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  1. If the cabinet has swelled from moisture its quite likely the humidity inside of the cabinet has taken a toll on the components, i would at least do some testing to see if its still functional and if it is do a good inspection to make sure corrosion is minimal before a dime is spent.
  2. The older models came with basic instructions.
  3. There are places that will make custom grilles such as >this<. Just grille under the squawker. You could router a round frame out of plywood and staple cloth of choice over it. Any full service lumber shop could whip up a frame as well, just measure.
  4. If staining use pre-stain wood conditioner. I have used oils and water based on Birch previously with equal great results.
  5. None of the equipment listed offer time alignment, that alone will make a huge difference. To get a taste remove the tweets and align on top of the cabinet with the K-55. EQ the bass bin, it needs it. Not to sound like a broken record but there is a big difference in sound and performance between the Horn loaded subs and DR types like those SVS you own. Horn load that system all the way down, low frequencies is where you need the horn loading advantage the most.
  6. Active crossover and horn loaded subwoofer will bring those La Scala's alive.
  7. Sad news Joe. My sympathies go out to you.
  8. The Eminence Kappa is a far more musical woofer with positives and negatives. Look here for more information. Lots of reading but most who have tried the mod like the outcome.
  9. Experience it for yourself, take some time and do some comparisons in strength & durability then get back to us. Take a video if need be to prove me wrong.
  10. I have repaired a few and threw out others not worth while. Lets not pretend it doesn't happen. My first set of speakers ( Jensen LS something) one of them fell and smashed in the whole corner and busted the seams and that was landing on 3/4" ply flooring with carpet on top.
  11. These are 30" x 30" x 24" wide, loaded W- 2x10" Eminence drivers. Other pro stuff as well. No affiliation. >link<
  12. It would be best to now maybe look into one of the KPT series if anything, sell those woofers and you have a great start. The THT's will sing right along with any KPT series as well. Many underestimate the Table Tuba because they think an 8 or 10" driver is not capable of performing well, that is until they hear one.
  13. I have mine at the same settings (-2dB) with my "A-4500". The only problem with my set and others is the driver is too large and it hits the top of the (La Scala) cabinet so it needs a bit of the cabinet ground down to fit flush.
  14. The proper tool for the job is best. People are probably looking for these woofers as well, sell them a get some proper drivers for the task at hand. Heads up. N/A.
  15. Dimensional lumber front to back is exactly how Klipsch updated the newer Cornwall series cabinets, that is the cabinets weak spot.
  16. Clean the area with a soap/watered damp cloth, let it completely dry. Apply a little shoe goo to the area carefully avoiding the curved surround with a toothpick until its sealed, let it cure at least 24 hours. A few thin coats is better than a one thick bead, removing the woofer(s) before repair will be easiest.
  17. Absolutely, looks unprofessional and lowers the resale value.
  18. Added weight and an unsatisfactory look. Measure from motorboard to flange face, this will be 2x4 brace length. Glue brace to motorboard between the woofer & squawker, set in place with glue and let dry. If you are worried about exact placement you can remove the squawker or woofer and test fit the new brace using a pencil to mark placement before anything else. This step will make drilling the rear panel hole placement easy. Simply drill the holes in the rear panel slightly larger than the screws to avoid binding on the plywood. I don't own Cornwalls ( so no measurements) just make sure to avoid brace placement under the rear jack.
  19. Run a 2x4 or two front to back. Just use glue to attach to the motorboard, let it dry and then screws through the rear panel.
  20. Just look down the end of the lumber, any crown goes up. Never had an issue either, any warped lumber was used up building headers or ripped down for other uses.
  21. Experienced cabinet builders use void free panels & any warping will straighten with the construction of the cabinet, MDF & HDF are cheaper subpar alternatives. Just recently they tore down the little brick ranch next door and put up this monstrosity of newly built house, all MDF and OSB construction and asked the guys building the place why they used those materials and the answer was dimensional lumber is never exactly straight. My thoughts afterwards was this place will fall apart before the old one would have.
  22. You will find that stacking takes the magic out of the music. The MCM1900 system is in a whole different league than La Scala's.
  23. I would use a bit of PEQ before porting personally to get that last bit of bass out but ultimately a proper horn loaded sub would be worlds better than either.
  24. https://billfitzmaurice.info/THT.html Cross it over @ 90 Hz or so to the La Scala's.
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