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  1. Just joined the Klipsch F.U.G. forum at the recommendation of some one on the Audiokarma forum. My wife and I recently purchased a Mid Century Modern home circa 1967. Architecturally the home was ahead of it's time, with a big open floor plan, electric drapes, remote lighting controls, and a media room stereo speakers in every room. We would have never been able to afford a home like this built new, but because the neighborhood schools are not the best, the price was right. Sadly though the floor plan did not provide any good locations to position my Klipsch Cornwalls I had owned for 30 years . So I sold them for more than I paid for and started a fund to up grade the homes audio system. In the home's custom built solid oak media center survived a visually pristine Dual 109 turn table and a Sony 250 reel to reel player. My original plan was to just keep the turn table and reel to reel and replace everything else with modern electronics starting with the speakers. At one time I had dreamed of buying a tube amp to power my Cornwalls, but priorities change. The first speakers on the list for replacing were the wall mounted speakers in the media center. Pulling off the grills I was surprised to discover a pair of coaxial 15" EV Wolverine LT- 15 speakers. I learned how to adjust the "Brightness" knobs and the speakers started to come alive. With a little work on the surrounds and powered by a good amp they should sound great. After the pleasant surprise discovering the Wolverines I decided to find out what was behind the grills in the 6 other room's 12 ceiling stereo speakers. What I found was both good and bad. The good was instead of finding a simple 6" speaker screwed to a hole in the ceiling I found 12 "small" acoustic suspension Frazier speakers. The "small" speakers measure 12' X 12' X 16', have a 6.5" Frazier woofer, a Frazier horn tweeter, and are constructed of 3/4" high grade plywood (see photos). Very heavy and painted black. The bad, the woofer surrounds were literarily gone, and the cones crumbled to the touch. Even worse the woofer is installed from the back and the cabinets must have been installed in the ceiling before the plaster board, so the hole in the ceiling is smaller than the speaker making easy removal impossible without cutting the cabinet. Now my request for technical help. I had been searching the web for a potential woofer replacement and had come out empty handed. My searches centered on home stereo woofer replacements and found only high power (100 watt) replacements for modern speakers. Turns out however there is a market out there for low power, high efficiency replacement speakers for vintage portable guitar tube amps! Eminence Speakers manufactures a 20 watt 6.5" woofer with good specs that may be a perfect replacement . Plus it is made in the USA. Check out the Eminence 620H specs a : https://www.eminence.com/pdf/620H.pdfCan any of the F.U.G gurus take a look at the specs for the Eminence 620H and give me guidance if the 620H would make a good replacement for the Frazier woofer? The best I can determine the Frazier horn tweeter gets flat between 5K and 20K. The installed capacitor is 3.0 MFD 50 VDC. Thanks in advance for any help finding a replacement.
  2. I have a 9.2 receiver. I am considering buying the Atmos System: Qty=1 - RP-280 5.1.4 DOLBY ATMOS® System, and maybe a 2nd subwoofer. Q1: Do the RP-140SA Elevation Speakers go on top of the rear speakers? Q1a: Do putting the elevation speakers on top of the rear speakers really add to the sound field? Q2: Are the Qty=4 - RP-240S or RP-250S recommended for for the 6,7,8 and 9 of the 9.1 system? I have seen Klipsch ads where a stand used for the left and right middle speakers. Q3:Does Klipsch have a stand where, on the side speakers, I can attach one of the RP-250s, for example, at ear level and the other significantly above it for the ceiling effect?
  3. Noob to this forum/boards as of about 5min ago, i'll take my shoes off at the door and find somewhere unobtrusive to humbly submit my help request. I've eyestrain from staring at my monitor, poking around the Interwebs for waaay too many hours in attempt to find a sweetspot for my gals between aural reality and fiction. A glass or two of GlenFiddich in me so this might ramble... First, some context, as i've find myself "helping" but also obligated as am the husband and son-in-law... Wife and MiL are going to open a business together after MiL has O/O her own eclectic, brick&mortar for about 30yrs. MiLs husband passed summer last year and she's long wanted to relocate back to where the bulk of the family was born/raised. Sold the house this winter, got a hip replaced/convalescing as-i-type in our home, found/soon(ish) closing on an appropriate dwelling, attempting to foot-in-rear w/new landlords on buildout of 1335sqft, small square "entry" expanding into roughly 35'x31' rectangle (boxy!), commercial structure in order to make the date on promised downstate landlord would be out/new landlord promised she'd be in transition of self, stuff and a modicum of stress. It's within that framework that i've finally been able to pin them down on what it is they'd really like to do other than "just play music in the store" that "doesn't cost a lot", "isn't too complicated" and "sounds good but not like we're having rock concerts." after a lot of deliberation and even more overcoming the obstacle created when pre-conceived notions misalign with reality (sorry ladies -- taking a boombox or a $300 shelf stereo you found on Ama...poking a couple of nails in the wall...no, FOUR nails in the corners to put 4 speakers cos if 2 is good then 4 has to be better...) I decided to explore a constant voltage system, for reasons I'm imagining many of you here can see. Currently awaiting (all used by way of online auction/buy it now type site): - TOA DA250FH Amp - TOA M-900MK2 modular power mixer/amp - DBX 215s 15-channel EQ - CyberPower20A powersupply/surge suppressor, all - to be racked in a two-sided, 6-RU/EIA-310 built into a modded/hacked IKEA Rast end table. (input sources are still being discussed...no, 8-tracks are no longer an option...but your CDs ARE digital...seriously it will be better if each speaker is fed the same mono-summed material vs having one speaker there and another waaaay over there and...) uhhh, okay? that's your problem, noob is about what I'm expecting, but i am also hoping for some sound advice from seasoned Klipsch users. I just TODAY was able to arrange a PU next week of twenty IC-5Ts, all part of the same corporate system, pulled about 1.5 yrs ago (installation date unclear) and boxed/stored inside "a closet" in the new corporate facility. Someone apparently got tired of them taking up increasingly precious space, so someone else got the edict to jettison the lot. $200 for all. some with, most w/o, dog clamps. none with tilebridge. I know about these speakers only what I can glean from the Klipsch spec sheet. I can't even find when production stopped. Would be SUPER grateful for forum input in any way, shape or form relative to a 70v setup in general, ceiling speakers in particular and these Klipsch in specific. What to expect of them? Mounting tips? Tilebridge required? Dog clamps required? Alternatives? Thinking of seeing if I can ferret out an ICSW8T2 or two to supplement a big box floor space with some degree of low end when we, presumably, discover that the dynamic range lacks a bit of oomph. Any thoughts there -- but not like a rock concert! This undertaking is a first for me, and as the aforementioned husband, i'd like this to work well in no small part, because...Nah. I don't have to tell anyone here married the WHY's of my interest in this working beyond (their) expectations and below (their) notions of what it costs/is involved in making it so one can playback into a big, boxy space several different audio sources w/o a whole lot of externally influenced variance. And yes, I'm strongly considering a lockable, smoked-plexi front panel once this is installed and configured. I can hear the phone call(s) already...ALL i did was push some button and now there's no sound...fix it, please?!?! okay. that's far too much rambling. best get to the last of this single-malt glass and a-ramblin' upstairs. tip-o-the-cap in advance.
  4. Hello! I am building a dedicated theater, and I will be using an acoustic transparent screen, but I am having trouble finding good sounding speakers, with a good price in Toronto Canada. I am building a 7.2.4 system, and don't need any subwoofers as I already have a few. I have been looking 3 x Klipsch R28F for the front LCR, 4x Klipsch R1650C for the ceiling speakers, and I am still looking around for 4 surround speakers, as the RS400B at Best Buy are too small for me. Anyway, from what I am reading here, people are saying the Klipsch speakers at Best Buy are rebadged and are not as good. If so, what model fronts should I be looking at, and where should I be purchasing it from?
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