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  1. I currently have 2 KSW-12's (one front, one back) in my HT set-up with my La Scala fronts and Chorus II center. 


    Curious as to if either of the 15" subs would add anything overt he 12's, and if so, are the reference ones any better than the KSW-15?  I see a few KSW's on craigslist from time to time, and the R-115's are mostly new since they are the current model.



  2. I picked up a pair of La Scala's tonight locally from 1978.  The code says Birch Raw, but they are not bare wood now and I assuming they have been stained.  


    Any suggestions on what to use to clean them up - any kind of furniture oil or polish?  They are in pretty good shape...


    There are a few chips/nicks here and there that can be expected for speakers 40 years old...would be it wise try and "color in" the chipped areas with a matching stain?





  3. I am currently using 4 x KG 1.5's for my side/rear surrounds.  I have had them for many years and usually just had them placed on the floor since I didn't have room for stands. 


    New house, new room more dedicated for the theater set-up.  Unfortunately our builder was being a pain so I couldn't pre-wire, but I may suck it up and do in-wall/ceiling.  

    Any recommendations on models what would fit my set-up?  In-wall vs.  ceiling??  





  4. I have a pair of Chorus II's for my fronts and asked the same question about 2 years ago. I got a similar response at first (...another Chorus II),but others responded in a smilar way as you above!

    I patiently waited and watched criagslist for an Academy center, Forte II's, or Quartets.  Lucky for me, about a week into my search, a really nice pair of Quartet's popped up for $275, which I jumped on.  As it was a pair, I still have the "extra" one sitting off in the closet.  



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  5. Hi All - 


    I am currently using 4 of the KG 1.5's for my side/rear surrounds.  I have had them for many years and usually just had them placed on the floor since I didn't have room for stands. 


    New house, new room more dedicated for the theater set-up.  Unfortunately our builder was being a pain and I couldn't get the surround points wired prior to the walls going up, otherwise I most likely would have done in-wall/ceiling speakers for the surrounds.   


    My question is with the KG 1.5's, are there any recommended mounting brackets or speakers stands?  The bottoms have some threaded holes that I resume are for brackets or for the stands?


    Would appreciate any thoughts/guidance.  



  6. Thanks everyone for the thoughts.  I am going to play with the AVR settings, as I think that's the issue.  It's a Denon X2100W.  


    The question about the Belles was not necessarily meant as a fix for lack of bass, but more of a general question...I always loved the look of them and I have the space for them (but not Khorns), and they were locally available.  I have honestly never heard them but was intrigued.  


    But the points made on a 2 channel vs. AVR set-up may have sealed the deal to stick with what I've got and tinker/fine tune, rather than replace regardless of the bass.  


    Thanks again to this awesome community!

  7. 2 Different questions for the group...


    My current set-up is front Chorus II's, center Quartet, KG1.5's for surrounds, and 2 powered 12" subs. 


    1) Comments regarding the Chorus II's include raves about how good the bass is of the Chorus II's stand alone, but I am not hearing it.  I am going to try to re-balance my Denon receiver, but even on Pure Direct mode there doesn't seem to be that lower frequency rumble/pop coming out of them that I had expected. Could it be something with the speakers or crossovers?  I've felt this way since I got them, but the sub seemed to make up the difference for television, but not so much for music listening.


    2) Someone locally has put up for sale a pair of Belle's with AA crossovers (1979?) but newer sonicaps.  Some cosmetic issues and they are more than $2,000 for the pair. My question is if they would provide enough of an upgrade over the Chorus II's for a home theater set-up?  I usually watch movies, but also occasionally listen to music (typically rock), so I would want the best speaker for that.  I think the Chorus II's have been great for movies, but have not had that punch for movies.  I added the 2nd sub in the back and that has added a lot, but like I said with question 1, it may be a re-balancing issue I will look at tomorrow.  


    Thank you for your indulgence!



  8. My KSW-200 is having some issues and I am looking for a replacement.  Locally, several folks are selling KSW-12's at good prices, but I am concerned about the inputs.  I have read the Klipsch FAQ's and the online manuals, but need some help interpreting what I am reading.


    Simply, with my KSW200 I have a single RCA sub cable going from my receiver to the sub. Plus is does have Line In L/R, and Line our L/R RCA jacks.  


    The KSW-12 does not have that subwoofer input jack.  It has RCA L/R. IS there a reason the KSW-12 doesn't have the Sub RCA input?


    So I am confused as to how I would set this up with the single sub cable??  Maybe I am overthinking this?


    Thanks in advance,



  9. My KSW 200 turns on and has *some* sound coming out, but very very little even when making adjustments to the knobs. 


    I don't know if I should repair (if that's even possible), or replace.  I am not the soldering type, so it would need to be a true "plug and play" repair situation for DYI. 


    OR, do I just look for a nice used one on the forums or craigslist, and what would be a suitable alternative?



    This would be paired in my HT with my Chorus II's and Quartet center.


    Thanks in advance for the advice.



  10. Hi All - 


    I've got the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX that's at least 10 years old - the speakers are working fine, but no more bass.  I've tried wiggling everything, but no dice.  I might just forget the sub and work it until the entire thing dies, but wanted to see if anyone on here has any ideas.  I could replace the sub (there is another promedia set on craigslist for $75) or get something new...




  11. Selling a few things before an upcoming move.  I have them listed locally on Craigslist as well if you want the descriptions and pictures.  Considering all reasonable offers.  


    Klipsch Icon VF-35 Pair http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/5214619507.html

    Klipsch kv-2 Center http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/5214622106.html

    Panamax M5100-EX Home Theater Power Conditioner http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/5214624452.html

    Pair Bic Venturi Formula Six (Vintage and badly in need of refurb) http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/5214633710.html


    Thanks for looking!



  12. I thought anything less than $600 was great (and in my budget).  Forte and Forte II's are selling around here for $500-$550 or more.  Obviously every once in awhile some will pop up for less when someone finds them at an estate or garage sale. 


    The seller actually sold them earlier in the day on eBay with a "Buy it Now" for more ($650 I think he said), but the buyer was in Florida and backed out when he found out the shipping cost. He said he had a lot of emails since he listed them in the last day or so, and I believe it.  


    A quick search of completed eBay auctions show $709-$1080 (36 bids on the $1080 pair).  


    Any suggestions on how to repair the areas?  Just some kind of glue?  


    I saw this place does repairs but know nothing about them...  http://www.simplyspeakers.com/klipsch-speaker-repair.html

  13. Thanks for the "encouragement".  I went to take a look and listen today and ended up coming home with them for his asking price of $575.  He was the 2nd owner and had the original boxes.  


    The 2 passive radiators have some slight damage though.  One has the dust cover dented in and a small "scratch" on the cone- but it doesn't look like it breaks through.  The other one has three small holes in a row on the cone - in the cone - in a row maybe each the size of a bic pen tip.  Almost looked to me like one if his cats  poked it with it's claws.


    Any ideas on a simple repair, or do I have to replace the entire thing?  Is that even possible?



  14. Have a pair of KG 5.2's aleady, but came across a local pair of Chorus II's when seeing what was out there. Was actually considering some Forte's when I saw these Chorus II's. 


    Asking price is slightly south of $600 on the Chorus II's and I'm intrigued if they are really any "better" than the KG 5.2's. Neither my 5.2's nor the Chorus II's have been Crites upgraded.


    I have the 5/2's in my home theater in the basement, and I would replace them with the Chorus II's.    


    Looking for any opinions either way. 





    PS:  I has posted this on another forum (AK) and Moray James has already replied (thanks Moray!)


  15. Thank you to all of you for your time and explanations! You have changed my course of action to not take any right now. I doubt the seller would take 1/2-2/3 of his asking price, and I agree that around $400 is a better price - especially after considering I might want to upgrade them ala Bob C.

    I think the best path might be to look for an academy or a replacement center.

    Let the hunt begin!


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