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Tony T

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  1. Furthermore, why is side by side strand speaker wire (12/2, 14/2 or whatever) either copper/copper, copper/silver or silver/silver? I've never understood this. It seems to me copper/copper, side by side, dual strand would be the logical choice. Copper is in fact, a great conductor. Upon close observation, my 78' Khorns internal wires are seemingly a 14 gauge or perhaps 16 gauge. The smaller gauge makes sense due to the short distance. What's even more interesting to me is the pairing of wires coming off the AA Board going to the 3 different destinations are; Woofer = silver/silver K-55-V = silver/silver K-77 = silver/silver All speaker destinations (entering the individual speakers) are obviously coated with a slick silver metallic type material. Looks as if they may have been dipped into a silver solder? The same can be said for my 89' LaScala's. The AL-3 boards have the same gauge wires and again, all internal crossover boards & internal speaker destinations are silver/silver wire. This would leave a person to guess that silver/silver paired speaker wire is in fact, the logical choice. Still, I technically do not know what the correct answer would be. Anyone??? Thanks again, Tony
  2. Does anyone know of a good inexpensive online source for good quality heavy gauge speaker wire? Needless to say, there's infinite online options. Hoping someone would be kind enough to save me some time. Much appreciation! Tony
  3. Within a 38' x 26' x 9' room, I have my 2 LaScala's (rears) and Khorns. I have 2 each R-115SW subs up in a loft area high above the room. The corner of choice within the room for the Khorns has large diameter logs within the corners which support the cabin structure therefore, unable to position the horns against the 90 degree walls. The false corners are so I am able to use them in front of the large logs. Kind of a bummer but once again, impossible to eliminate the logs as they're part of the bearing weight/construction design.
  4. Does anyone have any simple yet effective ideas for False Corners? I've seen a few online plans but not very intrigued by them. I certainly don't want to build a 2x4 wall that becomes a 4 1/2" thick eye sore. Any cool ideas would be appreciated. Something simplistic is my goal. Thanks, Tony
  5. Yeah, I kinda figured out they're not so good in the specs department. When receiving ONE response, and not a favorable response at that, the story is pretty well told. Thanks dcbrown
  6. So for interesting fun, I Googled subwoofers in most every way to determine the "best subs" out there. I looked into several mentions including the best of 2017 & 2018 (LOTS of opinions out there) and much to my surprise, the R-115SW wasn't mentioned. The newer Klipsch 10" & 12" subs rated high and were often recognized as being leaders but no mention of the 15" bad boy. This was very surprising to me to say the least! I've already made my mind up to buy one (and likely two) of them to go with my Khorns & LaScala's ... keep it all in the family so to speak. But NO MENTION AT ALL OUT THERE? Seriously hard to believe. The only thing I can guess is general ratings aren't recognizing and/or rating higher end equipment population. Perhaps general ratings lean toward the subtle and common listening crowd? Hmm
  7. Is there a problem with my posting that I am not aware of? Have I broken a rule?
  8. I agree all of our ears do not hear reproduction equally. I'm a music listener and welcome the very best reproduction possible! That's really all there is to it. Seems to me there should be an opinion regarding finer quality differences. But then again, not everyone out there has 1 pair of both makers' boards in their Khorns to be able to switch back n' forth to accurately and definitively determine for themselves. Hmm
  9. I simply googled Ebay Klipschorns and there they are. There's approx. 4 other Khorns (NOT new) on their
  10. If this isn't a scam, I don't know what is. As they say, if it's too good to be true well, it is!
  11. Regarding best money spent, which is the best way to go? It's obvious Crites is less money. Is a person getting a better product while paying the higher price at ALK? In short, which of the two is a person actually "getting what they paid for" in value?
  12. Perhaps I'm not up to date on terminology. What does "flanking" mean exactly?
  13. Hello Khornukopia, Nice looking speaker! Did you refinish? Or is that original?
  14. Different subject all together but, What does "collared" or "not collared" mean? I've read this term within the Klipsch Heritage "Codes" literature (thank you Groomlakearea51) pertaining to the older Khorns. Also, seemingly a stupid question to ask but if a person had 1 pair of 89' Khorns, and another pair of 78' Khorns, would it be logical to assume that all 4 crossover boards should be the same within a 4 Khorn arrangement? All four speakers having AA's, AK's, AK-5, etc? Or is it best to allow the age appropriate board to remain as is. I realize different crossover's were designed, specified and appropriated to their given year and/or engineering design although, I still wonder.
  15. Hey Chris Thanks for your graph. Makes good sense. I'm guessing the bottom line is, set them up and find the best optimum listening arrangement. I suspect within my 26 x 38 area it will reveal itself. On the other hand, perhaps I'd need to do more of a 26 x 26 arrangement. Pull one set closer into the room and build a few false walls for the true corner arrangement. Hmm
  16. I actually have some heavy duty neoprene that's purpose is to seal off HVAC Roof Top units. A person applies it to the metal roof curb, then cranes the HVAC package unit on top of the curb. Seals out all potential interferences between supply air & return air cavities, weather, etc. GREAT stuff! I plan on using it.
  17. I'll try it again ... How many people do you KNOW that have utilized 4 Khorns?
  18. Hi again Chris, I wonder, how many people do you that have or have utilized 4 Khorns? DO you feel it could be overkill? I'm considering buying an additional pair and using the Ls's for my outside courtyard. Once again, my room is 26 x 38 x 10. Thanks for your input, Tony
  19. Thanks for the in depth response Chris. Your input makes good sense to me. I was already shopping for a single LaScala and find it's not an easy search. Thanks again! Tony
  20. So I'm wondering, what would the exact specs and full instructions for proper installation be for the notorious Horns? Here's what I've come to understand. I welcome any true to fact corrections; 1. Khorns should be placed no closer than 12' yet no farther than 24' apart'? 2. Must be installed with a one sided sticky neoprene (black spongy stuff) so as to push against the wall surface in order to properly isolate cabinet chamber? 3. From the corner of room, nothing but unobstructed wall 42" to the left, and 48" to the right of speaker location? No obstructions within this area including windows, doors, etc? 4. And finally, is it true that PKW's "optimal room size" is, in fact, 27' x 16' x 10' ceilings? If so, was his Khorn placements on the long wall or the short wall? Guessing the long wall. I custom built a (26' x 38' x 10' walls) room for my Khorns and LaScala's. The room also has vaulted ceilings at 14' tall going the direction of 38'. My intention is to place the Khorns on the short wall and naturally, LaScala's on the opposite side of the room. I feel certain this isn't the optimal room. Oh well! Thanks, Tony
  21. Hello Chad, Here (since I'm a short distance to Vegas) I got all excited to wander over to take a look at your booth and aforementioned display. THEN, I came to realize I cannot attend :<( when finding this; CES is a trade-only event for individuals 18 years of age or older and affiliated with the consumer technology industry. CES is not open to the general public. Needless to say, my hopes were erased. Hmm I wonder, can ya help a brother out and get me in through the back door? :>)
  22. It seems to me that all original 78' Khorns would, no doubt automatically necessitate new caps. Maybe I'll install them first before removing the old boards and disregarding completely. Is Crites the best place for replacement caps? I don't want to compromise quality.
  23. Just bought a pair of 78' Khorns and already preparing to replace the AA's. Is Crites the best place? I'm really not into replacing caps, etc. I just want to purchase a complete board and install. Also, seeking quality and not yet another "good deal". Thanks for any help
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