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  1. 2 hours ago, billybob said:

    Not real clear on whether kits sold or installed for you.

    Jim was absolutely great to work with. I spoke with him on the phone and he was super helpful answering my questions. Jim told me he would rather ship out the parts instead of having me ship him my AA networks in fear they might get damaged or lost during shipping. I found a friend that had experience in soldering so it was a pretty straight forward job. Hopefully the video helps.

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  2. I did some additional testing today and it's definitely the crossover. Swapped XLR cables for Left and Right channel on the processor, swapped XLR cables for left and right channel on the amp, replaced speaker wire to left speaker, all with same results.

     

    I just reached out to JEM Performance Audio - https://jemperformanceaudio.com/

     

    Klipsch has authorized them to repair Heritage speakers to factory spec. Most others modify or "upgrade" the crossovers with what they feel are better components. I would prefer to keep them as close to what PWK designed.

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  3. Looking for some help / advice as you guys are much more technical than I am.
     

    Short version...


    1) I ran Dirac Live on the Monolith HTP-1 processor and after the calibration, I discovered the left speaker measured quite different than the center and right original LaScalas (1980 model).

     

    2) Using REW and UMIK-1, I measured the Left, Center and Right speaker. The center and right had similar frequency responses but the left speaker measured quite different.


    3) I swapped the left and right tweeter

     

    4) Took new measurements. The center and right speaker had a similar frequency response, the left speaker measured quite different

     

    So this tells me the tweeter is not the issue.

     

    5) I took three nearfield measurements to try and take as much of the room out of the equation as possible and pretty much had the same results.

     

    Below is a video showing measurements from #2-4 above.


    I'm editing a video now of #5 above and will share it in this thread once I get it edited and will post it here as well.

    I'm thinking the crossover in the left speaker is faulty and will need to be repaired / replaced. Let me know if there is any other testing I should do before purchasing another AA crossover.
     

     


  4. Well, I swapped the tweeters with my Left and Right LaScalas and took some measurements with REW and the issue stayed with the left cabinet so that means the tweeter is not the issue.

    I'm wondering if the crossover is the issue. I'll update this thread and post in the Technical / Modifications section to see if I can get some additional eyes looking at my issue to help me troubleshoot it.


  5. Update: No Longer Needed

     

    Last night I ran Dirac Live on the Monolith HTP-1 and discovered one of the tweeters in my 1980 LaScalas is not working properly.

    I need to test it to see if it's working at all but wanted to see if anyone has one for sale.

    Thanks,

    Michael


  6. After listening to The Fives in four different rooms and setups, I have to say these little guys pack quite the performance, especially considering their size.
     

    Bass was surprisingly powerful from a 4.5” woofer. There are a lot of things that Klipsch got right with these.

     

    Anyone else have a chance to hear them yet? What are your thoughts.

     

    Michael
     

     

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  7. 2 hours ago, David y said:

    So if the cap 4000 would of fitted behind your screen and wouldn’t of interfered with it at all are you saying you would of gone with a cap4000?

    Absolutely. I heard a system that had 3 of them. It was quite exhilarating but Tony had it dialed in so that it wasn't overwhelming at all and blended seamlessly with the rest of his system. 

     

     

     

    2 hours ago, David y said:

    But then again I will probably be listening to music a lot on my system and the rs2 would probably be better for that.

    We demoed music and movies at Tony's house for probably 2hrs straight. The 4000ULF sounded absolutely incredible, even in 2ch music.

     

    If you have the space, I would absolutely go with the 4000ULF. It will be your last sub upgrade (unless you decide to add a second down the road to help smooth out the bass response in your room).

     

    2 hours ago, David y said:

    I can’t believe youthman Responded to one of my posts lol I love you videos and I hope all is good with you kind sir.

    I'm glad @RandyH000 tagged me. Just an FYI, you can tag people by typing @ and then clicking on their name in the list. Now that I'm doing Youthman Reviews full-time, I do not have near as much free time to hang out in the Klipsch forum as I used to but still love this community and what Klipsch provides.

    Speaking of Klipsch, I'm going to get back to editing my review of The Fives. Be blessed!

    Michael

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  8. There is no question you will get more bang for your buck with DIY. Not sure many would argue with that. 

    I used to have (4) Klipsch RSW-15's. Fantastic subs but one amp failed (others likely to follow being they were over 15 yrs old) and they dropped like a rock below 20Hz.

    I like @David y wanted deeper extension. I reviewed a pair of PB16's and discovered they had plenty of output, dug deeper than the RSW-15's and simply sounded incredible. I sold the (4) RSW-15's and purchased the PB16's. 

    Everyone kept telling my in the comments that if I liked SVS, I needed to hear JTR. I spoke to Jeff and told him I wanted to keep my subs behind my screen. The 4000ULF were about 3" too deep plus being ported, I knew they would blow the screen like the PB16's did (even though you could only see the ripples when the lights were on), he recommended dual Captivator RS2's.

    Going from dual (2) 15's to (4) 18's was pretty insane. More output than I could ever fully utilize which means gobs of headroom so the amp and subs do not have to work as hard. The additional surface area pressurizes my room and is flat down to 10Hz in my room. The PB16's went to around 16Hz and fell off pretty quickly.

    It didn't take me long to decide to sell my PB16's and upgrade once again. I always said if I ever upgrade from 15's, it would be to (4) 18's. I honestly do not see myself upgrading again as the RS2's are tight and articulate but deliver massive authority when needed. 


    SVS makes great subs but JTR is on a completely different level.


  9. I just added a video of the unboxing, overview and several audio demos in the original post above.

    We just concluded The HiFi Summit so I have not had much opportunity to sit and listen to them without being in "video mode" LOL.


    I also updated the photos in the original post as well with much higher quality images. The first images I posted were taken with my iPhone (which didn't turn out very well).

     


  10. Hope you guys are doing well. I thought I would start your week off by sharing a few photos of The Fives.
     

    Beautiful attention to detail in the design from the stamped metal Klipsch logo, real wood veneer, textured woven grill cloth, brushed metal rodary dials with tactile response and even down to the Indianapolis sketch on the back. 

     

    Here is an unboxing, overview & several audio demos as well.

    I also updated the photos below with much higher quality images.
     




    Michael Buratto from Klipsch did an awesome seminar on The Fives at The HiFi Summit. Check out the video here:
     



    Excited to get these setup to hear how they sound! I’ll provide an update once I have some time with them.

     

     

     

     

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  11. Could be a lot of reasons including room acoustics. Do you have acoustic treatment? Do you have a lot of hard surfaces (walls and flooring)?

     

    The speakers you have are fantastic and far from dull or boring. In fact, they are more on the lively side.

     

    If I had to guess your Pioneer might be what is holding your system back from performing like you want it.

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  12. 17 minutes ago, Charles T said:

     

    BTW, I just watched your review again about the Heresy III's vs the RF 7 II's. 

     

    Did you ever happen to try the Heresy's up on stands to get the tweeters up around ear level? If not, you should have. You mentioned that the RF 7 II's beat the Heresy III's in presence, height and spaciousness. I bet you'd change your mind if you heard the Heresy's up at ear level. It makes a HUGE difference and I get that "surround" or "holographic" effect quite easily in my room, and my tweeters are actually about 4" above ear level. 

     

    One simply can't make proper judgement when the tweeter of one speaker is 3' above the ground where the other one is barely 18" off the ground. Even with the rake back of the risers, it doesn't help. The sound is still being emitted from knee level. 

    No, I did not raise the Heresy III nor the Forte III up a few feet. I have shared my opinion on this numerous times but I personally feel it is dumb to have to raise a "floor standing speaker" in order for it to sound optimal.

     

    I'm of the opinion that if they need to be raised to sound good, Klipsch should have built them taller. No offense to your setup, but I personally would not like having floor standing speakers on speaker stands in my living room setup.

     

    I feel I made a perfect judgement of the speaker based off of the speaker's performance. If I have to enhance the speaker to make it sound good, IMO, that's not a good design. Not to mention the Heresy III already do not have much bottom end and raising them off the floor would reduce it even more. In my 2ch setup, I need something with a solid bottom end as well since I do not run a sub.

    I realize my opinion of this is in the minority and I'm perfectly ok with that. LOL

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