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  1. Ballistic Missile Threat

    I've been lerting around since the Cuban Missile Crisis had us diving under desks in the early 60's!
  2. I need help identifying what set I have

    JCrumbly_80: Does that Sub work...have any issues? PM me.
  3. lascalas very little bass

    Keep in mind that this guy's LaScalas have the AL network....what he needs is an AA network and everything will begin to level itself out except for what the bass horn simply CAN'T produce at its bottom end.
  4. lascalas very little bass

    everything about this forum NEEDS PICS in order to solve your or anybody else's problems. You can start with the serial number of the speakers, which tells us when they were made. FOR A TIME, the woofer access panel was thru the High frequency section....but once the amplifier manufacturer "POWER WAR" began, so many woofers and tweeters were being blown, that it was moved to the bottom of the doghouse instead of the top....because it just made changing them out MUCH easier. The best advice I can give you on buying speakers which you find will not be to your liking is to READ THE SPECS of the speakers before buying. If this had been done, you would have found that the bass rolls off below 45 hz.
  5. lascalas very little bass

    The "access panel" is actually the bottom piece of plywood of the speaker.
  6. Replacing Woofer in La Scala

    I would opt for using just more modern gasket material than using rope caulk...because if you ever have to do this again, that rope caulk will be one helluva mess to replace!
  7. Silver Faced Receiver

    Unfortunately for Yamaha, they weren't making any receivers to amount to anything when the "X30" H/K receivers were originally in production. I bought a Yamaha 100 wpc integrated amp in 1986 (when it was on sale as a discontinued model for less than half its MSRP) which is currently powering my best friend's Cornwalls. He also has one of my old H/K 430 receivers, which I hauled over to his place along with the Yamaha, but as soon as he heard the speakers thru the Yamaha, he said "That sounds good enough to me...besides I can additionally run the ceiling speakers out on the porches because the Yamaha has 100 watts per channel instead of just the 25 WPC of the H/K 430." So, he has never even HEARD his Cornwalls thru the H/K...YET! He was one of the R&D team heavily involved in the evolution of what ended up being called the Klipsch "Jubilee" speaker...among other projects at Klipsch R&D for over a decade.
  8. Silver Faced Receiver

    There is a reason that the H/K 430 twin-powered stereo receiver was the WORLDWIDE highest volume sales leader in its class when it was originally in production, and it is NOT because it was the least expensive...it is because it performs so well...and has "ultra-wide-band" frequency response, along with having twin power supplies. Plus it is pretty much bullet-proof! BTW, its diminutive rating of 25 watts per channel RMS is misleading, at best. With its twin power supplies it performs more like many 100 WPC receivers made in its time. H/K 730 was rated at just 35 WPC, and the H/K 930 was rated at just 45 WPC. So, IMHO, you don't really NEED more power than any of these provide, ESPECIALLY for KG2 speakers.
  9. lascalas very little bass

    The bass horn of the LaScala generally starts to roll off around 55-60hz, and by the point it gets to 45hz or lower, it has become pretty weak on the bass end. It is the design of the bass horn lens. All you have to do is look at the specs of the speaker to already know this. If you want more bottom end, then opt for the Klipschorns, instead....but the alternative is to add a subwoofer, preferably a HORN-LOADED subwoofer. The beauty of the LaScala is that you get about 90% of horn-loaded performance of what the Klipschorn puts out, with no need for proper "K-horn Corners" in the room. Until all of this electronically synthesized "music" came along, very few people even noticed the lack of extreme bottom-end in the LaScala bass bin. But people nowadays are used to all kinds of bass-heavy equalization in their "Beats" headphones and such, and think that is how music is SUPPOSED to sound. Pushing your bass control up past flat on your preamp will do nothing since the bass horn lens itself is the culprit...but doing this will also create distortion and maybe even push your amp into clipping....which is also very hard on your drivers in the speakers. If you want earthquake-like bass, then get a subwoofer to go with them. Keep in mind that the LaScala is meant to have no more than 105 watts RMS thrown into it, since that is its power rating...and the same applies to all the ORIGINAL Heritage speakers designs.
  10. La Scala Question regarding Serial Numbers

    Look at the back of the speakers...on the top edge of the rear panel of the bass bin...the serial number SHOULD also be STAMPED into the top edge of that panel. Find the driver for the mid-range horn and look just below it at the rear panel's top edge...let us know if it matched the labels on the speakers...it SHOULD! In order to replace the rear panel it would pretty much require destroying the bass bin in the process....so I sincerely doubt it has been replaced.
  11. DIY La Scala Idea

    The flexing "problem" on LaScalas pertains the cabinet side panels and can be solved by using heavier stock FOR those panels, as what was was done on the CURRENT LaScala bass bins, by going to one-inch-thick side panels. There is really no need to use thicker stock for the top and bottom panels, because the thicker side panels will solve the issue. As for the doghouse, it is not a part of the problem so you can run with 3/4" thick panels for it, since its construction is more than stiff/stable enough once the doghouse itself is attached within the bass bin "box".. You can also use rabbet joints instead of butt joints in the construction...with rabbet joints used for attaching the side panels to the rear panels and the side panels to the the top and bottom panels of the bass bin. Rabbet joints in lieu of butt joints will stiffen those particular joints AND, stiffen the cabinet itself...the rabbet joints will provide up to 50% more glue joint area at those locations, and that will create a stronger box and reduce any tendency for flexing except at the sides at the mouth of that bass horn lens, and the thicker stock used there will solve that problem. Thicker stock on the side panels eliminates the need for any frontal bracing between the doghouse "roof" section and the side panels at the mouth area.
  12. Bitcoin ETF?

    Iraqi Dinar is about like using $100 bills to light your cigars! When I was over "in-theater" (2004-2007), I saw all these Soldiers buying Iraqi Dinar, when they could have invested in gold (it was at $432.00 an ounce when I got there) and made big-time bucks when it hit over 1700 bucks and ounce!
  13. Forum Rules Updated

    I take that as a personal affront, as do my other personalities: Aaron, Mike, Bill, and even George, John, Paul and Ringo!
  14. Friday Update

    Highly likely it has nothing to do with murders, MOSTLY just people shooting at the trees on our land, instead of using targets elsewhere. Sometimes it is from shots either missing or going completely thru game somebody has been hunting on or nearby our land, besides, if a human corpse was left laying around on our timber-land, we would find it, sooner or later. Sawmills HATE it when their saws hit bullets in wood, because they have to shut down to replace the saw-blade on that line, and it costs them production time...so....if that happens very often on timber from your land, then they give less money for the logs from that land. It is what it is! The same situation goes for when the sawmills hit nails or fence staples or any hard object imbedded in the wood that would dull the blades....and you would simply NOT BELIEVE what can end up inside of a log...pieces of old iron wagon wheel tires, mason jar lids, the list goes on and on. The wood will grow AROUND objects attached to trees, too...or caught in the "crotch" of tree/limb growth.
  15. La Scala and LS Industrial

    The museum is getting a PAIR of the "runts" with consecutive serial numbers.