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  1. That's encouraging, love to hear that they're still kicking! I'll be sure to post on the Technical forum when I attempt my repair. Thanks
  2. Jim, PM sent. Since I’m going to end up using these for events, I’d like the power handling capabilities of the K43. We’ll see what happens though, I’m not totally opposed to the idea of swapping to a K33 if my glue job doesn’t take.
  3. Thanks RandyH ! I've read that people have used cyanoacrylate glues, like Loctite 426. My concern is that it seems difficult to get any sort of applicator down into the space where the outside of the spider meets the metal of the basket. Since replacement is probably the route I'll take eventually anyhow, I'll probably give it a shot.
  4. Jim, I'm trying to PM you, but keep getting an info pop-up that reads "You are allowed to send 0 messages per day. Please try again later." Maybe you could try to message me?
  5. Also - I have considered a DIY re-glue with CA based on attempted fixes I've read about in other threads. It seems like a pain in the neck to get to for a clean glue up, and it is separated almost all the way around the circumference of the spider. If anyone has had success with this, please let me know.
  6. Hi everyone, I recently got a pair of La Scala Industrial separates that sound fantastic! Great deal, but they need some TLC... Heard a slight rattle coming from the doghouse on one of them, so I opened it up to investigate. Seems like the spider has come unglued from the basket on the woofer . Pictured below. There's one on eBay now for a decent price, but I thought I'd check here to see if anyone had one they would sell me. I'm also considering some of the replacement woofers recommended elsewhere on the site, but would prefer to keep it closer to original and match the mate. Thanks!
  7. Thanks all, I'll try adjusting the loudness knob. I thought I was bypassing the EQ using the "cd direct" function as per the manual, but maybe not. [The mixer serves as the pre-amp, so no reason run it thru the amp's phono input right?] Any suggestions for entry level amps to go with vintage Fortes? I'll eventually want to get one that's better suited to my particular Klipsch speakers...
  8. Greetings to all you Klipsch enthusiasts, I'm new on the block so forgive my ignorance. I'm eager to learn and not totally clueless, so I'm hoping for some useful feedback! About three years ago, I inherited a pair of Klipsch Fortes that had been languishing in a musty attic for probably over 25 years. I assume they are a matched pair, but only one retains the paper with production info on it. Needless to say they weren't in the best shape, but I hooked them up to my crappy stereo setup and was blown away by how much better they sounded than anything I'd ever had, and realized just how lucky I was to come into these. That, and a growing vinyl collection inspired me to dip my toes into the vast sea of hi-fi audio, and I have since tried to cobble together a decent-sounding setup, slowly, and with a modest budget. I only use these Fortes for music listening, and the room I have them in is approximately 15' x 24'. A Harmon Kardon 330b stereo receiver that I found at a junk store was powering my setup since before the Klipsch, but about 6 mos ago starting producing distortion and cutting out on some inputs. A friend who was moving sold me a Yamaha AX-592 integrated amp cheap and it seems to be doing the trick. Most of my listening is on two Technics SL-1200MK2 turntables (I mix at home and for friends events), or streaming digital audio. Vast array of genres here, Soul, R&B, Rock, Country, Jazz, Funk, Disco, House, Techno, New Age & Ambient, etc. I just got a nicer 2-ch mixer that's improved the overall sound I'm getting, but I think I'm still not understanding the amplification power part of the equation... Is the Yamaha AX-592 too powerful for these highly efficient speakers? It seems like at lower volume the sound I get is of a much lesser quality, but I could easily send my neighbors into fits of rage if the volume knob on my amp crept past the -30dB mark. What am I missing here? Thanks for your time and replies, I really appreciate it!
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