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  • Birthday 09/28/1998

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    Elgin Illinois
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    Ice Hockey, Music, building Speakers, working, and physics.
  • My System
    Klipsch KG 5.5 With Crites Titanium Tweeters, Yamaha Rx-V870 Amplifier, A $1000/pair of homemade 3-way speakers with a Morel CAT-308 tweeter, Tymphany NE123W 4" midrange, and a Tymphany NE223W 8" subwoofer. A polk Audio Surround sound with an 8" sub. Klipsch Pro Media 2.1, and a Onkyo surround amplifier that a friend gave me as a fixer upper.

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  1. Greetings friends! I have recently befallen a pair of 1984 Klipsch Heresy MK i, for only $280. Unfortunately the sound is....heresy! They sound very dry and it does not have enough sparkle in the top end and quite frankly, they are fatiguing to listen to. I listened to them with a 5 WPC tube amp my buddy lent me, and also my Yamaha solid state that has 100 watts per channel. Has anyone else complained about the Heresy MK i sound? What upgrades would you guys recommend? They have an electrolytic capacitor in the circuit which rent exactly known for their pleasing sonic characteristics. Any suggestions?
  2. I plan on keeping them forever. The carbon fiber vinyl wraps look cool but it may be a bit much. Im just looking for other ideas and opinions ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  3. On my last forum i Wrote about my Klipsch KG 5.5's that i acquired at a garage sale for a great bargain. I just got my Crites Titanium tweeter upgrades today and now i want to change the look of the speaker cosmetically. I have the natural Oak finish, and i was maybe thinking about doing a White carbon fiber vinyl wrap on the sides, and a black carbon fiber wrap on the front baffle. Any thoughts on this? If you guys have any other ideas, let me know, i want to make them look badass and unique.
  4. The klipsch heritage, cornwall, hersey are some that are made in america, but they have a hefty price tag.
  5. Even still i havent been able to crank it up loud enough because there is a ridiculous rattle on the left speaker. I gotta get to the bottom of that first
  6. Im just gonna do the upgraded crises crossovers, the Upgraded tweets, and there is a company that makes replacement woofers that are specifically for the KG series. I'm just gonna use their woofers since they're designed to serve as a replacement for the originals. Another guy did the same thing that I'm doing and he said they improved the sound. Theres no need for me to complicate things. I would like to move up the KG Line in the future, but I'm only 17 and i gotta catch up on my college savings and stock trading investments before i spend any more money on speakers after this project.
  7. Maybe i could even have one 10" woofer as a sub, and the other as a midrange. The only problem then is i may lose the sensitivity. Im just gonna stick with the new woofers and titanium tweets.
  8. Maybe i could buy some Klipsch Hersey horn midrange drivers off of eBay, and add it to the KG 5.5's. I could do one 10" subwoofer and cross it over at maybe 800 hz?
  9. Even still i want to improve the sound. The midrange in my opinion isn't as detailed and clear as it could be. My only point a reference are the homemade 3 way speakers i built that cost $1000 bucks a pair. The bass response is amazing and the midrange is clear and detailed as are the highs. The only downside is the need a good amount of power to drive. I want to rebuild my klipsch to have even deeper bass, better bass response, and a little more detail in the midrange. I decided that i may buy these woofers instead https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-ds270-8-10-designer-series-woofer-speaker--295-432 If you look at the frequency response graph you'll notice that they have a peak in the 2k-3k hz range which should make the midrange come out a bit. The sensitivity is 1db less than the real replacement woofers, and i can play these down to 27 hz at maximum power without overdriving the driver. Any thoughts on this woofer? They look pretty sweet too. they'll be slightly too big but i'll do some diy stuff to make it work
  10. thats because the voice coil is scraping against the side of its magnetic housing thingy(i forgot what its called). When the woofer is being played normally it will stay in alignment and it shouldn't do that, its only when you push on it because the force that you are applying isn't perfectly perpendicular to the center of the driver causing it to tilt out of alignment and scrape the side.
  11. I'm probably gonna replace the back panel on the cabinets, and put a new port, and new insulation in the cabs. Later on i'll order the new crises crossovers.
  12. I recently acquired a pair of the Klipsch KG 5.5 speakers in 9.5/10 condition at a garage sale for $200 bucks for the pair! A friggin steal! However as i cranked them up i heard a loud buzzing in the woofer. Upon further research it seems that other people have this same problem with the KG series. The speakers turn 20 this August 27th, so they are old and people have said that with age there will be loose crap under the dust cap that causes the loud and annoying vibrations that i hear when i turn them up to medium volumes. So far I'm going to buy some replacement Titanium Dome Diagaphrams for the tweeters from bob crites, and I'm looking for a good replacement woofer. I know somebody makes a replacement woofer specifically for the KG series listed here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/160962694691?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 Looking at the specs they don't give you any frequency response graphs, so i decided that i will probably use this woofer https://www.parts-express.com/goldwood-gw-10pc-8-10-heavy-duty-woofer-8-ohm--290-324 The sensitivity and impedance of this woofer is the same as the replacement one so it should work, and the reviews say its great. Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions on this, or any upgrade ideas to make my KG 5.5's even better?
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