Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community


Heritage Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


ClaudeJ1 last won the day on January 3

ClaudeJ1 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

2095 Legendary


About ClaudeJ1

  • Rank
    Forum Ultra Veteran

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Detroit Area
  • My System
    Living Room: 2.2/Atmos 7.2.4 (11 channels with LR Subs)=Front L&R, Danley SH-50 horns powered by Hypex NC400 MonoBlocs, SH-50 powered by 1/2 of Nobsound Mini TPA3116, Surrounds and Ceiling Bounce channels Super Heresy 2.0 and KP-250 all powered by Nobsound Minis. Yamaha Pre/Pro CX-A5200. One OThorn and One Danley TH-50 Subs Sony700/Oppo 103 for CD 2.2, HDMI out for Atmos DVD/Blue Ray. YPAO for all listening.. Yamaha Pre/Pro CX-A5200. 1 Behringer A800 for subs.

Recent Profile Visitors

16091 profile views
  1. You can use the Xilica as a full band PEQ device, but with no time delay, so you can still flattent out the Khorn's magnitude/frequency response in your room and even add a subwoofer while keeping the Khorn all stock passive.
  2. If there's ever a stage at a Klipsch get together, you would make quite the comic!
  3. Man, those are the best looking false corners I've ever seen. Wow. Too bad I'm in Michigan.....................oh well. Some lucky stiff will get these.
  4. I agree with this notion. I have and ALK network that has one. I tried a passive top end with Tractrix horn and JBL Large Phenolic drivers on a Jubilee bin as a 3-way with DaveA's LMAHL tweeters. Sounded really good, similar to TADs on a K402 with Xilica Xover, but if was not for long or for critical measurement or comparison. I was just playing before I sold the Jubes and plugged my dormant SH-50's back in and added big TH subs........a much better use of space, which is at a premium for me. So I never listened critically or measured the effect of the swamping resistor on the Xover point, but it is a useful component in an Autoformer based network.
  5. It's actually a good idea if you want stepped attenuation without having to change a Capacitor values in a first order network.
  6. It all depends on whether Paul Klipsch's bias is trumped by practicality. There are phase issues with Autoformers, but if you look at a Khorn, now or old, phase coherence is not one of it's primary benefits, especially to those whose hearing mechanisms are insensitive to that aspect of speaker performance.
  7. You can, but it's redundant. Do whatever floats you boat. There's always more than one choice. In the case of my Indianapolis system, I finally found a Tweeter driver that had the same sensitivity as a K-1133 driver on a K-402 horn. I only had 1 capacitor in series with each driver. Only 2 capacitors and Zero Autoformers and L-pads. IOW, the simplest possible. Then I used a Behringer 2496 on the bass section with no PEQ, and only a bandpass from 50-300 Hz. The Danley DTS-10 subs were driven by a sub output on my AVR set to 50 Hz. Simple and VERY effective, not to mention sonically impressive for all who heard it.
  8. As I have read this and similar threads since the beginning, I'm glad to see you all are experiencing the same thing I got to hear when I refurbished a pair of AMT 1a's with new diaphragms , woofers, and passive radiators, about 7 years ago (before I created Super Heresys). The 3D presentation of THAT whole speaker is even more revealing since it's a lightweight passive that adds rear radiating MIDRANGE to the mids, as well as the treble from the AMT Tweeter. Plus that box goes down to about 25 Hz. without a sub. It's one of the best 2-ways I've ever owned, tied coming in second place only to my Carver Amazing Platinums for DEPTH of IMAGING and LOW, low bass (18 Hz). The majority of my speakers are still, primarily Klipsch, with various other horns present, but Dipoles/Open baffles have a certain MAGIC that is undeniable in the right room, with the right placement, and the right sweet spot!! I have liked them all! But, again, I'm not surprised you are having the same experiences.
  9. If that's the case, then they should also be "goosey." They should also be named Lucy, but BB King beat us speaker guys to the punch.
  10. Just laminate both together with contact cement and get the best of both worlds, I say. Compromise is the key to a good marriage! Even for materials............
  11. Like tapping on a cinder block wrapped in felt.
  12. PWK wrote a published paper showing that L-pads had more distortion than an Autoformer, which is why he used those rather than L-pads.
  13. PWK once published a "Dope from Hope" about a Heresy vs. a Resistor amplifier load (I forget what year). The distortion on his spectrum clearly showed the Heresy to have lower distortion, since it had the HIGHEST RISING IMPEDANCE of all Klipsch Heritage speakers at the time. He was going against insdustry "myths" that constant impedance was a necessary thing for performance, so he showed that IF the impedance went up instead of down, the amplifier/speaker connection clearly showed lower distortion and even a benign RESISTOR!!
  14. I only used his quote as a spring board to my comment for YOU. Thanks for the gear update. You have some really good stuff and are moving along in the right direction!
  • Create New...