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Klipsch Forte II Tweeter Question

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I replaced both diaphragms (ordered from Bob Crites) on the K-75 tweeters and they tested at 8.3 ohms. Connected green wire to + terminal and black wire to - terminal but I'm not getting sound out of either tweeter. Could the crossovers on both speakers have problems affecting the tweeters? The odds of that would seem to be low. Any ideas?

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Oh-oh!

 

Did the drivers fit back in the cabinet “nice and easy”or did you have to wiggle them against the cut-outs, kinda force them through?

 

The leads on the diaphragms are VERY delicate. 

 

I THINK Bob makes a point of stating that somewhere, but I am always in a big hurry when I get a package in the mail...

 

I just recently recieved three pairs for my Tangent 5000’s, Cornwall 2’s, and Forte ii’s.

 

I matched the impedance of each pair as closely as possible before installation and had the same issue as you in ONE tweeter.

 

One of my Forte ii’s didn’t work.

 

Sure enough, took it out and hooked up the ohm-meter and it was an open circuit.

 

I had broken the lead.

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I rechecked the tweeter wiring and it looks good. Pulled the crossovers and they don't look good. It appears the speakers were used for some time after the tweeter diaphragms bit the dust and the tweeter inductors got so hot they melted.

I'll be ordering new ones from Bob Crites. From what I've read they are great and will be a major upgrade. The bad part is they will cost more than what I paid for the speakers. 

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Dang man, that sucks. The Crites drop in crossovers cost a bit but worth it to me on these speakers, there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality, clarity improves and the bass tightens up a bit. Casual listening you may not notice as much but when you're paying attention the little details just flush out a little better. If these speakers are ones you plan on keeping I'd say its money well spent. 

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15 hours ago, jjptkd said:

If these speakers are ones you plan on keeping I'd say its money well spent. 

 

Thanks for the comments. I really have no idea what these things are supposed to sound like. I listened to them for a couple of months with dead tweeters and I thought they sounded pretty good. It will definitely be interesting to hear them with working tweeters and new crossovers!

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