Crites Speaker Style D

Now this one is a departure from the other versions of the Crites Speakers.  This is a two-way.  I had not really considered doing a two-way until recently when I became aware of the Faital Pro HF140 Driver.  Drivers that can do a range off 400hz to near 20khz without a large amount of equalization are hard to find and the ones that can do that are very expensive...,that is, until the Faital Pro HF140 driver came along.

So, with a pair of these drivers being $550.00 and not having to have a tweeter, and being able to use a relatively simple passive crossover, this speaker becomes practical.  The only other driver that I thought could do this before the Faital driver was the TAD 4002 at around $2500.00 per pair!!!


With testing here in our shop, we decided on 500hz for the crossover point.  We get a frequency response conforming to about plus or minus 5db all the way up to around 20khz.

The following components are used.

Pair of Faital Pro HF140 Drivers  $550.00

Pair of Faital Pro LTH142 (Tractrix) horns $200.00

Pair of midrange horn/driver support brackets and pair of 1.4 inch gaskets $30.00

Pair of CW1526CF woofers $365.00

Pair of  CS500 Crossovers $365.00

Total for internal parts $1510.00 with the crossovers.

Some pictures of the Faital Pro LTH142 horn and HF140 driver at the bottom of this page.

Faital Pro LTH142 Tractrix Horn

Faital Pro HF140 Driver

You can purchase these 3 different ways.  

1.  You can get all the internal components for you to use in cabinets you build yourself.  ($1510.00)

2. You can get all the internal components and a pair of motorboards and pair of grill frames for you to use with a cabinet you build yourself.  ($1760.00).

3. You can get the Style D completely assembled and tested. ($2210.00).

We have Klipsch Heritage #7 Black grill fabric for $52.00 per yard (36 X 72 inches) plus $15.00 for shipping.  We are not yet at the point we can install the fabric on the grill frame.

We cut the motorboards from Russian Birch.  This is the same material from the same supplier Klipsch is using now for their birch cabinets.

Please contact us if you wish to see the cabinet drawings.


This would include both of the pair assembled with grill frames and picked up here at our shop.  Shipping to you would be additional.  We will place them on a pallet with padding and a plastic wrap coating for shipping.  Weight is somewhere around 300 pounds ready to ship.  If you have a commercial address for us to ship to, the shipping will be a lot less than shipping to a residence.  We have also many times shipped to a FedEx Freight center near the customer for the customer to pick up there.

Style D 2-way


Faital LTH142 Horn

Faital HF140 Driver

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