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  1. In the older lines prior to AW, the KHO7, the patio mainstay, is basically the same box and drivers as a KSB1.1, of which I have several pairs. Love them, they sound very nice, and have plastic cabinets which don't self-destruct in the rain/humidity. I do bring them in during winter months and keep them sheltered from driving rain by installing under the overhangs of the house. You might try something like that. 

  2. random orbital sander and gallon of duratex and I could have those looking like new in a jiffy. 



    For that price, I bought showroom new LSI-split-BG many moons ago. No they're not for sale. 

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  3. The problem with very small satellite speakers like Quintets is that require a much higher than normal crossover point, like 150 hz. So compared to something larger that would allow 80 hz standard crossover, you have an extra octave of very critical information coming 'from the box in the corner' versus being distributed in the sound field where it belongs. A lot of the feel of surround processing is lost imho. 

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  4. "Each Core can play individually from a local source or in unison."


    Pile up about 40 of 'em...



    That's funny, one time when I was early on working for a sound company, we were given an assignment. How many Bose (901 at the time) and how much power would it take to equal a Crown DC300 playing through a pair of Klipsch LaScalas? 

  5. Your bedroom experiment (?lol)  was exactly what was needed here. My forte II live in a 14x14 mahogany paneled office 8' ceiling and I can tear the roof off with a 60 wpc Yamaha receiver. 



    What is your square/cubic footage please??  It matters a LOT how much air you're trying to energize. It's not going to be concert levels within that entire space with only a pair of forte II, no. 



     That attached kitchen area is part of this room for acoustic purposes. Let's remember that THX specs ( as a starting point for our illustration) operate in a 3000ft3 space, and that requires a 1000 watt amp and two specially designed subwoofer cabinet.  


    It's not the room placement, it's a matter of efficiency and wattage for the given space.  With Klipsch you're dealing with some of the most efficient speakers on the market so you're correct there.  For really ripping sound in that space you have, something like LS would make a lot of sense. Do you have some numerical expectation of decibel level you hope to achieve for peaks/ average listening in this rooom? 

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  6. They're a little different in the crossover department, but I can't say exactly what. I'm sure the schematics are here somewhere. If it's a KP201 II, it'll have a different jack plate, and tractrix style horn which if memory serves will be a K762 (smaller motor than K792) 



    They do look perhaps a tad dry. Dust them off with a tack cloth and apply some Watco rejuvenating oil per recommendations on the can and watch that oak grain really pop! 

  7. FYI, I bought the 682's and two KI 362's with IndyKlipschFan in Green Bay Wisconsin, during a Packers game. Town was like a ghost town and the dude in a hurry to get us loaded out. I bought two more KI362's from a corporate board room sale in FL and had them shipped up here. When it became apparent that what I really needed was the KP362 (keep in mind that P is not for Professional or I for Industrial. P stands for PORTABLE and I for INSTALL) - I found Bill Hendrix had 4 of the KP version so we met in Columbia Kansas, at the traditional meeting place of Klipsch sales, the Cracker Barrel, and made a trade!  That's also when I got two KP262 and several KSM12 (also for sale by me).   So that's how this setup came to be - a LOT of driving! 



    Ok before somebody asks -


    KP has the deeper cabinet, HF/MF square motor board rotatable only 90 degree increments (in case you wanted to hang them horizontally), the K604 (forte II) mid horn which is 60x 40 degrees, a full jack panel with NL4 pro connectors, and most importantly - HANDLES. 


    KI is a shallower cabinet, with slightly rounded grille, the HF/MF motor board is round and rotatable in 22.5 degree increments, in case you build a cluster of them (a proper cluster would be KI362/KI215/KI362), angled downwards and needed an odd angle on the horns. The horn is a 90 degree horn, and the input is by wire, with no handles or nifty input jacks that you'd want on a portable cabinet. 

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  8. This is a great club system or for little outdoor festivals.  With a single 362 on each sub (placed vertically), it's a powerhouse with very small footprint. I built the little base plates to hold the twin tops together tight-packed and it will balance on the sub perfectly well for about 100^ coverage in wider spaces. He's got the right amount of power for these babies. Nice system any way you slice it. And the whole thing, and another rack or two - will fit in a 5x8 trailer! 

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