dubai2000 Posted February 8, 2015 Share Posted February 8, 2015 I don't know how often it has been said that the K-400 is one of the design features in a Khorn that can be improved on. So once I got alternatives (Altec 511B or EV-120SM) I never bothered about the original. Some months ago I must have read a bit about Paul Klipsch here in the history section and well, why not give those K-400 a try. I admit I didn't expect much - definitely not much of a positive impression. But lo and behold, compared to the Altec I find the K-400 in do way inferior. It has a different tone which actually strikes me as warmer (as if it is more suitable to the crossover frequency to the bass than the Altec).....or my hearing curve has changed (after all I am not getting any younger.... ). I certainly do not hear "glare" or "harshness" - attributes often connected to the K-400. On the contrary - I actually find the Khorns more balanced overall than using the Altec horn. Will that be my horn of choice from now on? Experience suggests that taste in sound reproduction changes and who knows what I am going to try in the future. I think what has made me change my reaction to the K-400 is also related to other (non-horn) speakers which might have opened my ears to different (but also valid) ways of presenting music. Anyway, I am wondering: am I the only one here who has made such an experience? How many of you have actually retried the once discared components and seen them in a new light (so to speak)? Wolfram 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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