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  1. I want to hang my speakers flush on my rear wall to use them as back surrounds in my system. I've used french cleats on smaller speakers before and supposedly they can handle weights higher than what the Heresey's weigh. Just wondering if the cabs of the speakers can handle being attached in this way or does someone have a better method?


  2. Checked all connections and all looks correct. I even switched the wires on one of the bass bins and the bass went away entirely so I'm pretty sure that set up was the out of phase connection and changed it back.

    There are no bass management setting on the XDA-1 so that's not it either. One thing I did was try numerous sources and in doing so found that the sound varies wildly depending on quality of the source like so many have said here before. Just by chance I tried Cream live at Royal Albert Hall streamed on Netflix through my bluray driven by my old Denon 3803...the audio was awesome, felt like you were there. I did adjust the bass up a little and cut the treble to -2. It really sounded great just in stereo mode. When I tried pure direct mode it fell flat a little on the bass again. So with the right source material and a little tweaking on the settings these speakers can blow you away.

    So next up is getting something modern to use as a preamp that allows me to adjust the settings and getting a good quality CD player and stop using my blueray player or my old Sony carousel changer.

    Any suggestions on preamps and cd players that wont break the bank? Am I wrong to look at the Emotiva stuff?

    Thanks for all the replies

  3. Yea your right my post amounts are sad but I'm here reading threads everyday for the last year trying to soak all the info in. Luckily my Dad is still around he just thought it was time to pass them on to me, yes I'm very lucky. I will take more pics but even some others I did take wouldn't fit and I'm trying to figure out how to resize them.

    The quartets you see are just there to play around with temporarily as those will go to my side surrounds and my HereseyII's will be used for rear surround. Since you mentioned source I would like to ask a question. I've been waiting for the XSP-1 to come out and apparently it is available for order as of today. Right now I have the XDA-1 and use a UPA-2 as an amp. Sounds good but I'm missing so much bottom end. The mids and highs are just overpowering and the bass is weak in comparison. Should I be looking to get some tube amps/pre amps? I have pipe foam fitted to the rear and they are pressed tight into the corners. My front wall is 16ft across and my room is 22 ft long. Please advise.

    Anyone in the Denver area have tube equipment available for a test drive or demo? I'm sure I'm missing out on their sound potential just don't know how to proceed and keep it affordable.

  4. Since it was just a cut and not a hole I used some glue I found in Lowes, it was Loctite fabric glue. Glued it from both side with 3 light coats. Seems to have sealed it perfectly.

    Yea seems like that was a good deal now that I have had time to look around a bit. Any idea if the Academy is shielded for use near the TV, it should be I would guess.

  5. So is it best to pull the speaker out of the cabinet and repair with glue and tissue paper from both sides. Do you just lay the tissue flat and glue it or try and push it in to the cut. Is elmers glue good or do you recommend something better? Thx

  6. I just bought 2 pairs of Quartets. One set functions great but has both dust covers pushed in on the rear passive woofer, as I understand it this doesn't effect function but was wondering if there is a way to get them popped back out. I tried a vac already and this hasn't worked, any thoughts?

    The other pair has a 1.5 inch cut/puncture in one of the rear passives. Is there a way for me to repair this or do I need to get it re coned or just buy a new passive? Other than these few issues these are in great condition, so far I only tried the pair with the pushed in dust covers and they sound killer. The guy also threw in an Academy center channel for $50 bucks, just tried it in place of my heresy II that I have been using for movies and it sounds really good, are these usually worth much more than what I paid?



  7. A local pair of Cornwall II's are for sale near me for $500.00. Haven't seen them yet but the guy says one woofer doesn't work, he said the voice coil is rubbing. Other than that he says they are in excellent condition, serial # on one is 8662509....what year is that?

    What does this kind of problem indicate? Misuse? What am I looking at money wise for a fix? What else should I be looking at as potential problems?

    Thanks for any and all info. I plan on using one between my Klipschorns down the road.


  8. Just picked up a pair of 901's series VI from an estate sale for $175.00 with stands and the proper EQ included. Gotta say for the money I'm happy with them for a laid back and warm sound. They don't crank up like Klipsch but are worth 175 all day long.

  9. Hi. Been reading here now for awhile and I finally joined the forum. My dad just passed along his 1978 Klipschorns to me that he bought new when I was just a kid of 8 years old. I already replaced the caps that I got from Bob Crites but they are original other than that...they are great. In the process of finishing my basement and they will reside there as the focul point of the room. Sorry guess I really don't have a specific question just yet since I'm still just trying to soak up all the existing info I have found here. Just wanted to say what an amazing forum this is and that I didn't realize how much there is to learn.


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