Hello, I am new to the forum, I recently purchased a pair of Klipsch Forte II in the Oak finish from a local Craigslist posting for $500.00
I really liked them right off the bat nice looks and they guy who sold them tome was using a small Yamaha receiver and seemed to get a lot of
sound out of them. (1) Took them home and plugged up to my ADCOM 545II. great. (2) went to the local stereo shop and brought home a Jolida 502BRC
60 watt per channel Integrated (read on this forum that they like tubes) lost some bass but the imaging was amazing and the depth of field like drugs (wow).
(3) Put the Jolida in By-Pass mode and used my ADCOM pre to play with tone control to see if I could bring back the bass and still keep the luster. (no way).
killed the sound. In the process I noticed the I could drive the pre amp harder than before however I wasn't sure if I was damaging the speakers?
(4) Switched back to just the Integrated Tube Amp. Played a track that has very clean tight bass in the intro. Noticed a rattling sound like as if the cabinet was rattling.
Upon listening close I determined that it may be coming from the tweeter (did I blow the tweeter?) I dont think so it sounded Ok up close if I isolated it.
I decided to remove the Tweeter Horn and look inside. The tweeter diaphragm has 4 nuts holding it to the horn, they were loose. I did both sides.
(5) Ok, Play the same track, ***! still rattling but different this time more isolated to the center of the speaker like the rear of the mid horn or something (Hmm?)
(6) Pulled the mid horn out. Noticed the magnet on the rear of the horn touches the cage of the Radiator 15" sub. (Hmmm?) design flaw?
(7) I used some grey foam adhesive strip that I had laying around to keep the cold out around my doors, and wrapped it around the magnet, then a small piece on the top
part of the 15" sub's cage. As I slid the mid-horn in I felt the foam resisting slightly. I torqued the screws down tight!
(8) Play track 10 again right? (9) Hey, :) no rattle. Anyone else experience this?
Also I notice on some music that they are too powerful on the upper end how can I warm them up I like a darker sound (Hi-Filtered)
Are the crossover maybe worn? are the "Crites" crossover something I should look into. Thanks in advance and sorry to ramble.