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The "rear" mounted tweeter is something that has always been "wrong" for me in the heritage line. Theorically it should cause diffractions and resonances, considering the depht of the cut-out; just like building a little box around the tweeter!

Anyway, what's true theorically can't always be heard, so i was wondering if flush mounting the tweeters really made an improvement; i don't want to make my scalas look like junk by doing "woodwork", if it doesn't help at the end...anybody ever tried this mod?

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I recently bought a pair of NOS Klipschorn tweeters as one of my 20+ year old tweeters was sounding pretty raggy (worn diaphram? - I am working up the courage to replace now that I have a spare set). Anyway, I disconnected the old ones and hooked up the new ones laying on top of my Khorns - they sounded so good I mounted them vertically on boards and now use them on top of my Khorns ... I also locate them at the further edge of each Khorn and turn them almost straight forward - sound excellent!!!

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I flush mounted a pair of my La Scala tweeters and it did improve the sound. I got more detail and clarity, less harshness in the highs.

The brackets (one for each side) are available from Klipsch, but are a simple "Z" with 90 degree bends and a 3/4" (19 mm) offset to hold the tweeter flush with the front of the cabinet. The 4 screw holes that hold the tweeter to the cabinet are used with the brackets and wood screws hold the brackets to the inside of the cabinet.


This message has been edited by John Albright on 08-29-2001 at 08:16 PM

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