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Thanks to Micromara, here's how to hook up your new K'horns for stereo or with a center channel. \

 

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Have you checked the texts yet ?

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Connecting the cables of the Klipsch AK 6  Single Wire Cable   (left as well as right speaker)

  1. Place the top cabinet of the AK 6 congruently on the bass cabinet.
  2. Now remove the side panel, underneath you will find the connection terminals.
  3. Now connect the tweeter horn with the plus and minus cable to the tweeter output terminal in phase. (Red to Red & Black to Black)
  4. Then connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal using the plus and minus (Red to Red & Black to Black) to the midrange output terminal.
  5. Now connect the enclosed cable jumpers L - to H - , then L + to H + .
  6. Now connect the speaker cable with the positive phase to H + pole.. Then connect the negative phase of the speaker cable to H - pole.
  7. Finally, now connect the speaker cable to the power section of your amplifier. Red to the + phase & black to the - phase.

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Connection of the cables for the Klipsch AK 6   Single > Bi-wire cable  ( left and right speaker )

 

  1. Place the top cabinet of the AK 6 congruently on the bass cabinet.
  2. Now remove the side panel, underneath are the connection terminals.
  3. Now connect the tweeter horn with the plus and minus cable to the tweeter output terminal in phase. (Red to Red & Black to Black)
  4. Then connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal with the plus and minus cable. (Red to Red & Black to Black) to the midrange output terminal.
  5. Do not connect or use the enclosed or already connected cable jumpers.
  6. Now connect the BI Wire + phase cable ends to the terminal at H + pole & L+pole.
  7. Now connect the BI Wire - Phase cable ends at the terminal to H + pole & H + pole.
  8. Now connect the Single Wire + Phase cable ends to the + pole of the power amplifier of your amplifier, finally connect the Single Wire - Phase to the power section of your amplifier.   

 

Connecting the cables of the Klipsch AK 6 > Bi Amping   ( left and right speaker )

 

  1. Place the top cabinet of the AK 6 congruently on the bass cabinet.
  2. Now remove the side panel, underneath are the connection terminals.
  3. Now connect the tweeter horn with the plus and minus cable to the tweeter output terminal in phase. (Red to Red & Black to Black)
  4. Then connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal with the plus and minus cable. (Red to Red & Black to Black) to the midrange output terminal.
  5. Do not connect or use the included or already connected cable jumpers.
  6. Connect the first amplifier output stage with the single wire + phase to the H + terminal and the single wire - phase to the H - terminal of the terminal.
  7. Now connect the second amplifier output stage with the single wire + phase to the L+ pole and the single wire - phase to the L- pole of the terminal.   

 

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Thinking this is a support page.

Nice schematics.

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Back to the Topic ...how to connect Klipsch LaScala AL 5

 

 

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Connecting the cables of the Klipsch La Scala AL 5  > Single Wire Cable

 

(left as well as right speaker)

 

Connect the bass driver speaker cable to the terminal located on the bottom of the top cabinet . Red to red and black to black.
Now place the top of the AL 5 congruently on the bass cabinet.
Now connect the plus and minus phases of the terminal located on the rear side of the top cabinet with the enclosed cable jumpers. L - to H - , then L + to H + .
Now connect the speaker cable to the terminal with the positive phase to L - . Then connect the negative phase of the speaker cable to L + .
Finally, now connect the speaker cable to the power amplifier of your amplifier. Red to the + phase & black to the - phase.

 

 

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Connection of the cables for the Klipsch LaScala AL 5  Single > Bi-wire cable

 

( left as well as right speaker )

 

Connect the bass driver speaker cable to the terminal located on the bottom of the top cabinet. Red to red and black to black.
Now place the top of the AL 5 congruently on the bass cabinet.
Now remove the cable jumpers attached to the terminal on the rear side from the top cabinet
Now connect the BI Wire + Phase cable ends of your speaker cable to the terminal at L + & H+.
Now connect the BI Wire - Phase cable ends of your speaker cable to L - & H - on the terminal.
Now connect the speaker cable Single Wire + Phase cable ends to the + pole of the power amplifier of your amplifier.

Finally connect now the Single Wire - Phase to the power amplifier of your amplifier.   

 

 

 

Connection of the cables for the Klipsch LaScala AL 5 > Bi Amping

 

( left and right speaker )

 

Connect the speaker cable of the bass driver to the terminal located on the bottom of the top cabinet . Red to red and black to black.
Now place the top cabinet of the AL 5 congruently on the bass cabinet.
Now remove the cable jumpers attached to the terminal on the rear side of the top cabinet
Connect the first power amplifier with the Single Wire + phase to the L + pole and the Single Wire - phase to the L - pole of the terminal.
Now connect the second power amplifier with the Single Wire + phase to the H+ pole and the Single Wire - phase to the H- pole of the terminal.  

 

 

 

 

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On 1/2/2021 at 6:06 PM, MicroMara said:

Connecting the cables of the Klipsch AK 6  Single Wire Cable   (left as well as right speaker)

I think you have done a great job of providing some simple instructions to go along with what I thought were pretty simple and straight forward diagrams. Some feedback below, for what it's worth

On 1/2/2021 at 6:06 PM, MicroMara said:
  1. Place the top cabinet of the AK 6 congruently on the bass cabinet.
  2. Now remove the side panel, underneath you will find the connection terminals.
  3. Now connect the tweeter horn with the plus and minus cable to the tweeter output terminal in phase. (Red to Red & Black to Black)
  4. Then connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal using the plus and minus (Red to Red & Black to Black) to the midrange output terminal.
  5. Now connect the enclosed cable jumpers L - to H - , then L + to H + .
  6. Now connect the speaker cable with the positive phase to H + pole.. Then connect the negative phase of the speaker cable to H - pole.
  7. Finally, now connect the speaker cable to the power section of your amplifier. Red to the + phase & black to the - phase.
  1. Place the top cabinet of the AK 6 congruently on the bass cabinet. Perfect (the word "congruently" might throw some people but I have no substitute that is any better. "Coinciding" or "corresponding" don't seem to be any better in this case.
  2. Now remove the side panel, underneath you will find the connection terminals. What's required to remove them? Wing nuts? Snaps? Do you need to explain this? 
  3. Now connect the tweeter horn with the plus and minus cable to the tweeter output terminal in phase. (Red to Red & Black to Black) Not sure the term "in phase" is the best choice for someone who needs more information than the diagrams already supplied. You could try "Now connect the tweeter horn to the tweeter output terminal, be sure to hook the wire from the red tweeter output terminal to the red terminal for the tweeter horn, and the same for the black terminals, wire from black tweeter output terminal to black tweeter horn terminal" Not sure that is much, or any better.
  4. Then connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal using the plus and minus (Red to Red & Black to Black) to the midrange output terminal. You have interjected "plus" and "minus" in this one on the midrange, which you don't have in No. 3, which could lead to confusion. I would keep them uniform, either add "the plus and minus" to No. 3, or strike it from No. 4.  "Now connect the midrange horn to the midrange output terminal, be sure to hook the wire from the red midrange output terminal to the red terminal for the midrange horn, and the same for the black terminals, black midrange output terminal to black terminal for midrange horn."
  5. Now connect the enclosed cable jumpers L - to H - , then L + to H + .  How do you know they are "enclosed." How do you know they don't come preconnected from factory? I would consider rewording it to say if the jumpers are not installed, connect them. 
  6. Now connect the speaker cable with the positive phase to H + pole.. Then connect the negative phase of the speaker cable to H - pole. I would reword this, you have "pole" and I think someone that needs "plain English" directions beyond the diagrams is going to be confused by "pole." On an AK6 the black terminal is positive isn't it? Red is negative? (They were on the ones I have seen). If so, you need to say something like, "Now you are ready to hook up your speakers to your amplifier/receiver. Be sure to keep the polarity (positive and negative the same. Positive from amp/receiver to positive "H+ terminal", negative from Amp/receiver to negative H -- speaker terminal.
  7. Finally, now connect the speaker cable to the power section of your amplifier. Red to the + phase & black to the - phase. Here is your biggest problem to solve.
  8. The AK6 uses red binding posts for negative and black binding posts for positive. As you know, there are a lot of manufacturers that instead of labeling the outputs (+) and (-) use black and red output connectors with red being positive and black being negative. How are you going to explain that they need to toss out normal color conventions, i.e., DO NOT go black from amp to black on speaker (- to +). You have to make sure they go from negative of amp (regardless of color) to Red  H - on speaker, and positive on amp. (regardless of color) to red H+ terminal on speaker. 

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17 hours ago, billybob said:

Thinking this is a support page.

Nice schematics.

They are the Klipsch schematics and diagrams, enclosed with every pair of speakers they sell.  It's the wording in the 2nd post that has been added, I guess to clarify the schematics/diagrams for some who were having difficulty.

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I have always had trouble with CS at Klipsch after 1995 but before that WOW. It was awesome then. Not sure whats the reason . On last trip to gathering it looked like they had enough office people to take care of us crazy speaker guys. VOXX better get their stuff together from the looks of it the Klipsch brand is only one producing good money for them. The stock is only 12 bucks or so. Maybe if we bought 1/4 of the stock and got someone on the board...lol. 

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4 hours ago, dwilawyer said:

They are the Klipsch schematics and diagrams, enclosed with every pair of speakers they sell.  It's the wording in the 2nd post that has been added, I guess to clarify the schematics/diagrams for some who were having difficulty.

Good...it cannot get plain and simple enough. No matter the intellect, even the versed have 

to think it through sometime.

 

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On 1/10/2021 at 5:55 AM, ricktate said:

I have always had trouble with CS at Klipsch after 1995 but before that WOW. It was awesome then. Not sure whats the reason . On last trip to gathering it looked like they had enough office people to take care of us crazy speaker guys. VOXX better get their stuff together from the looks of it the Klipsch brand is only one producing good money for them. The stock is only 12 bucks or so. Maybe if we bought 1/4 of the stock and got someone on the board...lol. 

It's now over 22 a share. They just got another like 300 million in longterm contracts for OEM vehicle audio systems. 

 

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There is a lot of momentum behind us, which should carry through into the fourth quarter, and barring any unforeseen event should continue thereafter. Third-quarter net sales were up over $90 million or approximately 83%. All segments posted year-over-year increases, with the consumer segment up 74%, the automotive segment up 105%, and the biometrics segment up 149%. Premium audio continues to be very strong for us as sales more than doubled year over year, up approximately 112%.

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