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  1. 29 points
    🤗Placed an order today for a pair of Cornwall IVs in black ash, I have wanted a pair sense I first heard them in the early 80s! Retiring later this year and thought it would be a good way to start my new journey.
  2. 27 points
    I'm going to be really honest and possibly ramble on so bear with me. Almost exactly a year ago I had what was diagnosed as a panic attack that sent me to the ER. I had never experienced anything like that before and I thought I was going to die. My body was shaking uncontrollably, I was having chills and my breathing was very shallow. I have a history of anxiety and depression but this was a whole new ballgame. I was prescribed a daily anti-anxiety drug and also Atavan as needed for severe cases. This last week and a half was really, really bad. Four days in a row with panic attacks with one where I made my wife drive me to the ER so I'd at least be in the parking lot if things got worse. It got so bad I was having muscle pains in the center of my chest from tensing up so much. I had a phone visit with my doctor today and it was good to talk to him about it. He made some adjustments to my meds and i already feel a lot better. Fortunately I already had a physical and med check scheduled for this Thursday also. Anyway, of all the forums I belong to this is the only one I actively check several times a day. It helps take my mind off of things and I really enjoy the discussions and camaraderie this forum provides. Hopefully at the next Pilgrimage I'll be able to meet some of you and thank you in person.
  3. 24 points
    I’d like to share a recent transaction I had with forum member jimjimbo. I bought a set of La Scala’s from Jim about 3 months ago on the intentions of picking them up in late April. He let me configure them exactly how I wanted them. He also let me pay with PayPal even though his preferred payment was cash when I picked them up. Last week, another set of La Scala’s were posted in the “garage sale” section. They happened to be my old industrials that I sold last year and have regretted ever since. I noticed Jimbo had made a couple comments about them in the for sale thread, so I sent him a PM letting him know those were my old speakers and answered a question he had about them. Jim sent me a message back and offered to refund my money so I could purchase my old industrials back. Well, while all of this was going on, I was informed that my hours at work would be significantly increasing and would be unable to make a trip out of town for an unknown amount time. I let Jim know my situation and that I probably wouldn’t be able to pick either set of La Scala’s up. He still offered to refund my purchase. I agreed that a refund would be the best option. He refunded my money that day. I offered to pay him for the inconvenience I caused, but he declined. Moral of the story. Jim went above and beyond what he was required to do. He answered numerous questions I’ve had over the last 3 months without any hesitation. He’s been a pleasure to deal with, and most of all, just treated me like a friend. It’s good to know there are still good people out there, and Jim is one of them. Jim, I owe you an apology for tying up a beautiful set of La Scala’s for so long. I’m sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for being so understanding. I owe you one, bud.
  4. 24 points
    Silly, I know... first wife passed away from malignant melanoma. Second wife is a wonderful Filipina. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary. Enjoying weekend away in a cheap motel and having fun. It doesn't matter much what goes right or wrong, we are together. Blessings to all!
  5. 22 points
    Been waiting a while now to choose the room
  6. 19 points
    Just wanted to let everyone know that we are concerned about the problems with customer service. Here is the response I got from the head guy..... “we’re dealing with unprecedented traffic and are drastically increasing the size of the team to get back to world class service asap.“ We have more than doubled the customer service reps as of last week. We appreciate your patience. Thanks.
  7. 18 points
    So, I'm sitting here sipping on a glass of Colonel E. H. Taylor bourbon ... a gift from forum friend @jimjimbo-- thank you Jim. this never would have happened if not for this forum. Sometimes this place seems like it's in turmoil; but let's take the advice from that Styx song ... "We'll take the best, forget the rest." Life is too short to spend in conflict. I like to live by that verse in the Bible that says "as much as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Being cool to others is something in my control. So, here's to being cool to people.
  8. 17 points
    Finally good weather to get these out and breathing.....wow. Thanks to Derek @Fleawatt for helping out with the crossovers. These are seriously badass....
  9. 17 points
    Look at the tops on these, just ridiculously pretty. Beasley picked out a good pair for me, I think he did a good job at least. Ordered these to use in a video but yeah I'm not shipping these anywhere, ordered some other black ones to use, doubt I'll ever see another pair like this again.
  10. 17 points
    I am new to the forums so I thought I’d share my set up Klipsch KLF 30 Klipsch KSW 15 Carver A-500X Carver CT-25.1 If you have any questions About the set up or tips let me know from Ontario 🇨🇦🇨🇦
  11. 17 points
    Msde it back home. It's a mess but nothing broken or damaged.
  12. 16 points
    I ran across this and it seemed appropriate to post here: RIP Sancho. https://www.ngams.org/retirees/fallen-hero/capt-ret-kendall-payne/?fbclid=IwAR1FxQQiv3_y0y7_xNTgh85oMZLHTfhBTZC3kSQ87rGBWv0NXchG0PnfvCQ
  13. 16 points
    Finally. Proud new owner of Cornwall IV's in American Walnut. I should have done this a long time ago. Purchased from local dealer, ListenUp. Though ListenUp is not a Certified Heritage Dealer, they sell the whole line and had them in stock. Some 30 years ago I purchased a pair of Forte II's from this dealer, from a salesman named Gary. Why I remember that, I don't know. So I called them up, on a Thursday, asked for Gary (he's still there, though higher up in the food chain, I'm sure!). "Can you have them at my house tomorrow, cuz I'm going out of town Saturday?" He told me that he had to get them from the warehouse in Denver (I'm in Colorado Springs). He guaranteed me he would get them to my house if he had to deliver them himself. Next day he shows up in he own car, a Nissan Cube or something like that. He laughed and said his car is apparently designed to perfectly fit a pair of Cornwalls. These things are truly glorious! My hopes/expectations were sky high. They have been met. This is the best sound I have ever had. Ever.
  14. 16 points
    It’s pretty simple and it’s not very complicated. It’s just not “Roy” endorsing JEM, it Klipsch. And for the umpteen time, crites and alk or anyone else and the products they sell, are not Klipsch approved. Most people who modify a part on their network have no idea how it might affect the overall voltage transfer, which affects the spectral balance of the speaker. But it’s your speaker....do what you want. If you want the original intent, then replace with original specified parts.
  15. 15 points
    I just discovered these pictures taken in the 70s when my wife and I lived in Hope, Ar. I was the purchasing manager for a local manufacturer and my wife taught high school art. I rented a space at the airport hangar (where Paul kept his Beech Baron) to restore an MG-TD. He could usually be found there on sunny Saturday mornings, engaged in hangar-flying with the local aero-club (who had a beautifully restored Aeronca Champ). We of course all called him Mr. Klipsch and held him in a little awe. The first picture is taken just outside the airport, and the second one is taken inside, with Mr. Klipsch, myself, and a young architectural student, Tom Tolleson. Tom was attending the Univ. of Ark studying with the famed architect Fay Jones, an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright. My wife taught with Valerie Booles before she and Mr. Klipsch got married, so the third picture is at the end-of-school teacher’s cookout. I think they were newly-weds. The last picture is Paul looking pensive, probably calculating a way to reduce distortion even more.
  16. 15 points
    $650 pickup to forum members. Will ship if you pay the packing, shipping and supplies cost. These are 1981 consecutive number Heresys (114 W708 and 709) that I rehabbed. I got these puppies finished (now working on another Heresy redo in the same veneer (Mottled Eucalyptus). Serial number 114 W708 and 709. K22R woofers cast K700 mid horns, K55 drivers and K77 square magnet tweeter with Type E crossovers with slightly used Sonicap capacitors installed (got them from Wuzzers) Here is the link to the tech mod post on these earlier for reference. I installed front to back mid braces and reinforced all joints with screws before veneering. 6 coats of wipe on poly then wet sand with 500 grit then paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool. . Original Klipsch grill frame with neo magnets installed under veneer. I installed front to back mid brace. Selling for $650 to Klipsch members (plus shipping cost) or can pickup in LIttle Rock. Will upload more pics. Thanks. Longdrive03. .
  17. 15 points
    Carl your post brought a tear or two......thanks for the kind words. It's always a question of who rescued who. Trish and I wouldn't have moved in together if not for Jake's adoption. Having a second Old Fashion with Proof syrup and bitters. Randy you were right the Prednisone perked Jake up and he ate soft food for the first time in two weeks. We were both thrilled that he ate with such an appetite. So here again is my boy.
  18. 15 points
  19. 14 points
    Well true to form, Texarkana Funeral Home screwed the audio pooch on Dave's funeral stream. Obviously, Dave was confused by the universe's largest mixer finally as his disposal and must have gotten the mute button and live to earth buttons crossed. Anyway, the service was typical Presby Mass with hardly a mention of our fair hero, so no great loss. What follows is his brother's heartfelt eulogy at the graveside services. Onward thru the Phogg my friends! Eulogy for David June 17, 2021 My brother, David, loved life fiercely. Life did not always return the favor, but he would bounce back with amazing resiliency from setbacks that would have crippled a lesser man. Perhaps the greatest love in David’s life was for his children, Jennings Elizabeth and Thomas McRae. His love of his first-born, Jennings, was boundless. All children are precious, but Jennings, she was a perfect angel. Her loss at age 13 was a crushing blow to David, and he lived the rest of his life with the confidence of seeing Jennings again on the other side. David was equally overjoyed with the birth of his son Thomas. Thomas was named after his great-grandfather who sired 10 children, including 7 boys. Out of that large family, our Thomas is one of the only two surviving great-grandsons with the Mallette surname. David was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was even prouder to learn recently that Thomas has followed his example of national service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Second only to his children was David’s love for music, especially organ music and the great pipe organs themselves. He collected over 1500 recordings of classical music and had a special listening room at home where he loved to sit for hours immersed in the music. David also loved, in no particular order, the Cossatot River, steamboats, steam locomotives, and UFO theories. He loved Roman history, Byzantine history, Civil War history, and Church history. He loved theology, genealogy, meteorology and cosmology. He loved player pianos, photography, and videography. He loved Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, Scott Joplin and Conlan Nancarrow, Star Trek, Dr. Who, and The Three Stooges, and he loved his old dog, Shadow. In addition to being the lover of many diverse interests, David was a great dreamer. He would often just sit, staring into the distance, lost in his own thoughts and oblivious to his surroundings. In elementary school, one of his teachers called our Mom in for a conference. “The problem is,” declared the teacher, “David is a dreamer!” Some problem!! Don’t you wonder, like me, if this old world might be a better place with a few more dreamers? Some of David’s dreams were, let’s just say, better than others. One of his best ideas was the local Regional Musical Heritage Center, which combined his love of music and of Texarkana. In the last few years of his life, he poured much of his remaining time and treasure into the RMHC. It was a noble effort and I hope it can find a way to carry his dream into the future. I know that David, like all of us, was far from perfect. But maybe we who are left behind can learn a few things from his example: to love our family and friends without reservation, to take time to enjoy the finer things in life, such as food, wine, art, and music; and finally, to be unafraid to dream big dreams. To paraphrase that little green poet, Kermit the Frog: “I hope we all find it, That Rainbow Connection, The lovers, the dreamers, and my little brother, David.”
  20. 14 points
    Happy birthday Paul!!
  21. 14 points
    I was asked by a forum member to post pics of the LaScalas I was rehabbing for Kirby at the time of his passinger. Here are a few pics of the LaScalas I have just about finished for Kirby. His wife and sons with pick them up this week. Pretty solemn build.
  22. 14 points
    The Little Joy mono SEP and separate power supply. Maynard
  23. 13 points
    Sunrise a few days ago at the ranch.
  24. 13 points
    Called Mike Sanders this afternoon, Was shocked when he answered the phone (being Sat.) short version is I put in an order for a new pair of quicksilver Horn Mono Amps hoping they will be the answer to my to much gain issue..................The wait begins!!!!!!!!!!
  25. 13 points
    If you’re lucky enough to find your soulmate here, she/he will need to be re-capped and/or re-coned.
  26. 13 points
    Traveled to Alabama Saturday and back Sunday to get the new pup. A younger couple traveled from Missouri to meet me in Oxford, Alabama. Swanky was retired as a stud (kinda like me) by the breeder at 5 y/o. In the course of two weeks he was neutered, transported 1000 miles, and has met lots of new folks. He has slept a lot since then and I'm allowing him to decompress at his own pace. Thought about changing his name to Spanky but Swanky is okay. Don't know the story behind the name though. Here is the big boy!
  27. 13 points
  28. 13 points
    Purchased but no delivery until I close on the new place in 3 weeks. Yes, that is a reflection
  29. 13 points
    Thanks for commenting guys I appreciate it I acquired the set up for my father he passed away in 2010 the system has been sitting since and got it hooked up around last November for the first time in 10 years didn’t realize he had such a passion for music I’ve always heard stories about him loving loud music
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  32. 13 points
    The first time I heard Klipsch was the fall of 1971, I was 16 and went to my boyfriends house. His Dad has Klipschorns and I was literally blown away! We put on Led Zeppelin’s LP and played Stairway to Heaven. My prior listening experience had been a transistor radio, so you can imagine the Jolt my ears heard! I wound up marrying my boyfriend and the first year we were married, we built our own set of speakers with the help of my Dad. They were built from the Speakerlab Klipschorns plans, man they sounded great. In 1987, we were finally able to afford the real deal, Klipschorns!! We even contacted Klipsch engineer Gary Gillum to help us design the perfect room. We closed in part of our 3 car garage and built our music room. It sounded fantastic! Fast forward to 2001. We decided to move to the Nashville area and began looking at houses. We literally looked at dozens of houses, (always tape measure in hand)! One Sunday afternoon we were out looking at homes and passed by a brand new subdivision and decided to check it out. There were only about half a dozen homes in it ,but the views were gorgeous. We topped this hill and there was this home, not finished yet, but a big sign in the yard that said, come on in and see the difference. We went in and every turn we took made us love this home even more. When we climbed the steps to the room over the garage, our jaws dropped. There it was, the room that our Klipschorns would fit in! Out comes the tape measure and YES, they would work perfect! Fast forward almost 20 years later and we still have the Klipschorns (and a second pair) and basically a whole home filled with Klipsch LOVE! I personally have no clue why so many ladies out there don’t like music, but dang, I’m sure not one of them! I will post pics soon! Happy listening friends!
  33. 12 points
    Hey there people! So I've been fascinated by the whole idea of Synergy type speakers. Read a lot on DIYAudio forum and even tried to build a few using off the shelf horns. They sounded OK, but i still had that bug inside that made me want more. Then I stumbled upon ChrisA's thread on a synergy type speaker based on K-402 horn. Gone through the whole thread and through many more others, read up benefits of full horn loaded systems, modulation distortion, constant directivity and all that jazz and that made me crave a pair of K-402-MEHs even more. Buying a set of horns was out of my budget, so i started exercising an idea of building the whole system from scratch. I found a thread on an Australian forum, where a guy made a pair of K-402 replicas out of wood and XPS foam. The guy had already made huge part of the job on estimating the size of the horn, expansion rate, where it starts to curve and the curves themselves. So i opened SketchUp and started playing with the model based on images of his horn. After i was satisfied with the model of the horn, I began working on other parts - the box, placement of HF driver and woofers, small parts that help hold the whole thing together. This is how the model looked first: But i knew that i am not an engineer or an experienced woodworker and since i was not going to (or was capable of) assemble the whole thing by myself, i was in need of a help of a professional who would work on the model and made sure that all the elements fit together nicely, that the parts could be machined on a CNC and prepare the drawings necessary for production. Here are some shots of how the model looked after the guy i hired modified it: In the end I had drawings and STL files so those could be used while CNCing the parts. Now all major parts are ready and guys from local woodworking shop are assembling those: I will be using Faital HF204 for HF duties and Beyma SM-115N for LF. Bought them already. As for the amp, i will use an old AV receiver. Beymas are 8Ohm but i will connect them in parallel, so there is enough power in the receiver to drive them. And i will probably not need deafening sound pressure levels. Will consider swapping the receiver for something of higher quality if i am not satisfied. I have a room that is relatively big - 12X6 meters which is about ~40X20Ft. Speakers will be in the corners. If i am not satisfied with LF performance i will build a couple of tapped horns (have a few ideas on those). I want to thank ChrisA for all the help he provided via private messaging and patience to my questions. Without him I would never come up with an idea of building this speaker in the first place and without his help i would build some garbage So i hope this project turns out well. Can't wait to bring those monsters in my house and start the tuning process. -------------------------------- While the project is still in the building stage, I decided to share 3D files i used with the community. Hope this is helpful and somebody will duplicate the whole project or some parts of it. Most of the info is in Russian, but the text isn't really necessary for understanding which parts goes where. This is not a complete clone of Chris's MEH or K-402 clone. This is as close as i could get with the information i had. Files are available at this link.
  34. 12 points
  35. 12 points
    Moved to Northern Georgia and love it here. These are from this morning on my porch. Canon 5DS and 300mm 2.8 IS v2.
  36. 12 points
    Mornin all together ... How´re you today ? I got in my car yesterday and drove to my sister's house. She lives 300 miles away from me. She lives in another state at a good 30 km2 large lake with the name "Steinhuder Meer".a wonderful landscape. I have decided over the Easter holidays to stay with her to relax a few days. My wife and child agreed that I would be away from home for a few days. Today we visited the nearby air base. That was already impressive. Unfortunately, we have unusually cold weather at this time of year. But ..no problem if you wear the right clothes...stay tuned ..I´ll keep you update .........
  37. 12 points
    FINALLY!! After being on the hunt for at least one 1980-82 Heresy with a soldered midrange I came across a pair on Ebay. Made a lowball offer and it was accepted!! I just picked them up. Drove about two hours one way. One has its original box. Lady purchased them new when she was in college from a place in Wisconsin. Anyway, I'll finally have a matching LCR!! The speakers were raw birch and they were stained nicely. Can't wait to get them home!!!!!!
  38. 12 points
    Here is my rendition of Maynard’s “Ultimate Gem”. 1.7 watt SEP. Maynard, thanks again for sharing your design! Pete
  39. 12 points
    Just had to say it. Over the last few days I have been getting my '80 KHorns back in stock configuration in order to list them for sale. Last night I completed the task. Got them tucked back into really the only two good corners in my basement rec. room. Hooked them up with one of the Crown D75 amps that I modded a while back. Ran cables from my mixing desk across the floor to the amp(not elegant but functional). Hooked speakers up with relatively short cable runs........ MAN-O-MAN do these things sound good...40 year old non modified crossovers and all.. Absolutely no problem being pleased to offer these for sale to a new owner to enjoy....For another 40 years. THANK YOU PAUL W. KLIPSCH
  40. 12 points
    It is that time of year here, almost at the end of changing colors.
  41. 12 points
    Googled cheap places to live and Fort Wayne Indiana popped up, rolled the dice and bought a home there. Just got stuff situated with internet and music hooked up yesterday & today, enjoying some tunes and figured i would stop in. Household dynamics changed since mom died and i had to get out for my sanity. Crazy moving to a place i have never been to and hours from friends and family but feels good so far. Plenty of tinkering to do on this 100 year old home will keep me busy.
  42. 12 points
    A “few” of the demo units: Maynard
  43. 12 points
    Next to my house, Roman bridge "Le Pont du Gard" : aqueduct which supplied the baths and water of the city of Nîmes, Gard France. It is almost 2000 years old, The stones are placed one on top of the other without cement because at the time there was none.. In the middle of the 18th century, a road bridge was attached to the first floor to transport goods.
  44. 12 points
    I love my Klipsch. I had these in the living room for a while before my theater was built and the wife was pissed when I had to move them out into the theater. I put in a set of NHT's and that was a total joke to her. I had to get a set of powered Klipsch bookshelf speakers to appease her till I can get another set of towers. Anyway, here is my theater build. It's basically finished and I have not posted a new video on my channel yet. I did build my own custom Subwoofers. No one manufacturers anything like them. You can view see the entire build process from the ground up at my youtube channel. Furious Wookiee Home Theater build featuring Klipsch speakers
  45. 12 points
    Well, I finally finished them, and they sound amazing.
  46. 12 points
    Well, after some electrical and cable issues, we did get in hours of great listening switching between, EV's, Split LSI's, 3 way Mini punch's, 396's and the devastator. All the speakers are set up outside and today, all driven with Carl's ATI amp which sounded great. I'm sure you will see some pics that others took with the setup, and had a great day. Time for a little evening socializing and maybe and adult beverage or 3. @Thaddeus Smith we're sorry it didn't work out too, and that applies to so many that would have been here in April. Strange times indeed, but great to see everyone that has made the journey.
  47. 12 points
    Thought I would join in. Here is my 300B/2A3 SET amplifier. Powers a pair of Heresy III (but can also be used as a headphone amp). High voltage and filament voltage is adjustable for either 300B or 2A3 with switches. Bias is adjustable for the power tubes and 6V6 driver tubes. Separate power supplies for output stage and input/driver stage. And separate filament supplies for each of the power tubes. Hybrid rectification. Each chassis weighs a ton. Signal chassis: Power Supply:
  48. 11 points
    This is my refurbished pair of spatter paint Heresy speakers along with a small stand I built for a Tascam CD-200 BT disc player/Bluetooth and an early 1970's Sony STR-7045 receiver. I veneered the speakers in white oak veneer, as well as the CD player box, but I used red oak for the stand legs. All pieces are finished with Tru-Oil. I'm very pleased with the results, sonically and visually. At some point I'll duck the Apple TV HDMI cable in the wall. Both the speakers and the stand have adjustable height legs to compensate for the bluestone floor which was laid on an outdoor concrete slab patio, pitched downhill to the left.
  49. 11 points
    That's a beautiful part of the state. My older son just sent me this with the comment 'my daily commute'. He's over in North Carolina.
  50. 11 points
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