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Hello guys, i just joined this forum to let you guys know about my KLF 30 upgrades. I'm sure most of you already know about the Crites titanium tweeters, crossovers and A-55G midrange drivers for the KLF 30's, but from what i can see, nobody really has a solution for the woofers. I thought about getting the Crites woofers as well, but i wanted more than just a replacement for the K 31 E's, i wanted a better woofer overall. As many of you already know, the bass output on the KLF 30's is a bit shallow, and many people feel the need to add a sub for that extra kick. I wanted something that would eliminate the need for a sub, and there are only a handful of dedicated woofers that have a frequency range that would work well in these cabinets. After much research, i found the PERFECT upgrades, the CIARE HW321. Not only do these woofers fit PERFECTLY with no modifications, they look and sound amazing. It's as if they were perfectly tuned to work with the KLF 30 cabinets, and they are vastly superior in every way to the K 31 E. They are made in Italy, and are definitely high quality . In all honesty, i'm amazed the K 31 E sounds as good as it did, because they are really flimsy and low quality. I swapped everything out with crites crossover, titanium tweeters and the A-55G mids, and then the CIARE HW321's. Overall, everything cost me about $1400, but i feel like it was a bargain. Here's my final verdict: I can't believe how much better these speakers sound now, not only in terms of clarity, but raw power. I didn't change ANYTHING in regards to equipment, or speaker placement, and the difference is staggering. The Crites upgrades are worth every penny, as the highs and mids not only reach another octave, but there is NONE of the "harshness" that is usually associated with Klipsch horns. Some people say that Klipsch's are an acquired taste, but there is a warmer and softer tone to the highs and mids with these Crites upgrades. As for the CIARE HW321 woofers, HOLY CRAP what an improvement. NO ONE will claim they need a sub once they hear these woofers, which feel like they were designed SPECIFICALLY for these cabinets. The bass is phenominal across a wide range, and combined with the Crites pieces, these towers will out perform much more expensive reference speakers. In fact, they will EMBARRASS many audiophile picks. I got these woofers from US SPEAKER online, as parts express doesn't carry them. You will NOT find a better speaker for these cabinets. Here are some of the specs. SPECIFICATIONS Nominal Basket Diameter 12" / 304mm Impedance 8 ohms AES Power Rating 150 Watts Program Power 300 Watts Frequency Response 25Hz - 2.5kHz Sensitivity (1W/1m) 93dB SPL Air Gap Height 8.0mm Voice Coil Diameter 2.0" / 50mm
Hello all, Has anyone tried to use the RF-7 II/III woofers($145 Part#1064791)in their KLF-20's? If so, results/thoughts? Also, has anyone tried the Ciare HW 250 ($100) Perhaps with sealing up the ports? or the Ciare HW 251N? ($130) Just curious as I may be looking to upgrade the drivers in the future. p.s. I know some of you will flip out and say you have to have the exact thiele/small parameters, but please resist the urge to vomit all over this post. Thanks.