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  1. 31 minutes ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Which is why the PAP speakers intrigue me with the option of several different midrange drivers that are better suited for that job.


    You just keep buying/making center baffles for the task at hand. I've got two sets of black, center, baffles. Different drivers always mounted (Voxativ and Audio Nirvana, sold the Tang Band). With the 30 Xillica pre-sets I can swap center drivers and be listening to a totally different sound in 10 minutes or less. Just four hex head bolts per baffle. The PaP 15" drivers are pretty versatile and can be crossed successfully at many different points depending on the curves/measurements of the full range drivers between them. Highly addictive. 


    The Voxativ is better all around but a bit more laid back. The AN's are a bit more in your face and alive, more sparkle and high end slightly fatiguing. I'm constantly stalking USAudiomart for the PaP wooden horns, can't remember off the top of my head what they are called but I'd really like to have both those horns and AMTs for the center. I've just not taken time time to give the Heil AMTs a go. I've got AMTs in a pair of Wharfedale bookshelfs in my office and LOVE them. 

  2. 18 minutes ago, Shakeydeal said:

    I've been curious about those myself. Looks good.


    Open Baffle or PaP specifically? I don't think I'll ever go back to box speakers for my main system. Unless he has switched gears I think @Tarheel is more or less in the same boat....Spatial if I'm not mistaken. 

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  3. I have two Eminence Alpha A-15 15" drivers. They are currently in the Open Baffle H-Frames you see below the big Oris horns. Nice but not perfect zebra wood veneer job. The veneer was not cheap and the rest of the materials not to mention my time makes them so I'll never recover my costs.


    $200 for the pair, you haul away at zip 21154 or make Uship arrangements.


    Drivers are currently $145 each at Parts express. They make excellent open baffle projects. 


    If you just want the drivers I have the original boxes (I think). You pay actual shipping and still just $200 for the pair OBRO. 


    Here is some info on the build of the boxes if you are remotely interested:











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  4. 19 hours ago, Limberpine said:

    What will replace the Osiris horns? 


    I've been keeping both and switching back and forth. Love both, figured if the Oris sold it would make the decision for me. If not I would happily keep them. These are my take on Pure Audio Project's Trio line. Voxativ AC-1.6 or Audio Nirvana drivers in the black center baffles with PaP's proprietary 15" drivers above and below in the white baffles. I'm using an Xillica 8080 as the crossover, same as I did on the Oris.







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  5. 8 hours ago, Invidiosulus said:

    That looks really nice and those mini humbuckers have a really neat sound.




    That was a big part of my purchase. I wanted to experience those pickups for myself. Happy with it so far. 2016 model in exceptional shape.

  6. Sold with others waiting in line. Thanks Klipsch forums! Hope the new owner enjoys as much as I have. They are special.



    These are the reason I got rid of my Khorns after 14 years. Lots of info on the Klipsch forums over the years. If you don't know about them here is some info:



    If you buy new there is a good bit of logistic with importing, shipping and painting. Not to mention how to mount them to some sort of stand. Well worth the effort in my opinion. Lots of info online.


    Mine have been professionally painted. They have a very high quality swivel mount. They are large but not heavy at all. Easy to pick up and transport as long as you have the space (minivan, suv, station wagon, etc.). If you have ever been curious this would be a good way to give them a go. So many options for 8" drivers and bass bins. I've successfully crossed them as low as 150 and as high as 800+. I can give you a bit of a leg up on different combinations. If you go the Xillica route for an Active crossover I can provide my backup files to get you up and running while you figure out that fun stuff. Or if you like I've got two Crown XLS-102 amps with DSP crossover so you could have both crossovers handled and one amp channel for each driver (2 HF and 2 LF).


    Not looking to ship at this time, unless you make the arrangements with UShip or the like. I'll make myself available for a shipping company to pick up but I won't pack them up and ship them myself. Willing to drive a small amount to meet you near a convenient pickup/drop off location. I'm close to I-95 in Maryland. Easy drive from NY, PA, DE, D.C., NOVA, CT, etc.


    Picture below shows them with homebrewed, H-Frame open baffle 15" bass bins veneered in zebrawood and Crites cane Klipsch grill cloth. They are hard to photograph due to the black/charcoal metallic finish and low light in my home theater/music room. 


    $850 for the Oris 150 Horns and swivel mounts.


    Happy to discuss the additional purchase of my 8" full range drivers, amps, active crossover, loaded bass bins (or 15" drivers only), Crown amps, etc. but only if you are buying the horns. I'm not interested in selling anything that goes with the horns unless you are buying the horns. Of course more than happy to sell just the horns/mounts as well.


    More pix and info gladly provided once you pass the "I'm not a tire kicker, I'm genuinely interested and want to make this happen" test. Tire kickers please use google and get back to me, thanks!



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  7. 8 hours ago, Thaddeus Smith said:

    I went through some old threads here as part of my decision process and saw that you had gone with a Bonavita


    Originally I did. Lasted about 4-5 years. Was very happy. But now I think I have one for life.



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  8. Hmmmm, I had a less than positive experience with CBH over some tubes. Only the 2nd bad transaction I've ever had on the forum. This was a long time ago shortly after he showed up and before (I think) all the talk about building amps for forum members.


    In then end it was not catastrophic but lots of the same sort of stuff I am reading here about excuse after excuse after excuse.... 


    Given the new direction the form was heading (Extreme moderation, Randy 😁, general bad vibes and thousands of youtube posts)I felt it best to bite my tongue (er, keyboard) and not have a public dust up. I kind of regret that now because I've had great transactions with WestCoastWhatEverHisNameIsThisWeek and very pleasant back and froths with Shakey. Had I felt more comfortable speaking up maybe they would have had second thoughts. Water under the bridge and Hindsight at this time I suppose.😐

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  9. Oh, and the two that look very similar with different FIS numbers would have come form the purchase of KG4 and Forte II. I'm guessing around 1990/91 on the KG4s and 1994-ish on the Forte II. I purchased both new from "The Stereo Shop" in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go Blue!

  10. On 1/25/2023 at 10:11 AM, Travis In Austin said:

    If they don’t sell you might consider donating to the museum and taking the deduction. We will give you a donor letter.


    That was the entire point of my original post. If this is something the Museum is remotely interested in, just tell me where to mail them. If that was not clear I apologies. 

  11. 10 hours ago, Marvel said:

    Wish I hadn't missed that. And the Squier 40th Tele is stunningly beautiful.


    ~$350 shipped. Today everywhere you look back to MSRP of 599 or just under. I wish I had snagged the surf green Jazzmaster and ruby metallic Strat with block inlay neck too. All the 40th versions have lots to offer.


    I'm pretty impressed with the quality and playability. Hope the feeling sticks around beyond the new gear syndrome timeframe.

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  12. On 12/31/2022 at 12:47 AM, CWelsh said:

    That's a particularly cool looking pickguard


    I really like it too. Brushed aluminum, kinda nice touch. For a cheap-er guitar I think they put a lot of nice touches on the 40th anniversary Squires.


    Fender had a pretty decent holiday sale direct from their site at 40% off. I've actually had bigger bar bills than this was on on sale. I was squirming for a few days after the sale and before XMas wondering if I dropped enough hints....I was going to kick myself if I missed out because all sellers had them right back to MSRP after the Fender sale.

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