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First-timer speaker refoam - Does size matter?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Jibe01, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Old Ears too

    Old Ears too Active Member

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    Jibe01 - Glad to see you're getting things straightened out on these. Kind of like dealing with old cars, you can't really be sure what a previous owner may have done to them. The fiberboard gasket reminds me of the woofers on my Column II's. The kit I got for those did have new gaskets with it, but, alas, Orange County Speakers is no more now.
    These fellas have you on the right track now. Let us know how they turn out.
     
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    Jibe01 New Member

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    Thanks Old Ears. I haven't posted recently because I've been busy, but I did get the gaskets off ok with an X-acto. I'll upload more pics as I advance. I really appreciate all the great advice from everyone. I have the new capacitors sitting on my desk - next step is to recap the crossovers, then re-finish the walnut veneer. Just couldn't say no when I saw the 7's sitting at GW for $9.99.
     
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    Old Ears too Active Member

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    How big are these speakers?
    I'm not familiar with them at all.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I couldn't pass on the auction for the 3008's I got, even though they were a lot more money. Hard to resist such good looking wood.
     
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    Jibe01 New Member

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    Here are the specs, including size The walnut veneer is in excellent shape on the sides, but the tops show some wear
     
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    Jibe01 New Member

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    Well, I finally got the midranges re-foamed. I did put the gasket on top of the foam as recommended. Thanks for the advice in getting this done correctly. There is a little bit of excess glue on the right side of the cone, but doesn't seem to affect the sound. I did recap one of the speakers and hooked them up to my Sansui 2000a receiver. They sound good, but both & friend & I could tell only a little improvement in sound from the recapped speaker over the unrecapped speaker. Thanks for all the advice on the re-foaming.

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