I started with vintage Stax and liked the sound so I saw how much some people on here like there esl57's. So when I saw a pair locally for sale I bought them. Problem is they have been more problems than anything.
I am just venting some frustration. I spent the night rebuilding one of the EHT's. Put in new diodes and got it all back together and nothing. I just have a little 12 watt EL34 se amp from China. I had the volume really high
and actually did get sound but it was low and worked the same unplugged. I just went to Ebay and bought a $125 pair of EHT boards from "Electrostatic Solutions." I sure hope that that is for a pair and not just one. I will
feel safer with the new EHT boards. This speaker was in really good original shape. My other speaker has more problems. One bass panel is now removed but I will have 3 that look all intact that I bought from Ebay next week.
I had to change the dustcover on the treble panel. I think I did a good job but I used 3M window material and may or may not be too thick. Once I get them together I think I will get the proper material in the future. Mine are made
in June 1970. I almost just wanted to give them away after seeing the bass panel and treble dustcover repair. Knowing that it will be a money pit I just hope to see some light on the other side. Is there any hope I can get good sound
out of these speakers again?