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KLH Model One(s) and Janszen 1-30(s)

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by RxDx, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. audiomagnate

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    FWIW, I had modified Small Advents with D130's in my college apartment in 1974, which probably sounded somewhat similar.
     

     

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  2. RxDx

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    15" Small Advent? Pretty good!

    I don't know what the upper end is with the Ones. It's sorta like driving a
    new Lexus. It will go that fast- I'm just not sure I want to. I may have already
    turned them up as loud as I ever will :)
     
  3. audiomagnate

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    Not sure what you mean by 15". They were the original Smaller Advent. The Advent/D130's played much louder than my Quads.. It seems the KLH 1 was just "pre-packaged" version of the extremely popular and superb sounding AR1W/D130 combo. Sometimes two (2) 1W's were paired with one D130 for a killer mono system.
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  4. RxDx

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    Gotcha. I couldn't find any D130 except a JBL woofer. I thought the speaker in your picture
    was just called a "1-30".
     
  5. RxDx

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    Got around to new grilles yesterday- Velcro pads for securing new 1/4"
    wood cutouts. The old ones are almost salvageable, but I'm just going
    to put them away for the time being, rather than trying to fix them.

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  6. RxDx

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    Another pair just sold, with Janszens, for $800. They look original, which means my grill
    cloth might not be. The tops definitely weren't. These are serial #27 and 43. They have
    the cheap terry cloth treatment.

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  7. audiomagnate

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    I bet those sound terrific. We really haven't come that far in all these decades have we?
     
  8. RxDx

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    I bet they sound nice indeed. They should- they cost the equivalent of ~$4500 (each)
    in 2016 dollars. Yes, price doesn't guarantee performance, but it's a great starting
    point. It just so happens the KLHs are, in my wife's view, "stadium" speakers.
    "Thunderous" comes to mind, effortlessly so, and surprisingly tight, deep bass.
     
  9. RxDx

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    LOL. Just brought these in the same room with the AR3a. They might be the one speaker
    system less efficient than the ARs. I'm going to need more time to compare them.

    Later: A little more complicated than that. The One has more punch and might even go lower.
    So, down low, (by ear) it's more efficient. But up high I'm using some old Stromberg mids and
    tweets, which are more directional and put less sound in the room.
     
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