donsachs

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Klipsch Cornwall IV
Agree, the proper way is with a speaker switch.  You can hook the two amps to a switch box and then have one set of leads to the speakers.  Toggle amps that way 
Looking for an amp that punches way about its weight and I can grow with
HiDon Sachs here.  Someone posted above that they have my version of the Bob Latino kit.  Ummmmmmmm, no.   There is not really anything in common between the Latino kits and my amp.  The kits are great bang for the buck.  About all they have in co... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
from above: I'd be careful what you wish for with upgrades and parts. I've had several speakers with great parts that made my ears ache or ring when played at much lower than safe levels. Frequency has much more to it than can be easily measured.... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Yes, I have the X5 with ODAM caps (I got Clayton to try them) and the Cornwall IV. It is a tough call and I have to put the X5 back in the system in a couple of weeks when the Cornwalls are completely run in with the new caps and resistors.  A... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
OK, I installed the 30 ohm and 8 ohm pathaudio resistors.  I am done and never opening that speaker again!First off, I understand the concepts of confirmation bias and controlled experiments.  I have a PhD and have analyzed tons of data.   I have ... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
The crossover had an earlier iteration, but mine is the later one. A fellow posted the schematic on a klipsch forum, so if yours were made in the past year or so they probably have that schematic, but perhaps you should pull a woofer and check. If... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
oh I will most likely never hear one unless I buy a pair.....  I am in SE British Columbia a LONG way from Nashville:) 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I would love the hear the Volti Rival....  I bet it is really good.  Plus, swapping the resistors or the one exposed coupling cap is trivial.  The Cornwall IV, when fully tweaked is pretty good though:)  
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Well, I wouldn't say they were crap caps, just run of the mill MKP.  I put the best caps I have ever heard in.  That said, caps, like speakers, are a personal choice and others may prefer a different cap over the ODAM.  They are a great speaker wi... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I did indeed swap out the caps except the big 60 uF one between woofer + and ground. VCap ODAM. It is not a trivial job as the VCaps are larger physically, but with a little planning it can be done. I managed to glue cable tie bases to the board a... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Also, look at the various threads about isolation.  Nothing fancy.  Those cheap rubberized cork pads all over Amazon work great.  I was only able to find 2 inch thick ones, but I sliced them down to 1 inch on a band saw.  You can use Herbies dots,... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Ah, so they arrived.  Good.  They change a lot in the first 100 hours and the worst is the first 20-30 so it is good you are playing them and not really listening much.   They are fun:) 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Avoid single ended if you want tight bass.  A really good push pull amp has every bit of the magic of a single ended one 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Yes, I am sure the iPad was controlling some sort of server, but again, it was probably a Mac or some other decent grade thing, but maybe not top shelf.   My experience with the Cornwall IV and the X5 is that they are up there in rarified air.  Th... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
In reference to above.. there is no perfect speaker.  What I consider perfect, or at least near perfect, you probably would not, even given the same room and system because our hearing curves and tastes are different.   I would consider the X5 to ...