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  1. Told you it would be a quick sale, again I am not affiliated. Go ahead and keep thinking you are going to buy Klipsch Quartet Oiled Oak in 9/10 condition all original for $400 xxxx miles away. Or just keep waiting another 3 years for your chance. I don't understand you guys thinking these things are worth so little when they keep getting snapped up.


    I did not post a pic? I look at my own Quartet pair of equal or better condition everyday? You want to see? Send a PM, pics of mine will be better than low res CL photos converted to low res forum thread photos of some other guys stuff. If they were shot to hell, they would still be listed, but that is what is so great about Klipsch cabinets, built like a bull no-shit. Now they are gone, move on.

  2. I had a great experience with Progressive. South Dakota 11PM in May 2016 going west on I-90 going 80 mph w/cruise control set. A whitetail was running at a 45 degree angle into my direction, and I obliterated the deer and my car. Grill,lights,fender,front door,rear door,rear quarter panel,rocker panel,front wheel,OEM paint on a  2016 Mazda 3 with less than 10,000 miles at that point. Progressive had a office inside of the auto body shop, spent 40 days rebuilding my car, and called me nearly daily with updates, and if I had concerns, they were able to meet all of my nitpicks. Never raised my premium. Cheaper than any get a quotes I ever tried. With them 10 years now.

  3. @jjptkd  Allow me to suggest that at this point you add a few more steps here. Clear semi-floss lacquer finish spray.  The factory used a #40 sheen lacquer primer, then #40 sheen black lacquer, with a clear #40 sheen to protect. So to make the lacquer spray not wrinkle the existing finish, use this product first as a seal coathttps://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/zinsser/interior-wood-finishes/bulls-eye-shellac/ . Then add this product https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/watco/lacquer-clear-wood-finish?ls=63181&lc=Semi-Gloss

  4. Near Madison, Wisconsin. I have decided to put up for sale to the Klipsch Community only, for a limited time, an offer to buy any and all of my collection of Klipsch Academy speakers. I have 2 in black lacquer, and 1 in medium oak. I have 1 in the original box (black), including foam and plastic sleeve . Condition varies slightly between each. Grills are perfect. Tops are perfect. Backs are perfect. The finishes are in great shape, and no bare wood is showing anywhere. If there were a scratch it would be on the side or bottom and would be minor. The cabinets corners and edges are perfect. No chips. I am not at this time shipping any of these, so it is for those able to drive the distance, so even though I have an original box, it is not for shipping purposes at this time. Live listening sessions are available. You also can BOYOS (bringyourownspeakers).


    Please do not comment, "too bad", unless you are a serious buyer and have the intent on making a trip here.  Send a PM if you want photos. If significant interest should arise I will add pics later.  Prices range $275 - $350

  5. What I sold today


    I came to an agreement with a member from another site to sell him my Carver TFM-42 and my Carver AV-806x. Will be shipping them this week. Thankfully I was able to keep them off E-bay, while still helping a fellow audiophile keep his hobby going. He will rebuild them, I will have funds for a new project myself. I will get all I have invested in them back out at the end, not loosing anything while I enjoyed them the last few years. I love the way this hobby works.

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  6. I have read about others having success using other Klipsch center speakers, but the ones I have listed are the only, quality, centers I ever used personally. The thing the Academy had going for it was the timbre match with the extended heritage. I know better centers have come along since then, but I have heard they do loose a portion of the timbre vs the Academy. I could easily be wrong here.


    I currently have the new to me oiled oak chorus II's in various stages of refinishing. I actually removed as much of the original oils as possible using lacquer thinner, sanded 120/220 and applied a non-grain raising "NGR" dye to simulate the old warm patina.  Looking like new, except the risers which I will need to re-veneer at a future time. Just not sure where they will ultimately be placed in the room. This pair has completely stock components. Good for another A/B session later. I might even get out the Carver TFM-42 375W x 2 and do some A/B with the Outlaw 5000. Oh were going to have some pissed off neighbors.

  7. I got tired of asking the same question myself. I bought so many cables, and tossed them for larger/better/longer/specs/snake oil. I never have to worry about that again because for about $1.33 per foot, I bought a bulk roll of Marshall Sound Runner W8110. It is actually manufactured by MOGAMI. For me it saves me money because I know I won't be buying any more speaker cables.


    Byznasty, in your case this would be considered overkill for your current situation. I am just pointing out the fact that, over time our needs change but our speaker cables do not need to.


    Specs are 2-#10 AWG (238×34)   ---------that is 238 OFC copper stands folks, super high flex, and it lays and feels like 14AWG


    Capacitance (pF/ft) 18.5

    Inductance (µH/ft) 0.18





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  8. Edited post to address post 2 & 3. Yes the room is definitely a challenge here, as most non-dedicated non-theater rooms are. Certain room corrections will not be possible, I am not the only one making decisions here, but I really do have a very understanding wife.  All these Klipsch speakers are of the passive radiator type, so placement here does apply.  I intend to move the Quartets off the stands and place their replacements directly on the floor at the same location they are in currently.  The single RSW-10 subwoofer, also passive radiator, is currently under the Quartet on the left in this pic.

    I use this room mostly in multi-channel 5.4.1 home theater, blu-ray or TV. Music is usually 2.0 channel or 2.1 run from the PC with Tidal and Chromecast for now.


  9.    I have been acquiring and accumulating a collection of extended heritage Klipsch over the last 10 years, most being more recent. I decided to ask the members to help me choose what to keep, sell, trade, replace, upgrade, modify, or put in cryogenic storage :laugh:.  I have a 5.4.1 channel set up in my main listening space of approx. 15'W x 29"L with a sort of U-shape. The rest of the equipment I use is finally up in my signature.  If anyone wants to PM me for an offer that is fine, but this is not intended as a sell thread, I will do that later on as a parallel thread to this one in the garage section, if/when/what goes up for sale. I am located 30 miles outside Madison, Wisconsin and anyone wanting to have a listening session may also send a PM. I am not affiliated with any business, not in sales, not flipping for profit, not trying to fish, not trying to donate my stuff. I am trying to contribute here. Try to stay on topic please. If anyone would like to start or suggest another thread to address any specific A/B comparisons, I would contribute to another thread as well. I will be doing some A/B here, but large heavy speakers are not easily rotated in and out. 

       All these Klipsch speakers are of the passive radiator type, so placement here does apply.  I intend to move the Quartets off the stands and place their replacements directly on the floor at the same location they are in currently.  The single RSW-10 subwoofer, also passive radiator, is currently under the Quartet on the right in the pic.

       I have just added another to my collection, a matched pair of Oiled Oak Chorus II that will be replacing something in my listening space to accommodate them according to how this thread goes.


        -My Center channel is a Black lacquer HALF of a matched pair of Forte II + Crites titanium tweeter diaphram + Klipsch sourced k-53-ti midrange driver assembly + Crites bandpass board + Crites crossovers. It sits sideways on a Black glass tv stand underneath the tv 15" clearance from the back wall 28" up to centerline.

       -The other HALF is stored with equal modifications intact. All original parts are stored. Condition = 98/100

    The other center channel speakers I have stored are:

       -1 of 3 Academy Black lacquer + Crites titanium tweeter diaphram + Crites crossover. All original parts are stored. Condition = 98/100

       -2 of 3 Academy Black lacquer + Original box, styrofoam, and plastic sleeve.  Condition 92/100

       -3 of 3 Academy Oiled Oak stock. Condition 93/100

       -1 of 2 KV-3 Oiled Oak. Condition 98/100

       -2 of 2 KV-3 Oiled Oak. Condition 98/100


       -My Front channel is set as matched pair of Chorus II Oiled Walnut with Crites titanium tweeter diaphram + Crites crossovers.  Condition 96/100

       :emotion-55:Maybe I should upgrade change the Chorus II midrange to Ti as I did with the Forte II? All original parts are stored


       -My Surround channel is a matched pair of Oiled Oak QuartetsCrites titanium tweeter diaphram + Crites crossovers. All original parts are stored.  Condition 98/100


       -My Single Subwoofer is Black lacquer RSW-10. Space and neighbors are a concern here.


    The flow chart of the proposed changes is as follows:

       :emotion-55:Should I keep looking for another pair of Chorus II to split up with another local I know of who is trying for a 5 channel all Chorus II room.

       :emotion-55:Should I replace rear Quartets with newly acquired Chorus II in stock condition, with modifications to follow later

       :emotion-55:Should I Put 1 pair Quartets up for sale

       :emotion-55:Should I split a matched pair Forte II and put HALF up for sale

       :emotion-55:Should I Put 3 Academy centers up for sale individually, :emotion-55:2 in Black could be used as an expansion to 7.1 or 9.1 in height/rear/surround locations

       :emotion-55:Should I Put 2 KV-3 centers up for sale individually, :emotion-55:2 in Oak could be used as an expansion to 7.1 or 9.1 in height/rear/surround locations


    I will be editing this post as needed as the thread develops. Any of my Klipsch could go into my second listening space that is currently occupied by JBL L100T3 and other T3 variants. I did just sell a pair of JBL L80T3 in light oak. Not sure why I would move the rest. I am thankful for all those here who have gotten me to this point.


  10. I spoke to the seller. Nice guy. Original owner. Is still somewhat attached to these, in a $$$ kind of way. I drove 700 miles later that day instead, to buy my new Chorus II from another original owner, circa 1996. I love passive radiators.

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  11. 54 minutes ago, Ljk said:

    You have ti  and xover mid range upgrade on your chorus II? How do like it compared to stock, been thinking about doing those upgrades to my chorus IIs. 

    not trying to do a comparison thread here inside this thread, but since others also like to know, I believe it is an upgrade path suited for those that have tried and loved similar paths with their tweeters. The cost of the midrange upgrade is substantially greater due to the added complexity to the crossover. You can expect similar results in the midrange upgrade as is evident in the tweeter upgrade, and since midrange provides a large quantity of the source material, it is a very important decision to make before any changes are done. The cost can be obviously far more significant when doing multi channel as I have.

  12. Would anyone on the forum like to chime in on proceeding forward from here. I am using a walnut pair of "full upgraded" Chorus II for fronts, black "fully upgraded" Forte II center sitting horizontally on a black glass shelf, upgraded oak Quartet for surrounds. The finishes work in my space.


    My second space is full of walnut  4x JBL L100t3 and a L40T3 for center duty.


    I am willing to rotate speakers or trade/sell/buy. Not sure how toshare pics here either, not having used 2mb max uploaders in the past.


    Forgot add *fully upgraded = Crites titanium tweeter diagrams, K-53-Ti titanium midrange drivers, Crites bandpass boards + Crites crossover boards. My quartet rears do not have the midrange changes.

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