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  1. I forgot just how good the heresy is. Ive been seeing parted out heresy and thought this would be a fun starter speaker. Show how far you can take it without really recreating... just modifying. I have big monster Cornscalas but the Heresy really does hold up on its own. Im a bit miffed I had to trim the inside of the cab bracing but why doing so, the tweeter fits perfectly. My biggest compliant is the crossover. The cornscalawal should allow me to rebalance the sound... esp the tweeter.
  2. Ok... not sure if being read but hey why not. Cabs got done... 1/4" ply on all sides... demanded the front and rear to hide the additional laminations. The back panel was only 1/2" so I added 1/4" MDF to the rear to stiffen it up. I went with Fastlane eliptracs. They were 2/16th shallow so we fly cut the mount to fur it out to be flush with the front. I then realized my driver (eminence ASD1001B) prevented the horn from sitting flush. After a 1/8th" removed from the front baffle cleat... God bless the finish router and some sand paper. With the eliptrac tweeter and the cabinet modified to fit perfectly I can see the finish line.
  3. The Beyma was crazzy hot in every application of heard it. The de10 is my go to. It's not the last word but is fast and detailed without cutting my ear apart. My personal fav in he eminence asd1001b. It's a ti but doesn't sound like it to me. Parts express makes a d220 close with a polymide diaphram. If you can make it fit. It would be killer. Polymikde has such a great sound. The driver is larger than we are used to and a difficult mount.
  4. Hey everyone... did a rewrite of this to share more about the project Im working on. Ive been a fan of Klipsch and tube amps for a long time. Given my amp choices, horn or single driver speakers are the preferred choices. Normally I build big honking speakers... I even built one my wife kicked out of the house... too large. In an effort to finally get some speakers in the TV room I went after something she has accepted before... the Heresy. She has liked it before due to its limited height... it doesn't block the windows. I love it as, its a 1950s VW battle with a Porsche engine hiding under the hood. The Heresy is an honest 96db speaker. Good for 50hz or so on up. Its a sealed box so no bass hump. Its mid bad is solid and its a fast speaker. Id consider it a gateway drug. I went of CL in search of a local purchase. In a perfect world I would have found a gen 1 heresy. You want this type as it has the screw on K55 driver... the same mid range in other Klipsch speakers like the Cornwall, LaScala or K Horn. Unfortunately as I planed to gut the speaker and start over, the only one in my price point was beatup and a gen 1.5 Heresy. $400 later it was delivered to my door. The plan is to use a ALK Crossover. Its adjustable and will make a Heresy actually sound good. Attenuating the mid and HF is super important and I still have HF hear and want to keep it that way. The woofers as K22 are perfectly fine.. maybe even good, but the Eminence LFA12 is better and closer to the pro K24 spec. The Tweeter as a K77 is good. Its even rebuild able now with new diaphragms should you need, but as I have access to Fastlane audio's elliptical tweeter... why not use a modern bad *** tweeter instead. Fastlane's tweeter lens is $100 for pair. The B&C DE10 or DE120 are my choices and are fantastic. I might go with Eminence ASD1001B as its American made and a solid performer too. I measured the drivers and got to selling all the parts I would not use on eBay. The Mid horns were the usable but not my cup, K701 with the bold on K53. (No one wants a K53/K701 combo). It got sold off for $100 to a local buyer who had his own project. I was able to purchase a K700/K55 push pin style (My preference on the K55) for $180 to my door. Normally this would be $200-$240 but I got a good deal. This will now make the Heresy a OG classic which has been upgraded. Same looking horn, but metal instead of ABS and Screw on instead of bolt on. (You can roll drivers if you wanted to now.). The cabs were less than ideal. Klipsch builds with 3/4" ply and 1/2" ply for he back panel. We laminated 1/4" to all the sides of the speaker... giving us a new corner edge and a stiffer cabinet. The front and back are edge banded to hide the lamination. The inside of the back panel had 1/4 MDF added. This will provide a key to center the back panel and panel increased surface area when its inset inside the cabinet... Long story short, its a hair smaller now but a ton stiffer. Additionally I love the look of slant risers on the Heresy. I went to Bob writes and ordered a set. Ebay sales: K77 Tweeters sold for $90 E2 Crossovers sold for $50 K22 Woofers sold for $80 New parts: ALK CSW700 crossover $350 Eminence 12LFA $130 Fastlane audio Tweeter Lens $100 Eminence ASD1001B $50 pair K700/K55 $180 Wood Work $200 for extra ply/finishing costs $40 for the slant risers ____________________________ $810 $240 -$220 Total: $830 Im into the whole speaker for ~$1250. Its a lot of money for sure, but there is no way it would sound remotely as good. Work has just started but I wanted to show the starting point, and plan. Here are the before pics.
  5. Paired these with a cornsclala. Simply amazing. Combo of fantastic tight bass and the mids of an single ended amp. Happy to ship.
  6. Made by Dave @ Fastlane audio. This amp is a beast. The use of input transformer is likely the secrete sauce in this amp. Pass labs FIRST WATT F6 - Clone 25watts into 8ohms, 50watts into 4ohms. More than enough power to run any speaker. This is perhaps one of Nelson Pass's best designs, using in input transformer for voltage gain. It's a push-pull Class A power JFet amplifier.Pass made the design a DIY kit. The PCBs are the same ones used by FIRST WATT as are the JFets and Jensen input transformer. The amp has been built, tested and used lovingly for about a year. Case work is fantastic. Justin 323-868-9722
  7. There are other options but you need to ask AL about them. Ive been talking to AL about a Cornscalawal set at 700hz for a Heresy project I'm tinkering with.
  8. Great pre... good luck with the sale.
  9. send me a note or call JWC I gotta guy.
  10. The encore needs to be add for sure.. just haven't had the time. JWC, I send you some pics... hope you dig. 2 inputs, 1 output. RCA becomes muted with headphones. BTW the Mini punch is exceptional.
  11. They were the same units. I can't claim to have done a lot... the stock power supply has serious issues, and the amp performed just as it should with my bench top power supply. We found linear and regulated power supplies on eBay for 19V and poof the ACA became a reference level amp with ideal power for Heritage speakers. It would be fantastic to see Vox/Klipsch use to demo... and offer a 5watt pin with Pauls name on it.
  12. It started as a Kenzie. A few customers were using 1/4" to rca adapters with good results. The goal was the SE sonic sig and pair with P-P power for more realistic dynamic range :-). I had head a lot of request for making the 1/4" jacks up front and wanted to do a few other improvements... larger choke most notable. The Kenzie encore was born. Using 32ohm tap and padding down to allow enough Dial seemed to do the trick. The part of the story I enjoy the most is that the Daves Yields have never really left Brads use... They were my primary speaker for a lot of years and not have been his, and replaced a very respected speaker. Soon enough Ill have my own set of Jubs and will tap Al for crossovers.
  13. If you still have questions. Feel free to call. 323-868-9722
  14. Parks Audio Step Up Transformer 1:9 and 1:18 step up for MC Perfect fit for Denon DL103s. Ive used with a Grade Moving Iron and multiple DL103s. Shannon no longer sells this model. Im a fan of Cinmag transformers, hard to beat for the price and close to the bobs devices units for a fraction of the price. Justin 323-868-9722 justinsweber@hotmail.com $300
  15. $700 for the pair. Its really just cost of the amps... They are pretty amazing but Im tired of leaving them sitting in my closet :-).
  16. Fully built/ fantastic running 1875 Gaincard Mono blocks 100% new, fully discrete linear power suply. Oversized power transformer and power supply. Producing 17watts per channel and incredibly quite. The 1875 Ti chip is known to be one of the sweeter SS amps around. Incredibly quite and musical amps, 17watts RMS at -1db 10hz to 45khz. 100% duty cycle. Bench tested and ready to power almost any speaker. Really used on output, so when turned off there isn't any annoying popping sound. Lovely amps. Selling at cost $700 Justin 323-868-9722 justinsweber@hotmail.com
  17. Audiokarama Super Simple pre Linear, Regulated power supple. This pre is super quite and board flat from almost DC to 100KHz. 4 inputs, 2 outputs with gain of 12 so its compatible with tube amps or SS power amps. Full size chassis, Alps pots. Exceptional build quality. Built but never really used... Spring cleaning time. $400 Justin, 323-868-9722 justinsweber@hotmail.com
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