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wvu80 last won the day on September 12 2017

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    West Virginia, US
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    Klipsch Epic CF-4, Version 1 1994
    Klipsch RF-83, RC-64, RS-62
    Amps: Marantz 6011 AVR, Onkyo TX NR717, Emotiva XPA-5

    Mancave: Onkyo TX NR-717 2014 - Used as pre/pro w/Emotiva XPA-5 for CF-4. DIY Reference 15 sealed sub
    Living Room: Marantz SR6011 RF-83 and RC-64

    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)

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  1. Yeah ... wanted to get these (below)by member @smashwuf ... but my wife would kill me  C'mon man, how long have you been on this forum? Have you learned nothing?? Don't tell her! 🤓
  2. You're gonna need more amps... and a bigger house!
  3. wvu80

    The Goofers

    I just caught this, it was pretty good. Those cats can play!
  4. The thread is centered on the Beatles bright sound but it sounds like you have your answer from your first post. The speakers are fine and your recordings all sound good with the exception of the Beatles stuff which I think most people responding have clarified probably were not recorded with a full audio spectrum. Sound about right?
  5. wvu80

    Step in here smart guys

    Ok, a serious answer; teach. Spend some time every week for the next month for an hour with said 16 yo as he/she parks, backwards and forwards. Give feedback, give encouragement. You will end up with a driver who has self-confidence and a life skill which will last a lifetime.
  6. wvu80

    What I Got Today!

    I remember you said the sn was 1978 so I knew you had the correct year. I guess the only issue you have now is what updates to do. I've never heard of anybody updating an older model to an AL-3 but I guess you could. It's more typical to go straight to the A/4500 and the tweeter of your choice. The A/4500 is basically a Type A with a 4500 Hz XO instead of the OEM 6000 XO. Whatever you do it will be an improvement over the AL.
  7. wvu80

    Too good to pass up?

    What kind of shape are the grills in? The cabs and some woofs are rough but believe it or not those cabs will clean up. I'll try to find the @mustang guy post where he refurbed some La Scala's. Edit: Found it
  8. wvu80

    Too good to pass up?

    At $450 still an excellent pick up. Can you take some pics? Let's get some more pairs of eyeballs on your stuff and maybe we can help assess. My CF-4's came to me not with scratches, but with deep gouges and they cleaned up pretty well. I'm hopeful for your RC-7 cab.
  9. wvu80

    What I Got Today!

    Correct. Now I am trying to decide if I want to swap to the new K-77-F setup and a new AL-3 or AA from Crites, or a Crites tweeter and a A/4500 crossover... I just saw the pics and my first reaction was "not 1978, K-55M is wrong and the AL XO is wrong." Are you sure the previous owner swapped out the AA for the AL? That would be very unusual, especially if the owner was so conservative to leave them in the same spot for a quarter of a century. I would be more likely to think these are later than 1978 since the AA ran from 1972-82. There's a story here which has yet to be explained. I ran the A/4500 in my Khorns and a non-typical tweeter on top of the speaker. I don't know what is "best" but the A/4500 is a good one, I don't know about the CT-120 or CT-125, best to ask others.
  10. wvu80

    New DIY Sub Build Triple 15's

    Passive radiators went out of vogue for a long time in the DIY world in favor of ported designs which I assume are less expensive due to to savings on the relatively expensive PR's. It looks like you are ahead of your time in bringing the dual PR design back. Let us know how it sounds. BTW the only thing I wondered about in your system was the DA SA 1000. I wasn't sure if that amp is big enough for your Umax 15 which I think is rated at 800 watts RMS. I don't know if the SA puts out the advertised power. Where I'm coming from is the Inuke ratings are optimistic to say the least. As I said I have the Inuke 3000 w/dsp but it doesn't put out anything close to 3000 watts, maybe 2000 watts at most while bridged and 600 to each channel @ 4 Ohms. The DSP feature is handy although I don't know how to set it up properly. It is nice to use the computer to change the settings and listen to the results instantly in real time.
  11. wvu80

    New DIY Sub Build Triple 15's

    I've shopped PE many times and I've never seen that kit, so I'm assuming it's something new. The single RSS390HO driver with a couple of passive radiators in a 3 cuft box looks like a similar design.
  12. wvu80

    Step in here smart guys

    I got this one. Have your wife pull up in the driveway just short of the garage door. Activate remote to raise the garage door Get out cell phone Have her call you You come out and park the car in the garage for her Foolproof and works every time!
  13. wvu80

    New DIY Sub Build Triple 15's

    I didn't know that. To my eye the three drivers pictured all look about the same size but it could be the camera angle. If @Fizik is building a 15" sub and needs larger passives it seems to me he would run into the same problem he's trying solve which is having an 18" that is too large for his new space. Are dual passives a typical design?
  14. wvu80

    New DIY Sub Build Triple 15's

    If we are guessing it's probably a single 15 and two passives. PE offers only one 15" passive radiator and it looks like it's based off the RSS390HO and it does look like the pair of drivers pictured in Post #1. The single driver is almost certainly the Umax 15. I have both the RSS390H0 15 and the Umax 15 sitting right beside me. A single 15" driver with a couple of passives should certainly rock the place.
  15. wvu80

    New DIY Sub Build Triple 15's

    I guess it would help to have some more clarification on what the plan is. I am pretty main-stream in my thinking so I'm not accounting for some variables, especially as you say, three sub drivers to one amp in one enclosure. I suppose you could do it if you had a sub version of the XPA-3 but the 200 wpc XPA-3 is used with lower powered speakers, not the high power 800 wpc those 15" sub drivers need. Three sub drivers in one enclosure I never even gave a thought to. I've heard of dual drivers in a push-pull configuration, and I've heard of a single driver with a couple of passive radiators but three in a box is unprecedented to my knowledge. Especially considering he has two different types of drivers I have no earthy idea what the theory and practice is behind that. Awaiting further light.