Believe the hype KLH Six is an amazing speaker

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  1. desertlizard

    desertlizard AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I just got my second pair and yep bad tweeters.
    Cabs look like a bear to get into.
    :(
     

     

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  2. Onebean

    Onebean AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    DesertLizard, are the drivers epoxied in?

    Check those tiny wires going to the cone of the tweeter. If they aren't broke, chances are its the crossover. If they are broke, I have a replacement I'll send you for free. Another AK member was nice enough to gift me a set, and I only needed one. It's yours if you need it, I'll even pay the shipping.
     
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  3. desertlizard

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    Thanks for the offer, haven't dug into them yet.
    I'll report back.
    I'm afraid the grills may present a problem.
     
  4. Onebean

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    If you hit them with a heat gun, they come right off. I was amazed how well it worked.
     
  5. desertlizard

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    Ok, wow. I'll have to try that.
    Thanks
     
  6. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Always wanted to hear a pair of 6's myself. Definitely look like my kind of speakers. Some of these old speakers can still blow me away. These Tannoy Ardens I just picked up being one example, but I've had at least 5 "old" pairs of speakers that just completely wowed me. Enjoy your 6's! I like your room too, good stuff!
     
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  7. Bodyblue

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    I bought my pair after reading on here how good they were.......they are just a great speaker. The same with the KLH 17s I had.
     
  8. onwardjames

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    A quality two-way tends to be a very easy design to get right. I have the Marantz Imperial 6's, and yes, while I can hear the limitations of that little tweeter, overall, I just find myself enjoying the sound. Still hunting for some KLH 6's, just not very hard. I got too much stuff.

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  9. Bodyblue

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    The Marantz Imperial 6 and the KLH are very similar in the highs but different in the bass. The KLHs are not as responsive at lower volumes as the Imperials but the KLHs have a bit tighter bass. They are different but I love both.

    When I see people that only have one set of speakers asking why people have more than one set I always think it would be so boring to only have one set.
     
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  10. Tim D

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    I agree. 25 pairs and counting......
     
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  11. GD70

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    Scott LK-72 & 1963 Six's here. A sublime combination.
    And at low volumes, still plenty of bass.
     
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  12. RTally

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    I just recapped my pair of Model Six speakers. I am waiting for the arrival of the doping compound from RoyC so I can experience them fully.

    Even without the woofers doped (and they need it), they are my new favorite speaker. I have been A/Bing them with my OLA and Dynaco A25 speakers. The KLH's win.
     
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  13. gbroot

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    Once you re-treat the surrounds the improvement in the bass will be very noticeable. FYI, once you re-treat them the surrounds will remain sticky/tacky to the touch. Two light coats should be enough. I have found for my ears at least they are most enjoyable about 6" from the wall and about 6" off the floor. Enjoy!
     
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  14. Bodyblue

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    I have a set of the A 25s and vs my newly rebuilt and recapped KLH 6s it is no contest with the 6s winning. Vs my recapped Imperials? A much harder question.
     
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  15. Bodyblue

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    I agree the bass is fine at lower volumes, but the Imperials have a bit more at the same volume. They are easier to drive and I think that has a bit to do with it.
     
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  16. Bodyblue

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    Actually I have been thinking of selling my Dynacos after listening to the KLH's for a few weeks. I like them a lot but I like the KLH's and Imperials better. And I like to run a pair of smaller 8in two ways on top of larger ones in our bedroom systems. I really want a pair of Nova 6s again so I think the Dynacos are going to go.
     
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  17. Onebean

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    It was on Glen's recommendation that I picked up a pair to run on my Scott 222B. Glen, I can't thank you enough. Excellent recommendation!

    I'll be keeping an eye open for a set of Imperial 6's.
     
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  18. sberger

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    I have 2 pairs of very early Six's. Would like to get a lower power tube amp to use with them. I have a McIntosh MC2105 that I'm sure would sound good, but that would entail taking out my AR 3a's, and as good as the Six's are, they can't beat the 3a's.
     
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  19. Onebean

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    I need a pair of AR3's too. Just for comparison purposes. :cool:
     
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  20. sberger

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    The Six's are an easier speaker to own. Can use them in almost any room with almost any amp and they'll sound great. 3's/3a's are difficult to drive and need a room that they wont overwhelm. They're harder to restore and a lot more expensive. But man when everything is right they are my favorite speakers by far that I've owned in 40+ years of listening,
     
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