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post #721 of 1227
Ruh-Roh...the vintage speaker bug bit me again! I picked up a pair of @1981 B&W DM-16's. Got them home, and did a complete clean-up: Howard's Restor-A-Finish on the cabinets, light soapy water on the lower grilles (which are around the base), and Meguiar's #40 on the rubber surrounds, which were very dirty. Overall they cleaned up nicely! They sound quite good although I need to listen more to get the full measure of them. I was shocked that they are taller than my Pioneer S-1010's, and are almost as heavy at 75 pounds each.



post #722 of 1227

Yeah... Happy someone got BIT!

post #723 of 1227

man i love B&W's style.  they look super clean and that wood! beautiful. 

excellent score Skylab.

its not a bug, its just that speakers are freaking awesome.  the soundstage and imaging is what i fell inlove with.  then when you get a detail moster, ohh, headphone like detail with speaker imaging.  heaven.  maybe maybe maybe maybe awesomer than headphones?

whats the process like cleaning up fabric speaker grills?  ive never attempted.  My KLF's grills def need it for when they go up for sale or into storage.

just finished up the cabs and replacing the drivers today.  all sewn up, just in time for my chorus to wipe the floor with them...

brought out the forte's too.

chorus smoked them both.

 

BUT BUT BUT, the chorus have about 250$ worth of Ti diaphragms in them.  so, i'll have to give the others a fair shot with the Ti before i make a final decision.


Edited by Rawrbington - 6/6/13 at 4:42pm
post #724 of 1227
Yup, that's a fact...speakers are awesome! And these are proving to be VERY good! In fact, better than I expected. Not sure why I didn't expect more, but they are really very good. They don't have as deep a bass as any of my big Pioneer speakers, but the minds are better than any of my Pioneers except the DSS-9. Very balanced.

And yeah, they do look very nice! I'm such a sucker for walnut-clad speakers redface.gif

Rawr, for cleaning grilles, first I vacuum them thoroughly. Then damp a towel with warm soapy water. Usually does the trick.
post #725 of 1227

They look nice indeed! I'm headed to Craigslist after dinner! 

post #726 of 1227

Woo Hoo! I still have my Kef Corelli's from 1981. I worked in a stereo shop outside of Chicago and got them for $330. That would be like $820 today! 

 

post #727 of 1227
Nice! I bet those sound good.
post #728 of 1227
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Nice! I bet those sound good.


Thanks! They do. The smooth British sound for small to medium sized rooms only. I certainly couldn't afford the 105's! bigsmile_face.gif

post #729 of 1227

Marantz HD 880

 

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post #730 of 1227

Wow, been away for a couple of days and great finds popping up everywhere lol. Well, I do have a good excuse though. Just brought home a new baby boy. At 38 I thought I was done, so now I'm definitely done.biggrin.gif

 

TheAnalogman those are some great looking bookshelves, and Skylab those look absolutely stunning!! Definitely a big thumbs up on those. Congrats all!!

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post #731 of 1227
Thanks Moody, and a BIG congrats to YOU!!!! biggrin.gif
post #732 of 1227
Thanks!!
post #733 of 1227
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Wow, been away for a couple of days and great finds popping up everywhere lol. Well, I do have a good excuse though. Just brought home a new baby boy. At 38 I thought I was done, so now I'm definitely done.biggrin.gif

 

TheAnalogman those are some great looking bookshelves, and Skylab those look absolutely stunning!! Definitely a big thumbs up on those. Congrats all!!

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CONGRATS on your own contribution. wink.gif

post #734 of 1227
Congrats moodyrn!
A future audiophile no doubt.
post #735 of 1227
When you say that you "Just brought home a new baby boy."

Did you pop out for some vintage speakers and come back with a baby instead? Lol
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