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  1. the K-48 woofer is awesome, but chorus only go down to like 45hz... a good sub adds so much to the bottom end that is missing on speakers that only go down to 40-50hz. the SVS sb16 ultra is an excellent sub for music or movies, definitely up to the task of complementing chorus or any other boxed klipsch speaker.
  2. no clue on whats actually allowed or not, that was kind of left up in the air. but it was made pretty clear that people or companies that do crossover work can't be mentioned.... i hope its OK to talk about other brands of tweeters, mid drivers, or some woofers that may not be available anywhere else if/when replacements are needed. im fine with this being a klipsch forum or keeping discussions inline with what they approve, the only confusion now is that this section is called "modifications" and since day one it was to discuss... modifications, of any name or brand. maybe it would be a good idea to make a list/sticky of what is allowed or off limits? or change/remove the modifications part of this section? reason being, there is & will always be new(er) members that come here unaware & start talking about things that aren't allowed. just seems like problems waiting to happen.
  3. FYI: they all look like walnut, the title says "walnut oil oak" , probably just a typo but wanted to point that out. seems like a very good price for all the speakers, bet the fortes sound great! the academy can be shipped for a decent price using a box from home depot & some bubble wrap/styrofoam. ive shipped a couple of them as well as similar size KG 2.5s just a couple weeks ago. both KGs were $50 via fedex & arrived safe & sound. GLWS!
  4. not off topic, the thread is about other brands of speakers you listen to. i have heard many polks back in the day (late 80's-2000s) they were all middle of the line models but they sounded pretty good for their size/price. when def tech came out i listened in audio stores before i could afford them, they were great sounding speakers for music & movies. def tech ran its course with many good models over the years, but when they were bought out by sound united the quality went downhill compared to the 7000 or earlier models. mr gross then started golden ear, i have only briefly heard the smaller bookshelf models but they all get 5 star reviews from everything ive read over the last ~5 years. will grab a set if/when they pop up on the used market but they rarely come up for sale.
  5. a good friend of mine worked at ultimate electronics in my city in the late 90s & early 2000s, thats where i heard def techs for the 1st time after seeing their ads in stereo review magazines. ultimate had the traditional listening room with many other speakers lined up along a wall & a bunch of receivers/amps on another wall, you could change between any speaker/receiver with the touch of a button. the gold woofer reference klipsch were new at that time too, i spent a lot of time comparing all the speakers & receivers, the klipsch & other brands sounded OK but when the def techs were switched on it was easy to tell they had a much bigger, smoother, room filling sound, better bass too. i was hooked on them right away & for the price felt they were the best speakers ultimate carried. being in my 20's & mostly broke i was able to get floor models or blems for less than wholesale price. def tech was started by the guy that started polk, sandy gross, he created some nice models during his time there but just like many older brands do, sold def tech to a big mother company, its called sound united that owns lots of current brands like denon, marantz, boston, classe & many others. quality & customer service went downhill real quick & he formed a new company called golden ear that get excellent reviews. lots of options for great sounding speakers out there.
  6. i have used Definitive Technology speakers for 25+ years for home theater use & some 2 channel music. my main 2ch system is klipsch of various models over the years, KG5.5, CF4 v2, K-horns, forte2 & chorus2 & countless others in between. currently have the chorus set up with dual SVS subs. not many here have heard def techs or will give them a chance, but they are excellent speakers for movies & music, the bi-polar design provides a big room filling sound that doesnt require a "sweet spot" yet still gives very good imaging & stereo separation in the sweet spot. the earlier non powered tower models that are TL ported (transmission line) they go down to 32hz & have decent efficiency in the upper 90's. klipsch have a stronger mid & can go louder with less power, but if you have a decent SS amp/AVR the def techs can get just about as loud with clear full range sound that is never unbalanced or over powering in the mid range. for movies, they can do things direct radiator speakers cant. i also have the powered models with built in subs that are also very nice & provide very strong bass, benefit being they have 2 subs without the need for added space of separates, but higher quality separates are a much better option if you have the space or can afford them. have owned many other brands of various quality levels over the years too: advent- legacy & baby advents mirage monitor audio b&w- smaller models without tweeter on top, not impressed, sold in 2 weeks. polk infinity SM 15" woofer boston acoustics older sansui with 16" woofers cerwin vega MTX in my teenage years, that are cerwin vega killers! optimus pro with linaeum ribbon tweeters other lower end stuff i cant recall or not worth mentioning.
  7. check sold/selling items on ebay, or look at other online audio selling sites including here in the garage sale to get a realistic idea of what these sell for.
  8. dynakit st70 tube amp , a deal for anyone in st louis , needs trouble shooting , when fixed with up to date parts its exceptional , run get there first. GLWS to the seller.
  9. check all wiring at the receiver/amp/pre. then switch speaker wires to see if the sound moves to other side, if it does then its in the amp/pre or wires, if not its the speaker/tweeter. need to remove the tweeter or open up the speaker to get to the tweeter in order to test the ohm with it unhooked from the crossover. if they are under warranty still you should contact klipsch for how to have it fixed/repaired. shouldnt be too difficult to remove the tweeter if needed to replace it. final thing you can do its use a toilet paper roll placed on the tweeter & listen at lower volumes so as to not hurt your ear, or just cover the top woofer with your ear close to the tweeter, compare to the other speaker to verify if you can hear the problem.
  10. ok. was more curious what you thought about an electrolytic vs PE in the signal path of a chorus/2. but i get it.
  11. @Crankysoldermeister any ideas why an electrolytic was used here? whats the advantage to using a lytic when most other models use a film cap for the mid? its a smaller 7 or 6 for ch2, figured it would have used a "better" PE cap.
  12. id like to, but with the recent warnings of mentioning anything other than what klipsch approves, its probably best i dont. some of the answers are embedded in the detailed explanations on this thread or the other recent ones where they were discussed, unfortunately some got deleted before too many could read them...
  13. i cant say for sure on the chorus 1 but have read it was also an electrolytic, pics of chorus crossovers show 2 electrolytics so probably safe to say the 7mfd on chorus is.
  14. yes i agree that not all data is always accurate, too many variables, probably should have worded that better. for this topic let's say any data provided is as accurate as it can be. by definition a fact is a fact until proven untrue, & for audio capacitors or test results of audio components, those are not likely to change anytime soon. but i see your point.
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