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About tromprof

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    West Chester,OH
  • My System
    Quarter Pie Theater
    All horn 7.2 System with:
    Quarter Pie bass horns, JBL 2360A with EV-DH1A drivers (L+R), EV HP640 with EV-DH1A (center), QSC Waveguides with Dayton D250P drivers (left, right)
    Quarter Pie bass horns with JBL 2386 with EV-DH1A drivers, surround
    QP straight variation with ALK trachhorns, rear
    2 Cinema F-20 subs
    Yamaha CX-A5200 Preamp processor
    Crown XLS2000, XLI 1500, PS-200, D75A amps
    Xilica XP-3060 and 2 Ashly Protea 3.24cl active crossover/processors
    Yamaha YP-B2 Turntable with Clearaudio Arum Beta cart, Yaqin MS-22B tube phono preamp with TJ Full Music tubes

    1976 Klipschorns
    Yaqin MC-13S tube amp
    Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable
    SMSL SU- 8 DAC
    Living Room Theater
    7.1 System with:
    Integra DHC 80.3 Preamp processor
    Adcom 7 channel amp
    Mismatched Cornwalls , Academy center 1990 KG4 rear 1992 KG3.2, surround
    Tuba Table sub

    Misc. vintage Yamaha gear
    Acoustic Research AR-11

    Klipsch Heresy

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  1. Hate to say it but all upgrades around here eventually lead to getting a K402 horn sitting on top of a Jubilee, MWM, or quarter pie bass bin. That's the best. K-horns are great. I would enjoy them as they are and if you feel the need to go a step farther proceed as above. BTW my K-horns are highly modified so... (but I also have quarter pies).
  2. QPs will get down cleanly to 50 HZ, but I have found that 60 HZ seems ideal with my F20 subs. Since I have 5 QPs and 2 more straight QP variations I have a variety of drivers. I have EV 15L, Kappa 15c, and Klipsch K--33 in the system, though I try to pair like drivers. Bob Crites also sells 15 inch drivers that would work fine too. I know Claude prefers the Kappa 15c but I have found they all work very well and perform very similarly esp after running EQ. BTW all my speakers in this system are using either Xilica or Ashly processors.
  3. Just a word of caution about Accessories4Less customer service. I have purchased several items from them over the years and always had a positive experience, except one time. I purchased an expensive Yamaha integrated from them and it would enter protective shut down after a couple of minutes of play. The customer service guy at Accessories4Less tried to tell me that it was because my Klipschorns were so hard to drive. I.E. he really didn't know squat about Klipsch speakers. You should get some good advice here however. For $500 I would recommend finding a used Integra DHC-80.3 pre/pro ($350?) and combine that with a Crown D-75A amp ($100?). I use that combo currently with my Klischorns and it sounds great, has good room correction, and will decode SACDs allowing you to hook a cheap Sony Blu-ray player into it to act as transport. It also has a phono input, though I have never used it since I have a nice tube phono preamp.
  4. Try Art's Stereo and TV repair. He is in Blue Ash and seems both honest and competent. He works out of his house. If he can't do something (or doesn't think its worth doing) he will tell you. He has worked on a couple of my 70s vintage Yamaha amps, and did a simple repair on one of my tube amps. Didn't seem charge much either. (513) 745-9222
  5. tromprof

    RP-110wsw hack?

    I would like to know the same. I picked up the same model in the recent Klipsch refurb sale (only $194 shipped). I was a bit surprised that there was no cable input. I found and ordered a used Klipsch wisa unit for a decent price but a cable would be preferable to me.
  6. Asking price seems a bit high ($2,800) but condition looks great! https://dayton.craigslist.org/ele/d/tipp-city-klipsch-belle-loudspeakers/7103459474.html
  7. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/open-box-pioneer-plx-1000-professional-turntable-regular/j11826006000019?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXMP&msclkid=7cf414b3fc2a1208f64a4ac1ddf88a12&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP - Shop - Pro Audio - DJ Gear - Other&utm_term=4578847490496945&utm_content=J11826006000019 | Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable Regular 190839816566 | %24433.38 Slightly above your budget but a solid TT.
  8. I have several Crown D-75As in my basement system, and just dropped a spare D-45 into my Klipschorn system this week. They really do sound great, and as Chris A mentioned, they are readily available and cheap.
  9. If you don't have to have the latest model there are lots of good buys in the used market. I would suggest finding a 3-4 year old Integra unit. The depreciation on this stuff is ridiculous. I just picked up a second DHC-80.3, a $2,500 processor when new 4-5 years ago, for $300. A very good preamp with excellent DACs, also decodes SACDs so you can turn a cheap Sony Blu-ray player into an outstanding SACD player. I am sure your Denon is still a nice unit, but multi channel has come a long ways in the last decade.
  10. https://dayton.craigslist.org/for/d/dayton-original-klipsch-forte-speaker/7081146669.html Super tempted but I have absolutely no use for it. Great price
  11. Highly recommend a Prius. I have a 2014 (daughter"s car) that I bought new. Over 100,000 miles, zero problems, even still has original brakes (regen braking really helps them last). 50 mpg year round average in Ohio. Holds a lot of stuff too. However, drives like a Prius (SLOW), but I drive a WRX.
  12. Thanks for the response. The tube amp, a BEZ T3A-3, puts out around 8 watts (?), the Crown D-75 puts out 55 watts. So not as big a difference as your setup. I am rethinking using a passive crossover, and could use an Ashly crossover scavenged from my basement HT. That would allow me to time align as well as do so room correction.
  13. I am acquiring a 2A3 tube amp from Joessportster and have been playing around with some ideas of how to use it. I have a spare pair of Crites crossovers that I could modify to allow me to bi-amp. The thought is to use a spare Crown D-75 on the bass bins, and allow the 2A3 tube amp to do its thing on the mids and tweeters. Anyone have any experience doing this? Is there an issue because of the wide difference in power between the two amps (i.e. uneven volume control)? I know that using an active crossover might have a better result, but I am trying to keep this system simple and use parts I have on hand.
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