Klipsch Klipschorn Upgrades
The finest Klipschorn upgrades available . . .
You can count on Volti Audio to supply you with upgrade parts that fit your speakers perfectly, work together as a system, and provide the highest quality of sound available for your speakers.
You can also count on us to get these parts out to
you quickly, and to provide friendly customer service through the whole process.
Our complete, top-of-the-line upgrade package transforms a pair of Khorns into a world-class horn speaker that can stand toe to toe with the best horn speakers available. The cost of this upgrade package is $4,501 plus shipping
It All Matters
We've been offering these upgrade parts for Khorns and Belles for a very long time now, and it is become obvious to us that our customers who have purchased the entire upgrade package all at one time are the most satisfied customers we have. There's good reason for this. The Volti Audio Klipsch Upgrades system is a complete engineered system that depends on each and every part to contribute to the whole.
But we've also always offered our Klipsch Upgrades parts A La Carte, as a way to help some of our customers who are on a more restricted budget at least make some improvement to their Khorns and Belles.
Due to changes in our business structure, we are slowly moving away from the A La Carte business in favor of providing complete upgrade packages to our customers. We'll continue to do our best to provide parts when available and when we can provide that service to our customers, but please realize we may not be able to always accommodate your requests for individual parts of our complete system.
We strongly recommend that you purchase the entire engineered upgrade package all at one time, as opposed to purchasing each element of the system individually over time. The individual parts of the system all enhance the end result in some important way, and if you only choose to purchase one or two of the parts, you simply will not realize the benefit of having the whole system in your Khorns. You do want all of these upgrades - you deserve to have all of the upgrades - you really should do it sooner rather than later, because when you hear the difference this system makes in the quality of sound from your speakers, you'll wish you had done it many years ago.
There are less expensive options to upgrade your Khorn speakers, if you look hard enough for them. But you'll not find a better engineered
combination of replacement components for your Khorn speakers than the Volti Audio Klipsch Upgrades. You will also not find a better sounding
setup for the Khorns. This is the best sound you can get from these iconic beauties. You'll spend the money one time and not look back.
Here's a rundown of the individual components that make up the Volti Audio complete upgrades package for a pair of Klipsch Khorn speakers.
Click on the underlined links to go to the individual component webpages, where you'll find more
detailed information about each piece.
The stock Khorn midrange horn (all models) is a perfect horn to use if you want to illustrate what a 'honky' horn sounds like. The tiny (11/16" diameter inlet), and long throat of this horn, is responsible for creating colorations and a constricted sound to the midrange that is completely unacceptable by modern horn speaker standards, and also completely fixable with the upgrade to the Volti Audio Khorn V-TracII Horns.
Open up, warm up, and smooth out the midrange with the Volti Audio V-TracII horn. You'll be amazed at how this midrange horn improves everything about your Khorns - even the upper bass takes on better definition and detail.
The CP-25 tweeters offer a vast improvement in smoothness and bandwidth as compared to the old K77 tweeters that came with our Khorns. They integrate perfectly with the V-Trac midrange horns.
You may see on the internet where some people are talking about other replacement tweeters for the Khorn. I've tried them all, and some of them are pretty good. But I still prefer the large ring-radiator diaphragm and large lens of the Beyma over these other options. They are a better match to the big V-Trac horns, and they simply sound better to my ears.
Volti Audio Beyma CP25 tweeters are not the same as others you may see for sale elsewhere. We have a special arrangement with our distributor who imports these for us. We inspect and reject the ones that don't meet our high standards. The ones that do make it past the intial inspection are modified by us to provide a smoother response than the stock factory ones. So when you buy Beyma CP25 tweeters from Volti Audio, you are getting the very best sounding CP25's there are.
The VTK400 Crossover is a Greg Roberts design that offers a similar design philosophy to Mr. Klipsch's Type-A network, but with much higher quality parts. It is a crossover that is carefully tuned to correctly 'balance' the components of the system. By using fewer parts of exceptionally high quality, the purity of the signal coming into the speaker is maintained as it passes through the crossover and to the individual drivers of the speaker. It is a pure, 'do no harm' approach to system design.
Compare this to how the current Klipsch engineering crew is designing new Khorn crossovers - with a large number of parts, designed to manipulate the signal very aggressively. Yes, the manipulations smooth out the response, but at what cost? We do really need to think about this. The cost is that there is 'harm' done to the signal - to the character of the signal as it passes through so many relatively low quality parts on the way to the drivers.
Also consider the features of the VTK400 crossover that allow you to adjust and tailor the sound of your speakers to your liking - features that are not found on any stock Klipsch crossovers.
The VTK400 crossover is purely and simply a great sounding crossover that also allows user flexibility in balancing your speakers to your liking.
A very important part of the Volti Audio Khorn Upgrade package is to replace those old K55 midrange drivers (originally designed as firehouse station siren drivers - yes really), with modern, very high quality, 2" outlet BMS midrange drivers. In combination with the big, 2"-throat, wooden, hand-built V-Trac midrange horns, they are nothing short of amazing in terms of providing that effortless, full, rich, spacious midrange sound that Volti Audio is known for. That 'midrange' that makes you believe you could walk into the soundstage and shake hands with the saxaphone player!
Utilizing a large phenolic diaphragm, these midrange drivers do a great job of capturing the sound of singing voices in the most natural way.
Woofers and Wiring
It only makes sense to replace those old woofers (if they are old) with new ones that are designed and built to replicate the original K33's. Some people mistakenly think that if they put higher-power or seemingly higher quality woofers in their Khorns that they will get improved bass response. It doesn't work. It is imperative that the correctly specified woofer be installed in the Khorn bass horn for it to work properly. The Crites 1526C woofer is the one you want. Will you get a big improvement by doing this? Honestly it's hard to say. Maybe not, because if you have two good working original K33 woofers in your Khorns, the Crites woofers offer very little improvement, if any noticeable improvement. But if your 40 year old woofers are worn out, you will probably notice a nice improvement by changing them out. In the big scheme of things, it's a $350 investment in new parts that will compliment the rest of the $4,500 parts you are buying. Seems to make sense to us.
It really wouldn't make much sense to upgrade all these parts and not change out the wiring now would it? Of course not, which is why we offer two different options for internal wiring.
Standard 8-piece internal wiring kit, $175
Upgrades Installation Photo Instructions
To purchase products, please send an email request for a quote and I will get right back to you. The quote will include itemized pricing, shipping cost, and payment options. When requesting a quote, please provide your full name and complete shipping address.
Or, call Greg Roberts - 207-314-1937
Prices listed for our products do not include Shipping cost. Volti Audio will ship product anywhere in the world.
Most shipments in the U.S. and Canada will be made through Fedex. For our overseas customers, our products can be shipped via the
U.S. Postal Service, which is the least expensive shipping option available to us.
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