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  1. A crossover is an internal part of a loudspeaker with passive components like capacitors, inductors and resistors which sends the appropriate signal to each driver within the loudspeaker. I assume you aren't meddling inside your speaker. Could you explain better what you hope to learn?
  2. That little WiFi receiver is quite good. If you own an amp already, all you need is a 5VDC power supply for it and WiFi in the house. I have an iPhone, so I can push music to is using Apple Airplay, but it also supports DNLA. What's more, it has built in Pandora and other things where you can pretty much log it in to the station and leave. Heck of a device for $30! I bought 2 of them, so I'm not sure what I will do with the other one. edit: I want to add that I can open iTunes on my computer and push music to it from there as well. edit2: Added link to 5VDC power supply.
  3. I need to add a power switch. I was thinking of maybe doing one of these with a Fisher 80AZ as the amp section rather than the el-cheapo Chineseum class D which had to be modified to give bass and remove about 50% of the noise.
  4. They must have started usin' summa them metric rulers in the factree.
  5. Road trips for speakers are always fun!
  6. That says "Klipsch, 260 °F Speaker Stands" So it's not even an advertisement for speakers. Buyer beware!!!!
  7. Don't put the sub volume pot at max. Find something in mid-volume and leave it there. Now use the AVR or whatever processor to balance that setting to the system you are tuning to.
  8. No specific plastic. ABS pellets and Delrin, for instance, are not too expensive at about $1.89 per lb plus freight. If your bass box weight 50#, then the raw material costs would be $95. The injection extrusion of sheets wouldn't be too expensive once you paid for the die and tooled up for it. A raw 3/4" sheet of one of these polymers would be idea for making outdoor and marine enclosures.
  9. When I made my first tuba, I had fun running the resonant frequency of my garage. All 3 doors would vibrate and the room would feel like I was sitting inside a giant air compressor tank. I think that may be why some of my florescent light fixtures are kinda coming down.
  10. The surround rears are simply the rears and as far as I know always monaural, even in theaters (unless Atmos is not?). Surround sides are stereo in all of them. You should be using sides connection in a 5.x system anyway even though they are behind the LP.
  11. I have strongly considered building BB and SW enclosures using thick polymer sheeting. Although wood may be the perfect material from nature, it is also susceptible to nature taking it back. The right plastic could be bomb resistant, waterproof, high tensile strength, high compressive strength, as thick as you want, any color you want including clear, fire resistant, and UV resistant. I live in a region along the Ohio River where chemical plants who manufacture plastics are ubiquitous. In fact, as a 3PL, I actually store and handle 1,000 lb gaylord's full of it. I wonder why this isn't used more in loudspeaker production. Do you suppose it is more costly, fastening is not durable enough, or what?
  12. There is a new sub called Vintage Speakers https://www.reddit.com/r/vintagespeakers/ and am currently the moderator. It is a place where people with interest in vintage speakers of any brand can discuss of show their speakers. It is hard to say if this will go far, but in 2 days, there are already 80 subscribers and the conversations and posts seem lively and friendly. If you reddit, then stop by!
  13. Does Bob still hang out now and then? As for timbre, the 86 and 85 re not really very well matched. The tweeter material is even different. I agree on the sensitivity. That might need tweaked which would be easy enough. I would just buy the tweeter from PE probably. They also have small horn loaded titaniums which might be a good match to the little horn loaded K-86.
  14. I have a pair in black. Excellent speakers! Have you got any pictures you would like to share?
  15. I have KG 4.2 towers I am thinking about putting Crites titanium diagrams in to replace the ones in the K-85 tweeters. My center channel has a K-86 which I cannot find titanium for. What are the thoughts on putting a surface mount dome titanium tweeter in place of the existing K-86 in the 2.5 to try to brighten it up and timbre match as well as possible?
  16. I built one. It's a great sub. I did a review: https://billfitzmaurice.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16134&p=166407&hilit=mustang#p166407 It ended up in the trunk of a 68 Camaro. Sold the car with the sub. If you are near Minneapolis, there is one for sale https://billfitzmaurice.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24784 for $100
  17. I've stayed in Sollihul and Birmingham. Toured the Land Rover facility there and was very happy. I would be bidding heavily on this if I were you: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-Klipsch-Cornwall-II-Speakers-15-Woofers-100dB-Watt-Efficient-Hampshire/323160982674?hash=item4b3de54492:g:XMMAAOSwbDZarour A nice holiday to the south beach would be a bonus. These are absolutely ROCKIN speakers and would destroy Heresy's. edit: The Cornwall III's are $2,200 or £1,570 each retail. Here are some misc heritage specs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_-5nvuxy-j7MEFDVXdnS0FtWXM
  18. Great work Claude! I have been away for a while and I am just now seeing this. I have a couple pairs of H1's I hardly ever use. Looks like it's project time!
  19. 33 people is not enough to make too many conclusions. However, it is better than a couple people sitting around talking about what they think and like. Let's look at what the results of question 1 tells us. Rockauto.com is a little known website to non-mechanics, but well known to mechanics. On that website, you find a part you need in 1/4th the time any of the other websites and it is almost always far cheaper. The problem with the page is that it is plain and it is simple. In fact, it looks like it was made by a 1st year web student in 1992. Perhaps they believe mechanics are too busy to bother with fancy. Their ads are as simplistic as their site. Which brings me to the questions: Is there a way to modernize this website and keep it this functional which would build on their brand? If they made the site more modern, could they charge a few percent more on parts? Could they become to car parts what Newegg.com has become for computer parts/building? Amazon and Ebay are at an unfair disadvantage since finding specifics in them is like finding a needle in a haystack unless you have practice. It is true that you can usually find things pretty cheaply if you have the time and aren't worried about screwing up and ordering the wrong thing. Which brings me to the likes of Autozone. You can't find a part until you tell the website what car you are looking for. Now they know what kind of a car you have which is an advantage. (Ebay and Amazon do this too, but it is far less obvious, and half the time they don't even know you are shopping for a car part) What puzzles me is that of all the auto parts shopping places listed in the questionaire, Autozone is FAR AND AWAY the MOST EXPENSIVE place to buy auto parts of the 4 choices. Here is my research. I looked for a fuel pump for a 2007 V6 Toyota Camry sorted cheapest to most expensive: Ebay: 957 results, many of which were only strainers, I think they were $6 to $416.00, but with Ebay I would need to spend another 20 minutes to really narrow it down. Questionnaire rank 3rd Rockauto: 11 different fuel pumps from $14.73 up, more than half were under $50 Questionnaire rank LAST PLACE Amazon: 17 results from 16.99 up, 15 were under $50, it was surprisingly quick to find! Questionnaire rank 2ndAutozone: 5 pumps from $106.99, and the most expensive one being $158.99 Questionnaire rank 1st The results speak for themselves. The highest ranked site is BY MILES the most expensive site to buy parts from! The lowest ranked sites are the cheapest to buy parts from. I will be digging into the other sites, but I think my mind is pretty well made up. It's not about simple, it's about likeable. Autozone and rockauto do EXACTLY the same thing and in about the same time, but autozone gets to charge way way more...
  20. I am getting ready to do a new website for my company, and I am trying to get some clear up some stuff in my pee sized brain about what works and what people like in today's websites. I did not include Klipsch's website in this questionnaire to be politically correct, but I actually really like Klipsch's site! If you would take a minute and fill out this 8 question multiple choice survey, it would help me with this project, and perhaps help us all glean some insight into whether modern is what people want and need. Here is a link to the questionnaire you can fill out. and Here is the summary of the answers so far.
  21. WinISD is a freeware program that you can play around with the driver. It's a dated program, but it works well.
  22. Good. Now what are you going to do? Build a bass bin?
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