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  1. Can deliver (within respectable distance) off the I-15 corridor between St. George, Utah 84770, and San Bernardino, California 92373 Nothing wrong with them and in good shape. I simply switched to a different pair of subs. Not as battered and scratched as the 884's listed in here not long ago. Picture provided is a copy & paste. If someone wants specific pictures of mine, feel free to let me know. Happy to accommodate.
  2. Correct. I spent a small fortune on tubes only to realize the old Marantz's are just great and quite similar to sound quality. At least for these battered ears.
  3. Does anyone happen to have 1 each of these kits laying around? If so, I'd greatly appreciate a response. Almost there with this project! Part#1062749 = KT-1133-HP DIAPH KIT Part#127128 = K-69-A DIAPH. KIT
  4. Due to unfortunate matters, I am still looking for 3 of the K-402 Horn Lens' and 1- K-510 Horn Lens. In working directly with Klipsch over the phone last week, they somehow completely misunderstood and quoted me a price on the K-401 lens (instead of the 402) at a mere $50.00 To add to the confusion, they somehow misunderstood me TWICE and rejected my request on the K-510 horn lens thinking I requested replacement pricing on the (Belle) K-501 … DUH! All within the same phone call! What are the chances? So, if anyone out there can assist with my request I'd be grateful. Furthermore, "The Dude" is kindly assisting in my (other posting) request for some KT-1133 and K-69-A Drivers. Please let me know if anyone has additional KT-1133's. Nearly done with my pair of KPT-415 project, and now starting with my KPT-904 projects. With appreciation to all, Tony
  5. From what I see within Chris' (westcoastdrums) pictures, there is no difference between mine and his. I will look forward to your pictures … thanks Mr. Dude!
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    As I mentioned, asking price of $1000.00 SOLD!!!
  7. Tony T


    SOLD Put me down for the last pair @ $1000.00!!!
  8. Yes, the gentleman was very generous with his time. Thanks for the lead!
  9. I can get them from SoCal to SW Utah (near Zion Nat'l Park) if anyone is looking to save some road miles. Unfortunately, I'm currently at my California place and not returning to my Utah home till mid November
  10. Hey Westcoast, I'm good on 884's. After buying your last one, I found another single 884 not far from you and snagged it. To those of you thinking about it … don't! Buy them!!! Fortunately, I live on 5 acres in the country so no neighbors to "piss off". Believe me, they're capable of upsetting neighbors. In all honesty folks, hooked up to my new Crown XL S2502 they sound sweeeet! I've been searching a long time to be able to hear and feel that bass and finally found it with the 884's.
  11. I have this OEM factory black finish on my 6 KPT's (884's & 415's) and 1 pair of my Lascala's. You know, looks similar (yet smaller) to the Orange Peel finish that used to be popular on home walls. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to duplicate this effect? Sort of bumpy. A spray can of automotive undercoat spray comes to mind but I know that wouldn't look right.
  12. This guys got great taste in amplification. Most any speaker sounds good (if not GREAT) with the old vintage Marantz's.
  13. I feel very certain the drivers are OEM. They have the original "Klipsch K-69-A" round stick on copper colored labels (w/serial numbers). These came out of California's Disneyland Movie Theater (upon a recent remodel) and once again, I have a pretty good feeling they're 100% original.
  14. To be honest, I do not know how to tell the difference between the two k69a drivers. The emblem is the copperish Klipsch badge. I'm happy to send you a picture or 3 if you allow me your email address. I'm hoping it is the same driver. That would help me out A LOT! Put my name on those 1133's please. Either way we'll do business. Thanks, Tony
  15. Finally found horn Lens' (K-402 & K-501) for my KPT-415-LF combination. Now in search of necessary DRIVERS. Only in need of ONE EACH of K-69-A & KT-1133 Thanks!
  16. I will trace (transfer) the actual curvature from my only K402 Lens onto a flat surface. In addition, I will cross check it with a little math. Once again, I used to be a journeyman sheet metal layout tech. I produced a great many "square to rounds, compound offsets, drop cheek elbows", etc. through many years of standing in front of a layout table. No difficulty whatsoever for me. These sheetmetal patterns will be exact.
  17. Just researched and found this old thread below. Cool step by step pictures. Bruce Edgar Tractrix horn project By Arash, November 18, 2014 in Technical/Modifications
  18. I have access to a wood shop that has everything imaginable for such a project. A large CNC machine, typical cabinet making machinery, and much much more. This is a commercial wood working shop. No backyard garage approach whatsoever. My friend builds custom furniture and we've "bent wood" together in the past on an entirely different level although, the principal remains the same.. This guy is a master of wood crafting and he's anxious to give it a go. It helps I assisted in funding his shop 15 years ago and what's best, he's always up for a challenge! This is something he's been looking forward to taking on for some time. I'm and ex Sheet Metal layout tech. I am going to build a prototype of all 4 Lens Walls out of 24 gage sheet metal which will assist in the input information of the computerized CNC machine. No need to go into the rest of the process but rest assured, it will be very precise. Yes it will take some time but hey, what's life without an interesting project. Heck, I have nothing but time on my hands after retirement.
  19. Out of curiosity, I wonder if anyone out there has ever taken on the task of actually building a wooden horn lens. Perhaps a 402, or whatever? I've seen A LOT of them in pictures. I'm curious of any challenges that were encountered. I'm most curious as to ones approach of the adaptation from the actual wooden lens itself, to the driver mount. Joining the female threaded housing section (round thing that receives the driver) to the newly formed wooden lens is my only challenge. Fabricating the wooden lens and face frame isn't too difficult for me. I've bent wood before. Due to the fact this is not a "mold" that you would normally pour a black substance into at the Klipsch factory, the rear of the wooden lens would need to be mated with the receiving end of the driver housing. I'm starting from scratch here. Any known shortcuts and/or time saving ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  20. By my calculations, that's 1566 (29x54) replies within less than a minute! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new record!!! Now onto new business, has anyone ever attempted to make their own K402 out of wood?
  21. It's likely not gonna happen but I'm putting it out there with high hopes. Needing a single one of each. Thanks!
  22. Well, my response would be, because I already own Lascala's I'm looking for something different and something more of an experiment for my theater. Since I own 2 homes I've spread different ideas between theaters and music rooms between the two homes. No different than garyrc, I'm going to enjoy a similar frequency in between 2 Khorns. My collection of Klipsch speakers range from (already owned) Lascala's, Khorns, different KPT speakers & theater/auditorium subwoofers. Trying a new and already proven project will be fun. Heck Mr. Frzninvt, let's enjoy and respect one another's different views. No need to take matters to such an objective point of view.
  23. And yes avguytx, your are so correct. A standard AA xover will suffice although, I will be installing a better approach. Thank you for your kind entry
  24. I'm doing an identical approach pursuant to a conversation between Garyrc & myself. Gary successfully completed an intriguing approach which he illustrate's in the following paragraph. Please read forward ... My high frequency hearing is still more or less O.K., but I sometimes have trouble with dialogue, especially rapidly delivered dialogue in a Cockney, Scots, Irish or other difficult British Isle accents. In our HT, we have a modified Belle Klipsch center speaker (with an enlarged top hat to accommodate a K401 horn -- the one in the La Scala II). Although the Belle speaks through an "acoustically transparent" [sic] projection screen, it was EQd by Audyssey, with the screen down and in the way, therefore gets some help in the high frequencies. Also we have it high so the tweeter and midrange are the same height as the right and left channel tweets/mids, and the top hat is pointed down so the tweeter points right at the height of the average ear of someone sitting on the couch. Even so, we have the trim turned up 2 dB on the center. Anyway, with all of these efforts, the dialog is now clear with almost any film except Trainspotting. Mr. Frzninvt, Regarding your question surrounding PWK's ability are you kidding, he was a genius! After all, he is the reason we've come together, and remain together. I would never question the ability of a master engineer especially PWK! As Garyrc made clear in his (what I consider to be) very cool Belle remodeling project, altering and playing with this particular Belle re-configuration will be fun. The hat needs to be 2" taller and since I know my way around a professional cabinet shop, it'll be a breeze for me to make a new hat to go atop the old bass bin. Furthermore, the idea of "horns sticking out of the back & crossover modifications" mean nothing to me. Heck, modifying a crossover is part of the fun ... right? As one of my retirement hobby's, this stuff is right up my alley! Never had so much fun than spending large amounts of money on my love for MUSIC and THEATERS.
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