Klipsch Forte III Upgrade with Pictures!

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hkunstmann

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« Reply #300 on: 1 Apr 2022, 11:54 pm »
Clearly I did something wrong,  No tweeter or mid range.  I sent you an email Danny, can you please have a look.  I've only made the one crossover thus far.

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« Reply #301 on: 2 Apr 2022, 03:31 pm »



I redid the ground portion of the tweeter circuit however it's still not producing any sound.  Could it be a back cap? I can't see where I went wrong.  In the meantime, I guess I'll go back to my Zu Audio speakers.  I've yet to hear back from Danny, I suppose he's busy.  I'm at the point I'll just send him the one crossover and have him look at it.
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« Reply #302 on: 2 Apr 2022, 06:44 pm »
There’s a crossover 101 post up above.  The one thing I would highlight is making sure your coils are oriented properly.




hkunstmann

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« Reply #303 on: 2 Apr 2022, 07:07 pm »
My orientation is the same as the others that are posted on this page.  Monkey see, monkey do. 

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« Reply #304 on: 30 Aug 2022, 04:16 pm »
Hi Tyson,

Where are the Forte III measurements before and after upgrade?

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« Reply #305 on: 30 Aug 2022, 04:32 pm »
My orientation is the same as the others that are posted on this page.  Monkey see, monkey do.
Two of your coils are in position 4 from the diagram that is 'very bad'. It is just rotated 90 degrees.

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« Reply #306 on: 30 Aug 2022, 05:03 pm »
Hi Tyson,

Where are the Forte III measurements before and after upgrade?

Sorry, I didn't keep the graphs as I sold the Forte III's a while back.  If memory serves, they went from +/- 4db to +/- 2db for the frequency response. 

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« Reply #307 on: 31 Aug 2022, 06:29 am »
Ok thanks Tyson! What speaker are you using now?

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« Reply #308 on: 31 Aug 2022, 01:54 pm »
Ok thanks Tyson! What speaker are you using now?

Went with OB speakers - the Spatial Audio X3's.

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« Reply #309 on: 31 Aug 2022, 01:59 pm »
Although those inductors look like the variety that I used for my encores where it wasnt needed, I recall having read several folks mention that the leads are coated all the way to the ends on the current stock and need to be stripped before you solder the connections. The red coating needs to go, looking at your pics it looks like they are red to the tips and I suspect that is your issue.

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« Reply #310 on: 1 Sep 2022, 03:09 pm »
Went with OB speakers - the Spatial Audio X3's.

Cool! Thanks Tyson!🙂

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« Reply #311 on: 20 Sep 2022, 05:59 pm »
HeyTyson,

The Fortes sounded balance pulled out into the room? Some say need to be close to back wall.

Btw how hard was it to pull the crossover board out of the Fortes?

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« Reply #312 on: 20 Sep 2022, 06:43 pm »
Before the upgrade they sounded best up against the wall.  After the upgrade I liked them best about 2 feet from the wall (measured from the back of the speaker). 

Getting the old board out was pretty easy, it's just screwed in and you have direct access when you remove the big passive radiator from the back.

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« Reply #313 on: 20 Sep 2022, 09:44 pm »
Ok thanks Tyson! I was hoping to leave passive radiator in there as didn't want to loosen the screws. Would reaching in from the front possible? After the upgrade would you characterized the sound as more sweeter, airier and holographic?

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« Reply #314 on: 20 Sep 2022, 09:57 pm »
Yes, you can access the crossover by removing the front driver too. 

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« Reply #315 on: 20 Sep 2022, 09:59 pm »
Great thanks 😊

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« Reply #316 on: 21 Sep 2022, 04:46 am »
What gauge of wire are you going to be using? Can you say where you got your OCC copper wire from?

Would you say the stock new Forte IV could beat the stock Forte IIIs? I talk  to few people who tried both in their home saying the new IVs are brighter and lost that fun magic. What is your thoughts on that. Others say Forte IVs are the baby Cornwall IVs.

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« Reply #317 on: 25 Sep 2022, 05:22 pm »
Here my first speaker's network build with Danny's kit.  Listening to it now before I move on to the second speaker.  Hearing more detail.  Bass has more punch.  Overall more clarity. 



Hi,

Are you able to circle in pic what parts are responsible for the tweeter section? Thanks!

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Re: Klipsch Forte III Upgrade with Pictures!
« Reply #318 on: 25 Sep 2022, 06:16 pm »
The two small sonicaps and two coils in the middle.
Mids on the left, bass on the right.

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« Reply #319 on: 1 Oct 2022, 01:21 am »
Great thanks!