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About ricktate

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    Belton Mo.
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    Audio ,slot cars, cycling, British sport cars, Wood working,
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    1980 La Scalas w/ grippers , Heresy I, 1972 K-Horns w/Grippers, CT125 tweeters and 4500HZ A-type crossovers and cast frame woofers from BEC, HK430, HK 730, B&O 1700 , Akai Gx-F71,......Integra dtr-50.2.....Dynaco ST-70 rebuilt...Pioneer pl-12d with Ortofon red....2 sony CD players.

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  1. ricktate

    Should I Buy an Amp For My New System?

    You could try Emotiva 300 amp for little money and see. I think it would help not sure how many watts yours puts out per channel but it could use help on front 2 I bet. If you want higher end you could go to Parasound give Cory a call on that for sure.
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    ‘89 LaScalas: SOLD PENDING

    Sorry to hear that she sounds awesome... I lost best friend this year also.
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    Walnut tweeter lenses

    WOW those look awesome. I would be interested in the walnut tweety horn.
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    Forte II - trouble taming brightness

    I agree with Moray , I had forgot about those grill holes even after I did them on my sons Fortes. There could be bad connections inside there also causing sound problems. I forget how the mid driver is fixed to the horn but if its screw on and has a gasket ...best check that also.
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    Forte II - trouble taming brightness

    I have heard Forte II and they did not sound like what you got.....try different source first . The ones I heard were hooked to a 1970s HK 430 . That tract horn may be showing you stuff thats wrong with your sources that KGs couldn't. But checking those caps would be good idea and a cheap fix.
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    All New Klipschorn

    You still use the corner if you want to......just not as necessary, Plus I bet 40% dont have them sealed into corners properly anyway.
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    All New Klipschorn

    Saw and heard the first test model in Hope on the pilgrimage. Hard to say but sounded pretty good until I heard what they were going to cost. I think they said the bass been was only changed in the way it was assembled to make it easier. I got pics of one being made I could not see any difference in the parts. Im sure there are pics of it on here some where maybe under pics from pilgrimage. I did like the removable grill though cause I want to change my grills to lambs wool. Plan to make another set of motor boards so I can change them out.
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    Really nice.....
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    domes of silence

    I recommend furniture grippers.....so does Andy HDBR. He recommended to me to try them years ago simple easy and cheap.
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    Klipschorns Need some info please

    Dont forget if you do get them they need to be sealed into corners. Most use 1 inch pipe foam along the tail board and top edge of horizontal bass bin board. Get new caps from Bob Crites and then be set the rest of your life. They look awesome in that pic.
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    Thoughts on these Heresy?

    Looks like they are coming back from the dead....lol. Maybe a zombie is selling them, I would not meet him in that location with out a gun.
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    Chorus II Drivers

    Product Specifications Nominal Diameter15" Power Handling (RMS)600 Watts Power Handling (max)1,200 Watts Impedance4 ohms Frequency Response38 to 1,800 Hz Sensitivity96.8 dB 1W/1m Voice Coil Diameter3" Magnet Weight120 oz. Thiele-Small Parameters Resonant Frequency (Fs)37 Hz DC Resistance (Re)3.34 ohms Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.94 mH Mechanical Q (Qms)10 Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.33 Total Q (Qts)0.32 Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)6.47 ft.³ Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)676.5 mm/N BL Product (BL)15.4 Tm Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)99g Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)7.9 mm Surface Area of Cone (Sd)856.3 cm² Materials of Construction Cone MaterialPaper Surround MaterialCloth Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum Magnet MaterialFerrite Mounting Information Overall Outside Diameter15" Baffle Cutout Diameter14" Depth6.57" Bolt Circle Diameter14.56" Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion) Sealed Volume1.25 ft.³ Sealed F391 Hz Vented Volume2.52 ft.³ Vented F357 Hz Eminence Kappa Pro-15LFC 15" Professional Low Frequency Woofer 4 Ohm BrandEminence Speaker ModelKappa Pro-15LFC Part Number290-461 UPC876358002337 Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers Unit of MeasureEA Product Rating (2 Reviews) Weight23.8000 lbs. California Prop 65 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm www.P65Warings.ca.gov Top of Page Similar Products Eminence Alpha-6CBMRA 6-1/2" Ferrite Sealed Back Midrange Speaker Driver Part # 290-661 Your Price$54.99 (2 Reviews) Details FaitalPRO 3FE22 3" Neodymium Professional Full-Range Woofer 8 Ohm Part # 294-1101 Your Price$33.00 (4 Reviews) Details FaitalPRO 3FE25 3" Professional Full-Range Woofer 4 Ohm Part # 294-1103 Your Price$20.00 (11 Reviews) Details FaitalPRO 3FE25 3" Professional Full-Range Woofer 8 Ohm Part # 294-1104 Your Price$20.00 (11 Reviews) Details View similar products to the Eminence Kappa Pro-15LFC 15" Professional Low Frequency Woofer 4 Ohm in the Pro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers product category. Top of Page Reviews Eminence Kappa Pro-15LFC 15" Professional Low Frequency Woofer 4 Ohm Powered by TurnTo Review More Purchases | My Posts 5.0 / 5.0 2 Reviews 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 2 0 0 0 0 Sort by Most HelpfulSort by Most Recent ReviewSort Highest to LowestSort Lowest to Highest Great replacement sub for the Mackie SRS 1500 Sounds as good if not better than original sub woofer. Can handle the hard pounding of a Teen Party!!I bought it on 12-2-2014 & Parts Express had it to me by 12-5-2014.Will get another one just for backup if my other Mackie sub goes bad. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0) Flag as Inappropriate December 8, 2014 DJ Krazy Kat Was this review helpful? Yes (1)No (0) Flag as Inappropriate Extremely Well Built Subwoofer Driver When my driver went out on my Powerfield 1500 Definitive Technology subwoofer, the company recommended the lesser model. I spoke to Eminence Technology and opted for the beefer Kappa Pro-15LFC, 4 ohm speaker to max out my Dayton amp. Plainly put, this speak
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    Chorus II Drivers

    Oh and in case you didn't know if you sign up at Amazon Smile and pic a charity such as the Klipsch Museum they will donate money for every purchase you make. But you have to use the Amazon Smile site when you order which is same as regular one.
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    Chorus II Drivers

    Regulars 6 41 posts Location: Muncie, IN Report post Posted March 3, 2016 (edited) I went through this same situation last year. Eminence recommend the kappa pro 15lfc as the best replacement. I ended up finding a pair of k48s before i had a chance to try the kappa pros Edited March 3, 2016 by nd-irish147 Found this on the forum.