Grabbed a pair of Quantum 5's, who else has these things?

Discussion in 'Infinity Loudspeakers' started by kjack48230, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. kjack48230

    kjack48230 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Fellow AKer Kegger was selling a pair of Infinity Quantum 5's here. Got a lot of oohs and aaahs but no bites even though it was priced great! Luckily for me he knew I was a suckered for great gear and shot me a message about them.

    Went over and checked them out. Cabinets where in fantastic shape with only one minor chip that's easily fixable (3rd picture). The Watkins woofers need to be refoamed and are being packed to ship out for that (last picture). Took the mid and tweeter out as well, need to buff out the chrome plate on the Emit tweeter.

    Man, this cabinet is a beast! It's not the usual 3/4" thick MDF, it's a full 1". And has anyone ever seen the crossovers on these things? Wow! Check out the nudes! Suffice to say, this is going to be a fun project and I'm excited to hear what these things sound like after I rebuild the crossovers and get the woofers back.

    Has anyone else listened to these before and after a crossover rebuild? Just curious about what to expect.
     

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    AK'er Ken Boyd has a set of 5's and I think he likes his.
    I'd listen to them before I'd do a recap.
    Those big blue capacitors are supposed to be of high quality and the poly films are fine.
    The pots should be cleaned up/deoxit if they don't function properly.
     
  3. 7.62

    7.62 Gearhead Subscriber

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    I have a pair in my office, identical with the exception that I have the clear polycone woofer. Those cabs are impressive! Mine are pristine with the grills and the owner had some Beatiful stands made for them.

    I was going to sell them but I can't, there just to nice so I'm eventually going to use them as rear surrounds with the QLS-1's.
     
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    Congratulations, you did very well and I'm sure you'll love them when all is done! I think they sound incredible, great looking "bookshelf" speakers (that is if you're Paul Bunyon), and they don't make them like that anymore, as in timeless classics, do they :thumbsup:
     
  5. Kegger

    Kegger Anything can be S "MODed" Super Mod Subscriber

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    Nice start to the redo, keep us posted to the progress.. :thumbsup:
     
  6. kjack48230

    kjack48230 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sent the Watkins into Watkins. They are still in business, and they're actually selling the same woofers, modernize I would imagine. They'll have them refoamed and sent back by the end of next week.

    Just got done shining up the tweeters. First time I ever took one of these tweeters apart, those are some powerful magnets. Was a b trying to get it back together again. Hope I didn't screw it up.
     

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