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Old 7th October 2019, 10:24 AM   #11
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People seem to complain that it's not as smooth on top and possibly less extended below compared to the 7.x. Am I misreading the various threads?

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Old 7th October 2019, 03:07 PM   #12
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When I read “drop in replacement”, I assume it means something that will fit in existing machined cutout/ rebate, and align with number and location of mounting screw holes. None of the new frame style series match the physical dimensions of their predecessors, and I’ve not heard all of the latest models, but by all accounts the Pluvia 7.2 HD is as close sonically to the old A7.3 as you’ll get.
I should think that with some clever wood bashing/ cosmetic surgery, a pair should be able to be retro fit into existing A7.3 enclosures. If previous drivers were fully rebated, as the Pluvia7 have both slightly smaller diameter through hole and flange, an adaptor ring would be required to fill the recess gap. There’s no reason that couldn’t become an accent piece.
Perhaps an accessory market for Stefan’s CNC shop.
Yes, I’m aware that depending on whether the original A7s used the optional extra rings there would be two potential sizes of such adaptor rings, but it should only be a few minutes of CNC programming / machining run time to blast out a small batch.
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Old 7th October 2019, 03:32 PM   #13
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When I read “drop in replacement”, I assume it means something that will fit in existing machined cutout/ rebate, and align with number and location of mounting screw holes. None of the new frame style series match the physical dimensions of their predecessors, and I’ve not heard all of the latest models, but by all accounts the Pluvia 7.2 HD is as close sonically to the old A7.3 as you’ll get.
I should think that with some clever wood bashing/ cosmetic surgery, a pair should be able to be retro fit into existing A7.3 enclosures. If previous drivers were fully rebated, as the Pluvia7 have both slightly smaller diameter through hole and flange, an adaptor ring would be required to fill the recess gap. There’s no reason that couldn’t become an accent piece.
Perhaps an accessory market for Stefan’s CNC shop.
Yes, I’m aware that depending on whether the original A7s used the optional extra rings there would be two potential sizes of such adaptor rings, but it should only be a few minutes of CNC programming / machining run time to blast out a small batch.
Thanks a lot Chris! I meant "drop in" more as suitable to the original Pensil enclosure for the 7.2. Not having to modify the cutout would have been an added bonus, but my main concern was not having to put together a new box. I am glad to know that failing to source a pair of a7.3 from Dave, the Pluvia are a decent replacement. I was so pleased with the A7.2, though that may partly be due to they being EnABLed.
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Old 7th October 2019, 03:48 PM   #14
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I googled and found an online seller in the Netherlands with stock of A7.3. Plus there's lots on ebay, so they are out there if you look.

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Old 8th October 2019, 07:07 AM   #15
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I googled and found an online seller in the Netherlands with stock of A7.3. Plus there's lots on ebay, so they are out there if you look.

jeff
Thanks jeff! That's most useful.I had not spotted those. From the listing title I thought they were 7MS.
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Old 11th October 2019, 08:56 PM   #16
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I’d say;

Ebay some old 7.3’s.
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Or add a super baffle, or simple ring to mount the smaller 7ms/p7.2d
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Old 12th October 2019, 01:59 PM   #17
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