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  1. Sorry to mess with your thread snooka, but I too just got myself some black Chorus II this past Saturday.  2 different cabinets(both black but 1 has an older tag on the back and the other has the newer tags I've seen on KLF series).  

    The cabinets need to be refinished for now but eventually will need new veneer as many spots are coming off and has lots of broken off veneer. I plan on sanding the black down to the natural wood color.  I got a little bit of experience with doing so to my RC-7 that was in really bad shape.  Used Medium Walnut Watco Danish Oil and plan to do the same to the Chorus II. (I'll attach photos.)  I did a pretty poor job of sanding because I was so afraid of burning through the veneer, so I started with 600 grit and moved to stronger grit.  I now know to start at the stronger(going to use 150) and finish with 220 before I do 2-3 coats of Danish Oil and then wet sand on the final coat of Danish Oil with 600 grit.  Hopefully, i get most of the black finish out of the oak grain, because I don't like that dark grain look.


    Fortunately, i have all working drivers on my pair including Ti diaphragms I've yet to install as I listen to the stock for a week, but I still have a few questions. 


    1)  1 of my passives was reglued, but still, has a tiny poked hole(and what looks like crayons? Kids?  The reglue looks very obvious and ugly.  Can this be fixed at all to look a little more professional or is it too late for that? (see attached photos)


    2)  One of my mid horns is missing 10 of the 12 screws.  I went to Home Depot and had no luck finding anywhere near a close match to the original.  Do yall have any recommendations on where I can get the closest match or even get the original?


    3) The magnets on the cabinets for the grills really bug me the way they are all facing different directions.  Is there a way to get them all neat and aligned?  If not, can i just use a permanent marker to black them out so they don't stand out so much?


    4) The front 15 inch driver seems fragile to touch so it scares me to do any cleaning.  They're very dusty up close.  Can I take a soft bristle duster attachment on my vacuum to it?







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  2. He originally had the RC-7 at $250 days after I paid $300 for a really beat up cabinet(but I still felt it was a good deal..well as long as it was working like he said it would) that ended up having a blown woofer and spent another $167 for 2 new woofers because I couldn't find another original k-1083, + hours of sanding and trying to refinish.  I had already accepted a partial refund for the blown woofer the moment I saw this RC-7 in Austin for $250.


    My RC-7 didn't come out too good, but it's passable. The newer woofers look beautiful on it.  I wish I had the original woofers though, I would buy his RC-7 and RS-7's and use the 2 RC-7's as mains in a smaller room with those RS-7s as surrounds and wait to find another deal on another RC-7 for an RC-7 front 3 in a bedroom.  I wonder how that would sound. Hmm. 

  3. I just opened up my Fortes to put in the ti Diaphragms in. I had done it before but I took them out to hear stock again and I previously never even bothered to look inside and so I took my flashlight and looked inside the cabinet and I found the tags glued to the inside! 1987! Now to see if they are matching serials but for that I want to look for a stamp on the cabinet. Very happy right now!IMG_1297.thumb.JPG.7f46478eb1a001140d45d8af68db69aa.JPG

  4. 17 minutes ago, Freshman said:


    Maximus89 - Have you already listed your original K-1083-SV woofer? I am in need of a replacement woofer for my RF-3 II. PM me if you haven't put it up on eBay yet.


    Woofer was destroyed in the middle of the night by my 1 year old puppy.



    PM sent

  5. 4 hours ago, pat_in_dfw said:

    Let me know if you're interested in the ones I have.  

    I'll let you know Pat, I have seen your pair on here and on craigslist.  Walnut?  If so, that's my fave :)

  6. 7 minutes ago, Chris A said:

    If you get interference with your TV due to the lower magnetic shielding of your new woofers and the close proximity to your TV, then consider using this to further shield your woofers internally around their periphery on their rear sides.  It may not stop the magnetic interference, but it will likely reduce it significantly:







    Is that still a thing with newer LED TVs?

  7. 11 minutes ago, Tasdom said:

    Actually, the horizontal centers were designed to have tvs placed on them. A towel, or cloth mat to protect it from scratching and you're good to go;

    Good to know! 

    Next up! To sell the original K-1083-SV woofer for some funds and then see if I can get a hold of DeanG for his RC-7 crossover upgrade if he is still around anywhere. 

  8. Maybe a stupid question, but my new woofers just arrived and as I'm excitedly installing I realize I can't get them going just yet as the terminals are too small for the new woofer.  


    Please don't tell me my only option is to solder. I don't know how and I don't want to spend another penny on this speaker which has been a money pit for me ever since I got screwed with purchasing it from eBay with a blown woofer and having to sand and refinish the cabinet only to still have all the deep gouges show through. 


    Tell me this is an easy fix I can do right now and not have to wait another week for something more to ship. 

  9. 18 minutes ago, Srinath said:

    However will it match you other component, and will it match the pair. That's the bigger concern

    I ordered a matching pair because I didn't want two mismatching woofers with plans to put the functioning original K-1083 up on eBay to recoup some of my funds for the new woofers.

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  10. Just received a message in response to my same question. 


    They said it is the lack of magnetic shielding that makes it so much lighter and that it is my only option to repairing the RC-7 and it should, in their opinion, work beautifully as they have compared and tested.


    I suppose my only option is to test them.  They sure do look more aesthetically pleasing compared to the older darker cerametallic and black dust cap!

  11. I had a blown driver in a Klipsch RC-7 center channel.  So since it is old and rarely comes up for sale(there's 1 right now in horrible shape), I searched reconingspeakers.com for the original K-1083-SV woofer which linked me to newer, which again linked me to a newer which again linked me to the latest due to the others being obsolete.  The other previous woofers all had notes regarding the comparison to the original K-1083 woofer saying that it was the same exact thing minus different dust cap.  The newest had no notes but was still the latest link for the RC-7.


    I messaged them to make sure. They told me it's pretty much the same woofer still minus magnetic shielding, different dust cap and slightly different in color.  It is the RF-82 II woofer.


    I just weighed my single original K-1083(though not very accurately) and it weighed 8lbs alone.  The package I am waiting to arrive is in total 13lbs.  So I saw that the magnet in the new one is much smaller.



    Doesn't that mean it is worse/cheaper?  I've always assumed more magnet weight=better.


    Won't this big weight change totally effect the factory specs of the Klipsch RC-7 and for the worse?

  12. 1 minute ago, wvu80 said:


    Did you give @Maximus89 a PM?  He was looking for some LS.



    Thanks for the heads up.  Don't have the funds for La Scalas at this very moment, though.  Maybe by next month and I'm also going to be up in Austin next month, so I'll have a decent drive to San Antonio or Dallas to find some LS if there are none in Austin at that time.  I'm going to borrow my Dad's van just in case I find a pair so that I have the room.

  13. 2 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    Veneer won't take much sanding before you go through it.  Most use fine steel wool and then treat the wood.

    I don't even know what treating it means.  This is all a first for me.  

    When I did the kitchen cabinets, I just sanded like crazy and applied this Stain + Poly in 1 step called MinWax PolyShades and wiped it off after 15 min and let it dry. That was that.   I was planning on doing the same with a Walnut Stain +Satin Poly 1 step can from MinWax.   Not a good idea? Just lightly sand and I'll be fine?  It doesn't need to look professional. It's going to be sitting inside a stand where you can only really see the front anyway.  The only reason I was going to sand a lot was b/c it has tons of scratches and several that are deep.

  14. Nevermind! I got it! That was easy peasy! 




    Things always look scary at first.  I felt this way when i first put the Crites titanium diaphragms in the Fortes, and now it's like nothing to me. This is fun.

    Got any tips on sanding the cherry finish?  What strength grit sand paper i should use?

  15. 23 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    It shouldn't be noticeable. 


    Thanks. I've decided to go ahead on with buying the pair of new RF-82 II woofers for replacement and then I'm going to put the RC-7 working woofer up on eBay.  


    I do have a quick question for you CECAA.  I see that you have a Dean G upgraded RC-7.  I'm interested in it and will pm you questions regarding that, but right now I'm curious if you have opened up the RC-7 before?   I'm taking out all the components to do some sanding tonight for refinishing the cabinet in Walnut tomorrow.  My problem right now is with taking out the tweeter horn and magnet.  The monster cables attached to it aren't the traditional clips I've seen where you just pull it out.  How do I take out the wires? Are they soldered in there?

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