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  1. …cognitive bias, minimize and rationalize
  2. …no, the antagonist has never heard what he is talking about, sigh
  3. I’m in the 50 hours for a woofer to “get down” camp. I had been using a pair of Kappa 15Cs in my FH-1 bins for a couple years downstairs. I took them out to play around with them in a Cornscala build upstairs, which I quite liked the midbass on, so I kept them there. Bought a new pair to put back in the FH-1s. Thought I had wired something out of phase, opened them up to check it out, reefed down on all the bolts (8 spiky pests in an FH-1 bin), even wound up stripping one, sigh. I even rechecked the specs online to see if there were production differences. Fast forward about a month of typical listening and POW! It seemed almost immediate to me when they “broke in”. I too also find my amp to sound better after it’s been on for at least 20 minutes, but THAT might be my ears/brain putting everything back into phase compared to what I have heard all day at work. I often leave the amp on but muted overnight and the next day it’s 50/50 whether it gels after unmuting. The quality of the recording I’ve randomly chosen no doubt plays a role in all this. But after 20 minutes, either I’m less critical or more appreciative, lol.
  4. I live in Canada and know where DFW is, lol… anyone I have ever met that has been to Texas would live there in a heartbeat! I had a pair of CF-3s, they pounded, can’t imagine how awesome CF-4s must sound. GLWS
  5. Yes! If you think you could sell them for what you bought them for, it’s free rent to find out if you like them.
  6. geoff.

    Belles in JAX

    $2400?! Are they hot? LOL
  7. Special thanks to @BeFuddledinMn! Package arrived today in mint condition.
  8. Special thanks to @BeFuddledinMn! Package arrived today in mint condition.
  9. …I’m holding out for “The Fifteens”
  10. @Wilson Hines, I replaced the factory(polyester) capacitors with Erse polyester/mylar capacitors in an ‘84 pair of Cornwalls and a ‘90s pair of Chorus 2s within the last few years. It was moot at best. I could discern no difference one way or the other. My takeaway was that polyester capacitors not subjected to brutal extremes have generational longevity. I have also played around with polypropylene capacitors in other Klipsch speakers that came stock with polyester caps. They always sound brighter. More resolution and clarity at low volumes, “harsher” as you crank them above 90db, from the listening position. One thing I always found to be an improvement from where my ears sit is the titanium tweeter diaphragms. They simply weren’t available originally and were used in later models. Biggest bang for the buck and reversible. CAVEAT: if you go that route take your time, they are delicate, ask me how I know… Fortes are a great speaker, but if and when you decide to take the next step, a stock speaker holds it’s resale value better. Cheers,
  11. https://www.ebay.com/itm/295534519902?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=-hRIJrJeRmm&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=9LegfabIRTi&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY no affiliation
  12. https://www.ebay.com/itm/325538233105?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=OyZUpTwYTyS&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=9LegfabIRTi&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY no affiliation
  13. …just buy it with PayPal and say you never got it
  14. That is a good idea. Thanks, as always, for your help Dean.
  15. …they won’t hold a candle to your LSI-BGs, LOL!
  16. …just a caveat, if and when you get your new horn, take extreme care when tightening it These old(er) plastic horns really crack easy (ask me how I know). My new friend is Krazy Glue.
  17. (hope this works…) https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMY2o8cJQ/
  18. Hello, not sure how this one has flown under the radar so long, But if your heart is set on Cornwalls, the III is the way to go. Far superior tweeter, and crossover.
  19. @Schroedinger, if you think you can sell the Cornwalls for what you paid, should you not care for them, it’s just your time that you’re out. And you will always wonder “what if” if you don’t try them.
  20. @mboxler, what tweeters are you used to listening to in your La Scalas(?)? Within the past couple of months I built a pair of polyester capped AAs as a reference to compare other crossover builds to. I am trying to assemble a second set of La Scalas to loan out to friends and family so they can see what the fuss is all about. Trying to keep it as close to original as possible, but after listening to aftermarket tweeters for years now I couldn’t get the K-77Ms to sound right either.
  21. You guys aren’t going to believe this… I have a pair of Realistic Nova 9s in my basement that I was just about to donate to a co-worker for a vintage system. I am in the process of sending him the archive photo from the ‘73 (!) catalogue and lo and behold. …someone stuck a Klipsch logo on it for clout, lol
  22. I'm still very interested in your thoughts on the sound of the AA vs. AL equipped La Scalas.
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