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  1. Too add tone, depth, and fill some of the grain I added a 2 coats of Zinsser Amber Shellac. Unfortunately the Topcoat may not bond well with the wax in the Amber shellac, so on goes a coat of Zinsser SealCoat cut down from 2LB in the can to a 1LB cut washcoat. Locking in that wax beneath bonded layers of shellac is a non-issue now. 

     

    Do not worry about that natural semi-gloss look of the shellac. That sheen will all go away as more finish layers are added on top. The final topcoat will ultimately determine the sheen anyway.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. These ideas always seem to start out simple. Then over time as things progress I decide to add more and more time effort and money into the original basic plan I started with. With this build I had some oak boards left over that I wanted to use up, some 1 3/4" x 18" oak, some casters that could be salvaged for the build, some finish products and various supplies. Well. I am using some of that, however I stuffed another $400 into the build so far and I still have yet to turn a screw. Far beyond the original simple idea.

     

    Here is the progress I have made to this point.

    Design - still tweeking

    Cut list - cut and sanded and adding additional pieces as I go

    Material list - keeps growing along with the budget

    Shopping list - God this stuff ain't cheap

     

    Cut and sanded to 180 grit

    Wetted with distilled water and dried overnight to pre-raise the grain

    re-sanded again to 180 grit

    Blow off sawdust

    Router shelf noses with 1/4" bead top and bottom for a custom look

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    Mixed 2 parts General Finishes amber water based dye stain

                1 part General Finishes Rosewood water based stain

     

     

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  3. All of this is in great gratitude to @lupp5214 for making this possible 😁

    Levi is so kind, courteous, helpful, and best of all has awesome gear at even better prices! 👍

    Don't forget to look at his garage page too, he is not done selling by a long shot, and I even saved the best items for you.😉

    If you need assistance in purchasing logistics, I may be able to provide some help as well.

     

    Huge purchase! Technically enough gear for another entire listening space.

    Keep an eye out in the Garage section. I definitely will be there needing to clear some of my own space.

     

     

    Showstopper: Dual Monoprice Monolith 12" subwoofers

    Horsepower: Monoprice Monolith 7 200W x 7 amplifier

    Mothership: Marantz SR6012 AVR

    Ambiance: Pair R-41SA Dolby Atmos surround speakers

    Bonus 1: 12 SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation Feet

    Bonus 2   2  5M SVS SoundPath RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

     

    EDIT: for those in the Boxes, Keep 'em? page...Everything except the AVR did include, and I did keep all of the boxes. The previous owner kept all his boxes and helped me pack everything for safe transport. I greatly appreciate the time, effort, and space that was sacrificed for what eventually became my benefit. I hope to return the favor in some future time of my life as I continue to buy/sell/trade. Now the boxes are in folded down form. The inserts are pain to store, but take up less room overall, so I will mark them for potential use later.

     

     

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  4. 34 minutes ago, RLink said:

    What do you think would match up well??

    Best matching center for CWIII is always going to be a third Cornwall III in matching veneer placed vertically exactly center. For horizontal side placement the old vertical cornwall I. If it those choices do not match your furniture, buy new furniture.

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Amstaff said:

    Do I think the SVS is better than the RSW-15 - yes? Night and day better? No.

    Really? SVS PB-16 VS Klipsch RSW-15? 

    If you think that they are even close, your room must have major issues. Also sub placement and seating position may also be in serious need of correction.


  6. Nice pictures. Fits the description above. The seller did come forth and give ample notice of the cosmetic issues. A higher level of skill will be required to make the veneer repairs.  I am not the best SN# decoder here. I will wait for someone to else to chime in. Good luck with the sale. I am sure you will hear from others wanting info about the H II's and SW12.


  7. Official Specifications for the Cornwall IV are in

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    SPECIFICATIONS

    FREQUENCY RESPONSE (+/- 4 dB) 34Hz - 20kHz SENSITIVITY1 102dB @ 2.83V / 1m

    POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 100W/400W

    MAXIMUM SPL 119dB Continuous

    NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms Compatible

    CROSSOVER FREQUENCY HF: 5000Hz MF: 700Hz

    HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER K-107-TI 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver

    MIDRANGE K-702 1.75” (4.45cm) Polyimide diaphragm compression driver

    LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER K-33-E 15” (38.1cm) Fiber-composite cone woofer

    ENCLOSURE MATERIAL MDF with fine veneers

    INPUTS Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

    HEIGHT 38” (96.52cm)

    WIDTH 25.3” (64.3cm)

    DEPTH 15.5” (39.4cm)

    WEIGHT 100lbs (45.35kg)

    FINISH Satin Black Ash, American Walnut, Natural Cherry


  8. On 9/2/2019 at 8:44 AM, lupp5214 said:

    If you buy EVERYTHING I will let it go for $5300.  If it’s pieced out that price will change.

    Total of everything you have listed above is $5850.  You do have the price of individual pieces listed. I am unclear on what you mean. I am wanting to purchase both subwoofers. Are you currently intending to selling these items separately for the prices listed above? I am local.

     


  9. Maybe it is time for you to take a class on how to apply your own wood veneer. For example there are free classes around here at a store called Woodcraft. Then purchase the sub you want with the specs that suit your needs that is within your budget. Then go nuts on the veneer. Finally, sent us the pics.

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  10. On 8/20/2019 at 7:12 PM, crunchman12001 said:

    So was it for 2 Forte II's or the 3 speakers shown?

    Back up for sale. The other speaker in the photo is a Chorus II. Not part of this sale, but would listen to an offer for the single. The mate for it is my center channel.


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    NEW LAMP STANDS FOR THE THEATER!

     

    #118 and #119 first production run

     

    Now I have 2 pairs front and rear. Not bad for a surround channel. These will obviously not work underneath my screen in center position, so I will not be adding any more of them in my room. I have the slightly smaller model to run the center and rear positions. The sibling bookshelves are chained to the ceiling. I wish I could pull these 3 feet out into the room and allow them to breath. That is why I have so much acoustic treatment. Allows for corner placement without the bad side effects. Open invite to anyone who wants to listen. I would put them up against ANYTHING you have under $5K. These really are 30HZ-27KHZ and do all those frequencies extremely balanced and neutral. I have a 150W X 6 Classé which is bridgable to 300W X 3, but I could do even better with a 300 watt Krell!

     

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  12. 51 minutes ago, RLink said:

    STILL NO QUALITY WOOD VENEER SUBWOOFER????  

    I know what you mean. I am trying to find a 30 year old teak JBL B460 right now for my other system.

     

    Subs are always like..."hey I am just a huge ugly monolithic black cube trying to hide in a shadow.  Don't put any wood veneer on me, your wife might be able to see me." 

     

    I am not completly sure where the "Heritage" emblem gets hung on that product though.


  13. 21 minutes ago, Chief bonehead said:

    Yes but I have tried hard to keep the same spectral balance in the paul’s heritage models as he likes them. So a cw4 would fit well with a h3 or vice versa. There some physics/acoustic stuff that can’t be over come but they sound like a family of sound products. 

    According to the poll numbers 33 pairs of Cornwall IV's should have already been accounted for. Not bad considering they have not even released yet.

     

    Chief, did you get a chance to vote? Oh, that's right, I guess you already did when you chose to design the CW IV. Thank you for going all of your hard work. They look so good. I am happy to see the activity within this thread was able to get your attention. Hope all of this helps the cause. I was confident that a "NEW" product would eventually hit the showroom floor. I just never expected one so soon.

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  14. 1 hour ago, Falcar said:

    I bet the Cornwall IV will sound no different than the Cornwall III, even though the Cornwall IV supposedly will cost more.

    Regardless of audible differences and prices, at least they are not Klipsch Pro Audio right? Therefore they come in beautiful wood cabinets handcrafted with awesome skilled labor right here in the U.S.A. They will at a minimum look amazing in a home. 


  15. 1 hour ago, dwilawyer said:

    The Poll is flawed because it doesn't take into account price.  A company has got to be able to amortize R&D

    I agree with all of your recent comments above. In my defense I am not a research specialist. I am a Klipsch enthusiast. My intent of the poll all along has always been to generate interest in a "new" product and find where most others here place their preferences regardless of price.  The poll was started long before any public information about any "new" product rumors or announcements. Hindsight. Good job by Klipsch keeping the wrap on this though. 

     

    1 hour ago, dwilawyer said:

    I don't want to announce anything before Klipsch does

    I am willing to edit, or mute if it helps the cause. Just seemed like a good thread for me to post what comes up on google search. Well, now that there is something to actually search that is.

     

    1 hour ago, dwilawyer said:

    But @Chief bonehead is very busy trying to figure out how to make pro sound good in the home, and more importantly, how to make hip-hop, rap and disco sound good on Cornwalls and La Scalas.

    I was busy eating popcorn during that epic event.

    I thought it important to note here that in my opinion, being a carpenter and all, I happen to really enjoy things made out of wood. I get a lot of enjoyment out of the consumer (home) versions of Klipsch speakers vs their pro counter parts. Those beautiful cabinets keep me on the hook. I live among my speakers.

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