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KLH Seventeen

2-Way Loudspeaker System

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KLH Seventeen


Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Recommended Amplifier: 12 to 60W

Impedance: 8Ω

Bass: 1 x cone

Tweeter: 1 x cone

Enclosure: sealed



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Reviewed Nov 09th, 2018 by jbrender

I picked up a pair to resell.
The tweeter on one speaker wasn't working. Pulled them apart and found a split open 8uf cap connected inline between the crossover and tweeter. I replaced it and the tweeter worked. Still not satisfied with the sound , I decided to recap everything. I went with 8.4uf for the tweeters and two 2.2uf caps wired together in parallel (Since the original was a (2x2.0uf) that had one wire on the driver side and 2 wires coming out of the end going to the crossover/tone selector side)
keeping the cap wires twisted together on both sides, I split the end tips side going to the crossover so i could run one to the top position and one to the bottom position) It worked!

The original values are 8.0uf for the Tweeter and 2x 2.0uf for the Woofers. I've seen someone who recapped these on a forum dividing the two 2.0uf wires on the crossover side running one cap wire independently to the top position and the other 2.0uf cap independently to the bottom position. My opinion is that their method is wrong and is essentially two 2.0uf caps, not a 4.0uf cap...if that make sense...Anyway...
I played them through a Sherwood s 7100a which is in my opinion the perfect receiver to match up with these KLH Model Seventeen's
Any lack of bass these speakers may have had with the original values was now gone. They sound way too good and I don't want to sell them anymore.

Reviewed Feb 02nd, 2017 by altecar

Possibly KLH's most unassuming speaker model in their vintage lineup. Underrated, clean sound; not the bassiest, but adequate, with the typical wonderful and pure tweeter. A great speaker for smaller rooms and moderate power. Will always need capacitors replaced and cloth surrounds redoped.



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