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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Oh, forgot to mention . . instead of polyurethane foam for gaskets, I cut out circles from an old pair polartec pants . . much thinner than the heavy polartec jackets
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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Hi Kent ~ Success! Yay! Plus there's drama!! As I was screwing in the last woofer screw the electric drill slipped and punched two holes in the cone! After screaming for about an hour or two, I applied some tent repair rubber glue How good do the speakers sound? They were free, judge for yourself!!! Many thanks for your help!!!!! :D
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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Hi JKent I I"m (finally!) at the re-assembly stage Question 1: Replacing the old cap that's next to the switch, I want to be sure I understand correctly. <<. . . looks like a double 2uF and here the 2 red wires do NOT get wired together. The black is common. So you will take your 2 new 2 (2.2)uF caps and connect one end of each to the spots where the reds are connected, then take the other end of each and connect BOTH to where the black goes.>> Here's the old cap: And here's the new 2.2uF cap, with two ends connected to go where black went. . . I unsuccessfully googled how to tell + from -, so can I assume it doesn't matter? Or, does the little icon-in-the-square point to + or - ? Question 2: <<The double 4 is wired with the 2 red wires together, making it an 8uF . . .>> Here's how it was : Here's the new 8uF cap: << . . . Red and black wires will not matter with the new caps. Just treat those 2 reds together as tho they are 1 wire.>> So, do I just put one wire, either one, to where the joined reds used to go, and the other to old black's connection? Just trying to be absolutely sure before I go to soldering
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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Hi JKent, just wanted to let you know that the components arrived v quickly but I'm super-busy at the moment & I can't get to the speakers yet but will let you know all about the outcome as soon as it comes out!
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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Hi JKent, thanks so much for the super-wonderfully detailed reply !! My amp is a Teac A-H300 . . According to this audioholics.com thread, the Teac A-H300 is rated 35 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 50 watts per channel into 4 ohms. I had gone inside before just through the tweeter hole, but, as you said, the crossover's pretty accessible through the woofer hole . . here's a photo (just so you're sure I know what I'm talking about! ) I do indeed have a soldering iron, little used these days but still functional. <<Replace one part at a time so you don't get mixed up.>> Yes, sir I won't replace the RCA jacks, I've rigged up a coupla RCA plugs for the occasion. I'll go ahead and order the resistors & capacitors, and will report back when the project is brought to a happy conclusion Thanks again for such thoughtful help, it's much appreciated.
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    KLH 20 tweeter question

    Hi everybody, I'm a newbie ~ I've salvaged a pair of KLH 20's from my building's trash (outdoors in the rain!). The woofers seem/sound OK, no tears, but there's no sound from the tweeters. Checked them both out, both with 4.5 ohms and a signal can be heard when their wires are hitched directly to amplifier's speaker outs. So from what you guys have said, it looks like the caps are bad, right? Alas, it's a job to get inside & replace the caps, they're not super-accessible (as I'm sure you know) and I don't have a proper bench, but for free KLH's I'll hunker down and do the work ( Unfortunately I don't know much about electronics, and so I can't talk in technical terms, and I don't understand anything about the concept of Crossover. I can (usually) identify a capacitor when I see one, and I can wield a soldering iron OK, but I need an explanation of how to determine what cap to buy. I've found this diyaudioandvideo.com page for identifying capacitors, but since I don't understand "Crossover type" I don't know what to do with the calculator. Any help on this is greatly appreciated . . . thanks! ~ beau
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