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  1. With the effort to improve the sound with the Lascala & Cornwall I was wondering if anyone has thought to apply the same idea to the Heresy I, II, or III?
  2. Any one know the specs or where to find them?
  3. Does any one know if cabinet gets in the way of the dispersion pattern of the midrange & tweeter horns? I understand why they're assembled into the cabinet like that, but I thought by now Klipsch would have figured out a way to mount the horns from the front.
  4. Cascade Pride's Rocket Java! Ground to the Turkish setting (powder). Then brew in an espresso machine or coffee press. AWESOME!
  5. My `73 455 GTO! Nothing like burning rubber when shifting at 5,000 RPM!
  6. I have a pair of 4.2's. They sound better than my old Pioneer HPM-1100's, except not as much bass. The best sounding 2-way speakers are Klipsch! My Heresy II's are brighter with less bass. Not sure which one I like best.
  7. Have been browsing other audio websites lately. Seems to be a lot of Klipsch & Cerwin-Vega! haters out there. A lot of people still think horn loaded speakers sound like PA megaphones. I have Klipsch & C-V's and love their sound. I've removed the speaker logos so friends that hear my system don't get biased before they hear them. I've had one friend dislike the sound. However, he owns a pair of Bose Series IV. Some people are just stuck in the mud.
  8. Anyone know the woofer specs? Looking to improve bass, as others have. I've read somewhere that the woofer is designed 6db down from the rest of the system. THat would explain the lack of bass if that's true. Eminence sells a a woofer, Delta 12LFA, rated at 94.5 db/1watt. Think this could work? I already run a 12" subwoofer. It sounds good, but it's not right. No matter what the setting, I know I'm running a sub.
  9. What I have done is this: I have a Carver C-1 pre-amp that has two pre-amp outputs. One output goes to a Carver M400t. The second output has a Yamaha C-50 pre-amp connected to it. The patch cable goes from "pre-amp out" of the Carver C-1 to the "Aux" input of the Yamaha C-50. I have access to three phono inputs in this configuration. Two volume controls. Output of the Yamaha is dependent on the volume control on the Carver. Hope this helps.
  10. Thinking of upgrading my Heresy II woofer to Eminece Delta-12LFA. Anyone with experience with this woofer? Want more bass without having to rely on a sub, which I already have. Always looking for something to upgrade.
  11. Bought a pair of 1986 Heresy II's for $200 off of Craigslist.com. They were originally Oiled Walnut, but now are painted black. Fortunately the paint is one coat and I can see the wood in a lot of spots. I will return them to WO. The serial numbers are sequential! They sound great.! All components are in great shape. Inside cabinets were a QC tag with employee sign-off. Talk about quality! My kg 4.2's have more bass and less midrange. They are keepers for sure. Right now they're connected to a Technics surround receiver. Today I'll connect them to my Carver C-1 pre-amp and M-400t. Compare them against my Cerwin Vega DX-9's. Can't beat the pricing for used Klipsch speakers.[<)]
  12. Swapped out the JBL's with the Klipsch. Sure enough, they're blown. For twenty years these JBL's have been powered by a Carver m400-t power amp without fail. Now in the last three years they've been powered by the Technics reciever. I know I haven't driven them hard, but I wonder if the LF content from DVD movies may forced the H class reciever to clip a lot over time; enough to slowly blow the woofers? Over excursion? Time to shop for more drivers.
  13. I picked a pair of damaged KG 4.2's that need two crossovers and a horn lens and diaphram. Who would carry these parts?
  14. Fredzy, If you decide to go with new speakers would you consider selling the components, minus the cabinets? If so, how much? Been looking for KG 4.2 guts to mate with my lonely 15" woofers and cabinents. My KG 4.2's sit on a five inch tall box pedastals bolted to a 10" diameter Lazy Susan. Easy rotation.
  15. Eddie Money. His first album. Still have it.
  16. For the past week my woofers rattle when I boost the bass. I use them for HT and radio. They are JBL L56 10" two-ways, and the A/V Receiver is a Technics SA-940DX five channel with 100 watts per channel. The tweeters work just fine. The living room is 10'x21' so there's no need to really turn them up. The speakers haven't been driven hard in years since I bought a pair of Klipsch. Maybe burnt crossovers? The speakers are 1983 models.
  17. Oh, don't plan on modifying anything as of yet. First is to get the components into the big cabinets.
  18. Won't destroy Heresy cabinets, although my brother has abused them quite a bit to the point of needing complete rebuild. One has water damage. The speakers sound great; their 1983 models. Waiting for my brother's friends band to break up so I can accqiure them. Any week now. Thank God they suck!
  19. Thinking about taking everything from a pair of Heresys and mating them into a cabinet with a 15" Pioneer woofer, 92 db spl, 8 ohms. These woofers put out a lot of bass at low levels. Think this might be a good solution to weak bass from the Heresy 12" woofer?
  20. Marksdad: I wasn't comparing sound quality to Klipsch, just trying to decide to whether to buy a pair of LaScalas. I am used to heavy bass, but i want a more realistic sound, so maybe a sub would be the answer to playing Metallica with deep bass. For the two hundred dollars I have invested, I don't think my "rat shack" speakers sound like ****, just not Klipsch quality. Bass is muddy on my Klipsch when playing music recorded with a five string bass in modern rock.
  21. Why is it that Heritage series speakers use the accordian type of woofer surround as opposed the the more modern foam/rubber semi-circular woofer suspension?
  22. Although the LaScala's are rated down to only 45 Hz, do they sound weak for a 15" woofer? Same question for the Herseys. My Radio Shack 15" woofers are almost too bass heavy; leave the bass at the "flat" most of the time, but they're only rated at 100 watts and 90 db/watt. The Radio Shack woofer is rated at 24 Hz with a Fs of 20 Hz.
  23. After browsing through several books on building speaker cabinets they all seem to recommend 1:1, 1:1.6, 1:.6 ratio. But when measuring most speaker cabinet demensions I find that a lot of speakers are close to this ratio for height and width, the depth is usually way off. Anyone know why? Seems like boomin bass would result.
  24. Three questions: 1) What about using 3/8" thick glass as the inside lining, then using 3/8" plywood for the outside finish? 2) How thick of a soild wood, say pine, would you need to equal the density of MDF or 3/4" plywood? 3) What about using solid wood doors as cabinets? Some of the new doors have great finishes with some kind of inner filler?
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