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    Klipsch Epic CF-4, Version 1 1994 w/15" DIY Reference 15 sub

    Klipsch RP-600M w/Paradigm 10" sub


    Home Theater: Marantz SR6011 RF-83 and RC-64 with RS-62 surround speakers
    Amps: Marantz 6011. Emotiva XPA-5 gen 1

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    DIY: Overnight Sensations, Fusion 10 Pure, Dayton Audio Reference 15 sub w/Yung 500 watt plate amp

    Former: Klipschorn 1979 (sold 2017), La Scala 1978 (sold 2016) RW-12d (given to son 2018) Traded RC-64 for RC-64 III 2018

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  1. wvu80

    47WDX

    This is a good research tool but be advised; prices have been escalating lately since Covid and it's hard to say with certainty where the true value lies today. Klipsch Heritage used prices ver 2021-08.xlsx
  2. Austin Brown (left) is one of the singers of my favorite acapella group, Home Free.
  3. Respectful Snip! (just wanted to reference the post) Great story! Being an alumni of the 400 piece WVU Marching Band, I am a huge fan of Ohio State's band. They march all brass (no clarinets, flutes, etc) and as a result they have a tremendous sound played by excellent musicians. Their half-time shows are innovative and are state-of-the-art. A joy to behold and listen to. I am probably one of the very few here who love traditional marches like Sousa and also love the marching band arrangements of contemporary songs. Marching band is living art and the canvas is the football field. It is the only medium I know of which must be recreated live! every time to see it in its fullness. This is the good stuff.
  4. Who knew Wolverine could sing?
  5. I keep coming across deals I can't resist. I think I paid $1000 for the Titan LX-615's and the MBM's combined. That's about $250 per speaker and since I already own some of the DIYSoundgroup.org speakers I know the sound and love their stuff. The guy who sold them them lives 10 minutes from my house. That never happens to me, it's always at least a four-hour round trip. I love my Klipsch but this deal was too good to pass up.
  6. Lots of good advice directly upstream ^^^. My Marantz 6011 has a setting which addresses your exact quandary. It purports to lesson or eliminate the LF going through walls. I've never used that feature so I can't say how well it works. I run an RC-64 III and some large L/R DIY horn loaded speakers, Titan LX-615. An Emotiva XPA-5 (five channels 200 wpc) powers the L/C/R giving them 250 wpc. I don't think it increases the bass but I do think it increases the dynamics, especially at higher SPL. Do you need an external amp? In your current listening environment with neighbors, probably not. Would you enjoy an external amp? Probably yes. Pictured below: 12" Mid-bass Module pair, Umax 15 subs pair, Titan LX-15 speakers, RC-64 III, Marantz SR 6011, Emotiva XPA-5, far right Inuke 3000dsp pair.
  7. wvu80

    La Scalas in SoCal

    As others directly upstream have noted ^^^ the price is way too high. The mighty Khorn can be found used for much less. I bought my 1978 LS's for $600 and sold them for $1400 a few years ago when the top price for LS's was $1500. I took off $100 because the Buyer was driving a long way to pick them up. Here's what LS's with a beautiful patina looks like.
  8. I am a huge fan of used Klipsch. They are a reliable buy on the used market and if a component is out replacements can be found. I owned the mighty Klipschorns at one point. From 1979, paid $900. I owned 1978 La Scala's. $600. Deals are out there.
  9. May I gently take issue here, Claude? Start with the presupposition that I have the highest regard for you personally and your solid opinions. I don't have a dog in this fight so I consider myself neutral. I know the Crites company by its stellar reputation and I don't know the OP at all. What I read in Post 1 was the OP was NOT trying to tear down Crites. He did not mention the company by name and he seem surprised that after he posted a picture everyone knew who the builder was. As you said, all the posters here are knowledgeable and honest. We can have disagreements on various topics but the replies here were honest IMO. My take was that the OP had a legitimate concern over a technical issue based on what he read on Crites website. He posted a topic here looking for feedback. I give the OP as well as the Crites company the benefit of the doubt. Both were acting in good faith and as I read more and saw some of the responses from Crites it seemed to me, as others have suggested, that there was not a meeting of the minds. It further looks like both sides are trying to find a fair resolution that is mutually agreeable. That's what I would expect from a fair customer and a great company. I think the Klipsch forum members in this thread have offered great perspective and advice. I applaud the OP for having an open mind, I equally applaud Crites for offering some fair options. I don't see any ill intent on the part of either party. That's just the view of a neutral third party. Thanks in advance Claude for giving my comments a look. Whether or not we end up agreeing or disagreeing on the intent of the OP I feel sure we'll still be forum friends. -Dave
  10. According to Crites website the price for AA's is $530. https://critesspeakers.com/prices_-_new_crossovers.html
  11. I think the Epic Owners Group thread has details on that, including pictures. I think I used a 1x3, maybe a 1x4 board. I put little rubber pads on the ends, then glued and screwed the board to the support piece. Klipsch OEM had two braces and used a similar support piece. I just copied what Klipsch did. You can see the lighter colored boards, those are mine. I braced one of the Klipsch braces just because I had extra wood. The stock brace is plenty, it's just that I'm into overkill. What you don't see is I had the 1506 not only sitting on the shelf but on a small but dense rubber piece to kill any unwanted vibration. On the other picture you can see the fiberfil I put into the bottom of the box near the XO. It's at the top of the picture.
  12. No, plug and play. +++ Have you gone though the Epic Owners thread? There's some good info on CF-4 mods. I had some harshness in the HJ I wanted to get rid of. I damped the horn, removed some foam from the lower end and put about a pound of Fiberfil in the bottom near the ports.
  13. A pair of DH1506 ship nicely in a single USPS Medium Flat Rate box. @nmorris43I have the DH1506 in my CF-4's. Be sure to build a shelf for the 11 pound 1506. OEM KN-63 is 4 pounds. You can probably sell the K-63's to recoup part of the cost if not all. The K-63's are unobtanium and diaphragms are no longer available.
  14. I know the old Type AA La Scala from the 70's was 125 pounds. The new MDF model is 175 pounds.
  15. Umm, no. That price is called the sucker search. Unless they find a sucker then those will be sitting a long time. That is at least triple what they are going for today. And look at the rotted out base board. These are in Avg/poor condition assuming all the drivers work. Sellers list the Khorns in "like new" condition. Umm, no. Should I contact them and let them know I paid $900 for my 1979 Khorns in much better condition, a few years ago?
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