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  1. An electrical supply house or this on-line dealer has what you need: https://www.digikey.com/products/en/cables-wires-management/cable-ties-holders-and-mountings/488/page/2
  2. For a simple first order crossover losses will be small. However a fourth order passive crossover with EQ for a constant directivity horn may require attenuation to achieve flat frequency response, the amount of attenuation depending on the sensitivities of the drivers and their impedances.
  3. That would depend on the amount of attenuation used for each passband, plus component losses. In cases where a high sensitivity compression driver is used with a direct radiator bass cabinet, attenuation losses could exceed 10 dB. Component losses depend on the quality of the crossover components, the order of the crossover, and driver impedance.
  4. Years ago a friend visited the studio that recorded Kansas' Leftoverture album. He had the engineer make a 1/4" 7 1/2 ips copy right off of the master tape they had on file. I compared the vinyl album and the CD to the tape and found the CD to be nearly indistinguishable from the tape, while the vinyl played on two different turntables wasn't as clear as the tape.
  5. One thing I have always done is to short the input terminals on the crossover, or the terminals on a bare driver when moving or shipping loudspeakers. This will damp cone movement if things get rough. Drivers used to be shipped that way but I haven't seen it done lately. I would lay the speakers face down if possible, with padding underneath.
  6. Aaand, at the other end of the spectrum, many musicians today are using digital modelers which allow the performer to replicate any guitar/amplifier combination. For stage use, they use FR/FR loudspeakers (Full Range Frequency Response), essentially PA speakers, for monitoring. Here is a video with Mick Hughes, sound engineer for Metallica, explaining how he was expecting to hate this setup but fell in love with it once he tried it:
  7. I've used adhesive backed foam weatherstripping from Home Depot/Lowes for years, matching the size to the original gasket.
  8. When using true biamping (crossover ahead of two amplifiers) passive crossover losses are eliminated. As a result, 45 watts on the bass and 25 watts on the high frequencies sounds louder than the 70 watts total amplifier power would suggest. This also applies to triamped and quadamped configurations.
  9. There are miles of aluminum wire used on high voltage transmission lines that connect the electric company's generators to your home. Hundreds of feet of wire from the utility pole to the wall socket with transformers, circuit breakers. and connections in between. But a 6 foot power cord makes a big difference? Smells like bullshit to me🙄
  10. I have no idea if Robert Harley is still editor of TAS or not but he has a bias against horn loudspeakers, and the editorial direction of TAS reflects that. TAS offers only subjective evaluations of audio gear with no objective tests at all, unless they have changed since the last time I looked at a copy of their magazine 10 or 12 years ago. Stereophile is the better of the two publications IMHO, with objective test results and subjective evaluations of equipment, along with detailed explanations of testing methods for either type of evaluation. They seem less anti-horn and anti-Klipsch than TAS.
  11. The Schitt amp is 20 watts @8 ohms, 40 watts @4 ohms. The first 10 watts are class A.
  12. Is TAS still publishing? TAS is dead to me, so...
  13. I do the same thing mostly out of habit, and did the same thing when renting or buying houses. Even did some slight remodeling to fit the Khorns in one place I had.
  14. We had some furniture that had damage where the legs had been dragged on the floor and had become dented/chipped. The furniture repairman used something that looked like Crayons, which he melted and blended to get the color to match. He then filled the damaged area with the melted substance and smoothed it after it had hardened. He simulated the grain pattern by using a darker "crayon". The repaired area was a perfect match.
  15. Keep listening! Music has a healing effect and will help your recovery.👍
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