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Old 6th March 2017, 06:09 PM   #11
ricardo1e93 is offline ricardo1e93  Portugal
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Meanwhile I've been reading about TL designs and horns but I'm still lost at that one part: What does the reversed horn shape just after the driver. Normally an horn is made to increase the amplitude from what I know, so, does the reversed compress the air?

I need to read a bit more
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Old 13th August 2017, 03:02 PM   #12
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i just bought sw30 from flea market . sound good . i will clean the internal cabinet . but all screw are rusty .

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Old 7th February 2018, 08:02 PM   #13
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Smile No, this project isn't dead.

Sorry for being for so freaking long without saying anything. Oh and good year btw

Anyways, yeah, I've been trying to look for a similar working driver (the dark gray coned one) for that long and found absolutely nothing.

I've been thinking about a two way or maybe full range, with a pair of dayton neo woofers, ND105's if not mistaken and cheap pair of tweeters yet to be decided.

Also, I still got no clue of how that box actually works... I think It might be a reversed horn+Tline... but why the shape of the box makes it sound so peculiar?

I've tested the boxes with more recent cheap full range driver and the thing sounds about the same, only a bit graspier in the highs (again, cheap driver).

Any opinions/help is deeply appreciated.
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Old 26th February 2018, 08:46 PM   #14
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Great news, finally found the perfect speakers for my small AKAI SW-35 towers.

Basically, my teacher brought me some old AIWA CS-5 bookshelves that which only the drivers where good, the boxes we're rotten. Apparently these came from a small stereo system.

But again, only got the speakers, and they we're for free. Well, they kinda served as a payment method for a my teacher's home cinema repair.

Anyways, have some (not mine) pictures from the same boxes I got.

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Also, the AIWA CS-5 speakers kinda looked like the 12F-35 (the rounded chassis white coned drivers) but in the chassis of the 12F-35C (the grey coned speaker). You can see pictures of those on the first post.

I hope I can make some updates of these... my life is kinda grey right now lol
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Old 7th April 2018, 09:05 PM   #15
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Great news, just got some wood to start working. Videos coming soon!
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Old 8th April 2018, 02:42 AM   #16
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Old 14th June 2018, 09:24 PM   #17
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Same, can't wait to FINALLY getting the front parts done so I can show you what's it's looking like and what I plan to do ^_^
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Old 17th June 2018, 07:13 PM   #18
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Default Re-glueing the suspensions

Yep, as the title says pretty much lol. Have some pictures.

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The chassis a bit corroded, not too damaged thought. Gonna leave it as it is.
So I used normal wood glue, should do the trick. I did thought about super glue but that could literally eat the material.

I also did try do clean the suspensions a bit with some cotton, but a old teeth brush would be better to do that.

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The nozzle was to thicc Used a toothpick instead.

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Adding some weight and going to leave for the night to dry. Let's see how it is tomorrow. Cheers

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Old 21st June 2018, 05:18 PM   #19
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Just noticed a broken link on the picture showing of the unit which this speakers came from. I wanted to edit so I wouldn't need to repost twice about the same thing, but still have a picture.

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Old 22nd June 2018, 02:04 PM   #20
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Good looking driver you have there. Did you sort out how to modify your end-loaded TL to address the lumpy bass response?
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