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  1. On 8/9/2022 at 10:58 AM, Racer X said:

    Unrelated side note:  One's sense of smell is most likely to stimulate long forgotten memories of the past, your olfactory sense is closest to your brain.

    I always thought beans and cabbage were great stimulants.

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  2. 7 minutes ago, SonicSeeker said:

    I was just curious if the factory had produced a different version or update before the II's with the tubes.

    I have been through a fair number of Chorus 1's and all I have ever seem was the motorboard cutout with no tube.

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  3. Just be aware that longer ports change the tuning of the system and what you may gain in deeper bass just might be mushy sounding and you can lose definition real easily doing this. At least port tubes allow for experimentation and easy reversal if you don't like them.

  4. I am a big fan of the Chorus 1 because you can play it anywhere. Outside, inside, in the middle of a room it does not matter because they do not need a wall or corner behind them to work right. Never tried port tubes just a recap and new tweeters and they sound really good. My favorite Vintage and only the KP-301 is better for my tastes.

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  5. 3 hours ago, Islander said:


    My comment is in reference to the fastest laps at Goodwood video, where the electric Ford van (!?!) set a very fast lap, not “fast for a van”, faster than many race cars fast.  Then some kind of closed single-seater electric race car came out and set the shocking fast new lap record.


    In racing, speed and power are everything.  Sounds are a distant second.  In the 1970s, when the Yamaha TZ750s started winning every motorcycle road race, some fans grumbled about the sounds they made, preferring the sounds of the older (and slower) 4-strokes.  However, over time, seeing the results made them learn to love the sounds of the big TZs.


    The same thing will happen to the sounds of the electric cars.  As they keep breaking lap records, they’ll come to be seen/heard as the new sound of power.

    Somehow I can't see the smell of high octane and the thunder of huge horsepower connecting ever being replaced in drag racing. When I go I go for that audible and physical experience and if tire smoking and fast times is all it becomes due to regulations I wont be going again. Now the crashes might be a lot more exciting to see as fires that can't be easily put out exploding on to the scene could be interesting.


     Circle tracks and road courses would have to be short races too and no more long endurance races which would be impossible with batteries.

  6. 2 hours ago, OO1 said:

    I  also want the link to your horn designs  , fair is fair right    , but  you always refuse

    I don't recall you ever asking for my designs but In the spirit of co-operation I will give you my old cad files for obsolete designs I no longer make and do you prefer .stp, .iges, or .par files? I have other translators too if you wish. Which design program are you using?

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  7. 8 hours ago, OO1 said:

    Dave   , You said ,  a Forum Member  "  archived a ton of stuff Klipsch did not save  "


    Well , whatever info this Forum Member archived  could only be sourced from the klipsch web site or the Forum threads or klipsch Internal data   , meaning   klipsch  does have the  saved Backups  since it emanated from klipsch's   informational Systems in the 1st place .

    Well I can get schematics from Crites I could find no where else and they were copies of schematics from Klipsch that found their way into the public domain some way or another.  Lots of vintage crossovers from Klipsch in the crossover thread for example which has been my single largest source but not complete by any means. I still want that link to your source for schematics.


    6 hours ago, Crankysoldermeister said:

    Klipsch is under no obligation to share their intellectual property with anyone. Generate your own data.

    Sure that is right but on the older vintage speakers, which is the topic of this thread after all, many schematics are out there and proof Klipsch did not and does not care is the thread on crossovers in the tech section. The OP was asking for the schematic first and second opinions on what to do. You even stated those old oil and paper caps were probably muted by now inferring that you just might change them out to new caps. I am interested in the idea of the mylar caps by the way so I am not dismissing what JEM sells. Have you tried them yet?

  8. 5 hours ago, Forte Too said:

    I have a DE120 driver that is in need of repair.  Is that driver repairable or is it a sealed unit? 

    Yes they are supposed to be repairable but I have not seen any outside of some for sale in Europe. I will inquire on Monday about them.

  9. 7 hours ago, richieb said:

    - a rare sighting of 001 and Randy H together. It’s true - Goggle it - 

    The only pictorial evidence you will ever see of anything Klipscipedia owns.

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  10. 17 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

    To you I smile Dave. How are ya?  Hope all is well. 

    Life has it's trials lately and that is just the way it goes as you get older. When you dumping LA?

  11. 2 hours ago, OO1 said:

    lay off the pipe  ,  the JB4  does affect the behavior of the car , with or without a boost controller ,   an increase of  20%  in HP to an engine  via a Turbocharger is not seamless  , the JB4 boosts a turbo by + 2 psi  , that 's quite noticeable from 335hp to 420hp ,  and one more thing , lay off the BS   ,  all you're driving is a VW , you're in diapers as far as I am concerned 

    @WestcoastdrumsNot that this was personally insulting or anything like that but now that you have been humbled by superior knowledge from Klipscipedia do you care to acknowledge your mistakes?

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  12. 10 hours ago, noviygera said:

    My K55v drivers came with a pair of spare diaphragms. What I discovered is the dipahrams inside my K55v are different from the spare set. The voice coils are much different. See photos. Can you help identify? What's what here? 

    Are the higher power diphragms installed and the original set is spare?

    Micheal Crites sells replacement diaphragms for these and he knows what he is talking about. Send him a couple of pics and he is sure to help with accurate info.

  13. 2 hours ago, Khornukopia said:


    Yes, I had also read that. Just curious about more details, if Dave felt like sharing more.

    It is the end of the rod stock that is showing. When I mention "z" level that is the depth that was set wrong so the cut went through instead of only being 1.375" deep. A boo-boo in other words and to make it uniform I cut both the same. Here is one cut right.




     Say I know you like fancy wood and here is another Ambrosia Curly set.






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  14. 50 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    Those should have the K-48-K woofers in them, maybe even the ones with the PWK dustcaps.


    One fine rocking woofer to be sure.


    They are gold.



    I have some empty cabinets here if you like them. That K-48 is gold the rest not so much. They are PA speakers for mobile sound venues and sound like it.

  15. A reply to all of you who have commented on Janet. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes and yes she is doing much better but still some ways to go. It is kind of nerve wracking to see side effects of the stroke and wonder if this days speech and articulation woes mean a growing new problem or just normal recovery which does not always progress upwards each and every day.

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  16. 23 minutes ago, Khornukopia said:


    Is your cutter RPM speed high enough for that wood?

    I don't know. 3" diameter at 2750 rpm seems to work well but is it optimal? Getting some cabinets made at a cnc shop soon and I am going to ask them along with bringing samples of my woes with me.

  17. 20 minutes ago, Schu said:

    That's not a La Scala...


    7 hours ago, Camplo said:

    this design is kinda like La scala with a BR port firing into the line along with the woofer. Pretty clever if no ones done it till now....

    He never said it was. I have to admit I had tinkered around with a one piece stacked and milled Baltic Birch back side that eliminated all the angular and square points and replaced them all with arcs. Figuring like water the less turbulence introduced into the flow the better the output. Decided against building it because a horn that short does not give me the bass I want.

  18. 6 hours ago, Camplo said:

    measurements don't tell you how to build something

    Probably beyond your pay grade but yes, design and machining data as I mentioned would allow another owner of design software and CNC machining capability to build an exact duplicate. I never mentioned curves anywhere in my comment.

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