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Klipsch RP-160M cracked bottom

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My first post here, and I'm already asking for help. Hope someone can provide some helpful insight and possible solution(s).

 

Would you even bother trying to fix this or is the base of the speaker totally separate from the main body?

 

I don't mind the cosmetic problem, I'm just concerned in terms of sonic performance.

 

There's 3 photos attached, which I hope you can all see.

 

Thank you!

KlipschRP160M-1.jpeg

KlipschRP160M-2.jpeg

KlipschRP160M-3.jpeg

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Should not effect sonic performance st all from what I can see from the pictures.   Welcome to the forum.

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That base is a separate piece from the speaker. Did they arrive like that, under warranty? If not, a little wood putty, and stain could hide about 90% of that.

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Thank you both!
I will most likely pick these up tomorrow morning, second hand. Have only seen them in pictures.

Wanted to be sure it wouldn't affect sonic performance, otherwise wouldn't even go there in person to check them out.

Any other thing I should keep an eye for on this model?

The seller says they sound great and have nothing else bad about them besides that broken corner at the base.

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If you're buying them for well under $300 you're good.  If not, check eBay for pairs at $299 shipped.

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Unfortunately on this side of the Atlantic (Europe) those prices are not a reality.

 

New they are $600 and I could be getting these for $275.

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8 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

...a little wood putty, and stain could hide about 90% of that.

That was my initial thought. I'd say buy 'em and make those simple repairs. They'll look great.

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Report back on how you like them, I have a pair sitting in my closet waiting to be auditioned.

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Glue, Glue, Glue using some clamps.  Most of it will go away and with a little touch up, should look ok.  As long as no drivers are messed up since it looks like it got pushed off a stand.

Great little speakers though.

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That base is attached with 4 screws and can be removed easily.

I did that with mine before putting them on a pedestal.

 

 

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Thank you guys!

 

I bought them this morning after testing them at the seller’s house. Sounded very nice.

 

Going to connect them to a vintage Marantz 2230 from the 70s in a bit and will report back.

 

I’ll probably remove the base and have them sideways on a bookshelf in the living room.

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16 hours ago, nampramos said:

Thank you guys!

 

I bought them this morning after testing them at the seller’s house. Sounded very nice.

 

Going to connect them to a vintage Marantz 2230 from the 70s in a bit and will report back.

 

I’ll probably remove the base and have them sideways on a bookshelf in the living room.

Glad they will work out for you, cracked base (or lack of) and all.

 

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So, I got them connected to my old Marantz 2230, and even though it has seen better days, the speakers are playing flawlessly and I'm really enjoying them. 

 

Now I just need to get the 2230 fully restored to its former glory. Since I last moved it (it has been cabin luggage twice in the last 2 years) the FM stopped working and it definitely shows some signs of being tired and a slight hiss on all channels when no music is being played. 

 

The speakers themselves look great in the living room and provide all the sound I might ever need. Even connected to the 30W per channel of the 2230 they just scream and I cannot see myself ever going past half on the volume knob. Pretty sure the 2230 isn't outputting 30W any longer either, after almost 50 years.

 

Thank you all for the help and replies. The base actually looks better in real life than on the photos I showed here.

 

If I were to get a modern amp to use while the 2230 gets restored, would the Onkyo A-9110 be a good option? Seems to rank high as an affordable amp.

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I’m guessing Onkyo is a forbidden work on these forums? :D

 

What amp would you recommend to replace my old Marantz 2230? I’m a fan of buying second hand, whenever possible.

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On ‎12‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 6:33 AM, nampramos said:

If I were to get a modern amp to use while the 2230 gets restored, would the Onkyo A-9110 be a good option?

 

That could be a good sounding amp for your system, but it does not have any digital inputs, so consider all your options.

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Thanks!

 

There’s also the previous version 9010 that has them. There’s several reports regarding a problem with the volume knob though.

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