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Old 15th August 2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Found: A Distributor of OEM Drivers

This might be old news, but I found it interesting, and wanted to share.

The Speaker Exchange

I've only perused this site briefly, but it looks like they carry some OEM drivers for replacement. I'm not sure if you could get spec's on them, so you'd have to have measurement gear. A DIY project with one of these beautiful OEM drivers would be cool, and different!

Check out this Klipsch 8", for example:

Klipsch RF3 K-1083 8" Woofer | The Speaker Exchange®

What a gorgeous looking driver! It might be a little harder to work with than a lot of 8's if it is in fact a metal cone, but if we can judge a book by its cover for a moment, it looks like it could be quite the performer.
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Old 15th August 2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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From the same site:

Polk PSW505 12" Woofer | The Speaker Exchange®

A Polk Audio subwoofer for $80, that looks pretty nice. Polypropylene cone (I love poly cones, I can't help it - I'm stuck in 1994), bucking magnet, big surround. The basket simple basket and slight back-plate 'bump' suggest respectable excursion, but probably not as much as that surround would imply. Hopefully though, it's high compliance and low resonance - with a little sensitivity it might make a good low and clean (if not overly loud) sub. If I had to guess!
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Old 16th August 2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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No one is interested? I should mention that I have no affiliation with Speaker Exchange, I just thought it was a neat site.
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Old 16th August 2010, 11:56 PM   #4
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Interesting find! Thanks!
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Old 17th August 2010, 01:50 PM   #5
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No problem, ra7

This caught my eye for some reason:

Advent 2002, 3002, Amber, Prodigy, TWR 8" Woofer | The Speaker Exchange®

I like the classic sort of feel of a paper cone 8" with foam surround, and those lines where the tinsel leads are glued to the cone (I don't know what those are called!). I wonder how this driver would measure? It would fun to do a throw-back retro system with this and a nice dome.
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Old 17th August 2010, 02:08 PM   #6
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Yes, Im interested....Thanks.
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Old 17th August 2010, 02:14 PM   #7
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I like the Crown CP660 Power Amp for under $400.
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Old 17th August 2010, 02:39 PM   #8
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they do seem to have some "stuff" but not cheap...

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