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Man…  I wish I can post up some pictures too…  "how many post do I need to be able to post???"

 

errrrrr…...

post #12077 of 12989

You've been able to for a long time now... send us something. :normal_smile :

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Man…  I wish I can post up some pictures too…  "how many post do I need to be able to post???"

errrrrr…...

You're about 160 posts beyond..........bring it!
post #12079 of 12989
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post
 

I wish. It would have been nice, but it's just literature of the matching set to go along with the speakers. The previous owner said he was told the power supply needed repairing by a local shop years ago, but never got around to it. He has a lot of nice vintage gear. And asked me if I would be interested in a turntable. I told him I might, so then he show me an empire original 598 he bought many moons ago for 600.00 new. I told him yes. But then he said he wanted to goggle it to see how much he should sell it for. I told him when he's ready to give me a call. 

 

One of things that makes me feel a little better is he used a mac tube amp to power them(already sold :(). So it's a decent chance he didn't over drive them and damage the panels like many others have. I got a chance to plug them up a while ago, and just like he said one works fine and the other one don't. The working one doesn't show any sparks or have any whistling sounds which are sign of a bad panel. But it's still a little to soon to tell. I'm really hoping the repair guy he talked was right and none of the panels would have to be rebuilt. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

 

Another plus is, I was able to get a good volume with my 25-30wpc fisher 500c at only around 9:30 on the volume knob. The  light on the non-working speaker does light up though.

 

If you take the grills off you will be able to see if there have been any arcs in the panels.  We did that back in the dorm days and indeed one panel was arced. My roomy got a replacement panel and installed it himself.  Good as new!

post #12080 of 12989

Hey...I have the chance for a Marantz 2245 with wood case for $275.  May be able to get it for $250.  One of the bulbs is burned out but otherwise functions well.  Is that a good deal at $275?

 

Not as good a deal as the $100 one mentioned above though! :)

post #12081 of 12989

The 2245 is well regarded.  If the condition is good and the sound is good then I think $275 is a decent price.  Try for $250 though ;)

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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post

If you take the grills off you will be able to see if there have been any arcs in the panels.  We did that back in the dorm days and indeed one panel was arced. My roomy got a replacement panel and installed it himself.  Good as new!


I already have the whole thing dismantled. The good news is there is no arcing of any of the panels. The bad news is the seller was right about the power supply. But not in the way one may think. About 90% of all power supply problems deals with the eht board, mainly diodes and sometimes the resistors. That's a pretty easy rebuild. But imagine my horror when I saw the input transformer fried. The heat from the damage melted a part of the dust cover which will involve removing one of the bass units to replace. That's not too hard, just time consuming. The larger issue is finding a replacement since this is something that rarely goes bad.
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post


I already have the whole thing dismantled. The good news is there is no arcing of any of the panels. The bad news is the seller was right about the power supply. But not in the way one may think. About 90% of all power supply problems deals with the eht board, mainly diodes and sometimes the resistors. That's a pretty easy rebuild. But imagine my horror when I saw the input transformer fried. The heat from the damage melted a part of the dust cover which will involve removing one of the bass units to replace. That's not too hard, just time consuming. The larger issue is finding a replacement since this is something that rarely goes bad.

 

Hopefully something will turn up on that famed auction site.

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Thanks. I will probably get one ordered from Germany. Only cost around 100.00 which isn't too bad.
post #12085 of 12989
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Apparently Beveridge still makes speakers...on a very limited basis ot seems. I have no idea how those compare to the ones from the late 70's/early 80's though.

Bev is one of the very few examples that son is carrying the torch almost as well (or even better?) than the (late) father - in this case inventor of the speaker. 

 

Basically, the son is taking adavantage of everything now made available, from materials to computing power, in order to make even better and/or more affordable product. That "affordable" is conditional, it is like "more affordable" Ferrari - even the cheapest one is way above the car budget for most people.

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Y'all really got me wanting to hears these big Beveridges. I'll make it a day trip - factory tour, good food and drink and perhaps meet with a fellow head-fier that lives in town.

:popcorn:

Please take your camera etc to document the event - with Bev approval, of course. Something like "Stax tour" thread here on head-fi. DO NOT FORGET to bring familiar recordings. As Bev is demoing "appointment only", you might be able to find out whether you can bring LPs as well. But I doubt they do not have a GREAT selection of music to try on their speakers...

 

But IF you will be lucky enough to see and hear the replica of the truly BIG Beveridge One ( original built in one sole example which did not survive a fire...) - then I am not only green, but traffic light colour with envy - in advance...

 

Anyways, ENJOY it while being there !

 

There is one MONSTROUSLY BIG fly in this ointment. Bevs are so good that after hearing them in a properly set up enviroment no cans will do it anymore - making you to join Big Room - cans not allowed-fi.org  :D !

post #12087 of 12989
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Thanks. I will probably get one ordered from Germany. Only cost around 100.00 which isn't too bad.

So - no QUAD support in the States? I assume you are referring to the Quad Atelier in Germany ?

post #12088 of 12989
Thread Starter 

I was referring to quad musik. There are a few repair shops here, but none that stock parts unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post
 

I was referring to quad musik. There are a few repair shops here, but none that stock parts unfortunately.

I see. It is kind of rare for the transformer of the HV supply to fail - so no surprise it is not in stock around each corner...- specially for a speaker system that started its life in 1957 !

 

I wish you to get it up and running ASAP.

post #12090 of 12989
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Yeah, that was a bummer. But there are a few places abroad I'm waiting to hear back from. I had hoped to have it up and running by the week end, so now it looks like it may be a couple of weeks which is fine. I still got my acoustats and cornnies to keep me happy. My wife told me my cornnies might have to go. I'm trying to pull out all the stops to change her mind.biggrin.gif
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