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  1. newandold

    Where can I get a replacement for Allison CD-6 Tweeter

    The Allison 5 and Allison 7 pre-date the CD series, but all of them are 2 way 4” tweets that fit and work like the originals. There are more... The AL 110, 115 and AL 120 additionally
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    Where can I get a replacement for Allison CD-6 Tweeter

    EBay is the best place to find one or a whole system to use for parts. An A4, 5,7, can also be used. Bill
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    Re cone CD-6 Tweeters

    No. Some end users have had luck (as I have also) resoldering the leads, or repairing those leads that corroded under the mesh screens (if so equipped). but the voice coil, not a chance. Bill
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Allison-Ic10-Speakers/303087339494?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180816085401%26meid%3D1ef791b6a80c4797884dbc1242e8f868%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D303087339494%26itm%3D303087339494&_trksid=p2481888.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3Afbbc81be-44c2-11e9-8891-74dbd1806f9c%7Cparentrq%3A71e45b8c1690ab1d0a192aeeffeb64b3%7Ciid%3A1 If Interested, Bill
  5. Chris, When you do that, try to have a second pair of gaskets at the ready. Those new woofers fit ok in the newer cabinet from reincarnated Allison Acoustics, but I heard from others that installing a pair in your cabs has the magnets banging into each other for lack of clearance. Supposedly doubling up the gasket solves that. Maybe that’s why yours are how they are (the other guy didn’t know?) Bill
  6. newandold

    Using AR speakers in a home theater?

    Well then, you would HATE what’s going on in my living room! You reminded me of when I was still living at home and my gear was in the basement, and my Dad’s easy chair was right above me on the main floor. When the bass got cranking, so did his foot to the floor pounding the “turn it down” signal. Bill
  7. I had the same, but only in one cabinet. It ruined the bass in that one cab. For me and if I were keeping those systems, I would have replaced the newer woofer with an original most likely From EBay. The main reason I never bothered was because I had begun using the Ones with a Subwoofer. The 80 hz. Crossover point eliminates the issue and further with the speakers set to small in the processor settings. I still have one of those new generation woofers unused in a box going back to 2000. Bill
  8. newandold

    Using AR speakers in a home theater?

    I would go with 80hz and TRY the “small” settings on all the speakers. A high quality subwoofer that is a nice acoustic match for the AR, like HSU, SVS or Velodyne (as examples, ) will still allow all of those high quality mids and tweets to deliver the goods. You save on amplifier power and protect those valuable older AR woofers from excessive LFE. I’ve been doing this for 18 years with the Allison’s, which have very similar power handling/requirements and it’s real sweet. Bill
  9. newandold

    Old Man and his AR 4Xa

    Hi Earle, I enjoyed reading your post! God bless at 89 you still have the bug. If I were you I would see if one of the members here that likes to rebuild those pots would like to take the 4’s off your hands, so you could replace those systems with a pair that have NO such control of the mix. I am 25 years your junior, and Washed my hands of those things years before that. I had 2ax, my Dad had 2a’s and my brother 4ax, and the pots were a never ending problem on all three pair. I really enjoyed the sound of my 2ax when they were dialed in just right, but when the pots would screw up It was always problematic getting the mix back to the same place. These days I enjoy things simpler with fixed position drivers and controlling the mix by other means. Bill
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    Allison IC-20'S (in original boxes for 20 years!)

    The way I added drivers to the Allison One was to jump to multi channel audio video, with them, starting all the way back in 2000. That brought the driver count up from 12 to 20 plus the Subwoofer, and that brought the count to 21. Adding the Subwoofer with an 80hz. Crossover point was the first most dramatic thing I ever did with those systems. I had a blast revisiting my collection of music with that integration. Its great that I got lucky later on with a pair of IC’s, but their impact was reduced in the overall system. Bill
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    Allison IC-20'S (in original boxes for 20 years!)

    Hi Mike, I’m sure I can dig out the dimensions on the cabinets though your specific request leaves me somewhat confused. I need to throw some water on your ambitious idea and don’t take it to heart, but at this point in time no one could possibly replicate IC20’s...no not even close, for many reasons. Not the least of which are the woofers and the reverse tube assemblies, both totally unique to that loudspeaker. For 35 years I (very happily) drove the Allison:One. If you whip a pair of Those puppies into top shape, you’ll be as close, these days as you can get. Bill
  12. newandold

    CD6 Tweater looking for a replaicement

    Yes, sometimes with TLC the dome will pull out, however he did not say if any sound comes out (DOA)? Bill
  13. newandold

    CD6 Tweater looking for a replaicement

    A drop in replacement from an AL 115 is available now on EBay. Bill
  14. newandold

    Allison 9 mid range driver

    Scott, That driver is used in models 1,2,3, both versions of the Eight, yours and the IC 20. Your tale is s heartbreaker...Bill did a ton of work for me over the years. The earliest mids with front leads and no rear spades would be the toughest retrofit, but not impossible. Bill
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    Allison IC-20'S (in original boxes for 20 years!)

    It’s hard for me to believe that already, it’s been 6 and a half years since I parked the IC 20’s In my listening space. All is working just as it should. Bill