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Klipsch Cornwall IV
or play most any Bill Evans live recording, or Oscar Peterson live, or .... well you get it..... Scale, power, and if you improve the crossover parts, the micro detail is amazing and no trace of brightnessThere are a lot of great speakers in the w... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
No, I am a tube amp, preamp, and phono builder, not a speaker guy.  I have a pretty big list of things to build.  I just do those other things for myself and really don't have the time for youtube or social media.  I really wouldn't want to be res... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Let's just say if the reviewers had heard the speakers with far better crossover parts in them they would have been blown away.  The speaker with far better crossover parts, damped horns and woofer frame, proper isolation from the floor... it is n... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I have to do my binding posts as well.  I am sure I will have to pull the woofers one more time because as I recall, there is very little service loop so you cannot do it from the rear.  An extra inch or two of wire would have made it possible.   ... 
Tube Preamp - What to buy?
HIDon Sachs here.  I really don't care which preamp you buy, but for people to say my preamp is the sp14 is not correct.  The board is the same.  The board has been improved immensely because I have suggested improvements to Roy.  But, I run the c... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
HiI got the pathaudio ones from hifi collective in the UK.  They have FEDEX for about $30.   Or mail...    They had the values.   I would wait until you can do it all at once.  Spendy indeed if you don't have OEM accounts, but if you are keeping t... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
A few crossover tips from a guy who did it and learned a lot from doing the first board so the second one is neater and cleaner:)   VCap ODAM caps have conductive bodies, so make sure the cap body cannot contact the leads or the inductors.  Some s... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I have my grills on.  I take them off now and then, but honestly, like you say, the speaker sounds great with them on and they look cool and the spousal acceptance factor is very high.  Very retro looking.  Is it a perfect speaker?  Is there a per... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I don't know about damping the cabinets.  They may be as lively as Klipsch wanted to work with the woofer to get the sound they want.  Or not....  The easiest thing is to make whatever you are doing removeable so you can put it back to stock if yo... 
Peeking inside a Carver Crimson 275 Tube Amplifier
on the caps in the Carver...Everything is built to a price point.  If they charged $500 more for the amp they could use better coupling caps.  I am sure it is a very nice amp.  I prefer octal tubes in the front end, but anyway, changing the coupli... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
According to their site it is basically a shielded resistor.  I have no idea why that would be necessary, but anyway there is no hum of any sort, the speaker sounds great, I didn't change the values of any parts so the crossover functions as it al... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
that is just a drain wire on the pathaudio resistor.  You don't even have to connect it if you don't care to.  I tied the two of them together and then soldered to woofer ground input.  They fit easily on the board 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
from above: Hi Don! I started to put together a parts list to modify the crossover caps. I like VCAP much. I've used their CuTFs before. Can you shed some light on where one could cut corners a bit to save cost? The reason I ask is that the m... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
HiNo, I am not modding the cabinets at all.  Right now I have just damped the horns and woofer frames, and really improved the crossovers with far better parts.  If I ever wanted to sell the speakers I have not devalued them in any way, but rather... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
That pretty much sums up the cornwall IV.  Lots of fun, a wee bit bass shy at the very bottom, but you can live with it because the bass is very fast and tuneful.   Yes, I would say they run out of steam somewhere in the 35 Hz range.  Would have t...