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    Cizek Model II

    Yes, they wouldn't be the same without the original woofers. I would have passed on them as well, as finding a pair of Model Two woofers today would be a tall task. I managed to find a pair of Model One woofers at a small stereo shop in Brookline 5 years ago. Used them to restore a second pair of Model Ones. The Model Ones in the pic you posted are the first pair I restored 6 or 7 years ago, still have them. If I remember, on some of the Model One Woofers-- Cizek went as far as welding the magnets onto the basket and I think they may have even charged the magnets. On a pair I have here, there's a weld from each corner of the magnet frame to the basket.
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    Cizek Model II

    Cizek made the woofers for the Model One and Model Two in-house.
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    Dave, I first heard a pair of Model Ones in '82-- They belonged to my stepdad, and he purchased them in '78 I think. He later loaned them to a friend and never got them back. I found my first pair on Craigslist Boston 25 years later. I found the 2nd pair a year later which were given to me. I run one set on a late 70's and early 80's all Sansui system-- FR-5080 turntable with a Shure V-15 model III, TA-500 Tuner-Amp/SE-8 EQ/ SC5330 Cassette Deck and PCV-750 /CDV-350 CD players. What do you run your Cizek's on? I may be able to help you with some badges-- I made some reproductions that came out pretty good. They are not metal, but they are laser printed on Gold metallized stock, then laminated in plastic. I attached a picture of what they look like. I think I still have some of the gold stock left. Rick
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    Yes, I re-veneered the cabs on both of my sets of Model Ones. I used the Titebond Adhesive and Household iron method to adhere the veneer to the cabinets. I sprayed the De-oxit in the rheostats through an opening in the metal case , right where two black wires connect. I'm in the Boston area, about 40 minutes west of the city . Where are you located? Rick
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    Dave, I have not not recapped my crossovers (yet), but I know what you mean about the coils. There's one that's glued right to a couple of the caps with what looks like hot glue. It would be a task to recap them. My rheostats are OK. I sprayed some De-Oxit on them when I rebuilt my Model Ones. I'm still working on the second pair-- The cabinets are re-veneered in Black Walnut. I still need to recover the front baffle board with new foam, make some new grill covers and refoam the woofers. Rick
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    It could be a prototype-- I have an extra pair of Model one crossovers that I was going to create a schematic from, I never compared that drawing against the crossovers I have. Glad to hear the Model 1 is working. They're great speakers. I have two pairs that I restored. Pics of one pair of mine are in the Library section. Are you the original owner of your Cizeks?
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    I had clipped/saved the image from somewhere-- I finally remembered that it came from this article. http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Boar...-1134814704.jpg
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    Here you go. I'm pretty sure this is the Model One Crossover.
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    Cizek Model 1Rheostats

    Do your Model Ones have a label on the back? There will be an address for Cizek there. These are my best estimates: California Street in Newton, MA would be 1976 to 1978. Stevens Street in Andover, MA would be 1978-80. Canal Street in Lawrence, MA would be 1980-83
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    Cizek Model One Woofers

    Pics of the two woofers
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    Cizek Model One Woofers

    I have a pair of Cizek Model One Woofers for sale. Refoamed and ready to go. $150 for the pair , plus shipping.
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    Model One's - some restoration questions

    I can send you the image I have or I can make you a set of reproduction badges. They are not metal, but they look pretty good.
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    Cizek Speaker Badges

    I have the Gold/Brown and the Black/Gold badges from Model Ones. I'll send pics.
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    Cizek Model II - Differences?

    There were several types of badges - I have two pairs of Model Ones. One pair has a rectangular Gold Badge with dark brown lettering. The other has a rectangular Black Badge with gold lettering. The third type was the square Gold Badge with dark brown lettering, shown on the 727 and the Model Two in the library. AFAIK, the Model One only had the foam grills. It sure looks like the Model Two had foam and cloth grills. My Model Three has a black foam grill. >Looking at the Model II pictures we have in the Library it >looks like there are 2 different types of badges and possibly >2 different types of grills? > >Or are some of these misidentified as Model II? > >Mark >
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    Seeking Cizek materials...

    There is a Cizek Model 3 - 2 way with an 8 inch woofer and a Peerless Dome tweeter- I have one, new in the box. I can take pics for the site.
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