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KLH Model 26 Twenty Six Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by moondogtn, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. moondogtn

    moondogtn AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I picked these up locally thinking I could give them to my daughter and haven't even hooked them up yet. I have some of the surround sealant and plan to treat them first. They appear to be in great condition. I haven't opened em up to see what caps they used but probably will and then recap soon. All depends on how they sound. I tired searching and not much info on these which is one reason I started the thread.

    Bill
     

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  2. c5corvette

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    These were sold as part of a KLH speaker/turntable system. Looks to be similar in size to the Seventeen? Are those KLH Five's I see in the corner of picture?:)
     
  3. moondogtn

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    I knew they were part of a kit but can't find much more info. Yes those are some Fives that I redid, just need the grills and badges but already have more money in them than I should. Haha. I need more room, not less speakers. Wow, I am surprised at how good these sound. Daughter may have to find her own. Really nice, smooth sounding speakers. Edit...closer listen reveals one mid/tweeter not working. I will check caps and see what I need. They seem to be worthy of recap.
     
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  4. moondogtn

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    I’ve been busy and forgot about these. I finally opened them up to reveal a 16uf and 8uf cap so I will get replacements ordered soon. I took a few pics mainly because I can’t find much information on these. I’ll organize and post up later.

    Bill
     
  5. illinoisteve

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    I have a pair of 24s. Very good sound for their size.
     
  6. moondogtn

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    I am sure they do.
    I am just trying to find a cheap cap option as these aren’t worth investing too much money into. I’ll most likely have them in my sons bedroom for a decent small system.

    Bill
     

     

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  7. alteclipsch

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    How big is the woofer? They look to be about the same size as seventeens but without the fancier trim bezel. If so, they will be great speakers.
     
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  9. moondogtn

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    Somehow I missed this info guys.
    I did get a few pics of original crossover and threw some replacement caps in them. They sound nice but I haven’t had a chance to listen to them at a higher volumes. It’s been late and everyone’s asleep but me. This weekend I should be able to test them out nicely.

    Don’t laugh at the monster caps, it’s what i had on hand. GE 15uf and then 4 aerovox 2uf parallel for the 8uF.
    I’ll post pics of them once I finish wiping them down and get them ready to go.

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  10. moondogtn

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    Here are a few now that they are done. I didn’t have to do much as they were in pretty nice shape. I just wiped em down with Howard’s.
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  11. GD70

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    Very nice! How did they sound with volume over the weekend, and how does your son like them!
    Hope he appreciates them and the work you put into them.
     

     

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  12. moondogtn

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    Glenn, I’m not ignoring you. Wife had surgery on her foot so I have been busy. I’ll post an update once I do get a chance to check them out.

    Bill
     
  13. GD70

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    No worries. Hope your wife has a speedy recovery.
     
  14. moondogtn

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    I was finally able to give them a listen this weekend. All I can say is wow. I really like them. I don't guess it is right for a father to take something back but they sound very nice, well worth the effort.

    Bill
     

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