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  1. Price/Cost on KG-4s: KLIPSCH KG-4 $200 to $400 for usuable ones on C-List (i.e. good drivers and solid cabinet) $400 to $600 on eBay (Shipping $0 to $125.00) CRITES REBUILD KIT KG-4 CROSSOVERS: NOTE: This kit includes polyswitches. Series 1 (Sonicaps): $175 Shipping $9.00 Installation: ? DIAPHRAGMS (Crites) for Klipsch Tweeters for KG Series Titanium Diaphragms: $54.00 per pair. Shipping is $9.00 Installation: ? DISASSEMBLE, STRIP, SAND AND PAINT (All surfaces - primer, texture, paint & topcoat) 6 to 10 Hours @ $?/hr = ? SALES PRICE: $750.00 + packing / shipping (at cost) from 03862
  2. If anyone notices, one cabinet has a black space where the one original QA label left was. I carefully left it on (covered) when refinishing and then it disappeared. If anyone interested in the speakers would like that section painted over to match the rest of the back, I can do that.
  3. Agree! I love them but the Fortes are a smidgen more complete, sound wise. I enjoy updating them (and the RP-600Ms) to something of this century. My wife's an interior designer, so the ole styles are too large and too ugly. Getting the RP-600Ms into the living room was a life changer. :8)
  4. Not sure if these are better but the link above (https://www.danderby.com/p390908888) is all I have on line at the moment. Be happy to shoot more in a couple days. Maybe something really close?
  5. Thanks. Under water here so hope to update pricing over the weekend. FYI, these were replaced by Fortes. Also did a refurb on a set of RP-600Ms that someone had beaten with a chain. Wife actually let me put them in living room!
  6. Thanks for asking! Sorry for the delay, been over subscribe here! I just listed it on Audiomart for 755. Not really sure if that's low or high. :8) Dan
  7. Klipsch KG-4 Tweeters (K-74-K) upgraded with titanium diaphragms from Crits Speakers. Cross-overs upgraded with new caps and polyswitches, also from Crits. Cabinets were totally refinished with multiple coast of textured paint & then finished with matte top coat. Base platforms refinished in satin black. Interior foam replaced with new foam (old foam can be included). Fabric on speaker grills (magnetic attached) is like new. Rear passive radiators dust covers have (typical) dimples. No audio impact. They sound exquisite - driven by a good system. Can be shipped at cost (FedEx boxing and shipping). Likely take two boxes. LIkely to be expensive. Currently located at New Hampshire seacoast area (north of Boston). Set of detailed pictures at: https://www.danderby.com/p390908888 Would be happy to send link to restoration photos. Message me.
  8. Love the part about "all those you care about"...😄
  9. Interesting that you should ask, I'm just now trying to establish that. At first blush, the LS50s take more power (i.e. play louder) to open up. Played quietly, they are pretty lacking, particularly in things like detail and sound stage. On the other hand, the KG4s play really precisely and with lots of detail quietly. A real advantage for us since I'm a stay up late guy and my wife is not. OTOH, my (again early) impression is that the LS50s have a richer mid range and really complement well done smooth studio recordings. The KG4s, however, are really marvelous for live stuff. Lots of snap and slap...a real sense of being there. I"m running a Bryston 4B SST for amplification - 400 wpc into 4 ohms. Just got a new preamp that can run tubes or solid state so lots experimenting to do.
  10. Paint still drying but I'm much pleased with the exterior refinish on these. Original veneer was cracking off and kinda ugly even though it look ok in a photo. This is a pebble grain gun metal like color. Turns out that, completely by accident, the front panel color I picked almost exactly matches the drivers. Debating about leaving the grills off normally but the speakers are a bit overwhelming in my zen like listening room. Was surprised to discover that they sounded much better closer to the wall than I've typically kept my LS50s. In any case, I have a question for anyone: While I love the crispness of their sound and great presence on live performances but the lower mid-range these seems a bit thin. Can that be adjusted with mods? i.e. changes in cross over, more interior padding, weights on rear passive, anything? I have a sub (SVS SB1000) so the bottom end works fine. Thanks, Dan
  11. Put one on each side. Should be slightly longer than the height?
  12. That's really inspiring! My room's a bit smaller but those LSs would probably fit fine. What amp is that? Experimenting with flea power tubes was one of the itches that set me on this Klipsch path.
  13. Well, I've started the hot rod phase. Damn, these things come apart so logically. I can recognize most of the parts. :😎
  14. billybob Thanks for the offer. I'm on the New Hampshire coast about 45 minutes from Boston. Funny, i was going to start refinishing the KG 4s this weekend but that's not gonna happen. I've discovered they play really nice quietly. Opens up all sort of opportunities after dinner. Feel like I'm being happily sucked into a new listening dimension. Really looking forward to driving with tube pre, which should arrive any day now. Going forward my challenge is to find a way to listen to the other vintage models that have been recommended. Dan
  15. Thanks everyone! Really helpful perspectives. Would this be a good summary of the food chain starting with my KG 4s - in terms of you've suggested? KG 4 => Heresy => Quartet => Forte => Chorus => Cornwall => La Scala ???? My listening room is 13x21x7.5 but the listening position is constrained to 12' from front wall by a trivial need to hold up the floor above (i.e. load bearing beam). Walls are hand laid field stones, very irregular and ceiling is open beams with sprayed on insulation. I did some surfing last night and there seems to be support for the Quartet/Forte/Chorus area most of you recommended. They also have a form factor that appeals to me. Given that I live in New Hampshire, there's not a lot of opportunity to test drive models and I don't like to "kick tires" for the ones on sell & waste peoples' time. So for now, my plan would be: - LIve with my KG4s for my tube experiment and mess with them upgrading/restoring/hot rodding (love that kinda thing). They were cheaper than most of my interconnects. - Keep an eye out for the Quartet/Forte/Chorus types as I go. Suspect any of them will be a great next step. Making this jump would depend on how liveable the KG4s turn out to be and what kind of buy I can get. Beat up cabinets with solid drivers and cross overs would be perfect for me. I'd like to stay in the legacy area and not consider new ones . . . it's part of the charm and bragging rights. - Find some way hear La Scalas so I completely mess up my audio aspirations. Again, thanks for your insights! Dan
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