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Replacing Diaphragms on KLF30's

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Hello,

I would like to replace tweeter's diaphragms on my KLF30's with Bob Crites's diaphragms.

What kind of improvments should I expect?

 

Thanks

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phenolic diaphragms are warm rich/smooth and creamy sounding, titanium diaphragms are more detailed smoother in overall response a little more extended in the top end they are more dynamic resolution is better. you should really listen to both and make your own decision, though few are disappointed all the new Klipsch use ti diaphragms. No one can tell you what you will like. If you like any new Klipsch then you will like the ti tweeters and mids in your KLF30 especially the ti mid diaphragms available only from Simply speakers these are original factory parts. Hope this helps.

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Thanks a lot, James.

I own the central C7 (same Legend series): do you suggest to replace diaphragm also  on central speaker?

 

Ralf

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I cannot recall if the C7 used the one inch ti tweeter diaphragm if it does then yes I would change it to titanium. The only way you will know if you will like this is to try and listen for yourself as only your decision matters to you.

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the klipsch KLF -30 tweeter  driver and diaphragms whether phenolic or Titanium that are made by klipsch ,  have  unique design features  , but I doubt that these parts  are sold or available from  anywhere else than  through klipsch  at the present time-

 

if you find a pair of Klipsch  titanium tweeter diaphragms for the KLF-30   , buy them  ASAP --  these are very rare parts to come by as of lately due to the Higher Quality that is shared with the Klipsch Pro series -

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I bought them today!

I'll let you know about improvments, after replacing.

 

Thanks to all for your tips! 😘

 

Ralf

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Yes, the klf-c7 using the same tweeter driver as the klf-30 speakers. If you upgrade the 30s, I highly suggest upgrading the c7 as well to keep the timbre similar

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42 minutes ago, Little Wolf said:

In your opinion new diaphragms require some break-in period?

 

opinions differ greatly on this subject... but heres what mr crites says about break in for tweeters & other drivers.  & after all they are his tweeters so he probably knows best. 

 

Q:  How about break in time for drivers or new driver diaphragms?

A:  Yes, and depends on the size of the driver.  Tweeter diaphragm probably break-in at a matter of seconds.  They are very low mass and move very little, so any break in would happen almost instantly.  Probably happened when the factory tested the diaphragm after manufacture.

Midrange are a bit bigger and have a bit more mass.  Break-in is probably on the order of minutes with these.

Woofers would take the longest.  I think that break-in on a 12 to 15 inch woofer would be less than an hour played at pretty good volume using music with a lot of low frequency content.  

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On 2/22/2021 at 8:09 AM, Little Wolf said:

 improvments,

good luck -

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