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  1. it you are right - the grilles are definitely a factory klipsch item -the lone laser logo is correct for the year 77 - and these Decorators dont have any logos under the grilles -plus there are no marks to show that there were any logos that were removed - -my understanding back then is that dealers could order the speakers as they wished to bring down the cost - a set of Decorators was maybe cheaper to purchase with a set of grilles than a set of Cornwalls with grilles - -remember the 70's and the high interest rates - every saving counted -we all know Klipsch was producing a high quality -for this point I have a set of Cornwalls I bought in 1980 that came with no logos on the grilles from the factory -why - was the dealer meant to install the logos and never did , was there a saving , or simply an error from the factory - Like you said -anything was possible back then
  2. No that sounds horrible. I love the sound of stereo recordings when I select "Enhanced Stereo" which is my NAD T175HD pre/pro's implementation of "all channel stereo". The sound really envelopes the listener while maintaining spot on imaging with a huge soundstage. The NAD's version is leaps and bounds better than any other brands AllCh.St. that I have ever heard. Bill I started using my "enhanced stereo" setting on my Outlaw Audio preamp. I have Cornwall IIs front, Heresy rears, and Heresy center. I've never heard music sound better. As an example, I recently picked up the Genesis early years (Gabriel-era albums) vinyl box set. I sit in the sweet spot and listen to these albums and pick up nuances of the music I never heard before coming from the various speakers. Sound awesome in regular stereo through just the Cornwalls as well, but that much better from all the speakers. No that sounds horrible. I love the sound of stereo recordings when I select "Enhanced Stereo" which is my NAD T175HD pre/pro's implementation of "all channel stereo". The sound really envelopes the listener while maintaining spot on imaging with a huge soundstage. The NAD's version is leaps and bounds better than any other brands AllCh.St. that I have ever heard. Bill I started using my "enhanced stereo" setting on my Outlaw Audio preamp. I have Cornwall IIs front, Heresy rears, and Heresy center. I've never heard music sound better. As an example, I recently picked up the Genesis early years (Gabriel-era albums) vinyl box set. I sit in the sweet spot and listen to these albums and pick up nuances of the music I never heard before coming from the various speakers. Sound awesome in regular stereo through just the Cornwalls as well, but that much better from all the speakers. bump
  3. question 1) - from what I understand ,K79 -k75 does not fit a Heresy 1 -for the H3 - you swapped the tractrix horn in the H3 for a stock H2 k79 horn and it fits - -question 2) - are the magnets of the k79 and the K75 the same size -do they pass through the opening in the H3 motorboard or did you increase the size of the opening , do the magnets rub the MDF top panel in the H3 at all - -question 3) - does the k79-k75 magnet rub the H3 cabinet if used with a k792 tractrix horn - regards
  4. I would again echo Colter's remarks as he is the Pro Klipsch Guru on this forum - the concept of a nightclub normally entails a professional assessment of a balanced , custom made setup in order to produce quality sound in an area not suited for good sound reproduction - I would suggest that you sent Colter a PM and elaborate your project as he may very well have the right answers for your project-
  5. I tried to fit a K79 in a Heresy Cabinet to no avail - the driver would have to be lower in the cabinet to clear which would then interfere with the midrange horn and the woofer - that is why they use the K76 magnet instead which is much smaller - -the K76 has just the right clearance to avoid touching the upper panel of the Heresy cabinet -- if you notice the picture of the Heresy 3 cabinet - the K792 horn is almost flush with the MDF top panel while the K79 is at least 1/2 an inch higher -
  6. back at University we had that question - are the super quality cables any better than your run of the mill average stock OEM wires - -Yes , but not by much - the tests were all done and surprisingly a bit deceiving to the ones who had spent so much money on cables - now again , there are the ones who can tell the difference between a 10$ cable and a 200$ cable - but we could not , no matter how many tests we made - the difference in sound improvement was however noticable by the quality of the connectors rather than the cables - a good cable using cheap connectors will sound just as bad as a cheap cable and a cheap connector - the other difference was that a hand built technician tested cable using industry standard audio connectors and cables achieved the best audio cable -
  7. I would stick with Yamaha and most definitely the Sony Str-da Es series which are built like tanks - Pioneer Elites, on the other hand are not that reliable and quite expensive to repair -
  8. the Van Houtte brand is the best tasting coffee you can buy and enjoy if you are sitting down to listen to music - Keurig purchased the company -which is based in Montreal - you can buy their products on ebay and online - http://www.vanhoutte.com/en-ca/consumer/contact-us%C2'> - they are simply a phenominal coffee -
  9. - please We would appreciate a picture -
  10. I dont understand how the K792 can fit in the Heresy 3 as the cabinet has the same measurements than a Heresy 2 that carries the smaller K76 Tweeter magnet structure - -I would think that there is not enough clearance in the Heresy H2 or H3 cabinet to clear the larger k79 magnet at the top of the cabinet - if the k79 and the k792 share the much bigger magnet - the logic would be that this larger magnet would not fit -
  11. I Have a pair of Cornwalls 1 and Heresy 1 That were dead stock and flaming hot -with no issues with the sound - or I least that is what I thought - since these were 35 years old - I went to a local shop that sell industrial surplus and there I found some old school GE capacitors that looked very similar to the cans Klipsch used in their old crossovers - - I was floored by the improvement in the sound - the old caps had very high ESR readings so they were out of specs - -54$ for 8 caps - and 2 hours of labour - my advice is to take an ESR meter and check the ESR on the Forte caps - if the readings have high ESR - replace the caps - -Sonicaps are very good for Forte crossover - - Bob Crites carries them at a very fair price -
  12. great memories - the man was a true musician - he had a voice that was so unique - in the Hippy years he was an icon - RIP --Joe Cocker
  13. I saw some Scalas which were finished with Zebrawood veneer - absolutely awesome - the lascala speaker is a design that lends itself to one of the most beautiful speakers once you add - a riser - cut the cabinet for a split cab design -ala Scala 2 - - the addition of grilles and logos on the midrange and tweeter section give the speaker a defined two tone look that is eternal - a classic -
  14. you can call klipsch and get the original parts from the factory as they also have a great warranty and technical support to boot -
  15. ok - so let 's make this clearer - the K75 -K79 and K792 share the same magnet structure in size -but the K792 is different with a new horn and a titanium diaphragm - also my understanding is the K792 is used in the CW3 -H3-and the KP 301II - -thanks for the info -
  16. too bad this was not in my area - sad indeed -
  17. for sure as they are like fine furniture , some finishes can be real beauties
  18. this info is great - The crossovers from the KP250 - and KP 250 II would be the only crossovers that could work with the HIP cabinet and woofer -but the mids and tweeters would have to be changed as well - the woofer is the Eminence K42 that is an equivalent to the EVM12L - - so yes - the cheaper solution is to upgrade your caps -
  19. I 2nd this. I put K28's in my HIIs. Keep in mind that there is an impedance difference, K24 is 8 ohms, K28 is 4ohms. So the crossovers should be altered to account for it as the crossover point will change, if not they could sound "boomy". I have seen people post that did this without making a crossover change and were satisfied with the sound. I am an obsessive tweaker and used the excuse to make new external crossovers. Stuffed em with polyfil also. Klipsch sells a kit to upgrade the HII to an HIII too. the H3 Kit From klipsch is a 300$ per speaker charge - with the crossover - the woofer - the mid driver comes with no horn as you re-use the K701 and finally a tweeter - the mids and highs use titanium diaphragms -it is a perfect fit for H2 that have a square rear crossover - round one just require a bit of cutting in the MDF -
  20. these are not suitable for a CW or a CWll the crossover frequency of the CW3 network is too high, it has been designed for a K701 horn(as used in the Heresy)and not the larger and lower frequency K600/K601 horns used the the prior Cornwall designs. These networks are only suitable if someone wanted to build a Cornwall 3. I cannot imagine anyone building up a Cornwall from scratch and using a K701 mid horn as that is a definite downgrade from the K601. These days people are opting for larger and better horns than the K601 not smaller horns. Best regards Moray James. hi morey - why did klipsch switch to the k701 Versus a k601 in the CW3 - does the K701 have any advantages sound wise and has the use of the k701 improve the sound in the CW3 versus the CW2 - or is it the same overall - if I am not wrong the CW3 shares the mids and tweeters of the H3 -
  21. what are you waiting for - plug them in -these must sound fantastic -
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