Responses from johnk

"High end" store snobbery
Much used HT gear is E-waste today.  
Are you getting the bass you deserve?
4x21-inch woofers in my office system. Giant 1000lb front bass horn in my main audio room. Im good.  
How do you stop house guest from damaging your speakers?
If the speakers are so easy to damage that simple touch does so their design is defective. I have horns that are nearing 90 years old and kids can climb in them. I also have new horns that kids can climb on. I have mastiffs and I have no worries a... 
What's the heaviest speaker you've ever owned? What's the tallest?
I have a pair of giant metal Electron Luv 20hz front bass horns they are ea 1000lbs the mid horns etc ad another 150lbs so the total system is over 2300 lbs and is unmovable took 6 men to move 1 bass horn into position. it's about 11ft tall.  
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