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  1. According to the "KLIPSCH HERITAGE REFERENCE DATA - (V.3 - 23 Aug 2013)" found here on the forum: "July 29, 1955 was the last day for the four digit serials (i.e. 1811). After that the "number- letter-serial" system went into effect (2 August 1955). The first "number-letter-serial" speaker was produced on the 2nd of August 1955; that serial number was 1A812." Despite this I continue to see documented Klipschorns delivered after that date with four letter serial numbers (including my #1251 delivered in 1957 and the subject of the last thread; #1751 delivered March 29, 1963 ) Maybe just the singles (both xx51...curious...) continued with the 4 digit serial numbers? Any thoughts?
  2. For those interested, I have been in touch with the seller. Nice guy. The serial numbers are 1A827 and 1A828 ( I suspect they may be closer to '58 or '59). They have k-55V mid-range drivers.
  3. Depends on the drivers you have in them/intend to use... & please post pics (this forum loves pics)! As a starting point here's a later 1957 Klipsch upgrade document that shows the K-1000/6/5000 network that likely came with them originally and the needed update if you switch the University 4401 tweeter to the Electro Voice T-35 (16 ohm version) upgrade. Also attached is a pic of an original crossover network and a new one built from scratch. I am sure other, more knowledgeable members will chime in. Also, I suggest you edit your topic title to reflect the Shorthorn, as they are different than the khorn or cornwall networks (and so others can search by keyword in title) . Please keep us posted on your project!
  4. Agreed...quite a few posts here suggesting the Cobreflex horn is an upgrade to the K-400/401...curious what the tweeter and woofer are...crossover looks similar to my '55 k-500/5000
  5. hanksjim1

    Klipschorn

    He's now down to $2,950 OBO.... https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/d/coeur-alene-klipsch-klipschorn-speakers/7010548247.html
  6. hanksjim1

    Klipschorn

    Offer him $2,500.
  7. Not sure if these have been posted yet...Looks like a killer deal... https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/ele/d/boulder-creek-klipsch-lascala/7003187259.html
  8. Interesting....this from 2009; a thread with a post by "khorn51": "I have a few old khorns ( call it 7 ) and the best sounding stock twetter to me is theJensen RP-302 used on my 51. I thik they only used it on some 51's. I dont know why klipsch stoped using it might have been cost and very few recodings back then used the high info this tweeter could put out. The university tweeter is ok sounding but I would pick the t35 over it, but theres not that big of a diffrence. I use the orig crossovers in most of my 50's Khorns and have found all them still up to spec. Te old large can caps rarely leak or driff out of spec. If someone is making new crossovers that are the same specs as the 50's one thats news to me as the 60's and later are at diffrent points do the the metal mid horn bass slot ect. I like the way the older horns sound over newer ones. I have done a lot of a b using the top from my split lascals with new and stock a/ aa crossovers. the 51 is the smoothest sounding and my number one pic. If you have the trousonic 15's dump them and send them to me,I'll send you some new k33." and he later added this one: "R P 302’s can be really big $$ if the seller knows what it is. The ones Klipsch used were the gold ones with the bullet shaped cover with bracket for mounting to the mid horn.. looks just like this one in link below" http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hifilit.com/hifilit/Jensen/RP302-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hifilit.com/hifilit/Jensen/Jensen.htm&usg=__Gj4hTpf7_Tr4iY3jGHV9mHCwmas=&h=813&w=1250&sz=179&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=MUiBUV88TNOi9M:&tbnh=98&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djensen%2Brp%2B302%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26um%3D1 Here's a better link:
  9. Although Jensen did make a RP-203 compression horn tweeter...I believe the legendary Jensen 610 Tri-axial came with a RP-302 tweeter (regarded as one of the best vintage tweeters ever made)...maybe someone else could confirm which one came with the early Klipschorns. FYI, Several RP-302s are currently on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC0.A0.H0.Xjensen+203.TRS0&_nkw=jensen+302&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=jensen+302 BTW, I believe the RP-302 and the early University 4401s were 16 OHM.
  10. For what it is worth...the Jensen woofer looks to be original...shows a date code of the 37th week of 1951. I have some later Jensen P15LLs ('66) that show a DCR of 3.1 each (nominally 4 Ohm) According to the Khorn timeline, the tweeter is most likely a later replacement for what would have originally been a University 4401: "The first three-way Klipschorn incorporated a Jensen RP203 tweeter. This tweeter came from the famous Jensen G-610 Triaxial 15" driver and required considerable negotiations with Jensen. It was not until mid-1952 that all Klipschorns were three-way. A two-way Klipschorn with response to 12Khz was generally adequate for program material up to that time. The University MID-T- 4401 replaced the Jensen unit as the tweeter of choice later in 1951." Is there any indication the upright center piece in the midrange/squawker horn had a tweeter installed inside like this pic?:
  11. These things are huge...not sure of the application. Any thoughts? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Altec-MR-42B-HF-Horns-with-Throats-Excellent-Condition-w-o-drivers/274051923855?hash=item3fcec47f8f:g:mxYAAOSw2CFdpJGL
  12. based on the 220724 code on the speaker, it appears this woofer was produced in the 24th week of '67 here's a pic of the previous K-33J version from the 47th and 49th weeks of '66
  13. Front ported or back ported? Just interested, can you post pics of front and rear?
  14. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-KLIPSCH-K-260-Radial-Horns-MCM-1900-MSM-JBL-2482/113904937356?hash=item1a8543698c:g:5Z8AAOSwpEtdjndk says local pick up only...
  15. Thanks for the kind offer. I am a few days driving distance. It would be great to get actual readouts for mine. I think they were produced near the end of use by Klipsch (in '66)
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