Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
Sign in to follow this  
Dreamweevr

Need Help Identifying.....

Recommended Posts

post-62157-0-14800000-1451419206_thumb.jpost-62157-0-05200000-1451419227_thumb.j

 

I recently traded a pair of Bose 151 indoor/outdoor speakers for these vintage Klipsche.  One of the speakers on the backside is busted, what should I replace it with?  They sound great even with a busted speaker but want to replace both of the backside ones.....the only legible writing on the tag is KG4 1985  Thank.....

Edited by Dreamweevr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone will have replacement suggestions.  However, you can also have the original reconed.  Freeman Tuell in Dallas is highly regarded for their work. 

 

The Kg series are classics and were designed by a person PWK was impressed enough to allow his initial "g," on the speaker. 

 

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW, welcome to the Forums, and thank God you got rid of the Bose before joining.  :P

 

That was one heckuva good trade!

 

Dave

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's the specs:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140227215613/http://www.klipsch.com/kg-4/details

Frequency Response: 38Hz-20kHz(+-)3dB

SENSITIVITY: 94dB @ 1watt/1meter

POWER HANDLING: 100 watts maximum continuous (500 watts peak)

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 6 ohms

TWEETER: K-74-K 1" (2.54cm) Phenolic dome compression driver

HIGH FREQUENCY HORN: 90(o)x40(o) Exponential Horn

WOOFER: Two K-8-K 8" (20.32cm) Poly ICG cone active / KD-12 12" (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone passive

ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: Medium density fiberboard construction (MDF)

ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass reflex via passive radiator

DIMENSIONS: 24.25" (61.6cm) x 15.75" (40cm) x 10.75" (27.3cm)

WEIGHT: 40 lbs. (18.2kg)

FINISHES: Walnut Oil, Oak Oil, Finished Black

Built From: 1985

BUILT UNTIL: 1992

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KG4 is the model number. If the damage you are talking about is the dented dust cap, it will not affect the sound.

 

The specs are awol right now but here's the info page.

http://www.klipsch.com/products/kg-4

 

Here are your specs compliments of the Australian Klipsch web site:

 

http://www.klipsch.com.au/kg-4/details

 

+++

One of the speakers on the backside is busted, what should I replace it with? They sound great even with a busted speaker but want to replace both of the backside ones....

 

I'm not sure anyone has addressed this yet, but the speaker drivers are all in the front.  The 12" round thing in the back that has a hole in it is a passive radiator.  There are no electronics or wires attached to it.

 

http://www.centerpointaudio.com/PassiveRadiators.aspx

Edited by wvu80

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I would just look into patching it. Get it airtight and you should be good to go!

Does anybody know the name of the KG series' designer? It read it somewhere once, forgot what it was.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thar 'speaker' on the back is a passive radiator, and works the same as a port or vent on other models. It is there to tune the low end response. If you don't care about looks (they are on the back), you can repair/plug the hole with a small bit of pva glue, silicone glue, rtv... If there is a tear, you can remove the passive from the cabinet and use a small bit of tissue paper/cigarette paper with glue to patch the tear.

Bruce

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thar 'speaker' on the back is a passive radiator, and works the same as a port or vent on other models. It is there to tune the low end response. If you don't care about looks (they are on the back), you can repair/plug the hole with a small bit of pva glue, silicone glue, rtv... If there is a tear, you can remove the passive from the cabinet and use a small bit of tissue paper/cigarette paper with glue to patch the tear.

Bruce

Also, if you need a little more robust backing, apply the thinnest rubber electrical tape you can find and coat the taped side of the tear and the front side of the tear with the adhesives mentioned above. If I remember correctly, the surrounds on the KG4 were natural rubber, so a bit of rubber tire cement should do nicely. You want to use as little tape as possible, applied as uniformly as possible or it may buckle in that area when it rolls. 

Edited by Old_Klipsch_Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...