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    Klipschornns 1981 vintage with ALK crossovers and fastrac horn tweeter with DE-120 tweeters,Klipsch Belles with AA crossovers Line Magnetic 219ia amp,Line Magnetic 502ca DAC,Lexicon RT-20 as a transport,McIntosh MR-78 Tuner,Yamaha Ypd-8 turntable,schiit mani phonostage,audio Tekne alt8905 power conditioner,PS Audio P-300 power conditioner with Audio Tekne interconnects,Power cords and Pure Silver connection speakerwires with Billy Bags audio rack

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  1. bkwa1959

    Repair on Cigarbum Klipschorns

    These are horns built by Bob Cigarbum and I will be using them with Klipschorns that will have JBL 2446h midranges,crites ct-120 tweeters,Volti vtk-400 crossovers .I will post pictures when I finally get them setup.
  2. I have been working on the Klipschorns I bought from Cigarbum,the upgraded horns had issues,splits on horns,top trim and bottom trim uneven.So far I have had to fill in with wood filler and add trim to tops,bottom and front to even everything,adding these pieces I will now have to make side pieces that screw to the tops and the bass cabinets.Below is a picture of the finished horn.
  3. I am still working on my modded Klipschorns I got from Bob(Cigarbum),today I cleaned up the massive JBL2446h midranges,they were dusty and kinda faded.I have installed 1 to the top hats and I plan on setting them up tomorrow.
  4. bkwa1959

    F/S K55M drivers $100 Pr (Sold)

    I private message you about the midrange speakers for sale,I am I'm interested.thanks
  5. They are modded Klipschorns with 1 upgraded 15" woofer per cabinet with JBL 2446 midrange and crites tweeters,the wings were added and they help support the enclosed backs.
  6. I am getting ready to start trying to mount the midranges to the horns,if I can't build a suitable brace or stand for the midrange I may want to get the K55m from you.What other Klipschorns did you hear to compare with Bob's pair.
  7. Alexander .the fabric was already on the grills when I got the speakers.
  8. Mark,I plan on using something to support the back of the heavy magnet,that should keep the weight off the horn.I have 1 k-55m midrange if I had another one I would try them,but I would really like to be able to use the jbl's.My main reason for buying everything from Bob was to be able to play with the 2"horns I had no idea that the midrange speakers were that heavy.I had to remove them from the to hat before loading them, I could see cracks in the frames and I knew that I did not remove them that they could have received more damage.I spent 3 days adding shims and construction adhesive and then adding brush on dampening to the horns.Bob just had the tweeters glued in,I added 2 small pieces of wood and then screwed them in.It has been a challenge to get to this point and I plan on moving them downstairs and see how they sound.The bass cabinets are so heavy I am having to wait for some help.
  9. Here is a picture of the top of the bass cabinet,Bob had them unfinished and only the back part with some paint on the edges.There were a couple of places with chunks of wood that I repaired.
  10. Mark, I am fighting the heavy jbl midranges now,they are so heavy that they caused cracks on the braces of the horns and I had to repair them and strengthen them to support the weight.I am afraid that once I install them they may crack the braces again,I am going to try and build a little stand or add a small piece of wood for the back of the midrange to sit on.I may wind up selling them and going with midrange that is not so heavy.
  11. I finished painting the cabinets of the Klipschorns I bought from Cigarbum,I am looking forward to setting them up this weekend and will find out how they sound. I could only load 1 picture.I plan on installing the huge JBL midranges on crossovers tomorrow.
  12. I bought Cigarbum's Klipschorns and I am thinking about painting them black,I would like to know what type of paint,satin ,semi gloss or flat paint.
  13. I live in Sevierville,tn how much are you asking for the tool box.
  14. McIntosh MC-240 40 watts per channel tube amp, I am the 2nd owner and the amp is in very good condition,the first owner kept the amp polished and clean and with so much cleaning he polished most letters off.I would love a local pick up.I can email more pictures.2500.00
  15. bkwa1959

    Cigarbum Reference basement System

    Van full of gas,moving pads,rolls of tape and furniture dolly loaded ,getting to bed early so I can get up early for. 4 hour drive to JC's to pick up turntable,preamp and reel to reel and tapes.Then then fun starts,back on the road to Bob's(Cigarbum's) to pick up his modded pair of Klipschorns.They do not have crossovers,but I have 2 options 1 is ALK cornscala universal's or Volti VTK-400's.Anybody have any suggestions.