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  1. I have my La Scala laying on its side with my RPTV on top of it. It works great in this position, the midrange horn is focused right at me when I am sitting on the couch. I moved my KV-4 to the rear as a rear center channel - Wow!
  2. Hello Guy, You've got mail, I will likely take them off your hands. I have a few ?'s though.
  3. If you are trying yo play CDR's or CDRW's in the unit forget it! It won't do it, which seems odd since the unit is relatively new. If you are having trouble playing store bought CD's make sure that the angle that the CD Player is mounted in is not too steep. I bought the 7949 for it's sound quality and was very suprised it would not read CDR's, I had a top of the line Kenwood that was about 6 years old that I replaced it with that played CDR's fine, what gives. It is apparent to me that Alpine head units are certainly not what they used to be. I have pondered adding a 1214 changer just so I can play my CDR's in it. If none of the above helps you, United Radio in Syracuse, NY will service the unit for a flat rate of around $104 or so. However if the laser mechanism is kaput, it may cost more. You could always sell it as not working recoup some of your costs and buy another head unit. Let me know how things work out for you.
  4. Hey Reads, I currently have my KV-4 on eBay, since I now have my La Scala center laying on its side with my 43" Sony RPTV sitting on top of it. What a difference, talk about sound in your face. Since the KV-4 is timbre matched to your Epic's if my KV-4 does not sell I would be happy to trade it for one of your Academy's. I would use the Academy as my rear center between my Heresy II's which should be a much better match than my current KSC-C1. It is in beautiful shape and is complete with the original box, packing and adjustable spiked feet. Please let me know if you have any interest at all.
  5. I just got a La Scala for use as a center channel, picked it up for $300. I set my 43" Proj TV on top of it, what a job that was. But boy what a difference, it has the AA crossover just like my Belle's and is only 2 years older 1978 vs. 1980 nice tonal match. I will refinish it to match in the Spring, since it is Birch. I love it, now I have to sell my KV-4. I am certain you will enjoy!
  6. I just picked up a 1978 La Scala today to serve as my center channel, it had 28S000 stamped on the back and the sticker had "Single" written on it with the same pen that was used to hand write the S/N on it, and finish type. It has grill cloth over the midrange and tweeter but it is held on with trim pieces and not removable. It also does not have a Klipsch name badge, nor does it appear to of ever had one. I think it was in a Church once, could this have been special ordered this way? Just curious, also my Belle Klipsch only have a 5 digit S/N. Any info on this would be appreciated.
  7. I just got my 1978 La Scala today to serve center channel duty between my 1980 Belle's Woo Hoo! Anyone looking for a KV-4 I have one available for sale. It is in excellent condition, the only marks on it are some slight scuff marks on the bottom of it. I have the original box, packing and adjustable feet spikes that came with it. The finish is Black, I believe the only finish they were made in if I am not mistaken. It is in perfect operating order. I am looking to get around $350 for it, plus shipping and insurance costs. Please just email me for any information or specifics. Thanks. I gotta get back to testing my system with the La Scala center now, Hippee!
  8. The DBX Equalizer that you want is the older DBX consumer groups 14/10 Computer Equalizer/Analyzer an amazing unit to say the least. It can measure line voltage or SPL in real time with a visual numeric scale, provides 14 bands per channel of equalization with "constant Q" can RTA any point in a room in 15 seconds, geneates its own pink noise signal, gives you 10 memory banks to store your measurements in for instant recall, they can even be averaged if desired. RTA display can be set for slow or fast readout, the list of capabilities goes on and on. While these units are no longer in production since the demise of the DBX consumer group they can be had. Rest assured these units are superior in quality to any that DBX Pro is producing today. In fact I know of an individual looking to part with one mint condition in the original double box packing it came with, user instruction manual, and the calibrated mic and mic holder. These units do not go cheap though. The original selling price of the unit was $1300, I believe the guy that has this one is looking to get $800 for it. He even has the super rare DBX 5BX-DS 5-Band Computer Controlled Dynamic Range Controller for sale as well a truly amazing component.
  9. I have a KV-4 in black, I believe black in the only finish they were made in, that I will be parting with shortly, I am going to pick up my La Scala tomorrow to perform center channel duties between my Belle's. I have the original box and packing as well as the unused adjustable feet for it. As previously stated you should have no trouble parting with your Academy's should you choose to do so. However, I think they would make fantastic rear surrounds even though they were designed to be center's.
  10. I am planning on picking up my La Scala tomorrow to use as my center channel between my Belle's. So I will be parting with my KV-4 which would be an ideal match for your Forte II's. It is much larger than the KG 2.2V and can easily keep up with the Forte II's. It's efficiency is 99db with 1W which I believe is identical to the the Forte II's efficiency. It is in excellent to near mint condition, I don't not believe there is a mark on it but let me check it over. It is black in color, I believe the only finish that was available for it. I do have the original box and the adjustable feet that came with it as well. I will have to come up with a price as well.
  11. I have an extra DBX 3BX-DS (Digital Series) 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller with 3 Bands of impact restoration. This is actually four processors in one, it is an dynamic range expander or compressor, restores the impact that was lost during the recording/mixing process, can take the edge off CD's by trimming or widening the soundstage with the ambience control. Don't compare this unit to the harsh sounding predecessors, this was the final version of the unit produced by the DBX consumer group before their demise in 1990. It is just at home in a high end stereo system as it is in a home theater system. It will make a tremendous difference in any arrangement, or can be bypassed altogether. Looking to get $250 or best offer for it, a copy of the user manual and complete service documentation will be included with it. Cosmetics are excellent to near mint condition.
  12. I will second the praise for Simply Speakers in Florida, they were able to recone and restore my very rare DBX SW-3830 15" Subwoofer driver to original specifications in a short period of time for a very fair price. I was happy to get it back and reinstall it in its enclosure, the woofer was 14 years old and the foam had rotted out and the tinsel leads were oxidized. Now I am good for another 20 years thanks to the guys at Simply Speakers.
  13. I love my mostly Heritage HT set-up, I just watched Episode II and was blown away! I can't go to theater's anymore since I am usually disappointed. The Acoustron LWE-I's are like a baby Cornwall they have the same woofer and tweeter but use 6" cone midrange instead of a horn they sit on top of the Belle's and the frontal assault from the 4 mains, KV-4 center and twin 15" subs is astounding, not to mention the gobs of power from the outboard amplifiers. I rarely can get the volume higher than -40 on my Denon without something rattling off a shelf or falling off a wall.
  14. I want to replace my current rear center with a KG 2.2V or KV-3 preferably in black but would consider any finish. I have just scoured through eBay I just missed one yesterday, there is an oak one but I do not think it will blend well. Anyone have one of these centers that they are looking to part with, or know someone who does please let me know. Thanks.
  15. My two 15" Subwoofers loved the movie as well, I knew when the movie first started I was in for a treat! I had not seen the movie in the theaters but the assumption is correct the siesmic charges lacked the intensity of some of the other scenes. Perhaps they were compressed down some during the mix down for DVD, I will try using my range controller to bring them out more when I watch it again. Digital picture quality was superb!
  16. A simple check at the binding posts with a multi-meter would confirm the actual impedance. Most speakers that spec an 8 Ohm load usually have an Re: of about 6 ohms.
  17. I consider myself fairly well knowledgeable about the Klipsch speaker line, more so with past models than present. I was looking at an auction on eBay that was labeled Chorus II's but looking at the speaker it has ports on the front of it and is plainly labeled Chorus on the input plate. I wrote the guy to inform him, but he insists on going with the dates from this website and not first hand knowledge. I explained to him that the Chorus II model had NO ports on the front, but featured a 15" passive radiator mounted on the rear to reinforce the bass further. In addition, it would have Chorus II labeled on the input plate as well. Here is the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1394843793 maybe input from some fellow Klipsch'ers can educate him further. I just don't want someone to purchase them thinking they are getting Chorus II's when in reality they would be getting the original Chorus, either speaker is awesome but they should at least be labeled correctly. Please correct me if I am wrong.
  18. 114db is not bad, but I can easily max out the SPL meter on my DBX 14/10 Equalizer at 119db. The trick is to try and keep everything from falling off the walls and vibrating off shelves and tables. Of course with Klipsch speakers and lots of power it is not that hard to do. I have done it but do not do it very often. Rock On!
  19. That looks like a JBL B-460 Sub with an 18" Driver (A Monster). It would have been worth the $316.00 to buy it and have the driver reconed. Unfortunately, it was a passive sub and would require some SERIOUS power and a crossover network to get it running properly. The crossover I believe that JBL used with that model was the BX-63A which would be next to impossible to find. I had the younger brother to that sub the B-380 which used a 15" driver, I ran 350W to it through a DBX BX-3 Power Amplifier and used a 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer/Crossover to feed it the necessary frequencies. I sold it a few years ago in favor of a Klipsch powered sub, it was hell to ship.
  20. I have a very rare pair of Acoustron LWE-I's that feature the motion feedback circuit developed by Louis Erath back in the late 60's early 70's. These speakers feature a 15" CTS Woofer, 6" CTS Midrange, and EV T-35 Tweeters and are "HEAVY" I have the original matching stands for them as well. They are in excellent condition for their age. These would work best for tube afficianados that could take advantage of the motion feedback circuit by tying into the negative feeback portion of the amplifier. They have cinch-jones connectors on the the back, two leads carry the signal to the amp and two bring it back on each speaker plus the standard speaker wire connection. Using the circuit bass is solid into the 20Hz range which is amazing in a smaller enclosure. I am running all solid state gear and I am not using them at there full potentional. I would trade for a pair of Heresy's or Heresy II's in equivalent condition preferably to someone in the Northeast/New England area. I have a copy of the 09/70 Stereo Review of these speakers for anyone interested. Thanks for looking. ------------------ Living Room Sony KP-43T70 43" Television Denon AVR 3300 A/V Receiver (105W X 3)(Heresy II's (Walnut) (Addtnl Mains) DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (200W X 4) LWE-I w/Motion Feedback (Walnut) (Rears) & Infinity SM-82 (Walnut) (Side Surrounds) DBX BX-1 Power Amplifier (400W X 2) (Belle's - Oak Clear/Cane)(Mains) DBX MPA-150 Split Spectrum Mono-Block Amplifier (175 X 1) KV-4 (Center) (Black) Klipsch KSW-15 Powered Subwoofer (2) Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD/LCD/CD Player DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR JVC HR-S7500U SVHS Video Cassette Recorder RCA DRD-485RG Digital Satellite Receiver DBX CX-1 Reference Pre-Amplifier (For 2-Channel listening) DBX TX-1 AM/FM Stereo Tuner w/Shotz NR DBX 400XG Program Route Selector DBX 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer/Electronic Crossover DBX 5BX-DS 5-Band Computer-Controlled Dynamic Range Controller DBX 14/10 14-Band Computerized Equalizer/RTA Analyzer/SPL Meter Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner Sega Dreamcast w/3 Controllers & VMU's/S-Video Output Bedroom Yamaha RX-900U Receiver (85W X 3) Panasonic DVD-A120U DVD/CD Player Sony SLV-740HF Hi-Fi VCR Technics SL-DL5 DD Linear Tracking Turntable Pioneer CT-S88R Auto-Reverse Programable Cassette Deck DBX 200XG Program Route Selector DBX SNR-1 Single Ended Noise Reduction Unit DBX 3BX-DS 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller DBX 2015G 15 Band Per Channel Equalizer JBL T545 Loudspeakers (Mains) Cerwin Vega CS-18A (Center) Audiosource SW 6.5" Subwoofer Panasonic 20" Stereo Television
  21. I agree with alot of the pro's and con's presented on this topic. However, I am not going to run out and purchase a newer receiver or change speakers just because it is THX or Ultra THX 2 certified. I think with my current receiver the Denon AVR-3300 and running all separate high quality amplification feeding an array of speakers and dual subs would more than qualify for a THX rating. I would like to know what the actual requirement parameters that were measured were. I am sure I would have no trouble exceeded them with my current set-up. ------------------ Living Room Sony KP-43T70 43" Television Denon AVR 3300 A/V Receiver (105W X 3)(Heresy II's (Walnut) (Addtnl Mains) DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (200W X 4) LWE-I w/Motion Feedback (Walnut) (Rears) & Infinity SM-82 (Walnut) (Side Surrounds) DBX BX-1 Power Amplifier (400W X 2) (Belle's - Oak Clear/Cane)(Mains) DBX MPA-150 Split Spectrum Mono-Block Amplifier (175 X 1) KV-4 (Center) (Black) Klipsch KSW-15 Powered Subwoofer (2) Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD/LCD/CD Player DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR JVC HR-S7500U SVHS Video Cassette Recorder RCA DRD-485RG Digital Satellite Receiver DBX CX-1 Reference Pre-Amplifier (For 2-Channel listening) DBX TX-1 AM/FM Stereo Tuner w/Shotz NR DBX 400XG Program Route Selector DBX 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer/Electronic Crossover DBX 5BX-DS 5-Band Computer-Controlled Dynamic Range Controller DBX 14/10 14-Band Computerized Equalizer/RTA Analyzer/SPL Meter Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner Sega Dreamcast w/3 Controllers & VMU's/S-Video Output Bedroom Yamaha RX-900U Receiver (85W X 3) Panasonic DVD-A120U DVD/CD Player Sony SLV-740HF Hi-Fi VCR Technics SL-DL5 DD Linear Tracking Turntable Pioneer CT-S88R Auto-Reverse Programable Cassette Deck DBX 200XG Program Route Selector DBX SNR-1 Single Ended Noise Reduction Unit DBX 3BX-DS 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller DBX 2015G 15 Band Per Channel Equalizer JBL T545 Loudspeakers (Mains) Cerwin Vega CS-18A (Center) Audiosource SW 6.5" Subwoofer Panasonic 20" Stereo Television
  22. I use a DBX BX-1 Power Amplifier rated at 400 watts per channel to drive my Belle's, however my tone controls are set flat. The amp runs Class A up to about 30-40 watts or so, I have run it at extreme levels (in excess of 120db) from time to time even with my 5BX-DS 5 Band Range Expander, 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer and 14/10 Eq all running in the chain and never had a problem. Clean undistorted and un-clipped power will make a difference. The amplifier's power supply has to be able to keep up with the demands that are placed on it. Having the Bass set at max will significantly increase the load placed on the amplifier and the speaker. Having the subwoofers certainly will make a difference. ------------------ Living Room Sony KP-43T70 43" Television Denon AVR 3300 A/V Receiver (105W X 3)(Heresy II's (Walnut) (Add Mains) (a/d/s L300E hooked in series (Add Center) DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (200W X 4) LWE-I w/Motion Feedback (Walnut) (Rears) & Infinity SM-82 (Walnut) (Side Surrounds) DBX BX-1 Power Amplifier (400W X 2 (Belle's - Oak Clear/Cane)(Mains) DBX MPA-150 Split Spectrum Mono-Block Amplifier (175 X 1) KV-4 (Center) (Black) Klipsch KSW-15 Powered Subwoofer (2) Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD/LCD/CD Player DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR JVC HR-S7500U SVHS Video Cassette Recorder RCA DRD-485RG Digital Satellite Receiver DBX TX-1 AM/FM Stereo Tuner w/Shotz NR DBX 400XG Program Route Selector DBX 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer/Electronic Crossover DBX 5BX-DS 5-Band Computer-Controlled Dynamic Range Controller DBX 14/10 14-Band Computerized Equalizer/RTA Analyzer/SPL Meter Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner Sega Dreamcast w/3 Controllers & VMU's/S-Video Output Bedroom Yamaha RX-900U Receiver (85W X 3) Panasonic DVD-A120U DVD Player Sony SLV-740HF Hi-Fi VCR Technics SL-DL5 DD Linear Tracking Turntable DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR Pioneer CT-S88R Auto-Reverse Programable Cassette Deck DBX 200XG Program Route Selector DBX SNR-1 Single Ended Noise Reduction Unit DBX 3BX-DS 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller DBX 2015G 15 Band Per Channel Equalizer JBL T545 Loudspeakers (Mains) Cerwin Vega CS-9 (Center) Audiosource SW 6.5" Subwoofer Panasonic 20" Stereo Television
  23. I have a KSW-15 that I run with my Belle's and find that it can keep up fine. It has over a 120db's of output, which is comparable to the Belle's 124db max output. It is turned up all the way to max. However, it is not running off the subwoofer output on the receiver it does not seem to feed it sufficient signal output. I run it off the special subwoofer output on my DBX 120X-DS and it can certainly keep up with no trouble. I have two of them just because I love tremendous bass, but when I was running just one it blended fine. I am certain there are much better subwoofers than the KSW-15 but I want to stay with Klipsch as much as possible. The Khorn's go another 10hz deeper into the bass region, so I would think that the KSW-15 would not have to work as hard. I guess the bottom line is that it is a matter of listening preference. ------------------ Living Room Sony KP-43T70 43" Television Denon AVR 3300 A/V Receiver (105W X 3)(Heresy II's (Walnut) (Add Mains) (a/d/s L300E hooked in series (Add Center) DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (200W X 4) LWE-I w/Motion Feedback (Walnut) (Rears) & Infinity SM-82 (Walnut) (Side Surrounds) DBX BX-1 Power Amplifier (400W X 2)(Belle's - Oak Clear/Cane) DBX MPA-150 Split Spectrum Mono-Block Amplifier (175 X 1) KV-4 (Center) (Black) Klipsch KSW-15 Powered Subwoofer (2) Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD/LCD/CD Player DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR JVC HR-S7500U SVHS Video Cassette Recorder RCA DRD-485RG Digital Satellite Receiver DBX TX-1 AM/FM Stereo Tuner w/Shotz NR DBX 400XG Program Route Selector DBX 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer/Electronic Crossover DBX 5BX-DS 5-Band Computer-Controlled Dynamic Range Controller DBX 14/10 14-Band Computerized Equalizer/RTA Analyzer/SPL Meter Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner Sega Dreamcast w/3 Controllers & VMU's/S-Video Output Bedroom Yamaha RX-900U Receiver (85W X 3) Panasonic DVD-A120U DVD Player Sony SLV-740HF Hi-Fi VCR Technics SL-DL5 DD Linear Tracking Turntable DBX DX-5 CD Player w/DAIR Pioneer CT-S88R Auto-Reverse Programable Cassette Deck DBX 200XG Program Route Selector DBX SNR-1 Single Ended Noise Reduction Unit DBX 3BX-DS 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller DBX 2015G 15 Band Per Channel Equalizer JBL T545 Loudspeakers (Mains) Cerwin Vega CS-9 (Center) Audiosource 6.5" Subwoofer Panasonic 20" Stereo Television
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