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Old 31st January 2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default DIY Klipsch Crites-style Crossovers

Has anybody done their own crossovers?

I just acquired some KG4s and I'm wondering about redoing the crossovers, but the Crites one is over $200. I paid $180 for the speakers. Looks pretty simple, but I'd need more help than this picture:

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Old 31st January 2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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Building them is the easy part, the designing is where the fun happens

What kind of help do you need?
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Old 31st January 2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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I'm just learning how to read schematics, and I'm doing this completely as a hobby. My work has nothing to do with audio or electronics. I just saw the picture of the Crites crossover and thought it would be easy to build and not involve lethal voltages, if anyone out there has a schematic. Just looking to get some feedback (in this thread, not in the speakers).
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No schematics out there?
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Have you checked out the Klipsch forums and Audiokarma.org?
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Old 8th February 2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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No schematics out there?
The schematics are on the Klipsch forums (do a search). Bob's rebuilds do NOT change the design and crossover settings. Any inductors or autoformers can be reused, along with the barrier strip.

My suggestion is to simply replace the caps with reasonably priced parts from Parts Express (eg. Solen or Dayton). If you want to get fancy, then bypass the caps (eg. parallel a second film/foil Dayton cap with about 1-10% the value of the main cap).

Unless you have measuring equipment and are comfortable with some basic theory, I would NOT recommend a redesign of the crossover circuit.

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Old 8th February 2010, 03:39 PM   #7
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I realize that it wouldn't be exactly his schematic. Just wondering if anyone has any other sources for a passive crossover like this. It looks so simple. I'm not trying to be annoying. There seem to be lots of other DIY projects out there.
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Old 24th August 2011, 05:15 PM   #8
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Default diy crossover for crites cs 1.5 speakers

are there any plans out there ?
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Old 24th August 2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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Don't bother paying Bob Crites for a few caps and solder. Just wank the cross overs out and replace the capacitors, like what WithTarragon suggested. A buddy paid Crites to get his done, he got ripped off. I tried to convince him to do it himself. But he was afraid I suppose.
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Old 13th September 2011, 05:24 PM   #10
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I imagine you would only buy the crossovers if you had none. If you already have the speakers complete upgrade the caps.
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