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  1. JRH

    Klipsch H wr 12 b

    16 ohms is irrelevant. Advertising ratings have changed over the years. The K-horn used to be rated at 16 ohms, but it had a 4 ohm DCR woofer even then. If the caps are not leaking oil, they are likely fine. I'd run them as they are, but have a little discretion on the volume control!
  2. Covet indeed! I could use some kindling......
  3. JRH

    Klipsch Heresy 2 Info

    Sorry, but they are "too new" for my database! Klipsch customer service might be able to help.
  4. JRH

    New to me Khorns

    JohnA is correct. The labels are not available.
  5. Birch plywood was only used for "decorator" models. It was not used in cabinets of any model with a "fine veneer", unless by some obscure deviation from standard. All products with fine veneers were changed from lumber-core to MDF in the early to mid-80's. I believe the Chorus started life using MDF.
  6. JRH

    Klipsch H wr 12 b

    212 and 213 were shipped 17Feb1961. They are the 112th and 113th units shipped, since serial numbers began with 101. The driver complements were the same when shipped, and included the K-22 woofer. If they now differ, it had to be an update or repair. "New style" is noted in the logbook. I believe this means they no longer have the grill cloth on the sides of the cabinets. If that is incorrect, please let me know.
  7. JRH

    Klipsch H wr 12 b

    These are very early units, probably prior to 1960. They are the 112th and 113th made. The "b" suffix in the model number may mean they are the "starter model" which came with no midrange or tweeter, just a 12" woofer with whizzer cone. While that would make them "rarer" than most, obviously the performance is a step down. I can look them up on Monday.
  8. To my knowledge, Cornwalls were never made using Baltic Birch, unless possibly as a specific special order. The birch used for decorator models was a custom void-free plywood made to Klipsch's spec. MDF did replace lumber core in the early 80's for models with "fine veneers".
  9. Victor Brociner was one of PWK's first distributors in NYC. We have 2 Brociner units in the KHMA collection. Their relationship appears to have been rocky from the start. Brociner liked to sell components, and mix-match with other manufacturers' parts. Eventually he stopped paying royalties and started ripping off the design. We have about an inch of documentation concerning patent infringement. It appears that PWK did not have the resources to successfully get a cease and desist.
  10. Signatures go back quite a ways. They were usually for "special" customers (dealers, celebrities, etc.) and employees. The coolest one I've seen included PWK and Belle, as well as Bob Moers and his wife. It is on the motorboard of a 1974 Klipschorn. That was about a year before Belle passed away.
  11. JRH

    Model H serial number history

    #279 shipped 11 Oct 1961. It was at least originally a "B" version which meant no mid or tweeter. The K-22 had a whizzer cone that sorta made it full range. The idea was to buy it as a starter model (cheap) and upgrade later with mid and tweet.
  12. JRH

    Model H serial number history

    The addition of the "A" to Heresy serial numbers did not occur until August 6, 1963.
  13. JRH

    Cornwall history

    Hi Steve. It looks like your question has been answered about as well as possible with the information at hand. It's possible the actual serial number could reveal more, but if it is indeed a 1985 unit, not much more will be available.
  14. JRH

    My S8 Powered Sub woofer

    Wish I could help, but they are "too new" for my database!
  15. JRH

    1950s khorns

    #1030 was shipped to Dr. Wynsen of Columbus, OH on May 4, 1956. Dealer was Custom Electronics of Dayton. It is mahogany and the original components were Stephens 103LX2 woofer, University SAHF squawker (on a K-5-J horn), and University 4401 tweeter. The upgrade included the HF baffle for mounting the K-400 horn.