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Ianr

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    Engadine, NSW, Down Under
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    Listening to music, reading, riding motorbikes.
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    1. Antipodes DS server/streamer with 4TB HDD, Denafrips Pontus DAC, Miniwatt amp and, as yet unmolested, vintage Klipschorns.
    2. Desktop PC library FLAC files, Peachtree iNova, Zu Soul Superfly speakers.

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  1. yes, I did thanks wuzzzer. I try to do that annually so they're pretty good. Ian
  2. can't see anything mate!
  3. yeah, I'm not too worried, more amused that the dealers didn't really know what they were doing, if in fact there is a right and left. Of course, that would also mean that the buyers didn't know what they were supposed to get either and never read the Manual. I have never seen a pair exactly like mine and I guess being a decorator model means any mods will be unique. The top hat sides go all the way back to the wall and the bass bins have no sides to hide any thing. The top hat lid is chip board too whilst the base is plywood and there is only one vertical brace, right in the centre at the rear. I'm guessing that the top hat lid might be a DIY addition too as I see pix of some K'horns with no lids. By enclosed backs do you mean a false corner? As mine back onto a brick wall I've toyed with the idea of fitting these. I'm assuming the previous owner fitted the longer top hat sides thinking that he would hear an improvement. Ian
  4. No mate, I haven't seen any but I'll probably pull them out and go over them in the next few days/weeks. One thing I have been pondering - the bass bin hatches are both on the left as you look at the speakers and this is where the bass speaker terminals are. The crossovers are in the top hat, above these hatches and the cable holes in the top hat base are on the left for both speakers too. So, the left speaker cables run around the rear of the speaker making it about 20 inches longer than the right. I made them the same length so the right speaker cable is 20 inches longer than it needs to be. According to the Heritage Owners Manual, they are built so that the amp connections are closest to the amp. So, I have 2 right hand speakers as does Wirrunna who is also in Australia. It looks like the distributor in the day wasn't aware of this so there are at least 2 guys out there with 2 left hand speakers. If this is true, I hold little hope of the top numbers matching the bass bin numbers given that they are shipped in separate boxes. If they are shipped as pairs there's even more room for error. All will be revealed. Eventually. Ian
  5. Thanks wuzzzer! I'll write that down inside the top hat so the next owner won't have to wonder. Wait a second, where's the fun in that? lol Ian
  6. Hi, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on when my Klipschorns were built. I have read through the Heritage Speaker Codes but am none the wiser. My father bought these used, here in Australia in 1979/80 and the drivers are all originals from at least then. I'm pretty sure they are a "Decorator" model. The top hat stamping on the base is USA SL 216. I must say, the S sure looks like a 5. The K-77 tweeter serial number is 18550 and is a Klipsch driver. The K-400 squawker serial number is 20042. Also a Klipsch driver. I am yet to look for numbers on the bass cabinet or speaker. The only reason I have looked at the top hat is because I was swapping out a blown tweeter. Thanks for any assistance. It would just be nice to know. Ian
  7. Hi all, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on when my Klipschorns were built. I have read through the Heritage Speaker Codes but am none the wiser. My father bought these used, here in Australia in 1979/80 and the drivers are all originals from at least then. I'm pretty sure they are a "Decorator" model. The top hat stamping on the base is USA SL 216. I must say, the S sure looks like a 5. The K-77 tweeter serial number is 18550 and is a Klipsch driver. The K-400 squawker serial number is 20042. Also a Klipsch driver. I am yet to look for numbers on the bass cabinet or speaker. The only reason I have looked at the top hat is because I was swapping out a blown tweeter. Thanks for any assistance. It would just be nice to know. Ian
  8. a good friend owned La Scalas and always lusted after my Klipschorns. I guess that says something. We never did get around to A/B'ing them and our sources were always different so there's that too.
  9. Wirrunnna, just looking through some old stuff for another members question, in this case the Klipsch Heritage Owners Manual and found this - "There is a left and a right low frequency cabinet with respect to the input panel. This allows the speaker’s binding posts to be oriented toward the electronics to minimize the length of speaker wire." There ya go! Maybe we both have right hand speakers. Ian
  10. HeritageManual2005_635042114380840000.pdf JJkizak, this might help with the side wall question. Pages 4 & 5
  11. Hi again, Just as a matter of interest, your parts box has 4 drivers and 2 crossovers that you are no longer using? If so, would you be interested in selling them? It might be a good, easy upgrade path for me. After all, my drivers are all about 50 years old. Dave is not doing pre-assembled kits any more so that avenue looks like a dead end. Thanks, Ian
  12. Wirrunna, PM sent. Thank you.
  13. WMcD, thanks for the input. Rest assured, you didn't say too much at all. I have confirmed, via the stethoscope improv that there is no sound at all from that speaker in question and later today (when I finally stop searching for some meaningful Eliptrac info, why is it so hard?) will do some electrical testing as you described. Ian
  14. Ah that's interesting. Wirrunna. There seems to be a lot of DIY involved in both the driver construction and crossover mods, is that right? I don't have the space or equipment to do much - no garage, just a small shed full of motorbikes and a carport unfortunately. I think I saw in a post that you can also get them delivered already assembled. If so that would be the best option for sure. I can't find a full description of the kit anywhere to see exactly what you get. Frustrating. Ian
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