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  1. Yes, the bottoms were bare wood. It was easier to slide them across the carpet that way.
  2. I had new risers built for my Chorus IIs. Solid pine shaped like the modern floating Forte risers. I screwed them onto the bottoms, and they looked much better. However, the big surprise was the sonic improvement. The pine risers tightened up the bass very nicely, giving the bass more of a sealed woofer sound.
  3. Confirmed. What a difference three years makes.
  4. Nice! I have the same models. They were pretty beat by the previous owner, and I took off the stapled grills. So many experiments, so little time. Here's a link to my journey.
  5. Yes, I do understand. It's quite normal to decry thicker cables giving a little more current and sonic improvement to a speaker. It's also quite normal for the DIY crowd to find out that it's quite true, and definitely worth the time to try it.
  6. I also used 10 awg copper wires for the crossover/driver connections. It's a very nice and balanced sound. It sounds just like turning the gain up three steps or so on an analog mixer.
  7. Your project will definitely be fun. I started with a vintage Heresy pair, then Chorus IIs, and now vintage La Scalas. Learning is fun.
  8. I use the latest Firestick to my Sony TV, then the Sony TV optical output to my DAC. I've tried two popular streamers and bypassed my TV, but the audio from the Sony optical out is still the best. All ethernet connected.
  9. I came to the same conclusion. I updated my Heresy I pair with Dynamat on the mid horn only. It worked just as well with my vintage Chorus and La Scala speakers. I'm also a musician, and changing speaker wires is just second nature to me. Better copper interior wiring definitely made a sonic improvement in my vintage Klipsch speakers. If you can, make a few measurements with upgraded wiring.
  10. I bought a beater pair of La Scalas to experiment on a couple of years ago. I really learned a lot. The forum made it easy to document:
  11. I finally decided on Maze Audio. They build braided cables for about the same cost as my diy experiments. I'm using their Ref4 braided cables. They were definitely an upgrade for my La Scalas and QuickSilver dual mono setup.
  12. That makes sense. I removed the Kilmat from my La Scala horns, and stuck on Dynamat, because it was thicker. The sound definitely improved. Voices, horns and drums became far more distinct and refined.
  13. The Forte I horns may seem harsh to new Klipsch users, but if you've had the Fortes for decades, you tend to like the sound as it is. I only got into vintage Klipsch horn speakers during the covid shutdown, and damping my Heresy and Chorus mid horns was a substantial improvement with my tube amps. The current lineup of Klipsch Heritage speakers have much better horn designs.
  14. Oops.... my Crites replacements were plain ol' boards. Didn't realize the danger to PCBs.
  15. I switched to Crites for my Chorus IIs simply because one of my crossovers stopped working. The sonic difference was not so pronounced, but using 10awg copper wiring gave me a pleasant little boost in presence and gain. Try it on your second speaker.
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