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  1. Yikes, those woofers. Not sure they can be salvaged. Just gotta hope the glue isn't as strong is it is ugly. I would start by separating the surrounds at the edge of the cone and removing all of that through the frame first to make it at least seem manageable. May want to make sure you have operation tweeters first though, and if you don't, I'd be calling it a day with those and maybe the remaining tweeter and badges being of help to someone else. I've got an AR7 woofer sitting here doing nothing but taking up shelf space that I could send you, but shipping would just make that prohibitive.
  2. thanks guys. glenn did his grilles which inspired me to maintain the bevel on mine. It was difficult at best until I got access to just use the CNC. Glenn I believe went with 1" wood pieces but I went with the 3/4" BB ply to give it a bit more strength with consideration to those narrow pieces over MDF. With the velcro they end up nearly 1" out of course. Since these were CNC cut, I suppose I could easily cue up more if anyone is in need of frames. I can ship pretty inexpensively too. Let me know. Again, I miss 10" and 12" woofers.
  3. Finally got around to doing the grilles on the 12's. I've been off messing with other stuff including some ground up builds so since I have access to the CNC machine I went ahead and cut out new grille frames. Had some 3/4" baltic birch that seemed a good way to go since it was going to be painted anyway.
  4. First time checking in here to CSP in a while and it feels like I never was away. Love me some caps debate. Cool. Use whatever you want. Good catch by RoyC on the surround there. Roy keeping his eye on the ball. I'd reorient the coils too.
  5. Happy Holidays folks! Here is an initial one. Just finished restoring this Fisher tube console.
  6. Wow, yeah nice. Looks like they've been put away for a long time.
  7. I was given four of the 48b's. All surrounds needed attention. So far I got one set up and running and sold to my neighbor for $100. Two had spring terminals. Two had 5 way posts. They sounded good. But yeah, the finishes used are disappointing for sure compared to the AR's that came before. Could be cool to pull the vinyl and do a little real wood veneer on these.
  8. I have one nice full 4x in Walnut, and a 2nd that has a beat to hell cabinet not worth restoring. The parts are all good so I need a replacement cabinet if anyone has a nice unmolested empty one they can get rid of. Thanks!
  9. Pete, you still selling this stuff? I tried PM you but it said you can't receive messages. ?
  10. Really interesting. I am glad this came back up. I've been thinking a lot about speaker size and room matching lately. I think this was brought on by my discovery of how good the Ar12's did in my main listening room combined with the feeling that sometimes my much larger AR9's and ADS L1590's overpower the room at higher volumes. Too bad the 10pi did not stack up well against the others, and for interesting comments on the mid range SQ. It sure would be nice to have a more recent or modern build of an AR12 or 11 to try out. Something with a 10" or even 12" woofer but with improved midrange and tweeters. Nobody makes them! Especially in the old standard rectangular box format of the AR3 iterations. Maybe the ultra expensive Harbeth 40.1
  11. Grab em if you come across them for sure! Replacing the surround on the mid and the trim pads around the tweeters and mids make the restoration a bit more work, but well worth it. I really like how the cabinets look with the thin edges too. I will post photos as soon as I have the grilles done. Time to find the 11 or 10pi, although these are probably all I really need in my room with the quality and power of my amplification.
  12. I think the surrounds are already there Glenn! Thanks for the trim pieces for the tweeter and mid. They look great. Whatever the adhesive was on the originals is some tough gooey stuff. Now to do the grille frames.
  13. Great idea Larry. In fact I did do just that last week on a connection to a pair of super tweeters I added to my Concert Grands. Early ones for me too I think. They are some sort of metal. I didn't do the bypass caps. Suppose I could have since I have those little caps here for that.
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