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A-55-G Midrange Drivers...Still Happy?

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I can't find the original thread on my phone for some reason.

 

I've had these drivers in my KLF-30'S for about a year now? Still love 'em. No problems and they sound great.

 

A couple days ago I received another pair from Bob for my basement KLF-30'S. I was curious to hear what would happen down there since it's an unfinished basement.... concrete walls, ductwork etc.

 

I kinda put it off for awhile because I had Bob's upgraded phenolic mid diaphragms in there already and really like them over the stock. So I bit the bullet....and glad I did.

 

Originally, I had to use tone controls down there. Boosted the bass a couple, cut the mids a couple but the highs stayed flat.

 

With the A-55G'S in there, everything is flat except the mids I've got cut just a half a notch. It's just my normal preference.

 

These speakers now sound soooo effortlessly smooth. I'd say that these drivers influence the bass most of all. Smooth. They are however, improved from top to bottom and overall have a much improved refinement to the sound quality.

 

Something that I've noticed since upgrading my speakers (tweeter diaphragms, mid drivers, xovers, new internal wiring, reinforced the cabinets and sealed them so they don't leak) is that placement is less critical. I can plop them down anywhere and they will sound good. Imaging and soundstage still require proper placement to achieve this but in general they sound great no matter what.

 

With the A-55G'S installed, louder volumes are totally under control. Huge improvement. It's like the speakers are not even trying. This was where I was most interested and happy to find out since these are not in an optimal listening space. Not for critical listening, just for rocking out in my half assed workout room.

 

Again, Bob's service/products are top notch. Thanks again Bob.825fb1d165f9d8953ab83ef72e392d10.jpg

 

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I've had them in my La Scala's since May and absolutely love the sound. Mated with Bob's CT-120 tweeter/horn is just a really good combo.

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I might screw my old drivers back in tonight -- how different can it possibly be?

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When was the last time you had your hearing tested? When was the last time you had your ears cleaned by the doctor?

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I was being facetious.

 

Why would a doctor need to clean someone's ears? Q-tips work pretty good for me.

 

I had my hearing tested about 3 years ago. I don't have anything going on after 12kHz, and I have notch outs at 3 and 6kHz.

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Just fired up my A55-g's and CT-120's in my custom 362 build, top end is the best I've owned, still working out the bass though. The A55-g measured about -3db compared to my k-61's in the forte II's I tried them in, same drivers as in the 30's mid so not surprising you were able to level them a bit. 

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The A55's and CT120's are sounding great in my Belles,  too. Definitely don't regret that purchase. 

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Why would a doctor need to clean someone's ears? Q-tips work pretty good for me.


You might be surprised.



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It's been awhile since I've had an ear lavage done, maybe 1993, but it was amazing what came out and how much better I could hear then.  I'd do it again now at 51 if I knew it would make a difference like it did back then.  

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Iv been thinking do something simular. Replacing my k57's in my cornwalls with k55g mids and keeping the k77's for now.  Would a B xo be correct for this?

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It's been awhile since I've had an ear lavage done, maybe 1993, but it was amazing what came out and how much better I could hear then.  I'd do it again now at 51 if I knew it would make a difference like it did back then.  
My experience as well. Since they extracted all that crap out of my ears about 12(?) years ago I've been real good about keeping them clean.

Best upgrade to my system to date.

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I can't screw my old a55's in because FedEx groand decided to destroy them in transit and now I don't have my drivers (because someone else has them now and is being a jerk) and I don't have my monies because I did the right thing and returned the buyers payment.

How in the he'll do you destroy a pair of stout drivers.

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3 minutes ago, Schu said:

 and now I don't have my drivers (because someone else has them now and is being a jerk) and I don't have my monies because I did the right thing and returned the buyers payment.

Damn man, what happened?  You refunded buyers payment before FedEx was able to pick them up and now the buyer isn't cooperating with the claims process? 

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2 hours ago, Deang said:

I don't have anything going on after 12kHz, and I have notch outs at 3 and 6kHz.

You can fix that with an active EQ.  I think minidsp is making hearing aids now.  (how cool would that be!)

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46 minutes ago, mopardave said:

Iv been thinking do something simular. Replacing my k57's in my cornwalls with k55g mids and keeping the k77's for now.  Would a B xo be correct for this?

Do you have the Cornwall 1.5's with the B-3 crossovers and K-57 drivers? The A55-g was slightly quieter than the k-61 driver, honestly I felt they sounded "laid back" in the forte II (seemed cleaner sounding with less hiss) but did not realize they were actually 3db quieter until I measured SPL with frequency sweeps. I would suspect speakers with a forward midrange like the Chorus and KLF-30's possibly Cornwall II's with the k-57? would benefit from the nicer driver and can afford a slight reduction in mid output. In the case of the forte II I've always felt the mids are already a bit too laid back for my tastes being so used to the Chorus speakers so would think the titanium mid drivers would probably work best in those with a slight (I believe 1db) increase in output rather than the A55-g's.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, babadono said:

 Schu's thread:

 

 

I seen that thread when it was active but last I heard (and was posted I just checked) a claim was being started, no updates so far but doesn't sound good from the last post here..

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1 hour ago, SWL said:


 

 

 


You might be surprised.



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When your ENT Specialist checks you out and says you're fine - you're fine.

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Just fired up my A55-g's and CT-120's in my custom 362 build, top end is the best I've owned, still working out the bass though. The A55-g measured about -3db compared to my k-61's in the forte II's I tried them in, same drivers as in the 30's mid so not surprising you were able to level them a bit. 
That's interesting. I didn't know they were -3db. They just make everything sound cleaner and smoother. More cohesive.

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No. I build a pair of CW with vettical horns back in 2003.  I built a B xo at the time. Probably sould have been a B2 with these components?  They do get hot to the ear at anything over 105db.  At 90db sound fantastic with kt77 tubes.

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