A few things to consider when you decide to recap your Klipschorns, based on my experience only....
I bought the Crites do it yourself recap kit which was the most affordable high quality alternative (in my opinion). I had a friend perform the actual install as I am not confident in my ability to do this properly and didnt want to learn on Klipschorns...maybe next time on something a little less important!
At first I HATED the way they sounded! they were MUCH brighter and my ears were used to the way they sounded before...I thought I had ruined my speakers! I read about "break in period" and some people say they need to burn in, but an e mail to Bob Crites informed me of no such thing. He stated that the values need to stay constant and any degradation from use would be a bad thing. My ears were what needed the "break in time" and after a while I grew accustomed to the new sound and now I love the speakers again!
Now, here is the thing about the recap....
To do the upgrade with the kit, you cut out the old parts and wire in the new. If I could have done it over I think I would have bought new crossovers and swapped the whole thing out, that way if I wanted to "go back" I could just swap the whole thing over again. (trying to reinstall the old caps after they had been cut out of the crossovers was not a viable option) but of course that costs more. Also the intact crossover retains a value if you eventualy decided to "dispose" of it.
I have read nothing but great reviews about ALK crossovers and I am sure they are fabulous, but you pay for that quality, it is much more than the basic "recap".
Just my 2 cents....
1978 Klipschorns Walnut with Cane Grills
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Sansui G-22000 and G9000 and AU-999
Sony CS90ES 200 Disc Player
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