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Want to buy: Forte 2 crossovers- Crites, ALK (CANCELLED)

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Looking for a used pair of Crites or ALK crossovers for Klipsch Forte 2s.  Thanks.. no longer looking.. going with a new pair.

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why not just buy new caps & replace them yourself? or find a local place/person that can solder to do it?  can be done with decent entry level caps that are far better than the cheap stock ones for about $20/pair.

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the coils rarely if ever go bad unless physical damage or severe abuse from over powering etc.  ive owned quite a few pairs of forte & forte2, chorus2 & many other vintage klipsch models & never had or heard of the other components going bad... its always the caps. 

 

if you can solder, its well worth $20 or less to buy the caps & swap them out.  & if only one x-over/speaker has a problem you can swap the x-overs to see if that fixes the issue.  could also be a bad mid/tweet diaphram causing the sound issue. 

 

best of luck finding what you want but if you're ok with 1 stock x-over, then a small investment & short time to swap caps is a very logical aproach to start with.  also the caps im suggesting are physically the same size & will fit on the boards with no problems.    

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strange.. so the tweet is blowing right away with just low volume?  not sure what that could be related to the x-over will let other x-over gurus chime in on that one, they should be able to provide measurements with a meter to verify if teh x-over is bad. 

 

but you could still try swapping the x-over from the good speaker to see what happens, or save the chance of blowing another tweet & hope you can locate another single stock x-over or other used upgraded ones. 

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Hi Hatrack1971, a shorted capacitor in the tweeter circuit will likely be the cause of the dead tweeters.  Capacitors used in tweeter circuits are mostly used to keep low frequency energy from getting to the tweeter.

 

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I am still looking for ALK or Crites crossovers. Want something better than the stock crossovers so I appreciate all the advice but I have my mind set.

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Bumping.. still on the hunt for Crites or ALK crossover for Forte 2. Maybe someone plnned an upgrade that didn't materialize? I should be so lucky..

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Buy new directly from Crites or have him rebuild the OEM crossovers for you. Problem solved. Whatever you settle with, replace the crossovers in both speakers.

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Still looking for a used pair of Crites or ALK to save a few bucks.

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