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Posts posted by crunchman12001

  1. 52 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

    Very nice.   Thanks for sharing. Amazing what a system like this can be had for. 

    The last pic in the listing is of Billy Thorpe Live in 1979. Is this the system he used? That would be a huge cool factor.

    Edit. The ad says it was owned by Leland Sklar who played bass for Billy Thorpe on the "Children of the Sun tour"

    The second link describes the speakers. (scroll down to the "Children of the Sun album")

    "We were getting down in the area of 6Hz at probably about 130dB. The first time we actually tested it we all threw up and cracked a wall in the warehouse. It was fantastic."





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  2. On 2/7/2020 at 5:21 PM, Greg_M said:

    Ok not new (as you know) but new to me.

    Finally found a pair on CL and just got back from buying (stealing) them.

    Light Oak.

    They are not pristine., but have things I'm pretty sure I can fix up.

    The most noticeable thing is that one of the woofers lost it's dust cover and someone glued a smaller dust cover on the cone.

    It still works, just looks weird.

    I'd probably like to buy one that does not look weird. How much are they new if you can still get them?

    I already had a pair of KLF-10s. How different are the woofers from the KLF-10 and KLF-20? Can I just swap one? I see they have different model numbers.


    One of the grills is missing it's Klipsch badge. Can these be bought?


    They guy I bought them from said he replaced the tweeter domes with Crites units. I can see them looking silvery and shining in there.

    The seller gave me the used domes in the Crites boxes, one of them is bad. Can I tell which by putting a VOM on them?


    The feet have long since worn away. The two that were partially left look like they are just slip on rubber feet like those on the end of a cane.

    They have 1/4-20 threads in them so I can get leveling feet and screw them in. Good idea? Can the original rubber feet be had?


    All suggestions/help appreciated.




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  3. 55 minutes ago, rob755 said:

    Hi, I am on the run today and need to figure out how to edit my header and post yet, as it has been a long time since I have been on the site Thanks for your comments and help!

    You can always just make a new sale ad. 




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  4. Edit... I purchased an Academy, it was damaged during shipping. It was missing a grill badge but the grill and fabric also were damaged from shipping. Does anyone have an Academy that has a messed up box but a good grill? Do you want to part it out or sell it whole?

    Thank you



    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have a badge for an Academy, KG or similar? 

    If you have one, let me know. I can do cash or trade.  

    Here is a link to the badge I am looking for.



    Thanks for looking.


  5. On 1/29/2020 at 10:50 PM, AB3CX MIke said:

    I'm now bitten by the bug.  Enjoying my stock Forte II but would like to locate a nice pair of Chorus II or even Cornwall II within reasonable ( ?) driving distance of central NY. There is a reasonably priced pair in Satellite City FL but that is way out of range...



    There are Chorus I's and II's for sale in Erie, PA. I need a second pair of Chorus II's to match my Walnut Oil but these are Oak Oil.

    The I's are Walnut Oil.

    Go get 'em.

  6. 33 minutes ago, 314carpenter said:

    I have used Behlen lacquer toner and clear with great success refurbishing an antique mahagony desk/table. I did not know they would ship it, or how close the sheen in the Behlen product would be to the original used at the Klipsch factory. Would you expand on your knowledge here please. 


    Edit: just checked the link you gave and with shipping the items and quantity you suggested comes to $56.99 for me. I guess I would need to pre-order some at Woodcraft

    Yes, that sounds about right on cost.

    It is sold at many stores, Shellac.net is cheapest at $7.69 a can but they hammer you $19 for shipping on 4 cans. I can get away with one can of each for a set of KLF-20's but I always order two of each so my project does not come to a stand still in case I need one more coat...

  7. 1 minute ago, 314carpenter said:

    I have used Behlen lacquer toner and clear with great success refurbishing an antique mahagony desk/table. II did not know they would ship it, or what sheen in the Behlen product would be closest to the original used at the Klipsch factory. Would you expand on your knowledge here please.

    Hey 314carpenter,

    Before I refurbed my first set of KLF-20's, I researched online for the best rattle can Lacquer finishes. Nitrocellulose Lacquer kept popping up. Behlen and Mohawk (same company / products with different part #'s) were regarded as the best from the reviews I saw.

    I think I saw on here somewhere the % of sheen Klipsch used but it basically boiled down to a "Satin" finish IMO. At this point in the vintage KLF line and others, nobody can say the Behlen Satin finish seems to be this percent of sheen shinier or duller since over time the sheen fades and we don't have a factory fresh KLF to compare it to. I use the Satin Black Behlen followed up with the Clear Satin Lacquer to help protect the Black Satin paint finish.

    As seen from my KLF refurb pics above, the Satin sheen is nice without being overly glossy and it looks very close to the original finishes I have seen online for the KLF's. 

    I also use the Clear Satin Lacquer on the stained speaker refurbs I do to protect the stain and soften the gloss left after staining.

    I am not saying the Dupli-Color paint is the wrong product to use as I have never tried it but the online reviews I have seen say Nitrocellulose is the superior Lacquer product.

    Take care.

  8. 16 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Correct. The mid horn on the 20/30 is same as the tweeter in the c7 and kv4 and i want to say cf1 and cf2 tweeter AND the little known KT LCR other than some being bolt on and some being screw on. Add the forte III mid horn to that list as well ezcpet it has the new mumps. I took one out of my forte III and put it into the kv4


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    Thanks for the information. Keep me posted on your CF-3 refurb. Feel free to contact me if needed.

    Take care.


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  9. 16 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Your C7 is screw on horn?  The KLF-20 and 30 horn is screw on which is the same that the kv4 uses, but the KLF-10 and C7 should be bolt on, at least mine are.  

    Now that you mention it, maybe the C7 tweeter was a bolt on like the K-79-K's on the KLF- 20's & Chorus II's. It has been awhile since I swapped the diaphragm for the Crites Titanium. The KLF 20 midrange was indeed a screw on though. I think the confusion is the KLF 20 / 30 midrange horn is the same as the C7 and KV4 tweeter horn? (plastic horn piece only, different drivers)


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  10. 3 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Ohhh. Why didn't i think of that?  Duratex can be pricey, but i just did a search and came across this http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2011/03/speaker-build-report.html

    Duratex is not to bad... I bought a quart for my Dayton Audio flat pack that I used with the Ultimax UM 18-22. 

    Here is a link.


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  11. 3 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Yes. Someone on the forum that i can't currently recall has done it. I just had them both in front me the other day and it's true. The only difference is the C7 is slightly taller because it has full wood trim at the bottom whereas the kv4, the horn sits flush with the bottom of the cabinet.  It's the same horn but one is 1 3/8 thread and the other is bolt on. 

    Not sure, both my KLF-C7 and my spare K-64-KN are threaded onto the driver phase plug assembly. I have not owned a KV-4 yet but I am on the hunt. Doesn't really matter how the horn is attached to the driver as long as the horn piece is the same size, it would work.

  12. 8 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    If one wanted to do a matte black finish like the special edition matte black Forte III, how would you go about making it completely flat with no grain? Is that a white melamine veneer spray painted flat/matte black? 

    Maybe i could use grain filler?

    I have not seen the special edition matte Black in person so I cannot recommend how to finish them. You could however use something like Duratex with a smooth roller for a matte black, semi textured look.


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  13. 9 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Yeah, i understand the serial matching and the front view not showing is also another reason i'm hesitant to do a different veneer.  Should i pay several hundreds for a nice walnut veneer when all i can see is the front black baffle?  

    As far as the KV-4 being black satin. If i were to do that, i'd just put my KV4 parts and crossover into my KLF-C7 black satin cabinet. Nearly identical size and volume. 

    They are close, are the K-64-KN and the K-90-KV horns the same size for the cutout? That would definitely open your possibilities to new veneers.


  14. 2 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Dont you have to wait a few weeks for the oil to cure before before applying top coat?

    If I did the Danish oil or any oil finish, it would be over new raw wood veneer. I have this opportunity to match the kv4 center speaker(they only came with black vinyl) to whatever veneer I choose for the cf3

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    Oil is like stain. You need the oil or stain to flash off the solvents before top coating. (a few days to weeks depending on the outside temp) 

    If you want to match your Black Vinyl KV-4, then you would need to refurb the CF-3's to Black Satin.

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  15. 7 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

    Look how your grain patterns look like compared to mine. Just not enough thick grains to really pop in the light like yoursff741bf68a3a6dca33a9f1bee6f7f1e4.jpg

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    Well, Not a big deal to pull the woofers and front baffle of the CF-3's. Strip the paint as noted above and see how they look. You really don't see the finish from the front anyways.

    On another note... I would just re-spray Satin Black. Any speaker I refurb, I match the color to the tag unless someone buys them and if they want pink, pink it is. lol


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