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I’m building new tops for my 1978 decorator Klipschorns. I’ve been reading old threads here about replacing grill cloth. 

 

Will Wendell Fabrics and or Duracrest Fabrics still sell just enough fabric to me to do my Klipschorns in black? I’m guessing 2 to 3 yards. 

 

How’s Bob Crites’s grill cloth?

 

Any members have some for sell?

 

Any other suggestions where to buy from?

 

I’d really like to have some grill cloth that looks like the black cloth that Klipsch put on their Heritage speakers, but thinner more acoustically transparent! The cloth Klipsch used was somewhat thick.

 

I’d like to use the typical modern thin smooth stretchable nylon black cloth, but it wouldn’t look right.

 

Best glue to adhere grill cloth?

 

I’m soon buying Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers and CT120 tweeters to put in them. I’m using Bob’s A/AA with oil can caps now that I bought fourteen years ago. I keep them as an AA.

 

How big of an improvement is Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers over an AA 6000hz? 

 

I read here many feel his CT120 tweeters are big improvements. Comments?

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just PM RandyH 000 he has all the answers for all your questions

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Could just be timing. You posted this Thursday and I'm seeing it for the first time just now. I don't have answers to your questions, but I'd say untwist your panties and hopefully the right people with helpful information will chime in over time.

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I have a left over 14 x 36 piece of new dura crest from Bob C.  If you want it $20 shipped.  send me a pm.

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

I’m building new tops for my 1978 decorator Klipschorns. I’ve been reading old threads here about replacing grill cloth. 

 

Will Wendell Fabrics and or Duracrest Fabrics still sell just enough fabric to me to do my Klipschorns in black? I’m guessing 2 to 3 yards. 

 

How’s Bob Crites’s grill cloth?

 

Any members have some for sell?

 

Any other suggestions where to buy from?

 

I’d really like to have some grill cloth that looks like the black cloth that Klipsch put on their Heritage speakers, but thinner more acoustically transparent! The cloth Klipsch used was somewhat thick.

 

I’d like to use the typical modern thin smooth stretchable nylon black cloth, but it wouldn’t look right.

 

Best glue to adhere grill cloth?

 

I’m soon buying Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers and CT120 tweeters to put in them. I’m using Bob’s A/AA with oil can caps now that I bought fourteen years ago. I keep them as an AA.

 

How big of an improvement is Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers over an AA 6000hz? 

 

I read here many feel his CT120 tweeters are big improvements. Comments?

PM SKELT   ---------IF YOU DONT BUY IT -  i WILL

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

I’m building new tops for my 1978 decorator Klipschorns. I’ve been reading old threads here about replacing grill cloth. 

 

Will Wendell Fabrics and or Duracrest Fabrics still sell just enough fabric to me to do my Klipschorns in black? I’m guessing 2 to 3 yards. 

 

pm skelt he has you covered

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How’s Bob Crites’s grill cloth?

On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

 

 

How’s Bob Crites’s grill cloth?

 

 

same as Wendell or Duracrest -  same product - same manufacturer

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It's not big enough for heresys,

a lascala grill is about it.

 

Its what was left ovet after a pair of cornwalls and a single forte.

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

IAny other suggestions where to buy from?

 

I’d really like to have some grill cloth that looks like the black cloth that Klipsch put on their Heritage speakers, but thinner more acoustically transparent! The cloth Klipsch used was somewhat thick.

 

I

 

 

well , whether Wendell or Duracrest ,  these 2 vendors have a  lot of  choices , Bob Crites keeps only the hottest sellers   Cane is the nicest --or Lambswool -but on Khorn stick with the original  black duracrest or the Cane material ---and both are thick ,and need to be stretched , then heat glued and  stapled -

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32 minutes ago, Budman said:

just PM RandyH 000 he has all the answers for all your questions

 

Thank you. I will.

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

 

Best glue to adhere grill cloth?

 

 

hot gun glue ,  and a lot of staples work best  -  even a hot soldering  iron to melt the ends of the nylon fabric

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

 

 

 

 

I’m soon buying Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers and CT120 tweeters to put in them. I’m using Bob’s A/AA with oil can caps now that I bought fourteen years ago. I keep them as an AA.

 

How big of an improvement is Bob Crites’s A/4500 crossovers over an AA 6000hz? 

 

 

the AA is the best -----

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:16 AM, soundbound said:

 

I read here many feel his CT120 tweeters are big improvements. Comments?

Dave A-------MAHL tweeter and horn   uses the same tweeter  which is shown with the best reviews by most on this forum   , it is the best available as we speak , it is machined  -----Bob Crites uses the B & C DE120   , but Dave A   has both the B & C DE120   and  the B & C DE 10 -

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25 minutes ago, Skelt said:

I have a left over 14 x 36 piece of new dura crest from Bob C.  If you want it $20 shipped.  send me a pm.

 

Thank you!, but I need enough to do a pair of Klipschorns, enough for the six grills.

 

RandyH 000 replied he’ll buy it.

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2 minutes ago, RandyH 000 said:

Dave A-------MAHL tweeter and horn   uses the same tweeter , but is the best available  as we speak , it is machined

 

 Thank you for your helpful replies! 

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Yes it takes 2 yards cut 36 x 144 to do khorns.  

 

A 36 x 72 did cornies and a forte.

I'll just hang on to it. 

I thought you wanted a swath to check out. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Skelt said:

Yes it takes 2 yards cut 36 x 144 to do khorns.  

 

A 36 x 72 did cornies and a forte.

I'll just hang on to it. 

I thought you wanted a swath to check out. 

 

 

Thank you. I appreciate your reply and kind offer though.

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11 minutes ago, soundbound said:

 

Thank you!, but I need enough to do a pair of Klipschorns, enough for the six grills.

 

 

it's always good to have extras ---order a  yard more than you need -

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1 minute ago, RandyH 000 said:

it's always good to have extras ---order a  yard more than you need -

 

That’s a good idea. Thank you.

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