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Old 18th October 2012, 06:08 AM   #371
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Unfortunately I think the speaker either fell over onto something, or something was knocked into it, but either way, the top third of the 8" panel was punched completely out! Plastic grill & Mylar are destroyed. Amazingly, they still play... even the damaged panel works a little - buzzes, but works. I bought them this way (yes, they were pretty cheap), but at the time I didn't know how much harder 8" panels are to find.

I'm debating making a pair of 1+1s out of them, or maybe even trying a pair of spare Soundlab Dynastat/A2x panels I have, in place of the 8" Acoustat pieces.

I'm not exaggerating when I say I have a collection. My main (electrostatic)speakers are Quad ESL-63s on Arcici stands (I have several other cone speakers in other systems). Sitting in my basement in addition to the Model 3s,and a pair of Spectra 11s, I have a spare set of 63s (one bass panel has a tear), Crown ES224s (fully working, but I'm planning on restoring the cabs & power supplys), 2pr KLH9s (1pr good, 1pr for spares), Martin Logan CLS (1 panel stopped working, haven't yet diagnosed it), Soundlab Dynastats (+ pr of spare panels), and a box of misc. RTR & Janzen panels (10-12 maybe - all work, I think).
So you can see, I have quite a bit to work with, but not sure what I want to do with them. Any suggestions?
MY suggestion if but only if you don't like your music to loud, i would choose Acoustat 1+1s, first it is a good speaker when stock, but once modified it become's a very good speaker, second they are almost indestructable and will last a very long time, i'm not biased one bit.
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Old 18th October 2012, 12:01 PM   #372
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Wow. I just sold off my last pair of 8" panels.

I too have a few ESLs, a pair of Model 3's (Modded), a pair of Model 1 (Stock) and a pair of CLS I and CLS II Panels. I also have Tympani IVa and Tympani ID that I need to rewire (not ESL, but hey)...

The CLS I were torn apart and I replaced the mylar and spars...the CLS II has been opened, and mylar cleaned off (what filth).

My currrent setup is CLS I for 300hz and up (driven by a Acoustat MK-121A Interface), and the Model 3 300hz and below. I use a DCX2496 Active xover. Fantastic. I want to mod the model 3 interface to remove the HF transformer, and use just the single LF transformer, and drive all three panels from it 300hz and lower. Should be interesting.

The CLS's I like best for upper range. And to me the sweet spot IS much wider than the Acoustats.

Are you looking to sell your CLS Frames? If so, let me know.
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Old 20th October 2012, 09:00 PM   #373
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Just wanted to say thanks to all here for the help on the 1+1s. Sent my interfaces off to Roy Esposito and am anxiously awaiting their return. I'll get some pics of the room up when they are back.
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Old 21st October 2012, 03:28 AM   #374
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I have 1+1s and Xs on servos with fantastic results. Thanks to John for the 8" panels for the rebuild.
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Old 21st October 2012, 12:19 PM   #375
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Not a problem... I'll let you know if the others panels come available...

Trying to decide between heavily modified ML CLS, Magnepan Tympani IVa, and a modified Acoustat setup....not easy...
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Old 21st October 2012, 10:42 PM   #376
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Not a problem... I'll let you know if the others panels come available...

Trying to decide between heavily modified ML CLS, Magnepan Tympani IVa, and a modified Acoustat setup....not easy...

I figured out the imbalance on the speakers. Panels are fine preamp isn't although I can always use spares.
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Old 23rd October 2012, 01:15 AM   #377
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lpd - Cool - which panels sound better the X's or the M3's?
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Old 23rd October 2012, 04:07 AM   #378
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lpd - Cool - which panels sound better the X's or the M3's?
Same panels although I prefer the servo amps. I was nervous about the servos based on my web browsing research but with some TLC they are great. They really do midrange right. My 1+1s on interfaces are no slouch either.
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Old 27th October 2012, 05:48 AM   #379
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Default Congradulation Mike

Congradulation Mike for your purchase of the Acoustat's Spectra 22s that i sold you i hope that you will be happy i think that you made a very good decision these speakers are over 20 years old i know them very well they use to be in the family i am the one that bought the marble bases for them YES pink to match a black carpet in those days.

PS: Welcome to the Acoustat proud owners club.



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Old 27th October 2012, 11:40 AM   #380
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Thanks for the post...great pic...never seen any of this type...thay were DIyed??
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