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post #496 of 1255

The guy is Howard of Audio Specialist in Los Angeles.

http://www.audiospecialist.com/

He is fairly well known around here and is sort of an institution. The problem is that he has a long waiting list and I do not know if he accepts work from outside LA but it's worth asking.

 

The stands are $20each IKEA kids benches (I need to look up the Ikea name). These come in unfinished with a red plastic cover. I simply applied a couple of coats of tint to get them darker.

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Where is this guy located, sluker?

 

 

Beautiful setup, btw. Where did you get your stands?



 

post #497 of 1255

Anyone know a good source for high quality speaker posts?   I redoing the post on various speakers I have.

 

Thanks.

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Anyone know a good source for high quality speaker posts?   I redoing the post on various speakers I have.

 

Thanks.



Parts Express

post #499 of 1255

Thanks.  I have a large pair of Advents I'm working on restoring.

post #500 of 1255

Better get some Howard's Restore-a-Finish!

post #501 of 1255

I thought about replacing the posts on my HPM-100s, but didn't want to be heretical. I just hate the spring-posts. I wanted to put in some nice 5-way, but wasn't sure if I could reuse the mount the current posts are on.

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Better get some Howard's Restore-a-Finish!



Thanks for the tip.  Besides the cabinets I'm re foaming the woofers and if I feel up to it maybe something updated in the crossovers.  

 

Don't know where I'll use them though.  I just added a pair of Gallo Strada's to my home system.

 

I got these large Advents at the Goodwill for $24 and couldn't resist.   Damn that Goodwill!  Every once in a blue moon you can find something good there and because of that one gets compelled to visit the place way more than anyone ever should.  Am I right? very_evil_smiley.gif

post #503 of 1255

I replaced the posts when I re-capped the crossovers in my HPM-100's.  WAY better to have nice 5-way binding posts.

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Thanks for the tip.  Besides the cabinets I'm re foaming the woofers and if I feel up to it maybe something updated in the crossovers.  

 

Don't know where I'll use them though.  I just added a pair of Gallo Strada's to my home system.

 

I got these large Advents at the Goodwill for $24 and couldn't resist.   Damn that Goodwill!  Every once in a blue moon you can find something good there and because of that one gets compelled to visit the place way more than anyone ever should.  Am I right? very_evil_smiley.gif


About three weeks ago I spent a few hours digging through the LPs at one of the Goodwill shops here in town. The electronics were just hit, but there was a decent pair of speakers. Pioneer CS-something. Not the 99s. I plan to go hit some of them again this weekend.
 

 



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I replaced the posts when I re-capped the crossovers in my HPM-100's.  WAY better to have nice 5-way binding posts.


I'm going to have a look back in the thread. I recall you doing that now. I'll make sure to take pictures all through the process. Do you happen to have the parts list for the re-cap?
 

 

post #505 of 1255

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=120454

 

Pretty much step by step instructions.

post #506 of 1255

Awesome. Thanks!

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Here are some pics of my HPM 1500 I purchased a couple weeks ago.

 

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These speakers sound fantastic. I am very happy with my purchase, However, I don't understand these super tweeters. I don't hear any sound from them when I put my ear real close. I asked the seller what was up with that and he replied the super tweeters were for subtle accents to the high frequencies. I thought he might be feeding me a line but I purchased the speakers anyway based on price and how great they sounded. When I have the time I will take them into the local stereo repair guy and have him take a look. At this point, I am not too motivated to haul them around. I'm having too much fun listening.

 

The mids and highs on these speakers are super fine. I come from a collection of dark headphones(hd 650, lcd 2, dx1000) so it is nice to fall in love with the higher frequencies. Bass just seems right and can go deep. I really have no reference point as these are the best speakers I have owned. If I have to sink some money into them at some point, I won't mind.

 

Alrighty..........time to que up some pink floyd!!tongue_smile.gif

 

 

 

post #508 of 1255

Claybum, those look awesome!  Very nice. 

 

Regarding the supertweeter, I am sure they're working.  There are quite a few threads about HPM supertweeters on AudioKarma if you want to feel better about it.  The supertweeter ONLY covers ultra high frequencies - 12 kHz and above.  If you are trying to hear the supertweeters while the rest of the speaker is playing music, you almost surely won't.  If you have the Stereophile test CD, try playing a 16 kHz tone.  Then see if you hear it.  Of course, the other question is - can YOU hear that high?  Not sure how old you are, but men progressively lose their HF hearing.  I can hear 19 kHz in my right ear, but not my left (I am 45).  I can only hear to about 17 kHz in my left ear.

post #509 of 1255

Skylab, I appreciate your info on the super tweeter! You have cleared up my confusion with these tweeters. As a 49 year old, my hearing is pretty shot. I spent my younger years playing drums in several bands. I also used to see about 60 concerts a year. These days I have to be careful what I subject my ears to. Only reasonable listening levels for me. The imaging on the treble is so nice that it was hard to believe there is anything wrong with these speakers. Thanks for the response.

 

 

post #510 of 1255

 I'm always at goodwill/garage sales/swap meets and such and always see old speakers and subs. I want to pick up a good set but need to know what to look for, are there any brands or specific styles I should keep an eye out for? Thanks!

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