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KV4, damaged! Need help! Possibly WTB: 90°x60° Tractrix Horn (From KV4|maybe Epic CF1|2??)

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Hoping you guys can help out on an issue here...

So, upon receiving my much-anticipated KV4 from UPS, I found they damaged it. The horn is cracked and the diaphragm/ tweeter is cracked off the horn and loose in the cabinet. I've already started a claim but I'm already preparing for a garbage outcome. 

From the research I did, these Tractrix horns are in quite a few speakers, but vary in detail and size. The KV4 has an opening with a mesh grille proud of the tweeter as found in the CF line. KLF 10 and 20 have a type of directional "reticle" if you will, built in. KLF 30 a clear hole with no mesh, but I'm thinking the KLF 30's is too big. So I'm thinking for a direct replacement it'd have to be from possibly a CF1 or CF2, or obviously from another KV4. Or... this same size horn with an open hole and re-using the mesh?

 

Any help or leads is much appreciated...

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Ok I will keep a eye out for a 90X60 Tractix Horn for you, Any other members out there, Lets help this guy out. 

 

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Sorry about that. Maybe some measurements will help find one.

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3 hours ago, billybob said:

Sorry about that. Maybe some measurements will help find one.

Yes of course. Thanks for that. Perturbed over here... ha

 

10” L x “6 3/4” W

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4 minutes ago, Micklipsch said:

Yes of course. Thanks for that. Perturbed over here... ha

 

10” L x “7 3/4” W

Cannot remember now what we found the other week. One inch or 2 inch tweeter.

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New from Klipsch, shipped by UPS and they arrived damaged?  File that claim w/UPS?  They should be all over that.

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1 hour ago, billybob said:

Cannot remember now what we found the other week. One inch or 2 inch tweeter.

2in. The driver’s positive post is damaged but confirmed functional. I believe a dollop of solder reconnecting the post and spade simultaneously would do the trick. 
 

Further inspection revealed XO damage from the heavy driver flying around inside. The little wire I’m sure was connected to that black module. And some of the sheathing was smashed open on several of the wires. This could maybe be fixed by Crites perhaps. There also is a CF2 XO for sale that is a direct replacement. Correct me if I’m wrong as maybe the tuning was different? They both look identical and the KV4 XO actually says Epic CF2 on it. 
 

Then there’s the actual horn—destroyed. This would have to be outright replaced as it’s beyond repair. 
 

Let’s not forget the aesthetic slap to the face of the enclosure itself. 

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Good for the driver then and would be nice to have the XO 

in working order. Electric tape 

for the cuts examine for damage.

Solder connect s. Sounds like cf speaker would exchange/ XO

Scratch touch-up.

Can always come back later inside if wanted.

Is there any more external damage than the one pic?

Black can be good in low light.

Bummer 

Yes 2 inches, and horn needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Probably nothing much. That can be fixed. Just what you can use to make a good connection. Good

aound the house fix it stuff. 

Y'all be warm... 

 

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Yeah ultimately if I can source this horn and if it’s indeed the same size as the CF2, I might be in luck. In the end the only thing that would remain to remind of the travesty is that crack on the top of the bezel. I found the little chip off the corner and can glue it back on to look pretty seamless. 

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10 hours ago, Micklipsch said:

Yeah ultimately if I can source this horn and if it’s indeed the same size as the CF2, I might be in luck.

The horn is the same in the KV-4, CF-2, KLF 20 and KLF 30. The CF-1 and KLF-10 use a bolt on 1" driver so not the same.

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On 2/18/2021 at 1:29 AM, Micklipsch said:

That’s hilarious. I literally just found and messaged this guy. You and I must’ve seen at the same time. 
 

I’m sure it’s gone with the wind, being a year old listing but we’ll see!

Did you get it?  It is marked as sold now.

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Sure did. He ended up having an entire CF2. The other one was stripped and he couldn’t find the drivers or XO. He said he’d get back with me if he finds them.

 

For what it’s worth, the sole CF2 sounded great before I stripped it. Shame the cabinets are worse and worser. 

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