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jimmytamp

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  1. I was looking for a 5.1 system for my HT in 2008 and the shop I bought from has a complete Klipsch Reference 62 which I decided to get. Got my first 1981 Cornwall 1. I’m still having all my Klipsch till now.
  2. Well done, you did a great job. I bought my ST120 fully assembled in 2013 and it's still up running my 1980 Conrwall. cheers..
  3. Congrats... I too purchased from Roy the SP/PH 12R (with remote control) for my Cornwall and very happy with the result. cheers, Jimmy
  4. Nice pair of K-horns...congrats
  5. Just to share my experience. I just replaced my K-77M driver-to-horn gasket with the "Garlock Style 3000 Blue-gard compressed non-asbestos" sheet gasketing (1/32 inch thickness). I could hear the improvement especially (at least to my hearing) it eliminates the high-end distortion that usually heard whenever I maximised the treble gain on my pre-amp (I'm using VTA-12 tubes pre amp). Does anybody has the same experience by replacing their K-77 driver-to-horn gaskets especially when there are NO aftermarket gaskets for K-77M driver-to-horn? My Cornwalll is the 1981 version with all original stocks and Bob Crites' B2 crossovers inside. Cheers, Jimmy
  6. My first Klipsch experience was in 2008 when I decided to get a 5-channels surround on Klipsch Ref. Series. I'm more to music than movies. Few years ago, I went for 2-channels 1981' Cornwall. Upgraded the crossover, and have it hooked on tubes amp/pre-amp.I love the sound of my Cornwall. Cheers, Jimmy
  7. Congrats on your CW, nice pair... I got mine two years ago and love it especially after I upgraded the B2 crossover from Bob Crites. Cheers, Jimmy
  8. I got my 1981 Cornwall exactly 2 years ago. The pair had travelled across more than 6000 miles from Philadelphia to Abu Dhabi. Love the sound out of it. Good luck on your pursue... Cheers,
  9. Oh good...i thought I missed on something here... Cheers,
  10. Is Belle still in production lines?
  11. @NowBlasting, Welcome. The foum and congrats to you Forte II... Cheers, Jimmy
  12. Thanks Maynard for the info, I didn't know that rectifier doesn't have sonic signature. Re: the rectifier tubes, what about the voltage differences between 5U families and 5R/GZ families which when I swaped from the first to the latter, I had to bring down the voltage from .65 to .5 dcV? Cheers, Jimmy
  13. Hi Klipsch lovers, I'd like to share my experience on tubes rolling for my 1981 Cornwall I. After almost a year using NOS Mullard 5U4G rectifier, 2x French brand 12AU7's for L&R + EH's 12BH7 on the C for the drivers (with monthly bias adjusment), I decided to do some tubes rolling. Yesterday I put a NOS Mullard GZ34R for the rectifier, 2x matched NOS 1954 Raytheon 5814 for the L&R + Genalex ECC82 on C for drivers channels. After readjusted the bias setting, then I fired up the amps. My impression was: 1. On CD. I played "Jazz at the pawnshop" & "Marantz's High End Audiophile Test" CDs. The result was: I heard a bigger sound stage compared to previous tubes setting, the stereo is wider with clearer details and easy to pint point the instruments with no hars on the highs. I could hear the fingering on the straight-up bass much clearer. One of the track on the Marantz cd (Harumi played by Circle Percussion), the low was sound nicely tight (not boomy) with alot of details on the highs. On of the track which had a trumpet lines, it was nicely presented with no harsh on my ears. 2. On Turntable. I played some Ben Webster, it brings the saxophone sound much forward/bigger. I could hear Webster's breath clearly with details on others instrument. The only downside, the stereo image is not as wide as the CD, maybe it's the way they recorded. 3. Digital music from my Itunes collection (in Apple Lossless format) using Schiit DAC. I played some "vocals" such as Jenna Mammina, Roberta Flack, Norah Jones, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall. Their vocals were so clear & details with forward soundstage which I love it. Overall, I love this tubes setting compare to my previous tube set up. I'm not sure which tubes from the mixed that brings up the big diferences and sorry I'm not a techy guy, this was just my observation. Here's my set up: A pair of 1981 Cornwall I with Crite's updated B2 XO, with all original drivers, tweeter, sqwuaker & woofer. Bob Latino's VTA120 in pentode mode (my preference). SP12R/PH12 pre-amp from tubes4hifi. The same 4xEH KT-90 for the output tubes (with bias set to around 0.500 dcV). Schiit Bifrost DAC. Marantz 7003 CD player. Project Debut Carbon with Red Ortofon cartridge. Any one has better experience on using Mullard GZ34R, Raytheon 5814 or Genalex ECC82 on their amps, are welcome to share their experiences & opinions on this thread. Cheers all, Jimmy *Edited: For the Turntable, I'm using Phoenix PSU as well.
  14. I second to Roberta Flack, Simple yet alot of details... Cheers, Jimmy
  15. Steve.G, Congrats on your Cornwall II...enjoy!! Cheers, Jimmy
  16. Capt.Chaos, Congrats on your 70th Anniv K-horn...awesome... Cheers, Jimmy
  17. Welcome to the forum and goodluck for the sale... Cheers, Jimmy
  18. rich3fan, Welcome to the forum & congrats on your replacement. Cheers, Jimmy
  19. I used "The Urban Theme" from Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite album...
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