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Old 14th November 2011, 06:59 PM   #31
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Tassos is still involved in the business, I believe. I liaised with him over the repairs. Even at trade price, which isn't much different to the retail one, repanelling is a very pricey game. They are completely transformed now, though!
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:08 PM   #32
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hi, yes i contacted the manufactures with a view to buying new panels and was quoted 2800 inc the xover being updated as they said the speakers would have to be retured to greece add shipping ther and back and its over 3k.
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:16 PM   #33
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For that price you're half way to the cost of a new pair . . . I'm not expecting to get more than 3K for our completely repanelled and updated Omicrons, and probably well under half the cost of a new set for the repanelled Omegas. Like I said, the shame of it is that they're not much better known. Everyone I know who has heard them feels the same way about them, yet the handful of reviews sometimes damn them with faint praise.
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:31 PM   #34
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There is no alternative than DIY then. This is too much money.
I bought mine in 91 and sold them in 2000. Got them for a good price back then and repanelling cost was 300 Euros, if I remember correctly, but this was more 15 years ago!
Good luck anyway.
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:58 PM   #35
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yes i agree its a shame they have not had more exposure i have heard them at hi fi shows in the past thats why i took a punt on them when they came up for sale the suspension of the bass panel it what sets them apart and being a bit easier to drive although my krell fbp 200 is doing a good impression of a convector heater at the moment so am not sure they are that easy to drive.
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Old 14th November 2011, 10:02 PM   #36
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The bigger the Analysis panel, the easier it is to drive: the Omicron is the hardest work, but our Omegas are pussycats.
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Old 15th November 2011, 07:29 AM   #37
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Bryan t, Just out of curiosity how thick is the mylar diaphragm? I have started using 6um but is very awkward to work with, too easy to tear. The panels look very simple to replace on the epsilons. So why it should cost that much, I can't understand. I could build 5 pairs for that money. I hope all goes well for the repairs etc.
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Old 15th November 2011, 09:12 AM   #38
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hi, yes i contacted the manufactures with a view to buying new panels and was quoted 2800 inc the xover being updated as they said the speakers would have to be retured to greece add shipping ther and back and its over 3k.
There's a different option:

Remove the bass panel and design a configuration of multiple conventional
woofers and appropriate XO. Maybe invest 1/3 of 3k and a bit of time for
development.

Crossover frequency is around 600Hz ?

Which are the specific properties of the bass panel that could
outperform conventional woofers ?

Horizontal dispersion matching that of the ribbon at XO ? Hm ...
Absence of breakup modes ? Hm ...
Efficiency ? Hm ...
Level of nonlinear distorsion ? Hm ...
Maximum volume displacement ? Hm ...
Low resonant frequency and rather high Qt ? Hm ...

This is DiyAudio isn't it ? Why don't take the damage and difficulty (cost)
in repairing as a start for something different.


Or maybe Jamesbos can develop a replacement kit ... seem's closer to you
than Athens.

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Old 15th November 2011, 02:03 PM   #39
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It is expensive regardless LineArray, literally making them throw away speakers if damaged, I'm sure this is killing there sales, poorly thought out IMO .

BrianT , thanks for the pics ...
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Old 15th November 2011, 02:41 PM   #40
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literally making them throw away speakers if damaged....
The Same can be sead for the Apogees....$2k-4k Magnepans...$7-1kbut people pay a lot of money for the speakers still.....now if your are say that I well pay more than $300-500...for a pr with one bad bass...if i had the money....$3k for a killer speakers with new bass...yes
But i know i could Diy these before any Apogee...All i could do is sale...
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