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Strange DIY "Klipsch" Speakers with Altec + Khorn components

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The handoff from the bass guitar speaker to the Heresy squawker must be seamless.  Who's this "Dailey" guy he's talking to?

 

From the CL listing: "I've enjoyed them almost dailey."

 

So, he almost enjoyed them?

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It's just a home-build that somebody is trying to pass off as a Klipsch speaker because it has some Klipsch components within the cabinet.

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That looks like an unsophisticated design with unrelated components thrown together in a box.  A port should be more than a cutout with some chicken wire over it.

 

Anytime you are selling a DIY home speaker project you have to sell the sound, which is hard to do.  I think that speaker is worth whatever those components would sell for on the used market and that's it.

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23 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

That looks like an unsophisticated design with unrelated components thrown together in a box.  A port should be more than a cutout with some chicken wire over it.

 

Anytime you are selling a DIY home speaker project you have to sell the sound, which is hard to do.  I think that speaker is worth whatever those components would sell for on the used market and that's it.

I think that is one of the big drawbacks to DIY speakers. With Klipsch speakers you know you have decades of engineering and brand behind you when you sell a set. With DIY the ad often comes off as, "Hey I have a Parts Express catalog and stayed at a Holiday Inn last night... They sound great!".

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9 minutes ago, twk123 said:

With DIY the ad often comes off as, "Hey I have a Parts Express catalog and stayed at a Holiday Inn last night... They sound great!".

Truer words were never spoken.  B)

 

"I just got a pre-built 3-way crossover from PE.  If I add four woofers instead of two will I get better bass?"

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I'm only 30 miles from there, I better go get'em. No wait I'm late for my lobotomy.

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If he had labelled them as Cornwall components He could only charge 1000. Hence the Khorn.

Cool.

Srinath.

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18 minutes ago, babadono said:

I'm only 30 miles from there, I better go get'em. No wait I'm late for my lobotomy.

That should help you enjoy those speakers more.

 

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You clowns need to get serious about ALTEC - look them up at LansingHeritage.org - before you embarrass yourselves again, please.

The 16" ALTEC 421-8LF blows the K-33-xyz out of the water. 100W RMS "woofer" variant of the 421-8H II BASS/PA speaker. Rare bird, only offered in Stanley Screamers and a few select late ALTEC VOTT models. Same cone as the 604-HPLN [High Power Less Network] Duplex that Sound 80 Recording co-engineered with ALTEC in 1974 (when I was the midwest rep.)  100W - 35Hz - 97 dB/w @ 4 feet.

 

 

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Take a deep breath @HiFi Heaven.   No one criticized ALTEC in general, or that specific driver.  The concern is the haphazard combination.  If you put a Ferrari V-12 into a Pinto, it would still be an abomination. 

 

BTW, Dale Carnegie Training called, they want you to return the diploma.

 

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On 3/23/2017 at 0:52 PM, wvu80 said:

That looks like an unsophisticated design with unrelated components thrown together in a box.  A port should be more than a cutout with some chicken wire over it.

 

 

Oh, not necessarily, though commonly a tube is used.  many, if not most of the Altec ported systems used only an opening in the cabinet. 

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2 hours ago, John Albright said:

 

Oh, not necessarily, though commonly a tube is used.  many, if not most of the Altec ported systems used only an opening in the cabinet. 

Point well taken. 

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