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    LaScala - 1 pair
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  1. Drewg

    NFL - 2018

    I normally like Collinsworth, but I’m a Bears fan, and the way he gushed all over Aaron Rodgers last night made me want to throw up.
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    NFL - 2018

    Funny you say that, I thought it was Doris Burke at first also. But it’s not her, it is Beth Mowins.
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    Help pricing 84/85 La Scalas, consecutive serial numbers

    I bought my ‘86 LaScalas with the AL network and read the same thing, that they are not generally well liked. I bought the Crites A/4500 crossovers and his CT120 tweeters, and they took the sound to a whole new level. I’m glad I performed the upgrades, and to be quite honest, I enjoyed my AL networks before the change. I just had not heard other networks to compare them to.
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    Sold-1976 Klipschorns

    If only these were closer to Chicago!!
  5. Interesting timing on this topic. I just read this Craigslist add where the seller includes upgraded Dayton crossovers https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/d/klipsch-chorus-ii-pair/6596405822.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Favorite Craft Beer

    Three Floyds Zombie Dust! They are local to me and my go-to, but I do enjoy many other craft beers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Klipsch Belle Speakers with Crites Upgrades

    So yesterday I got the parts installed. I started off doing one speaker with upgrades (network and tweeter) and left one with the AL and original tweeter. I called my wife and kids downstairs to choose which they thought sounded better, listening to 24/96 flac Fleetwood Mac, Beatles mono remasters, Radio Paradise flac on my squeezebox touch, and various other songs the kids requested, and we all agreed...the upgraded speaker sounded so much fuller, brighter and livelier, with tightened up bass. It wasn’t even close. I then upgraded the other speaker, and the overall sound was just incredible! The amp I used to test was my newly serviced McIntosh MC250 that i just recently got back from Terry DeWick (and he did a magnificent job getting the unit back to original spec). The only thing that I was a bit concerned with was how loud and bright the tweeter sounded, compared to the original, but it’s most likely the change in crossover points in combination with new caps. Perhaps I just didn’t have good tweeter sound due to the AL network and old caps. This was my first ever upgrade, so I don’t have anything to compare to other than the original parts. I still enjoy the sound of the AL network, but with Bob’s network and tweets, i can hear every nuance. I’m very happy with the upgrade. Sorry for the non-technical review, but I promised I would report back after the upgrades. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Klipsch Belle Speakers with Crites Upgrades

    I did get the parts, but unfortunately haven’t had a real chance to have any fun yet. It has been an insane week at work, so tomorrow, i plan to post impressions here once I have the new crossovers and tweeters installed. I want to do one speaker at a time so I can compare one with the A/4500 & new tweeters,and one with the old AL crossover and old tweeters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Klipsch Belle Speakers with Crites Upgrades

    I offered to lend [mention=62385]Drewg[/mention] the AA recapped and the ALK so that he could do a comparison on his La Scala. Thanks for offering. I don’t mind comparing them. If it would be easier, we can just swap them in and out of your lascalas and compare notes. If you would rather lend them to me to bring home and test on my speakers, that’s fine too. Once I get my crossovers and tweeter from Bob on Tuesday, I’ll PM you and we can figure it out.
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    Klipsch Belle Speakers with Crites Upgrades

    This thread, and others, helped nudge me today to finally call Bob Crites to order the A/4500 crossovers and CT120 tweeters for my LaScalas that I bought last year, and they will replace the original AL crossover network. When speaking with Bob, he recommended the CT120 tweeters over the CT125. I actually like how the speakers sound with the AL crossovers, but they are over 30 years old, so i figured it was time update to hear what new crossovers and caps will do to improve the sound. I haven’t heard another pair of Lascalas with different crossovers to compare, so i am excited to finally upgrade what I have. I realize that the AL networks are widely criticized for not sounding the best, so I hope to notice some real improvement!
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    Wish I was closer, these are really nice. GLWS! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CD Box Sets and Jazz Lot

    PM sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Any interest in an Chigoland GTG

    Thank you for the offer, but unfortunately I am at work, and I have my bowling league tonight, so I can’t go today. Tomorrow is the only day I am free this weekend, so I might head up there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Any interest in an Chigoland GTG

    Are you there today? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Any interest in an Chigoland GTG

    I am thinking about going to Axpona tomorrow. I’ve never been before. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk