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Old 23rd July 2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Cool Ohm Walsh 2 - can i cut these pool strainers off?

Hi. I have this pair of OHM walsh 2 speakers, picked up from a thrift shop, pretty neat but im dyong to cut these thick metal pool strainer style screen off the tops of them.

Can I?

won't i get a little more detial?

also i was thinking about bypassing the crossovers and running them full range with a first order cap on the tweeter.. but from the literature think there might be something special going on in the crossover thats there now?

any ideas?

PS.. im building a better set of speakers that will be ready next month. so if F*&$ these up.. i won't care too much.
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Old 23rd July 2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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Hi,

The above implies removing the "cans" is not a good idea.
At $500 dollar per "can" seems foolhardy also.
Modify the c/o to something simple is also usually not a good idea.

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Old 23rd July 2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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Default but why not?

i paid 25 dollars for them.
if you hadn't told me what they cost.. i would have lived happily chopping them up. = p

is anyone familiar with the crossover in these?
anything special going on?
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Old 23rd July 2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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Default do the cans contribute something?

do the cans contribute something? positive? aid dispersion?
or are they just protective?

if the latter im gonna cut um off and paint the drivers to look like little volcanos.. bounce army men off of em etc..

lol...
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Old 24th July 2006, 06:10 AM   #5
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paint the drivers to look like little volcanos
Painting drivers is sometimes a good idea but very often a bad idea and in the case of a bending-wave transducer (i.e. Walsh)most often a very bad idea.

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Old 24th July 2006, 06:31 AM   #6
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ok.. ill use chalk! lol!
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Hmmm.

I've got a really fast racehorse. I know, if I cut off it's head it'll go faster 'cos of less air resistance. Oh, and while I have my chainsaw out, I can practice my open heart surgery and put a greyhound's heart in it. They go fast, don't they!
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Old 24th July 2006, 08:59 AM   #9
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Hi,

Given that a new pair of walsh 2's (200) cost $3000,
would seem a waste to ruin such unusual speakers.

I don't know anything about them, but I'd proceed with caution.

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Old 24th July 2006, 01:38 PM   #10
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Default supter -t etc

Well,
My setup had been the super-t, eastsound e-5 and saba greencones mounted in the golden ratio open baffle.
Then I found the Ohms at a garage sale, and we familiar with their uniqeness and curious about how they would work.
8 months later im wanting to chop their heads off...
na. really
sren, you can get a pair like mine on ebay for about 150 dollars i believe, the olders ones like these turn up like Acoustic Research AR2's
total bargains ( I had some AR2 ax's from another garage sale and liked a lot about them..)

All in all though the saba 8" greencones in the golden ration ob was the best sound.. for me.. might have been perfect if i had added some matching tweeters. what the lacked was in the upper high freq's.

the walshes with the t-amp: loud enough for my apartment, i don't think ive ever had the volume more than half way up..
they have a neat sense of imaging
but the bass, even the midbass dynamics are not there.
great speakers for walking around the house, but i find that i never sit down to listen anymore. if that makes sense. and im missing something more intmate with all that sound bouncing around my place in every direction..
wish i had a very large room to try and air the out in, i think theyd be better. .but still no bass.

the t-amp and the eastsound are terrific. The eastsound e5 i got is phoenominal. In any setup, its been like night and day . The t-amp to a lesser extent, but very satisifying combo..

ok.. altec horns coming sortly.,
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