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Hmm, that's indeed smaller than I would expect. I would typically expect a speaker diameter to measure from center to center of the foam surround. Maybe give them outside edge to outside edge. Now I need to go measure my RP-250C tonight, if I remember...
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Indeed, my RP-450C has mid-woofers that are what I would call 4.25" in diameter, and the RP-160Ms are 5.5" across, middle of foam surround to middle of foam surround (because that represents the largest possible area actually moving air, IMHO). I measured my so-called 5" Sony speakers, and they are 4.25" across, and my really really old 3-way-speakers' woofers are only 10" across - I thought they were supposed to be 12" woofers. Maybe not. Weird.

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Sound Distributors are cross-shipping a replacement set of the RP-160Ms to me - UPS picked up the "bad pair" yesterday, and I got a shipping notice for the replacements about the same time. Should be here Friday (tomorrow), so Saturday afternoon might be when I give them a test run, if I don't get a chance tomorrow night.

Eric from Sound Distributors was very responsive, and I can't blame them for a bad tweeter from a random sampling of warehouse stock (can't possibly expect hem to unbox and test everything before it ships!). Hopefully this is a rarity, and the next round of Klipsch speakers I get to replace the remainder of my set-up will be glitch-free.
Got my replacement pair today. They sound great! And more importantly, the same! Both mid-woofers and both tweeters seem to work just fine.

I'll do some critical listening tonight, hopefully, but I think these will do just fine.
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Hmm, that's indeed smaller than I would expect. I would typically expect a speaker diameter to measure from center to center of the foam surround. Maybe give them outside edge to outside edge. Now I need to go measure my RP-250C tonight, if I remember...
They must be counting the diameter along the surface rather than across the opening, so the distance down into the center of the cone and back up to the other edge.
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