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  1. Oh wow... My condolences to his family. Thank you Bob for your contributions to the audio world and all the help you offered many of us. R.I.P and Godspeed
  2. I agree. It's hard to find consistencies in most any area of manufacturing anymore no matter what the product. Clothes, food, electronics, etc. And on your end, you're wanting consistent "in spec" products to come in so you can send the same "in spec" products back out.
  3. Makes me wonder what percentages of difference in voltage would be "allowed". Kind of like how tolerance levels used to be acceptable on the old capacitors. Didn't those have a pretty broad swing to them? Who knows.... Apparently not us.
  4. I thought the same thing. Definitely not the size of K-77's or any iteration I've seen either.
  5. I know there is going to come a time when I'm going to want to sell this house and build/buy something smaller. For the majority of the year, its just 3 of us in right at 3,000 sqft since our daughter is gone 9 months a year for college. We went from about 1800 to 3000 with the upstairs being about 600 of it...for my crap. Funny how we end up upstairs most every night listening to music and not downstairs watching tv; thats been nice. I love the house but I know eventually I'm going to want to retire and I won't always be able to trek upstairs. Ha.
  6. One thing you might do on the risers is attach some corner triangle braces which helps their solidity a lot. That's also a way to attach mitered corners without screws showing and is popular/common in furniture. Here's a link to Crites website showing his risers and how that's accomplished. (no affiliation) https://critesspeakers.com/heresy-slant-risers.html Looks good!
  7. Or just build a new set from scratch. Worked well for my Belle inspired clones.
  8. avguytx

    WTB Belles

    Interesting. I've never had trouble posting a WTB on any forum or a FS for that matter. The majority of the potential scammers I get are from Craigslist ads most every time. Pretty easy to know what is real and what isn't by just asking simple questions and not giving out too much info until it "feels right". Common sense mainly. But, maybe it's happening more on here as of lately.
  9. It's the old line in speakers.... "there's no replacement for displacement". Meaning, the amount of cone area of (4) 10" woofers is greater than (2) 12" woofers, all things being equal.
  10. And they were even licensed by "Paul A Klipsch", per the ad.
  11. @jimjimbo Send you a PM about some EL84's. Kidding... It was for other stuff.
  12. Amen to that. I'd MUCH rather eat at home and not trust that my food is being prepared like it should be. My wife is a real stickler about that...especially being in medical. I enjoy the gathering, the cooking, and the people more being at home than I do going through the process it takes now to go out and eat. I hate it that people in the food service industry are losing jobs but it really doesn't make my day any different in the end. I'll just buy half a side of beef fully processed and packaged for a tad over $300 and eat good for about 6 months or so. And listen to good tunes and drink cheaper drinks than going out, too.
  13. @Coytee. Just out of curiosity, is satellite your only option for internet? Who's your cell provider? Does AT&T work good where you live?
  14. Yeah, all they originally have is just a small channel they sit into which might have been 3/8" or so. I miss those speakers.
  15. What I did was cut 1x1" (3/4" square) "glue blocks" out of solid oak pieces from Lowes (or anywhere like that). I pre-drilled holes in the oak for the screws to go through to keep the glue blocks from splitting then glued and clamped down and nailed in place. Once dried, I used an adhesive similar to F26 where it was on 2 strips, dropped the panel in and clamped it down, then screwed into place using 1-1/4" coarse wood screws. Don't use drywall thread screws as they don't grab as well. I also braced them by adding on to the cross braces to the back walls as they had no bracing at all. I believe I added some extra 3/4" pieces to the tops and bottoms to give them a little more solidity.
  16. Used pair prices have shot up this year quite a bit most likely due to the 'Rona stuff like toilet paper shortages. ha. If a person can build their own cabinets, you could actually come out quite good overall. Hell, most people buy LS's, Belle's, Klipschorns, etc., then start replacing drivers, crossovers, etc., ending up with just Klipsch cabinets with new drivers. I guess that's the reason I built a set of Belle inspired clones, as I call them.
  17. @hogwylde09 Here's some pictures of the repair I did on my CF-3's a few years back. Also had to do this to the KLF-30's i had for a short time. You can see how sloppy the glue work was. I had areas that had no glue at all on them and apparently that was ok with QC. These are from the CF-3's as the front baffles on the CF's come off by removing the female grill plugs on the front baffles and removing the Phillips screws. Makes it simple.
  18. Looks MUCH better than Oak. Maybe that's what they covered up.
  19. True. The last reasons I bought a newspaper was for the coupons and the comics. But that's been maybe 10 years now. My mother was a newspaper hoarder before she passed away....literally. Had newspapers dating back close to 30 years...in chronological order. That was a poopload of papers for recycle when we were redoing her house to make it nicer for her before she died. She had a rough time with that.
  20. These are not speakers that you see come up in Arkansas a lot, for sure. This is a great pair of EPI 200C speakers that have beautiful Walnut veneer cabinets, new foam surrounds on the 8" woofers, new 16uf Clarity Caps in place of the originals, rewired the insides with new 16ga speaker wire, and added new binding posts which allows you to use banana plugs, spades, pins, or bare wire connection. I also built new speaker grills and covered them with new grill cloth so they are brand new, basically. One of the original grills was broken as it's 40 year old particle board and crumbly. One grill was ok but the cloth was kind of ragged so I stripped the cloth off and used it for a pattern to make new grills out of 1/2" MDF and painted them flat black before the new grill cloth. They also have their original grill emblems. The original passive radiators are in great shape as they have rubber surrounds. These speakers sound great and are ready to plug and play with NO work needed. The original wiring is still inside the cabinets zip tied in the upper section where the stock potentiometer is located, which has been bypassed, as they are kind of worthless. I also have the original speaker plates that you can have for the slim chance anyone would ever want to put them back on. You won't find many speakers that will best these in sound quality for this price without spending $1,000+. Read some reviews on them and you will see others feel the same. Below is a link to the Human Speakers website. These were the last iteration of the 200 series which most feel are the best with the highly upgraded, and costly to R&D, passive radiator. The speakers are 30 1/2" x 17" x 11" and weigh 58 pounds each so these aren't lightweights. https://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epi200.htm SOLD
  21. Oh dang...nice. Does the BKRW mean they were originally "raw Walnut"? That doesn't look like a factory stain job. Beautiful speakers! GLWS!
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