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3" Midbass Driver Replacement

Hello, hope this is the right place for this kind of question...

I have the Klipsch THX ProMedia 2.1 sound system for my PC (it ain't high end, but I like it). The left satellite speaker has a blown woofer (3" long-throw fiber-composite cone midbass driver)... rated at 200Hz-1KHz (including the tweeter). Can anyone recommend a compatible replacement or upgrade for this enclosure?

The floor Subwoofer covers the 40 - 100 Hz range, so it seems like upgrading the 3" midbass driver to a cone that dips a little lower into the 100-200Hz range might be nice (may be moot depending on the crossover, not sure).

Also, is this "fiber-composite" essentially a paper cone? ...that's what it feels like to me. Does anyone know if there is a compatible driver available made from a higher quality material?

I'd love to upgrade both satellites... thanks in advance.

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Re: 3" Midbass Driver Replacement


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Hello, hope this is the right place for this kind of question...

I have the Klipsch THX ProMedia 2.1 sound system for my PC (it ain't high end, but I like it). The left satellite speaker has a blown woofer (3" long-throw fiber-composite cone midbass driver)... rated at 200Hz-1KHz (including the tweeter). Can anyone recommend a compatible replacement or upgrade for this enclosure?

Hard to do without technical information which, in all likelihood, Klipsch will not release. Direct factory replacement driver is what I would recommend.


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The floor Subwoofer covers the 40 - 100 Hz range, so it seems like upgrading the 3" midbass driver to a cone that dips a little lower into the 100-200Hz range might be nice (may be moot depending on the crossover, not sure).

Ain't that a kick? The mid-bass driver is rated down to 200Hz and the sub up to 100Hz. Are they admitting that something's missing or are they just sloppy? It only indicates that the available info is useless in helping you out.


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Also, is this "fiber-composite" essentially a paper cone? ...that's what it feels like to me. Does anyone know if there is a compatible driver available made from a higher quality material?

Nothing wrong with paper. The more important factor is matching the driver to the box and crossover.

Kal

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Re: 3" Midbass Driver Replacement

How old are the speakers? Klipsch typically issues a five year warranty. Most manufacturers will honor a warranty once and then they figure you should have learned your lesson and turned down the volume. Swapping out one driver for an unmatched pair of speakers isn't the best route to getting better sound particularly since you apparently know so little about the technical requirements of the system. You should match the driver to the enclosure which usually means either a direct replacement or knowing the TS parameters of the driver you're replacing. You'll need to know the sensitivity of the driver and the impedance.

You can call Parts Express and ask what they have available to fit the system but I would just use the original Klipsch driver and turn the volume down.

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Re: 3" Midbass Driver Replacement

Thanks for the feedback... I guess an upgrade is not in order this time around. I'll do a real upgrade, by starting with the right system for my purposes (home recording studio) next time I have an issue with this system... for now, $6 factory replacements, here I come!

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Re: 3" Midbass Driver Replacement

$6? Cool. No question this is the way to go.

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