It’s always exciting to discover a piece of audio gear that doesn’t just result in a different flavor of sound, but takes one’s system to the next level of musical enjoyment. After thirty years in the hobby, this is quite a rare occurrence.
Inserting a pair of KrappyKable interconnects into my system, I had that exact exciting experience. Using my Fostex FF165K equipped Frugal Horn XL’s and one of my TPA3116 amplifiers, I was gobsmacked by the bass response improvements over my previous two reference interconnects! Not only was the bass deeper, but it was tight and tuneful. Midrange was as hauntingly real as my previous cables with perhaps a bit more separation between instruments. The bass response alone had me sold on these as my new reference. I’m looking forward to trying out their speaker cables in the future. Link below for more information.
I plan to pay tribute to Jack Frazier and the Super Texan model by documenting some of it's history while simultaneously providing a centralized resource for information on this rare speaker. There is a F.U.G. (Frazier's User Group) that is quite active on Facebook. There is also a 200+ page FUG thread on the Klipsch forum. Unfortunately, both take hours of searching to find small bits of information pertaining to the Super Texan. If you own Frazier Super Texan's or have ever heard a pair, PLEASE email me. I would like to obtain as much information as possible from actual owners, past owners or those who enjoyed their sound. I want to pay special thanks to Todd Crane and John Daggett. Todd was the sales manager for Frazier from the early 1970’s until 1983, when Jack Frazier died and the company was sold. John worked in the woodworking plant and the electronics plant. Both men have been helpful in my research. This post will continue to evolve as I collect more information. I hope in the end, it is a good resource for the Super Texan aficionado.