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Kevin S

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  1. Assuming that you have the space for them, in terms of being able to place them fairly wide apart and some flexibility in toeing them in, I would buy the Cornwall’s. And I would cross them over to the sub very low at 35-40hz or so.
  2. With apologies to the late Gordon Gow of McIntosh for basically stealing this, if your amp has a “voice”, it’s broken. 😂
  3. How about contacting the folks in the Klipsch Professional Department? They are known to have a Bonehead who probably can help.
  4. Some on the forum, including some Klipsch folks, should find this book to be a little light reading. 1000 pages. According to the table of contents there is a bit in it on that PWK fellow. http://www.hornspeakersystems.info/
  5. Keep the speakers. Build a new shed! 😂 Just do the best you can to place them high up in whatever you have for corners, angled down into the listening area. I don’t think inverting them will matter with no solid surface available above the woofer.
  6. When the man who designed the speakers says to place them on the floor in the corner for best performance, you should. The ceiling is simply the floor, upside down. So, inverted in the corners would be the correct answer, IMO.
  7. I suspect that PWK is livid. Everything bad he envisioned happening in having others review and measure his speakers seems to have transpired with this review. He felt that all speakers were corner speakers. Yet his very own legendary corner horn speaker was both reviewed and measured without proper corner placement. IMO Klipsch should be embarrassed for allowing this sorry excuse of a review to have transpired.
  8. Prepare to learn just how far down the rabbit hole these guys will help you fall! 😂
  9. My recollection of my mid 80’s Khorns was a specified bandwidth of 32hz to 17khz, +/- 5db. It could have been 35hz though, my memory is not great.
  10. Is it possible that the 8ft. length refers to what the length of a straight horn would have to be to reproduce the lowest Khorn frequency, and not the actual length of the Khorn’s path?
  11. Could you be any more disrespectful? I hope everyone at Klipsch ignores you, as they should.
  12. I listen to music using DTS Neo 6 Music, with the surround speakers turned down 3db. My understanding is that DTS derives the center channel and surrounds without changing the signal to the L/R speakers. It’s my way of getting the 3 channel stereo experience. I turn down the surrounds to minimize the chance of localizing them, but still retain a bit of added ambience.
  13. “Why are there so few women audiophiles?” LOL! The answer to that question is staring back at male audiophiles in the mirror every morning. Just read any number of posts on this, or any other, audio forum. I think boorish might be an apt general description of far too many audiophiles and their posts. If a post like this one, which started out celebrating a female audiophile, can so quickly be driven into a ditch by men, (and this was fairly mild and innocuous), you have to ask the question why would any woman want to be an audiophile. The ladies who willingly put up with us, or even join us in this hobby, have a special kind of tolerance indeed.
  14. Congratulations! I really hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!
  15. To my way of thinking, a quality speaker is a quality speaker. PWK’s four principles would apply to both. So, no difference as far as I am concerned.
  16. This basically corresponds with my 45+ years of experience in this hobby and is basically what I have recommended to “beginners” over the years.
  17. Well, there’s something I wasn’t aware of and a name I am not familiar with. Thanks for the clarification.
  18. As is typical, I am a bit confused. Wasn’t Roy Delgado responsible for the work on the updates to the LaScala II, Cornwall III, Heresy III and this new Klipshorn AK-6?
  19. I confess to not being a golden eared audiophile. I do not hear the differences people claim to hear in electronics, cables etc. But I consider myself very able to discern differences in the sound of speakers and the changes of their placement in the room. Those changes swamp any differences in electronics, cables etc. for me. So I learned years ago, but later than I probably should have, to focus my efforts on that. PWK’s (and Roy’s updated) Heritage speakers, when placed as they were designed by PWK to be placed, just sound “better” to me. As far as I am concerned, that, and the fact that they have survived the test of time in the marketplace, proves the science behind them to be valid.
  20. Over the years I have owned the entire Klipsch Heritage Series of speakers except the Belle. Currently own H III’s. Have also owned numerous “conventional” direct radiating speakers. I am not an engineer or scientist, and thus do not understand much of what is posted regarding horn/speaker design theory. My ears tell me that PWK and Roy’s science trumps the science of the naysayers.
  21. OK. Sort of a “Double Bass” effect that many AVR’s offer. Then perhaps the overall level of the bass dropped quite a bit when the sub was muted. That would certainly make the bass seem to “shrink”. Try level matching the comparison at the listening position and see if your perception changes.
  22. When you hit the mute button on the subs was the bass you were sending to the subs redirected to the LaScalas? If not it wasn’t really a valid comparison.
  23. It has always struck me as odd how many "purists" listen using sources and amplification that have easily measurable, and based on their professed abilities to hear the most minute differences in sound reproduction, easily hearable distortion. And, if they are Klipsch Heritage speaker owners they own speakers designed by a man who considered such distortions an anathema and designed his speakers to have the lowest distortion possible. In fact, the speakers probably have lower distortion than anything they have hooked up upstream. Yet they turn their nose up at a tone control, or any other such device, because of it's supposed impact on the purity of their highly distorted sound.
  24. If you purchased expensive speakers that are irritating to listen to after an hour of listening, you should probably revisit your purchasing processes. I am blessed with ears that, while I feel they are discerning, cannot hear gnats fart or grass growing. So I hear no negative effects of well implemented tone controls. The fact that certain respected manufacturers exclude them from their products doesn’t automatically make other respected manufacturers that do include them wrong. They each have their reasons, I am sure. Different strokes for different folks. I suspect that a discerning listener, who does hear the effects of things such as tone control circuits in their off position, would hear the effects of an L-pad modification, regardless of any proof that they shouldn’t. So I would be surprised that a purist would implement such a fix to their expensive speakers. If all else has failed, and before ripping apart and modifying my speakers, yes I would sell them and try to not make the same mistake on my next purchase. I have no real talent for making modifications. Obviously, if one does have such talents, they have that option. However, if one is inclined to purchase expensive speakers, presumably chosen at least in part out of a respect for the talents of the person(s) who designed them, I think you destroy the intrinsic value of the speakers by cracking them open and modifying them. Unless you intend on keeping the modified speakers forever, you still stand to suffer the same or greater financial loss when you replace them than if you simply sold the unmodified speakers and moved on right from the beginning. Thats my opinion on the matter. But like I said, different strokes for different folks.
  25. I would humbly suggest that you leave the good work of Mr. Delgado and his associates at Klipsch alone and continue to fine tune speaker placement and listening position. If your receiver/amplifier has tone controls, maybe give them a twist.
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