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post #586 of 1257
I've been thinking about ordering the tweeter diaphragms from crites. Do they really make much difference?

Funny thing about the fortes. I had to have some friends help and a truck to go get them. There was 3 of us and they all told me I was crazy to dump 280$ for these beat up old horn speakers. They said everything bad you can imagine. From horns sound like poop to newer speakers have better tech behind them.
We got them home and hooked up and we sat there all night. Just listening. Well drinking too but yeah, no tv no Internet, just Music. Still today anytime someone is over and music is played I get compliments on how good they sound. They are the smoothest horned speakers I've ever spent time with.

Kinda makes me want to try cornwalls
post #587 of 1257
Yeah, of you're on the fence, go for it. It really does improve the imaging and smooths the high frequency response a great deal. One of the smoothest high ends I've heard short of 10,000.00 speakers. If you go all the way with the upgrades, you would have to spend more than 10,000.00 to get better speakers. IMO of course. 280 was a great deal, even considering the condition yours were in.
post #588 of 1257

So, I just inherited a pair of KLH Model 6's from my parents and I'd really like to refurbish them and start using them.  It seems like they have been neglected, but not damaged.  Front covers are dirty, and the body of each speaker has some minor damage.  What should I be looking at and looking for in order to get them back up?  This is all assuming that the tweeter and woofer are undamaged in both.

post #589 of 1257
Upgraded the tweets with crites ti diaphragms. And rearranged my listening area. Man these fortes image like crazy. Such awesome speakers. My hd 650 out of my WA2 can't touch these things out of my 8080 or 2270. And at a fraction of the cost. I know its apples to oranges but jeez I'm impressed
post #590 of 1257
Lol.....told ya.biggrin.gif
post #591 of 1257

gratz on your happy vintage adventure tongue_smile.gif

post #592 of 1257
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Thanks.

 

Though I have five cats so I don't often get a chance to listen to them "naked" like in the photo. biggrin.gif

 

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My cat peed on the side of my Vintage sony Speaker.  I had to clean the grille before it left a a stain, since the Grilles are the White linen type.

post #593 of 1257
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My cat peed on the side of my Vintage sony Speaker.  I had to clean the grille before it left a a stain, since the Grilles are the White linen type.

 

Either that or get 'em to pee on the rest of it so it all matches. biggrin.gif

 

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post #594 of 1257

Drove to San Francisco yesterday to pick these up (excuse the crappy photos. My good camera is at my parents' house). Vintage JBL P40's. $40 including stands smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Powering them with a Pioneer SA-6500 II integrated amp that I found today at Salvation Army ($35). The power lamp is burned out, but it sounds great. All the pots are clean, no static anywhere.

 

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Seen here with my Pioneer PL-518 turntable (Shure M97xe cart), Technics SL-MC4 CD changer, and Cambridge Basscube 8 (not currently hooked up).

 

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Anyway, just thought I'd share these two great finds. Long live budget-fi! smily_headphones1.gif

post #595 of 1257
Apologize in advance for lack of pics redface.gif. I have a pair of Cornwalls and redid the crossover caps with mundorfs and obligattos.
Had a guy over the other day buying my Audio Research amp and he was stunned...couldn't get over how big and smooth they sounded. His comment was that he didn't think horns could sound like that.

Also have a pair of KEF 105.2's with redone crossovers...erse coils, and dueland caps. Sound reat with SS amplification.
Hibuck...
Edited by Hibuckhobby - 6/11/12 at 5:51pm
post #596 of 1257
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he was stunned...couldn't get over how big and smooth they sounded. His comment was that he didn't think horns could sound like that.

 

LOL, that's a comment I've read sooo many times about people listening to the vintage klipsch horns. How I wish klipsch wouldn't have completely gone in a different direction with the speakers they make now. There are horns, then there are the klipsch heritage line horns. That's a sound that simply can not be reproduced by anyone, and unfortunately I guess that includes klipsch as well.

post #597 of 1257
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Anyway, just thought I'd share these two great finds. Long live budget-fi! smily_headphones1.gif

Awesome stuff! Very nice.
post #598 of 1257
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Drove to San Francisco yesterday to pick these up (excuse the crappy photos. My good camera is at my parents' house). Vintage JBL P40's. $40 including stands smily_headphones1.gif

 

40$ for a pair of old jbls?  im jealous!

and a pioneer SA 6500 for 35$!?!?

 

why can't this stuff happen to ME?

 

finished the refinishing of my fortes.

Befores:

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afters:

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Well i guess im not 100% finished with the Klipsch.  the second one is missing its stand.  thing had split.  so i pulled it off and am sanding off the old glue, then gonna glue the split back together and restaple the khorners, then put back on.

 

and my next project:

 

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Edited by Rawrbington - 6/11/12 at 6:44pm
post #599 of 1257
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40$ for a pair of old jbls?  im jealous!

and a pioneer SA 6500 for 35$!?!?

 

why can't this stuff happen to ME?

 

finished the refinishing of my fortes.

 

 

Thanks! This combo sounds truly amazing with vinyl. It's hard to beat that warm, analog sound.

 

Those fortes came out really nice. I should probably pick up some Howard's Restore a finish and see what it can do for my JBLs. The cabinets are in good shape already, but I'll give it a try and see if they can improve even more.

post #600 of 1257

I just got my Sansui restored and it's back to me now. I'm hearing some hissy highs and I have no idea why so I'm letting go of the baby because I don't need it since I already have the Kenwood. Anyone know what tubes these are though? :(

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