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  1. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question but I'll throw it out and see where it goes. I have just purchased a set of KLF-20's, bought and installed Crites crossover rebuild kit and tweeter titanium diaphragms. While inside I noticed that there was an attempt to re-glue the speakers at some time, it's holding but a little sloppy in areas. My question however lies with the speaker foam and it's placement. I'm not too sure if the foam in the cabinet is original and correct, or how much it really matters. They both have a little bit different placement but they're close. Does the foam need to be place so the mid and tweeters are somewhat separated from the woofers, or open to them with the foam kinda at the back of the tweeters and mid? The pictures I uploaded hopefully will give some representation of what I mean. Thanks, Tim
  2. Well, thought I'd do an update. Mr Crites shipped the crossover rebuild kit and titanium diaphragms Monday, I received them on Wednesday and went to work. I was able to just pull the upper woofer and the tweeter to do the work. I removed the crossovers from the cabinet, removed the old caps, cleaned off the old hot glue and installed the new caps from Bob. Not pretty but will do the job. I applied hot glue to the newly installed caps. I didn't get any pictures of the tweeter change out but it is pretty straight forward and illustrated at Bob's site. I installed the 1/4 x 20 felt feet. That worked out great as well. I can now slide the speakers around much easier. They seem to be very sturdy, and provide some adjustment for uneven flooring. I also changed out the Monster XP wire I was feeding the speakers with, and went with 12ga. KORD SPEAKER KABLE by KNUKONCEPTZ. I also put gold plated spade type lugs at the speaker terminals instead of the banana type plugs. I cut the new speaker cables to the exact same length on each channel. While I was not too impressed initially with the KLF-20's, I now have a better appreciation for them. The Mexican caps that were pulled were all within specs, but evidently were not doing the job as it sounds like a new set of speakers compared to what I brought home. The highs are clearer now and that is due to the titanium diaphragm's I'm sure, but I also suspect the new caps help as well. I have also gained in the bass department. I am now ready to sell the RF3 II's me thinks. Thanks for all the help and comments I received here.
  3. Was able to get in touch with Mr Crites today and got the tweeter diaphragm's and the crossover repair kit ordered. Nice guy, we had a nice conversation on speakers and steps to get everything put together.
  4. This is what I went with. We'll see how it goes. The price range on these is all over, but they all appear to be the same feet. Supposed to go 100lbs each so the weight is covered, as far as durability, that will have to be determined in time. https://www.amazon.com/Huayueyun-Furniture-Levelers-Adjusting-Threaded/dp/B077PN5ZD2
  5. Excellent. I ordered some very similar. I'll post some pics when I get them installed.
  6. That's good information. I was wondering what the thread was and that sounds like the route I may go...some threaded feet with large pads, or at least larger than the threaded stud. Thanks much for that.
  7. That's a good idea. I have come to the conclusion that they are the originals, minus the spike feet that came with them as well. I'll go over to the home depot with one of the caps and see if I can find something, or maybe some kind of threaded foot that would screw into the threaded studs that are exposed when the caps are removed.
  8. I just bought a pair of KLF-20 speakers in the light oak. A little beat up but they'll kinda be tucked away. I would like to know what the original feet look like, or if I do have the original feet and caps, and/or what can be done to change them out. I have only 7 of the 8 caps if they are the originals. The speakers will be on tile flooring so I want something that won't crack or chip that and will be OK as far as vibration etc. Also considering the Bob Crites rebuild crossover and the titanium diaphragm's if they are available. I contacted Bob today and waiting for a response on those. Does anyone know off hand if the crossover rebuild kit makes any changes to values? Thanks Tim
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