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  1. I had thought Id buck the trend... appears gravity does pull downward... not to please to know it. In rare occasions she had a point :-(.
  2. I still will own 2 pair of cornscalas and 1 pair of heresys. But the jubs really don't fit in my SoCal home. My Royals (JWC punch based are in my studio for the Co. The Jubs are the best I've heard but just to monsterious. Now I know. There is a size limit. Didn't think so before.
  3. I built that many years ago. Nice to see they are still in service. They were sold off in singles as I remember. I think I built those 6-7 years ago. They had grills then.
  4. Im semi negotiable, the wife was clear. She is support supportive so I have to give to her when she puts her foot down.
  5. The VPI 299 is a beast. It belongs to my good friend Pere. It's a rectified el34 integrated amp. What's not to love ;-). The wife has had a nice rock. The shop has my royal speakers which are big monsters too. The Jubs just take size to the next level. It's like having 2 khorns, and a belle for center fill and a horn sub for the lows. It's that impressive. I think ALKs crossover makes this combo so good. I k ow the HF200 and the eliptrac. This is more!
  6. Thanks for all the kind words. I took this summer to going back to modifying klipsch speakers. I love what they represent, so it was a bit of R&R for me. I had the braces for some time from dave. There are pretty interesting as they not require as many trial fits... Basically just sand one side down till it wedges in there and you're good.
  7. She has a G37. She did the whole sit me down and discussed the over abundance of horn loaded speakers. My own Cornscalas (2pair get to stay.) The Heresy's do as well. I did the whole sales pitch for the daughter in a few years to use. The La Scala and Jubs lost this battle so the remaining could thrive. No gifts were going to win her over on the jubs. I have a dedicated listen room with 2 alcoves. but they are too wide to fit in. the room is 12x10 and as such they would pert rude in too much. Ive said this earlier, but it still remains true. I have never heard a finer speaker.
  8. Time to sell off the summer projects. These are clones of Klispch Jubilee I went through these completely and built new top-hats to hold the elliptical midrange horn. We brought them back down to the wood. All joints have expanding glue used to ensure tight panels. 2 12” Eminence woofers per speaker are bolted to the doghouse. Wired in silver-plated hookup wire. Bass bin binding posts are on the top doghouse door. The high frequencies/top hat houses the Fastlane Audio Eliptrac with a Faital HF200 2” compression driver. ALK Engineering designed an extreme slope network (ESN) crossing at 500hz. Simply put these are the finest speakers I’ve ever heard. My wife has made it clear that they are not welcome in the home and as such they must go. Priced to sell quickly. $3,300 Justin 323--868-9722 Can aid with road freight transport.
  9. Time to sell off the summer projects. These started out as beat up La Scala. Replaced some of the beat-up outer layer on the ply Dog house was re-glued for stiffness (PL90 used). Doghouse braces installed. Stock barrier strip removed and new binding posts added. Fasttrac Wood Tractrix horn installed with K55s. Eliptical tweeter installed with Eminence HF driver. Woofer replaced with new Eminence 15Cs. All rewired in silver plate hookup wire. ALK Cornscalawal CSW450 (2nd order on bass sec) installed. Rear of LS had 1/2" added and recess for top-hat cover with modern binding posts installed. La Scalas lacquered in deep walnut. Front of speaker and top-hat cover in back Lacquer. Buit 2 dollies custom for the LS, with rails that do not interfere with LS bass horn. These sound simply amazing. I have $1800 in parts and labor into them and looking to get that much out of them. I can ship via road freight without much issue, typically $300 to middle of the county and $500 to the east cost. Restored/upgraded La Scalas $1800 Justin 323--868-9722
  10. The jobs are the clear winner by a long margin. Id actually give the heresys the runner up. The La Scalsa are fantastic but the heresy do so much and are so small in comparison. There was nothing wrong or lacking with the Jobs... large complete soundstage, treble floating and bass deep and full. They are as close to a perfect speaker as Ive heard. There size is my only issue.... really too big for my home. Having seen the mountain top I will have to settle for a lower peak.
  11. She hates white cars. Its her effort not to be an OC wife. So we set gen up, blew the my improved la scalas away. Not even close. Wasn't even funny. Settled on 9,-2.
  12. They don't sit well with me. I like the kiss approach. Passives are my instance. Schu your too far from OC right? Doing a shootout with my la scalas and jubs tomorrow at 10am.
  13. 6,-2 was perfect to my ears. My wife thought too hot. So went to 6,-1 still sounds great. Bit more bass. These go deeep and don't lose output. They easily better for cornscalas and even Khorns but the size is hard to live with.
  14. LVHP sprayed. Homedepot rents and sells. Not a can.
  15. Sprayed. Lacquer. Satin on the luster. I love the look of oak veneer that is sprayed black.
  16. LCD soundsystem dance yourself clean was fantastic. I didn't realize how loud I was listening. Closest feeling to standing I front of the speaker stack at a concert. So composed and so much SPL.
  17. So just setting by ear before being in and measuring. Basic table cloth math was 94db for woofers. +3 for parallel +3 for folded horn. Meaning 100db cab. Maybe wrong on this. The HF200 says it's 109db. So I went for 9,0. Cat Stevens doesn't have bass like that. So then I went t 6,0. Daft punk and Cat Stevens showed more bass than it should. Went to 3,0 sounds about right but ear started to itch. Next it's 6, -2. Seeming very close.
  18. So my clone Jubs came out of finishing today. Almost ready to play again. These are clones wernt made by me. I did tear them down to wood again, reglued the doghouse and resealed her. The Crites 12" woofers (K22/K24 compatibles) were bolted back into place and I remade a new wiring harness. There are doghouse doors on top and bottom. The top door now holds the binding posts and there is a corresponding hole cut into the top hat. ALK was kind enough to revist his ESN500 for Jubs and redid simulations. The project came with the Fastlane Eliptrac 400 and Faital HF200s so they were reused. The horn is fully glued in likely will never be removed again. I had to head to work before I could finish this. I love the look. Instead of looking like a science project, she now looks mighty respectable. I do have access to the famous 223 tratrix but the increased size and need for 3way operation dissuaded me. Deep down my favorite systems are 2way and this is the summit for that use. My wife has threatened to end me if I try to bring them in the house, but life without risk is boring .
  19. I've done a bunch. Feel free to call me for my thoughts. 323-868-9722. Short answer is start with an adjustable crossover. After that cut some dog house braces and swap out the mid range horn for wood horn.
  20. So you don't need a true balanced pre. Just the connections? Changes the value /price formula. The super simple preamps done by audio karma members are amazing sounding. Even better with input transformers. The audio nirvana stuff is great but Only RCAs. You might speak with him about a custom unit with only xlr. Van Alsten too.
  21. From mids up they are the same. To get to superior, you'll need to go to La Scala :-). My idea of a good time is the KPT-942-M or KPT-325-M. Both should really be called the CW3... just put the darn horn on the inside :-).
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