Jump to content
The Classic Speaker Pages Discussion Forums

Leslie

Members
  • Content Count

    7
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Leslie

  • Rank
    Newbie
  1. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    Hi Vern, (and anyone else reading this...) I'm still confused. I received the little red fuse caps and the AGC-2 fuses and popped a cap and a fuse into the broken speaker --and it's working wonderfully now. The fuse cap clicked in and fit perfectly. No more tin foil! And I don't really care that the cap is red since I keep the grills on the speakers so the cap isn't visible. But the part that is confusing me is... The seller did say that he was selling just the caps. So am I still missing the body of the fuse holder? (My other speaker only had a cap and a fuse --no "body" either.) And if I am still missing the body of the fuse holder, does it mean that by just using the cap and fuse I'm still bypassing the fuse protection? --Is using just cap and fuse the equivalent of tin foil? In the end, the speaker is working and sounds great so I'm happy. I'm just curious about the fuse holder. It doesn't seem that the slot that the fuse fits in is big enough for another piece (the body). I posted the picture in case anyone is tired of dealing with tin foil and would like a fuse cap. But maybe in the long run it's the same as using tin foil. I don't really know...
  2. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    Hi Vern, Thanks very much for answering. I'm still not exactly sure what I'm looking for. (--Until today, if someone said "bezel" I thought of jewelry, not fuses.) I'll keep looking on eBuy and eBay and if a seller describes a 5/8" Littelfuse square fuseholder I'll know enough now to pay attention. I ordered the correct fuses as soon as I read about them and they should be here any day now. I guess I'll resort to the old tin foil trick. One of my speakers played that way for 20 years without any damage. Eventually I may find that elusive fuse holder... Thank you for helping.
  3. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    Ha, Kent, you were absolutely right. Much better to wait until I climbed up there. And I did just climb up there. I switched the fuse holder and fuse from the working speaker and into the broken speaker and the formerly broken one sounds wonderful! It IS just the fuse. Attached is a picture of my fuse holder (black).It's really no more than a cap that snaps in. Also attached is a picture of a cap I just bought. What do you think? Do you think the red one will work? (I hope you can see the attached pictures. I wasn't sure how small I should make them.) My tuner arrived today too. Earlier than expected. It's been a very good day for audio. Thanks very much for your interest and patience.
  4. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    This is what I remember. There were quite a few available just recently, but none now that I could find. (Haven't looked at the intact fuse holder yet.)
  5. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    The Avid 103 takes a 2 amp quick acting AGC-2 fuse. A member named Rizzoj2000 posted pages from an actual Avid manual on the "AVID 103 fuse size" thread. That was great! I also learned that the model 103 is rated 20 watts minimum and 150 watts maximum. (I have a NAD 314 amplifier and just bought a NAD 4220 tuner which should arrive Tuesday! That's what got me moving on the speaker problem.) There is also information on the balance switch settings which I never really had a clue about and always kept in the center position. Good to know there is no correct setting and I should just play with it until I find what sounds best in the room. This website has already given me so much information. I'm at work now and can't wait to get home and up that ladder to see what fuse holder I need! I'm very hopeful now. One more, possibly stupid, question... The 103 speakers are up on a shelf near the ceiling and they're both lying on their sides. Is that okay or should they be upright? Thanks again.
  6. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    Hi Kent, I'm going to replace the fuse first to see if that fixes the problem. If not, I've decided to have the speaker repaired. I really don't want to give these 103s up. And, I will try to find the correct fuse holder. I didn't even understand that jamming the fuse in with tin foil bypassed the protection until I started reading everyone's comments on this site. (--If the problem is just the fuse, it will be a DIY project, but if it's anything more complicated I should probably entrust it to someone who knows what he's doing.) I did go to the Littelfuse site after reading the previous posting, but there were so many fuse holders! My speakers are high up on a shelf and I'll have to climb up on a ladder to get a look at the intact fuse holder to see what I need. It may well be the one you provided the link to. Thank you very much! I'll let you know. Also, I thought I read that the speakers would still work with the fuse removed, so I began to think my speaker had a much bigger problem. Thank you for giving me hope that is is just a minor fuse problem. I'll be checking the fuse holder and ordering it (I hope) and some AGC-2 fuses this weekend. I will report back on how it goes. Thank you very, very much for your help. I really appreciate it. Leslie
  7. Leslie

    Avid 103 repair

    Hello, I'm a new member who joined because of the great information I found on Avid 103 speakers in the thread "Avid 103 fuse size". I've had a pair on Avid 103 speakers since the early '80s and loved them, but one is no longer working. The sound coming out is muffled and muddy and it seems neither the tweeter nor mid-range is working. I was about to replace them, but decided to look up repair info first. The fuse holder on this speaker broke years ago and a friend used tin foil to jam the fuse back in. It worked that way for decades. I seem to remember that the speaker behaved exactly the same way --no tweeter, no mid-range, when the fuse was removed. I'm going to try replacing the fuse first --now that I know I need an ACG-2. (Thank you!) But I'd like to ask a couple of questions... Do you think this is a fuse problem? Would the tweeter and mid-range stop working if the fuse was blown or not making contact? Does anyone know where I might find a replacement fuse holder? I've looked around the Web, but found nothing. Any good vintage speaker parts sites? I happen to live in Rhode Island (where my Avids were born). Does anyone know of reputable speaker repair shops in the area that you trust with old stereo equipment? Thanks, Leslie
×
×
  • Create New...