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  1. donmark

    WTB CT-125 tweeters

    @dirtmudd thanks for the tip. I have a pair of CT120 inbound
  2. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    The work week got in the way. Very little progress. Just a bit of sanding. a before and after shot I wonder if this thread should be moved in the tech and mods forum. and yeah the speakers are not THAT big, I agree. It’s just as you guys say, nowdays a speaker the size of a soda can do it all.....right?
  3. donmark

    WTB CT-125 tweeters

    Thanks am set.
  4. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    Thanks for the advice. but 3 to 1 in favour of Turpentine...isn't that a lot? I was thinking more 1 to 1 and apply many thin layers. The garage is my painting studio as well, so I have a lot of materials that need special attention. and to every one else, thanks for sharing the crossover schematics. Did a print out of all and am comparing notes on them.
  5. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    @M_Klipsch the first thing my wife said we I got home was : Wow they are ugly. The second thing: they are big! I am sure the black matt paint wasn’t helping either. Well the sanding is going fine, and the walnut veneer is in pretty good shape. Just a bit of patina. it gives the speakers a bit of personality. am working in the garage/paint studio so the house is safe. And am wearing a dust mask. The veneer is pretty dull now, but am planning on using some oil and lacquer as a finishing touch. Haven't made up my mind on what oil to use though. I want the texture of the walnut to really pop, and don't mind it the veneer gets darkened a bit. Did also the leak test and sealed the inside while at it.. fixed a couple of gaps here and there. The caps were not the only thing in the shopping cart. There is some Damping egg crate foam to, Super Heresy style. when the caps get here I’ll get to work on the crossovers. @MC39693 thanks, I like it here! have been browsing the Crites site, and am well aware of Claude's work on the Heresy. Amazing effort. I really wan to focus on getting the speakers up and running with minimal changes, and then venture down the upgrade path. I will make a new back panel and install better terminal cups. this way I am "port ready" as I don't want to cut in the original back piece.
  6. donmark

    FS: McIntosh MC30 pair (consecutives)

    Do you deliver to Denmark ?
  7. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    nah didn't pop up at sellers house, but I wasn't playing to lound either. not that I am cranking the volume up normally. Regardless I have a pretty cool pair of Heresy now. will be a cool project to get them up an running again
  8. donmark

    WTB CT-125 tweeters

    Hi am looking for some Crites CT-125 tweeters for my HERESY I. CT-120 could be of interest to, but the 125 are more in my price range (when new). Am located in Denmark, and can pay with PAYPAL Additionally if you have 1 Diaphragm for the K77 let me know. Thanks!
  9. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    allright.. did swap the crossovers and retied all the screws. two different things happend: 1. the ticking distortion became less 2. the problem seemed to have followed the crossover to the rigth speaker. now, I am beginning to supect that the ticking scratching sounds is comming from my digital sources and the Heresy are simply to sensitive and are picking it up. But on the other hand I am looking at those sad brown capacitor lumps and they sure don’t help matters. I am just glad some fresh ones are in the mail...no sense in overthinking it now till I have at least a recapped crossover. By the way type D and Type E, aren’t they the same just with the positive and negative inverted at the k55? The plan is to take all the guts out and sand the cabs. that I can do. The previous owner did paint them black, but are originally walnut veener.
  10. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    Thanks for the input guys, tonight I'll swap the crossovers and see if the noise follows the left crossover to the right speaker. I'll also retie the screws in the process. a couple of pics from the inside.
  11. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    @kink56The woofer wires are going to the k22. Pretty sure about that. @ricktate good point. The source is the same as the sellers house. I brought an iphone and ran it straight to the amp. This way I knew the music, and controlled the volume with spotify. Not ideal but it works. but I did also test at home with a yamaha receiver and apple tv as source. Got the same issue.
  12. donmark

    Heresy troubleshooting

    Thanks for the suggestion CEC. did double check the screws, but didn’t actually unscrew them first. Will try.
  13. Hi everyone! First post from a longtime lurker I have been following this forum for quite some time, especially the Super Heresy treads. Until this sunday I have been listening to a pair of RP-160, but a good deal on a Heresy popped up near me and I had to take the chance on them. Living in Denmark Klipsch are a rare and expensive bread. The speakers sounded nice when demoing them at sellers house, but I didn’t get the chance to look inside the cabs before getting them home. Actually they did sound super fun. Much more snap and “live” feel than the rp-160. Inside it looks all original, k77 tweets, k55 mid push terminal, k22 woofer and the relatively rare Type D crossover. Unfortunately, after getting home the left channel started making distortion noises and and clicking sounds. The right one did to actually, but much lower, and this is where I need advice on troubleshooting the issue. I ran some sound sweeps and am pretty sure the offending sound comes out of the K55. this is what I have done so far: 1. Made sure the issue is not on the amp. When swapping the channels the issue stays on the left speaker. The amp is a little quad 306 cracking little guy that amp by the way. 2. Made sure the k55 are working. Both measure 9.6 on my multimeter. (More or less) 3. Swapped out the k55 with a pair of GPA 909. This I did to figure out if the diaphragms in the K55 was off, but the skratching distortion was also present with the GPA. And the issues was still more prominent on the left channel. 4.Double checked and tied connections I am suspecting the issue lies in the crossover then. The caps are original brown Type D ones after all. This makes them 40 plus years old? I have some 2mF Solen caps on the way. What is left: Ground loop? Autoformers? Wires? Anything else? Down the road I might go the Super Heresy path, but first I want to iron out the problems and enjoy the originals. What now o wise ones...?
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