GR kit for Klipsch

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GR kit for Klipsch
« on: 21 Jul 2021, 03:44 pm »
Has anyone tried the GR research Klipsch rp600 kit parts on the rp160s. Thanks.


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Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jul 2021, 03:47 pm »
I will move this topic to the GR Research Circle.


Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jul 2021, 05:28 pm »
Crossovers are specific to the speaker model, so there would need to be a specific crossover redesign for the 160 for you to use. I’m not sure if Danny has worked on the 160.


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Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jul 2021, 07:08 pm »
Disclaimer: I don't have first-hand information on this, but I found this thread over on the Klipsch forums:

Specifically this quote:
My crossover circuit board even says RP160 / RP600 on it.  I know the resistor and Capacitor values are identical and the Inductors most likely are the same values also.  I watched all the GR Research stuff on Danny's crossover mods, and have pretty much figured out what he did different than has been talked about here.  His results seem pretty good.

My understanding of the rp-600 vs rp160 were mostly cosmetic and the same for the rp-500 vs the rp150. I would suspect using the rp-600 upgrade would yield positive results, but Hawkeyejw is right - sending one to Danny would let you know for sure.


Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jul 2021, 08:58 pm »
That’s interesting, I did a google search and it looked like different drivers with different enclosures. Didn’t realize they may package the same model with different model numbers.


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Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #5 on: 22 Jul 2021, 12:11 am »
Take a look at this post:

"Now in terms of sound, I have the Klipsch RP-160M (yes I did check the crossover network and checked with Danny if it could be done to the RP-160M and he replied yes, as many others have done so)."


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Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #6 on: 24 Jul 2021, 01:19 am »
I feel obligated to flag that at that price scale, just.doinf one of the GR kits might be better. The cost of a mini with a premade cabinet is pretty close to what resale on the Klipsch plus the upgrade kit would be. Since the crossover is a lot of the work on a kit if you don't have to touch the cabinet, the effort is similar.

No judgement or anything, I'm just wonder if the existence of the cheaper kit without requiring any effort on the cabinet changes the math for a number of folks.


Re: GR kit for Klipsch
« Reply #7 on: 24 Jul 2021, 02:17 am »
I did something similar for my Klipsch center channel.  Danny did an upgrade of RP504-C.  My center channel was the previous iteration of the center channel model in the premier line (RP450-C).  In looking at the crossover, it was labeled for both the RP504-c and RP450-C models.  Rolled the dice and haven't regretted it much, as it was an improvement.