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About iaRIVR

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    TD160, Stanton 681eee-s, HK430/HK PM660, Forte II

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  1. Gotcha. I would also agree about selling them as-is. There is a risk the veneer job doesn't turn out (not knocking your friend at all), and it doesn't add much to the value. When you buy a house that needs some work, you don't ask the owner to take care of it you ask for a better price so you can make sure the work was done the way you want. At least that's how I would approach it.
  2. Look very nice: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ele/d/minneapolis-klipsch-chorus-1-hh-scott/7056371406.html
  3. HiFi - Sounds like you got shipping worked out but I can help if you need, I'm in St Paul.
  4. Sold locally, happy to say they should end up in a cool set of speakers. We had them hooked up and I got to listen to them more, they really do sound good. A part of me would have been happy if he had decided to walk away but these just aren't in the cards now. Cheers all.
  5. Well hello! Greetings from St Paul. Patrick reached out yesterday and is going to try to come by tonight or tomorrow to check them out. I think he saw my CL ad and sometimes its hard to tell who's coming by, good to know he's talked to you. I was hoping to put a stipulation on the sale that I get to hear the final project and see what I missed, we'll see how that goes...
  6. Picked these up locally and decided I should start with a full range driver for my first speaker build. I had some crazy ideas but I have a lot to learn before I try to build anything around these. The horns have light scratches but they do not go into the fiberglass. I was going to prep and repaint if I kept them. I hooked them up and both played and sounded the same, and both measure very close in Ohms so as far as I can tell the original diaphragms are good. Prefer local pickup around MN, will be in IA around Thanksgiving as well. Asking $125 OBO. Would consider trades for full range drivers (around 6"), or modern high compliance MM cartridge with cash on my end.
  7. All good thoughts, appreciate them. Each step up feels like a relatively small jump, but going from reveneering to building a cornscala is a big leap. I do the same with house projects and end up ripping out walls. But I know a lot more about that. I'll start with the stands and continue to mod the Fortes. I will also keep my eye out for some 12-15" woofers to start playing with the DH1As, great call @Bubo to mock something up first. @Deang - what speakers are you thinking? I've clearly got bigger eyes than my wallet...
  8. I have them up on two post stands now, for me getting them up was a huge improvement. Well, maybe not "huge" but worth it. I read a quote from Mr. Klipsch about not having a void below the speaker, which is why I was going to make the stand as solid as possible. Another thought I had was to take the mid and tweeter out of the cabinet, seal and brace it to maintain the same volume, and then add a second box above for the mid and tweeter. I'd have to reveneer, but it would keep the woofer and passive at the original height while elevating the mid and tweeter as much as I like. Anyone seen anything like that?
  9. Still trying to plan my speaker project and need some Klipsch brainpower. Just looking for direction not a how-to yet. I’ve been planning to do some work to my Forte IIs - reworking the crossovers, building new stands, and reveneering in cherry. I like to tinker and build so this mostly for fun. Recently picked up a pair of EV DH1A’s with HP940 horns which have me thinking... Background- my room is 18x11, and due to space my setup on the short wall and speakers about 6’ apart. I would like to get more punch in the bass and bring the sound out into the room as most of the seating positions are not ideal for listening. Another bonus would be to have the speakers against the wall. For bass I’d take clarity over boom, it’s not bad as is. Budget of around $500-$800 over the long term. Options so far: Upgrade Forte IIs. Build solid approx 10” stands, reveneer, maybe Ti mids, crossover component upgrades. Already done Crites caps and Ti tweeters. Build a 10” box to mount above the original cabinet for the tweeter and mid like a Khorn/LaScalla. Keeps the woofer and passive in the original cabinet, closer to the floor like the original design (better bass?) and brings the mid and tweeter to ear height. Dampen and brace the woofer cabinet and reveneer the whole thing to make one taller forte. Same as above but build entirely new cabinets and relocate passive. Front? Side? This would allow speakers to go against the wall. I’m intrigued by this but clearly Klipsch put the passives in the back for a reason. Similar to the KG3 with the passive and woofer stacked in the front. Use the Forte components as a bass bin to build a 3-way with DH1As. New crossover using forte parts where possible. Build new cabinets so the Fortes could be returned to stock. This would be the cheapest way to incorporate the DH1As. Entirely new cabinet. Buy woofers ($300 from crites) and make a ‘cornscala’ with the DH1As. Lots of plans for cornwall box, this seems to be a proven design. Use Forte tweeters or buy crites. Most expensive when you include a new crossover. New cabinet. The first one is clearly the most practical, any of the others worth seriously considering? If the DH1As are not a significant improvement over the stock Forte II mid then scrap 4 & 5. Thanks for any advice- I always learn a ton when I post weird ideas.
  10. Making sense now, I might start with the mid and tweeter networks, or maybe just tweeter first. That article is crazy, I wonder how long it took to test all those caps.
  11. Thanks all- I'll take a look at Arizona blue. I'm rebuilding because I want to spread everything out on new boards. I was planning to just do caps for now and leave the rest of the parts stock but will look at options. I'm trying to figure out a good price point, I'd like to do this eventually and if the answer is I should budget $300+ that's good to know. @PrestonTom - Appreciate the advice and noted 👍 Edit- Arizona blue are $30/ea for the 1.5 and 2uf. That would be $200 + the 100/10uf. I haven't found larger caps other than Mundorf classic and Jantzen.
  12. I missed them too... You gotta be so quick.
  13. Well aren't I a sucker then. I got excited by the Quartets that were here for $200. I'll delete this.
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