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  1. How far is outside the audible range where you don't hear the resonances?
  2. Klipsch used cast aluminum woofer baskets in their premium Palladium offering for several reasons, casting produces tighter tolerances, results in a stiff frame without adding unecessary weight to support a heavy magnet structure, eliminates ringing and cabinet resonances, serves as a heat sink to dissipate heat, more... 2x4's are needed in the Cornwall IV because the weak baffle won't support the 15" woofer.
  3. As a beginner, I am still learning, as my system reflects, only been at this since 1963.
  4. As a matter of fact I have. Massive custom curved non-parallel 7-layer outer cabinet with architectural "H" bracing throughout, 1/4" aluminum base-plate for baffle with over 1" thick laminated facing, heavy duty die cast aluminum baskets, sealed insulated enclosures for HF and MF drivers, highest quality air core inductors and capacitors with separate X/0 networks and military-grade boards for bass and mid and treble, proprietary carbon-infused thermoset composite material for horns, low mass hybrid aluminum/Rohacell/Kevlar cone bass units with over-hung voice coils, thick copper and gold plated jumpers, more...
  5. With most makers, aspects of their premium products trickle down to their less expensive offerings. With Klipsch it seems just the opposite, aspects of their less expensive offerings trickle up to their more expensive products. (Yes, ground chuck.)
  6. Not a pretty sight. Now I know why the Cornwall IV is so heavy, it is the used 2x4's placed inside to keep the front baffle from caving in. Inexpensive horn material and low-grade x/o parts and cheap stamped steel woofer basket.
  7. If you don't think McIntosh is best with Klipsch then maybe you should swap amp for one of the 'blue light' specials often recommended here.
  8. If you want Cornwall IV to sound best then you need McIntosh. Otherwise you are just working around the edges. https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/integrated-amplifiers
  9. Recommend either a McIntosh D100 or D150 Pre/DAC. Get the company's latest signal and digital technology ~$1,800 - $2,000. Check with Audio Classics. A considerable move up from Rotel.
  10. The late Wes Phillips of Stereophile evaluated the Palladium P-39F against the $100k+ YG Acoustics Anat Reference II Pro and came away favorably impressed with the Klipsch speaker. He gave the nod to the YG Acoustics speaker on bass, since it actually had built in subwoofers, but favored the midrange on the Klipsch speaker. Is anyone surprised, "the midrange is where we live".
  11. I notice you have some NAD gear. I recently added the new NAD C 268 class D amp to a second system and am very impressed with the Hypex technology and resulting sound quality. There is absolutely no noise or heat build-up with the amp. A high-value product. ps. When I go to the theater and dinner I wear a Rolex, when I go to the gym I wear a Timex. I don't have to be on time at the gym.
  12. You could be right, there are many who are happy with a Timex and claim it keeps just as good of time as a Rolex. It might.
  13. I wish you could have gotten a Palladium pair at the special close-out prices. You and your wife would now be happy campers. https://www.klipsch.com/blog/klipsch-palladium-series-a-masterclass
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