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KSF 8.5 help

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New Klipsch owner and new to forum. I recently purchased a used 5.1 promedia thx setup for cheap money. Hooked it up and was totally blown away with the clean crisp exciting sound output. I looked some more for Klipsch and purchased a pair of KSF8.5 two way towers for my mains for music and HT. I am dissapointed that the magic is not there with the KSF8.5's as it is with the tiny 5.1's? I think that maybe the crossovers have let the magic out of these? No treble hardly, is, symbols, snares, etc. Just lifeless. So I came to the forum through the need to rejuvenate my love for Klipsch. I did not find a schematic for the KSF8.5 on the list here? Is it possible to get the schematic and helpful suggestions on how to upgrade? Thanks

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23 minutes ago, Sailormanbigd said:

Wow 15 views and no replies! Not much help is it?

It is entirely possible that for those folks that frequent the forum these days, do not have that specific model, have not experienced your issues or just simply don't have any helpful suggestions.  Have you done a google search to see if anyone else (other than here), has had the same issues, etc?  Have you called Klipsch customer support?

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Possibly a bad tweeter or two? Is there any sound at all coming from the tweeters when you put your ear right up to them?

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Sailormanbigd, what happened with your 8.5s? I know it's a little down the track now... Did you manage to resolve the high freq. issue however? I'm suffering from the same (I think)8.5 issue but am going to look at having the crossovers recapped. What did you end up doing?

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On 2/11/2017 at 5:17 AM, Sailormanbigd said:

New Klipsch owner and new to forum. I recently purchased a used 5.1 promedia thx setup for cheap money. Hooked it up and was totally blown away with the clean crisp exciting sound output. I looked some more for Klipsch and purchased a pair of KSF8.5 two way towers for my mains for music and HT. I am dissapointed that the magic is not there with the KSF8.5's as it is with the tiny 5.1's? I think that maybe the crossovers have let the magic out of these? No treble hardly, is, symbols, snares, etc. Just lifeless. So I came to the forum through the need to rejuvenate my love for Klipsch. I did not find a schematic for the KSF8.5 on the list here? Is it possible to get the schematic and helpful suggestions on how to upgrade? Thanks

 

I was thinking about parting out a set of 8.5's.  If you want known good drivers, I would sell all of them as a package on the cheap side.

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