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Old 14th July 2012, 08:40 PM   #41
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Coils are fine. Don't touch. See how you like it when repaired.
I did a totally different grill cloth by framing a sheet of 1/2 inch thick felt. This did wonders for the imaging and diffraction. I never loved the tweeters. Much better ones are out there not, but the mid and woofer were great drivers. Some internal cabinet work could help with resonances. The front and rear are coupled by the mid chamber. Clever. If I remember, foam stuffing. It has been a long time. Mine were teak and had about 50 coats of oil on them. Very nice.
Hmm interesting! This would be a speaker I wouldn't mind doing some mods to.

I can get you some better pictures if you wouldn't mind providing some pointers?
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Old 14th July 2012, 09:20 PM   #42
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Hmm is replacing the coils necessary? They should be OK, shouldn't they?
of course they should be fine; again earlier you spoke of replacing them.....

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Old 14th July 2012, 09:21 PM   #43
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of course they should be fine; again earlier you spoke of replacing them.....

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I did? I certainly don't recall that.. well, regardless, I only meant to replace the capacitors.
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oh. My apologies. It was another poster.
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oh. My apologies. It was another poster.
All good!

I'm looking to be ordering the replacements beginning of August, and when they come in the work will be done right away. So I'd say about a week into August these puppies will be restored.

Once that is done I shall report back.

Thanks again for all of your help guys.
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Old 18th July 2012, 01:54 PM   #46
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So in the process of restoring these classic speakers, I decided to restore the finish to the wood. Also, the capacitors have been ordered (wife agreed to let me get 'em early!) and so I will be fixing them up next week.

Here are some pictures of the before and after:

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I think they turned out great.

And then the two of them, with my IMF's:

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Old 2nd August 2012, 02:56 AM   #47
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Hey guys, thought I'd post back now that the crossover caps have been changed.

Well, they sound a million times better. I'm very impressed with these speakers.

Thank goodness nothing was busted driver wise.. all tested out fine, and it was definitely those capacitors. Gotta love it when it works out like that!

Thank you all for your help.. it was much appreciated.
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Old 16th October 2012, 07:12 PM   #48
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So in the process of restoring these classic speakers, I decided to restore the finish to the wood. Also, the capacitors have been ordered (wife agreed to let me get 'em early!) and so I will be fixing them up next week.

Here are some pictures of the before and after:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

I think they turned out great.

And then the two of them, with my IMF's:

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What did you use to clean up your 44's??
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Old 16th October 2012, 07:16 PM   #49
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Howard's Restor-a-Finish Neutral and Howard's Feed-n-Wax.
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Old 16th October 2012, 07:17 PM   #50
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thanks mate! I have a pair that need some TLC!
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