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  1. The only problem is the fact that the 130s' have been reconed. If they were JBL recone kits you're golden BUT, many independent shops used Waldom recone kits and they suck. Good luck.
  2. Those Redheads from seattle : 1953 3D..Harmless fluff from the 50s' with super Stereo photography and an aggressive 3 channel soundtrack. If you want to see what superb 3D is all about you can't go wrong with this one.
  3. I'm going with a 1960 to 1963 build date. Definitely home brew after seeing the woofer mount. I give that time frame because of the drivers & network plus, the top hat was constructed using 3/4 stock & that's post 1956. If the back chamber is still airtight you've got a nice pair of speakers but, not built by Klipsch.
  4. Duplicate post.
  5. The bars were standard for at least the 1st. Forty years of the K-Horns life. Made changing woofers a breeze.
  6. From the supplied pictures I'm betting on a homebrew. Zoom up on the tailboard & you'll see it's not the way Klipsch does it. The K5j is early 60's vintage together with the early K55V. Would like to see the woofer.
  7. VITAVOX CN 191 was the British version of the K-Horn.
  8. The Grill wrap around was necessary when the midrange horn was the K5 as it radiated through the side wrap. While unnecessary with the K400 I'm certain the wrap was kept for cosmetic uniformity year to year.
  9. Up to 1956 the top hat used 1/2 inch. 3/4 was used after that.
  10. It's a 1956 style "C" (unfinished) with an Electro Voice P15wk woofer. What is a bit confusing is the K5j midrange horn is stamped "1960" which, by the shown early K55 mid driver & crossover is of "60" vintage. If you remove the front grill you should see an Electro Voice T 35 (K77) 16 ohms. The whole top section could have been upgraded to the 1960 standard but..The Mid horn was the same in 56 as 1960. So no idea why that part would have been replaced.
  11. These Are the SpeakerLab clones, the Original fiberglass ones. The "ribbed" version was cast aluminum.
  12. David Grabner, one of Speakerlabs founders, told Me that they had a surprise Visit from Mr.Klipsch in the Flesh! He said the meeting was cordial but, you could have cut the tension with a knife!-LoL
  13. The Wolverine is a TW35...with half the magnet weight of a T35 & lower sensitivity. 101db vs. 104 of a T35. Not suitable for your LaScala.
  14. Hi Greg, The K33"J" is a renamed Jensen P15LL. Jensen introduced the P15LL in the very early 50's. It was used in the Jensen Imperial Folded Horn. The only Difference in the Version they made for Klipsch was a 4 ohm Voice coil vs. the standard 16 ohm. The 16 ohm version was also used for years as the bass driver for the leslie organ cabinet. A very good woofer but, it's achilles Heel is it's lack of power handling. I like those throat deflectors in SpeakerFriz's picture. Lots of experimentation in the early 60's when a dealer discovered (through measurement) the nosedive the K-Horn took above 250 cycles. Klipsch scrambled for a cure when He hit upon the idea of a constricted throat (from an original of 78 square inches down to 39 square inches) that gave the K-Horn an artificial boost in response to compensate. That was another impetus for the developement of the K400 Horn.
  15. Old Grand Dad 114 proof Bourbon & sparkling water. Oh Yeah!! []