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  1. Ok so I will put my flame proof pants on for this post. I have two turntables. One hooked up to my Fisher 500B (5 Cornwall system) and the other hooked up to my Onkyo 676 (5 Hersey system). Both turntables were purchased from eBay for about $30 each. I did purchase new cartridges for each at around $100 per turntable. Myself and others think they sound fine. I am sure there are gains to be had from all the fancy things expensive turntables do but frankly I have better things to spend a couple of grand on. So anyway I just wanted to throw a counterpoint out there especially if you are not sure if you want to get back into vinyl or not. Laters, Jeff
  2. I have a HIP II as a center channel with Hersey 1's as front and surrounds in my living room. They make a great center channel. I have had it for probably 15 years or so. When I researched it and asked Klipsch the response was that they were specifically made for clear vocals. Having said all that I have never had a pair so I have never had a chance to A/B them with the non ported versions. Laters, Jeff
  3. Ok just to muddy the waters a bit. Here are pictures from my HIP-II
  4. A bit late to the party but to answer the original question about a receiver, in the family room I run my 5.2 all Hersey system with an Onkyo TX-NR676. Very hard to beat the features and sound at $350.00 (it even has old school phono jacks!). Your sub is powered and you would hook it up to the subwoofer line out on any modern day receiver. Also one of the easiest ways to determine if you have Hersey I or II is that Hersey I had a removable back, Hersey II does not. Laters, Jeff
  5. I use simple crimp on connectors (Yellow VINYL 12-10 #6 Ga Wire Spade Terminal Crimp Connector). Yeah yeah not gold plated made with the best metal on earth etc but whatever they are connecting to a regular bolt that goes through the plywood to a terminal strip etc. so a fancy connector is sorta of pointless (unless you are redoing all the internals) but that is just me. Other people will have different opinions. I have never had anyone say that my system sucks so I don't care. The #6 is the key those are the narrow ones. Laters, Jeff
  6. I have a pair but I am traveling. If no one pipes up before I get back home I will take the measurements for you. Laters, Jeff
  7. Nice review. I happen to agree for the most part. Now you just need another 3 Laters, Jeff
  8. Congratulations. I have a Fisher 500B powering my Cornwalls and I agree that it is a fantastic match. Enjoy the sounds! Laters, Jeff
  9. If you ever want to hear the Hersey's or Cornwalls just let me know. Laters, Jeff
  10. Dang I thought my dual 18" sealed subs were impressive. Great setup! Time to step up my game Laters, Jeff
  11. Looks great! I really like the setup. As someone who drives some Cornwalls with a 500B I know that you can rock the room with your setup! BTW if you ever find that you need a bit more bass, the center channel RCA output combined with a powered subwoofer that has built in frequency cutoff controls works like a charm. Laters, Jeff
  12. I just saw this topic. I cannot help you with your tube and amp dilemma but I noticed that you are in Austin so if you ever want to hear what tubes and Klipsch sound like just let me know. I have a pair of Cornwalls hooked up to a 60's era Fisher 500B. Laters, Jeff
  13. I have used the JJ and EH power tubes in my 500B. I think the EH ones sound a tad better but I do run my 500B without the wood case so the extra size is not an issue for me. Laters, Jeff
  14. Find yourself an older Popcorn Hour A100 or even a newer one or a similar one from a different brand. They will be able to stream music from your network. Oppo bluray players can also stream from network or PC drives. Additionally you could look at a NAS from QNAP or similar that will run a music app or PLEX or KODI etc. The raspberry PI is also a good option but not really plug and play. You will have to fiddle with it. Another option is to get an old notebook with an optical or digital output and use that with something like Media Monkey. I have used all of these options and for me the network media streamers like the Popcorn Hour are the easiest and most reliable method to do what you want (most of them will also accept an internal HD or USB HD that you can play your music from). The notebook media monkey is great when you really want to explore and manage your music library. I have over 70,000 songs that I manage with Media Monkey. Here are some good links to get you started: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-networking-media-servers-content-streaming/ https://www.cloudmedia.com/ http://dune-hd.com/eng EDIT: Forgot to add that you can get a USB DAC so really any older notebook with work, not just ones with a digital output. I use this one. I like that I can also covert my old mix tapes and LP's to digital if I want to https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI Laters, Jeff
  15. Late to the party I suppose but I have an Oppo 105D hooked up to a Fisher 500B driving a pair of vintage Cornwalls and it sounds, well, awesome. Laters, Jeff
  16. Here ya go: Ebay: http://stores.ebay.com/Edwards-Electronics WWW: http://www.edwardselectronics.net/index.html Laters, Jeff
  17. Great thread. Nothing to add other than you can never have too much bass Laters, Jeff
  18. Not Houston but I have an all Cornwall 5.3 system and an all Heresy 5.2 system here in Austin if ya all want to drive North for a bit. Laters, Jeff
  19. Good Morning - I was on the main klipsch.com website looking at the Sales and Attic areas and the pictures etc. are not loading correctly on Google Chrome.
  20. Busy! Moved to Austin, TX and trying to settle in. I am sure there are Klipsch folks here but I have not found them yet! Laters, Jeff
  21. I have to say I am really impressed with the technical and aesthetic aspects of all the new products. The past couple of years have proven that Klipsch finally understands that their strength and appeal are rooted in classic design and awesome sound. The technical advances and additional product lines expand on this and will carry the company forward and provide income so they can keep producing the speakers we love. Can I suggest a new line of business? I have seen that several high end car manufactures will let you send in your classic to them to be factory restored. I for one would love to have an option to send my speakers back to the factory to have everything gone through and refreshed. Perhaps this would not work because the shipping would be expensive but I still like the idea of being able to send them a Cornwall and have it come back factory fresh. Laters, Jeff
  22. So having owned Cornwall's and Heresy's for over a decade now I can understand the bright harsh and in your face comments. My suggestion is to add more bass. Having sufficient subwoofers to balance out the efficiency of the horns makes all the difference especially when going for those movie theater/club/concert levels of volume. The problem is that the bass simply can't keep up with the horns as you crank up the volume. If you have some subwoofers it balances out beautifully. Laters, Jeff
  23. If you want to fix the discoloration on the woofers just use a foam brush and india ink to re-dye them. I did that with both woofers on my pair of designer Cornwalls and it worked great. Search under my user name for pictures. It took maybe 10 minutes and the cones are still a deep black today. There is no need for fancy rubber paint or anything like that and the ink sure as heck won't affect the sound. Laters, Jeff
  24. Well to bad I live in TX. I have a 5.3 system with Cornwalls (the 5 part), SVS subs (the .3 part) and a Fisher 500B that always powers the front mains. I really enjoy the sound! Oh since we are sharing pictures I attached a picture of the underside of my clearly non PCB Fisher amp
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