Responses from johnk

Fleetwood Sound DeVille - Owner Survey
Loudspeaker uses a Faital pro compression driver that the woofer can not keep up with thus much padding on it, this reduces output capability and you could run into thermal compression issues with the woofers if you over-driver them. The reason wh... 
Where can I hear classic horns in southern california?
I started an FB group 13 years ago The horn loudspeaker forum consider joining mine or others. Have 16000 members in the group many in Cal.  
KEF's meta material gimmick?
It's a valid technology. Been talking with Celestron about doing such for the ax2050 driver.  
Advice or experience with shipping speakers using freight companies
Use roadway   
Martin Logan CLS II New Panels (Worth it)?
CLS is a special loudspeaker worth repairing in my opinion. I've owned 2 pairs my friend bought one pair from me many years ago and still uses them today though he has upgraded and replaced parts.  
How long do speakers last?
I have an RCA Photophone Shearer horn that has original drivers from 1938 it still sings and amazes even jaded audio designers. I have a lot of drivers and speakers from the 1940s to the early 1970s that are all matching specs. It depends on the b... 
Wide dispersion + high efficiency + detail + coherence in a speaker?
I have full-range driver horns that can hit 30hz with authority.  
Just how many options does 1 need in a 2 way bookshelf design?
This forum is of no use.   
Types of Audiophiles
You forgot the lonely Dunning Kruger expert who posts 13000 times in a sales group.  
Powered speakers show audiophiles are confused
Great for pro audio use and in studios or for those who want simplicity in a system but most audiophiles want outboard amplification. Also many don’t want to bin a speaker setup because one amp failed inside. My experience with powered speakers fa... 
Questions to Klipsch Heresy IV owners
Types of Audiophiles
Forgot the lonely Dunning Kruger expert who posts 13000 times in a sales group.  
Questions to Klipsch Heresy IV owners
Many horns tend to sound good at low levels. And break-in is subjective best to just use and hear improvements. I haven't owned the smaller models just the top 3 from Klipsch. But have heard many other models in a good num of systems.  
Rear speakers, generally of lesser quality?
I had the best sound in my theater when I used speakers that were actually used in the theater. That being said if you can afford to its best to match the loudspeakers when doing surround still some rear surrounds are designed just for this use an... 
Sonus Faber Finish Maintenace
Walnut oil wipe on let sit a few hours and wipe it all off even if the finish is poly the wood under will absorb some oil and thus look better and last longer just use care around the drivers.