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  1. I did not want to modify my H-700s, so I bought these and finished them with polyurethane. The worked very well. https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/full-range-speaker-kits/fostex-bk-16-angle-stand-each/
  2. I've been using braided CAT5E for speaker cable for 22 years(!). Must be wore out by now, what with knocking electrons out of their orbits for that many years! 😁 I am currently listening to a Technics SA-300 from '79 that I had recapped. That's probably all yours needs. The SA-200 I bought in college is in the garage driving a pair of Auratone 5CTVs.
  3. LOL! Speed density EFI could also adapt using the O2 sensor and Intake Air Temp sensor, so it was not so dire as that. Add in that the WOT A/F ratio was 12 to 12.5:1 and the best power mixture is almost always 13.2:1, a *little* leaning is a good thing. BTDT with mt '87 Mustang GT. I measured EGTs on each bank to get an independent (cheap) look at WOT leanness. Off topic, so I'll also say, it's still a Mustang.... And I have decided metalized polypropylene caps sound subtly gritty. 😉
  4. You can parallel resistors to raise the wattage limit. The resistance will have to be higher to use them in parallel.
  5. Most likely a function of wave length vs. riser height and marketing/speaker design.
  6. In general, if you can hear the sub, it's 10dB too loud. At +5 dB, my system sounds "impressive" without the subs being obnoxious. You really ought to get a sound meter to accurately setup the sub(s).
  7. The top one is NOT Klipsch. The other one is an HIP, for Heresy Industrial Ported. The woofer is an E-V EVM-12L or Eminence copy and gets to 102 dB/w/m in the midrange. So, the crossover network ("Balancing Network") is a slightly Modified Type AA that was used on the K-horn/La Scala/Belle Klipsch and the squawker and tweeter are the same as the Big 3. They are quite bright, but excel outdoors and in Huge rooms.
  8. I like it! I just happen to have 2 unused K-700s. How did you adapt the socket to the horn's threads?
  9. How about a wall mount? https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Profile-Capacity-Speaker-Brackets/dp/B00KFSP82C/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2LQ0UTW1QBA4H&keywords=speaker+wall+mount&qid=1656618366&sprefix=speaker+wall+mount%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-3
  10. The rotation angle of your preamp's volume control has little bearing on actual power output, though that is unusually high. To figure the sound level in your room, 1 watt is 98 dB at 1 meter Add an amp and another speaker +6 dB, 104 @ 1m Double the distance to 2m (6.5 feet) is -6 dB, 98 dB Double again to 13 feet, -6 dB, or 92 dB, @ 1 watt, plenty loud for peaks and a 20 watt amp still has 13 dB of headroom for Flim and The BBs. I sit almost 13 feet from my La Scalas. You won't lose quite 6 dB/doubling of distance in a reverberant field (room) so this exercise is conservative.
  11. Very cool MicroMara, Where might I find such smart phone speakers?
  12. JohnA

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  13. I added 4 killer subs. La Scalas need low distortion bass below 60-ish Hz. The DJK mod needs a sharp LF filter and some EQ to stand out. Adding 1 to 3 dB (without the filter and EQ) below about 70 Hz helps, but is is not significant.
  14. That is a question best asked of Al. Will he respond?
  15. Keep pumping the dub step! My new H4 woofers took at *least* 72 hours at tolerable volumes to loosen up so they sounded like the ones I heard in Hope. Have you considered that the old cones were too loose?
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