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  1. KLH Model 6 restoration- no driver access

    This was couple years ago, but I took GD70's advice and found a pair of decent KLH 6 grills and cut the near perfect cloth and resealed with Roy's gue. It did make the speakers sound better. The thing is I wound up with another pair of 6's to get the grills. I was going to part them out, but they were way to nice so I restored and sold them with new 18 ct. lambswool grills
  2. Hi, New With New To Me AR-2ax Pair

    bfastr The early AR2ax's with the alanco woofers and the orange hard dome tweeters were made from 1964 to 1970 and had serial numbers up to 125,000. The tweeters are the same ones used in the AR3 and the AR2a. The woofers are slightly different from the ones used in the AR2 and the AR2. The 3 had a 12 in alanco woofer. My first set came from Goodwill and has serial numbers 81500 and 87697. They probably did not originally come together because of 6000 difference in serials. The new set came to me from St Paul MN craigslist and have serial numbers 38728 and 40611. I would guess yours are from around 1968 or 1969. When you open them up you may find drivers with date stamps. Some members here prefer the early models, but to tell you the truth my foam surround examples sound equally fantastic.
  3. Hi, New With New To Me AR-2ax Pair

    I am not really new to the AR2ax scene like sarals and bfastr. I have examples of all three versions of the 2ax speakers. Speaker on the left is the large woofer frame transitional model made only around the 1970-71 time frame. In the middle is a early version with the cloth surround alanco woofer. On the right is the most common later version with the smaller woofer frame. I wholeheartedly agree with Aadams insights, for both refoamed woofers have the filled fillet surrounds. Also agree about those problematic pots, which will be discussed as this thread progresses. About three weeks ago I found another pair of early 2ax's. What makes these different to me is they are untouched and completely original. The grills are still factory attached with the little staples still in place. I will be watching this thread as I decide what to do. I don't want to disturb them any more than I have too. You can see that these were hung on a wall for many years. Looking forward to you guys getting your 2ax's restored and possibly catching the classic speaker bug.
  4. Instead of Smoke on the Water it was Smoke on the Dynaco
  5. Filled Fillet Foam on AR-9 8" LMW

    Rick Cobb email rcobb@tampabay.rr.com
  6. Filled Fillet Foam on AR-9 8" LMW

    The foams are 8 in. boston acoustics type filled fillet polyether foams. I first got them from John McPeak of msound. He is no longer in business so now I get them from Rick Cobb. Ricks part number is 610365BAF-1. I use Aleene's Tacky Glue and they seal just fine. Yes these are the surrounds I will be using on my AR9's lower midranges (200027-0)
  7. What size are the holes? If they are not too big I would drill them to a standard size and tap in a hardwood dowel the length of the thickness of the back. You could use a bit of wood glue in the hole first.
  8. Filled Fillet Foam on AR-9 8" LMW

    I pulled one of the Lower MidRanges out of my 9's which need new foam. They definitely have the silicone bead treatment around the inside roll. Also they are what I believe to be the correct drivers. Last year I refoamed some 200037 woofers with the same treatment. I tried to use rubber cement to recreate the bead, but found it to be too thin and runny. I wound up using some clear DAP silicone which turned out to be a bit challenging trying to figure out the correct method to apply the material. Later I did a set of AR 15 200001-1 woofers and used some filled fillet surrounds. I have about a dozen sets of JBL type 8 in.surrounds left, but for now I am using the filled fillet surrounds on anything I really care about. They do fit, although they are more difficult to position correctly. I recently re foamed a set of 200037 woofers and tried to make they look more like the 200001-1 type. I added a flat dust cap cut from a egg carton and a mesh dome cover over that. Here they are next to a 200001-1 with the regular surrounds. I plan on using some filled fillet surrounds on the AR9 LMR. A good Sunday projet maybe.
  9. ar 25

    I love my 25's. Not sure where they fall in the AR chronology. I guess they are the 25th anniversary model. Not included in the ADD series, most people include them in the 9 series. They have the woofer and the tweeter of the AR 17, same crossover with a single 6uf cap. Yet the tweeter is centered like the AR18S, and the cabinet and foam grill and badge and binding post are definitely ADD series design. Kind of the red headed stepchild of the AR 8 in. two way speakers. I am keeping mine.
  10. Never heard the 12" at its best

    When your 9's were restored was there any internal bracing added. I was thinking of adding some criss cross bracing above the woofer chamber and right below the lower mid driver. Another thought I have had is lining the interior cabinet walls with some type of Dynamat material to reduce vibrations.
  11. KLH Model 6 restoration- no driver access

    I did a set like yours a few years ago. Hope this helps. http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/klh-model-six-restoration.632555/#post-8384445
  12. Picked up some more AR speakers

    Here is what a google search turned out. http://www.randolphproducts.com/products/industrial-coatings/#ecl It is definitely not a flat black. Not really a black black. It does have a slight luster. I recently used some chalkboard black on some AR 6 baffles. Now that is a black black. If the paint doesn't match perfectly it would not be too hard to do the entire back and base. I was just going to use a sharpie on the little rub on one of my backs.
  13. AR-4 Cap Replacement Help

    You can use these 6uf capacitors https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/carli-capacitors/carli-mylar-6-mfd/ https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/px-cap-250vdc/claritycap-6.0-mfd-px-range-polypropylene-caps// Or this is what I did. Use two of these in parallel. https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-pmpc-30-30uf-250v-precision-audio-capacitor--027-220 Oh by the way Welcome to CSP.
  14. Couldn't resist! Now what? Franken-3a

    I really like your countertops. You might look around this website at their backsplash tiles. https://tilebar.com Looking good.
  15. Picked up some more AR speakers

    Howards RAF comes in 9 colors. My cabinets were in such good condition I used a very light application of the walnut and immediately wiped it off. I did not notice that it darkened the veneer very much. They do have a neutral shade that may be a good choice. What I did notice is that the veneer had a slight color variation where to side woofer covers are. Probably due to years of sunlight. I does not bother me with the covers installed. Forget about the Pledge. The Howards Feed and Wax is a excellent product and makes a big difference. We use it on our Cherry veneer kitchen cabinets with great results.