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Update 4-12-2021 (UPDATED - PLEASE READ)

This morning we have been informed of an outage that is affecting all of our phone lines. We have been in contact with Century Link and they are working to resolve the issue. Please email if you have any questions and we will have our phones back up as soon as we can. 

UPDATE Our phone outage is, unfortunately, still ongoing. I have forwarded our business phone line to a cell phone, but we have very spotty phone coverage. I have am working on alternate telephony solutions and will update when the phone lines are repaired or another option has worked out. In the mean time, if you call, please leave a message and I will attempt to return the call as I have cell service available. A far more reliable communication method for right now is email. Please email me at critessales@gmail.com and I will reply as soon as possible.

Update 4-10-2021

I want to thank everyone for the kind words and condolences that have been offered to us over the last few months! We are catching up on projects and are finding our “new normal”. We are still open for business and ready to help you out if you have a need. Over the next few weeks, I will be making some updates to the site to clarity some information and add some new products that we are excited to make available as well as introducing our readers/fans to the rest of the staff here.

Please take a look at the “Contact Us” page for some info about our phone hours and an updated email address for correspondence.

Update 1-18-2021

We are greatly saddened to announce the death of Bob Crites. Bob was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and he will be sorely missed. He loved music and sound reproduction and thoroughly enjoyed helping people make great speakers even better. His legacy here will be carried on and we will continue to offer the same great products and services to the audio community.

Please bear with us in the next little while as we finalize his arrangements and take care of some important business things. For the next couple of weeks, we may be out of the office a bit while we are handling these affairs. Feel free to email and we will respond as soon as possible.

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UPDATE 01/01/2020

All trade names, logos, and trademarks contained within this website are property of their respective owners and are only used to identify their products.  Products advertised for sale on this website are made by or for B&K Enterprises.  None of the products offered for sale on this website were obtained from Klipsch Group, Inc.  We are in no way affiliated with Klipsch Group, Inc.

UPDATE 09/13/18


We now have a new cast aluminum 700hz horn available.

You can read about these new horns HERE


UPDATE 03/27/18


We are pleased to announce that we now have a cast aluminum 600hz horn available.  

You can read about these new horns HERE


UPDATE 02/05/2018

A lot of people seem to find my website and want to ask about something.  But, they then ask the question on the eBay message board.  Please, Please do not do that.  On that eBay message board, I am only allowed to discuss things that are for sale on eBay.  As soon as the conversation gets around to something I have but that is not listed on eBay, I am not allowed to answer the question.  I am not even alowed to tell you on the eBay message board that you will have to contact me directly for that type of question.  eBay is very serious about this.  Already got suspended for a week and threatened witth being banned from eBay if I answer those questions.  Just send me an email   bobcrites@gmail.com

UPDATE 08/15/16

We are happy to announce the availability of a new product.  This is a new driver to replace the Klipsch K-55X, K-55V, K-55M, K-51V or any others with 1 3/8 thread.  These are a product of John Allen of High Performance Stereo.  He has invested 10 years and $150,000 in development of this driver which he is convinced is the best midrange driver ever made.  I think he is right.

The A-55G Midrange Driver.

Read more about this new driver HERE


UPDATE 09/15/15

We are proud to announce the availability of a new tweeter to use as a replacement of the Klipsch K-77 and K-77M.  This tweeter is also a replacement for the EV T-35 tweeter.  We have called the new tweeter the CT120.  This tweeter is an improved version of our CT125 Tweeter using the same horn with a higher quality driver, the B & C DE120.

More about this new tweeter HERE

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UPDATE 12-18-18

Grandson Levi Crites has been picked as “Student of the Month” at Center Valley Elementary School.  This means a lot to me because that was my elementary school also.  I went to school there 60 somthing years ago.  Also my son Michael (Levi’s Dad)  went to Center Valley Elementary School.

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UPDATE 2-20-18

Just so you do not think the Levi and Hannah are stuck at the size they were last year, here is an updated picture from this last weekends.

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UPDATE 5-30-17

Got to visit with these two Grandkids over this last weekend.  They are sure growing.  This is Levi and Hannah


UPDATE 12-25-15 

My son Paul and his wife Noemi and kids are up for Christmas from Guatemala.  So I get to get a picture with John Paul and Naomi.  We had seen Naomi when she was a baby, but this is the first time to visit with John Paul.

JP and Naomi

UPDATE 03/18/2015

Another picture of Grandpa Crites with Levi and Hannah.  They are back visiting for a few days.  Levi is now 2 years and 2 months and Hannah is 1 year and two months old.  Grandpa Crites is older also, but let’s not get into that.


UPDATE 8/12/2014

This is an updated picture of Grandpa Crites with two of the grandkids.  Levi in now 19 months old and Hannah is 7 months old.  I will not get to see them as often from now on as I have before because they are moving to Texas.  I will surely miss them.


UPDATE 2/1/2014

This is Grandpa Crites with Levi and Hannah.  Levi is almost 14 months old and Hannah is 5 weeks old.

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UPDATE 1/10/2014

Here is Hannah at 12 days old.


UPDATE 12/29/2013

This is my newest granddaughter, Miss Hannah Elizabeth Crites.  Born at 7:53 this morning.  Weighing in at 6 pounds 14 oz she is doing fine as are her mom Amy and Dad Michael Crites.  

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Hannah and her big brother Levi.


UPDATE 10/11/2013

This is my newest grandson, John Paul Crites.  Born September 13, 2013.  He is with his parents Paul and Noemi Crites and big sister Naomi in Guatemala.  


UPDATE 10/11/13

A couple of new pictures of Levi.  He is a healthy 10 month old now.


B & K Enterprises is a small family owned company located in the Gumlog community near Russellville, Arkansas.

The B & K Sound division of B & K Enterprises provides personalized service for your Klipsch speakers.  We can service and repair most of the drivers and crossovers.  We also have some of our own products that are replacements for the original Klipsch parts.

We can either perform the repairs at our shop, or, if you are a DIY type, we can provide the parts for you to use.

UPDATE 3/24/12

Today we did final testing on a new speaker.  This will be for use as a center channel.



UPDATE 3/13/12

Lots of people have asked us to develop a replacement woofer for the K-23 and K-25 in the Forte and Forte II.  We are happy to announce that the CW-1230 woofers are in stock and ready to ship.  We expect to find more uses for this new 12 inch 4 ohm woofer in our upcoming products.


UPDATE 1/21/12.

The Cornwall risers are in stock now.

We have been asked to make some risers that would fit a Cornwall or our Crites Speakers Style A through D cabinets.



People have asked us if we could make some slant risers for the Heresy speakers like were, at one time, offered by Klipsch.  We have them now.  They are ready to ship.  MORE INFO


We often are asked how to determine the age of Klipsch speakers.  The following chart may help.



1946-1947###001 (ending #021)

1948-1961####0121 (starting #0121


1984-1989YY WW ####89281234

1990-1997DOY Y2Y1 ####135791234

1998-2000YY WW ####00281234

1962-1983 Letter format

A = 1962  F = 1967  K = 1972  R = 1977  X = 1982

B = 1963  G = 1968  L = 1973  S = 1978  Y = 1983

C = 1964  H = 1969  M = 1974  T = 1979 

D = 1965  I = 1970   N = 1975   U = 1980 

E = 1966  J = 1971   P = 1976  W = 1981 


1946-1961 dates can only be found in log book (eng. Library)

DOY = day of the year

YY = year (i.e. 99,00…)

Y2Y1 = 2nd digit of year, 1st digit of year

WW = week of the year

Date code on drivers (1994) Example - 9429 = 1994, 29th week of the year / YYWW

† Klipschorns of this vintage had the s/n hammer stamped into the tailboard, woofer access door or inside 

the woofer chamber.

B & K Sound, 1925 East Gum Log Rd. Russellville, AR, 72802 phone-479-967-1542