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BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 01:53 AM
i am seriously thinking of getting two of these to accompany my xxx18 for homeaudio.

http://www.creativesound.ca/
how to power them? dunno yet


Mr. Frost knows his stuff

JimJ
10-23-2005, 01:57 AM
Excellent drivers...

How to power them?

I'd want to say a nice EL34 or KT88 push pull setup for about 30W per side, but I doubt that would be the popular choice around here ;)

Since you have so much subbass...I would probably recommend other drivers, actually. Like Adire Extremis midwoofers and some nice tweets. If you can afford them.

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 02:02 AM
Frost..
Give everthing in my system as you would do it right now.
xxx18.. Crown amp. dont know which model...pick one

rest is up to you

JimJ
10-23-2005, 02:02 AM
What kind of budget ;)

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 02:04 AM
500+... I am flexible

JimJ
10-23-2005, 02:05 AM
Buy completed speakers :D

A pair of Klipsch Heresy II's in good condition go for around $450 on Ebay, in excellent condition.

You could snap up a pair of Forte II's for around $550-600, but you'd have to look around.

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 02:09 AM
xxx18..4 cubes sealed
Klipsh hersey II's

what about amps.
reciever

JimJ
10-23-2005, 02:11 AM
For the subwoofer amp, something like a QSC or Behringer Europower would work well.

If you're going two channel, there is plenty of vintage gear out there :)

NAD, Marantz, Onkyo, Sansui, Denon...

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 02:24 AM
i just got a pair of heresy II's...

Now should i get this Crown fot the xxx.http://cgi.ebay.com/CROWN-AUDIO-XLS-602B-DJ-POWER-STEREO-AMP-AMPLIFIER-602a_W0QQitemZ7357979772QQcategoryZ64451QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

JimJ
10-23-2005, 02:30 AM
That's a nice amp.

Expect to do a few mods for the fan noise (like maybe buying a new cooling fan, or installing a new resistor in line with the fan power to slow it down). Most pro audio amps like that come with rather noisy fans from the factory, but that can be solved.

Beat_Dominator
10-23-2005, 02:54 AM
Me likey old Klipsche's :)

OlogyAudio
10-23-2005, 02:54 AM
That's a nice amp.

Expect to do a few mods for the fan noise (like maybe buying a new cooling fan, or installing a new resistor in line with the fan power to slow it down). Most pro audio amps like that come with rather noisy fans from the factory, but that can be solved.

There was a rather nice FR125 bipolar speaker using the WR125 on the back...
This amp pushing em (no fans):
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=248-749&raid=25&rak=248-749

You could just put the amps in the closet ;)

Sounded **** to me :) a very interesting sound to them... There were better there -- but they had some very nice qualities :) Ever sit between a pair of bipolar speakers? it sounds funny :) in a cool sort of way

JimJ
10-23-2005, 02:57 AM
Me likey old Klipsche's :)

Heritage Series > all other Klipsch.

La Scalas, Klipschhorns, Cornwalls, Forte's, Heresy's, Choruses...these are man's man speakers, speakers that command attention and make women and lesser men cower before you.

:)

Seriously, they're very high efficiency (Heresy II's are 93dB/W, IIRC) and sound great.

Beat_Dominator
10-23-2005, 03:01 AM
My friend's uncle had his La Scala's runnin for me once, powered by some rather standard McIntosh amps and they spanked his new KEF's (though I didn't tell him so).

JimJ
10-23-2005, 03:04 AM
Some of the best corner horns ever built...I'd love to get my hands on a pair someday, though first I need a room large enough to do them justice :)

squeak9798
10-23-2005, 11:26 AM
The FR's are 4.5", not 6.5"

(referencing the title of the thread)

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 12:46 PM
LOL.. yea alright...
I wanted the Fr125s, so i ordered a pair.

for the office: already ordered this...
RE 8 (one)
120 plate amp
fr125s pair

whats left..
Reciever??

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 01:50 PM
ok just ordered a

yamaha HTR-5730 reciever..

So here it is.
Yamaha HTR-5730
2x Fr125s
1x RE 8
120 watt plate amp.

Am i missing something..LOL

JimJ
10-23-2005, 01:54 PM
The Yamaha wouldn't have been my first choice for a 2 channel setup, but it does leave you room to upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

BoominBeast
10-23-2005, 01:56 PM
i will add 2 more fr125's and another RE 8 next month..