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  1. I was in the area a week ago and passed on them. You need two not one for a system and good luck getting the second one in this lifetime. Yeah Uship beats the you know what out of FEDEX. Great Plains Audio where I will go to get some woofers fixed has forbidden people sending them anything by FEDEX because of recurring damage. I refuse FEDEX shipping around Christmas due to the number of crushed boxes I had two years ago.
  2. My wife was not crazy about black industrial boxes either. I got a gallon of tintable Duratex though and had it tinted to a light brown and that was fine. It will be a bit hard and messy to get to all the visible areas but the brown does look much nicer than black.
  3. That has not been my experience with 301's. Like other good pro gear they are great at any volume and they also do loud quite well and far higher if you wish. I do still turn things up on occasion but find myself listening at 80db and under more and more
  4. A lot of speakers snicker snicker! I have a pathway through my pile and in spite of my intent not to get more, I get more and very few are as small as those Chorus's.. I am a big fan of front ported speakers since I like boxes that do not have to go into a corner to sound good. A thread on the Chorus is a great idea and I look forward to it.
  5. I was mentioning the generator only to explain exactly what it was I did when I got speakers to work on. Your chances of running across a bad driver you can't detect outside of an ohm meter and hearing are pretty small. If you are not going to work on a lot of speakers I would not bother to get one. On the other hand they are handy and EBay had mine for $50. Well if you try the port mod make sure to post results.
  6. In the for what it is worth category here is what I do with Chorus I's. I check the mid and woofer with an ohm meter and frequency sweep generator and make sure all connections are tight. I recap the existing crossovers with Dayton 1% for the 2 2uf caps and Audyn Q4 caps for the 68UF and an Audyn Q4 for the 7uf but use the 6.8 Audyn which is close enough.Stick the LMAHL V2 in there and it transforms the whole thing. I have never felt the need to go further or alter this recipe for maybe six sets now. Love those Chorus I's and they respond so well to these upgrades and play anywhere and don't need corners.
  7. I have heard the 4's. I was not a fan of Cornwalls at all and much preferred the Chorus speakers. Hearing the 4's was a complete shock and all the things I did not like were gone. Yes it is the same size box but I would hardly call this wonderful sounding speaker antiquated.
  8. Don't let him ever come by my shop is all I can say. I am a very bad influence.
  9. Bypass all the living room stuff and go straight to the big pro gear if you can find them. KP-301's 1st gen are nice and Chorus speakers also. There is no substitute for cubic inches and a design with headroom to spare.
  10. Dave A


    OP loves and takes care of his gear. Buy from him without concern.
  11. 67 miles SSW of Nashville so no broad rivers here. I do have a small stream across the road and a cave spring though with gravity flow water to the house.
  12. I could never live in the city after living out in the country. No where near as remote as you but it is still 9 miles around the block and we have trees everywhere. No expansive views but that's OK since it is hills and trees in the way.
  13. This is a different tweeter body than the one you are thinking of. This is for the larger tweeter Klipsch has like the one in the Forte and Chorus and yes the DE-10 is the go to driver for these. The DE-120 is common in use where there are space restrictions where the K-77's were most frequently used.
  14. Ran across this today and will be playing it is the shop once the wife wakes up. This one too. S-MWM will be hopping later
  15. I have all the tools I just need to make the time to learn them. Every time I get started doing so with good intent I get bogged down in other things.
  16. Those crossovers are toast. Every one I have had my hands on with those old cans have ESR right straight through the roof. You replace those first and it will be the cheapest most effective remedial action/upgrade you can make. I can't speak for KHorn's much but I have had some really sour sounding speakers wake right up and sound good recapping. I don't use the expensive ones so trying this out is not going to break the bank. Dayton 1% tolerance works for me. Checking the wiring might solve the whole thing too. It would be nice if the OP had someone close by to help him trouble shoot who had been down this road before.
  17. I have always followed the recommendations of either PEQ's or entered measured distance into the Xilica just in case. I was curious to know how much difference a few inches made and now I know. Thanks guys. Chris is the MEH more sensitive to this than other speakers or is this pretty universal. Some of my tweeter buyers maintain they can hear a big difference in moving the tweeters around on the top but I have never tried that yet. Also the thought just occured to me. If I measure a straight line from each driver the distance displacement there is greater at times than the displacement driver to driver in the box. So should the distance to theoretical listening spot also be factored in?
  18. I see while looking at pro gear setups some truly small distances are accounted for. Now I know every little thing can add up but at what point in time, distance wise, can human senses even perceive the time arrival difference from various drivers? Does .187 milliseconds even matter?
  19. Yes for sure but my question was how to visually identify them since the drivers I got recently had all ID and serial numbers pulled off them. The visual clue is the rubber thing around the outside of the magnet which denotes the 1132.
  20. It is funny how the things we do each day for our lifetimes that can sneak up on you. The diabetes from over eating. The hypertension from to much salt or bacon. Circulation problems from overeating. Exposure to bad things we breathe in. After 66 years and over forty of them in welding or smoky work environments I got a minor case of bladder cancer which I guess is from that exact kind of thing. The very biggest killer of all, besides the fact will will all die or at least our bodies will, is life style choices. A choice to avoid potential exposure is certainly an option easily exercised. Take heart though there is very good news in all this mess. Here’s The Good COVID-19 News That’s Being Buried By The Press – Issues & Insights By the way, your music is the gift that keeps giving and I have yet to actually listen to all of it.
  21. Yup the numbers and the actual risk is so small. I have a friend close by who also has his parents living with him one of whom is high risk. They have a mechanic business and have to take care of business or lose the business. Of course they have never quit working and they have a common sense approach to it all. The elderly stay away from customers and don't go to public places hardly at all since they have children there to do that for them. Perfect and correct response where those in peril quarantine themselves and the rest do not. Since state of the art government protection seems to be masks and sanitizer for even medical people that is what they do when needed and the rest of the time just stay away from others. They have also made the decision to avoid old folks home which seem to be the greatest risk of all.
  22. I know that is your opinion Chris and I respect it for you. I choose to think otherwise and looking at the numbers I am just as likely to get wiped out by a drunk driver on my way over. We each will act accordingly and I have too much respect for you to try and sway or change your mind. Our life experiences shape what we fear and respond too and I know you had a bad time with swine flu. I simply choose to think the way I do based on the evidence I have seen. If various state agencies had not stuffed wuhan positive people into old folks homes and the collection of data was honest I figure this is no worse than a severe flu but the societal consequences, if they continue, will destroy the nation and a bankrupt nation in chaos can't fight anything. Frankly many more people have died around here from denied treatment than wuhan. I do hope to meet you one day but I figured you would sit this one out.
  23. If it is a go I will be there. The percentage of people effected is so small as a percentage of population, especially when you exclude the small group of elderly with complications so susceptible to this, that I do not worry. I understand those who won't be there and surely would have liked to meet them.
  24. Prayers can change things and it is good you reached out.
  25. Dave A

    Covid19 redux

    Say what about farts since were getting serious here? Are you guys bored or hunting for things to worry about?
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