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  1. Sounds good. I never meant to infer that KGI was not a top notch team. I aware of the level of talent there. I didn't know they were involved in the actual set-up in the room itself. I don't know how the ball got handed off in Schaumburg, Illinois at Axpona. No way anyone with one good ear and one eye good eye and basic fundamental knowlege of room accoustics could have missed how lowball it was. Maybe was just a one-off being that it was the first year at the show for Klipsch. Now I have my hopes up that Klipsch cornwall IV and Heresy IV will come along with KGI at Axpona 2020. Thanks.
  2. I really hope they have some competent people doing the setup at RMAF. The Klipsch Forte III setup at Axpona 2019 done by Saturday Audio was a complete joke. Room was stuffed with people who looked very interested, but actually was one the worst sounding rooms there. Totally not the speakers fault. A combination of low quality mismatched gear along with low quality recordings and terrible speaker placement. Saturday Audio ended up costing Klipsch a ton of sales.
  3. Don't worry. I will get to that part. Not there yet. This is a different kind of build. Not going with traditional joinery because of the 1-3/4" x 18" material I am using. Wood joinery with these materials would not hold up to the 800LB rating I am shooting for. Thinking I may come in at around 200LBS in rack alone, so I want the 250LBS each casters to be the limiting factor. Brute strength and overkill on this one. The major components will all be mechanical connections. For starters I am going with 3/8" x 6" T-50 washer head lag screws to provide support along the y and z axis. https://www.amazon.com/GRK-RSS386HP-HandyPak-Structural-Package/dp/B001SFT0T8 Later after some further assembly, I will be painting and installing THESE to provide some of the structural integrity along the width. It is an open front and back design, so the x axis will be the weakest and require the most structural support.
  4. Now on to some of the glazing. This step will greatly accentuate and contrast the early wood (dark grain) from late wood (light grain). This duplicates a finish you may have heard of before: Mission, Arts and Crafts, or Craftsman style. Only working the shelf surfaces and shelf supports for now. After assembly more glazing will be worked in to bring the trim and structure in line with the overall design. General Finishes Van Dyke Brown with 10% General Finishes Extender to increase the working time.
  5. Trim is also pre-finished. Helps speed things up. There will be time for touch-up steps later.
  6. 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.
  7. Color is not where I want it. Going with a second coat with a little longer soak before wiping.
  8. 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 ' Mixed 2 parts General Finishes amber water based dye stain 1 part General Finishes Rosewood water based stain
  9. My recent activity involving keeping boxes
  10. 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! πŸ‘ 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.πŸ˜‰ 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day! https://www.carpentersunion.org/news/respecting-celebrating-labor-day
  14. 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.
  15. Other useful information The midrange driver is a K-702 driver mounted to a K603M horn (CF3/CF4 horn with mumps)
  16. Official Specifications for the Cornwall IV are in https://f072605def1c9a5ef179-a0bc3fbf1884fc0965506ae2b946e1cd.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/product-specsheets/Cornwall-2019-Spec-Sheet-v01.pdf 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
  17. 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.
  18. In for the dual Monolith 12's if they are the ported subs and not the sealed version. PM sent.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A few crossover pics to show more of how the design engineers were thinking at the time. Conversion is 3.466KG = 7.627LB
  22. 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 ClassΓ© which is bridgable to 300W X 3, but I could do even better with a 300 watt Krell!
  23. 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.
  24. 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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