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Ole Dollar

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  1. After I read all the great museum weekend update information with pictures posted by @dtel's wife I figured I should give an update on the Hope Watermelon Festival where Klipsch had a booth that weekend as well. Below are some pictures taken Friday morning before things got rolling.



    The Historian worked each morning with the volunteers to unload the trailer and place the PWK artifacts on the displays to be ready for business by 9 AM. Some of the items on display included a one of a kind Plexiglas K-Horn made in 1971 by PWK, another Klipsch employee, and a local artist experienced with plastics. In a picture showing PWK building the K-Horn he can be seen in his Stetson which was on display to the left of the K-Horn. Another display contained additional PWK personal items as well as some vintage marketing materials. Additionally, a piece of an anniversary K-Horn was on display showing the fine woodgrain and finish.


    My first day at the Festival was Friday and I worked it with @guywithwine. After the booth was ready to go The Historian headed for the museum to do the heavy lifting. While I got to know @guywithwine better we met many people curious about Klipsch as well as some who owned Klipsch and wanted to talk about them. Along the way we raised money for the museum through donations and headphone sales. KGI donated a good supply of IEM headphones which were completely gone on Friday.


    The weather was hot and humid all day and the fans did a good job of keeping us cooler. About 3 PM bad weather was moving in and we started making calls to the group at the museum where the weather was still clear. Several calls went back and forth as we did not want to abandon our post but it was looking more ominous all the time. I pretty sure we were annoying them with our issues and I say that as the volunteers at the museum were moving steel, doing carpentry work, striping and repainting, and installing gutter work. Yup, we were sitting on our *ss at the Watermelon Festival and complaining about the weather so no comparison really. Finally lightning struck very close, not even a one thousand one, decision made, pack up and split.


    On Saturday, I received word that I would be at the booth alone as it was all hands on deck at the museum. Luckily there was a “The Three” in the booth and I was armed with a smart phone and an iPad both on an unlimited data plan. I met The Historian at 8 AM and we setup the booth for what turned out to be the busiest day. I picked a nice location in the shade and turned all three fans in my direction as we were having another fabulous summer day in the South.


    I met many people as they stopped by to talk about walking in their neighborhood with PWK and his wife, meeting up with them in restaurants, and many times I heard “I have/had a family member that worked there”. The theme seemed to be that PWK was very approachable and enjoyed being part of the community. Speaking of community many turned out to take pictures at the BS button sign next to the booth. I must admit I was not sure how that sign would be received when I first saw it. The Festival wrapped up around 6 PM and with the return of The Historian we packed up the booth and loaded it into the trailer.


    There is one thing I am still trying to figure out though. This is no lie, a local law enforcement officer walked up to me about 2 PM and said to me “is this your bulls*** sign. Wanting to avoid jail I paused before I answered, with age comes wisdom, and then I said, “it belongs to the Klipsch Museum”. With that he walked over to the sign and tilted it up to look behind it. After I realized he was not reaching for his handcuffs I learned that Klipsch has been involved in treasure or scavenger hunts. A question for another day.


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  2. As someone who had a relative with Alzheimer's I think his passing is bittersweet. I watched his TV show and my sister played his music often. I enjoyed when he starred in the original True Grit. I guess like many others I will add some of his music to my collection as I must admit to not having any.


    RIP Glen Campbell.

  3. 9 minutes ago, tigervette said:

    She's already gotten a renovated kitchen, new fridge, new minivan, and soon a renovated guest bathroom in 2017 alone...   The speakers are her pet peeve.


    I am going to agree with @Ceptorman on this.


    Tell her you want Jubilee's and she may think the RF7's should stay - just kidding and don't want to cause you any marriage issues.


    I've been working with a Klipsch dealer named Cory from @MetropolisLakeOutfitters and he has been great about getting me information on the less common Klipsch lines. He may be a good resource for the in-wall stuff. Good luck and totally agree on keeping the wife happy.


    Disclaimer - I am a current customer of Cory's but have no other relationship to his business.

  4. 4 hours ago, tigervette said:

    My wife hates the look of the speakers and wants them hidden or gone.

    Welcome to the forum.


    I am running the RF3's and think the 7's are just about the best for home theater. Hiding them behind any material will affect the frequencies heard, possibly loss of higher frequencies as they are easily absorbed by fabric. This can be mitigated with some tuning and the proper screen material , if using them behind the screen. This is one of the reasons I listen with speakers grills/covers removed.


    Have you considered buying your wife a diamond or new car to improve WAF? I talked my wife into Jubilee's but it cost me a new refrigerator - not really a high price to pay in the end. :) 


    On the other hand Klipsch has a big selection of in-wall speakers to choose from.

  5. Welcome to the forum. I think @DizRotus is correct as later this evening you should get more feedback from the more knowledgeable HT folks.


    For me, I have an RF3 based system with the Yamaha receiver subwoofer crossover set to 50 Hz and the speakers set to small. I recommend 2 subwoofers, learned that on this forum, or more and found this to sound good with movies and music. With 2 subwoofers you don't have just one that has to work overtime especially during movie effects. 


    I am not sure about your question on rp-440c's as I have not heard them. Good luck and glad you are here.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Chris A said:

    I'm not using wings since I cross to tapped horn subwoofers at 40 Hz, which have -3 dB response at 14.5 Hz



    Thank you for the reply. I hope you don't mind an additional question. In the drawing at the top I see the wings in blue - are the thick black lines the room corner of a false corner?


    Okay your answer on tapped horn sub-woofers are very interesting. I have already started researching as this solution looks like more fun.

  7. I have searched the forum and found many articles on the KHorn and false corners but I am still not sure they can be used with Jubilees.

    • Can the Jubilees use false corners?
    • Would the size of the corner need to be different than that described in "Dope for Hope"?
    • Is anyone using false corners with Jubilees and how is that working?


    My room is not perfect as my best wall has fieldstone on it with a ledge that sticks out about 15 inches which keeps the bass bins away from the walls. Thoughts?

  8. 12 hours ago, dtr20 said:

    I can't wait to hear these. As for your next project, chorus III :D please

    I heard the Forte III's on the pilgrimage and to me they had an amazing sound stage, better than my Chorus II's. A no I brainer to me as I looked into buying them but got side tracked by the Jubilee's. The new Forte's are a bargain at their price point and I am recommending them to my friends. I can only think a Chorus III would make a great option for those a little more bass hungry and hopefully worth their development. So many choices - life is good.

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  9. 16 minutes ago, Chris A said:


    When you think about the number of people using room correction software nowadays--this isn't much a stretch of that concept.  And the listening results are typically spectacular doing it this way.



    You couldn't be more right on this one. The last config you sent me is pretty awesome. I played a CD on the Jub's for my wife last night and she commented on hearing the plastic sound of the pick popping on the strings and you could hear the hand clapping moving around the microphone. And my room is not optimal so I know when I do get a better room the sound will improve again, without a soldering iron.

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  10. I do intend to try tubes on the 402's to see what that sounds like. Since my Jubilees came with K691's getting a passive was too much of a challenge for me and did not seem like Roy was in favor of passives - I don't want to speak for Roy though. I was surprised how well the SS amps open up the sound stage with the Jubilees, something I had to use tubes for on the Chorus II's. (Same SS amps on Jub's originally purchased for the Chorus II's.)


    I will follow the threads talking about and reviewing the Hypex nCore to see if that will be my next direction - I have two kids to get through college so I am wondering about their cost and it may be time to start saving for them. I really enjoy learning on this forum but it is starting to lower my WAF.

  11. 25 minutes ago, richieb said:

    Been on a straight Jube diet since mid-February so when this opportunity presented itself I didn't think long. Been using all SS on the Jubes for a month or two but this weekend I can envision placing the LaScalla with a tube amp and have a listen.

    It is hard to listen to other speakers when you have Jubilees. After I was convinced by forum members to do the active Jubilees instead of passives with tubes I pulled my wife's SS amps for the Xilica and have not looked back. So earlier week I fired up the tubes on the Chorus II's and realized I have two really good systems. Life is good in America.

  12. 19 hours ago, dtel said:

    10 years ago you could not talk about this stuff here, times sure have changed for the better. For those who were not here, trust me, jubes were the black sheep of the family to put it mildly.

    I am surprised to hear this as the forum members here convinced me to go for the Jub's which I did on faith and then heard them at the pilgrimage this year. While setup is not as straightforward as say my Chorus II's, having Chris A and Coytee help me out made all the difference in the world. I don't do any social media except this site and am tired of the political nightmare going on with "both" sides. Friendly place here and if not careful you will learn something. 

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  13. 14 hours ago, dtel said:

    One day I might try more power, but I would first have to fix the china cabinet in the back corner 34' away,

    I was wondering how many of us had this issue. My wife's china cabinet reminds me of the vibrating football game I think Mattel made in the 60's. :)


    Even worse when the home theater gets going with 2 subs. I can walk through the house and hear doors vibrating in their frames which is surly a sign of adequate amplifier power. I have read here that some have as many as four or more subs - is everything glued down - earthquake proof? Sounds like fun!

  14. On another note I was reading in another forum topic about blowing out a Klipsch speaker with 250 watts with many posting that was way too much power "idiot power" for corner speakers. So I'm coming clean right here - I am using 600 watts per channel on my Jub's so be aware I might be an idiot. Sounds great though. :) 

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  15. On 7/15/2017 at 7:13 PM, Trentster5172 said:

    This will be different for everyone, but I'm happy to share my XConsole settings for my Xilica XP-4080


    Just for fun I tried the settings from page 3 on my Jub's and it was lifeless, so much so my wife commented and said change it back.. 


    I reloaded the settings that Chris configured for me and everything opened back up. Truly amazing how different rooms can be. Thanks again Chris! I have read through some of the posts on the number of PEQ's affecting sound. My configuration has more than 8 PEQ's per channel so using both input and outputs for this. It got better every time Chris sent updates so my experience seems to go along with Chris's posts.


    I will say it is really cool to be able to change so many crossover settings and compare them with others while not needing a soldering iron - really liking the Xilica. Cory was awesome to deal with at Metropolis Lake Outfitters as well.

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  16. 29 minutes ago, burninator said:

    Today I get to hook it up and fight with the longtubes. 


    That was a knuckle buster in my Crn Vic - used some Super Comps designed for another car and did a little cutting and welding which is one of the reasons I wrapped them - prettier that way. Good luck and if you don't mind please keep posting your updates - builds are very cool!

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  17. 7 hours ago, Wardsweb said:


    My Grandfather purchased this car new in December of 1954. I have owned it since 1984. Here is a picture of my son taking possession a few weeks ago. Four generations - one car - a million memories.


    I think - hands down that is the best car guy story you can tell.

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