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Peter P.

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    Klipsch Heresy II's (with a powered sub), kg sw Subwoofer, Quartets, kg 2.2's, kg 4.2's.

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  1. Anybody know where you can get director's chairs like those seen in the video?
  2. Oh no; that speaker pair is for the garage system; the GOOD speakers will go in the bespoke listening room.
  3. I'm late to the conversation but I can say low frequencies CAN damage your woofers even if the frequency is below the range of your speakers. I had a pair of acoustic suspension bookshelf speakers with a 6.5" woofer. I also had a Boston Acoustics set of discs used to test speakers for bass response. The first disc was all electronic stuff, with lots of program below 40Hz, and down to 20Hz, while my speakers' low end was in the 50Hz range. Well, I teased the speakers too much one day playing that particular disc and the cone broke free of the adhesive bond to the spider. It now buzzed at the slightest input level. I have no doubt it was the low frequency that did the speaker in and not the overall amplitude. (Amended; obviously it had to be the frequency in combination with the amplitude at that frequency which caused woofer death. What I originally meant to say was, the OVERALL speaker level at the time was within the capacity of the speaker, but bass frequencies require much more energy; it's not a linear equation.) It was a blessing in disguise however. It was that speaker failure which lead to satisfying my lifelong desire to own a pair of Klipsch speakers, when I bought my Heresy's.
  4. Doesn't matter. You're either using the internal D-A converter or your preamp's D-A converter. Bet you can't tell the difference... (I put on my flame retardant jumpsuit and await the replies...)
  5. https://hartford.craigslist.org/msg/d/east-hartford-klipsch-professional/7207592680.html Too bad they're XLR connections. Do they make an adapter to banana plugs?
  6. The sub does not have speaker level outputs, just inputs. The sub manual does suggest as you mention above, but by wiring the speakers in parallel with the subwoofer speaker level inputs, by essentially connecting the Heresy's wiring at the subwoofer input. In my situation, it makes for a messier wiring situation which is why I didn't go that route.
  7. I know that. I'm wondering why the sub would turn on when the amp is off, AND the speaker pair feeding the sub input is shut off (as if you wanted to run headphones).
  8. I've got a non-Klipsch subwoofer being used in a two channel stereo application. I have an integrated amp with two speaker pair outputs. Speaker pair A is connected to my Heresy's while speaker pair B feeds the speaker level inputs of my subwoofer. With this arrangement I can shut off the subwoofer if I want as it's easier than reaching behind the subwoofer to the on/off switch. The subwoofer will go into sleep mode if there's no input signal after a period of time as indicated by a blue/red LED. I just discovered tonight that, with the integrated amp off, and speaker pair B turned off, the sub detects a signal and never shuts off! I can even hear a low level rumbling if I place my ear near the driver. However, if I turn on the speaker pair, and the amp is off, the sub shuts off correctly. Same if the amp is on. I verified it's an amp issue because if I unplug the amp the sub shuts off correctly. So how can a signal still be passing through the speaker outputs even if the amp is off and the speaker pair is turned off?
  9. This has been my experience. Liquid strippers might raise the grain on the wood. If you're going this route, practice on a spare piece of birch, or at least on the bottom of the cabinet to see what results. Sanding might not reach deep enough into the grain to remove the last traces so exercise caution and start with higher grades of sandpaper rather than lower. And here's another vote for Watco Danish Oil. Better than stain. It really accents the grain of the wood. Stupid easy to apply and wipe off. Tip: Wipe off drips on hidden undersides of panels after each 15 minute application otherwise they tend to become permanent. I used Watco Danish Oil on all the doors in my condo, and on a weightlifting rack. That's Dark Walnut on pine boards. Beautiful and easy.
  10. Real mountain bikers don't use suspension.
  11. Ain't just the footprint, but the SIZE of the speaker. Appearance is just as important, and big speakers are the elephant in the room, so to speak.
  12. Assuming you're placing the speakers against the narrow wall, yes? Sorta doesn't matter to me; I think the small dimension rules out the "larger" speakers you list-Cornwalls, Forte's, Chorus. You have to think in terms of aesthetics, and the physical amount of space, mostly width, that they'll consume. They'd dominate the room physically. Largest I'd use would be Heresy's. Or go with the modern Klipsch towers because they have a narrower footprint.
  13. Yeah, those Loudness controls tend to have a wide bandwith and are usually centered around 100Hz as are typical bass control knobs. My Yamaha receivers and amps come with a Variable Loudness control which allows you to tailor the bass boost effect. The manuals specifically mention the use of it at low overall volume levels to bring up lost bass levels. Still ain't nothin' wrong with an equalizer to overcome your room's acoustics or your listening position (or even your personal tastes) as garyrc implies. My cheapo by audiophile standards, and ancient, Audio Control 520b can tweak the bass at 32, 60, and 120Hz and does the job unobtrusively.
  14. I think engineers try to boost certain bass frequencies on smaller speakers to give a better consumer impression. Some engineers try to be subtle about it so it doesn't look like they sold their souls to the Sound Devil just to sell speakers. Also, I'll bet those engineers have studied consumer listening habits and concluded most people listen at much less than live sound levels. Problem is, bass levels trail off considerably at these lower levels. So they re-equalize the bass response of the speaker to sound "better" at these lower levels. I think the Heritage Series doesn't make these compromises, and as a result they have the balls to sound accurate in the bass department as sound approaches live levels. I remember a review of the Klipschorn in Stereo Review decades ago. While listening to material through them, the reviewer heard the sound of a car door closing. He peaked out the drapes assuming a car had parked nearby. Instead, that sound effect is what he heard through the Klipschorns. He was amazed at the accuracy of the low frequency reproduction of that door closing through the speakers. If your father can't crank his Heritage Series speakers and experience the same thing, it your room acoustics and not the speakers. An alternative solution would be to apply an equalizer to the speakers, which would probably be cheaper than a subwoofer.
  15. What's the premise behind dual woofers? Many Klipsch tower speakers have them. Why not just one woofer of equivalent performance specs to the pair? What are the advantages?
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