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  1. These are some of the best mini speakers ever produced period. They are no longer in production but can be easily had on the used market. I own many of them. My daughter has a complete 7.1 system comprised of the a/d/s L300E's. The L200E's are smaller with a 4" long throw woofer and the L400E is larger with real wood veneer and a 6" woofer. I am using L400E's with the Sub 6 combo for my front effects and side surrounds these actually replaced Klipsch Heresy HIP's and can certainly hold there own with the Heritage big boys in the system. Highly recommended.
  2. The EV chrome throat screw terminal K-77's are 16ohm as well. Looks like the same internal components that were in my 1962 Cornwalls even the hand wound coils on the networks look the same.
  3. When are people going to learn to steer any from any amplified Klipsch it seems to be their nemesis.
  4. The AL-3 was designed with the K-55M midrange in mind. The K-55M runs about 1.5db hotter than the K-55V.
  5. The CBR is the better choice because it has the larger K-600 horn versus the Heresy sized K-701 horn on the III. ALso those K-51V's are a dual phase plug ceramic version similar to the highly desirable K-55V with the dual phase plug.
  6. Marvel, it is not the same company though. When DBX consumer went under in the early 90's they sold the name to DAK that sold sub par gear via a catalog with the DBX name on it. Sad times. The name was then purchased by Harman International who make the professional gear carrying the DBX name. They only ever offered depot service so parts and service information was sparse. The Head Engineer Gene Raymond serviced gear for awhile in CA then sold the remnants of his operation to the Sound Room in Berkely, CA who in turn resold it to Musician's Service Center, CA no idea if they are still doing any service work.
  7. People have done this with the RC-7 center with great results. Seems like you would be sacrificing a good amount of midbass not running towers in the R & L positions but with some solid subwoofers you should be fine. For the rears something from the same reference line perhaps the biggest bookshelfs and use four of them. Not a fan of the sound sprayer RS line to echoey and spitty sounding.
  8. The correct center or most closely match one is the KG 2.2. You could also use a KG .5, KG1, another KG2 as well. The KV series was matched to the Epic series CF line of speakers.
  9. Don't blame the speaker just yet. A great many movies and TV shows broadcast or streaming are compressed signals that and the movie soundtracks are often poorly recorded and that is the primary reason dialogue is tough to hear depending on the programming. It's better with a DVD or Blu-Ray but even now and then I get one that is poorly mixed and the dialogue is weak. I have a La Scala for a center channel and an AV Pre/Pro and outboard amplifier and I run into the same issues.
  10. The Pioneer EX-9000's sound quality is on par with the DBX 3BX I still have one that I use in conjunction with a BBE 1002 Sonic Maximizer. You can always get the DBX 2015G which is a 2/3 octave equalizer lots of adjusability with no fancy display. DBX also made the 10/5, 10/20, and 20/20, and lastly the pro version 510 computer equalizers. I remember the 8055 I had a silver one, then later on the 8066 that had a sensor grid to adjust the settings that took some getting used to. The DBX DX5 CD player has a 1BX-DS built into it and provides lots of adjustment depending on how well or not so well the recording was done. My 14/10 and 5BX-DS below lots of adjusability between the two units.
  11. Garbage sub with nothing but boomy bass I would not recommend it. There are far better options.
  12. I did own an original DBX 3BX and never did have a chance to compare it directly to the Pioneer EX-9000. From my understanding the DBX units use a mono triggered VCA whereas the Pioneer unit has stereo triggered VCA's which some people think was the correct way to do it. The Pioneer also has independently adjustable bands for HF, MF, LF which the DBX does not have. It also has two processing curves hard and soft that the DBX does not have. The Pioneer can usually be had cheap enough to experiment with. For some reason the DBX processors have skyrocketed in price in past couple of years perhaps due to the resurgence of vinyl. I have compared the Pioneer EX 9000 to the last iteration of the DBX 3BX the 3BX-DS and found that I definately preferred the DBX unit. The 3BX-DS is far more flexible than the original 3BX as it can compress, expand, and has three active bands of impact restoration. Additionally it has an ambience function that can add or subtract from the L or R channel that can come in handy on some recordings. The compression feature has become more useful since most recent recordings are way oversaturated allowing the user to tame that some. The 3BX-DS also performs as a noise gate. If you use mostly analog sources like a reel to reel or turntable I would recommend the more aggressive processing offered in the 3BX-III expander. The flagship DBX 5BX-DS is a 5-band computer controlled unit with 5 independent bands of impact restoration but this unit is really a compressor and not an upward expander like the 3BX-DS. The only upward expansion comes from the impact restoration circuits. I have access to user manuals and cut sheets for these units if you feel like doing any reading. A killer array is to purchase a DBX 400XG Program Route Selector and use a DBX 3BX-DS, 120X-DS, and lastly the DBX 14/10 14 band 2/3 octave computer controlled equalizer. Going this route allows you to pick and choose what processor you want active or none at all. It even have a special loop for a 224X-DS Type II Noise Reduction unit.
  13. It may not be weighted the same as the original and won't perform the same. Proceed with caution.
  14. Normally I would say these are over priced but after looking at the pics and the fact he has the original cartons I would say the $900 is fair.
  15. Yes I would take $100 plus actual shipping costs. Bear in mind shipping has become quite pricey these days. Provide me a zip code and I can get you an estimate.
  16. Still having this nice center channel sitting unused.
  17. The reference speaker will stick out like a sore thumb it does not even come close to matching the Heritage line. Another Chorus or an Academy is the correct direction to go in also a Heresy II would fit the bill.
  18. Nothing special other than condition and cartons. The woofers are chincy in these old models and not capable of todays power output.
  19. Why not just stick with the sound that you are used to and get a new NAD integrated amplifier. Here are a couple that are currently available. There are a number of vintage integrated amplifiers out there that will sound great with Heresy III's Luxman and Yamaha come to mind. That said most of those are very old and would likely need refurbing so new would be the best choice. I am nearby if you need help fellow Vermonter. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_745C368/NAD-C-368.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_745C388/NAD-C-388.html
  20. Just emailed my brother in law as he will be interested. Not sure if he has access to the forum though he has an account but seldom logs in. We'll be in touch.
  21. The correct timbre matched center(RC-62II) to your mains will always be the best choice although a third RF-62II would be the ideal choice.
  22. Your overdriving it apparently. Lower the level for the center and if you have a built in equalizer for that channel drop those particular frequencies some. That is only an entry level speakers system so perhaps lower your expectations or get a more robust center speaker.
  23. Me, a trio of LaScala's prior to that Klipschorn's and a LaScala center. I find the La Scala bass while not as low much more accurate than the Klipschorn. I have tried all the center's Academy, KLF-C7, KV-4, LaScala top section, etc.
  24. I don't think so! That is way off and unrealistic where is your benchmarking with prices like that eBay? There is no way birch raw cabinets are going to bring that. Hell there are Brazilian Rosewood versions selling for that price and that I can understand. I have owned four pairs of Klipschorn's in various finishes and have never paid over $1500 for them but with today's inflation I would still only push that to $2000.
  25. Those are 1980 Klipschorn's (Cornerhorns) with the B-type cabinet (collar between the LF/HF sections) finished in Birch Raw. Value depends on overall cabinet condition, original driver and crossovers, and last of all location. Real world fair pricing is between $1500 - $2500.
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