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o0OBillO0o 01-29-2012 09:58 PM

The "???" is what I'm not sure what I want or need

Speakers: Klipschorn
Center: LaScala
Surround: LaScala
Processor: Yamaha RXV1800
Amplifier: McIntosh MC275 ???
Preamp: McIntosh C2300 - ???
Turntable: VPI Classic 3-???
Turntable: Project Debut III
Digital: MCD500- ???
Digital: Apple Airport Express & iPad
Digital: PS3
Digital: Direct TV
TV: Sony KDL52XBR4
Cables:???
Power: ???
Stand/Rack:???
Subwoofer: 2x JL Audio F113
Crossover: ???
Roomsize: 14x17
Acoustic treatment: ???

Currently, I have '78 Klipschorns, a pair of JL Audio F113 subwoofers, a Yamaha RXV1800. I am almost going insane with the forward tilt of sound, I'm looking for a more romantic bass tilt to the music. I've eq'd as much as i liked. Thinking the MC275 will fix that. I purchased the Klipschorns from a guy who had a wonderful Adcom amp & all the bass I needed was there- looking to gain that back & then some.

Any recommendations to complete this system?

klipschfan 01-30-2012 12:15 AM

Before you buy any gear....suggest you update your crossovers with all new parts first.

o0OBillO0o 01-30-2012 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klipschfan
Before you buy any gear....suggest you update your crossovers with all new parts first.

I have my suspicions about the crossovers, is there any way to tell? A test or spec that the crossover must be I tolerance in?

I rather refresh to OEM vs getting a Crites or ALK variant. I don't want to loose that sound - they always make me smile. I was thinking of contacting Klipsch's service dept and ordering new OEM crossovers. Do you know of a better way?

Good suggestion.

klipschfan 01-30-2012 12:55 AM

Caps should be replaced around twenty years or so. Can stick with Klipsch specs. Don't have to go wild...although I really liked the Mundorf silver in oil caps.

Refresh the crossovers and your ears will thank you!. Can have new crossovers built and just swap them out. Might as well put new wire in at the same time.

If you do not like the sound after they run for a month or so. Put the old ones back in...don't see it happening though.

Can call Klipsch and ask.....don't think they will stock crossovers that old. Plenty of info on their web site in the forum section for anything and everything concerning Heritage crossovers.

Time and money spent now on the crossovers will reward you with much better sound.

o0OBillO0o 01-30-2012 01:19 AM

Herehttp://www.critesspeakers.com/prices...epair_kit.html& herehttp://www.alkeng.com/ap_xo.html $260 & $600 respectively - I can't imagine Klipsch direct would be less. I can see this becoming a downward spiral if the crossover update doesn't solve the issue.

TMC 02-03-2012 01:23 PM

Im using Klipsch classic speakers in my home theatre. A pair of K-horns with a Belle center and 2 Belles for surrounds. For subs I use a pair of Bag End D18-I's with an 8Hz processor. Power for the 5 Klipsch comes from a Krell KAV-1500 and each sub pair has a dedicated Crown K-2 in mono. Im planning some Klipsch upgrades as well.

o0OBillO0o 02-03-2012 02:42 PM

I have Klipschorns , left & right. Lascala center & surround. 2x JL Audio F113 subs.

So $800-$1500 in crossover upgrades depending which route I go.

capt.chaos 02-03-2012 06:53 PM

After you upgrade your crossovers, I would then get from your list the following.
Mcintosh C2300
Mcintosch MC275's
Mcintosh MCD500
VPI Classic 3
Benz Micro Gullwing or ebony cart
Then your two channel will be Killer.
If you want the multichannel thing you will need a Mcintosh Mx and MVP.
Man, I like telling other people how to spend their money. LOL

capt.chaos 02-03-2012 06:55 PM

By the way, Nice Speakers!

o0OBillO0o 02-03-2012 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by capt.chaos
After you upgrade your crossovers, I would then get from you list the following.
Mcintosh C2300
Mcintosch MC275's
Mcintosh MCD500
VPI Classic 3
Benz Micro Gullwing or ebony cart
Then your two channel will be Killer.
If you want the multichannel thing you will need a Mcintosh Mx and MVP.
Man, I like telling other people how to spend their money. LOL

That's close to my plan. I'm not going to go MX&MVP upgrades because I already have a processor. I would love to do 5x MC275, but that would mean I'd have to budget for a ton of tube replacements. Thoughts on MC2101/MC2301?

I'm also hoping the MC275 will take the edge/ forward sound off the Klipschorns. I'm passed the dynamics & high efficiency honeymoon!


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