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Bi-Amped K-Horn + K-402 speakers

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They sound really good in this room.

 

On May 24, the Klipschorn garage speakers have been updated to operate in passive Bi-Amp configuration.

 

I believe that they sound better this way. New picture of the 4 conductor wires on page 4 of this thread.

 

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is that k-horn on a shelf, with a custom false corner ? I mean, there's lot's of black in the photograph too, the unknowns rustle up the imagination ya know...

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Yes they are sitting on a shelf, 12" above the floor. The corners are made of 1 3/4" thick, solid core door slabs. The extension on the left is attached with a piano hinge. The black background to the left is trees and the moonlit night sky, the black on the wall above the speaker is an acoustic panel.

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Went to a concert, then drove home and listened to my stereo for a few songs. I really enjoy having Klipschorns in my garage.

 

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Don't have any chairs in my garage, so if I'm going to hang out here listening to music, might as well play with some tools.

 

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Used plywood for the side panels, because of its superior strength and screw holding ability, and MDF for the motorboard, because of its its high density, anti-resonant properties. Actually, just used some leftover wood of convenient sizes. When sawing the big horn hole, I stopped short of the corners because it is easier to veneer and stain a full panel than one with extra edges.

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I was making these for the garage speakers, but the clear coat makes the color tint look like a better match to my house speakers.  

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On ‎11‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 10:13 AM, windashine said:

Do you use a clear grain filler before the clear coat ?

 

No I did not use any filler. I fine sanded the veneer, vacuumed it, air blasted it and lightly wiped the surface with a painter's tack cloth, stained, then sprayed clear furniture lacquer. If I used filler and had a smoother surface, the wood could have more of a "glow" but I wanted the finished surface of the clear coat to have the texture show, so it doesn't look like flawless plastic. There is still a lot for me to learn, so I am open to any suggestions or advice.

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I've never used it either, but I have a can of CrystaLac that I got for a guitar body build, that I eventually sent off to have "it done"... I was just wondering, I guess, to save a trial and clean-up thing, you know, nevertheless, maybe on the next one... your opening picture is unique btw... I use a solid wood core 32" door on two metal sawhorses for a work bench project center in the back bedroom (like a carpeted garage - without the truck in there)

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Been listening to the 18 X 10 copper color horn as the mid on my center channel, and voices sound natural with it, so I'm going to try that type for my LF and RF also.

 

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The OEM Klipschorn is very good, but it has always bothered me that the K-400/401 mid horn is mounted on the backside of the motorboard. The shape of the flange on the K-400 makes it difficult to mount on the front of the board, so I just have to use a newer style horn

 

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The favorable thing about the K-horn design is that the treble section just unscrews, and can be stored in a box, so the speaker can later be re-assembled to it's original condition.

 

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