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Old 11-25-2020, 08:21 PM   #11051
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I picked up some 1982 Klipsch Heresy's for the shop we're breaking ground on in the spring. I always wanted a set and I can drive them with a little Dayton DTA-120.

I plan to finish them up this weekend. I replaced all the drivers, added bracing, re-did the crossovers, and will be redoing the grille with the same fabric used on the 70th anniversary speakers.



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Old 11-25-2020, 08:46 PM   #11052
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Nice job on the refurb. That brings up a question. I've got a pair of Boston Acoustic VRS that I was using for surround channels. One of them has developed a "rattle" at mid level listening. I'm assuming one of the drivers is the cause. Should I bother replacing the drivers (couldn't identify which one was ****ting itself) or just use these spare Yamaha NS-12M studio monitors in place?
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:11 PM   #11053
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I picked up some 1982 Klipsch Heresy's for the shop we're breaking ground on in the spring. I always wanted a set and I can drive them with a little Dayton DTA-120.

I plan to finish them up this weekend. I replaced all the drivers, added bracing, re-did the crossovers, and will be redoing the grille with the same fabric used on the 70th anniversary speakers.



Sweeeeet! They look great. Did you use any Crites components for the replacements?
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:50 PM   #11054
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Nice job on the refurb. That brings up a question. I've got a pair of Boston Acoustic VRS that I was using for surround channels. One of them has developed a "rattle" at mid level listening. I'm assuming one of the drivers is the cause. Should I bother replacing the drivers (couldn't identify which one was ****ting itself) or just use these spare Yamaha NS-12M studio monitors in place?
If you like the speakers, I'd probably fix them. If it doesn't matter... Whatever is easiest.

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Sweeeeet! They look great. Did you use any Crites components for the replacements?
Yes, Crites CT-120's, A-55-G's, and Crites woofers.
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:55 AM   #11055
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Not to critique, but if you replace drivers etc, at what point are they no longer Klipsch (or whatever brand) speakers?
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:29 AM   #11056
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They are horn loaded drivers that sound good. I did the same with my La Scalas and they sound great. Basically a new speaker to go another 40 years.

The design is Klipsch.
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:11 AM   #11057
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My dad has a set of old Bose 901s, solid wood cabinets, but all the surrounds rotted away. Are they worth anything? Restore or sell to some nostalgia freak?
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:32 AM   #11058
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Sell to some nostalgia freak.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:10 AM   #11059
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Agreed. Bose never made great speakers and they are not solid wood. They are particle (not even fiber board) board with a veneer.

You can get replacement drivers, but they add up with the sheer amount that the 901 takes. I thought about doing this for my shop, but you have to have the equalizer, which you can buy a new one, and they need a crap ton of power.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:13 AM   #11060
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I restored my dad's 901's, series II I think. They were great so long as the required eq is good but they seem to **** the bed often. I knew this so I got a new-to-me good eq and just ran it to fail then sold the speakers on.
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:32 PM   #11061
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You can try this coupon for 20% off at auidoengine. PASSPORT2020. The A5+ are larger than I expected but sound great.

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So I posted a while back about powered bookshelf speakers and think I have my options narrowed down. I've determined that space is an issue, so I can't use any of the bigger boys (like Klipsch R-51, Edifier S2000MKIII, SVS, etc) since I'll be placing them on the workbench. Here's the area in question:



I'd like to maintain as much workspace as possible (it's 72x18) while still getting a fairly big sound, as I do have a pretty large garage.

I think something from the following should work - didn't know if anyone had any experience with any of these. I'll also be paring whatever I get with my old Polk PSW10 sub, so I'm not to worried about base limitations with the little guys.


Vanatoo Transparent Zero Powered Speakers
Reviews say these have a ton of sound despite their size. They would easily have the smallest footprint.

Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers
These seem to be consistently on the lists for best desktop's. Little bit larger

Audioengine A5+ (Plus) Powered Speaker
Thee also seem to be right up there on everybody list. Largest of the bunch tho
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:39 PM   #11062
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Agreed. Bose never made great speakers and they are not solid wood. They are particle (not even fiber board) board with a veneer.

You can get replacement drivers, but they add up with the sheer amount that the 901 takes. I thought about doing this for my shop, but you have to have the equalizer, which you can buy a new one, and they need a crap ton of power.
You sure? These are series 1 or 2, they seem like solid wood. He has the eq.

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I restored my dad's 901's, series II I think. They were great so long as the required eq is good but they seem to **** the bed often. I knew this so I got a new-to-me good eq and just ran it to fail then sold the speakers on.
Bose will repair any of their products for a flat fee based on the item.
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:44 PM   #11063
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You sure? These are series 1 or 2, they seem like solid wood. He has the eq.


I'm sure.

https://community.classicspeakerpage...-series-model/

Bose was all about building with the absolute cheapest materials they could. I had a few Bose speakers in the day. The 301 series IV were fantastic, but still built very cheapo.
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Old 11-26-2020, 04:59 PM   #11064
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If you like the speakers, I'd probably fix them. If it doesn't matter... Whatever is easiest.



Yes, Crites CT-120's, A-55-G's, and Crites woofers.
Valid points. I'll stick with these Yamaha's for now until I decide on something slightly smaller.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:51 AM   #11065
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really want to pull the trigger on the 77" LG CX and move our 65" C7 to the bedroom. Wife is heavily in favor... but I'm thinking of preserving the wallet.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:54 AM   #11066
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really want to pull the trigger on the 77" LG CX and move our 65" C7 to the bedroom. Wife is heavily in favor... but I'm thinking of preserving the wallet.
I just got the 55"...it's soooo nice.
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:21 AM   #11067
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really want to pull the trigger on the 77" LG CX and move our 65" C7 to the bedroom. Wife is heavily in favor... but I'm thinking of preserving the wallet.
This is what we did a few months back. No regrets.
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Old 11-27-2020, 12:12 PM   #11068
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You can try this coupon for 20% off at auidoengine. PASSPORT2020. The A5+ are larger than I expected but sound great.
I ended up getting these for $100 off - for my intended usage they should work fine. Do you find that the internal DAC for BT streaming is adequate? I don't have a computer nearby so I don't see a huge need for a DAC since it's already integrated for BT, unless, of course, thats still meh
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:25 PM   #11069
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Thoughts OT?

Sony 85in X900H

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-85...?skuId=6401211

or LG 86in Nano Cell 90

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-86-c...?skuId=6401853

or something else in that $2k ish range?

Ive always enjoyed our LGs and theyve held up well over the years.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:53 PM   #11070
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Thoughts OT?

Sony 85in X900H

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-85...?skuId=6401211

or LG 86in Nano Cell 90

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-86-c...?skuId=6401853

or something else in that $2k ish range?

Ive always enjoyed our LGs and theyve held up well over the years.
Between those two the Sony for sure

Sony X900H vs LG NANO90
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:57 PM   #11071
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Yarp. The Sony is going to be the all around better choice.
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:24 PM   #11072
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Rad, thanks guys!! Have a wonderful Black Friday!
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:38 PM   #11073
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Ordered the only piece of gear missing from my theater, a second sub. HSU VTF3 Mk5. My single one now rattles the room so now so it is going to be riot in there on BR2049. Cannot wait. Now to get some foam and acoustic treat the room and it is done, finally! 7.2.4. Sony x940E. JBL 580 fronts (590s would not fit), 520c, 530c side and rears, and Atmos are 4 JBL Studio 210s. 7.2.4 coming soon.
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:45 PM   #11074
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I'm a Hsu Research fanboy. I run a pair of VTF-3 Mk5 HPs in my living room (along with an HC-1 Mk2, 6 HB-1 Mk2s and 4 Prime Elevations). It's pretty mind-blowing on movie night on the 77" CX.
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I'm a Hsu Research fanboy. I run a pair of VTF-3 Mk5 HPs in my living room (along with an HC-1 Mk2, 6 HB-1 Mk2s and 4 Prime Elevations). It's pretty mind-blowing on movie night on the 77" CX.
Yup. When I built the theater last year, I researched my ass off for far too many hours. I like HSU the best. I like that if I blow an amp, inexpensive to replace and they are extremely customer service orientated. Now I will have a pair of VTF-3 MK5ís in the theater and I have the VTF-2 MK5 in my master in a 5.1 setup. Soon to be 5.1.2. #addictedtoHT
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