so I did not go out to empty my rain gauge and it overflowed above 7".
    9 points
  14. Finally pulled the trigger on a pair of Forte IV’s and am powering them with a Vincent 237MK Hybrid Amp. I relegated the Tannoy Revolution XTF8’s the the bedroom stereo system and am stoked as they are great speakers in their own right. My initial impressions are WOW! The scale, punch and “live music” feel are all there. To my ears there is nothing missing as the bass is deep and tight, mids are clear and unmuddled and the highs are clean and defined. Have about 80 hours on them and always questioned the “break in period” notion although it makes sense on some level. These speakers absolutely rock but have handled everything (jazz, metal, blues) I have thrown at them. And for me there are definitely sonic improvements over the Forte 3’s, which I almost purchased. Interested in the thoughts of other Forte 4 owners.
    8 points
  15. Lazy Sunday.. haven't been spending much time with the camera this year, but still try to take periodic photos of the girls and catalog their evolution. Here's Adelaide, age 9.5.
    8 points
  16. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark short OMD or O.M.D., is a British pop band. It was one of the most successful representatives of synth pop as well as new wave in the 1980s. From the album "Organization" was released the successful single Enola Gay.
    8 points
  17. I thought I would recap 10 things I learned from the Technical / Modifications forum: 1) Your caps are old and bad. You need Crites' Sonicaps, no Solens, no only Delgado approved JEMs. Then ditch all that and buy new crossovers. 2) You need a Super Heresy. Buy new woofers, get a hole saw, and go to town. 3) Passive crossovers are too easy. You need to triamp with an Xilica active digital crossover. 4) Crappy 18 ga stranded zip cord was good enough for PWK, so any other wire is not authentic Klipsch. 5) You Jubilee people are wussies, you need MCMs with 18 ga stranded zip cord. 6) It's damp, not dampen. I'm not pedantic, I just refuse to recognize common synonyms. 7) SET amps won't drive 105 db efficient speakers adequately, the speakers drive them as they are under damped (or is it dampened ?) and you're enjoying the reverb, but it's not accurate. 8. Your tweeters aren't tweety enough, ditch the K77s and get 120s or 125s. 9) Your K55s are no good unless they have solder lugs and two piece phase plugs. 10) My personal favorite: You can not put enough wood on the back of a Heresy.
    8 points
  18. I'm thinking that the forums could go away quite easily, and it could be blamed on software, bad drives, etc. Whether Klipsch pulled the plug or not, we would ALL be losers in that regard. I've been on here 20 years, and I have learned a lot, grown a lot, hopefully helped a bunch of people. I would hate to see it all go away.
    8 points
  19. Yamaha M-45 (125wpc at 8ohms) on the way to me. Bought it to replace a Chinese mini class D amp to drive my JBL 2446 CD's.
    8 points
  20. Crazy day and everything w/the change out went smooth as silk. Walked in and my heartbeat was 63, after the change it was 93. No wonder I was hurtin! Didn't put me under, which was great but they did give me one heck of a ride. Got some O and then they hit me with the gas. Just prior to that, the anesthesiologist asked what kind of music I wanted to hear. I said well anything that's good. He turns up the system and I'm hearing hymns??? I said was the last guy that worried or what? He laffed and cranked up some Guns & Roses. hahaha The gas? Ummm I dunno but it was one heck of a ride for an hour. Btw Steve, buy the guitar!
    8 points
  21. Hello, I'm aware of some users having trouble connecting to the forums at the moment. I'm looking into a fix. Stay tuned. Thanks
    7 points
  22. I sure would be with my now not so immediate reflexes. First on my all time bucket list? Hemi-Orange 1970 426 Superbird: Or maybe a Vitamin C beep beep? Remember that Roadrunner horn? These were RRs to start with, and they had that horn!
    7 points
  23. Ladies and Gentleman ..Miss Grace Jones .. " Nightclubbing " Island Records , printed in germany The music consists of a mix of styles of reggae, new wave and electronic elements and incorporated both African, Jamaican and European influences. Jones developed a chilling spoken word vocals and was involved in the productions. The albums were recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas. It includes cover versions of Nightclubbing, originally sung by Iggy Pop (written by Pop and David Bowie), Love Is the Drug by Roxy Music, Private Life by the Pretenders, Walking in the Rain by Flash and the Pan, Warm Leatherette by The Normal and She's Lost Control by Joy Division. ....and her biggest Wordhit ...
    7 points
  24. Better than Blondie ...High Fidelity by the famous B-52´s
    7 points
  25. Our german govermand has deceided that everybody whose not vaccinated till sep.30th. has to wear the new FFP V8 Masks
    7 points
  26. I need only one Bass
    7 points
  27. Leaving to go back to Hope Wed but got caught up on my project today. It is free standing, not connected to the building and anchored with 10 1/2" anchors. Finished the frame and it is primed and waiting to be painted, then 5 sheets of plywood on top and rearange the lights. Then I can finally get my shop back to normal, but this really needed to be done for storage to keep the floor un-cluttered with stuff, plus give me a wood rack on the shorter sides. Yes it's heavy enough to hold anything that may go up there and solid, no shaking at all in any direction.
    7 points
  28. FINALLY got some time to unzip this new Rory Gallagher 50th Anniversary tri-fold. Sides A&B are never before released out takes. The out takes are nicely done and tight renditions of some great stuff. The other two lp's are also great. It's tight, clean and very nicely done imo. $60? Yup, I'd do it again!
    7 points
  29. My Flagship Pre-Amp has arrived today from its repair and service. I have owned it for 5 years now and it was the first time I had problems. The cost of repair was just under 200 €. I´m very happy that I can now return the borrowed English Camtech preamplifier to my friend. The Camtech plays well but doesn´t have the class of my Marantz.
    7 points
  30. @MeloManiac in memory of your trip in sax city in Belgium : 3 very good LPs of sax, especially the central Cliff Jordan BLOWING IN FROM CHICAGO = 10/10
    7 points
  31. We’ve been screwing up for years....75 to be exact.
    7 points
  32. serious question regarding the whole "not klipsch anymore" thing. klipsch builds/designs a certain speaker, then it gets changed over time due to better parts or technology, is the updated version better than the prior version? usually yes. ie: Ak2 to AK3 to AK5 or 6 & beyond... exponential horns to tractrix, then tractrix with mumps, forte to F2, F3, F4, etc etc. but if a guy or 3rd party made or used a horn with mumps before klipsch did it, we would all hear how its wasnt klipsch anymore... its a fact there are better components than what is used by klipsch or most any company/product & if a guy updates or upgrades them whether they are caps, horns or drivers, they are criticized or scolded for deviating from the original stock design. same applies for the car analogies people use, if i upgrade the stock restrictive exhaust designed to meet emissions & approved budgets on a (insert car make here) it is definitely still that car... only better. some like to keep things original or exactly as designed & some like to experiment or improve things, neither one is wrong & most the time the improvement is just that, an improvement over the original design.
    7 points
  33. I recently purchased an elliptrac horn kit from Dave Harris and coupled it with a Faital HF200 2” driver and Dave Ault’s smahl horn/lens and B&C DE120 drivers. Stock K-33’s in the bottom. I’m considering the Crites woofers atm. I CNC cut a new motorboard and made two new sides retaining the top and bottom of the “top hat”. The motorboard and sides are faced with polished finish black laminate. The left and right sides of the motor boards are laminated with copper. I’m using a bi amp set up with a DBX driverack 2x6 feeding my sub, the mains woofers and ALK crossovers for the mf/Hf. Amps are all Crown, XLS2502, XLI1800 and D-75. the sound is amazing to me, better high frequency and wider soundstage. I’ve alway loved my K horns and this is such an improvement in sound and can be returned to original form if/when desired.
    7 points
  34. Still have power, for now, it blinks occasionally. Humidity is a bit high outside.
    7 points
  35. Don’t forget that once you mod them, never refer to them as Klipsch
    7 points
  36. Surprised it took this long for Roger Dean to be posted.
    7 points
  37. We don't need no stinkin badges. I have no idea, no one has any badges it seems. I have no idea about any of it, I guess it was added with the latest change ? The little rocket ships are kind of strange, looks like it going up Floyd's nose.
    7 points
  38. No time for a nap, were burning daylight. Got the second beam upright and bolted down, now to work on all the beams between the two stands to support and screw down the plywood. Chains and straps to ths ceiling is so it can't fall on me when adding other parts.
    7 points
  39. Here down under Father’s Day is in 2 weeks But I got my present early 6 records from the family Haven’t spun them yet but will do so when time allows
    7 points
  40. Here is a bit of blue light for ya. This is an older nighttime shot of how things can be illumined here once i turn the projector off, for a little late night listening.
    6 points
  41. Excellent teachers are to be treasured and rewarded. As Chuck @Tarheelsaid, being nominated is an honor. Tell your wife congratulations and thank you. @grasshopper
    6 points
  42. Well not to discourage any potential buyer I might have, the Cornwall IV is an excellent speaker and certainly the best of what came before it. The la scala just does what it does and brings it to another level. Of course it doesn’t have the bass heft and extension of the CW, but it comes closer than I would have imagined. Horses for courses. Shakey
    6 points
  43. That was a really short LP... maybe 20 minutes a side. Little Feat Sailin' Shoes (1972)
    6 points
  44. picked this up the other day..
    6 points
  45. Someone sent me this: How Social Media Works Me: I prefer mangoes to oranges. Random Person: So basically, what you're saying is you hate oranges? You also failed to mention pineapples, bananas, and grapefruits. Educate yourself. I'm literally shaking."
    6 points
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