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Brand new to KLH and this forum so please excuse my ignorance. I recently bought a set of 17's and looking for some info The serial numbers are As 17 50229 and 50230. Would anyone know the year they where made and any other info would be greatly appreciated

 

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Welcome Ace!

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Very nice speakers but you'd do well to replace the capacitors. The Seventeens used black and red Callins or Temple capacitors that were very failure-prone. You need two 2uF and one 8uF cap per cabinet.

Kent

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Thanks, Yes the capacitors have already been done. I was kind of wondering about the serial number. I see some like this with an "AS" in front of the model and serial number and some with just the model then serial number. Is their a difference?

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There may be. Yours appear to have a Masonite panel for the terminals. That would be a good thing (or is it just painted metal?).

Some had aluminum plates. Stupid design.

The screen over the tweeter was black on some but I think they're the same tweeters.

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It sounds and feels like a painted metal plate. Mine also do not have any model writing on the speaker that is why I am wondering if these are actually later models. These where refinished and re capped and the speakers re coated .

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