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Want to get rid of Klipsch speakers

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by tiel, Jul 15, 2017 at 5:55 PM.

  1. Phydeaux

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    So now you have the pounding bass?

    When recording studios, noteworthy musicians, and concert halls begin using them, perhaps I'll have another listen. Meanwhile, I'll stick with my artificial coloration loudspeakers. ;)
     
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    Nope. Full freq response. One of the trade-offs with that comes with the superior imaging of planar is reduced bass response. Sub with tune-able crossover f solves that.
     
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    Never was a fan of pounding bass but I do like to hear the low strings on a standup acoustic bass. I like the speakers for their very distinct stereo imaging and because they're rather bright. My preference for them may have something to do with my hearing loss from when I was young and stupid and liked to crank up the volume to 11.

    Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...."

    :)
     
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    Wow, never thought anyone had much interest in audio on this blog... But, then again, TUGGERS are always full of surprises. :)

    I have been into audio since my college days (early to mid 80's) and still listen to music and movies through them. I agree it is a fast fading hobby and also that for many years the emphasis has been on how loud and how convenient audio can be. Many examples of terrible sounding equipment that sells because of its name, clever marketing or because it is wireless or compact. Certainly not all wireless or compact speakers and gear fits that description, but, to my ears, most seem to.

    Klipsch speakers are great for their efficiency and therefore do not need gobs of power to get very loud. As far as selling the Klipsch speakers, I would look at the Audiogon website (https://www.audiogon.com/), as that is where you can ask questions, read the blogs, and even get an appraisal for most mid to high end audio. Your speakers may not sell as fast as on ebay, but you will more than likely get more money for them.

    I have always liked the Maggies! I too have put an emphasis on imaging, accuracy, and full range sound reproduction. Personally, I use the Vandersteen Quatros and surrounds but would not be unhappy with planar speakers.
     
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    So, if I had a hankering to pick up some semi-vintage gear, (just for music, not movies) what do you like that shows up in a reasonable price range. I've seen pairs of Infinity Kappa series around $500.

    I used to love all the audio gear back in the day but the Sonos system sounds good and is so darn convenient I use it most often.
     
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    Are you asking about picking up some new speakers or other gear?
     
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    Well, some awesome vintage speakers would be a start. I also see vintage receivers that are very cool as well.

    I was perusing San Diego Craigslist and there is a guy who calls himself the stereo guy that has a ton of ads for vintage gear and he even has a workshop where he restores things. Of course, I would still be playing digital files through the vintage gear so I'm not sure if I would get the warmth.
     
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    Vintage isn't all it's crack'd up to be. Sometimes it sounds vintage, too.

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    I always have a chuckle when I hear this expression, "warmth".

    That "warmth" some people refer to when discussing analog media such as record albums is actually noise.

    Now, if one enjoys and is used to experiencing sound that incorporates this form of noise, so be it. To each, their own. And, I can understand why some actually not only enjoy it, but prefer it to digital.

    But just to be clear - there simply is no way whatsoever that an analog source can even come close to a digital file in sonic quality, when recording methods to create the recording are identical.

    SNR and bandwidth of digital is superior, obviously.
     
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    At the end of the day, what sounds good to you is what is important. Since it sounds like you may have a local place to check out, I would trial whatever offerings the stereo guy has with your own gear, if possible, to determine if you like the sound. The Audiogon website is a great resource to buy (or sell) great gear at substantial savings versus new. I have only bought or sold a couple of items there but most who use it are just folks with an audio interest who seem to take decent care of their gear. There are dealers there too, of course. I believe it requires a monthly or annual subscription to determine "blue book" value of gear. Of course, you can also look on ebay to get some idea of how much gear is worth.
     
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    Do you know what model? My main set are Mirage FR-Xs, so they were made by the same company (Audio Products International, who were coincidentally purchased by Klipsch). I could maybe use them as rears/presence.
     
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    Understood. Vandersteen uses an 11 band EQ to tune the bass to the location you put them, understanding that the best position for bass reproduction usually is not the best place to put the speaker for the best imaging. Each of their larger speakers (from the Quatro on up to the model 7) has the EQ as well as built in subwoofers for each of them. Of course, I still have a separate subwoofer for the movies too (the .1 channel in 5.1 or 7.1).
     
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    This thread rekindles memories of the college bookstore "door buster" sale where I nabbed a brand new Technics SA-800 (125 w/ch) for $100. I still have it boxed up in my closet. Looking on eBay, I see where a couple recently sold -- 1 for $480, the other for $595.

    [​IMG]
     
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    i love the old tube amp stuff!

    also, just food for thought....lots of folks like to upgrade the internals of the klipsch speakers, one guy "bob crites" sells some EXTREMELY pricey items to replace just about everything inside and turn a set into a modern top of the line audiophiles delight!

    so even if the components are worn out, they still hold value to many folks who like to do these upgrades!
     
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    well...thats a bit much.
     

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