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Klipsch RF-83 8" replacement driver

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After exhausting all resources on the internet, it seems like the 8" drivers for RF-83 are impossible to source. My entire system is based on the reference IV and RF-83's are anchors for the system with RT-12D, RC-64, RS-62, RB-61's..

 

Is there anyone on the forum here who could help me source these.. i am pretty desperate..

 

Klipsch RF-83, 8" Woofer, Model: K-1206-N, Klipsch Part #: 1000266

 

Thank!

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1 hour ago, wildlaurel said:

After exhausting all resources on the internet, it seems like the 8" drivers for RF-83 are impossible to source.

You are not kidding.  I searched and searched and searched.  Maybe see if you could retro an RF-82 or RF-35 woofer?

 

Bill

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Posted (edited)

- RF-82 IV 8" driver is obsolete (+ it was a different driver construction & 8 ohm)

 

- RF-82 II is a different driver construction & is is 8 ohm

 

- RF-83's are unique, they have  3 x 8" (16 ohm) drivers paralleled to equivalent 4 ohm

 

worst case: use RF-82 II, 8 ohm driver with 4 ohm series resistors. not only would it look odd as it is conical diaphragm, it will also have a different sound signature due to different frequency response and sensitivity.

 

guys, any pointers?

Edited by wildlaurel

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2020 at 3:46 PM, wildlaurel said:

After exhausting all resources on the internet, it seems like the 8" drivers for RF-83 are impossible to source.

 

Is there anyone on the forum here who could help me source these.. i am pretty desperate..

 

Are you trying to replace a woofer with a damaged cone or voice-coil or both? A good speaker repair guy might be able to fix your woofer depending on the problem.

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