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  1. La Scalas are finally complete Once I screwed tweeters in and connected them, I realized I was getting no signal to the tweeters through the crossover. I needed tweeters anyway because one was missing. A 2mF cap on right and left boards were bad. I ordered a cap kit from Crites. Once I soldered everything in I fired them up. I though wow I made a huge mistake getting involved with these La Scalas they sounded bad. But now three four five days later the caps are settling in and they get better sounding everyday. I never realized cap break in was so noticeable.
  2. Thanks for reply about caps. Now that I have these La Scalas they are like the elephant in the room. Not sure what direction they are going to go in. Goal is to try to stay original. Waiting for K-77 tweeters to arrive to see what they sound like with tweeters. Running them right now with no tweeters and a pair of KG-4s sitting next to them. On an HK730 receiver. So far, definitely notice a difference in source music. A bad recording/album is very difficult to listen to.
  3. wvu80 I see you mentioned Trey Cannon crossover rebuild service. I looks like he is referring people to Jemperformanceaudio. Has anyone seen photos of Trey Cannon restoration or Jemperformanceaudio restoration? Just curious what the layout looks like. If it were up to I would prefer to find the exact caps that were in there but that is probably not even possible.
  4. Haven't committed to a finish yet. I could get away with stripping them and stay with the birch plywood. Seems difficult to do resurfacing in the bass section behind the triangle shape. Was also thinking about veneer for a very fine look. But I was thinking since the production code was LS BB why try to change them.
  5. Correct Billybob , these are early ones and woofer is a project to get to. Will Ohm test it just for haha's but they sound excellent. Mids both sound phenomenal. And would most likely guess since both tweeters have issues they were overdriven at one time. One was probably removed to look for service parts or something. Taking my time on deciding tweeter replacement. Also deciding if I want to re-lacquer the cabinets eventually. Figuring out what to do to clean up mid horns. Maybe disassemble them Paint the cast horns and put new gaskets. Have to look into it more. Yea Randyh AA crossovers are intact. Not modified at all. Bass speakers and mids running fine through the crossover. Next step will be most likely to put in new Tweeters and see whats up.
  6. Woofers sounded good. Mids sounded good. One tweeter missing and the one that is intact not firing. did not test it yet though. Not sure if it is the tweeter or crossover. Will play with them some more when I have the time. I am thinking mostly original restoration. Can go from there if I don't like the sound.
  7. No they are just in wall mount boxes once they came out they are just normal black cabinets.
  8. No just the La Scalas They are from 1974. Fired one up can't believe the sound over my KG4s. With HK 730 reciever. And that is without tweeters in La Scalas working.
  9. Finally after three months the seller took my offer on La Scalas. Now the fun starts. They need to be cleaned up. They lived in a lecture hall since they were new.
  10. Counter offer from seller of $850. Made him a final offer he will get back to me, wants to ask a few more people if they are interested over the next couple weeks. Who knows I may end up with a pair of LaScalas to restore. If not there are more Klipsch out there to hunt for.
  11. I enjoy my HK730 with a KG4s. Tried HK430 with KG2's but when I tried HK330C with KG2's I liked the setup better for some reason. Have Scott R77S also, tuner is very precise, tried swapping that in with the KG4's it was good, just different sound profile than the HK equipment.
  12. Here are some pics of these units. Seller is hesitating on the offer I made him of $600. Told him it is open offer. Has anyone ever seen this badging. With small old style badge in upper right corner of one, Upper left corner of the other? Not the best pictures.
  13. Sure DizRotus your photos look much like the ones I am looking at except the badging. The ones I am looking at are much cleaner.overall, cabinets show less wear. The board components do not have near as much oxidation as yours did. I am looking at them for home use and not thrilled about the black cabinet look. Would prefer furniture grade cabinet units. But how often am I going to find a pair of these sitting around locally now a days. I guess I am considering the function over form. What is the light colored material I am seeing around the perimeter of those cabinets? It is a nice contrast to the black, breaks it up a bit.
  14. You guys are an amazing wealth of knowledge. HBDRbuilder is accurate in his description of these speakers. AA network, Alnico K77, Alnico K55V on K400 horn, and K-33 in bass bin. Small badges in upper right front corners on both cabinets. Access door is on top of bass bin. They are very plain looking in that painted black plywood. These were actually in a theater for their entire life about ten feet up in the air in boxes mounted next to a stage. Pricing issues are the only thing holding me off right now. The cabinets need attention, plywood is delaminted or flaking in a few spots near the bottom. Aesthetically they would need to be restored or I suppose could be laminated. Also concerned about preserving the paper tags glued on the back. Will have to buy that pair of tweeters from DizRotus, and woofers and mids sound fine but isn't it likely they may need attention being so old? Like I said would probably re-cap. Just for reliability. I would run with them for $500-$600, but the condition they are in they don't seem like $1,000 to me. Too much work to be done to them. Am I wrong on pricing?
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