oh no polydome going

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  1. pharoah

    pharoah Active Member

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  2. chef free

    chef free AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    They look pretty yellow! Are they cracked yet? If not you might be able to rescue them with some 303 UV protectant...
     
  3. pharoah

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    that photo is old.one of them has a small crack,and a missing chunk.
     
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    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    What place? You didn't link to anything.
     
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    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    Fabric domes and polys... Completely different beasts.

    If you're looking to replace with something modern wait for the Infinity guys to chime in. It's outside the range of my experience.

    That said, yes, SimplySpeakers is legit.
     

     

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    yeah I am aware of that fact.that is supposed to be about.the only replacement available.i realize it isn't real bad yet.i really don't perceive a difference in sound.i do want to get something before it gets any worse.
     

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    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    Heard very good things about Millersound, yes.
     
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    ok thanks everyone.its nice to have options.
     
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    Midwest Speaker repair is offering an aftermarket replacement dome. It's fairly new, so not much feedback yet. I'd probably use Bill LeGall at Millersound, but I just wanted you to know about all options.
     

     

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    cool thanks.I know madisound has a replacement to.the scanspeak at madisound.it looks identicle to the one at simply speakers.
     
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    Just had mine repaired by MIllerSound, they did a great job. $183 to repair both and that covers the return shipping.
     
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    Booy I hate the sound of that .. "Oh Noo My Polydome !!! " I haven't tried and don't need to yet (gulp) any replacements but based on my readings I would not consider any option other than Millersound . 183 is a bargain to keep the kappas going .
     
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    The Madisound driver is 6Ω compared with 4Ω for the original, so that may affect the crossover frequency. Some people on AK who've tried it say it's not an ideal replacement.
     
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    so no go on the Madisound driver good to know.well new development.while listening earlier I heard a clear distortion.it was in a voice from a youtube video.checked my speaker another chunk come off.so they are temporarily retired.
     

     

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    There are also decent original ones on eBay sometimes I bought several sets as backups but wouldn’t hesitate to use Miller sound.
     
  18. MoreBeer

    MoreBeer Money + Money =More Money

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    The NEW midranges are going to be much better than the dust cap contraption Miller Sound uses to replace the old dome. I can't see going that route.
     
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    I’m working on an actual reproduction of the original Polydome... NOT Silicone, and NOT a Dustcap glued to a Surround! Real Polydome, original clear material, replicated scientifically starting first with a molecular analysis of the original material, which has now been sourced, and currently tooling is in production and I will have samples soon. Acoustic measurements in and out of an Anechoic chamber will be provided.
     
  20. Listnnthdark

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    Just curious more beer .. Have you heard the millersound replacement dome ?
     
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