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  1. I have a PP 2A3 amp which gave me the umph I felt was lacking in the SET amps I tried (both 300b and 2A3). I must admit the SET did have some really amazing "ghost" imaging I don't feel as strongly with my PP amp. why not stay with the 845 SET amps? warm regards, tony
  2. I can't wait to hear your listening impressions! regards, tony
  3. I love to see the passion and excitement Klipschorns still evoke! Though I went on a wide circle of modding, drivers and crossovers, etc.for a decade or so on my Klipschorns one thing remained true throughout the trip and afterwards (when I decided to stay with my pretty much stock ak-3 K-horns); nothing else gives me the joy playing music on my k-horns do. that it what binds most of us together here, the common joy we get from our PWK derived products. As always I send y'all warm regards from sunny el salvador, Tony
  4. You can count me in as well! Warm regards from sunny El Salvador, Tony
  5. heresy and heresy III klipschorn RB-5 khorn in main system, RB-5 in office system, heresy lent to cousin and heresy III lent to brother (never give away a klipsch!)
  6. sorry because I am sure someone has asked this before and it has been answered.....but, are these drop in replacements for my klipschorn tweeters? nothing to be done to the crossover? where can i see cost? I looked on ebay without luck. lastly, any plans for a midrange horn/driver for the khorn? warm regards, Tony
  7. would this work? https://www.amazon.com/Isolator-BOSS-Audio-B25N-Systems/dp/B000LP4RMG/ref=sr_1_21_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=line+input+isolation+transformer&qid=1610648412&sr=8-21-spons&psc=1&smid=ABO907060G8YG&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRjhLMUxBVUZDRTdTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTYwNDQ4N0hBRE5OOEZWREJFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxNTE3MzM0UzZQSkFEMDlQUDYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9idGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
  8. When I was experimenting with triamping my khorns and using active crossovers, I too found I loved tube amplification on the top end and solid state down below. I had my 2a3 PP on the tweeters (which replaced a slew of other amps including a tripath chip amp), My PP EL34 on the mids and a mcintosh SS on the bass bins. Great imaging and the speakers disappeared. But, I became disenchanted with the complexity of the system and eventually reverted to a normal xover and the 2a3 amp driving the khorns. 85-90% of the great music and no complexity! I sometimes think about going "whole hog" again; buying jubes, an active xover and biamping again but...perhaps I will hold off a few more year until retirement when I have a lot more time on my hands and can enjoy the process AND the incremental improvement in results. The point is to enjoy the music. Kepp us informed about your progress. warm regards, Tony
  9. are you sure you are wired in phase for each driver? when I was experimenting with bi-amping and tri-amping my k-horns I had to be really careful about phase everywhere because when something was off I immediately lost the sense of depth and instrument position in space, once I got them all right everything jumped back into "focus". and the speakers disappeared. IMHO its worth the trouble to systematically try swapping phase on each connection and listen to the result even if you are sure each one is electrically in phase. It only takes a few minutes to switch a pair of wires and listen to the same passage over and over to hear the difference. just my two cents, your mileage may very, etc., etc. let us know how it all turns out. warm regards, Tony
  10. Did anyone see that Greg's Volti Audio Razz was a finalist in this years Stereophile products of the year? clearly a Klipsch derived loudspeaker, I found it nice none-the-less to see a forum member doing well with a speaker whose sound I am sure we all would appreciate (we do all love the Klipsch house sound! Don't we?). I wonder how Klipsch feels about this? I would want Stereophile to listen to some of the new Klipsch offerings now that they have admitted they love the sound of the Volti speaker. Thoughts? Warm regards from sunny El Salvador, Tony
  11. It looks like it has been completely recapped. So additional restoration expense may not be much, any chance to audition before purchase? I have a friend with a vintage Marantz system with a model 7 pre and model 8b amp and it sounds wonderful. I have a 7t and love it with my custom 2A3 amp, though mine is not tube based it is built like a tank, just like yours. This could be your last pre! Let us know what you decide. Warm regards, Tony
  12. You didn’t mention a budget so I waited to see if you would. I hope you enjoy your new amplifier, let us know how it sounds to you. If you continue to look for an amp let us know and give us a budget target it make more focused suggestions. Regards, T
  13. I have Klipschorns and 4311s. I love the sound of each but they are apples and oranges. So the answer is...both!
  14. I liked the 70’s HK 430 and 730. They go cheap on eBay and bat way above their cost. Let us know what you decide. Warm regards, Tony
  15. "and it was through the building of Dr. J. Lessard's parallel-feed Horus 2A3 mono blocks over ten years ago that I also gained an appreciation for a choke in the position instead of a resistor." I wonder Eric what your thoughts are now on Jeff L´s amps? I still use the 2A3PP he built for me in my main listening system and have to admit I still love it! my only source of displeasure to this day is a constantly humming hammond trannie underneath, mounted on the front. let me know your thoughts. warm regards, Tony
  16. Seti, Jeff lessard posted some good 2A3 PP schematics with parts lists, etc. On the Magnequest website. But I cannot seem to find them now...btw a great small PP amp is the el84 type; a dynaco st-35 or the eico or pilot equivalents we’re both great sounding amps. I love modern version from Roger Modjeski the Music Reference RM-10 MkII.
  17. My 2A3 PP amplifier, designed and built by Jeff Lessard will be my last amp.
  18. If you are thinking vintage; Fisher, Scott and Dynaco, are all good brands to consider. Hard to suggest what you might do best with without having mentioned a budget or what kind of music and sound you enjoy. You also might consider some non tube stuff like the HK430, which I think sounds great with your speakers. Let us know more and the group can help more. Warm regards, Tony
  19. I have reference series and heritage series speakers and love both. Just to nit pick. Forte aren’t really heritage line....regards, To y
  20. I had a Dynaco ST-120 which sounded awful with my Klipschorns, as did my Marantz Esotec SM-6. The Marantz amp sounded great on my Magnepan speakers though. the Dynaco ended up in an attic space somewhere....
  21. I have a Tripath amp and it sounds fine. For the price you can try it and use it if you like it. Mine is currently driving some patio speakers for background music usage. Enjoy, Tony
  22. I still struggle with the concept of “better” components, I have begun to become more of a subjectivist, what sounds good to me is “better”. In my room, with my music, with my ancillary components my “better” speakers were my Klipschorns, that is why they remain in my system. Are there better speakers out there? In my years of amp, preamp and speaker shoot outs with friends and acquaintances, I found I like the way heritage horns sounded more than cone speakers or panel speakers, so I stayed with them. I have heard great music played on other systems, but my components were selected over the years to play my music the way I like it to sound. So... Are harbeth better than your Klipsch? If they sound better to you, than yes, if not, no. IMHO, YMMV, etc, etc. Enjoy the music! Tony
  23. Beautiful! Post a detailed report on your amp shootout, we will all be interested to see what you hear and decide. Warm regards, Tony
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