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    Music, audio, film, psychology, psychology of film, philosophy, religion, history, mythology, audio electromechanical mythology.
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    Main room: 2- 1982 Klipschorns with K-401 fiberglass mid horn upgrade (1987), and AK-4 Klipschorn stock upgrade (2006), Modified Belle Klipsch (2005) center channel with K401 horn in an enlarged hi hat, flush mounted, behind AT wall fabric, buried in the wall between flanking Khorns, 2 NAD C- 272 ss 150 wpc stereo power amps, Marantz AV7005 AV preamp/processor, Heresy II surround speakers driven by 1/2 NAD C-272 and a Yamaha 135 wt amp, NAD C-542 CD player, OPPO BDP-93 CD/SACD/DVD/Blu-ray player, Klipsch RSW-15 subwoofer, for movies only, Panasonic projector, 130" true width 2.35:1 projection screen (141.3" diagonal).

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  1. The small polished metal sliders that came attached to my Khorn (normally invisible) might be enough. If you can get the help of a friend or neighbor or Kong you might be able to tip back a Khorn to take a look, if you really need to. They have been adequate to allow sliding my Khorns, both on the wall to wall carpet, and on the wood floor at our former house. If not, you might investigate sliders at Amazon. They have several kinds. The part that goes against the bottom of the Khorn is squishy, but pretty firm, and the plastic surface slides easily. Amazon has several kinds. If you get very dark colored ones that won't show, you might get away with leaving them under there -- unless they facilitate the Khorns being propelled out from the corner by the bass, and right out the front door. Since my Khorns cause my pants legs to flap in the breeze at 13 feet, that's a distinct possibility.
  2. Yeah, I had to push really hard to compress the pipe insulation ... or rather my wife and I pushed, really putting our backs into it. The cat was invited, but declined to help. The room was especially built for Khorns, so the corners were especially smooth. I still wonder if a) the old solid neoprene rug pads were a better way to go. Klipsch used to recommend them OR b) closed cell neoprene; I don't think it's available in pipe insulation. Oh, and I usually hear good things about sealed backs BUT I've occasionally heard that they aren't quite as good as good corners. IMO, even with closed backs, they still should be in, or very near, corners, to get more boundary gain in the bass, but toed in more optimally. My hypothesis is that best results in the OP's situation would be with artificial corners -- reaching out even farther than the ones PWK designed, maybe 5 feet into room or more, with absorption positioned as shown in the photo in my post, and toed in so the main listener is looking right down the horns, clearly seeing the bug screen, if any, and the diaphragm, with a treated room, nothing between the speakers, Audyssey XT32 with the App, OR full range Dirac OR using REW with at least 3 mic positions, OR _______________. By spending days weeks juggling room treatment, Audyssey, and a little bass boost post calibration, adjusted by ear, I am satisfied that, with my unaltered Khorns (AK4 upgrade installed), classical, jazz, and Blu-ray movies sound close enough to the myriad ways live music sounds in various venues, providing the recordings are good enough. Wow, what a sentence. Joyce and Faulkner wrote longer, but better, ones.
  3. Yes, Roy Delgado, chief engineer at Klipsch told someone on the forum (Chris A?) that Khorns sound best with nothing between them. Since Klipsch advises using rubber (pipe insulation, used to be rubber rug runners -- see Dope From Hope) to seal the Khorns to the walls making up the corner, they must think it's important to have the Khorns tucked in tightly. @Chris A also recommends 2 ft of absorbtion on either side of the cornered Khorn starting at the point a yardstick placed flat against the mid/tweet mounting board would touch the side wall, and extending 2 feet along the wall into the room: Thesis: One of harshest critics of any shortcomings says, on his website, the midrange driver is good, and the tweeter is not the first thing to replace. He feels the K400 or K401 mid horn is the Achilles heel. Antithesis: When Klipsch updated the Khorn a little more than a year ago, they replaced the tweeter, and left the K401 alone. Synthesis: Hegel's eyes are crossed, as usual. I have Khorns (obviously) in a big Music room/Home Theater, and have occasionally played things with 110 dB peaks, with no additional distortion, but my music is chiefly classical and jazz.. You say your bass is fine, but you might try running the Khorns with an 80, or 70 or .... 40 Hz cut off, and see what happens. I stubbornly ran mine full range for a few years, then tried crossing it over at all of the above crossovers, and found 40 Hz to be the cleanest, clearest, tightest in my room anyway. The sub then takes it down an octave++ to 16 Hz, with minimal multipath problems.
  4. I forgot about Doc Martin! Every character on that series is brilliant! A few episodes were written by Craig Ferguson, one of the funniest people alive!
  5. Take a long car trip to whatever dealer has both, or to a forum member who has both, or at least one. Listening is really the only way. I'm biased in favor of the big woofer and port of a Cornwall, but it is a bias, particularly because I have only heard earlier Cornwalls. As you know, Conwalls are Heritage, and Heritage are available at only certain selected dealers. This will help you find a dealer: Hear it in a Showroom Find a Certified Heritage Dealer near you Your Location: Search Radius: (number of miles) __________ If this doesn't work, find it on the Cornwall IV Klipsch website. Phone ahead to make sure they have Cornwall IV in the showroom, ready to hear.
  6. As usual, I couldn't narrow it down. Favorite, in that they are well drawn characters, well written and well acted, certainly not necessarily admired by me.. Film: Rick in Casablanca (Bogart)-- or even Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains). Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (Marlon Brando) Phileas Fogg in the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 days (David Niven) Drummond (modeled after Clarence Darrow) in Inherit the Wind (Spencer Tracy) John Adams in 1776 (William Daniels) Nixon in Oliver Stone's Nixon (Anthony Hopkins) -- much, but not all, of which was supported by H. R. Haldeman's book. Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams) Seymour Parrish in 1 Hour Photo (Robin Williams) TV: Toby Ziegler in The West Wing (Richard Schiff) Both TV and Film: Spock Radar O'Reilly
  7. We knew him well in Berkeley and Oakland California! Breathless at the Cinema on Shattuck and Haste, and That Man from Rio at the Parkway in Oakland. Robert (Bobby) F. Kennedy thought TMFR was one of the funniest movies he had seen. RIP, John Paul! Please forgive the San Francisco State University film faculty for doing a satire on the New Wave called Your Breath to Breathe
  8. In the '50s and early '60s I had a Karlson enclosure in one corner, and a JBL C 34 rear loaded horn enclosure in the other corner. Each had a JBL 030 system installed, consisting of a 15" D130 "extended range" speaker . and an 075 "orange juice squeezer" tweeter. Here's the deal: The bass in the Karlson sounded "better" to my teen age and early '20s ears. The cannon in 1812 had much more umph. A JBL engineer at the Hi Fi fair said, "Don't put a D130 in a Karlson, the C34 will be much smoother. The Karlson will have a big peak at about 100 Hz." I was not equipped to run and measure a sweep, but I had ears. The Karlson provided a big sexy peak. My Karlson sits empty now, because our Klipschorns sound much better, but the Karlson is in an honored place at the back of our music room, because my dad built it for me in the mono days.
  9. The combined legal costs to the taxpayers of all of the procedures and appeals, etc. associated with a death sentence may be greater than those associated with life imprisonment: McFarland, Torin (2016) "The Death Penalty vs. Life Incarceration: A Financial Analysis," Susquehanna University Political Review: Vol. 7 , Article 4. Available at: https://scholarlycommons.susqu.edu/supr/vol7/iss1/4
  10. The odds were that RFK would have been elected President. Likely, but, of course, by no means certain, results of RFK being neither killed nor wounded badly: No riot in Chicago during the Democratic Convention Nixon not being elected A much earlier withdrawal from Vietnam More funds put into social programs No Watergate Conceivably, a different group of Presidents, and others, including members of SCOTUS.
  11. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  12. Would a Belle Klipsch fit as your center? Not as deep front to back as the La Scala, but fully horn loaded, so it will be relatively free of modulation distortion, like the Khorn. That's what I have as a center, flanked by Khorns. Sounds great! Perfect timbre match!
  13. I think it would look better with black grille cloth, like some Khorns.
  14. What can we do, other than collecting water and stop growing crops, like almonds, that take a huge amount of water?
  15. Apparently not. I just read up on her a bit, and had I known how analytical and fair minded she is, I would never have written, "For balance ..."
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