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    2018 Mac mini>Tidal>Audioquest Dragonfly DAC> Marantz 2270>AR 2ax. In the wings: Infinity Qb, Realistic Optimus 1, Paradigm Mini Monitors

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  1. Found some Wharfedale W45 on CL for $30.00, a 90 min drive from my house. Seller's post says one mid driver is not working. Pics look good. Are they worth the effort?
  2. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    Excellent solutions!...I read that someone painted the grill frame black to hide the cutouts. Magnets sound better than Velcro. Thanks.
  3. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    Well...This morning I finished/tidied up the crossover business on both boxes. Experienced some frustration screwing in the woofer bolts as a total of three T-nuts decided to pop out whilst inserting the bolts. Had to glue them in and wait. They sound great...Very happy. My first time trying something like this. Couldn't have done it as well without the helpful people here. Next step is changing the dirty, discolored grill cloth. I've seen suggestions for replacement material that I will explore. I'm considering adding a pull tab to the grills to make removing them easier. Has anyone tried this?
  4. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    Interesting...I have some old speaker grill fabric. Do you think that would work?
  5. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    Many thanks JKent and Aadams for your advice on this project. The electrical tape is working ok, holding the wires together and I'll leave it alone for now. I read in another thread on this forum that a single strand of copper speaker wire can be used to patch the connection. I will look into it. I completed the 2nd speaker in a fraction of the time that it took the 1st one. I made some better decisions the second time around that I feel I should duplicate on the first. So I will go back in and redo a few things with the wiring. The most noticeable thing I did was remove the blue plastic insulators. See photo. I'm very pleased with how they sound and notice that their tone is much brighter now with the new caps and pots. Is the midrange or tweeter that sounds a bit shrill? I have to adjust the working pots now... Question: What should I use as a replacement for the flimsy thin fabric that goes behind the woofer, that is supposed to keep the insulation away from the cone?
  6. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    Thanks for that advice...Now where can I get a silver-plated butt connector for 24 gauge wire??? I've been looking without luck. This will be a very delicate/challenging operation. The wire is as thin and wispy as cotton thread and not easy to manipulate with middle-aged men's fingers and eyesight. I've got a small piece of electrical tape temporally holding them together for now and the tweeter is working.
  7. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    I just discovered the problem...Somehow the thin wire that runs up the front is disconnected. Did not notice until I checked it with my finger and adjusted my lighting angle. Solution???
  8. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Crossover Tweeter Issue...Need Advice Please

    I'm on the first speaker. Haven't started the 2nd one yet.
  9. I started a thread a few days ago describing my foray into refurbishing the crossover in my 1965 AR 2ax speakers. I received lots of excellent help and advice, which I am grateful for. I bought all of the parts, tools, and misc items and followed the recommended schematic. After connecting everything back up, I am disappointed to find that the tweeter is not working. I have checked the wiring over and everything looks like it's correct...But perhaps more experienced eyeball will see the issue. Troubleshooting advice please?? Here are some pics of what I did. Thank you in advance.
  10. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Advice Please

    UPDATE: Ordered all of the necessary parts and using the standard schematics provided here, I updated the crossover. Before I close it up, here is a pic of what it looks like. I haven't tested it yet, so I have no idea if I did it correctly. Update: Connected speaker...Tweeter not working :-(. Will open her up tomorrow and see what's up.
  11. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Advice Please

  12. David Cutter

    AR 2ax Advice Please

    Yes, I agree. I ordered some L-Pads from PE. Thanks. I enhanced a pic I took of the woofer manufacture date stamp. Looks like Nov 15 1965 or 1967 to me. Last number is very faint. Any opinions?
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