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  1. Alexander

    Ultimate KLF30 upgrades

    I would just re use the stock foam unless there is something wrong with it. Skip the dynamat on any woofers too as mentioned above, reserve that for the horns if you really want to use some.
  2. Alexander

    Klipsch crossovers

    KG-2.5 KG-2.5 B network schematic.pdf
  3. I have seen several threads like this but most are dated and any links no longer usable sooo…... I would like to dip into the tube amp pool to see if it is for me. The budget will be ~$500 if at all possible, would hate to spend too much on the chance it isn't my cup of tea. So reading it lists tube types like el34, kt88 & 300b just to name a few and this only adds to the confusion. So with what is mentioned is there a descent entry level amp (not integrated) out there to start out with? Music taste: Lodon Grammar, Daughter, Mark Knpofler, Michal Franks, Radical Face, Mars Lazar, Lamb, Zero 7, Lana Del Ray, Sting, The xx's, Kate Havenik, Imogen Heap, Flaming Lips, The Church, Moody Blues, Scott August, Seal and Crofts, Pat Methany, Pink Floyd, Missy Higgins, Gotye, CSN, Acoustic Alchemy..... ok that should be enough Absolutely no heavy metal, just classical, jazz & soft rock. The room info: 17' x 18.5' + 75% open to another 13.5' x 18.5' (Kitchen/dinning area), ceiling lowest 9.5' to 13' center peak Speakers on short wall 7' apart 1' off wall listening position ~10-13'(adjustable)
  4. Alexander

    Klipsch KLF-20 serial number decode

    my klf-30's are klf30mo9842xxxx - medium oak 1998 42nd week
  5. Alexander

    Cornwall II Upgrades / Capacitor Manufactures

    The truth is ANY cap replacing the 33 year old oem mylar/polyester caps with polypropylene metalized film or better is going to be an improvement.
  6. Looks like I will be doing a lot of learning before I am through. Sadly, I live out in the sticks (in this case) so the chance of getting opportunity's to listen to some examples is next to none.
  7. As awesome as this amp appears to be the funds are no where near being available for some time (months). It sounds like it will be some time before I will be able to dabble in tubes at this level.
  8. The Preamp being used right now is an Emotiva XSP-1 and speakers are modded klf-30's listed in my tagline below.
  9. Alexander

    SET Recommendations

    Thanks but I do not want an integrated amp. I think I will start a new thread as to not hijack this one.
  10. Alexander

    Ultimate KLF30 upgrades

    Replace xovers?...nah, just re cap them. Unless you like to build your own from scratch like I did on my klf-30's. But that was only because I wanted to do so and not because it was needed. The ti tweets are a very popular upgrade purchased through Bob Crites here https://critesspeakers.com/
  11. Alexander

    SET Recommendations

    Would this be worth even considering for an entry level unit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/EL34-VACUUM-TUBE-AMPLIFIER-Single-End-Class-A-Stereo-Integrated-AMP-HIFI-AUDIO/192279896716?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56426%26meid%3Db8d181ab576d479c83486862e067507a%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D9%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D153355927977%26itm%3D192279896716&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 or even https://www.ebay.com/itm/KT88-VACUUM-TUBE-AMPLIFIER-Stereo-Single-End-Class-A-Integrated-AMP-HIFI-AUDIO/192157106087?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190129125700%26meid%3Daa6edbda87ab4fd8ae3bcf287594ab59%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D192279896716%26itm%3D192157106087&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
  12. Alexander

    KLF-10 Crites Mods

    Even though your replacement caps had the ~same capacitance values the ESR values are much lower than in the original caps. Your DATS software would had shown these values in the same window that the uF values were given. Nice post BTW.
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  16. Alexander

    Emotiva vs. Denon

    First off the Denon AVR-X3200W is great for the $700 I paid new for it. With that said we finally pulled out the Emotiva gear that had been boxed up since the move ~ a year ago and put in a rack. The sig bellow lists all of the equipment going back into service. So we fire up the Emotive and put in the CD Brothers in Arms (one of the standards I use). Holly cow Batman the forte II's came alive! What clarity and detail with the mids & highs and authority with the bottom end. So open an airy when compared to the Denon in direct mode no less. The forte II's were picked up after the Emotive gear was boxed so this was the first time they have been hooked up together. Now don't get me wrong, the Denon has a great sound at it's price point and probably not a fare comparison to a system that a single amp cost more than the AVR receiver itself. Just wanted to share the moment with others that like the same stuff.
  17. Took out my four Denon POA-4400's I bought new back in ~1990 or so and changed out one pair from the Emotiva XPA-1's 1st gen. I must say they do sound different! Neither good or bad at this point so we will listen to them for a bit and see where that might take me. Need to make up some more speaker wires at some point and try bi-amping with the second pair of POA-4400's.
  18. I have since gone from the forte II's to a pair of klf-30's modded with new xovers, Clare's and a55g's drivers but have only been powered by the XPA-1's. When I get over this cold we will put the poa-4400's back in play and give them another run.
  19. Alexander

    Klipsch crossovers

    The only way to be sure is to pull the xover and see for yourself, maybe @BECcould help.
  20. What if any effects would a typical coax 75ohm based interconnect cable have on the device(s) in is connected ti? Not sure what if any impedance would exist on a shielded twisted pair equivalent.
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  22. Ah, the twisted pair is 110 ohms, probably insignificant difference between the two then. Just curious about that. Fully aware of the construction of both kinds of cable.
  23. Alexander

    Analysis Interconnects

    I also use them for speaker & xlr cables. Come to think of it coax & optical too. It is nice to beable to make them to how ever long you would like.
  24. Alexander

    Analysis Interconnects

    I have used these guys for any non-xlr cables in my systems https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm
  25. Alexander

    CL: h RF5 Black - $250 (Nocatee) FL