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  1. The one movie that, if I surf to it I stop and watch it through to the end EVERY SINGLE TIME is Back To The Future. "You bet your a$$ it works."
  2. [My] Dodgers played like shit — couldn't pitch (except for Hill and Buehler, who's a STUD), couldn't hit in the clutch, couldn't make adjustments. Add to that some incredibly bad managerial decisions (like using Jansen in the 8th inning twice, pitching to Pearce in Game 5 and pulling Hill in Game 4) and it's a wonder that we won even one game. 😠
  3. The reason you don't see K-horn setups with sidewall treatments is that placing a K-horn (or a LaScala, for that matter) in a corner with proper toe-in spills relatively little energy beyond the outside walls of the MF and HF horns. Typical direct-radiator speakers need 1st-reflection treatment because compared to a well-designed horn they spray sound all over the place (even if placed in corners with proper toe-in, although that would considerably reduce reflections created by the spillage). Diffusion at at the 1st-reflection points will almost always sound more natural than absorption. If the 1st-reflection points are really causing problems in your setup, you can begin by placing something portable with an irregular surface (a small bookcase would be ideal) at the first reflection point, which would act as a diffuser. The reason I recommend starting with something portable is that you may very well find that you prefer the sound without the treatment. If the treatment does make things better, you can replace the bookcase or other temporary doohickey with a purpose-built diffuser, for which a Google search will reveal tons of options.
  4. I play one of the California Lottery games (SuperLottoPlus) to the tune of $1 per game (2 games a week = $104/per year) and have been doing so ever since the lottery was legalized here in 1987. I've played the same 6 numbers since I started (one of the numbers is my age, so that one changes every year). I do it not because I expect to win or because I'm bad at math (which I'm not), but so that when I every so often dream of being truly rich I have a one in 41 million chance of that dream coming true, twice a week. ('Cause believe you me, that's the ONLY way I'll ever be truly rich.) That one in 41 million chance is worth $104 a year to me.
  5. On May 23, 2002 Shawn Green hit 4 homers in a single game for the L.A. Dodgers against the Brewers. He also hit a double, for 5 extra-base hits and 19 total bases in a single game.
  6. Unfortunately the tour doesn't come within 2.000 miles of L.A., so I guess I'll miss him. But I did get to see him: November, 1968 (Truth tour) Spring, 1971 (Rough and Ready tour) Fall, 1980 (There and Back tour) Spring, 1999 (Who Else tour) So I'm OK with missing this one.
  7. The curved vocal array and drum stacks used none other than the venerable EV T35 tweeter. (If it was good enough for PWK...) At the time the only JBL tweeter available was the 2402 (the silver bullet), but since its dispersion was 40 degrees conical at 10kHz, it wouldn't work at all in an array. The 2405 (the slot with the wedge) could have been arrayed if mounted with the slot oriented horizontally (its dispersion was 25 degrees vertical and 90 degrees horizontal), but I don't think it was developed until after The Wall had been retired.
  8. When PWK was at the AES convention in L.A. in 1979 to accept his silver medal award, the Klipsch factory rep for So, California arranged for me to have a private lunch with him. Among other things, at that lunch I asked PWK what the dims of the K-Horn woofer would be if it were a straight horn. He took out his notebook, made a few calculations and drew the horn in sections, from throat to mouth. The dims were around 7 feet deep, with a mouth around 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet (I have a photocopy of that notebook page in my Klipsch papers at home). So imagine the Klipschorn tweeter and midrange horns suspended above a 6.5' x 6.5' horn mouth opening in the corner, with the woofer driver at the throat of a horn extending 7 feet behind the mouth opening. Based on this I think Heyser's numbers are in the ballpark.
  9. In my opinion Kilpsch absolutely ruined the Klipschorn's aesthetics when they redesigned it and eliminated the inset collar that was the hallmark of the old "B" style. Now there's just an empty space between the bottom of the top hat and the top of the woofer that looks like someone forgot to screw down the top hat all the way on the woofer. The least they could have done would have been to eliminate that space so the friggin' thing doesn't look like someone forgot to finish assembling it. THE dumbest thing Klipsch ever did. If I ever found myself once again in a home that could accommodate Klipschorns I would look for an older pair of "B" style ones and update them to current standards—I would NEVER buy the ones Klipsch currently sells, they just don't look like Klipschorns any more, never mind looking like a $12,000 pair of speakers. P.S. I wish I had a nice photo of the B-style K-horns I owned from 1978 to 1992. Bob Moers personally picked out the veneer sheets for the woofer fronts (they reminded one of a Georgia O'Keefe painting, if you get my drift) and he and PWK both autographed the labels. Over the years I re-oiled them with 6 or 7 coats of Casey's TruOil (what Klipsch used at the factory at the time) until the finish really glowed.
  10. I'd bet serious $$$ that he accidentally had the polarity on one of the speakers backwards. (Happens to the best of us.) That's all it takes to kill the bass.
  11. In the mid-2000s I worked at Sonance, writing their installation and user documentation. While I worked there they purchased all of the Bertagni patents and technology and even the services of Alex Bertagni for a few years. This arrangement began a couple of years of R&D, the end result of which (and the ultimate expression of Alex Bertagni's original idea) was Sonance's Invisible Series of speakers, which are installed by cutting out a section of drywall, installing the speaker into the cavity and blending the speaker's flat front diaphragm with the drywall until it is undetectable. (Technically it's still visible.) This requires the services of experienced drywall and painting craftspeople, but when properly installed the speakers are indeed 100% completely undetectable. For anyone interested, here's a link to their latest incarnation: http://www.sonance.com/in-wall-in-ceiling/invisible-series/invisible-series
  12. When I was using my Cornwalls as 2-channel stereo speakers I had them about 2 ft in front of the front wall with their outside ends around 2 – 3 feet from the side walls. (Corner placement was prevented by architectural elements.) The listening position was against the rear wall about 13 feet from the fronts of the speakers. I experimented with toe-in until I achieved a seamless soundstage that extended behind the speakers and beyond their outside edges. As I recall it only took around 10 – 15 degrees of toe-in for each speaker. (This was from 1985 into 1996, so my memory of the details isn't as crisp as it once was.) In spite of their being well away from walls and corners they produced room-shaking bass while powered by an Electron Kinetics Eagle 2a amp (around 120 W per channel).
  13. The *first* thing you should do is toe them in (rotate them so they aim at the listening position). Considering how close together they are I would say around 25-30 degrees each, depending on how far away the listening position is (the closer you sit, the more toe-in you need). The soundstage will gel much more than with them firing straight ahead as shown in your photo. Then sit back and enjoy them. After a while you can start tweaking your setup to get the most out of them, but some toe-in should be #1 on your list (and it's free!). They look really nice, congratulations! I've owned Cornwalls since 1980 and have listened to thousands of recordings on mine. I now use them as monitors in my recording studio. I know them so well and trust them so much, they instantly tell me what I'm putting onto my recordings, and they're so accurate they allow me to create recordings that sound good when played on just about any other type of system or speaker. That's about the highest recommendation I can give to a speaker.
  14. I have the whole series on DVD. The thing that took so long was working out the rights to keep the original music, most (but not all) of which made it into the DVDs. I don't like the MeTV broadcasts of the show because instead of showing it windowboxed in the original 4:3 aspect ratio they zoom-in on it so it fills the entire 16:9 screen and it looks terrible. If you love the series like I do it's worth buying the DVDs. Amazon has the set of the complete series for around 69 bucks. I've always thought you could tell a lot about a man by their answer to the following: Bailey, or Jennifer? (Bailey all the way!) Similar issue about Gilligan's Island: Ginger, or Mary Ann? (Mary Ann, of course!)
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