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Just got home with them yesterday. First BLO oiling today. They sound awesome, and I've only listened with a crappy 20 year old boombox receiver with my iphone plugged into it via analog connection so far. Should I still update the capacitors?

And planning to replace the stock grills with Beige linen, with the classic Klipsch badge in the upper right-hand corners.

Took a look inside: K77, K57, K33, B3. All the goodies. Original owner said he'd never taken the backs off.

 

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No would wait some on caps... nice.. congrats!

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Why should I wait on caps?

I'm asking because this is my first Heritage set. I have a few things to learn.

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48 minutes ago, JohnW said:

Why should I wait on caps?

You're right....don't.

 

Do that first, and then see how you like them.

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1 hour ago, JohnW said:

with the classic Klipsch badge in the upper right-hand corners.

In the right corner for the right speaker, the left for the left speaker.....

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23 hours ago, JohnW said:

Just got home with them yesterday. First BLO oiling today. They sound awesome, and I've only listened with a crappy 20 year old boombox receiver with my iphone plugged into it via analog connection so far.

Horrible :(  Hook up a decent source and amp and you will be very surprised :D  I have a set of these (now used as rears) and they are awesome. Bought new xovers for them ... but never noticed any difference.  Try them out first!

 

Cheers, Emile

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35 minutes ago, Emile said:

Horrible :(  Hook up a decent source and amp and you will be very surprised :D  I have a set of these (now used as rears) and they are awesome. Bought new xovers for them ... but never noticed any difference.  Try them out first!

 

Cheers, Emile


Have to modify the listening area a bit first so they'll fit. I'm in no hurry. 

 

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Just got off the phone with Bob Crites...capacitors inbound.

Called Ralph at Duracrest...no special linen available....at the moment. :D

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:02 PM, jimjimbo said:

You're right....don't.

 

Do that first, and then see how yo

 

On 8/16/2020 at 9:02 PM, jimjimbo said:
On 8/16/2020 at 8:12 PM, JohnW said:

Why should I wait on caps?

I'm asking because this is my first Heritage set. I have a few things to learn.

 

Glad you asked. You can wait because you can. Some here like to hear them for a minute or so.

Then they will be able to compare.

Enjoy your new caps...

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I had Crites rebuild the B-3 crossovers last week on my Cornwall 1's.  Made a HUGE difference in clarity and tone.   Nice clean Cornwalls you have there.  Congrats!

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Love the B-3 Cornwalls! 

 

...here’s my take...

 

the K-77 should be the first thing you spend money on (replacing)

 

there a two options I would not hesitate to do (again)

 

and both can be used in LaScalas when you get that itch, God willing...

 

The DE120 tweeter on any horn that fits in your Cornwalls is a game changer.

 

Since you are in there anyway, the caps are an eventuality you may as well do sooner than later.

 

After that you are pushing the law of diminishing returns. I stand guilty of breaking that law, worst part is I’d probably do it again. 

 

And congratulations,

 

 

 

 

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