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  1. Just pulled a Stephens Tru-Sonic out of a 1954 K-horn.. anyone ever see this before??? Still sounds great! Cone and surround in seemingly great shape as well.
  2. Hi folks, I have visited this site many, many times as a spectator. I do have a few Klipsch pieces but never had the big boy stuff. Its not a matter of money per-say, but selling the want to the little lady..... if you know what I mean. Anyway, so she moved my man room from a very spacious area the lower floor to the house to a smaller room over the garage. I in turn built up my stereo system the way I want it. I like great speakers from smaller names companies. They are not inferior to any of the competition what so ever. For example I have a set of SAE 10's outstanding sound. I have a set of Chapman ( Small custom speaker company on Vashon island near Seattle) that are some of the best sounding speakers I have ever had, and many more. Well a few days ago I was cruising the local Craigslist and came across another set of locally made speakers I had to have. Mostly due to price. $100.00 !!! They were speakerlab K-horns. So I dashed right over a grab them. The gent tells me they were bought by his dad new, and he didn't think the mids worked. Well I get them back over to my shop clean the pots and found a wire off the mids, ohmed the speakers and found no issues, so I plugged them in and everything works fine but they are not very efficient. It was time to develop a plan. I know I am going to swap out the crossover for a ALK universal set. All though the current crossovers are working and the caps are ok, things could be much better with a little coin and elbow grease. I might look into swapping the mids with Altec 811's or 511's but thats about it. Now for the next challenge. I can't place them in the corner completely because remember this a room over the garage. I have a sloop ceiling and where these are going the ceil t wall is 46 inches. The speaker is 48. So it will be off the wall by 4 to 5 inches. This means I will have to wall back them.
  3. So I got this bug ... and its contagious. Its called the Heritage bug. I've been hearing about the sound of Klipsch for 20 years and personally experienced the warmth and depth of the sound every time I used to visit Little Rock, Arkansas during late night jam sessions in the 90's, so ... I finally bought a pair of LaScalas two years ago. And then I bought a pair of Heresy speakers a couple of months later. And then I bought a pair of Khorns a few months later and then I bought another pair of Khorns a few months later. STOP! (talking to myself) I don't want to get rid of anything, so do you think it is okay for me to stack the Khorns with the upper pair turned upside down? Any of you forum members ever done that? Thanks for your thoughts on this. moriceman
  4. Two 1950s Khorns with different specs being sold together for $3000. Is it me or is that price pretty high? https://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-klipschorn-speakers/6656096730.html No affiliation, just thought it was a curious ad and wanted to share.
  5. I have come across a pair of obviously old Klipschorns and was wondering if anyone has the background to estimate their age. See attached photo of one of the labels.
  6. Looking for Klipschorns, pretty much any condition, but complete. Price goes with condition, obviously. My plan is to use the bass bin, and update the midrange & tweeter. First however, I need to acquire a pair and listen & evaluate. I have seen a few using searchtempest, but all are far away, and most sellers won't bother with shipping, which can be $$$. Prices vary from below $2K to around $4800, depends on year & condition I suppose. Most I have seen are around $2500 to $3K, pair. Was hoping someone in the western states might be selling?
  7. Hello. Can you help me find plans for housing for unfinished khorn cabinet? See pic for details. Thank you.
  8. I'm going to break this thread into four sections, the 5.0 setup, RF-83 vs Khorns, the RS-62's, and bi-amp. I am of the opinion that passive bi-amping works but the sound differences are minute. I intend to bi-amp the RF-83's with the Marantz expecting to confirm that theory. +++ I picked up a nice RF-83 package last week for a good price. RF-83, RC-64, and RS-62. Power is by the Marantz SR-6011. Thank you @jwc. I've got Khorns, CF-4's and some other nice speakers, but the WAF for the giant speakers is very low. The RF-83's are much higher on the WAF scale. After having the Khorns in the living room in a 3.1 to 5.1 configuration I didn't know if I could take less good sounding speakers. The RF-83's probably suffer technically, but in terms of pure fun the RF-83's with their mid-slam is proving to be "good enough" and they are much nicer looking in the living room.
  9. I have a sequential pair of Klipschorns that I inherited from my uncle when he passed away. I had them in a large bonus room for about 5 years and they worked great. We moved and my bonus room has became a toy room so I have no room for them. I have very little knowledge about them and estimated my price based on what I see on eBay and Craigslist. I've also asked a few folks with way more knowledge than me. I welcome any more knowledge and offers. From what I've read online they're from 1979. I know my uncle had someone refinish them in a dark walnut stain but they were Birch Raw originally. Would it be worth it to me to sand them down and return to their original state? Is my asking price way off? I don't think I'd want to venture into shipping them but I'll listen to anything. Thanks in advance. It won't let me upload all the pics, I have a Craigslist ad with some more. https://fayetteville.craigslist.org/ele/6016690125.html
  10. Hello, I have a set of vintage corner speakers that I would like to find out more information about. Can anyone tell me what they are and what the value might be on them. They are in very nice working condition. Thank you
  11. This is on Ebay and looks pretty rare, out of Wheeling, WV, near Pittsburgh. No afil. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1954-Klipschorn-Klipsch-Corner-Speaker-Piano-Black-PICKUP-ONLY-Stephens-103-Wf-/122436295450?hash=item1c81c59b1a:g:lywAAOSwc-tY6F07
  12. Too weird for me, certainly at that price: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/6050749934.html No affiliation...
  13. I am planning to upgrade my unmolested 1978 Khorns in the next week or so. I want to document the changes in a thread along with listening impressions. I'd like to use this thread for some suggestions from you Klipschites, then start a new thread for the actual changes. I have some questions, then I'd like to listen to your ideas. Comment on or critique anything you want. I took out all the other speakers in the living room weeks ago to get used to the the Khorn sound in Stereo mode. My other choice would be Pure Audio, meaning no audio processing by the Onk AVR. Onkyo TX-NR 717, bought in 2014. The 717 has basic Audyssey, 3 listening positions. It will set distances and trim level relative to reference, which usually means -12 db. I have disabled Audyssey and set both L/R to 0 trim. I could re-run Audyssey to get some baseline info. The Upgrade: I will be getting some Crites A/4500 crossovers and I will pull the Type AA. This means I can't use the stock K-77's. I will using some SEOS 12" horns and Denovo DNA-360 compression drivers I already had from another project. This will not be the same as a standard Crites A/4500 with the usual CT-120 or CT-125 tweeters. I don't want to change two variables at one time but I don't think I have much choice. Your opinions? I would like to put the new horn on the tophat, then move it front to back to experiment with some time alignment. And finally I was wanting to try putting some damping materials on the tophat to see if I could hear difference in reflection by using carpet, towel, maybe some foam sheets. Other suggestions?
  14. I have a vintage pair of K33 woofers in excellent condition. These were removed from my K'horns for an update just after purchasing them used in 84. Speakers measure DCR 3.4 and 3.3. Photo upload won't cooperate, pics on request. $300.00, you pay shipping. They are in pristine, working condition, see pics. Please ask any questions you may have. All sales are final.
  15. Anyone have specs on the 1964 Khorn? Do they all have the funky tuning box on top?
  16. No affiliation - just confused and curious if this is anything other than a DIY effort: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/ele/5894289886.html
  17. No affiliation, but if you buy these please help me find a pair closer to home... http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/gatineau/klipschorn-speakers/1215983926
  18. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-Klipschorn-Vintage-Speakers-Excellent-Working-Matching-Serial-Numbers-/222295125742?hash=item33c1d26eee:g:Cl8AAOSwYIxYArK~ If anyone is local to Vegas this seems like a steal. $1500 or best offer with a buy it now. Even willing to ship at buyers expense No affiliation but I wanted to Alert anyone in the area! Tim
  19. I'm looking to add a center speaker between 2 widely spaced khorns. I can make up a mixer box from the figure in Paul Klipsch's Dope from Hope http://assets.klipsch.com/files/Dope_740700_v14n4.pdf but need advice as to whether I can use any stereo amp with a stereo-mono switch or if something like the Sony TA-N55ES is needed. The Sony appears to have dedicated mono input on the back. Any suggestions for readily available amps that would be suitable?
  20. We have had this speaker since it was brand new. It needs a new home. Excellent Condition. Works great. Located in Houston. Asking $2000 Here's the complete list of Klipsch we have and are planning on selling: 1 1952 KHorn - $2000 1 196x's KHorn - $1500 2 Cornwalls - - $1500 ( Pair) 2 Belle's - $3000 ( Pair ) 4 Heresey's H700 (Consecutive serial numbers) - $1000 (each) 1 DB6 Amp and 'matching' PreAmp and Tone Control (Make offer) 1 Dual 701 Turntable. (Make Offer) 1 Unknown model VHS HiFi Recorder NOT FOR SALE! Reasonable offers will be given consideration! Thanks, -Kyle
  21. Earlier today I modified my Type A Khorn crossovers to support the 4500Hz CT-120 crossover point. I did it in such a way that I could nearly instantly A/B original/4500Hz by using a DPDT switch to introduce an additional 2uF capacitance in parallel with the 2uF tweeter cap and also a 500uH inductor into the squawker path. Note that you CANNOT perform this test while using the stock K77; as others have pointed out, it cannot handle the additional power supplied to it by the increased bandwidth. My listening choices were three very familiar tracks (to me, anyway) Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Track 1 : First Regret / 3 Years Older Nidarosdomens jentekor & TrondheimSolistene - MAGNIFICAT - Track 4 : Et misericordia Nidarosdomens jentekor & TrondheimSolistene - MAGNIFICAT - Track 5: Fecit potentiam I can definitely hear a difference in the midrange when I A/B the mods. Quite a lot of the harshness in the midrange is greatly reduced. This is most apparent to me in the female vocals on Track 5 of MAGNIFICAT. I liked it so much that I listened to a few hours of Steely Dan, Ozric Tentacles, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Animals as Leaders... after which I stopped the A/B and made the mods more permanent. For those interested in the diagram, I can provide it as a PM on request.
  22. I poked around and I don't see this so thought I would ask... how big a corner does a KHorn require. ie- What is the distance from the corner in the room to the outside corner of the speaker that is against the wall?
  23. No affiliation just ran across them. Guy sounds like he doesn't want to give them up but alas... THE WIFE. http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649288968-klipsch-kornerhorns/
  24. So I saw a listing this morning for replica Klipschorn cabinets, made to PWK specs. No drivers or crossovers. The owner recommends re-veneering since they were built 30 years ago. Would you go for it? If so, what would be your total budget for the cabs, drivers and crossovers? How much work would it take to do it right?
  25. Wondering if anyone is interested in trading these 1976 Quad ESL 57's (physically near mint/internally need attention) for some Klipsch Heritage line: Heresy, cornwall, lascala, belle, rf-7, chorus, forte, etc. Winner of auction did not send payment/pickup again in eBay and had to re-list (again 4/19), but open to trades/ offers. Im here in Miami, Florida 33190, if anyone interested let me know. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1976-Quad-ESL-57-Black-Maple-IN-FLORIDA-NO-SHIPPING-/152061169875?
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