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    La Scala Split Project

    1. I'd check around for a machinist/metal worker to see if someone could hack the ball corners for me. 2. Barring that, I'd make a "corner jig" out of a piece of wood stock, screw the ball down to that jig - skipping the one screw that'd be cut - and then run the whole assembly thru a bandsaw. You'd need a lot of those jigs, maybe, but they only need to be blocks big enough to hold the balls securely a couple of screws. 3. I don't know if I'd bother with trying to add material to the opened-up balls on the rear corners. If those are cut with two cuts -- one in line with with the "ears" -- they'd look like they were designed for the angle, I think. 4. Sorry bout the long-ended comment. It's hard to talk w/o a pencil. 5. I missed the alternatives you & Mookie talked about. Good luck, they're shaping up nicely.
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    La Scala Split Project

    The grille mock-up was a good idea. "Measure twice..." I have to vote with @DizRotus and @MookieStl on this one. The grilles detract from the look you've already got - they'd be like socks on a rooster. Plus, you were able to paint the throats of the bass horn and get the same finish on all visible areas. There's nothing to hide, so why bother with grilles?
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    La Scala Split Project

    Looking good with that bottom door & casters in place. That's a road-ready piece there.
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    La Scala Split Project

    They're looking sharp. The nose cleaned up pretty good I see. Be happy to audition those for you while I'm giving my Khorns the Matthews Black Beauty treatment.
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    La Scala Split Project

    Thanks, @MookieStl. I thought the lighter pair of LS's in the back of that picture looked familiar. They were up for sale last year, right? It's surprising @Matthews got such a nice finish out of a spray can. Lots of coats and lots of patience, I suppose. Maybe he can tell me where he bought the grille cloth. I'm not sure I could manage that spray can feat, but there's a guy close to me who does really good furniture repair work. Or maybe I can find an auto body shop to put a black lacquer finish on the horns.
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    La Scala Split Project

    @mookiestl, the black lacquer finish on those La Scalas is really impressive. It looks like the finish on a grand piano & the blonde grill cloth is a great contrast. Do you know who painted them? (I'm in the StL area too.) I've got a pair of Khorns that were originally raw birch before someone stained them with a dark walnut color. I've been thinking about how to re-finish the Khorns... Now I'm thinking a finish like the one on these black La Scalas (grill cloth included) would look really good on the Khorns.
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    $500 K-Horns Austin

    It looks like the CL ad may have changed since yesterday. It now reads $500 per horn.
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    Klipschorn Pair - Fayetteville NC area - $1800

    @codewritinfool, she noticed that hack when I pointed it out to her one day. She didn't really care since (a) it's hard to spot with the cabinet in place and (b) fixing the trim (someday) is no big deal. @mark1101: good eye! I did *not* move the tap on the auto-transformer. I should probably do that... but we're happy with the way they sound at the moment. @mark1101: Got a few minutes today and made the tap change on the auto-xformers. They sound good so far. Hard to tell if that change makes a lot of difference but I'm thinking there's a bit more bass now (could be all in my head).
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    Klipschorn Pair - Fayetteville NC area - $1800

    @Innocent_George, yep, the view's why we bought the place. You can decompress pretty well in that room, especially with some hot licks on the Khorns and some cool alcohol in hand. We've had our first "horn party" with the neighbors a few weeks ago and I expect we'll have others this summer. Speaking of reading, that's my pastime. But I have a new problem now because I find it hard to read with music on the Khorns. I keep getting distracted by their amazing fidelity... It's a tough life, id'nit?
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    Klipschorn Pair - Fayetteville NC area - $1800

    Here are @Wolfpack02's horns in their new home. Having so much glass next to the Khorns isn't ideal but they still sound great. Plus we have a nice view while listening. First step when they arrived was to add pipe insulation to the edges of the bass horn (recommended by @codewritinfool). Horns don't fit the room? No problem - hack the room. Luckily, my better half hasn't noticed this. (But she really enjoys the horns so she'd probably be cool with it.) Another of codewritinfool's suggestions was ALK's "Super AA" mod for the Type AA crossovers in these horns. So I ordered parts & modified the crossovers. It's not the world's prettiest layout but it works fine. The change in sound was small but noticeable: mellower midrange and better bass. Maybe it was mostly the new caps, but it was worth the time and the $70 for parts.
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