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  1. Here you go. The dimensions of the speakers should be accurate, so putting them in a virtual listening room should work fine. Also, I tried to draw a model 19 (not complete) to practice making wildly inaccurate horns, in case you're wondering what the extra speaker in there is. khorn.zip
  2. 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
  3. Sure I wouldn't mind sharing, the height, width and depth are straight off the Klipsch site so size-wise they should be accurate, but I think the bass bin/top section size ratio might be off a little! I'll try to post the save file up tomorrow when I get back to my own computer! @jdm -- I can't attempt to draw a Klipschorn with paint or on paper. So if I was able to make them in sketchup, I'm sure you could do it a lot better.
  4. It must be one of those politically-correct gender ambiguous models so nobody gets offended....
  5. I know people have been using Google's 3d modeling app for a long time, but I always thought it was pointless for me to try since I can hardly draw anything more than stick figures even on paper. Anyway, I downloaded it and gave it a try and it was actually a lot easier to create things than I expected. I was going to build a house like most people do for their first project ever, but then I thought of something far beyond my skill level: modeling Klipschorns! I didn't use any measurements (except overall dimensions from klipsch.com) and pretty much just went off memory/blurry internet pictures and was expecting them to maybe resemble Klipschorns at most. A lot of the time I didn't know how certain parts were supposed to look, so I just guessed or omitted said part (like the horns!). Much to my surprise, however, they turned out to actually resemble real Klipschorns, and I am happy with it as my first attempt with the program. If you look closely at the pictures, there are all kinds of things "wrong"--especially at the rear of the Khorn, which I have never spent a lot of time looking at since they're always in the corner. Also, creating the horns was way out of my league and I had to fight with the software even for some of the basic stuff, but all in all I am happy with the result and got a lot of practice in... though I'd be angry if I bought real Khorns that looked like the ones I made. Anyways, have any of you (more talented) guys modeled your speakers/listening rooms? If you have, post! If you haven't, why not? Even virtual (knockoff) Klipschorns look impressive
  6. Oops, I meant to post this in Garage Sale. Can this be moved?
  7. Hey guys, I have a pair of Altec A7 VOTTs without HF horns. I had been planning on tracking down the HF drivers on eBay and getting them set up, but just never got around to it. Now, I would much rather have a pair of speakers that are just ready to go as-is. In any case, I know some of you already have the proper Altec horns laying around somewhere and would be able to set these up, and I also know that some of you may also have unused La Scalas just sitting in storage! So, if you have an extra set of La Scalas (haha!), let me know if you would be interested in a trade like this. The exterior paint is scuffed up pretty good, but the cabinets themselves look to be in good shape. With a bit of paint and some TLC, these will look how they should. They have the Altec N809-8A dividing network, which I believe crossover at 800hz, and each contain a 15" woofer with silver dust caps. I believe these are original Altec drivers, but I have not cracked open the cabinets to verify. I am located in Sacramento, CA. If anyone is interested, I can drag them out for a photoshoot and provide more details! Other offers/trade ideas are also appreciated! Thanks!
  8. 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.
  9. Thank you for your response. I'm assuming you meant to say that neither the Trends nor the Sonic amp will sound as good as the HK 430, correct? One of the main reasons I'm interested in the Trends is because I feel that my HK is getting a little long in the tooth and probably requires some maintenance, which I don't know how to do.
  10. Well, I'll take it the lack of replies means that everyone who owns the little Trends amp is glued to their stereo system permanently and therefore is unable to post. Darn.
  11. Hey guys, I've been hearing about that low cost Trends Audio amplifier, which I believe was called the TA-10.1 or something along those lines. I know there was a thread a while back about this amp, but it was really long and got pretty off topic (and a bit too technical for me!). I'd like to know your guys' experience with this amp and what you've paired it with. I have a set of Forte I's that have been paired with the classic low budget favorite of the Klipsch forum, the venerable H/K 430 Twin Powered. I'd like to see how this newfangled "competitor" amp compares, too. Has anyone compared both? And, since I'm already asking about the Trend amp, is anyone here willing to part with one (for a price of course!)?
  12. I can see the contacts fairly well but I really don't the exact position that things are supposed to be in.
  13. Hello! The headphone jack on my HK430 only outputs sound to the left channel. It used to work when I first got it though. I opened it up to take a look but it was really hard for me to see and I am not familiar with how headphones jacks work. I don't think the problem is with wiring to the jack but I believe the problem to be in the jack itself, i.e., it's not contacting with the headphone plug correctly (maybe due to wear?). Does anyone have any idea as to any possible solutions?
  14. Clean your controls. That should fix the problem.
  15. I have the same problem. I bought my Fortes used and one of them has a vibration when playing lower frequencies at a moderately high volume. I'd like to know the solution to this also. I don't think it's a problem with Fortes in general, though, since mine I bought in pretty crappy condition (cosmetically).
  16. Most of them are ~192kbps ripped with LAME. There are also a lot at 320. I have a few albums ripped with flac, but there are a few thousands at a lousy 128... a properly ripped 192kbps mp3 does not sound bad, though.
  17. 27667 tracks in playlist, average track length: 5:01 Estimated playlist length: 2317 hours 52 minutes 17 seconds 123 gb.
  18. How old are the Belles? Maybe they need some crossover replacements.
  19. Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows Talking Wish I'd told her how I felt, then maybe she'd be here right now, but instead... Singing I pretended I'm glad you went away These four walls closing more everyday And I'm dyin' inside And nobody knows it but me Like a clown I put on a show The pain is real even if nobody knows And I'm cryin' inside And nobody knows it but me Why didn't I say, the things I needed to say How could I let my angel get away Now my world is just a tumblin' down I can say it so clearly, but you're nowhere around The nights are lonely, the days are so sad And I just keep thinkin' about the love that we had And I'm missin' you And nobody knows it but me I carry a smile when I'm broken in two And I'm nobody without someone like you I'm tremblin' inside And nobody knows it but me I lie awake it's a quarter past three I'm screamin' at night if I thought you'd hear me Yeah, my heart is callin' you And nobody knows it but me How blue can I get, you could ask my heart But like a jigsaw puzzle it's been torn all apart A million words couldn't say just how I feel A million years from now you know I'll be lovin' you still The nights are lonely, the days are so sad And I just keep thinkin' about the love that we had And I'm missin' you And nobody knows it but me Yeah, ohh, uhh, whoa, omom, Nobody, nobody, but me..... Tomorrow morning I'm hittin' the dusty road Gonna find you where ever, ever you might go And I'm gonna unload my heart And hope you come back to me Yeah, sad when the nights are lonely... The nights are lonely, the days are so sad And I just keep thinkin' about the love that we had And I'm missin' you And nobody knows it but me...
  20. A few months ago, it was mentioned here that placing a K-28-EP woofer into a Heresy would drop the bass response down to 39hz(!). Has anyone tried this yet? I know a few people said they were going to. I'd like to know how it went and what the impacts on the sound were.
  21. Bob Crites has a feature on his crossovers that allows them to be switched between type A and AA
  22. I imagine they would sound better on your system than on an iPod. But, like I said in the other thread, I honestly can't hear a difference between a well encoded mp3 and the original track on the cd. But still, I'd rather play the original cd because there IS a difference, but I just can't hear it. Try it yourself and see how they sound for you.
  23. If you seriously wanted to play mp3s on your system, you can burn them as normal audio files from your computer. Of course, you won't be able to put 100+ songs on one cd, unless your cd player can read mp3.
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