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  1. Hello I'm new to this group and was wondering if anyone could help me...My cat decided that my passive radiator was perfect for stretching his claws in...would love to find an actual Klipsch pair butany help would be appreciated...thank you in advance
  2. Hi All I'm a newbie here and no expert at all. I have the opportunity to purchase a beautiful mint pair of KG4's with no mods done for $200. I have a Luxman 115 amplifier. Is this a good setup and are the speakers as good as I've heard. Any help appreciated. Thank you!!
  3. Klipsch people, I have a set of KG4s that I purchased. I want to get an amp for them. Just sold my TX-8050. Right now I'm using a Klipsch Powergate. Feel free to comment. Take me to the cleaners. I'm doing the best I can. On a budget, if you know what I mean. I was thinking about the Onkyo a-9110. A guy on a website that it wouldn't be able to drive the KG4s well. Is this true? So I went back to looking at Yamahas. I want to try to keep it under $330. Right now, I've got a guy who will sell me a slightly used a-s501 for $330. Got to drive an hour to get it. An option, but there are important members of my family who think that is a waste of my time. Then there's some a-s500s laying around on internet sites for even less. I'm not sure I need the DACs in the a-s501. Then there's the receiver r-n50x and r-s50x. And then, finally, there's always an a-s301. Any recommendations here? I feel a bit bewildered. I know some of you are going to tell me to test them, but I live in the middle of nowhere, and not a lot of time. I want things to sound good. I don't need to overpower my middle-sized living room. Help me. Please.
  4. Moving - need to part ways with years of speakers, etc. Pick up only - West Point, Mississippi. 1. 1963 Khorns, third owner, exceptional shape for age, SN's 1C999, 2C000, stunning presentation and sound with original parts, bamboo - Asking $1,500 for pair 2. Heresy III's, Cherry, one owner, bought in 90's. Risers. Mint., Asking $1,300.00 for pair. 3. KG4 - One owner, pair bought inn 80's, excellent condition. Risers. Asking $300.for pair 4. Adona 3 tier stand. See picture. Granite. Bought new 5 years ago. Asking 400.00 5. RF 3 II - One owner, bought in mid 90's, excellent condition. Asking $500.00 6. Sub - RSW 12; one owner bought in mid 90's. Excellent condition. Asking 250.00 All were powered with Macintosh components. I will be listing these shortly. I do have a third party that has agreed to ship these, if necessary. Other items : Rebuilt Pioneer PL-71 turntable. Asking 200.00 I have pictures, but am having trouble attaching. Would appreciate any advice as to how to insert pictures, or send me a message and I'll send. Thanks, Jim
  5. In my own research I found this unnoticed tidbit of information, and would like to add to the reference base with some documentation for evidence, and an example for proof. I own a pair of Klipsch Quartet with brown speaker grills. I thought they were rare in that they were special order only, but I had no idea how rare. I have only found one other instance of the brown cloth on the forums in a pair of Forte. If you have a brown speaker grill from a pair of Chorus I,II, or Forte I,II, or Quartet please post a photo for the archives. As you can see in the photo I provided below the grills are not like the black Forte II grill I placed for reference. I would say the color is not actually brown, but more of a dusty gray with drab olive green tint. The fabric thread is courser, thicker, and not poly/nylon. Possible a wool blend. I will try to contact Duracrest for the actual thread and weave used. And for the documentation I provide to you links to 3 dealer price lists showing the option being available for KG1, KG3 ,KG4, QUARTET, FORTE II, CHORUS I, CHORUS II http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_891001_635164927565692000.pdf http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_901000_635164927604848000.pdf http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_940801_635164927620604000.pdf It states: Speaker which feature grille cloth as standard equipment will be shipped with black grill cloth unless another color is ordered. Grill cloth for Quartet, Forte II, Chorus II are: black(19) and brown(20). Academy available in black grill. KLIPSCH HERITAGE SERIES HISTORICAL REFERENCE DATA Edit to: section 8. GRILLS TYPES & CLOTH CODES (Part-2) edit as follows Add to the list: #20 = Duracrest #20, brown, weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.) So the results would give the following VIII. KLIPSCH GRILLS & CLOTH CODES: #03 = Cane #13 = Heritage brown #15 = White/black coarse weave #17 = Duracrest, black, poly-olefin, stranded, coarse weave (Heritage only) #18 = Duracrest, brown, poly-olefin, stranded, coarse weave (Heritage only) #19 = Duracrest #19, black, poly/ nylon, flat weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.) #20 = Duracrest #20, brown, weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.)
  6. Hi there! First post here. Just picked up a beautiful pair of KG4s, brought them home... and what would you know my receiver is acting up. I was fiddling with it to try and figure out what was wrong, heard a loud pop, and when I later tested the speakers with a friend's functional Yamaha receiver one of the drivers had no sound coming out. So I'm desperately looking for a K8K Replacement! I have seen threads where people suggest clones, but haven't heard back about any experiences and would really rather keep them OEM. Does anyone have any K8Ks lying around or know where to get some? Worst case scenario, anyone have experiences with whether the 'clones' are up to par? Really want to get these amazing speakers back to working condition. Thanks!
  7. Hi, New to the forum, but used it many, many times and appreciated all the reviews/opinions. Got my first Klipsch in the 80's ... Cornwall I's. Still have them and will never "part" with them Cornwall's are hooked up to a Marantz 2252B, coupled with a A/V system with KG3.2's, Kg1.5's, KG5.2's (rear) and a KV2 center. Seperate room has a Marantz 1060 ( and tube amp Pilot 230) hooked up to KG4.'s. So; picked up a set of really nice (stock) Forte I's for this room. Thought they would "blow away" the KG4's ... but NO. The Forte's sound good, but not any better than the KG4's. Bass is a little deeper, but mid-range seems better on the KG4's ... OK; I admit the KG4's have Crites Titanium diaphragms . Would appreciate any advice/comments. Many thanks, Emile
  8. https://newlondon.craigslist.org/ele/6319247163.html Klipsch Kg4 Speakers (Black) and Denon Components $275 (SOLD) Will meet or deliver in Eastern/Central CT or Western RI
  9. Hi All, Life happens and my employment status has changed thus I am forced to sell my speakers. I am using this with 14 watts push pull tube amp with very satisfying results. The item is for local sale (but shipping can be discussed) and is located at Lombard, IL 60148. Upload to this site is up to 2mb only hence for more photo please refer to my CL listing here: https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ele/d/klipsch-kg4-walnut/6304470944.html Selling $300 obo. Below are the specs:REQUENCY RESPONSE: 38Hz-20kHz(+-)3dBSENSITIVITY: 94dB @ 1watt/1meterPOWER HANDLING: 100 watts maximum continuous (500 watts peak)NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 6 ohmsTWEETER: K-74-K 1″ (2.54cm) Phenolic dome compression driverHIGH FREQUENCY HORN: 90(o)x40(o) Exponential HornWOOFER: Two K-8-K 8″ (20.32cm) Poly ICG cone active / KD-12 12″ (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone passiveENCLOSURE MATERIAL: Medium density fiberboard construction (MDF)ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass reflex via passive radiatorDIMENSIONS: 24.25″ (61.6cm) x 15.75″ (40cm) x 10.75″ (27.3cm)WEIGHT: 40 lbs. (18.2kg)FINISHES: Walnut Oil
  10. Up for sale are a nice pair of KG4's in walnut. All original - work, look and sound great! $225, located in SE WI. https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/6157158605.html
  11. Hello. I am in need of (2) Passive Subwoofers for a pair of KG4. Anyone have them besides Ebay? Thanks!
  12. Hello, I have an old ~1990 pair of KG4's that are just not sounding very good (after many years of great sounds). When I switch from left to right channel, I can definitely notice that one of them is not producing all of the tones. I am wondering (1) how do I go about testing the speaker's different components? (2) if various things need to be replaced, should I do this myself, find a speaker store, or suck it up and buy new speakers? I don't know much about speakers (in case you can't tell), so I'm looking for some advice that will help me proceed. I also searched around this site and see that the speakers seem to hold their value. I've gone through a bunch of "how do I test my speakers" links online, but thought that folks here might have some good ideas. Thanks!
  13. 2 Klipsch KG4's with sequential serial numbers and built in risers in good condition for sale in the So. Florida area. The pictures tell the story. $300 local/pickup Deerfield Beach. Cash only. (954) 993-2662
  14. No affiliation... Very nice looking pair of KG4's in oiled oak with the original boxes. Listed at $450 which is high, but maybe worth it to someone. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/5915020093.html
  15. Hello, This is my first post over here. I am building a vintage analog system. I picked up a pair of KG4's and I am going to pair with a McIntosh MA230 integrated Amp. What is everyone's favorite speaker wire for KG4's? Thanks, Joe
  16. For sale a pair of KG4 crossovers. They are out of a pair that I used to own. The capacitors have been updated. The 3uf and 8uf with Solen FastCaps and the 33uf with a bipolar electrolytic, I think it is Bendix but not certain. The mounting cups are NOT included, just what you see in the pix. $40 (PayPal) shipped in the lower 48. Thanks
  17. I'm replacing the diaphragms in my tweeters and noticed the wiring looked reversed on one of them. On one, I have a white wire and one with a red stripe. The other speaker, white and one with a black stripe. Is the striped wire positive or neg? One of them had to have been wrong. And help on this one? Thanks!!!
  18. Hi there, I have a pair of first generation KG4's that have the Crites titanium drivers as well as his crossover networks. These speakers have always sounded fabulous with my old, integrated transistor amp. The top end was always smooth and silky, yet very revealing without any harshness. I recently purchased a high end tube amp and now my favorite speakers hurt my ears! There is an upper-midrange glare that has appeared that makes these speakers very unlistenable and no longer balanced. Using a spectrum analyzer, the offending frequency is in the 2k - 3.8k range. The caps in the crossover network are 3uF and 8uF. I read online here that the crossover frequency for the KG4's is 1800Hz. I think if I changed the crossover frequency to a higher value, that would reduce or eliminate the glare by sending more highs to the the double 8" drivers, correct? Sorry, I don't know enough about electronics to experiment with changing these values without some guidance. Would any of you know what values I should try to change the crossover frequency? Or, is there another approach to remedying this upper midrange glare? Thanks in advance for any help you can lend. Cheers!
  19. I own a set of 2 ksp 400 tower speakers (1990's vintage) and 2 kg4 floor speakers (1970's vintage). I also have the ksp 6 that goes with the ksp 400s. I was planning to use all 5 of these speakers for 5.1 surround for purpose of movies, but really it's too complicated for me and too much for my small living room. So, I'm going to downsize and get rid either of the ksp 400s and ksp 6, OR the kg 4s. The brother-in-law who got me this equipment has died and can't advise, so I'm trying this klipsch community forum. I would love some good advice. I'm finding more support for the kg4s than the ksp 400s by using google on the internet, but the ksp 400's are newer and were, I believe, more expensive. The ksp 400s also have hardly been used (I don't know if use is a factor for speakers). One of the ksp 400's has a buzz when things are plugged in and turned on. A friend said it had to do with my electrical system, but I suspect it has to do with the speaker, since ksp 400s are infamous for a buzz, it seems. DB
  20. Hey guys, I'm new here! Long time lurker and I could really use some help from the guru's I've been using my old Kenwood km-209 power amp paired with the kc-209 amp controller to drive my vintage KG4's. The kenwood is rated at 150w although the specifications say 155+155 for both channels and says 'Music Power' Is 310w. Here's the specs: http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/kenwood/km-209.shtml I ran the volume at about 50% for about 30-35 minutes until I came downstairs to lower the volume for about 30-60 seconds and then powered the system off. When I turned the system off, I heard a pop go through the speakers. It wasn't blaringly loud, but it was loud, and concerned me. I noticed the amp was pretty warm at that time, too. After letting it cool off for about ten minutes I turned the system back on and heard a strange garbled sound coming from the speakers. When I played music through them, the tweeters weren't putting out any sound. I plugged in my EPI's to test, and their tweeters worked, so, I'm pretty sure something happened to my KG4's. Now, I'm a little concerned.. Can't these KG4's handle some juice? I was very skeptical that I might have damaged them with this system. I am also an idiot when it comes to audio equipment so please forgive me, I'm learning. Does anyone find it peculiar that both tweeters would blow exactly at the same time, AFTER I turn the system back on at a low volume? So weird to me. Thank you for your help! Sean
  21. Hi Al! I am in search for a replacement driver for my KG4. The driver model I am seeking is a K-8-K. Does anyone have one to sell? Thanks in Advance, Mr. Music Fan
  22. I have a pair of 1984 first gen KG4's (even though they are listed as starting production in 1985, the labels on the back say 1984). I never liked these speakers! They sounded very harsh and edgy, yet yielded a very good sound stage, but they just fatigued my ears. Five years ago I read on one of the Klipsch forums about Bob Crites having designed and contracted a fabricator to make a titanium replacement for the phenolic horn drivers showing scope readings of a virtually, very flat response on supposedly sounding much smoother and liquid. For about $50 I ordered the pair and swapped them in and everything that people were saying was true. Very smooth, open, and airy, but without the jagged harshness. It was like listening to a completely different speaker -- one I fell in love with and became my main speakers. A couple of weeks ago, I read about the capacitors loosing their life around the 20 year mark and it hit me that the caps in my 1984 KG4's are now 31 years old. When back to Bob Crites' website and for $100 I could send him the original networks for a cap replacement, or for $200 I could receive new networks with all upgraded materials including new chokes, etc. -- I opted for the latter. I ended up removing all of the old “stacked-up” networks of this first gen that had everything glued up in a pile on the back of the input panel – turns out that the choke and transformer? (coiled bobbin) just popped off the plastic input back panel by prying a flat head underneath them and giving a little twist, removed the 3 screws, popped off the one cap that was glued, and cut the wires to the terminals. Then new network board fits on the wood floor of the bottom of the cabinet attached with velcro. After I finished wiring the first cab, I decided to do an A/B comparison between your network and the original 31 year old network. I conducted a very good test condition by putting on a mono LP, The Kingston Trio, and threw the balance knob Left/Right to compare them back and forth… let me tell you something, it was a dramatic difference! The old network sounded like the banjo was being played underneath a quilt. So, even though the speaker cab with the new network sounded brighter, and more open and airy, I would say it wasn’t adding anything, but simply allowing what was naturally in the recording to come through, whereas, the 31 year old network was not allowing all the highs to pass through to the horn. When I listened to the speaker cab that still had the original network, it was a kin to turning the treble control about 3/4’s the way down. As far as the bass, I’m not sure if it’s in my head or not, but it sounded a little tighter – just as strong as before, but with a little less resonance. Once again, Bob Crites has amazed me with his quality designs and engineering. I now have the ultimate KG4’s with Crites’ titanium horn drivers and upgraded, new networks! BTW, they are works of art just to look at (see before and after pics). And because the new networks are mounted on new cedar boards, they smell good too! I’ll never have to worry about moths in my speaker cabs I'm sure all of you know about Bob's Klipsch upgrades and maintenance services, but just in case you don't: www.critesspeakers.com Original 1984 network: New Bob Crites network:
  23. FIrst of all I am new to hi-fi. I am looking at a set of KG4 for $200 on craigslist to hook up to my Fisher 400 amp. Anyone have any experience with this combo? Will the ~25ish WPC of this amp be enough for these speakers? Also, I am new to owning speakers of this age 25+ years old. What should I plan to have to repair / replace? I am already gearing up to do my first cap upgrades. thanks!
  24. Klipsch KG4 pair for sale (located outside of Boston) Walnut cabinets, great shape- no scratches, chips or corner peeling Still sound awesome Original owner, speakers have consecutive serial numbers
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