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Old 24th September 2006, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Speaker reconing questions.

I hope I am posting this in the right sub forum.

I have an old drive-in speaker that I very seriously want to get in working condition.

The aluminum housing is stamped with a local, long gone Drive-In's name and I want to use it for watching DVDs.

The original Projected Sound cone is in very bad shape and needs replacing and I cannot find a replacement for it.

This just needs a normal speaker cone. 20Hz to 20kHz.

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Is there any reputable places you have expirence with on the net that do speaker reconing like this?

I already have put in a request for a quote from http://www.speakerex.com/

How much would a four inch speaker reconing cost?
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Old 24th September 2006, 06:20 AM   #2
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i remember talking to some vendors at a car show that a company still sells the drivers used in the drive-in speakers. It might be more economical to order a new replacement driver.
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Old 24th September 2006, 06:25 AM   #3
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That is the problem. Where can I order one?

They still make the exact drive-in speaker and aluminum enclosure I have for use today. However, I cannot find the exact replacemnt anywhere.

I even have psoted quireys at film collection and film industry forums.
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Old 24th September 2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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can't get an answer right away, but next car show should be in about two months.
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Old 25th September 2006, 02:11 AM   #5
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Default maybe...

http://www.miscospeakers.com

things like this are often found in television sets


http://www.calrad.com/calrad/index2.htm

pages 17-23
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Old 25th September 2006, 04:42 AM   #6
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that little pink cone speaker at the Misco site looks alot like my mystery 3 incher on the Used Driver thread
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Old 25th September 2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Scioneer

that little pink cone speaker at the Misco site looks alot like my mystery 3 incher on the Used Driver thread

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what brand of reel-to-reel, for whence it came?

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Look on Parts Express site or catalog. I saw some new drivers that look very similar and were inexpensive.
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Old 26th September 2006, 02:20 AM   #9
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ok i was at the Quitman Radio Shack franchise store and they had a few of the DIY speakers still in stock. They have TONS of that little 4 incher RS ( the 2 watt, 8 ohm boombox replacement)
sold in a bag that looks to be the same class of speaker as the one in your pic.

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in addition they had 4 4" woofers( these are pretty cool little woofers), a few 8 inch FRs( the big beefy one, but with a different cat. number than my 1043s for some reason), that oddball 4x10 with selectable impedence ( 4,8,16) , several of the fairly capable 8 inch wall mounts with volume( i have 2 of these already, not a bad sounding speaker, on par with the 1271), one of the DVC 6.5 inch Subs, and 2 15" gunslingers, er, Woofers.

Figured i'd give the full report.

let me know if you want some contact info for this store, you might could arange an order( or if your even in SW Georgia, check them out, seems to be a descent little "Goldmine" for RS DIY items long since gone from the corporate stores)


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what brand of reel-to-reel, for whence it came?

it was too beat up to tell, and it was a long time ago. Wish i knew.
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Old 28th September 2006, 02:15 AM   #10
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Thank you, all, for the input.

It looks like a stock $5 four inch speaker will fit.

Probably get one the next time I need to order some parts.
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