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Posts posted by crunchman12001

  1. On 9/8/2020 at 12:02 PM, jhouse55 said:


    i just picked these up recently, not the most perfect shape but I’m planning to touch up the cabinets and probably do the simply speakers recone kit on the KD16 passive radiators. I know there are a few chips on the edges but plan to do a light sand to clean up the finish. What could I use for a light stain to replicate the original oak?

    Also, I cannot find any factory risers, so I bought some feet to get them off the ground at least. 

    thanks in advance for your replies. 







    Light Oak. 


  2. 4 minutes ago, Sidevalve said:

    I bought a pair new from a local dealer back in 1999,set them up took off the grills and noticed 1 broken mid range horn. called the dealer

    and he brought a new pair with matching numbers. Still have them today with no more problems.

    That sucks but I am glad the dealer took care of you. It seems the thin plastic on the Mid horn is no match for the heavy driver, even when new.


  3. Gasket that goes between the Mid-range driver and plasti

    1 minute ago, Mems70 said:

    Hi bro’s my klf30 driver has a orange rubber ring, do you know what is for?

    Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk

    It is a gasket that belongs between the mid-range driver and the plastic horn to seal it.


  4. 6 hours ago, jjptkd said:

    That looks like an easy fix little bit of superglue and you're good to go.


    Those horns are ridiculously flimsy compared to older forte II and Chorus II horns and would likely benefit from added damping material 

    I have found that out the hard way. Cheap plastic and 30 years of age are not a good combination.

    I think I will go for a 2 part epoxy, they broke in a good spot compared to others I have seen. The epoxy should hold until I find a replacement.

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  5. 24 minutes ago, RandyH000 said:

    how did they break off -   that's really odd -   were they hit hard  while on the road -------horns just do not break off that easily -

    I don't know. I bought them off a guy that had them in a storage unit. He transported them from Florida in a moving van. The one thing I did not do during the inspection and will do in the future is shine a flashlight in the mid horn to verify the magnet is still attached. The could have been broke when I bought them. They definitely were not bumped during the ride home in my wife's SUV. I was bummed but got a great deal. Moving on, just looking for another horn.

    Also, if you search, it happens a lot more often than you think.



  6. The 30's sound better than I thought they would. I have had the KLF-20's in the past but the 30's are on a whole different level. I was gonna flip these but after I heard them, I decided to keep them. I will try and glue them back together but it would be temporary at best. I'll find another horn soon. 

    As noted above, I did have one good spare and a second spare that has a small corner crack that will work for now.

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  7. I found some 30's  yesterday...

    During transport both the Mid-range drivers cracked off the horns. I had them on a blanket in the wife's SUV, laying on the backs. Needless to say, I am quite bummed. I did have one spare in stock but I am still in need of one plastic horn. There are others that will fit the K-52 driver such as a KLF-20.

    If anyone has one, please PM me. (Chorus II behind the 30 for size comparison. The 30's are big)



  8. On 8/4/2020 at 6:36 AM, Skelt said:

    I would suggest try to make a Heresy work by turning it on its side if it's too tall. 


    Here is an Academy on CL. I think it belongs to a forum member 






    This is my Academy. I have a guy coming from Virginia to Ohio to pick this up on Sunday. Rare speaker these days. 




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  9. 1 hour ago, 314carpenter said:

    I recall, not too many years ago, how $400 would have had original Forte I change hands.

    I hear ya, the last couple years has the used market going crazy with high prices. Hard to find anything cheap now.

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