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post #21 of 118 Old 12-21-07, 11:02 PM
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I don't own any, but I lust for some old Klipsch's. A budd has four Heresies and it's a sound I could get used to.
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I don't own any, but I lust for some old Klipsch's. A budd has four Heresies and it's a sound I could get used to.
Klipsch are very addictive. Search Craigslist for local sales. Should find some nice examples. To blow away your buddy's Heresys try a pair of Cornwalls. You can pick them up for $500-800. Heresys would go for $300-500 depending on finish and condition.

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I have been scanning th 'list and I've seen a few pairs of heresies and one pair of cornwalls. I've never heard the Cornwalls, is it pretty much just MORE of that Klipsch sound, or what?

I've been contimplating a music only system in another room with some tube power and some way of receiving digital signal from my changer and SACD player.

Anyway, Ron, your setup is truly impressive, a Klipsch fan's dream. From what I've read, you have tha same speaker setup a a lot of movie theaters did until quite recently.
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I have an old Marantz receiver still sitting in my parents basement, half way across the country. I saved it from going into the trash at a store that I used to work at when they switched to "muzak." They were going to chuck it because the FM tuner was starting to drift off channel. I think I was about 16yrs old when I grabbed it. I had it hooked up for a little while with my Dads old Advent speakers (not sure which model), and that sounded great. Kind of laid the foundation for my current obsession. Next time I drive back to my folks house (CA->MI) I am going to bring the Marantz and my old Technics turntable home with me, along with all the ELO, AC/DC, Van Halen, Doors, Clash, and Billy Idol LP's that reside with them....
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Snell Acoustics Type A speakers.. the speakers that put Snell Acoustics on the map and designed by the late Peter Snell himself...

Just rebuilt them with new tweeter, midrange and woofers and recalibrated crossover networks.. Amazingly Snell Acoustics has replacement speakers for any system they have ever built and the speakers are all custom builds.

And to drive them a Crown DC-300A Power Amp

Vandersteen OL-1 moving coil head end preamp.. sounds great with a new Audio Research SP-17 just added to the system..

All the above are late '70s, early '80s vintage equipment, except the SP-17.

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I've got an all '70's vintage system. A Yamaha direct drive tt connected to HK Citation 11 pre-amp and Citation 19 power amp. The speakers are JBL L212 sat/sub system, which was the first consumer available powered sub system.
But I upgraded the speakers by building new boxes that are mirror imaged, which provides a better soundstage. Plus I built new, high end cross overs. Couple-Charged XOs, the same type that JBL currently uses in their top of the line $60K Everest and $30K K2 speakers.
Building CC XOs really brings older speakers into the 21st century.
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PT800, have you had anything done to the Harmam Kardon components? Many of the Citation Elevens I've come across are pretty rough and need reconditioning.
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PT800, have you had anything done to the Harmam Kardon components? Many of the Citation Elevens I've come across are pretty rough and need reconditioning.
I bought mine about a year ago, it had been a demo unit and had seen very little use, works and sounds great.
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I have a pair of Technics SB-F3 speakers. They are vintage 1982-83. They are unique in that they have very good quality aluminum enclosures and were decent speakers in their time.

The horn tweeter has failed in one of them and I'm looking for a sutable replacement. They are mounted using 3 screws 120 degrees apart on a 3" diameter circle.

The horn tweeter has a part number EAS-7HH05SA, but I have been unable to track a replacement down. Can someone help me with this?

As long as the cost was reasonable, I would love to upgrade both speakers to be more equivalent to Polk LSi's since I think that they could make great rear surround speakers.
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I have a pair of Technics SB-F3 speakers. They are vintage 1982-83. They are unique in that they have very good quality aluminum enclosures and were decent speakers in their time.

The horn tweeter has failed in one of them and I'm looking for a sutable replacement. They are mounted using 3 screws 120 degrees apart on a 3" diameter circle.

The horn tweeter has a part number EAS-7HH05SA, but I have been unable to track a replacement down. Can someone help me with this?

As long as the cost was reasonable, I would love to upgrade both speakers to be more equivalent to Polk LSi's since I think that they could make great rear surround speakers.
Look in this link for Orange County Speaker and The Speaker Exchange. These are two of the better places to look for speaker components for older speakers. If they don't have them they may know where to look.
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...e-centers.html

Looking for me, just google my username. I have used the same one for most sites for many years.
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