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AndreG.

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  1. Well, at least here in Germany one can see a lot of gear popping up on ebay lately. Many want to change gear, but i suspect a lot is related to covid as well and people sell. I really didn´t want to buy any more speakers, but today a pair of HBR 1 turned up and i may go for it (it´s still marked as "reserved". Those stains are easily fixed, but if You feel like waiting, something will come up for sure. 600$ really is a bit steep...
  2. Yes, i wanted to put a seal on the back-panel eventually. Haven´t thought about that gasket inside the squawker yet, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Being more than fourty years old, it´s probably time to change these too.
  3. This is a german supplier who also carries Jantzen: https://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/jantzen-capacitors_en.htm
  4. I bought these from a guy who had them left over from a project, he was on german ebay. These eight were all he had left, lucky me.
  5. Same here. Set-up looks great Wuzzer.
  6. Old out.... New in - pretty straight foward and no flopping around, thanks to the zip-mounts. Some people just hot-glue the capacitors to the board, i like it better this way.
  7. Next were the crossovers. I´ll upload pics tomorrow since i´m already at my upload limit. I haven´t done much listening till now, but somethings definitely changing. There is more happening on the right side now, sound is brighter, but not harsh, and i think details have improved. Could be that famous "veil-effect".
  8. So the zip-tie-mounts came in earlier and i could start work today, finally! I started out with the right speaker and first i did the bracing. First i made some markings for the spots where the pilot holes would go to then drilled them. On the outsides i sunk in the holes (is that how you express it in english?), so i can putty the the screws over later and do a nice paintjob to the back panels as well. I was just a tad bit too fast... to screws went through the label... Can´t be helped now, maybe i can do something about it later on and it´s just cosmetic anyway.
  9. I´m really happy i found the badge i thought i lost, so no replacement laser badges for me on my Heresy.
  10. Oh yes, they are in good shape. It´s just the few chips. I think i can patch those up with repair wax and some subtle painted grain. Tomorrow i will do some work on the crossovers.
  11. Ahh, i see, when posted, the guy had just one photo up. So now there´s more. These look decent after all, apart from the black.
  12. Once the zip-tie-mounts get here i will start to re-cap and put in the braces. At some later point i will pull out the drivers to do some drilling, filling, sanding and paining on the motor-boards. - To all who have done this before, are there gaskets that need replacing, between drivers and the boards they are mounted on? Thanks!
  13. Pair of Heresies, I or II from the looks of it, 500€. No info-text... but might need some work on the cabinets, insides? Who knows, but may be worth a glance: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/klipsch-boxen/1689408725-172-6428
  14. My bad Randy, the pictures show the front of just one speaker, for the other the badge went missing over the years... I looked for it everywhere but couldn't find it. Cats... Ed.: @RandyH000 Randy, You´re the man!!! Your post made me take another look at the place where the speakers stood for years before i moved them to the living-room. I moved a stack of old magazines i had next to one of the cabinets, i thought i searched there before - FOUND IT!!!
  15. I´m in the process of re-caping my Heresies as well and have a question. I´m looking for those white, square bases that wuzzer used to fix his capacitors to the board. What do You call these parts?
  16. Thanks Billybob. Truth be told, i´ve already got new Jantzen Z-Caps here that i will install. I just wanted a discription of the kind of "bad" sound one would expect to hear.
  17. I´m really just a noob when it comes to speakers, so i need the knowledge of this forum once again. I have my Heresies, over 40 years old and i´ve always been wondering: What does a really bad cpacitor sound like? Distorted, bass missing or bad imaging (wall of sound)? I know, the only objective way is to take it out of the XO and measure it, but that´s just numbers.
  18. Those look great! Wish i had the tools to make stuff myself. I envy you guys...
  19. Having done my new rack, i now have space to put the Heresies into the living room as well. They will be used for stereo only, the RF3s for stereo & HT. My plan, so far, is: • Replace the caps in the XOs. • Strengthen the rear panel with one diagonal brace and use foam-tape as sealing. • Replace the fabric on the grills (My old cat killed them) and replace the velcro tabs with magnets and sunk-in screws. • Repaint the black areas front and back with structured paint. Yesterday i found a guy on ebay who had eight Jantzen Z-Caps 1µf for sale at a decent price. Hope to have them by the weekend. Hope to get some multiplex scraps for the braces at work. The fabric might take some time... I would like to keep it Klipsch. Crites on ebay only carries the cane variant right now. We all know what happened recently (RIP Bob), so while i do the other stuff i´ll wait. Either i can get the black fabric – or go cane, i wonder? I can also get replacement badges on ebay, no sweat. The paint i can buy on german Amazon as well as the tape. The only thing i´m not happy about is the verneer. 40 years left their mark. For now, i just plan on refreshing whats there and touch up missing parts with repair wax and paint. Maybe "Patiina" is the better "New". That will keep me busy for the near future, i think.
  20. So this is what my final set-up in my living room is about to look like, adding the Heresies. We sit on the floor when watching TV, so the screen is a bit high up. I left a little additional space on the rods, as you can see, so maybe i´m going to shorten them later on. Next project: Update Heresies.
  21. Finally got around to finishing my board. Construction isn´t very complicated, if someone wants detailed pictures, please ask, i´ll take further shots. Now on to my Heresies...
  22. I like this Genesis-cover. just recently heard it on the radio, already a fewyears old:
  23. I own a pair of Heresy Is as well. I did some reading and one advice that came up was, since the cabinets are quite small, Heresy does not need bracing in general. The exception beeing the back-panel, as You mentioned. That could be fixed with a simple 4x4, screwed diagonaly to the panel from the inside, thus not visible and easily reversible if one wants to go back to stock.
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