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Bi-Amped K-Horn + K-402 horns w/ KPT-415 woofers

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What a beautiful and Bountiful display of Klipsch speakers. Looks great.👍 Perhaps, a recorded music demo vid or two in the future. 

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33 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

What are your thoughts so far on the khorn bass bins Vs 415s?

 

The Klipschorns are much better looking.

 

The KPT 415, K-402 and K-510 combo is very natural sounding when I listen to recordings of acoustic instruments. When playing heavy beat music, these speakers remind me of the powerful sound in dance clubs with huge sound systems. Listening to movie soundtracks, they sound like a huge IMAX system.

 

The KPTs will be my main stereo speakers now, but I still love the Klipschorns and will continue listening to them in other applications.

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29 minutes ago, Shiva said:

What a beautiful and Bountiful display of Klipsch speakers.

 

Thanks. I also have other types hanging around so I don't appear to have a single brand bias, and to compare that good horns are neutral sounding.

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23 minutes ago, rockhound said:

That is an impressive setup. I bet it sounds superb!

 

I really liked when the Brazilian Rosewood Klipschorn grain patterns were in the main spotlight, but it is fun to have another new project with a great sounding pair of Klipsch speakers.

 

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While the horn was removed, I made a new mounting bracket for the tweeter to physically align with the mid-range driver. Here are the measurements in inches from my ears to the tweeter bug screen (top number), squawker bug screen (middle number), and a woofer cone dust cap (bottom number).

 

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Worked on the mid/tweeter mounting brackets today. Compensating for the size of the woofer dust caps, I am happy with these new voice coil alignment measurements.

 

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13 hours ago, Khornukopia said:

I don't need to hide these behind a movie screen.

 

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How was this done? I was gonna say how u do dat? Is it peel and stick?

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30 minutes ago, babadono said:

How was this done?

 

I applied self adhesive wood grain vinyl wrap to the 402 horn. The curves of the horn make it very difficult to use the wood veneer I desired. I had thought about this for years, while reading the forum and being hypnotized into wanting K-402s. I do want to acknowledge that @richieb had recently posted about having his horns vinyl wrapped, weeks before I bought mine.

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  I applied self adhesive wood grain vinyl wrap to the 402 horn. The curves of the horn make it very difficult to use the wood veneer I desired. I had thought about this for years, while reading the forum and being hypnotized into wanting K-402s. I do want to acknowledge that [mention=12470]richieb[/mention] had recently posted about having his horns vinyl wrapped, weeks before I bought mine.   

 

I love it! I would love to do it to my k402s... any info would be appreciated as to how you did it.

Where did you get the wrap,?

What was the cabinet made of, and what was the cabinet thickness?

How hard was it to get the straight cut seams like you did?

I watched a YouTube video a while back where they were doing carbon fiber dips, and the results were awesome. I would love to have that done, but no one does that in Mexico as far as I know.

 

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I have long had an interest in giving the horns in my Epics, a woody look. Will have to look into a wrap.  Your framed horns look great. 👍

 

 

 

  

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On 11/22/2019 at 9:41 PM, Ron E said:

I love it! I would love to do it to my k402s... any info would be appreciated as to how you did it.

Where did you get the wrap,?

 

I bought the vinyl wrap from Amazon. The VViVid brand, it is 4 feet wide and available in different lengths. Used 9 linear feet on the pair of K-402 horns. I suggest ordering samples, because some of the wood grain vinyl colors are unusual.

 

On 11/22/2019 at 9:41 PM, Ron E said:

How hard was it to get the straight cut seams like you did?

 

This was my first vinyl wrap experience, so I watched youtube videos, bought an installation tool kit and a 50 foot roll of "knifeless tape", the thin green line in the corners of the horn in my picture below. It is taped down where you want to make a cut, and the vinyl is layed and squeegeed. Then you pull the thin filament string of the knifeless tape up, which cuts through the vinyl. You do this for each layer, allowing a very slight overlap on the second layer to avoid leaving a gap.

 

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On 11/22/2019 at 9:41 PM, Ron E said:

What was the cabinet made of, and what was the cabinet thickness?

 

If you are you asking about the "picture frame", I will describe it in the next post.

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On 11/23/2019 at 8:51 AM, Shiva said:

Your framed horns look great.

 

Thanks. The picture frame does give it a nice finished look. I veneered a sheet of 1/4 inch plywood, sawed it into 2" wide strips, cut the ends with a miter saw, then glued and clamped it together. I attached 4 neo magnets to the frame and used 4 wide head, low profile bolts for the horn flange mounting brackets. The magnetic attachment allows easy removal for possible color changes, or to listen for any acoustic interference.

 

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That's awesome!

 

We've had mood rings, mood lighting and now mood speakers!!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Coytee said:

That's awesome!

 

We've had mood rings, mood lighting and now mood speakers!!

 

Klipsch are my favorite mood-expressing speakers. The newest ones are bigger, bolder and doing a great job with the good-mood effect.

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