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About Maximus89

  • Birthday 08/19/1984

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    Houston, Tx. (NW)
  • My System
    Klipsch Chorus II
    4x Klipsch La Scala Industrials (sold)
    Klipsch Forte WO(sold)
    Klipsch RC-7 Cherry(sold)
    Klipsch KSP-S6 White(sold)
    Klipsch KG 3.2 (sold)
    Klipsh KLF-10 Blk(2)
    Klipsch KLF C-7 Blk(1)
    Klipsch SS-1 Blk(2)
    Klipsch Sub-12(blk)
    Klipsch KSW-12(blk)
    JBL ES250P(Blk/Gray)
    Marantz SR7007

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  1. Passlab gets my vote. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I had the Denafrips Ares II matched with my cf4 first with mcintosh and then with accupahse. I ended up selling to try an option board add on dac for my accuphase and I regretted it immediately. Same as most dacs I pair with klipsch. Just too harsh and bright. R2R dacs have this warm and analog sound that was addictive. I can only imagine the Pontus is a big jump from the Ares. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Those look great. Did you remove the vinyl first? My vinyl isn't peeling but the black is faded. I wonder if I can do the same over the vinyl? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. Ive been away from my Cf-4 and Cf-3(both v.1) for almost 4 months now. Thinking when I get back to start a project and veneer them both plus the KV4 and redo the grill cloths. Cf3s are black and my cf4s are cherry. Would it be blasphemous to redo the black pair into cherry or the cherry into black? Also as far as the kv4...do I remove the vinyl first? How would I go about doing that? Im currently considering just refinishing the black CF3 and veneer the cherry cf4 in black ash. My RSW15 is black too so figure it would be easiest and any future sub will likely be black also Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. I wonder if Chief thinks its boneheaded and non Klipsch if you mod with other Klipsch parts: ie using a pro Klipsch horn to replace the stock horn. I never saw him have a problem with recommending non Klipsch full range compression drivers for the Jubilee either-although i never read directly from him-but others saying Roy suggested it- I was considering k510 + compression driver+ active xover mod for the cf4. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. Gotcha. What preamp and amp were they on? I can see that factoring in as well. I think the CF4s are the pickiest of Klipsch speakers to match with gear. They also absolutely need the horn to be damped. Its very thin. Worst part of the speaker. Raising them or tilting the horn to ears is ideal for placement as well. I have a slight toe in with the speakers raised at an angle toward my ear height. I use Accuphase and previously McIntosh. I can see a pimped out KLF30 being great though. Wish there were more options for a Chorus II to be modded as well. Id like to have CF4 + a 3 way traditional Klipsch, although I'm desperately missing Klipschorns right now. I have CF4 and CF3 version 1 in both and id probably pull the trigger on selling the CF4 to get Khorns again and keep the CF3s. Of course things don't ever go as planned and I may have to downsize to bookshelf or Heresys altogether some time soon. I originally sold the Khorns to downsize to more manageable speaker which was my Chorus II I already had, then came the CF3 and It was better than the Chorus II. Then came the CF4. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. Which CF4? Revision 1,2 or 3? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. Day 212 of 1995. Version 3 off the top of my head Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. KV4 is the matching timbre center but im personally looking around for bigger and better centers. The timbre match doesn't do much for me unless its 3 front speakers all the same- thats where its most effective and amazing experience. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah i'm sure it's just in my head. I overthink things. Speakers are built with an tilt all the time. What we also know, is the Legendary series of Klipsch speakers of the era that followed had a notorious issue with factory glue and baffles being loose. I still believe the likely cause was a previous owner possibly using them as full range for movies and really loud bass heavy music=loose dust caps he had to reglue and loose rubber surround he had to reglue and loose baffles he likely overlooked. I'll add bracing to the cabinets when i get a chance and replace the cheap foam with some wads of poly fil.
  11. Well the right rear baffle is clearly bulging out where the rattle came from and that was there from the get go. This left speaker just happened, so it's either new or i just couldn't hear it before. Putting them flat at this point wont change anything since the damage is done, be it from tilting or age and being run hard. The evidence - glue residue all over all the dust caps and one reglued rubber surround + baffle issues tells me someone went pretty hard on these speakers. Luckily, the compression drivers are fine and other than aesthetics, the 12's seem fine.
  12. I had mentioned previously that my right CF-4 had a loose rear baffle. I put a clamp on it as i believe Shiva suggested and i just left the clamp. Haven't had the chance to reglue and brace yet. Well, now i heard a strange sound from my left CF4 and i walked around the room thinking it was something rattling against the wall. Unfortunately, i caught it when i put my head behind the speaker and heard it was the top middle of the rear baffle. When i press my palm against the baffle, the rattle stops. Put a clamp on it and it's fine. But, that's 2 rear baffle issues and it got me wondering if it has anything to do with me having the speakers tilted up? I have them on the floor still with no feet, but put cork pads on the front to tilt the speakers up. Does the unevenness of the bass damage the cabinet? I know it could very well just be the baffle just needs bracing and reglue, but don't want to damage post repairs if tilting up is doing harm.
  13. And you can also use an HDMI dac with 8ch analog out. Essense Evolve II 4K. $299 iirc. Cheaper option. Its 1 out to TV and 1 in, but you can add a cheap 4k hdr hdmi switcher if you have more devices. The analogs out to the mx151 and there you have it. Uncompressed audio from all your 4k hdr devices. Really wish I got this deal. I paid 1500 more than his asking price just recently. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. Wow no way. I spent a lot more just a month ago could have saved money and had a steak and beer. Someone is going to get a hell of deal! Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. I saw a walnut v.1 pop up somewhere between here in Houston and San Antonio. I missed it. Walnut is my favorite. I saw one of those white washed(not sure what the official name was) CF3 v1 pop up in Dallas. Thats it. All of these speakers are pretty rare. I believe there's a CF2 local. I had no idea they used the same compression driver. Thought it was phenolic diaphragms. Cf2 Might make a good center for me Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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