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RSlllb -about to begin a restore/mod project with some questions

Discussion in 'Infinity Loudspeakers' started by spaceysounds, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. geoff727

    geoff727 Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing your finished product.
    Geoff
     
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    spaceysounds New Member

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    Here's a picture of the new base for the towers. It's a 2" maple slab with adjustable spikes. I also increased the size of the holes in the tower base so I could use thicker bolts to attach to the slabs. I wanted it to match the colour of the speaker grills, this is as close as I could get. Kona brown stain with wipe on poly finish. I learned the 'tried and true' brand finishes don't work very well for durability.
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  3. geoff727

    geoff727 Well-Known Member

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    MUCH better than stock! Have any pics of the underside? Are you going to attach the angled piece (or maybe attach it to the underside of the speaker instead)?
     
  4. spaceysounds

    spaceysounds New Member

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    Here's a picture of the bottom of the base. They're not sitting on the small steel cups/pucks at the moment. I used 5/16 x 3.5" bolts and larger t-nuts inside the cabinet. I decided to bolt them directly to the new base and leave out the angled piece as the spikes are adjustable. The new base plus spikes raise the cabinet about 3" over stock. I bought this model:
    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dss4-g-gold-speaker-spike-set-4-pcs--240-718
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  5. slimpikkins

    slimpikkins Super Member

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    Now you're rockin!
     
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    spaceysounds New Member

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    All capacitors have been replaced.
    All are Dayton Audio polypropylene except for the two large electrolytics. There were no exact matching values so I combined values to equal the stock values. Here are the part numbers from Parts Express:

    5uF
    027-210 - 1.0uF 250V - 5%
    027-226 - 4.0uF 250V - 1%

    7uF
    027-218 - 2.7uF 250V - 1%
    027-419 - 4.3uF 250V - 5%

    16.5uF
    027-412 - 1.5uF 250V - 1%
    027-432 - 15uF 250V - 5%

    600uF
    027-360 - 100uF 100V
    027-378 - 500uF 100V

    15W 5ohm potentiometer was replaced with a new unit.

    Internal wiring was replaced with Supra Classic 1.6.
     
  7. geoff727

    geoff727 Well-Known Member

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    IDEA...
    Strip the original finish off the speakers. Re-stain them in the same Kona brown you used on the bases. Poly as well. Re-cloth the grilles in the darkest jet black cloth you can find. Take the Infinity logos off the grilles. paint them jet black. Then lightly sand the raised letters till you get through the paint to the bare metal. If you sand with 1500 grit, you should be able to sand it to a clean sheen. The silver lettering and Infinity logo will pop out from the dark colors and will look great.
    G~
     
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