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  1. 1 hour ago, mustang_flht said:

    After we do not know if it is the same diaphragm, it may be specific to Klipsch to have the right sound with Heritage. the Only the Chef knows 

    This is for sure true with the 2" throat drivers but the new 2" phase plugs require a 3D printer to make since they are not moldable. This would rule out making them this way for small inexpensive drivers. I would not rule out Roy getting a ton of custom proprietary molded phase plugs made for these though.

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  2. 3 hours ago, jjptkd said:

    Yes, 3/4 MDF veneered on both sides for the sides back top and bottom with a full 1 inch plywood front probably because of the heavy k-48 woofer. What I find interesting is on the new pro models they use 3/4 plywood everywhere but the front which is 1 inch MDF.

    There is no reason I can see for that except it saves a few dollars per speaker. You just can't substitute MDF for plywood all the way around without having cabinets that may end up failing when suspended or moved around often. Pros have different expectations regarding durability.


  3. 11 hours ago, RandyH000 said:

    I think you can even make  motor boards while you're at it -----not sure what kind of wood this is , but this is certainly a show piece  versus regular MDF

    One of my primary goals in making the things I do is that they be direct drop in replacements. Now I may do things like change the horn section motorboard on La Scalas to allow for using the LMAHL over the SMAHL but those are personal projects I do for speakers I am working on. I have also provided cut diagrams elsewhere on my various projects so people who are interested can do them too. But in general I am not a fan of altering existing Klipsch Vintage speakers in ways that can't be reversed unless it is with things like internal bracing.

     

      This was a rendering out of Walnut but nearly impossible to get true to life with my skill level plus Solid Edge lets me make these renderings but since I did not spring for the full cost add on sticks those lovely Keyshot things everywhere. I guess they figure showing you what you could have and plastering their logo on it all is their way of convincing you to pony up some cash.

     

      Also what was not shown since I have not spent much time on the model is that it will have a flange to allow for screwing into the motorboard just like the K-400 does. I am also going to do something similar for the Bell and KHorn but it will have both the tweeter and mid cut into it.


  4. While cutting parts today I began working on the design for a K-400 prototype. Meant to be a direct drop in with the mouth flush to the front of the motorboard. This is just the basic idea without refinement. It will have a 2.5" throat and adapters for 2",1.4" and 1" drivers which will extend the over all horn depth to 8".  I have had enough inquiries from people to prompt me into looking into doing these. Along with the other projects it will be later in the year before anything gets cut, tested and good drivers vetted but it is in the queue. On the one inch adapter I am also going to make  one that has 1 3/8 18TPI internal threads for the K-55 driver. The adapters will be 2" long and taper cut for specific throat of horn to throat of driver combinations. All three sizes can be mounted on these horns but you will have to match your driver to the adapter. If you elect to change drivers later all you will need is the correct adapter.

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  5. 11 hours ago, dtel said:

    Don't bother me, why bother to arrest them if your just going to set them free, over and over.

     

    It's crazy, like most of the crimes, who could have known they would do it again when just set free? :wacko2:

     

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    It is by design as they want this. Portland could have ended the nonsense months ago but the Mayor / Chief of Police and the "cut them loose" DA after over 100 days aid and abet the perps doing bad things.  Mayoral race for Portland will be between the goof in there right now and this. Plenty of documentation online about these two.

    ttps://pjmedia.com/election/jeff-reynolds/2020/06/25/is-portland-oregon-ready-to-elect-an-antifa-mayor-n577948


  6. 6 hours ago, mungkiman said:

     

    Even peaceful protests of hundreds wearing masks are sometimes met with extreme violence from people on the other side of the same coin, if not also militarized police and federal officers. I have yet to see that type of response against peaceful worshipers not wearing masks this election cycle, at least not in this country. Is the difference based on agenda, or safety?

     

    Hmmm, you do understand people in church peacefully and legally gather to worship God and those protesters gather to break laws and loot burn and trash things don't you? The daily video of this is out there for all to see so it is not plausibly nor rationally deniable. Why shouldn't one group be met with enforcers of laws since they are breaking laws? It baffles me that the idea these protests are peaceful is even brought up with all the evidence to the contrary. CNNLOL once again I guess.

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  7. On 9/11/2020 at 1:14 PM, mungkiman said:

    The Air Quality Index hit 375 last night in my neighborhood. Portland had (has) the worst air quality of any major city in the world.

     

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    Where are they on the Mental Quality Index?


  8. 23 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

    A part of me actually finds this a little hard to believe, but I don't see why he would bullsh*t me.

    When you are a frog in the pan of warming water you miss a lot. This guy is so used to all the burden of living out there that he thinks it is the way life is and things that will be new expenses to you he accepts as being normal everywhere. Intent to deceive may not be there but glossing over bad things will be. You can visit the ocean and see the mountains with snow on top for skiing sounds really good and those things are there. Then you have to pay rent and gas to drive and sit in 10 hours of traffic  to enjoy those things. Natives are so used to this stuff that they don't factor in how negatively this effects the outcome.

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  9. 1 hour ago, dwilawyer said:

    A sudden change of diet,

    There is enough collected data out there to identify factors that put you at high risk. I think diet and excercise and getting away from chairs and computers is the best cheapest life style alteration one can do for many things. I would add to that this consideration while we are here. Talking to a forum member some time back who was excited about his first child on the way. He was worried however about birth defects. He mentioned that a pretty large group of his peers had children with these and so it was a concern. I have been leery of how much chemical preprocessed lazy mans cooking we put into our bodies and what exactly are we doing to ourselves. Even the drinking water most get right from their municipal water source and drink as is. The thought came to me that this age group he was in is the one that eats more prepared food from a box of any of them and there is a price to pay for diet choices.

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  10. OK straight from the North American B&C distribution heads lips. These will not be discontinued UNTIL they stop selling them. If demand ends then production will and quite frankly I just don't see that happening unless they come up with a better driver just as small and the same or less price. I read that same legacy bit on their website and it was one of the things that drove me to make the clamp plates so just in case people would be future proofed. As it turns out there are no worries for a long time as far as I can tell. But if that ever does happen at least MAHL buyers are prepared with various bolt patterns there to use.

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  11. 19 hours ago, Jeff Matthews said:

    When they start a new life, they need to change everything, including their political philosophy.

    They are subject to an irrational mental conflict. They love the power voting for big government gives them to get freebies and to forcibly control those who do not think like they do.They don't want to win the debate they want to make you do as they say. Then they remember how nice things used to be and move somewhere that is like where they lived used to be to recapture that. Rinse and repeat. I figure a reasonable person would hit their hand with a hammer once and decide that is enough but these are not reasonable people.


  12. On 9/8/2020 at 1:20 PM, Woofers and Tweeters said:

    This whole state of KY became a mandatory mask wearing everywhere in public or face fines and was order on July 10, 2020.  Everyone, everywhere has been complying. I have used a mask in public since early April, and I still wear one in stores and such. I wanted to give the mandate time and let facts show what is working, or not. Attached is a chart I grabbed a few days ago that shows the slope of the infections. 

     

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    Had the trajectory broken over and flattened out, it would be proof that the masks are working, keep the mandate in place. As it is, the rate increased a week or two after the mandate, and it looks like the masks are causing more infections. I do not believe the masks are causing the increase (If they were trying to prove the opposite, the media would be all over that chart), and I don't believe the numbers, either. 

    OK lets look at a common sense analysis here of the mask thing. IF a specific mask was effective and IF the government was seriously worried about this then they would enforce the use of effective masks. Proof that they are more concerned with training people to submit to authority can be seen where ever masks are mandated and worn and none are effective. Look around you next time you are out and see the laughable masks being worn that are as effective as a hurricane fence is to California wildfire smoke. It does not matter if the masks are effective because the government knows they are pretty well useless. What matters is you must obey the edict that has no efficacy. I just loved the one with that movie star that touted her knitted mask that you could make at home and not one health official or news anchor derided her for this utter stupidity. Nursing homes come to mind here too as examples of sincere concern from governing authorities. Quoting of testing results with very poor accuracy as gospel truth is another one. There is a disconnect between stated goals and concerns and the actions being taken. I am also not amused by the quickly rising numbers of "detected" cases which is the inevitable result of more testing being used as reason to further lockdowns when the death rate is plummeting through the floor.

     

     I am from the government and I am here to help you

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  13. 1 minute ago, Jeff Matthews said:

    And all the disenchanted CA residents are moving to Texas and bringing their same habits here.  It's ironic how they run from the thing they created and then spread it to their new homes.

     

    Yes and when you talk to these refugees they are completely oblivious to that fact.


  14. 5 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

    Excellent point. I have considered what my best option is. He can pay me either with a W-2, or a 1099. I'll still keep my business in Indiana going, insurance also, so I can be considered a contractor. I need to talk to a tax attorney that knows Indiana and California laws. I've heard of people living in Cal for a few years and keep their vehicle registered in their own state, and just pat Cal income tax. Certainly do not want to do anything illegal, but I want to keep any unnecessary costs down. I've also heard that Cal can try to tax you after you move away, if you're a Cal resident, like a departure tax (maybe someone that's heard of this can chime in) 

     

    There's so much to consider....it's almost frightening!

    Do you get to then add Indiana state/business income tax to it all? Also I think you have to become a resident whether you want to or not if you stay there too long earning money. Seems to me I remember people having to leave periodically to avoid having to become residents. You better figure all these things out before you get a big can of CA tax whoopa--  opened up on you.


  15. 2 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

    That's insane (to me) but par for the course in CA.  I wish @Ceptorman ALL the best and prosperity, but no way in hell I'd ever move there.   I'm sure there's more "gotchas" that he won't find out about until it's too late.  His new employer certainly isn't going to tell him about them.What's the old saying?  If something seems too good to be true it probably is.

     

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    Hmmm, do you suppose talented people are leaving and they have to go out of state to find good people? Wonder why that is?


  16. Here is an aside to all this. Working in a bakery yesterday and the roving baking expert who came in to help my friend now lives in western Nevada until his Daughter graduates from UC later this year. He says tons of refugees have moved just across the border and have installed the same class of governing types that ruined where they used to live so the doom count down clock is ticking. He went on to say none of them look you in the eye and all have surly attitudes and none say hello just to acknowledge that another human is nearby. His comment was that they were the largest collective group of unhappy people he had ever seen.


  17. 6 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

    Have you looked into income TAX?

    You mean City, County and State tax + one of the highest gas taxes in USA? Pffft!

     

      There is this though. The enviro whackos who forbid logging and cleaning forests up to prevent uncontrollable forest fires have succeeded in preserving wildlife and habitat beyond their wildest dreams. The smoke you see is all natural so it is healthy for you too unlike man made pollutants.

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  18. 1 hour ago, babadono said:

    And putting the cleaned up, polished aluminum trim back on, right?

    I am not sure but for some reason I was thinking they might have had some sort of clear coat anodizing on the trim and if so you can give them a brushed finish but never get back to the OEM finish. Most elect to just leave them alone unless really marred.


  19. 16 hours ago, pbphoto said:

    Is there anything in life that isn't more deadly for obese people?

    Correct. High blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and Diabetes and you know the vast majority of this is self inflicted due to life choices because people lack discipline. The leading comorbidities that kill off wuhan virus patients.

     

     Poor basic health makes you vulnerable to problems normal healthy people by and large do not have to worry about. I had a friend once who was a perfect example of this. He loved Amish bread with a stick of butter. Said he would rather die than not be able to do what he wanted to. Then he has a stroke and Doc tells him he better change or die. Well after the horse had left the barn he shuts the door. He had a few more years of life in poor health and constant fear before he got the flu and died of, you guessed it, pneumonia. He was also famous for saying that man was born with a fixed number of steps he could take in life before he dies and excercise foolishly wasted those. Spoken of course from his easy chair in front of the TV with some tasty Amish buttered bread.

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