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  1. 6 hours ago, MMurg said:

     

    I'd have to respectfully disagree about the KSP-C6. 
    --------------------------------One interesting thing about this speaker is that while it has a square horn mouth it actually has a “slot-horn” design (parallel vertical walls that then widen out more than the horizontal walls) giving it a 90° horizontal x 60° vertical coverage pattern, which is the opposite of the KLF-C7.  Because of this I expected it to have decent off-axis performance, but I was wrong.  I found that the sound quality dropped pretty rapidly as you moved off-axis.  

     

    Noted, but I realized that I also forgot to mention that I swapped out the tweeter in my KSP-C6 with one from the highly rated RB-5. (K-105-K, Titanium diaphragm, better horn lens, etc.) Probably why I like it 😃

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  2. Look for a KSP-C6. It was from the synergy "Premiere" line (which was "reference" before reference came out), so it's relatively unknown... I am using one with my Heresy II's & it sounds great! (& it sounds great with my Chorus 1's too).

    It may not be "matching timbre" on paper, but the specs are close, & you can manually fine tune the sound with your AVR reciever if necessary.

    It's like a KLF-C7, but with smaller woofers (so it fits tight spaces better)
     
     
     
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  3. 3 hours ago, DougM said:

    Took Emile up on the R-115 and it sounds fantastic with the Forte I's. I think they benefit from the extra power over the Pioneer SX-727. .  Been enjoying TV, CD, FM, and vinyl on it. Output seems pretty balanced to me, and I'm not often turning on loudness or increasing bass which seems tighter and improved. 

     

     

    Leave the loudness off, but try the bass @ "1 o'clock" & the treble @ "2 o'clock" for cd's & vinyl

     

    The R-115 & R-117 are known to sound "warm" (tube-like) for solid state gear. Don't forget you can also use it as a pre-amp & connect it to a bigger amp for more headroom...

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  4. I had a R-115 driving my Chorus 1's & it was PLENTY of power (couldn't get it past 10-11 o'clock on the dial or things would fall off shelves & ears start to ring like a concert...

     

    It also has "pre-amp out" jacks so I am currently using it as a pre-amp b/c of the remote controlled volume & my Yamaha M-60 as the amp b/c of the "dancing" front power meters visual impact. 😃

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  5. 19 minutes ago, Marvel said:

    Kind of a toss up in some ways. The Chorus probably has more WAF

     

    IMO, Chorus easily win on bass response, (pro woofer chest "thump"  is awesome) They fit better in medium sized rooms, & are easier to move. (Try getting LaScalas in a car...)

     

    LaScala wins the mid horn battle (but can't thump your chest w/o a sub, which then creates even more size/space problems...) 

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  6. 7 hours ago, Yankee Rebel said:

    I am going to do this port mod.   Are you including the thickness of the 1" motorboard in the 7 to 7.5" length? 

     

     

    Go to page 2 for detailed port info, but the port gets mounted flush with the front of the motorboard. (So it's included)

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  7. Chorus prices (& Forte) are significantly higher now, even here in FL (where they've always been lower) I would say the new "normal" is 850-900 for Black, 1000-1100 for Oak, and 1100-1200 for Walnut. Price doesn't seem to matter if they're version 1 or 2, & both sound GREAT.

     

    The only time you'll see em priced at pre-covid #'s (600-700) is if they're "beaters" needing a veneer redo...

     

     

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  8. 51 minutes ago, Sixes said:

    I’m driving the Chorus speakers with a Kinter Tripath 2020+ amp pictured here. Works great till I get something else. 

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    I have one of those myself, but you'll REALLY be impressed (& get better bass) when you get a bigger amp. I have a Luxman R-115 that is rated @ 70w , but magazine tests "back in the day" said it was more like 85w continuous. At about 10 o'clock on the volume, things start falling off shelves 😃

  9. ZZ Top: "Fool for Your Stockings" (best recording is found on "One foot in the Blues")

    Pat Donohue: "The Road to Kingdom Come"

    Police: "Murder by Numbers"

    Dire Straits: "Six Blade Knife"

    Los Lobos: "Kiko & the Lavendar Moon"

    Steve Winwood: "Higher Love"

    Pink Floyd: "Time"

    Thin Lizzy: "Cowboy Song"

    KD Lang: "Constant Craving"

    Tracy Chapman: "Fast Car"

    Cowboy Junkies: "Sweet Jane"

    John Secada: "Just Another Day"

    Shannon: "Let the Music Play"

    Ace of Base: "All that She Wants"

    Copeland: "Fanfare for the Common Man"

    Pachelbel: "Kanon" (On 

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  10. 2 hours ago, Sixes said:


    I did, I just neglected to mention it. I bought and installed the 4”  port tubes from Parts Express. Didn’t notice a difference but I didn’t go the full 7” nor did I flare the inside port opening....yet!!!!  I saw all your mods and I guess you were my catalyst for what I did. So thanks!!,

     

    Cool, & thanks! I would say don't expect a huge increase in bass, just a better, solid low end (depending on the recording)

    In my case, I used a cd bass freq "test tone" cd & did before/after testing. Before, anything below the 45hz note was barely audible. After, the dropoff moved down to 39hz - 38hz range.

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  11. I think those who say that must mean 100w via a modern a/v reciever. I say try your Onkyo 1st, then decide. I have a 70w Luxman (R-115) pushing my Chorus 1's & with the volume at about "10 o'clock" things start falling off shelves & my chest feels like CPR has started ! (& 0 distortion)

  12. 10 minutes ago, Lbk said:

    I might have to try those, I remember trying different things from HD and only got frustrated. Thanks for posting link!

    I tried EVERYTHING, & these are the best fit by far. But here's how:

     

    To get them TIGHT (a "pressed in" fit) do this:

     

    1.  Install finished tube in one at  time from the inside out

    2.  leave an extra 3-4 inches of it sticking out through the hole

    3.  wrap as much electrical tape as needed on each one & test/repeat individually until it's hard to get back thru (some took 1 wrap, others took 3-4 complete wraps)

    4.  wiggle & gently press it back in  to get a final "flush" fit & have it as tight fitting as possible

    5.  hot-glue the joint on the inside of the speaker where the port meets the back of the front motorboard wood. This makes em rock solid!

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  13. On 3/13/2021 at 8:30 PM, Lbk said:

    Easily reversible, PE has that 4" by 12"port you can cut down. Just make sure you measure  before you purchase if you go this route. 

    It won't fit (tried it) the factory opening is a little too small.

     

    But these willhttps://www.michaels.com/white-shipping-tube-by-celebrate-it/M10323409.html?dwvar_M10323409_size=4" x 10"&dwvar_M10323409_color=White

     

    Detailed info on page 3 of this thread:

     

     

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