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Tony Whitlow

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  1. Heresy I Upgrade to III....sigh...again?

    I have Heresy ls. I see no reason to change them to llls. If you are obsessed with changing them Bob Crites has the drivers and motor boards. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Music CD's

    Never saw this. Where I live CDs are 2 to 3 dollars cheaper than movies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. See this

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  4. Whatever happened to Stereo Review magazine?

    I enjoyed the record reviews in Stereo Review. Back in the day I subscribed to Stereo Review, Audio, and High Fidelity. Sure do miss them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. R-26 towers placement ideas?

    If you have two corners place them as far into the corner you can. Toe them in 45 degrees. PWK said all speakers benefit from corner placement. Improves efficiency 8 X. Corner placement also reinforces bass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. WBT: Badges for 1984 Cornwall

    Twenty years ago I bought some used and abused LaScalas. No badges. I contacted the Klipsch factory in Hope by phone. I think I gave them the S/N for proof and they promptly sent me replacements. Can’t remember the price but they didn’t break the bank. Might give them a try. Great speakers from great people. Same badges you are looking for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Death of the CD

    I only resorted to Amazon when selection at Best Buy started dwindling. Their selection of concert DVDs is almost nonexistent. Brick and mortar stores have to offer customers a product or they will go on line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. turn down volume multiple times (la scala)

    I have LaScalas too. I can start listening at a certain volume and find myself turning it down. It’s the material. Different songs have different peaks. In the old days when dubbing LPs and CDs to tape I would find the loudest part of an album to set my levels so I wouldn’t have to ride the gain. When it gets louder turn it down. Nothing wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. CW woofers not matching

    A square magnet rocks better and a round magnet rolls better. With the rock and the roll, all’s good[emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The newer tweeters and squawkers are taller. The real estate of the motorboard required closer placement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Baltic Birch was used because of it’s consistency. There are no voids between the plys. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I bought my Heresys new in 1980. They are still essentially the same now. The only differences I see is the drivers are crammed together and the are made of MDF now instead of Baltic Birch. When my wife and I toured the factory I was surprised to see stacks of the plywood against the wall with a stenciled Hammer and Sickle in red on the edges of the plywood. MDF is cheaper than the imported Russian plywood and I’ve always been curious if they passed the savings to the consumer. I saw that the bass response is given down to 58hz. The bass on mine in 1978 was 50hz. My speakers are 40 years old and I’ve been through different amps, receivers, turntables, and CD players. They’re still going strong and sound as beautiful as they did when I took them out of their boxes. The Heresy is a fine speaker and a great investment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. La Scala placement (starting point)

    My room is 19’x 25’. They are along the 19’ Wall. I do what The Colonel said. They are STUFFED in the corners and toed in 45 degrees.Corner placement reinforces bass and increases the efficiency 8x. When my Heresys were my mains the same applied. If you don’t have corners still toe them in on a 45. This still gives you the sweet spot and gives any listener in the room a more balanced left and right. The horns make sure of that. With the wide dispersion of horns it is not critical for them to be at ear level. This is my opinion but it is based off of the Colonels findings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Why don't most people care about good sound anymore?

    The loudness wars pre dates CD. They used compression to make records louder on AM radios in cars. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Vikings on History Channel 2016

    Didn’t they lose to Philadelphia? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk