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Old 3rd December 2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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I just bought some old CHEAP FR drivers with a wizzer.
Not much good but much better after coating the paper with a couple of coats of PVA, they are a bit harsh at the top end, I remember dave/planet10 had a trich with winding soft wool around the base of the wizzer but can't find the link or discussion thread.
Can some-one please point me to that thread or link.
Thanx in advance.
I only paid $5 for 3 drivers so not much lost if I fail, and it is fun tinkering, I'll do the baskets only if the wool trick cleans up the top end
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Old 3rd December 2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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G'day Moondog55,

Have a look at EnABL - Listening impressions & techniques post.
There is a link to an EnABL kit there as well.

When you see the impact on these, you'll probably want to try
some better ones.

What drivers did you get?

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Old 3rd December 2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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Isn't that the 98 cent mod? Wool or foam?
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Old 3rd December 2008, 01:36 AM   #4
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Yeah, I tried a search for that but couldn't find it.
The guy used foam placed around the back edge of the whizzer cone.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 01:41 AM   #5
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http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...284#post630284
(98 cent tweak info starts about halfway through the post)
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Isn't that the 98 cent mod? Wool or foam?

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Old 3rd December 2008, 01:44 AM   #7
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Nice images...........and a message.
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98 cent whizzer trick... in the original incarnation uses very low density foam (attributed to Marc Wauters -- probably adapted from Wharfedale's successful application in the Super X series).

Use an appropriate size rectangle of foam (ie furnace filter) to support the outer edge of the whizzer against the main cone.

dave

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That a picture of John?

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