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  1. 32 minutes ago, Islander said:

    Using the 510 in a home speaker might be more complicated than everyone seems to think.  Would it work properly with a typical consumer driver, or would it require a K-69-A or K-691 driver to go with it, which could end up being a bit pricy?  As a C/D horn, the 510 requires a lot of EQ.  Does Klipsch want to get into designing a complicated passive crossover to make that horn sound good with their consumer woofer of a suitable size and spec?  As for an active crossover, probably 95% of buyers would have no interest in that.


    There’s no doubt the K510 could be incorporated into a mass market Klipsch speaker, but could it be priced to sell well, and is there enough free time in the engineering department at the moment to dedicate to such a project?  And would the improved sound be obvious enough to the average buyer to make it a tempting buy, even if it costs more than current comparable models?


    Just my thoughts on the subject.

    Agreed.. Good point


    I got into a similar idea a few pages back. It would probably require pro drivers to keep up. I don't think  2 rf7 10" drivers under it as an example would work well. And if you did use them. It would probably need a low pass filter to start rolling off at 60hz to keep the high spl that would be needed to keep up with a driver horn combo of the 510/691. And even at a 60hz cut off I wonder if the spl would still be way to low.


    Im sure they could tame the 510/691 to make everything match but wouldn't that kinda defeat the purpose?.... IDK

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  2. 5 minutes ago, wvu80 said:


    A 10" sub with a 300 watt plate amp for $175?  I don't see how you could do any better for the money. :emotion-21:

    I know....lol. Its not my first (or 50th) choice. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Dave1290 said:

    Hmmmm now let's see...  Married, wifey, son, older system now a new pair of Forte III"s and a new receiver.  You're wife loved the sound of the Forte's.  You're son is happy he got your old system.  You're still hanging around in here and hopefully posting pics in the future.  Yea, I think it's alllll workin out great for you.  ALTHOUGH I don't think you can get a pair of La Scala's in your car so just have them shipped to you in a couple monthsWelcome to the Forum and crank it up!  Congrats!  :)



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  4. 7 minutes ago, Trent_G said:

    Been Lurking for some time now. I had a lower end system that I bought about 13 years ago. And because of this forum I decided it’s time for a new system. I keep hearing (reading) all great things about the Forte III. Earlier this week I made a 6 hour round trip to listen and possibly buy some Forte III. After just a few minutes of listening I knew these were the ones. Even my wife was impressed and she usually doesn’t care about stuff like this. Then of course i had to get a new receiver so I decided on a Denon AVR X3500H (plenty of a receiver for me). This system will hopefully last me a very long time. Next will be a new tv. My tv is about 15 years old but we don’t watch enough tv to justify getting one any time soon. We have never had cable or satellite. We do occasionally rent a movie. We just have music as background noise 24/7. Anyways thanks to this forum for leading me in the right direction. 


     I’m giving my old system to my son. He just got his first apartment and is very excited. 😜 Old system: Pioneer 5960, Synergy F2’s,  RC52 and a couple of Klipsch 12”sub.






    Ha! Congrats!


    Thanks for posting. Pics soon please. 


    Klipsch needs to start handing out some commission to this forum!

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  5. 2 hours ago, MookieStl said:


    I have used the smaller 10" version of the Ultimax several times. This one keeps up with my Hersey with 250 wpc plate amp. The 15" with your amp should be able to keep up with your LS (to a point).


    Thats a pretty beefy 10". Nice. 

  6. 3 hours ago, jason str said:


    Ultimax kit


    The Kits only include driver & cabinet. You will need to buy a terminal cup, screws, stuffing and wire to complete the basic build.


    I mention a terminal cup because i don't recommend installing the amplifier in the cabinet.

    I think I might give this a shot. 

  7. 8 minutes ago, jason str said:


    Wish i had better news for you.


    I have done much testing with many models (big, small & multiples of them) and have come to the conclusion i recommended to you and others.


    Save your $$$ and do it right the first time.

    Good advise. I know you know. 👍


    I cant do it right in my current room. Its one of the big reasons my budget is what it is. I don't want to invest very much doing it wrong. 

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  8. In seriousness though I cant do it (horn) in this set up. I was thinking about it... but near field is pretty much my only good spot for location in this room (you mentioned near field isn't great for a horn sub). 

  9. 11 minutes ago, jason str said:


    The kit mentioned earlier or the Ultimax 15" kit ?


    The 15" Ultimax kit is fine.

    The HO kit if you could substitute the HF series driver is OK.


    I'm just not a fan of sealed subs unless you have a bunch of them.

    I like ported too.


    This would be used for 25-50hz range. Near field like a few ft away (right behind me). Im using a cheap 10" polk sub atm. Works great for low levels. But then disappears pretty fast when I turn up the LaScalas.




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