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Old 22nd January 2019, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default Thought experiments and musings about old speakers

I've been going through my stash of old stuff and finding speakers mates have given my over the years and some of the drivers I have rescued from the roadside too.

I was never a critical listener when I was 14 to 18 YO but there were speakers I did really like for one reason or another but some things I do remember when talking to mates fathers who were listeners [ always the fathers never the mothers for some reason] and the differences between people who listed to classical and other "old fashioned " music and people who liked Rock&Roll and those who favoured speakers from different countries. Back then here in Australia it was British for the immigrants from GB in the main and probably an equal split between Japanese brands and USA brands and while it is probably a very broad generalisation most of the parents who listened to R&R favoured American brand speakers and those who preferred classical listed to Japanese brands and in those days I never bothered to analyze why.

One thing I remember vividly tho and which has always coloured my own DIY is that the bigger the speaker the better they sounded.

So going though my stash and looking at Japanese drivers from the late 60s and early 70s they all seem to have one major thing in common; relatively small magnets and incredibly light paper cones.
Would the Japanese drivers of the day had better and smoother midrange than similar sized boxes from America?

Having thoughts now about using some drivers to make a very old style monkey coffin using some old fashioned 12 inch woofers and this really nice Akai 10 inch woofer that has a very clear midrange and reproduced female voice nicely [ I got the boxes free because they had water damage and the old owner was downsizing] and I have the sealed back midrange and tweeters also.

Thoughts on my ramblings?
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Old 22nd January 2019, 06:58 AM   #2
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Agree that bigger speakers generally sound better. With a 12" woofer I probably wouldn't go bigger than an 8" midrange because it's more difficult to integrate a 10" with a tweeter, but it's not impossible.
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When I start the build I'll try and take pix along the way but somehwere in the pile of old drivers are a couple of very nice 60mm full range I was thinking of using
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Thoughts on my ramblings?

Hey, ask the mic's what they think of it. Personally, I would gladly give Kanazawa drive units a test drive and I have this gut feeling telling me that results would be awesome.
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I've found the same. So what is it, do smaller speakers have breakup at critical frequencies, is the midrange better on the baffle rather than around it? Old speakers may also have pleated surrounds. Paper is well damped, even though it is less than ideal in other areas it is still good to use.
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I had to Google Kanazawa It seems they used Coral drivers. So yes amazing I have one pair of Coral 8inch here just waiting.
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