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so a few months ago i was randomly looking a the FB marketplace in my area and these klipschorn bass bins came up for sale. no tops included, just the bass bins. they are oiled oak from 1992. they are in pretty good condition with some light staining at the bottom. i believe they might have had short term contact with water but it is not swollen, the veneer has not loosened, and the structure of the box itself is in really good shape. so the plan with the bass bin is to refinish the fronts, (sand, stain, seal.) the grill covers on the sides are in perfect condition with no rips or tears. the front oak veneer (aside from the light staining) has 1 chip. so the plan for these is to construct to top boxes and mimic the look of the 60th anniversary khorns with the blacked out top section, and just the front oak panel on the sub cabinet being a stained finish. beyond that i've been keeping my eye out for a set of k-400/401's. i have some push terminal k55v's, a set of k77m's. i will also need a crossover network. i also own a set of 78 la scalas with soldered lug k55v's, crites a/4500 networks, and ct125 tweets.

 

so there is some information that i need to get:

does anyone have measurements for the wood top box of the khorn? (i don't care if its collared or not.)

does anyone know if you can still purchase the resin k401's directly from klipsch?

should i match my la scalas and run with crites parts (i'm happy with my current crites parts.) or try something else? i've looked at the volti audio vtracs but its a budget issue at this time. 

thoughts, opinions, input? thanks.

ps: you wouldn't believe the deal i got on the khorn bass bins. 

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Did you check the wood condition inside the woofer bin? Remove the woofer?

JJK

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actually, i have not. but they have been in my front room for about 3 months now and i don't smell mold or anything. i'm pretty confident they are just fine. 

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You could just have granite cut to cover the bass bin and configure the midrange/tweeters as you desire.

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1 minute ago, Bosco-d-gama said:

You could just have granite cut to cover the bass bin and configure the midrange/tweeters as you desire.

like an open design? maybe with a small stand to hold the midrange horn and tweeter?

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1 hour ago, pimpmaynard said:

like an open design? maybe with a small stand to hold the midrange horn and tweeter?

 

1 hour ago, pimpmaynard said:

like an open design? maybe with a small stand to hold the midrange horn and tweeter?

Yessiree..........  👌😁

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4 minutes ago, Bosco-d-gama said:

 

Yessiree..........  👌😁

any recommendations on a mid-range/tweeter configuration? and please don't say k402. that's 2250.00 bucks for the horns, drivers, and stands. lol.

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9 hours ago, pimpmaynard said:

any recommendations on a mid-range/tweeter configuration? and please don't say k402. that's 2250.00 bucks for the horns, drivers, and stands. lol.

 The sky is the limit. I use the elliptrac midrange horn with an older jbl 2482 driver and the jbl baby cheeks tweeter. I have them simply mounted together with the tweeter on top of the midrange horn and their diaphragms aligned. There are a host of options and just as many opinions. You are building a system so touch all the bases. Confirm that all your drivers mesh with your crossover and your power/source equipments. Using granite allows you to neatly complete the speaker without a ton of woodworking.

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That sure is a nice job of matching the veneer on the front panels. Have you powered them up yet? 

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If you call Klipsch they will likely sell you a pair for k401s. I’ve done this before.  

There is a inexpensive midrange that goes 400hz without issue but you’d have to cross the tweeter at 4k instead of 6k. Selenuin D250-x Many on here can tell you the component change to make that work.  The tweeter could be any horn loaded unit you like.  

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If you are going for a two-way system, which is my own preference, I would suggest a Klipsch k-510 horn (the younger sibling of the big K-402) or a Electrovoice HP640 (this model in particular). These will extend down to 500 Hz and are constant dispersion horns (although control in the vertical plane is not achieved until 1.5 octaves higher). They both come up on the used market and are more in the size and price  range you are looking for. 

 

They will need a two inch throated driver (plenty of choices).  It will require some assistance in getting the crossover set up and is much easier with an active (DSP) processor. 

 

If done carefully, it could be a killer system!

 

Good Luck,

-Tom

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