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  1. Peter P.

    Heresy III-No sound

    Can you post a photo of your equipment's connections? That would be a great help and the forum would likely solve your problem in a jiffy.
  2. Peter P.

    Loudspeakers wreaked in Huricain

    "The price for the new? 400-550 dollars street price in the end of 80’s." Click on the link for the complete reference. FYI, insurance companies will usually only pay a non-depreciated/current replacement cost if you have an Actual Cash Value clause on your insurance policy. It could be called a Replacement Cost, or something similar. Check with your insurance agent, as you pay extra for that non-depreciated/replacement cost coverage. Since I had such a clause, when my bike was stolen they paid the current market price to replace the bike; all I had to do was provide a valid estimate from a bike shop. Using the quote above and the average price ($475) and 1990 as the ballpark date, the kg4's would cost $915 in today's dollars.
  3. Peter P.

    Crossover not working?

    Don't throw out the baby for the bath water. Get the amp repaired. Here's a place on eBay that specializes in Klipsch sub amps. Report back if you try them and you're successful. I can't help you with a diagnosis, but I would suggest driving it through the speaker level inputs to see if the problem persists.
  4. Peter P.

    Subwoofer hookup

    I think that's called a DIN connector and there's really no standard pinout on them. I'm not aware of any adapter for that connector so I believe, unfortunately, you won't be able to hook up the computer sub to the powered speakers.
  5. Peter P.

    Subwoofer hookup

    If the "Pre Amp In" connection on the sub is an RCA jack (I can't tell because the cable is plugged in to it), here's what you do: I assume each satellite has a "Sub Out" RCA jack as seen in the photo. You will run a single RCA cable from each satellite "Sub Out" to a "Y" adapter. It sums the left and right signals. Then plug that single connection in to the "Pre Amp In" on the sub, assuming it's an RCA female connection. You may have to get a male/female gender changer somewhere in that hookup, but they're easily available.
  6. Peter P.

    New dual sub setup - boomy

    Is it possible yours is a case of TOO MANY subwoofers? Wouldn't hurt to try shutting one off and performing all your experimentation with just one sub to see what the results are. What are your room dimensions?
  7. Peter P.

    What's Up With the KG SW?

    Power Handling: 100W If yours has the high/low sensitivity switch: 91dB/W/m in the low output, 8 ohm position, 94dB/W/m in the high output, 4 ohm position. There is no minimum power requirement. Frequency response, 38-150Hz. High pass and low pass filtering built in.
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    What's Up With the KG SW?

    Okay; I caught the Klipsch bug. I started participating in the forum a couple months ago when I wanted a pair of Heresy's; my first Klipsch speaker. Now I want a subwoofer; The KG SW to be exact. I already have an active subwoofer but I'm not crazy about leaving the thing on all the time; not for safety reasons. It's just that I'm cheap on electricity and the subwoofer is in the basement, where I don't play that often. Sniffing around, I discovered Klipsch made a passive subwoofer, the KG SW. That appeals to me. Then as luck would have it, someone posted a KG SW for sale on Craigslist for $80. (Alas, when I contacted the owner, it was already sold, but the owner hasn't taken the ad down. Why do people do that?!) Anyway, I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a KG SW, but in the meantime I search this forum and see no mention of it. So can anyone give me their opinions and comments on it? I've got to believe SOMEONE on this forum owns one!
  9. Peter P.

    Klipsch KSW12 speaker output not working.

    Thanks for the photo. Wuzzer has provided the correct answer, but let me rephrase it. You've got your speakers connected to the "Speaker Out" connections on the sub, but NOTHING connected to the "Speaker In" connections. You need to run speaker cables from your amp/receiver to the "Speaker In" connections on the sub, and leave the "Speaker Out" connections in place. Then remove the red and white plugs from the "Line In" connections on the sub. Or, remove the wires from the "Speaker Out" connections on the sub and connect them to the speaker connections on your receiver. Leave the "Line In" connections in place. Let us know how that works for you.
  10. Peter P.

    1978 Walnut Klipschorns with Cane Grills - Sold!

    As long as that is Klipsch, horn loaded dust, I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. Peter P.

    Klipsch KSW12 speaker output not working.

    Post a picture of the back panel, so we can verify everything is connected correctly.
  12. While I'm not experimenting with stands and such, I just added a powered subwoofer to my Heresy II's. Yeah; the Heresy's are beasts when cranked and can tickle the floor joists, but when I discovered there was a missing octave, I sought out a solution. Adding subwoofer is it. It's a lot of fun experimenting with crossover frequencies and level matching, but in the end I've got a full range system with that Klipsch signature sound in a smaller package that fits my living space.
  13. Peter P.

    Passive radiator subs, not enough credit?

    I was also under the impression that ported subs require a larger cabinet than an equivalent sized driver in a sealed cabinet. I come to this conclusion from the SVS web site where there offer your choice of an "SB" (sealed") or "PB" (ported) model for several of their lines using the same driver such as a "12". So I would expect a passive radiator version of a sealed sub to have a larger cabinet, yet it sounds like you claim passive radiator subs are merely sealed cabinets with a passive radiator added. I wonder if there's more going on in the cabinet design that gives the designer the option of varying the cabinet size when going to a passive radiator vs. a sealed sibling.
  14. Peter P.

    Passive radiator subs, not enough credit?

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a passive radiator sub just a different flavor of a ported sub? I was under the impression that the benefit of the former over the latter was the lack of potential port noise due to the lack of a port. Someone educate me on passive radiators vs. ports and vents.
  15. Peter P.

    thanks...Peter P.

    I'd bet it's 60Hz noise. Since the passive radiator only responds to what the woofer is producing, you should feel the same movement from the woofer. If not, then you have ghosts and an exorcism is called for. The way to see if it's 60Hz noise is to use a voltmeter that measures frequency. Connect the leads across the woofer terminals and see what the frequency readout tells you.
  16. Peter P.

    Restoring worn speakers

    Before you do anything to the Klipschorns, you should stop dating your sister. Welcome to the forum!
  17. I just hooked up my new subwoofer to my integrated amp's preamp connections and discovered those connections are at a fixed output level. What good are they if they don't vary the input level to my sub? Is this normal?
  18. Peter P.

    Line Level Outputs On An Integrated Amp

    Right now, that's my plan- to connect the sub to my Channel B speaker outputs while the Heresy's run full range on Channel A. I will run the Heresy's full-range, but I was hoping to use the high-pass line level outputs on the sub to alleviate having the Heresy's trying to reproduce anything below their 3dB limit of 50Hz. I'm going to fabricate some simple, 6dB/octave high pass filters tomorrow for the Heresy's. I wanted to make 2nd Order high pass filters but I can't find inductors of the right size and value, so First Order will have to do.
  19. Peter P.

    Line Level Outputs On An Integrated Amp

    My integrated amp is a Yamaha A-520. They are definitely pre-amp ins/outs because they're labeled as such. It's just an audio amp, 32 years old as of this month! The subwoofer is an SVS SB-1000 and it has a gain control, but if the input signal doesn't follow the amp's volume control, the subwoofer's output is pegged at one level and one level only. Right now it appears I have to use the speaker level inputs. My plan is to run the amp's "B" channel speaker outputs into the sub. SVS confirmed that will work. What WON'T work is the high pass crossover, as there's no high pass crossover on the speaker connections. I was hoping to run my Heresy's in all their full-range glory and have the sub fill in the rest. Instead, I'll probably buy an outboard 12dB high pass filter and connect it to the Heresy's speaker terminals. The lowest filter I can get is 80Hz so I'll work with that :-( .
  20. Peter P.

    Subwoofer At A Right Angle?

    Anyone here have their subwoofer driver facing at a right angle to their main speakers? How does it affect their sound and integration with your main speakers? If I buy a subwoofer, one possible location is in a corner, albeit the driver would have to face 90 degrees to the main speakers because furniture would prohibit it from facing the same direction as my Heresy's. I know bass frequencies are non-directional...
  21. Peter P.

    Subwoofer At A Right Angle?

    I PM'd the owner with no response. I'm sincerely tempted to buy a new, powered sub, but I can't open my wallet...!
  22. Peter P.

    High Pass Filtered Subwoofer?

    Is there a subwoofer that has an adjustable high pass output? I just assumed the adjustable low pass filter on most subwoofers was like a crossover, feeding below frequency "X" to the sub and above frequency "X" through line level outputs and on to the am and the main speakers. Apparently I'm wrong. I don't see any Klipsch subwoofers with line level outputs, to send a high pass filtered signal back to my amp. One subwoofer I'm looking at has both line inputs and outputs but the outputs are fixed at 80Hz. I was hoping to pair a subwoofer with my Heresy's and cross over from the sub to the Heresy's at their low frequency cutoff of about 50Hz, essentially running them full-range, to get all that Heresy goodness. Unless I find a sub with high pass filtering, it ain't gonna happen.
  23. Peter P.

    High Pass Filtered Subwoofer?

    Thanks for the suggestion, willand. I may have to cave-in and accept an 80Hz high pass to the Heresy's, but I can always keep an eye out for the Paradigm. I see there are none currently on eBay. If I used the Paradigm, could I hook it up per the following, with my integrated amp's pre in/out RCA stereo jacks: preamp output > equalizer input > equalizer output > Paradigm low level inputs > Paradigm subwoofer outputs > subwoofer line level inputs and Paradigm high pass outputs > preamp input. That should provide a 50Hz, high pass signal back to the integrated amp, where it would go to the Heresy's via the speaker wires, no?
  24. Peter P.

    F/S GENUINE KLIPSCH HERESY PASSIVE SUBWOOFER

    If the Cerwin Vega I bid on, in a moment of weakness, falls through, I'll be in touch, but feel free to sell it to the first reply. The first kg sw subwoofer I purchased from eBay, was shipped from Georgia to CT. The seller wrapped it in several layers of bubble wrap, found a box large enough, and it arrived just fine, except for the mailman's aching back!
  25. Peter P.

    F/S GENUINE KLIPSCH HERESY PASSIVE SUBWOOFER

    Thanks for the heads up, but if I recall correctly, I contacted the seller and he wasn't interested in shipping. ☹️ And as it would happen, I've been vigilantly watching for a kg sw subwoofer on the various popular sites since at least the OP's original post, and NOTHING has shown up. Well, at least nothing where the seller was willing to ship. So I caved (sort of) recently and put in a bid on a Cerwin Vega passive sub. I kinda hope I don't win it, and I bid the minimum to maximize my chances of losing! I still want another kg sw...
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