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Chorus1 Fan

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  1. You can see the six silver neodymium flat disc magnets sitting on the passive frame here
  2. I like my modified Chorus 1's so much, I recently picked up a mint set of Quartets (Chorus's little brother) so I can set up a music room for my Dad. The rear passive radiators are both perfect, but I was worried they wouldn't stay that way forever... After alot of thinking, here's my "fix" : Ordered a set of metal car audio subwoofer grills from Amazon. 2 packs of small neodymium disc magnets from Ace Hardware. A pair of knockoff (IE:fake) Klipsch pie logos from ebay I think they look awesome, I even like em better than before! The cool thing is the magnets are just stuck to the passive frames & the grills are then stuck to the magnets. They grills came with a piece of rubber/trim which helps them not grab the magnet too tight for easy removal (neodymium magnets are CRAZY strong) The Quartet's have a 12" passive & I checked specs on quite a few grills before I found a pair that were just right & fit the factory cutout EXACTLY. They really look like they were made that way πŸ˜ƒ. The same concept would work for Forte's & Chorus II's if you used 15" grills.
  3. If you REALLY want to hear those cannons, get a copy of this Telarc CD. They're unbelievable & will scare your friends if you crank it up 😁
  4. Get the "Crites" titanium diaphragms for a MAJOR sound improvement for minimal $$$. If you're worried about them sounding harsh, they won't πŸ˜ƒ. If you want to do more, here's some ideas
  5. Try some KSF S5's. They're on Ebay alot. They come from the early part of the "synergy" line, which was many years later than the Heresy II. But believe it or not, they sound great together. Small, efficient, & disperse sound well. (I have both in my 6.1 setup)
  6. I sold my La Scala's after I modified the ports & internally braced my Chorus 1's (thread is on here) I listened to both & in the end preferred the "impact" (in my chest wall) of my Chorus 1's at higher volumes... A year later, still no regrets! 😎 I say it's a lateral move at best (but try em & see)
  7. Thanks for the + review, & YES I'm still enjoying my Chorus 1's. I actually sold my La Scala's afterwards & have ZERO regrets (may shock some to hear that...) I actually think my Chorus 1's sound better in my listening space. (& searched for Chorus 1's & did the mods so I could put em flush against the rear wall)
  8. This one is the correct "Build" thread, the thread you linked I was still asking ALOT of questions myself 😎
  9. I'm the one with the "other" Chorus port mod thread, & I would ABSOLUTELY do it again !!! I bought a test tone CD just to have a measurable before & after reference point. (info is in my earlier thread) & mine went from being able to hear a 45 hz test tone down to a 39 hz tone after the mods... That may not sound like alot, but trust me it's SIGNIFICANT difference when listening to music. "Six Blade Knife" by Dire Straits will put a palpable thump in my chest wall across the room & knock stuff off my shelves πŸ˜€
  10. Pic that shows them "out of the box" looks downloaded from the internet to me... Probably a gamble to buy them sight unseen. I Check here (goodwill online) usually just for fun, because alot of the time things get bid up to where the "deal" is no longer a good deal. Trust me, these will go WAY up as it gets close to ending πŸ™„ Dave
  11. Goodwill store in Brooklyn Park, MN https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/71845384 (no affiliation)
  12. Even better πŸ‘ (? forum member) Congrats on the sale too cause I know selling a "large" heritage single can be tough...
  13. Cool, pretty happy over here too. I finished up my Chorus project (build thread in Mod forum) loving them too & glad my "firstborns" went to a good home πŸ˜ƒ
  14. Speaking of your HT, how'd those La Scala's work out? Dave
  15. More testing, Using Digital cannons & they sound AWESOME !!! You better be SURE your equipment is "up to par" IF/when you crank this version (Telarc) of 1812... The cannons are around the 12 1/2 minute mark on track 1 & they will definitely test your system, your hearing, & your chest cavity for you πŸ˜€ (& you may get PTSD)...
  16. Thanks for the encouragement πŸ‘ I did the mods based on somewhat "selfish' reasons. I wanted the biggest best sounding speakers I thought would fit my personal listening space, not so much worried about what would fit into public opinion. I also wanted them to look more like speakers (vs a PA system look) than what I had before (nice grills/etc.) After a lot of research, and reading multiple threads on here, I was simply doing what I thought would be best for my long term listening enjoyment ! (& I am DEFINITELY happy with how they sound now πŸ˜€
  17. Thanks for the "thumbs up"πŸ‘ on the bracing Bigger is years away for me (after the kids leave & vacate space for a new bigger listening area) so I'm set for the immediate future with my Chorus 1's Since I've already had La Scala's,I would hope for K-Horns (possible), or Jubes (dream on) someday... Dave
  18. Thanks for the link, you beat me to it (response) I read that thread NUMEROUS times as I was doing research & getting ready! You're also being humble about your part πŸ˜€ The best part of his project might be those cabinets you cut on that fancy equipment !!! VERY COOL 😎 I'm really glad you added that link, it consolidates alot of good info into one place for future reference for everyone !!! I did even try/test fit some PVC like Matt did, but I wasn't happy with how it fit (loose) Maybe your version was better because you cut new motorboard openings? Dave
  19. Thanks! 1. The mod was adding the whole tube & flare. The factory Chorus 1 just has two holes in the front motorboard (no tube at all, just two holes thru the plywood) 2. Yes, (mimic) It is acoustical egg-crate marketed specifically for sound absorption, there is also a roll of polyfill under the two ports 3. absolutely (adjusting room placement) still tweaking placement to augment best sound. Currently they are up against a rear wall & one is in a corner, both slightly toed in Dave
  20. I'll second that opinion ! I know many here say the Chorus does best with high power, My big Yamaha amp is getting recapped so I'm currently pushing mine with @ "measly" 85 watt Luxman R-115. I can't get it up much past 1/4 volume & things start falling off shelves 😁 I can literally feel my chest cavity start to vibrate with the K-48 woofer movement too. (If needed, I think I could do "self-CPR" if I turned the Luxman 1/2 way !
  21. My dedicated music listening room (& a TV for my kids that doesn't run through the speakers) I vibrated about 1/2 of the CD's out of those wall racks above the left speaker by playing Dire Straits "six blade knife" at who knows how many decibels 😎 These Chorus 1's will THUMP & I don't miss my La Scala's AT ALL (*hard to believe....I know...but It's true....😁) https://f072605def1c9a5ef179-a0bc3fbf1884fc0965506ae2b946e1cd.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/product-specsheets/Chorus-brochure.pdf (this LINK is to the factory Chorus 1 specsheet / brochure) Enjoy
  22. OK, I know I promised "testing" & I would try to keep it as "Objective" as possible. Here's how I tried to do the best I could w/o measuring it like an engineer would 😁 I ordered this CD (picture below) online that has Digital test tones of all the mid & low bass frequencies. I played it a few different times both before I started any mods, and again a few different times after all the mods were completed. PRE- RESULTS: I could hear a noticeable dropoff in volume & sound "fullness" around the 45 Hz test tone prior to my modifications POST-RESULTS: After the ports/bracing/insulation was installed, I can now play a 40 to maybe 39 Hz test tone without any dropoff. They will play lower tones as well, but I can hear a progressive decrease in volume as it gets lower (volume is at a consistant level 39-40 Hz and above) In addition (this is subjective/my opinion...) I think the bass is tighter & generally just sounds better than before. I am glad I did all the work, & EXTREMELY happy with the 5-6 Hz I gained on the lower end !!! NO REGRETS 😎 (But if you just want to keep it simple, & don't have a chop saw, just put the ports in...) Dave
  23. Here's one cool thing that was inside each speaker. A paper "buildsheet" from Hope 😍 showing the P.R.I.D.E. in their work ! Anyone know any of the names/initials listed on here? (HDR Builder ?) When I reinstalled the woofer, I rotated it 180 degrees then used this gasket tape from parts express to reinstall it. (the factory gasket was THIN plastic & crushed down to about the thickness of two post-it notes... https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-speaker-gasketing-tape-1-8-x-1-2-x-50-ft-roll--260-542 <-- LINK to speaker gasket tape
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