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post #106 of 1257
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These aren't my pictures, but this is what my Pioneer CS-77A's look like.

 

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post #107 of 1257
Is that the actual pair? If so those will need a lot of work.
post #108 of 1257

Rob did you ever try the Howard's Restor-A-Finish on your speakers?

post #109 of 1257
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Is that the actual pair? If so those will need a lot of work.


Yes... I remember my brother touched the tweeter and it looked less dented in than the one above, but he used tape to fix it. All the woofers,etc look good (right?). The boxes need a bit of work, what do you think i should do as far as those go? Also the grills need to be washed or new material put on? What material if so?

 

post #110 of 1257
That tweeter has much worse problems than the dented dust cap. The foam surround is completely rotted away. It would need to be refoamed. The picture isn't high enough resolution to see of the other drivers have foam rot or not.

Miguel I use Old English scratch remover on my HPM-100's - really did the trick!
post #111 of 1257
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That tweeter has much worse problems than the dented dust cap. The foam surround is completely rotted away. It would need to be refoamed. The picture isn't high enough resolution to see of the other drivers have foam rot or not.

Miguel I use Old English scratch remover on my HPM-100's - really did the trick!


I saw that right after i typed that and looked at the pictures more closely. I talked to JBL Judy and she said for a 5-6 inch refoam job it would be $50, so this is probably only $20-40. She lives right down the street from me, so ill probably just have her conquer that. I'll definitely use some sort of scratch remover for these. How shall i fit that veneer part? Should i even try?

 

post #112 of 1257
OK so you have a way to get the refoam done that's good. I can't help on the wood part, perhaps others here can offer ideas.
post #113 of 1257
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OK so you have a way to get the refoam done that's good. I can't help on the wood part, perhaps others here can offer ideas.



Do you think $40 is pretty fair for these speakers, including all the work that needs to be done?

 

post #114 of 1257
I don't know. I've not researched that model. I took a look on eBay and it looks like in very good condition they go for $200-300 a pair. So the question really is how much work and money they will really take to get working well. The cabinets seemed pretty rough, so these will never be perfect, but heck, $40 doesn't even buy a sushi dinner for one. At that price it might be a very fun project, just depends if you enjoy that sort of thing or not.
post #115 of 1257
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I don't know. I've not researched that model. I took a look on eBay and it looks like in very good condition they go for $200-300 a pair. So the question really is how much work and money they will really take to get working well. The cabinets seemed pretty rough, so these will never be perfect, but heck, $40 doesn't even buy a sushi dinner for one. At that price it might be a very fun project, just depends if you enjoy that sort of thing or not.


When i get them ill take some better photos. Hope not all the woofers are crumbling to pieces, other wise Judy will be making a heck of a profit, and the work wont be worth it in the long run. It looks like the cabinets are a veneer, so i could probably sand them down and re-stain it, if i even need to stain it? First time, ill be sure to take it easy.

 


Edited by cifani090 - 7/10/11 at 2:32pm
post #116 of 1257

Rob, glad your speakers are looking good.

post #117 of 1257
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Rob, glad your speakers are looking good.

Thanks Miguel. Right now I am listening to a reel to reel tape of Led Zeppelin 1 on my Teac through the Pioneer SX-1980 and the HPM-100. This exact stereo could have been owned and played back in the day. There is nothing "modern" at all here, except for a few parts in the SX-1980. And let me tell you, it sounds KILLER!
post #118 of 1257
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Ok, im thinking i may sell/trade my Sansui AU-999 integrated amp for Klipsch Heresy's, JBL 100's, or HPM-100's or 150's? What do you guys think, any recommendation would be appreciated.


Edited by cifani090 - 7/11/11 at 8:33pm
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Ok, im thinking i may sell/trade my Sansui AU-999 integrated amp for Klipsch Heresy's, JBL 100's or 150's?, or HPM-100's? What do you guys think, any recommendation would be appreciated.



Go for something with a true ribbon tweeter, the kind that has an ultralight ribbon of aluminum suspended vertically by the ends.

None of the speakers you list use this kind of tweeter, but believe me, true ribbons will blow your mind!

post #120 of 1257
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Go for something with a true ribbon tweeter, the kind that has an ultralight ribbon of aluminum suspended vertically by the ends.

None of the speakers you list use this kind of tweeter, but believe me, true ribbons will blow your mind!


What kind of speakers have that?

 

 

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