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  1. I envy you, that's quite a motley crew of speakers, hope you have the space for them. Are you trying to figure out which ones to keep or furnishing other rooms in the house?
  2. @SWL Please post your feedback on the amp, I'd be most curious. I'm not in the market per se but may purchase one in the future.
  3. Thanks @billybob I've tried taking off the faceplate with the proper size Allen key (thought it was Torx but the former worked). I unscrewed everything but the faceplate wouldn't budge, I love the speakers and don't want to brick them. I tried a few reasonable things to see if it would budge…no dice. I can post a few more pics if needed but the screws are also where the grille is held together with magnets so, not sure if the screws are functional. I'm not surprised if this particular speaker isn't meant to be user-serviceable ala Apple. If all I can do is jury-rig it, I'm fine with it.
  4. One more thing to my post above. Don't know if it's me but I'm playing back vinyl records through the Freya+ and it sounds amazingly quiet. More so than when I just had the Phono feed going through my Pioneer Elite VSX-32. I almost feel like any pops somehow are being minimized, I can hear them every now and again but they are not nearly as prominent on the Freya+ vs the Pioneer Elite. Thought I'd add that if you should happen to be into vinyl.
  5. I just bought the Schiit Freya+ and am using it with Klipsch XF-48s so, far it sounds amazing (I'm literally only a few hours in owning this). I wanted to get into tubes and so far it is ultra quiet, no noise, no hum whatsoever. The new Freya+ is supposed to be 20db quieter than the original but I've heard original Freya owners saying theirs were dead quiet but good to know the engineers were able to do that. Additionally, it's got a feature that only heats up the tubes when actually in use so, that's a good feature to prolong their use. Already in the first few hours I notice more warmth but it's not overt, I'm sure when the tubes and preamp are worn-in it will improve. Soundstage is great, and it is amazingly clear and not muffled at all or what people call "bloomy." It's rather a nice marriage of modern tech and old school done really well. I was also thinking since Klipsch speakers are typically usually strong in the mid range and highs, a bit of smoothing off the top end would for possibly a even better experience. I've seen plenty of original Freya models going for a nice price, I was lucky enough to ****** a Freya+ from a vendor who bought it to do some testing and then quickly sold it so it's literally brand new. If you have more questions let me know, but I'm still only becoming acquainted with it too. EDIT: I've done so much research before getting this home. A lot of the noise typically come from bad connections with the sockets or putting in a tube with dirty pins. Google how to clean vacuum tube pins, I was amazed myself. I think the most non-invasive way I saw was with a Dremel using a felt tip to basically polish the pins, a dirty tube from the 50s was made to look brand new!
  6. Hello Community, This is my first post and I'm hoping I can use your collective knowledge. I have a pair of Klipsch XF-48s and they are quite phenomenal still after 10 years. I've been moving around a lot over the past years and it's possible I did some unwitting damage to one of the RCA plugs. Long story short, I was running speaker wire (speaker level) to the speakers from a Pioneer Elite receiver, IMO they sounded better than being plugged in via RCA but I digress. Now, I've purchased a new preamplifier Schiit Freya+ and was going to let the speakers power themselves and be fed via RCA cables. One of the speakers is fine, the other had a loose plug (last time I checked that was not the case but again I digress), I was quite alarmed and hoped this is not massive damage. Good thing is that sound still comes through good and clear no hum through RCA on the speaker in question. I called Klipsch via telephone and was told I should try to take off the faceplate via the front screws to access a nut that would tighten the RCA plug from the backside. Not being able to remove the faceplate made think of different solutions. I double checked the RCA plug and saw there was some travel but would not travel beyond say 2mm at that point it was very secure. I thought perhaps to get a plastic or rubber washer between the RCA plug and make it secure. Nothing like that was available so, I thought I'd use an old credit card and see if it fits beneath the RCA plug and between the speaker housing, it did. So, I cut two thin strips and had one layer on both sides but it was not snug, I was without too much effort to double it up and the RCA plug is almost as secure as the "good" speaker. Is this a good DIY fix or am I putting undue stress on the plug or the internal wiring? Should I have superglued the plug to the back? I'd like to hear from the community and hopefully find an elegant but most importantly a good solution. Looking forward to your responses, thank you.
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