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  1. In desperate need of help.

    Accessories 4 less is good place to look.
  2. Cleaning metal horns

    What color are going to go with??
  3. Cleaning metal horns

    I cleaned my Scala horns and used emery cloth to smooth the seams. The used rustoleum black enamel to paint them and they look awesome. For the throat I used a dowel rod to sand it.
  4. DIY La Scala Idea

    I think Andy already posted about this . But if you use 1 inch on the dog house it will throw everything out of spec. On my 1980 Scalas when I added cherry veneer to the out side they got considerably stiffer than they were. If someone could make video of them flexing a stock side wall I can make a video of mine so we could compare them. I wished I had documented this before I veneered them. I do remember it did not take much effort to make the side wall flex. But now if flexes very little with great effort so it is better.
  5. Crackling coming from the tweeter

    Sounds more like the jumpers are loose to me. I have seen to many to count that were loose. But since your bi-amping I guess it could be tweeter. Switch the wires r to l and see if it stays with same speaker. In my opinion your not gaining one thing with bi-amp but making it more prone to problems.
  6. Birch LaScala's

    I agree with Moray those are not raw birch. But no sticker on the back points to refinished at least.
  7. They got them in the wrong corners...lol
  8. You will need a AVR with phono and that is rare. I got a refurbished integra from accessories 4 less at awesome price. Not sure why you bought 3 unless its a large room. But for that serious stereo listening your turntable is going to be critical purchase also. I thought they only made Forte iii in matched pairs???
  9. New to Forum

    I will bet they are out of spec. if original they have oil caps in them.
  10. New to Forum

    Hey welcome....you will need to re-cap them. I also re-enforced the back panel on mine from the inside and also put some foam seal tape around it to seal it better. Also loosen and retighten all the crossover connections. I made some new grills for mine to change the color to what AR and Advent use to use. I like the look I plan to get some BS buttons and putting on those grills..lol That button on there now was given to me by Paul himself.... l
  11. What do I have?

    Looks like those were made in 1985 ...32 year old Klipsch does not make that model anymore......when your older those will be hard to find and cost thousands more than what they are worth now......Just go ask people who use to have 65 chevys . Get a good vintage receiver and listen to them for a few years I think you will change your mind. Is there any other audio stuff your grandpa had??? Looks like he had good taste for quality.
  12. What do I have?

    Why sell them.....they were your grandpas......you cant get much better if you like stereo at all.......In a few years I think you will be sorry that you didn't keep these heirlooms. But I know kids today like new little I-pod crap so if you do sell them I hope some one from here gets them. Have you ever even heard them play????
  13. Happy Birthday AMY

    That's some awesome pics there Amy.....thanks for sharing.
  14. Misbehaving Heresy

    My guess would be bad connections on crossover if series l .....If series 2 probably a blown tweeter. We need more info.
  15. The trouble with AVR's

    Listen to a HK 430 then listen to a another brand and tell me solid state all sound the same.....BS as Paul would say......The separates statement is just wrong. But I do agree with you that you can make an AVR sound better playing with the settings I had to do that on my Integra......when I first got it my 24 watt HK 430 would kick its ***. Probably still does as for quality of the sound, but I played with the Integra enough to get it acceptable I'm sure there are other things I could do to it but learning how to adjust it just gives me a headache...lol....Instruction manual for the 1970s HK 430 probably 6 pages,,,,the Integra is 106 pages and not an easy read.. Pretty bad when a 45 year old HK430 sounds better than brand new stuff.....but then again it is playing through 45 year old speakers also,,lol