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post #631 of 1257
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Oh man, are those Altecs in the third photo?

And here's my recently-repaired Maggies (MGII). Loving the larger-than-life presentation, and in my smaller room, they're really not bass-light by any means.
Please excuse the pathetic excuse for a photo. Cover is off of the left one for testing.

Oh man cool you know what they are. yea they are altecs. nice i have maggies also but not in my pics cause they arnt that vintage.i have some pics of my esl though. rewireing the maggies are a pain cause the wire is soooo thin

 

 


Edited by Spriggs - 2/18/13 at 11:30pm
post #632 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Spriggs View Post

Rewireing the maggies are a pain cause the wire is soooo thin

Oh, tell me about it! Forget trying to do it without silver solder either. Hopefully I won't need to do it again for a good while.
post #633 of 1257
Double post, again. iPad version of the site has been doing that a lot lately.
post #634 of 1257
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Oh, tell me about it! Forget trying to do it without silver solder either. Hopefully I won't need to do it again for a good while.

you and me both.

post #635 of 1257

Nice looking speaks there, fellas!

 

 

I finally took the plunge into refoaming. I have been looking for a pair of Infinity Kappa 5's for quite a while, as I want to give a pair to my brother.  I have Kappa 6's and love them.  But the Kappa 5 is a bit of a rare bird, and even moreso as I wanted them in oak. Finally scored a pair at a decent price, but the reason was the woofer foam was totally shot.  
 
I have never refoamed woofers before, so I was a bit nervous.  I've read up a lot on it, and decided to try.  I ordered the appropriate kit from Simply Speakers.  The kit was good, as were the instructions, but its still not the easiest thing in the world.  Including waiting for the first dry cycle, it took 2.5 hours start to finish.  I am sure smaller woofers like this 6.5" are easier than the big ones. I did have to work hard on one to ensure no voice coil rub (I did them "by feel"), but I seem to have succeeded.  They sound great!!!! Going to be tough letting them go, but I think my brother will be psyched.  I won't claim that my refoam job was the prettiest, but its not horrid. Final product:
 

 

 


Edited by Skylab - 2/19/13 at 6:06am
post #636 of 1257
I have pioneer HPM60. they sound OK and would be much better in a big room with a proper subwoofer. But these ones had a driver replacement so the bass is all wonky. I sold the audioengine A5's and i'm looking for some sort of smaller bookshelf that can replace them but reach about as low and meld well with my dayton titanic MKIII sub.

http://imgur.com/a/a5cFq#0
post #637 of 1257

HPM-60's really shouldn't need a subwoofer at all.  You should look for a set of the original woofers.  They come up on eBay quite often.  

post #638 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Spriggs View Post

guys ready for my trump cards ?

 

here ya guys go

 

 

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1920's baby 

How does that sound? I would love to have huge horns once I get some space to put them in. That's beautiful.

 


My speakers:

 

post #639 of 1257

Very nice, Rik!!!!

post #640 of 1257
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Originally Posted by digitalmind View Post

How does that sound? I would love to have huge horns once I get some space to put them in. That's beautiful.

 


My speakers:

 

The Horns sound absolutly amazing all of the vintage western electric stuff sounds amazing.

post #641 of 1257

Can you compare them with large DIY horns using 6" or 8" fullrange drivers?

post #642 of 1257

Guys, has anyone ever heard of the speaker brand Lotte? Someone is selling it locally for $60. They're floorstanders, no pictures though because the lister had to delete the ad to update with new pictures.

post #643 of 1257

Did you go and take a look?

post #644 of 1257

Guess the Jamo 704s from the 80s are some kind of vintage too! -which are the speakers I use.

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I have an unusual problem. I don't know what brand my speakers are. I bought  them 2nd hand when I was 17 based solely on sound and price. I'm fairly sure they belong to the 70's based on build, size and sound (and the not-very-nice-looking fabric cone-cover), but they are sealed speakers with the backboard nailed down. I'm very happy with them, I love their sound even if the soundstage is a bit lacking. Any idea how I can find out? Thanks =)

 

EDIT: I bought them used from a store. I have no idea how many previous owners they had.


Edited by MrLazyAnt - 3/27/13 at 6:43am
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