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  1. Technically the 8060 is a K702M...
  2. Top to bottom K703, K702, K100, K79 (phase plug, diaphragm, magnet)
  3. Hakko FX888 is solid https://www.microcenter.com/product/456476/hakko-70w-digital-soldering-station
  4. From the Cornwall IV thread in General Klipsch Info
  5. Yes. Though technically Klipsch does use the H any more... they would just say K52 w/snout and K52 w/o snout... or whatever. The "H" is just a remnant in nomenclature from it's origins. The K-52-H with the metal snout was the 1st iteration of this driver to make it to production. The very first models also had a separate metal phase plug and diaphragm. It was used on the K700 & K600 horns in the Heresy (w/ E2 network) and Cornwall (w/ B3 network). This was short lived however and disappeared with the advent of the K-53-K (K701 W/ K52) and K-57-K (K601 w/ K52) also used in the Heresy (w/ E2 network) and Cornwall (w/ B3 network) just before the HII and CWII came out.
  6. The K52 (phase plug/diaphragm/magnet) was used in the K-53, K-57, K-58, K-59, K-61, and K-62 assemblies. Side note: all of the assemblies above will use either a 701, 601 or 602 horn. The driver mounting flange on these horns is made/designed specifically for the K52. There have been attempt to throw adapters on this flange to mount std 1" drivers, this is ill-advised. Also, the snout on the K52H has changed over the years. The original metal snouts had an aperture of around 5/8" which matched the original K700 & K600 horns it was used on. Over the years this aperture was enlarged to mate to newer Tractrix horns
  7. When someone says K52 they are referring to what you see on the left... the K52H (right) is generally assumed to include the threaded snout because that is how the driver was first acquired, though technically the H just stands for Heppner (the same way the E in K33E just stand for Eminence).
  8. I know the molds for the 703 & 603 have been changed a few times over the years... even before the addition of the mumps. On the 703 this was mostly bracing to support the driver but when they stared using the 603 in the KPT line they added a large mounting flange so that it could be mounted to the same articulating bracket the 510 uses.
  9. To save time... 704, 703, 603 & 604
  10. Klipsch isn’t always all that consistent with its numbering/information... The original K702 horn was, to the best of my recollection, a 703 with a tweeter mounting flange rather than the threaded driver mount
  11. So technically the “K-702” in the H4 and CW4 is referring to the driver... From the H4 spec/copy “K-702 midrange is mated to the K-704 Tractrix® horn for a wide coverage pattern“
  12. To my knowledge he has never considered it for use within a Klipsch design? Upgrade or otherwise?
  13. The K61 designation is for a horn/motor assembly... it utilized the K52 motor (diaphragm/magnet)
  14. Same thing realistically... nomenclature gets a bit funny at a point but the K52 motor was used with a threaded snout and with the the K701/K53, K601/K57, K602/K61/K62... it’s late, I forget how it all lines out completely but there are horn part #’s that mate to that motor and assy #’s that utilize the motor in one form or another?
  15. Roy does not, to my current knowledge, endorsed the A55.
  16. I’ve listen to a slew of 55 variants... including the SAHF and what was it... the EV 1823? 18something? They do all sound slightly different but I wouldn’t consider any of them an upgrade to a K52 generically... If you are looking to expose some bias I will gladly give it... I think anyone buying these stupid things as an upgrade is an absolute sucker. I mean if these were cheaper than the Atlas I might change my tune but right now I’m just seeing a lot of people paying good money for very little return, if any?
  17. This is actually where I think we should be most careful... why exactly do Forum members feel like we can do better than the team of engineers Klipsch has on hand and the resources they have available?! Yes, they’re designing to an end point... likely keeping in mind price point among other things... but this plug and play upgrade mentality is completely glossing over a slew of other aspects of design.
  18. That’s because the CII is balanced to the output of a 15” (high output) woofer and the FII is balanced to the output of a 12” woofer... in their respective cabinets?!? Again, there is a whole lot of apples to pineapples going on here?!?
  19. Yeah but the FIII and the FII don’t use the same horn, driver and have dramatically different balancing networks... there is just a lot of assuming happening here... I mean I get the fun aspect. I love tearing sh!t apart and rebuilding it just to see how it works but I worry about what is being billed as equivalent or as an upgrade because those types of ideas seem to be spreading around recently with little vetting? The A55 itself is somehow billed all over the place as a generic upgrade to the driver of your choosing despite the fact that there is NO way that is realistic. There are numerous old threads that compare the K52 and K55 (of which the A55 is basically a clone)... and most, that I can recall, show the 55 down about 2-3dB and not realistically swappable without making adjustments to the network... but look at where we are?
  20. The K604 has never been produced with mumps? It is just a K602 with a threaded driver mount rather than a mounting flange for a K52 driver/motor assy.
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