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Crites titanium diaphragms for K79 tweeters

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As some of you know, I’m very sensitive to tweeters :)  Even as an old guy who can’t hear much beyond 12k, for some reason an otherwise great speaker sounds bad to my ear if the tweeter is mediocre. 

I’m putting my Cornwalls back together from ESS experimentation and decided to try the Crites Titanium replacement diaphragms for the K79s in my CWII. Wow!

They totally transformed my tweeters and made the sound very, very good.  

My original diaphragms measured fine but the Crites are so much more detailed and smooth at the same time. Don’t hesitate if you’re sitting on the fence. 

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I've put titanium tweeters in my forte II, Chorus I, Heresy II and Academy speakers.  All have been improvements to my ears.

 

Has Klipsch ever tried titanium drivers for the tweeter and midrange of speakers like the LaScala and Klipschorn?

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I just checked the current spec sheets. Looks like the khorn and lascala use phenolic but the CWIII uses titanium mids/tweets. 

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1 hour ago, jwgorman said:

I just checked the current spec sheets. Looks like the khorn and lascala use phenolic but the CWIII uses titanium mids/tweets. 

 

The Heresy III and forte III do as well.  

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Just did the same thing in my KP250's and Cornwall 2's and the difference is staggering, IMHO

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16 minutes ago, Pete H said:

Just did the same thing in my KP250's and Cornwall 2's and the difference is staggering, IMHO

I find it amazing how much of a game-changer a tweeter improvement is. 

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What did you do with the ferrofluid in your k79k's?

Clean the slot out somehow?  If so what did you use?

Just drop in the new TI's?

Clean out and replace the ferrofluid?

Any idea of the oil used by Klipsch for the carrier of the iron particles?

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I find it amazing how much of a game-changer a tweeter improvement is. 
If you guys want a tweeter upgrade, go with the K-79 MAHL/ B&C driver. There is a thread in the Technical section here describing these.

I've had titanium tweeter diaphragms in my KLF-30's for years now and thought they were just fine until I installed these new tweeters from Dave A here on the forum.

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2 hours ago, Alexander said:

What did you do with the ferrofluid in your k79k's?

Clean the slot out somehow?  If so what did you use?

Just drop in the new TI's?

Clean out and replace the ferrofluid?

Any idea of the oil used by Klipsch for the carrier of the iron particles?

I cleaned the magnet but there wasn’t really any ferrofluid in mine.  

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