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  1. I don’t have experience with Cornwall 3’s, but I’ve had Cornwall 2’s that were absolutely vapid in the lower octaves in my room. I’ve had Chorus 2’s and Forte 2’s in the same room with great success. Thought the Cornwalls would be more of the same, but as soon as I moved them into the room, I was sorely disappointed in bass output/impact. I tried tubes and BIG SS amps and, while the sound characteristics changed, bass output did not. I couldn’t change the layout of my room so I added a subwoofer to augment the bass. That worked well enough. I eventually moved the Cornwalls into another room and the bass was much better. Ultimately, I determined the Cornwalls just didn’t work in my room and I eventually sold them. I never found my room to be particularly challenging for speaker setup and placement prior to the Cornwalls and I’ve had a lot of speakers in that room. Room was roughly 12’x15’x12’ with partially vaulted ceiling with skylights and partially open on one end to another small room. Hopefully you have some options for placement that will fix your bass null. If not, consider adding one or more subwoofers.
  2. Twk123 is spot on regarding the recap. Just to keep you all posted, these are pending pick up this week. I'll update the status here on Friday.
  3. Up for sale is a gorgeous pair of Klipsch Cornwall II's in very rare cherry lacquer finish. These are in fully functional condition and sound wonderful. I recapped the crossovers replacing all capacitors with Dayton 1% tolerance precision audio grade caps. All drivers are in perfect working condition. These speakers are ready for many more years of listening. There are some nicks around the outside front edge. These can be easily repaired or color matched to make them less obvious. Grills are nearly perfect and both badges are intact. Location: NW PA, between Pittsburgh and Erie Price: $1100 **SOLD** Shipping: Local pick up, or you arrange all transportation Trades: Possibly pair of quality SS stereo amps Reason for sale: Moving and only taking two bigs sets of speakers Condition can be seen here (sorry for the corny music overlay): Hear them here:
  4. Thanks, I have read up on the EFB mod and would like to incorporate it into this amp at some point. I even went as far as ordering the board/parts, stuffing the board, then, when I realized how big the heatsink was, I noticed I ordered the board for the SCA-35! It won't work with the ST-35 obviously, so I'll have to do the power supply board to incorporate the EFB mod. Thanks! The sub is a Power Sound Audio S-1800. Specs: Sealed 22x20x20.5" enclosure USA built, proprietary 18" driver with powerful motor strength and efficiency. Patented digital ICEpower® 725W amplifier with DSP control CNC precision cut cabinets that are finished in our industry exclusive satin black texture 17Hz-200Hz +/-3dB (7Hz-11Hz typical in-room extension) I'll take a look. Thanks!
  5. The kit came with mounting hardware and instructions for the choke, but I needed to order it separately. I'll order it now and report back my findings. I'll also look into bypassing C1. Thanks for the info!
  6. Very closely matched quad of Sovtek el84m's and a pair of NOS RCA 12dw7's. Thanks! 👍
  7. Thanks, guys! It's still breaking in, but I've probably got 15 or so hours on it now. Sounding pretty damn good if I don't say so myself. The top end opened up quite a bit after the first few hours. I haven't noticed too much of a change since they. I'll incorporate the Gillespie power supply board and EFB mod at some point in the future, but I wanted to hear it in stock configuration first.
  8. Thought I'd share this fun project here since I'm using this amp on my Cornwalls. This was my first kit build and I have to say, this is a very well put together kit with quality parts. The build itself took around 10-12 hours in total. I plugged away at it a couple/few hours at a time. The only hiccup was my own fault. I deviated from the manual and installed a CL-80 thermistor on the line in. Problem was that I installed it in the wrong location and the amp blew the fuse when I first turned it on. I removed the thermistor and it fired right up. All voltages checked out and it's been making fine music now for 12+ hours. Really great little amp and it was a lot of fun to build. Here are some pics from the build and a demo video. Kit as it arrived Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr PCB's stuffed and installed Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Transformers and can cap installed Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr WIring in process Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr WIring complete Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Testing Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr DONE Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Dynakit ST-35 by Audio Database, on Flickr Demo video
  9. Thanks for the info. I'm not going to worry too much about it. They sound just fine as is.
  10. Recapped the crossovers today. I didn't go all out with high dollar, boutique caps, but, for $54 I got all new Dayton film caps for both speakers. The original film caps were very close to their capacitance rating. One of the 68uF electrolytic caps was close to 73uF and the other was around 69uF. All in all, the original caps were in pretty good shape considering their age. After the recap, the speakers sound a bit cleaner, bordering on bright, but I'll give the new caps some time to settle in. Bass seems to have a bit more presence, as well. I'm pleased with the initial results and the crossovers are ready for another 30+ years. Only thing I'm left wondering is if I should have added a bypass cap to the 68uF cap on the woofers. Klipsch Cornwall II Crossover Recap by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Cornwall II Crossover Recap by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Cornwall II Crossover Recap by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Cornwall II Crossover Recap by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Cornwall II Speakers by Audio Database, on Flickr
  11. I’ve owned a couple pairs of each (Chorus II’s and Forte II’s) and loved them both. I find the Chorus II’s are the more accurate, flat response speaker. The Tractrix mid has a wonderful textural quality that does really well with guitars in my opinion. The Forte II’s are a really fun little speaker (comparatively) that dig lower in the bass registers and have a bit more impact. I love cranking them up with rock and modern, bass heavy music. Chorus II is the guy in the room wearing a suit, the Forte II is the guy in the leather jacket but each can do the other’s job well enough. Two of my favorite speakers for sure. If I find another set of clean Chorus II’s in walnut, I plan on grabbing them and not letting them go.
  12. Temporary setup as I'm building a rack to better house my gear in this room, but these are sounding very nice. I realize this recording isn't anything like hearing them in person, but I like making the videos anyway. 😁
  13. Thanks! I'm in Franklin, PA, between Erie and Pittsburgh. I do plan on recapping in the near future. Going to spend some time listening to them first while planning what to do next. Yours are cherry lacquer, too?
  14. Thanks, guys. Looking forward to spending some time in front of these guys.
  15. Got these in the house and decided to take a look inside one of the cabinets. Appears to be original drivers (only pic of woofer, but mid and tweeter are original, as well). Crossover original and looks easy to update/recap. There's front to back and side to side bracing.
  16. Saw this pair pop up for sale on my local CL and decided to treat myself to a late Father's Day gift. I haven't had a chance to set them up yet, but they sounded great during the demo at the PO's house. These appear to be a unique finish. I'm assuming CL means cherry lacquer. However, the story goes the original owner had Klipsch refinish them darker to match his room better. Not sure how true that is, but the finish is very good. Speakers are in very nice condition and present very well but have some chips in the veneer around the edges. I'll need to get that repaired. Grills are perfect. Speakers came with some sales literature and the speaker labels which had become detached. I'll get them setup with some ANK EL34 monoblocks tomorrow. More to come.
  17. $75! I was in Mount Vernon all week for business and scoured all the local CL's for something to bring home with me. Found nothing. On my way home, checked my phone while pumping gas and saw this post. Really considered back tracking to try to get these but it would have added 6 hours to my trip. Someone got a heck of a deal!
  18. Wonderfully versatile solid state preamp offered for sale. This sale includes the remote and original box/packaging. Tons of features and adjustability: 5 line level inputs 1 MM/MC phono input with adjustable loading (100/47k) 1 USB input (up to 96kHZ, 24 bit) 1 Optical input (192kHZ, 24-bit) 1 Coax input (192kHZ 24-bit) 1 pair balanced XLR inputs Analog bass management with high and low pass crossovers Front panel subwoofer level control 2 pair line level outputs 1 pair balanced XLR outputs Tape output Defeatable bass/treble tone controls Alps volume pot This thing has it all. This unit is black with just a few minor blemishes (see pics). PM with any questions.PRICE: $650 SOLD LOCATION: PA 16323 SHIPPING: Buyer pays PAYMENT: PayPal, Venmo, FB, MO (buyer pays any fees) TRADES: None More photos available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SWHcADBbmzaTqNgv6
  19. These are sold, folks. They just left with their new owner. Appreciate everyone's interest and comments.
  20. Thanks, all! I appreciate the kind words. It'll be tough to see these go, but hopefully I can find them a good home.
  21. Up for sale is a wonderful sounding pair of Klipsch Chorus II's. Chorus II's are hard to find on the used market and even more rare in walnut veneer. This pair has been upgraded with Crites titanium tweeter diaphragms and the crossovers have been recapped with Sonicap Gen II caps (Crites recap kit). The upgrades were no subtle improvement. This is a great sounding pair of speakers. A pair I would be happy to own and listen to long term. I'm only selling to generate funds and make room for something else. There are a few cosmetic blemishes, but these are highly presentable. They look great despite their minor flaws. There's one veneer chip on the top of one speaker. There are a few other smaller blemishes, nicks, etc, but nothing major. See pics and video below. These are sonically perfect. One of the passive woofers has been repaired. It had a small puncture that was repaired from the inside with paper towel and Elmer's glue. See photos. Any questions, please feel free to ask. If you happen to be on the route from Pittsburgh, PA to Alexandria, VA, act fast, I can deliver these to you tomorrow morning. Price: $750 firm SOLD Location: Franklin, PA 16323 Speakers can be seen and heard here: Lots of pics in this album:https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZUrS8j52BHqMsMKp7
  22. Yes, could very well be a great deal. Worth checking out for sure. I am working on re-capping an LK-72 right now. It's mostly done and, I have to say, it's a wonderful sounding amp!
  23. I've really enjoyed reading through this thread and seeing the progress. Great work, as always! Thanks for walking us through this tribute build.
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