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  1. Forte II vs RP280FA for movies

    A Single Heresy would be a near perfect match for a center between Forte IIs. I just lay mine on it’s side.
  2. Advice on turntables

    Don’t forget fixmydual.com. I’ve run a Project Carbon with an Ortofon Blue and a Denon DP-300F with an Ortofon Blue. I then decided to try a restored Dual 1219 turntable from fixmydual.com with a Shure M97xE cartridge. Any guess which turntable is between my Klipsch Jubilees today? A hint would be that I’ve sold the Denon and the Project. The Dual is built like a tank. It’s an idler drive just like the older Thorens tables. I believe you can get one with a new wooden plinth, dust cover and cartridge for under $600!
  3. Heresy III + sub or Cornwall III

    If you are looking for new/used Cornwall’s or Heresy’s a used pair of Forte I’s or II’s is still a great option. I’ve owned Klipschorns, two pairs of LaScalas, Cornwalls, Heresy III’s, RF-7II’s, RF-82 II’s, KLF-30’s and now Jubilees. What speakers do I no longer have that I actually miss? I miss my LaScalas and Forte I’s. The Fortes can benefit from a corner, but they don’t need them. If I were choosing between the Cornwall, Heresy or Forte without good corners behind them I’d go with the Fortes!!!! You’ll probably even find that a sub isn’t necessary with the Fortes. They are basically a slightly taller Heresy with a passive radiator on the back. And.... the drivers are up off the floor!!! Just trying to give you an honest no bullshit opinion.
  4. Heresy III + sub or Cornwall III

    Forte III!!!!!!!!
  5. Xilica XP-4080 help using a MacBook Pro for XConsole

    Chris I get the exact same message you do on my MacBook. I’ve run it on a PC and my MacBook and it’s identical.
  6. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    Do they need corners? No- not at all, but I am seeing/hearing excellent performance in frequencies below 40hz by cornerloading mine. If you check my REW screenshot on the first page you can see I'm hearing things very well down to 25hz which is pretty remarkable. 20hz can still be heard, but it starts to get pretty quite.
  7. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    The XD-4080 is expensive. The XP-4080 with less features (but all you need) is much cheaper.
  8. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    You can audition Jubilees at my place too - I'm happy to do it if you get near Salt Lake / Southeast Idaho. @babadono was the first to stop by and I think he was digging them. Regarding them being the Holy Grail of Klipsch speakers... I just haven't heard anything better. Every Klipsch speaker I've owned I always wanted more. I've owned and sold lots of pairs. These are the first "keepers." Anyone that has sold them that I know of needed cash, had medical problems or some sort of personal issue (divorce, etc.). I am not aware of anyone that has sold them to move on to something better. And that's why they will have a special permanent place in my home.
  9. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    ^^^ Yep what Chris A said! My Jubilees smoke my Klipschorns. Jubilees are truly next level which is why they were going to be the replacement for the Klipschorn in the first place. I think I saw a quote that described the Jubilee as the best speaker Klipsch NEVER built- I think Roy may have said it. And officially the two-way Jubilee still doesn't exist. It's not on any price sheets, not on the website, etc. The Jubilee just exists as another option for movie auditoriums on the Pro site as a three-way design with no marketing for home use as a two-way whatsoever. My prediction; however, is that will shortly change as the word gets out. I think in total there are less than 70 people that actually own Jubilees with the largest increase in owners probably this year. I think the new active settings however change the game. I wouldn't be surprised if they become available with a passive crossover or available as active - maybe shipped with something similar to a Klipsch KDA-1000 with all crossover settings, delay, PEQ's etc. pre-programmed.
  10. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    I've found so far Roy's settings are what I prefer. @Chris A and I got these Jubes sounding pretty darn good before I had any settings. Now between Roy's settings as a starting point and the things that Chris taught me I'm set. I can tinker until I'm blue in the face knowing I can always go back to Roy's or Chris's base settings at the click of a mouse. I knew nothing about active crossovers and was pretty intimidated at first. Chris A was really helpful and walked me through XConsole and REW. The basic knowledge he patiently taught me has allowed me to tinker weekly. I know a lot of people would prefer to go passive, but active is the future for bigger speakers/custom builds, etc. Heck- a set of Klipschorns would be a totally different speaker if they were time aligned, tri-amped, and crossed over with a DSP. The price between active and passive is nearly identical if you have amps. The deciding factors for me to go active were the following: 1. Fix the time alignment between the bass bin and the 402. I'd like to tell you it's not detectable, but it is. 2. Klipsch (Roy) approved settings for the Jubilee with the new K691 driver. This driver is awesome with the correct settings and so far I see no need to upgrade at this point. 3. 31 band EQ in the Xilica. If you know absolutely nothing about PEQ's, low shelf filters, etc... you can at least salt to taste here. EQ's have been around forever, and almost any audiophile has played with one. 4. If you're not afraid to tinker you can chase that last 5% of performance. I now actually enjoy tinkering thanks to Chris- lol
  11. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    @Zim. Cory hooked me up with the settings. If you have a Xilica he can email you the file.
  12. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    Here are a couple of sweeps in REW. The red is raw with only a crossover point set. The green is with the PEQ settings from Roy and his Low Shelf setting on the HF horn. Measurements were taken from about one meter in front of the speaker. All of course using my anechoic bean bag and equally anechoic pillows- LOL!!!
  13. Well... My Xilica XP-4080 is now programmed with brand new settings from the Jubilee creator at Klipsch himself- Roy Delgado! I'd like to extend a huge thanks to Roy for working on this for current and future Jubilee owners!!! And... another big thanks to Cory @MetropolisLakeOutfitters for working with Roy to make this happen!!! Right now, without any added EQ my Jubilees sound natural right out of the box! I personally believe this is going to be a huge game changer for anyone previously scared to mess with Jubilees and an active crossover. Heres the back story... Cory @MetropolisLakeOutfitters ended up with a set of Roy's Jubilees after the Klipsch Pilgrimage... something about a friendly competive fishing bet (but only Cory and Roy know the real story). Afterwards Cory sent Roy a Xilica XP-4080 to work with. The Xilica is a more modern DSP than the previously popular Electro Voice DX38 that has been discontinued. Long story short- we now have settings from Roy for the Xilica. I've been listening for a few days and the results are fantastic right out of the box! I'm loving it! So what does this mean? Technically your Jubilees can be ordered with a pre-programmed Xilica DSP when you buy your Jubilees! Follow the simple instructions included for connecting your Preamp or Receiver to the Xilica, then to your amps (bi-amping is required) and then connect the speaker wires to your Jubilees. That's it and you're done! Pretty cool.
  14. How/Where To Purchase Klipsch Pro/Cinema

    x4- I bought a new pair of Jubilees, two Parasound A23's, and a Xilica XP-4080 from him. First class all the way!!!