Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers

bfcallan

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I recently just picked up a klipsche promedia system for my computer set up. My parents had a similar version by energy and it sounded great so I thought I was going to get the same.

My question is, would it be worth just replacing the 3 " woofers and the 6.5" woofer with some Dayton Audio stuff. I don't need anything super loud, I just want it to sound good and clean. Currently I have a 6.5" Visaton Paper cone woofer that I had laying around in the sub. It doesn't fit but, its just sitting on the top with a bit of plastic around it to mesh with the cabinet. It sounds infinitely better, but there's still a bit of mushiness. I used to have a 10" Velodyne with a passive radiator, so i don't know if my perspective is thrown off.

My current sub: https://www.parts-express.com/visaton-w170s-4-65-woofer-with-treated-paper-cone-4-ohm--292-566?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla
 

delaro

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Hole you mean Port? Ported enclosures are tuned to the speakers so changing speakers brands is going to give you difference results. Here do a little reading and this will help you understand how Sealed vs Ported work.

https://www.eminence.com/sealed-vs-ported-enclosures/

Padding can help as well as a Baffle which is mostly used in Car installations. A Baffle helps tighten the response when a enclosure is to large or not tuned for the speaker.

You can actually get the Klipsch oem speaker for about the same cost as the Visaton on possible a little cheaper which eliminates the guess work since you don't know the enclosure size.

The 3 inch speakers should be less guess work you will just need to match the Wattage, the GRS 3FR-4 Full Range 3" Speaker does a good job and should be fairly close to what is in that now. I've used them in projects before and they are quite good for the price.
 

delaro

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Try gluing batting " 2 layers" from a fabric store on the inside of the enclosure, that helps stop the mid range from reflecting and blurring out the sound quality. A cross over could help to but that is a bit more expensive and takes some playing around with to get the sound you want.

 

bfcallan

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I actually just purchased 4 sheets of eggshell foam from Parts express so that works out. Also, the cabinet is actually empty in terms of insulation, and i didn't know that insulation actually had that much effect.

I have one more question for you,

Do you think filling the hole on the front with some foam, or something of the sorts would help at all?
 

delaro

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Hole you mean Port? Ported enclosures are tuned to the speakers so changing speakers brands is going to give you difference results. Here do a little reading and this will help you understand how Sealed vs Ported work.

https://www.eminence.com/sealed-vs-ported-enclosures/

Padding can help as well as a Baffle which is mostly used in Car installations. A Baffle helps tighten the response when a enclosure is to large or not tuned for the speaker.

You can actually get the Klipsch oem speaker for about the same cost as the Visaton on possible a little cheaper which eliminates the guess work since you don't know the enclosure size.

The 3 inch speakers should be less guess work you will just need to match the Wattage, the GRS 3FR-4 Full Range 3" Speaker does a good job and should be fairly close to what is in that now. I've used them in projects before and they are quite good for the price.
 

bfcallan

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Thank you
 
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