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On 2/1/2014 at 7:41 PM, ClaudeJ1 said:

Keep your amp and get a Klipsch K402 horn and a Faital Pro driver and Xover from Bob Crites at Critesspeakers.com No harshness, just smoothness.

Today, I would say get the Axi 2050 driver from Celestion.

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On 3/25/2014 at 4:38 PM, Nikolas Topaloglou said:

Hi! Sorry for the late response, I was not at home during the last 4 days..

My Khorns are new, not used and just new for me..

Accuphase is really a good amplifier, but some times the sound is too bright,

or there are harshness problems..

The last one is probably not a problem of the amplifier, but a problem of the Khorns.

People say that the tweeter, drivers, and crossovers of Khorns are not of great quality..

Others say that Khorns play their best with tube amplifiers, and specially with SET.

That's why I am asking what tubes are good.

The small 2A3 or 300B, or the bigger 211 or 824. Perhaps KT120 as well.

Mac could be good as well, the MC275.. Never had the chance to listen to this amp..

Well ...

Under stand the despite the great engineering in the KH The drivers are the cheapest thing that PwK could source

I have replaced my Eminence woof with a JBL, and run an Altec 511 horn on top

Basically, it's Klipsch Wood. 😀

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On 1/10/2015 at 6:03 PM, Nikolas Topaloglou said:

Hello! Finally I bought a Viva Audio Solista MKIII integrated amplifier, using 845 tubes. really nice with my Khorns.

What speaker cables do you suggest? I suppose good quality copper cables. Any suggestions? I've been told that Synergistic Research element is good. What do you think?

As I have posted many times, I use #10 thhn building wire I have found no difference in all this f the esoteric solutions, other that the wire may somewhat attenuate treble freqs

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Well ...
Under stand the despite the great engineering in the KH The drivers are the cheapest thing that PwK could source
I have replaced my Eminence woof with a JBL, and run an Altec 511 horn on top
Basically, it's Klipsch Wood.
I'm running a couple pair of Klipsch Wood myself. Good stuff.

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Aaaahhh, Mr SWL ..
I see you are running the KLF 30
That's what I have settled on mo re better for me than the RF 7s
Curious .you mentioned Mods ??
Oh yeah......the only things still original are the cabs (which are now braced) and the mid horns.

Refer to the 'Ultimate KLF-30 Upgrades' thread.

Good to see you back Duke.

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On 1/8/2022 at 7:11 PM, the real Duke Spinner said:

Well ...

Under stand the despite the great engineering in the KH The drivers are the cheapest thing that PwK could source

I have replaced my Eminence woof with a JBL, and run an Altec 511 horn on top

Basically, it's Klipsch Wood. 😀

Well I don’t understand  , PWK didn’t put  crummy components into his  Klipschorn , but you may have. The Altec 511’s look cool , but the ones I’ve heard were a big disappointment . 👎

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On 1/6/2022 at 7:31 PM, ClaudeJ1 said:

Today, I would say get the Axi 2050 driver from Celestion.

Ok, but also in a passive configuration? Did someone the circuit till now?

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1 hour ago, the real Duke Spinner said:

The 511, compared to the Atlas driver, and the "squeaker' tweeter. You need new Ears. 🙄

I trust PWK’s  ears , and my own ears ,over your’s  any day 🤓

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1 hour ago, the real Duke Spinner said:

The 511, compared to the Atlas driver, and the "squeaker' tweeter. You need new Ears. 🙄

The Altec 511 (I used to own 4 when I was 18), is a Metal Copy of the Klipsch K5J horn from 1948. The EV tweeter was the best bang for the buck at the time, but that was 60 years ago. 70 years for the Altec with ANEMIC response above 10 Khz. without EQ.

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On 1/11/2022 at 5:11 PM, ClaudeJ1 said:

The Altec 511 (I used to own 4 when I was 18), is a Metal Copy of the Klipsch K5J horn from 1948. The EV tweeter was the best bang for the buck at the time, but that was 60 years ago. 70 years for the Altec with ANEMIC response above 10 Khz. without EQ.

Do your ears hear above 5k, or so ??

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On 1/12/2022 at 3:36 PM, the real Duke Spinner said:

PwK was all about first cost. Don't kid your yourself

Have you put ever seen a Cast Frame driver in a Klipsch product. ,??? 

Nothing wrong with a good stamped driver like the K33 , and I’ll try not to kid myself. Actually It would be interesting to listen to your speakers, I have read that some people have gotten good results with the 511. But it might be awkward if I didn’t like them 🤓

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