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35 minutes ago, Randyh said:

550$   - the guy is nuts -

 

To think I gave my AA's away.....for free.

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Klipsch1....  one step at a time....  they'll get you there.

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The speakers are consecutive numbers . I bought them without testing because the lady said her husband had them since new and he passed away recently and that’s why she was selling . They are in very good condition except for this issue that I’m having . Plus she didn’t have them hooked up to any amp when I was there. 

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I don’t think I should send them back . They are very nice . Maybe the husband had issue with the cap on one of the crossovers so he changed the cap on one but not on the other 

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As long as you are fine with them cosmetically, everything else is just a matter of getting it wired right.

 

These guys will get you working in no time.

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You know you have a split network, right? The low pass (low frequency) parts are inside the bass bin, on the other side of the door. 

 

Hook everything up normally, and troubleshoot one speaker at a time. 

 

You got a balance knob on that fancy Mac?

 

When you get everything hooked up, turn the balance knob to the left. We’ll do that speaker first. 

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The amp is left and right channel. The problem with the left speaker is the fuse holder keeps coming out as soon as I tighten it , so I can only tighten it half way and then all the drivers work on that speaker. But on the right side I can’t get any sound at all, but if I connect the speaker cable from the amp direct to the upper section then the tweeter and mid work. 

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Is the fuse holder cracked? Why won’t it stay tight?

 

On the other speaker, do you get anything if you wiggle the banana plugs for the wiring going to the top section of the network?

 

 

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Isn't it strange that the two XO's are laid out differently... one appears to have been modified.

 

Not that that is the issue

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Yeah, it is weird. I don’t know what the deal is there. I love the soldering, which looks like it was done with a propane torch. 

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39 minutes ago, Deang said:

Yeah, it is weird. I don’t know what the deal is there. I love the soldering, which looks like it was done with a propane torch. 

Dean  the left speaker is working fine - he has  a bad fuse holder on the top section , you can see by the pictures that the fuse holder cap is not turned all the way -

 

-for the right speaker ,he states that he has sound  for the HF , but no sound from the LF

 

- that is either a bad woofer , no fuse or a defective fuse or a bad fuse holder , or a disconnected wire in the LF XO

 

he should 1)   take a DCR reading from the woofer with an ohmmeter - -   2)  verify if the fuse is good , with an ohmmeter 3)  if the woofer and the fuse are ok , we have a bad fuse holder or a problem with the wiring of the XO - again , he should post more pictures

 

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Uh, yeah. I know all that. The idea is to take him through a step at a time. You’re certainly welcome to take over. 

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Just now, Deang said:

Uh, yeah. I know all that. The idea is to take him through a step at a time. You’re certainly welcome to take over. 

I dont think he understands that the terminal cup   has 2 fuses holders  , for the HF-LF , at least now he knows the LF XO is in the bass bin, let's see if he find it

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I’m sure he can see that there are two fuse holders. I mean, they’re right on top of each other. 

 

I doubt that the woofer is blown.  

 

The AK-3 is a good design, poorly implemented. They are nortorious for having bad solder joints. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, klipsch1 said:

The amp is left and right channel. The problem with the left speaker is the fuse holder keeps coming out as soon as I tighten it , so I can only tighten it half way and then all the drivers work on that speaker. But on the right side I can’t get any sound at all, but if I connect the speaker cable from the amp direct to the upper section then the tweeter and mid work. 

welcome to the forum ,

1) TAKE AN OHMMETER - and check that you have a good fuse in the LF fuseholder on the right speaker- if the fuse is ok , then , open the bass bin door , you have a second crossover that connects directly to the woofer - with your ohmmete check that the woofer is showing a DCR reading -

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3 minutes ago, Deang said:

I’m sure he can see that there are two fuse holders. I mean, they’re right on top of each other. 

 

I doubt that that the woofer is blown.  

 

The AK-3 is a good design, poorly implemented. They are nortorious for having bad solder joints. 

 

 

- tx Dean  100% percent right -, all he's got to do is open the bass bin door and give us readings from an ohmmeter

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ok I  will take a ohm meter and check reading. thanks for everyones patience . I will post the results soon. 

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2 minutes ago, klipsch1 said:

ok I  will take a ohm meter and check reading. thanks for everyones patience . I will post the results soon. 

 since you have a working speaker , take that reading first and then check the other speaker for the same connections -

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