klipsch cornwall iv upgraded crossovers

I own a pair of cornwalls, amazing speakers they are paired with MC452 power  and a MC 70 tube pre.I play cds only on a yamaha C2100. My question is I hear people talking about upgrades to the crossovers on the corns  and softening the horns with  sound tape . Do any of those changes work,one or the other and do they make it worthwhile. Would like input from anyone who has tried the upgrades and who they used


Yep blame YouTube. Blame the recording equipment. Typical excuses. And some of those reviewers use very high end equipment and even include links to non compressed audio. What nobody seems to be willing to acknowledge is that these changes typically produce differences that are so subtle that it’s hard to even notice a change let alone conclude that they’ve made an improvement.

While I’d love to be able to home demo everything that’s just not realistic. YouTube isn’t ideal but at least it’s something. My findings from dac comparisons conducted at home were very much in line with what I heard in YouTube videos. I’ve also found YouTube useful for most speakers and amps, but I still demo in person before purchasing whenever possible.
I think some of you guys really need to be honest with yourselves before posting on here and making claims you know are unlikely to be challenged. You also need to educate yourself on cognitive dissonance and other forms of bias that influence how you feel about subjective tiny differences. I get you might be feeling distressed because you spent a ton of time & money on something that nobody else seemed to notice, but don’t make it worse by influencing others to do the same.

I suppose it depends on what one calls “subtle” and “obvious,” but if something has to survive YT treatment to constitute a meaningful improvement, I will agree that most modifications won’t pass the test.  It is up to each owner whether any improvement is worth the cost and effort.  It is not up to some self-appointed expert on cognitive dissonance to shame those who find such changes desirable.

@perkadin , wow, that's one mighty high horse you trot around on. Prove it to you? You've got to be kidding me. I've already proven it to myself. I have no interest in proving anything to you.

The OP asked for the experiences of people who tried these mods. I saw no mention of wanting the opinions of self-important, bloviating skeptics who have not tried the mods but are nonetheless convinced they do not work. No one is selling anyone anything here, so please back off with your suspicions and sophomoric psychologizing. Closed minds, closed ears. Good luck with that.


@wrm57 start with this Click here. You are fooling yourself if you think I’m the one being closed minded.  Ive done a ton of blind testing. I make a conscious effort to be as objective as possible when it comes to evaluating gear.  I don’t dismiss something as junk because it’s made in China or is less expensive or because some “expert” said so. I also consider behavioral explanations behind opinions. Do you?  

So, your comparisons of DACs on YT were scientifically controlled blind tests?  You were able to verify that the person making the video properly controlled all variables and your own evaluation was blind and you had enough samples to reach some level of confidence in the results?

I’ve participated in blind tests, including DACs, so I am confident that their are meaningful difference (though not at .05 confidence level), but, that does not mean everything outside of such testing is delusional.  It is unfair to insist on blind testing to prove modifications are efficacious, while insisting that YT videos should be provided by modifiers when there is no evidence (blind testing?) that YT videos can make differences, or lack thereof, evident.