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  1. Just a little update. Decided to keep the new woofer....K 48 EP. Looks a litte different but with about 20 hours or so the sound is evening out nicely. Its the pro version of the K 48 E. Which turns out is all klipsch carries for replacement at this time. But all is not lost because they do still sell the kit for the K 48 E. As a side note......Steve Philips and the technical support team for klipsch are just fantastic. I believe you will have to look long and hard to find a better bunch of folks. They were very supportive and helpful all the way. Klipsch needs to make sure they take good care of these folks and keep them around for a long long time. Thanks all.
  2. Pauln, A true classic story. I enjoyed your writing very much. I will be anxiously awaiting your "paperback" version. Thanks again,
  3. But i am thinking chuck might be on to something with his mccormacks. I have an audible illusions preamp sitting around here that i might just try a mccormack amp with. These 15's like power but we all know we need smooth horns.
  4. LOL I hear that. I tell ya i've been through so many different types of speakers and i just keep coming back to these chorus II's. For 550 i personally just cant see how you could go wrong. This time around theres gonna be some tube monoblocs for me.
  5. Hey Moon, Nah its no secret. In 1990 my first pair cost me 1650 Then in 1996 bought another pair for 1000 Again in 2000 bought another pair for 800 This pair i got for 650 and only had to drive 70 miles And the seller did pay better than half for the new woofer but to get the wrong woofer or what they call a replacement was dissapointing to say the least.
  6. Fedex made it to my door today. With a brand new K 48 woofer. And what to my suprise. This thing isnt even close. About the only thing the same between the new and old woofer is they are both 15's. Maybe tech support made an error as far as there not being any changes to the K 48's over the years. Looks like i should have just sent the old woofer off to get the new voice coil could of saved a boat load. And the saga continues..........
  7. Well i ended up switching out the woofers and it turns out its just a woofer issue. Seller told me he played them friday to make sure everything was ok and he said it was. But i think he might have accidentally arced the terminals and melted the voice coil in the woofer. Seller also told me he would take care of the cost of the replacement so that might turn out ok. It's weird though, all my years with chorus II's and i have never seen a woofer go bad. But then again i try not to make mistakes with or overdrive my speakers. As long as klipsch has a replacement in stock i should be up and running pretty soon.
  8. Thanks Audio Flynn for the response. Yeah i think he did just that. Well i used a 9-volt to test the woofer and there is no pop or sound when i touch the woofer terminals on the questionable woofer. On the good woofer it popped as it should with the battery test. I also thought the replacement woofer use to be a K-48-K now they call it a K-48-E so who knows. Another difference between these december 7th,1993 chorus II's from my original 1990 chorus II's i use to own are the magnets on the woofers arent marked. Just a klipsch sticker on back of the magnet. Still not sure if the x-over is fried or not but i guess i will swap woofers to check that out, hope it doesnt damage that woofer as well. The tweeter and midrange seem to be working fine on the questionable speaker but they dont sound exactly the same as the good speaker but that could also be a factor of the woofer not working. Looks like i will be calling 1-800-klipsch in the morning. These are a nice looking pair though. Oak oil with black grills
  9. Hi all, Just picked up a pair of chorus II's in pretty nice shape. Only one problem, the K-48-E woofer is bad in one of the speakers. The gentleman i bought these off of also put new binding posts in and im not sure if he messed up the x-over as well or if it is just a woofer issue. One speaker seems just fine but this one even caused my amp to shut down at low volume. So im concerned about not only a woofer issue but a x-over problem as well. I did the battery test on the woofer just to make sure it is bad. And it is. All of the connections are fine. Could the woofer cause the amp to trip its breaker at a fairly low volume or does that sound like another issue? Does klipsch still sell these woofers and x-overs? Thanks any and all for the help. And glad to be back in the klipsch family again. Now all i need is a pair of Craigs VRD mono blocks. Randy
  10. Pretty soon these speakers are going to be more than what I paid for mine brand new. Bidding wars! Gotta love em!
  11. Thanks for the reply. I have been running a power hungry pair of VMPS but just miss the dynamics of my old chorus II's. The reason for the purchase of aragon gear was to drive the power hungry low impedance VMPS.I guess it never hurts to give it a listen. If things dont work out there are always plenty of tube amps to choose from. Thanks again.
  12. Anyone ever tried a pair of chorus II's with an all aragon system? I have an aragon 4004 mk II and an aragon preamp and a cal icon II cd player. I use to run a pair of chorus II's with adcom gear but always thought about tubed gear. Then I sold my chorus and went a different direction. Any comments on above equipment pairing with a pair of chorus II's would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. I am not sure if this question has been asked before or not? Has anyone had any success with an aragon 4004mk2 amp and an audible illusions L1 with a set of chorus 2's or forte 2's? I use to own an adcom 555mk2 and an adcom gfp 565 with chorus 2's and the sound wasnt bad but just a little to bright and rather sharp on the higher frequencies. Just wondering if anyone has tried aragon 4004mk2 and klipsch with a tube or even ss preamp? Thanks
  14. well my thoughts are if they want to buy bose let em. if they think that they have entered audio bliss great. havent any of you ever caught the klipsch bashing that goes on out there? try audioasylum or audioreview and see how they respond to the speakers we all love so much. so i have pretty much lived to satisfy my own tastes and let others enjoy theres. for me i wouldnt own anything but klipsch but to each his own little paradise. and now of course if they want my opinion on what to buy i always try to steer them in the right direction just my 2 cents
  15. Colin, Sounds to me that Mr Olsher was put on this earth to slam bipolar amplifiers. Hey to each his own but love what my bipolar does for me in my listening room.
  16. Whats really sickening is 35 bids on them. Well then again maybe they are just bidding on that center channel
  17. ouch.......... guess i am glad i dont own a yamaha , kenwood or onkyo
  18. Seb, My question,is the PW2200 a chest pounder with music or does it turn sloppy before it gets the that point? Can it keep up with chorus II's or is it just to slow? I use to own the PS-1000 and it could get to the chest if it was buried in a corner and the volume cranked but its problem it was always so boomy even at low volumes.
  19. Hey thanks for the tip deang. I was thinking of trying a tube pre with my adcom before switching to tube amps. From your opinion sounds like i am on the right track. Dont mean to change your topic t-man just seems like one topic always leads to another
  20. hmmmmmm, well cant say that i have had the same experience of sound with my adcom 555 mk II but then again my chorus II's are in another league than those DQ 10's so maybe that was part of the problem you were hearing. Unless i misunderstood you and this was just another adcom bashing. But either way my adcom and klipsch for me are a nice match. As far as the luxman cant say much about it other than i have heard others praise luxman equipment so could very well be a nice addition for you t-man. In my case the only place i will go from my adcom is up the ladder to some nice tube mono-blocks
  21. DWK Are the random clicks just with the burnt cd's? I have a burnt cd (only one) that does the same thing you are referring to if i am understanding you correctly. Doesnt matter at what volume i listen to it the pops and clicks are very noticeable. My thought was that there was something on the original cd that was burnt are maybe a burning gone array. So if it is just on burnt cd's and not on originals i would guess just a burning problem. just my 2 cents.
  22. Those look awesome maxg!!!!!!! I second that on a little description please
  23. Hiya Al, Have you ever thought of a similar crossover design for the chorus II's? It's probably a situation where you would have to own each speaker to do a crossover network for them. I wasnt sure if you owned a pair of chorus II's or not. Sounds like your network for the cornwalls is becoming a big hit,congrats.
  24. Well i guess congrats is in order here for you Mike. Seems like i am always a day late or in the wrong place at the wrong time when it comes to these "give aways" that i hear about from time to time.
  25. I talked with the tech wizards at Adcom today and they informed me that the Adcom GFA 555 mkII that i have runs class A for the first 20 watts then class AB from there on out. So i guess since i have the chorus II's with 101/1 watt/1 meter that i probably never leave class A. Cause at 16 watts i am at 113 db's which is run you out of the room loud. But on the other hand i have heard from some BB members that adcom wasnt a good match for them so go figure. Maybe some actually like class AB better than class A. Cause there are some SS amps that only run class AB. Just put me down as another seeker of the audio truth.
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