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Zack R

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    Yamaha A-S801
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  1. I'd move the speakers off of that table (or set the turntable somewhere else) and see what happens.
  2. That's great news, and something that may not be widely known. Thanks for the heads up!
  3. Wow quite the thread! I'm no expert but here's my take.... as someone newish to Klipsch ownership (CF3's) that I enjoy as they are. I like the sports car analogy someone made earlier, as I see these heritage Klipsch as something timeless and ever evolving (and appreciating) like a Porsche 911. Some people hack them up, modify them into something they never were intended to be and may or may not be happy with the outcome but the changes are sometimes permanent. To me this is not so bad on a salvage situation, speakers that were thrashed to start with. Make them whatever you like. This is the LS engine in the 911. Potential for high performance but the original intent is lost. Other folks maintain the original intent, pursue "upgrades" to some extent but with the idea that the original product only needs slight adjustments based on what has been learned since it's inception. Kind of like modern tires on the classic 911, or a crossover refresh, sand down and refinish, or even a driver replacement (as like for like as possible, and only if needed) This is where I'd find myself. The last group is the purists, they want to absolutely maintain the OEM spec without almost no allowance for changes. They would run leaded gas if it were available, as well as bias ply tires... Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it can be difficult to achieve, especially if the OEM parts are not available. I imagine if there were OEM "Klipsch" manufactured/tested/approved parts for the old Heritage speakers more folks would be interested in going this route. If I owned a vintage La Scala and they needed some work I'd definitely explore this option, perhaps offered by a secondary supplier that is Klipsch approved.... Lots to learn and in the end we have more in common than we think, no matter the preferences listed above.
  4. As someone who is new to Klipsch ownership (since March 2020, CF3's V1, they sound amazing) what would be the current recommendation for a crossover refresh (assuming it is needed)? I'm not looking for an "upgrade" or anything like that, rather if these have never been serviced I'd like to make sure they meet OEM specs.
  5. https://bend.craigslist.org/ele/d/bend-altec-lansing-846a-valencia/7246782024.html flag Posted 3 days ago print Altec Lansing 846A Valencia Speakers - $2,375 (Bend) image 5 of 8 © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Altec Lansing model name / number: 846A Valencia Matched pair of Altec Lansing 846A Valencia Speakers. Incredible sound quality. We are moving and downsizing and will not have the room size to accommodate these speakers. do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers post id: 7246782024 posted: 3 days ago
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    Just came across this today, short but good:
  7. This is a very good point. My Klipsch CF3's are the first speakers I've owned that can be played at an extremely loud level without it seeming as loud since they won't distort. During a spirited listening session I'll leave the SPL meter open on my phone just to keep things in check. There's a definite sweet spot where the volume is enough to feel like you are there with the musician, but not overly loud or fatiguing. Everyone that I've had over (none are into audio as a hobby) to listen comments on how "clear" and "realistic" the sound is, especially when playing live performances. The look on someone's face after hearing my current setup is priceless.
  8. PS: This is the Kamado grill I have. Was $600 at Costco and works great so far, its huge though! https://louisiana-grills.com/shop/24-ceramic-kamado
  9. I have a Kamado grill that also works as a smoker, it's not hard to control the temp at all. In fact I just smoked a small brisket for Thanksgiving, took about 7.5 hours from start to finish, easily kept it at 250F and that's with an outdoor temp that varied from 26F to about 40F. Good luck on your search!
  10. I'm running the Yamaha A-S801 with my CF3's and have been happy thus far. I'd say it's a great starting point for someone who is interested in two channel stereo without breaking the bank (mine was $600 used). The USB input for the onboard DAC is what separates it from the A-S701. Welcome to the forum!
  11. My setup is simple, sounds great, was not expensive, and is easy to use.... Source = Old Macbook air from 2012, running Spotify, configured for USB output with the Yamaha MIDI driver. Running wifi only (no ethernet port). DAC = Yamaha A-S801, input via the USB Integrated Amplifier = Yamaha A-S801 Speakers = Klipsch CF3's V1 Remote control = Volume with the Yamaha remote, song selection with my Android phone running Spotify, controlling the Macbook via wifi Its not the cutting edge of 2020 audio technology but it works well for me.
  12. Sounds like a fun shootout! Also the photo makes a nice reference for how "small" the CF3's are when your significant other balks at them 🙂
  13. Pick up some of these to set the La Scala's on and try them out in several different positions to see what sounds best. https://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-x-12-in-1000-lb-capacity-hardwood-dolly-63098.html
  14. Congrats! I had to exercise extreme self control once I heard there was a second pair available since it's only a 3 hour drive away. When I bought my CF3's they came from Tacoma which is about 6-7 hours away.
  15. Something about bringing home new to you speakers.... so satisfying. Nice score!
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