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    My L710 Restoration

    My pair had foam surrounds. I ended up just rubbing a layer of howard's walnut on these, and I'm happy with them as is. Been using them ever since, and am still surprised by how good they sound. I actually have mine on 3' stands, which is probably not the recommended way to position them. I've been using these on a system that lets me switch between 4 sets of speakers, they're as followed ADS L710, EPI 100v, Polk SDA-2B, and Sony APM 690. Yes that's the order I prefer them in.
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    EPI 100V with Cambridge Soundworks woofers?

    The crossover on these is extremely simple, a 10uF capacitor, who's only function is to limit the low frequencies to the tweeter. The woofer is supposed to run all out. Without the specs of the cambridge woofer, no one can really tell you. Your best bet is to use a measurement mic to check the response as the speaker is now.
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    EPi 100 woofers?

    They do show up on ebay all the time, but they're from multiple series, and there's significant difference from each series. I tried buying one before, and the cones were locked up despite resistance on muti meter being fine. Human Speaker has a modern replacement, although it's a bit pricey. If you want to use something off the shelf, you'll want something that tops out at 1800Hz, and need a measurement mic to check the levels, then try to make a simple crossover to either lower the woofer, or tweeter output till you have flat response. Figure out what's wrong with your current woofer first. Sounds to me like the cones might've come detached from the spider. If so, you can carefully glue them back together using a bead of adhesive. I like to use 2 part epoxy, and apply with a toothpick.
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    AR Holographic imaging M2 + MC1 center

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    My L710 Restoration

    Should I do that to all panels? One panel on each is actually in very good shape, the top, and outer panels are very faded.
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    My L710 Restoration

    I found a pair of L710 in somewhat rough shape at goodwill for $15 a week ago. I've been slowly working on them as time permitted. So far, I've... 1-refoamed all 4 woofers, they were completely disintegrated, these were very difficult to align with test tones, took a few tries each, except for one which I got the first try. 2-replaced the 90uF cap on the crossover, this was surprisingly difficult to find. I ended up running a 68uF and 22uF cap in parallel instead. 3-Installed 5 way binding posts. This was difficult to find ones long enough to work. The only ones I found were from PE, required boring out the contacts and PCB on the crossover. They work, and sound great as is, but there's a few cosmetic issues I want to tackle. I'm going to replace the grill cloth, already have the cloth, not sure what glue to use. Can anyone recommend? I want to refinish the cabinets, close to original as possible. The cabinets are in decent shape, but the inner panel on each is much better than the rest. One panel has the damage in the pic on it. What's the easiest way to get a nice even finish on these?
  7. Looking to sell my AR Holographic Imaging M2 bookshelf speakers and MC1 center speaker. The M2, have some cosmetic issues, particular on two corner, one dust cap tore, and was repaired with rubber cement, grills have various small fraying. Stands in pictures not included (attached with stick tack, not screws). I'm looking for $200 shipped to lower 48 states. Local pickup in Las Vegas for $150 All reasonable offers considered
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    AR Environmental Partners

    I finally got to refoaming these, life got in the way. Anyway, the two long screws holding the thing together, had what looked like drinking straws guiding them through the stuffing. Looked like someone else might've been inside before me. But I'm pretty certain I'm the first to refoam it, and the screws holding the woofer in don't have any bit marks on them. So I wonder if the factory really cut up drinking straws for assembly. I found one of the capacitors with a disconnected lead, the glue holding the cap in place gave up. But a quick drop of solder fixed that. Testing them out on a 50wpc jamo amp at the moment. They sound somewhat v-shaped, and are very sensitive to placement height. Too high, or too low, and they get really bright. They also get muddy with music that's too busy, like rock. They sound great with jazz and vocals though. I'm reconsidering using these as my rear surrounds due to the height issue. I can't have them at the same height with my current couch layout, and mounting solutions. Because of their wedged shape, I'm thinking of using these as front heights, just placing them on top of my mains, and have them aimed at the ceiling like atmos speakers.
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    AR Environmental Partners

    A friend of mine that DJs, told me the mount looks like pro PA speaker mounts. Sent me this link for wall mounts. https://www.adorama.com/pypstndw15.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA8dDEBRDf19yI97eO0UsSJAAY_yCSqG6LSbk-DJ0LnYk6X2uhlGj0Wq3I0nHVRSEa1Cp4GhoCD3vw_wcB I ordered some 4" surrounds, just waiting on them for now. I'll get some disassembly pics up hopefully this weekend.
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    AR Environmental Partners

    I found a pair of these thrift shopping, and thought they'd go great in my home theater setup (AR holographic imaging M2 + AR MC1 center), as rear surrounds. They're built like rocks, with what looks like automotive quality wrinkle paint job. But they need some work, I can see through the grill, the foam surrounds rotted. But I have no idea what size surrounds, they look like they might be the same woofers inside my MC1 center. I have can't figure out how to remove the grills. Also, they look like they're supposed to have some sort of brackets. Could use some ideas on how to wall mount these, or where to get the brackets they're supposed to use.