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  1. Hi I was just wondering, my Klipschorns are on a base as pictured, the base is filled with Kingspan and false corners surrounding them. If I wanted to have them permanently on castors would this affect the sound at all? Any thoughts. Many thanks
  2. So, I am slowly restoring an old set of Khorns. I just took some measurements of the latest configuration and I'm wondering if this is looking like it's supposed to. Set up: UMIK 1 / REW / about 3 feet off the ground / 3.5 feet from front of Khorn / 1/6 smoothing Woofer: Stephens 103LX (16 Ohm, DCR ~ 10 Ohms) // mounted on slide-in motorboard, with 6"x13" slot Mids: University SA-HF + K-5-J Highs: K77 Tweeter (square magnet) Crossover: I built the ALK Universal crossover with Solen caps and Litz inductors on a k-500-5000 crossover board (1954). I'm using the old autotransformer on the board and the squawker is connected to the -3 and 0 tabs on it. Here are the measurements. Is the woofer response supposed to look like that? It looks like it's not being properly attenuated on the upper end.
  3. Greetings, I recently have been gifted with an old mismatched pair of Klipschorns. One of the cabinets has a really funky ordeal going on inside. There is a Pioneer Dual Voice Coil 6 Ohm woofer in the bass cabinet that is wired in parallel, with each set of leads going to a separate LC filter, and then each of the filters is attached to 1/4" input jacks???? Also there's a bunch of styrofoam sound treatment glued in. Also they cut a circle in the other side of the cabinet and closed it with an identical door. What even is this? Why did anyone do this? Also - how do I even connect an amp to test this monstrosity out? Any help / insight would be appreciated. Do I just rip everything out without listening to it and put a Crites in there? Thanks!
  4. I'm looking to replace the squawker horns on my '75 Klipschorns (K400). Preferably something that can be used as a drop-in replacement using the stock K55(V), but all options will be considered. If you are selling a pair of Fastrac, Eliptrac, Volti V-trac horns or similar, please PM me. -AG
  5. onemoretime

    1950s Klipschorns in Baltimore MD

    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.
  6. WFP

    Klipschorn

    Havre de Grace MD $3000 https://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-klipschorn-speakers/6656096730.html
  7. nickdinatale

    First time Klipschorn owner

    Already posted this over on Audiokarma, so apologies to members of both, but I figured it was time to join this forum as well. Thanks to the one and only Edroom and his annual audio yard sale I was able to purchase these beautiful giants yesterday. These are my first "big" set of speakers and they already sound fantastic even with the original capacitors in the crossovers. Even had the energy to stop at Home Depot on my way home for some pipe insulation to seal 'em to the walls. The details: 1972 Klipschorn Model B's "M75" Mahogany finish, NOT lacquered AA crossovers I absolutely, 100% recommend buying from Ed if you ever have the chance. Nice guy, fair prices, and an impressive collection.
  8. So, I picked these up yesterday locally and am really excited to get started working on them. Unfortunately they came from a smokers home, and I've been seeking help in one of the other Forums on how to clean them properly without damaging them; however that is not the reason I'm over here now. I wanted to know the year these were made and the serial number look-ups have not provided an answer to my question. As you can see from the photos below, these K-horns have a 5 digit serial number, and that doesn't seem to match up with anything I've found online or in these forums. I'm hoping someone here has some knowledge or can help with these. It does appear that the tester was Judy Clayton who, after some research, appears to have been in that department in the late 80's->90's, and I am guessing a year of 1990, but would love some confirmation, and maybe history on why the serial number doesn't match the standard? Thanks in advance! If anyone ventures around Montana, stop by for a beer and a listen (once I get them cleaned up).
  9. Rocky Ford

    Pair of old Klipschorns

    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.
  10. 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?
  11. So I'm wondering, what would the exact specs and full instructions for proper installation be for the notorious Horns? Here's what I've come to understand. I welcome any true to fact corrections; 1. Khorns should be placed no closer than 12' yet no farther than 24' apart'? 2. Must be installed with a one sided sticky neoprene (black spongy stuff) so as to push against the wall surface in order to properly isolate cabinet chamber? 3. From the corner of room, nothing but unobstructed wall 42" to the left, and 48" to the right of speaker location? No obstructions within this area including windows, doors, etc? 4. And finally, is it true that PKW's "optimal room size" is, in fact, 27' x 16' x 10' ceilings? If so, was his Khorn placements on the long wall or the short wall? Guessing the long wall. I custom built a (26' x 38' x 10' walls) room for my Khorns and LaScala's. The room also has vaulted ceilings at 14' tall going the direction of 38'. My intention is to place the Khorns on the short wall and naturally, LaScala's on the opposite side of the room. I feel certain this isn't the optimal room. Oh well! Thanks, Tony
  12. I am a Klipschorn neophyte looking to start my journey by obtaining a sequential pair within 150 miles of the D.C. area. Ideally, the pair will be plug 'n' play, but open to anything that might need some work as well. I'll be building spacers to separate the horn from the woofer (Loft/Mancuso style), so wear and tear on the cabinets is not a concern, but water damage is unacceptable. I am willing to pay fair market price and am not trying to bargain hunt. Thanks!
  13. Hey all, a newbie here who might have bitten off more than he can chew. I’ve been in contact with a retired electrical engineer who is selling a 1956 Klipschorn and a Klipschorn clone that he built himself using the same components. Both have been in his garage for who knows how long. I’ve currently taken the mid range horns home (his garage was too cluttered to get the bass bins out). He’s dropping the bass bins at my place on Saturday. Is anyone interested in restoring these? I don’t think I have the know how to restore these. So far I deposited $500 and the understanding is I’m buying them for $1000. Will upload pics in a bit. I live in downtown LA and Ye seller is in San Diego area. Alternatively if someone knows of someone in the SoCal area with restoration experience who can offer help that'd be great. as a start, pictures of the 1956 mid range horn here: https://imgur.com/a/XvOSI
  14. Tony T

    Single Khorn

    I have an opportunity to purchase a single 77' Khorn in great shape. Not that it makes a huge difference but, it happens to have PWK's signature on the serial tag. Anyway, does anyone use a single Horn between two Khorns as a center channel? This is for theater and music listening only. Thanks, Tony
  15. I purchased the ST-120 kit without the tubes from Bob Latino, shipping was fast and everything was very well packed and organized into neat sections. Instructions are very clear and concise. the entire kit went together in about 10 hours just like estimated. Anyone with decent soldering skills and some patience can do this kit. I enjoyed the whole assembly process, very satisfying to get to fire it up when finished and hear just how the work paid off. I was having a problem getting any kind of voltage readin from the bias pins and sent Bob a email he was able to quickly help me check some connections and voltages. He identified the issue very quickly, I had placed a connection in the wrong place. I got very lucky it didn't cause any major issues. Very good customer service though he really knows his amps! The sound of this amp is just beautiful, crips highs and nice deep lows. Now I have it connected to the pair of stock 1982 Klipschorns I recently acquired, they make quite the match made in heaven. Way more than enough power for me, I was worried I would be pushing the 60 watts per channel to the limit. Boy was I wrong, I haven't moved it much past one o'clock (half volume) for my daily listening. If I wanted to shake the paintings off the walls this amp could probably do it. I got the 21 step attenuator and it's just perfect for playing straight from a DAC without a preamp. I can't get over how this amp sounds every instrument sounds very real, like the artists are standing in the room playing in front of me. Truly a wonderful amp and experience. Someday if I decide to upgrade to the monoblocks I know I will go right back to Bob at www.tubes4hifi.com for them.
  16. codewritinfool

    Chattanooga: Klipschorns and amplifier

    https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-klipschhorns-1999/6509086966.html with 5W tube amp, cables, spare tubes. $2700, no affiliation.
  17. https://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/d/complete-klipschorn-horn-and/6483473375.html $750, local pickup only no affiliation
  18. So I recently purchased a pair of old EV Georgians that have the same folded horn style as the klipschorns. They came with only the subwoofers installed (Crites 15"s) and what I believe is a pair of 2015 K-77-D's and pair of K-55-X's. They also came with a pair of AK5 crossovers and Crites Type AA crossovers. I am new to this forum and still figuring things out, what is your opinion on the AK5 vs Type AA crossovers? Does anyone know the nominal impedance for the K-77-D and the K-55-X? I cant find much information on the tweeter or horn driver. Any help or advice is appreciated. -Veaux
  19. Veaux

    AK 5 (?) Crossovers $400.00

    I have a pair of crossovers (that I was told) are take offs from a 2015 Klipschorn, anybody interested? They have 10-20 hours on them.
  20. codewritinfool

    Klipschorns in Cedar Rapids, IA, $1500

    I cannot figure out how to get the URL, so see attached screenshot of post. No affiliation. <screenshot removed at request of owner>
  21. WFP

    Mcintosh and Klipschorn

    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/d/high-end-vintage-audio/6480815521.html Vintage gear I haven't used for too long! They've been sitting collecting dust so it's time to pass them on. The pre amp is a McIntosh C26 in good condition. Small blemish in glass (too hard to photograph) and some scratches on top and sides. Amplifier is a McIntosh MC2105 in excellent condition. Glass and bulbs were replaced 3 years ago at a cost of $260. The power switch has been bypassed. I just kept it plugged into the preamp and used the preamp to turn the amp on and off. The chrome strips on the sides are missing 2 small screws though I imagine a quick trip to the hardware store would fix that. The turntable is a Marantz 6300 also in excellent condition. Wood looks beautiful! Small scuffing on plastic dust cover from age. Recommend a new needle though. All equipment has been sitting for several years so it should be cleaned and tuned. (I would clean the pots at least once a year. They get scratchy over time. ) I can demo for serious buyers. Also available but not shown is a pair of Klipsch Klipschorn loudspeakers. (Currently in storage upstairs) These sound incredible through the gear I have listed! AA crossovers. I was planning on recapping the crossovers and refinishing the cabinets but life keeps getting in the way! Sound is excellent, physical appearance is not. Cabinets are black but need to be refinished. Scratches, chips etc but the grilles are good. I will only sell these if the other equipment is purchased with them! Sorry, I have a hard time letting them go. McIntosh C26 preamp - $575McIntosh MC2105 power amplifier - $1650Marantz 6300 turntable - $575Amp and Preamp together- $2100Amp, Preamp and turntable- $2600Klipschorns- $1800 with purchase of other equipment.Please text/email with questions. I usually don't answer phone calls from numbers I don't recognize. Thanks
  22. One pair (Qty. 2) of Black Klipschorn Horn Loaded Speakers purchased in 2010 from an authorized dealer, first and only owner. Moving and unfortunately must sell. All paperwork included but tossed the crating as I never thought I would be selling these. Very low usage on them and they are really just being broken in. No cosmetic damage at all and very lovingly cared for by a lifelong Klipsch fan. Must be picked up North of Houston, TX in Magnolia, TX or shipping arranged. Demo is available if serious and by apt only with valid ID provided before hand but the record player and albums have already been packed away so CD or IPOD connection only. These loudspeakers only get better with age and unfortunately I've put much less use into them than I wanted so they are very much like brand new. Supra Sword speaker cable is included, $10,000.00 for pair. Also have a Bryston 4BSST 2 Amplifier and Bryston BP-6 Preamp for sale and willing to make a deal for all three items if purchased as a package. Still 13 years left on the warranty, all paperwork included. Bryston Amp/Preamp Package, $4,700.00 This amp provides all the power and clarity you need. I'll include the Supra Sword speaker cables. 4BSST 2 Specifications: Design: Two-Channel Solid State Power Amplifier Power Output: 300 Watts RMS x 2 into 8 Ohms/500 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms MFR: 1 Hz - 100 kHz Inputs: RCA Unbalanced, XLR Balanced Input Impedance: 50 kOhms Unbalanced, 20 kOhms Balanced THD+N: 0.003% Dimensions: 5.25″ H x 17.25″ W x 19″ D Weight: 50 Pounds MSRP: $4,195 USA Bryston Ltd. is a Canadian company which has been designing and manufacturing audio equipment for over 35 Years. While there are many companies competing in their market, Bryston's gear is coveted by enthusiasts and professionals alike. They have earned the reputation of providing bullet-proof reliability, high performance and value. Byston's value is not due to a bargain basement price. You won't find them at the local Wal-Mart. It's the sound and their 20 year guarantee of high performance that can make a Bryston purchase a value. This remarkable warranty speaks to Bryston's confidence in their own quality standards, and it is definitely the exception versus the rule in the A/V industry. BP6 Preamplifier Specs: The Bryston BP6 preamplifier is a simplified state-of-the-art preamplifier combining outstanding function with complete musical accuracy, providing an exact duplication of the original recording experience, without distortion or coloration. Input: 4x RCA single ended pairs*, RCA single ended (tape loop), SPDIF (RCA)** Output: 2x RCA single ended pairs Features: Class A discrete operational amplifiers Four pairs of high level stereo inputs Gold plated input and output contact surfaces
  23. I recently acquired a pair of 1980 KCBR Khorns. After some reading I am planning on leaving them totally original and having the crossovers rebuilt to factory. They make a very faint hiss when powered and no source playing, my Latino ST-120 is dead silent on its own so am I correct to assume the crossover caps are going bad? I am planning on using pipe foam to seal the corners against the wall to improve the bass. Only problem is both of these have a clover shaped cut out on the rear panel I have not seen on any other pics and I can only imagine that the hole is allowing the bass pressure to pass through and is killing the sound. I have seen other Khorns with what looks like black plastic over the backs. Does anyone have any experience with said clover shaped hole or is this likely something the first owner cut in himself? I can take a few pics if that would help. Thanks in advance for the help. -Ben
  24. Hi guys, My brother and I are proud owners of a '79 Klipschorn and two Forte 1s in generally excellent condition. Since owning these, we haven't done any wood work and have little experience in doing so. We wanted to ask you two things: 1) What type of wood are these? I've attached pictures of the Khorn and each Forte 1. My guess is Walnut throughout. 2) What is the best way to treat / maintain the wood on these? Both pairs of Fortes have slight water ring damage on the top side - we would like to fix that. We've looked at a few threads such as this one below. Seems like the best process is to sand any water damaged parts and apply Watco Rejuvenating oil. Did we get that right? Thanks a lot! Much appreciation from two hardcore Klipsch fans Alex
  25. Hey there gents, I am new to this particular forum. Im looking to get some used La Scala's off craigslist. I am no stranger to the hobby, but I have only ever purchased a pair of Heresy II's for restoration. What are some of the checklist items that someone needs to look for when making an offer for the heritage speakers, in my specific case, the la Scala. Ill start off with some of the basics that I know of e.g. Crites components, serial numbers, finish. etc Thanks in advance, I would appreciate your expertise!
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