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  1. Martin has a wonderful post explaining here: http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board/index.php?/topic/9263-unusual-dynacos/&tab=comments#comment-111219
  2. Found out it was the Carver Silver Seven Transfer Function amp run in mono mode was refurbished and defective; not the tweeters. There is a Scan that's a better choice from Madisound, Danish made in any event. This tweeter can be used for A25, A25XL, A10 and here's the replacement woofer: https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/scanspeak-soft-dome-tweeters/scanspeak-discovery-d2606/9220-1-textile-dome-tweeter/ Woofer https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/scanspeak-woofers-6-7/scanspeak-classic-p17wj00-6.5-woofer/ With the Danish made tweeter our A10 gave an early generation B&W 800 serious competition, other than in bass below 45hz. Found out about Emotiva A-300, this is a superb amp and much cheaper than many refurbished "vintage" gear. https://emotiva.com/products/a-300 This is a little incoherent but I agree with his conclusion these are great amplifiers. http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/emotiva-a-150-basx-power-amplifier/ Happy New Year, Martin and thanks for the info. When I pulled the U.S.S. tweeter, I found a U.S. patent number, interesting reading. I like these very much and so far, far superior to the Elac Debut, which I'm using as height speakers. They're OK for that. I hope you're doing great and again, Happy New Year.
  3. Hello, Martin. I'm surprised that you like the EPI 100 given your praise of Dynaco speakers (not that I don't admire the restoration done here, great work) but these were really highly reviewed by Consumers Reports. I remember rude high pressure sales people, now out of business decades later, they denigrated the Dynaco A25 they had to demo against, along with the AR-2AX. Personally, I found them too bright (didn't an AR designer say "Who would want to listen to a flat to 20KH speaker?) and monochromatic: I couldn't hear details I heard on the USS driver Dynaco, differences between recording studios and techniques, voices weren't as pleasant, etc. In fact, probably a better cheaper choice now is this much hyped Elac Debut, not as bright to me as EPI 100. https://audioplacebo.com/elac-debut-2-0-b6-2-review/ I'm using Emotiva UMC-200 for digital sources, and changed to Emotiva BasX amplifiers, the Chesky demo disk is heart breaking because their recording techniques leave the big labels in the shade, I wish so many great singers and performers had engineers with their talents. https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Demonstration-Disc-Critical-Listening/dp/B00002MXUH Anyway, I wish you all a Happy New Year. I think the retro speakers might outperform in musicality many of these modern offerings but I wasn't fond of EPI. Not as bullet proof as the Dynacos. Foam surrounds, etc. And that harsh character I noted. Accuracy is more than "flat" response, IMHO.
  4. Thanks Martin. That's more than I know about USS; I wonder if they're similar to AR domes. And yes, they do sound great. One of mine went bad. The Vifa D27TG-35-06 1" Silk Dome Tweeter from either Madisound or Part Express sounds very similary to this unit and the SEAS just as an F.Y.I. Also, we use two rear A25XL (with the Vifa, which is better than the origninal domes that rang and blew up) for our 5.4 surround sound home theater: two A10s for the center, with original units, left and right are the A25 with USS drivers except the right now has the Vifa tweeter. In the rears each A25XL has a Sunfire True Subwoofer Junior beneath it (they're mounted on stands) and they add great output from 40HZ down to at least 30. Modified VMPS smaller subwoofer in center, Sunfire Tru Subwoofer Mark II to the left in the front. I guess SVS get deep bass below 20HZ but that would be too much for our room size. Thank you again.
  5. Anything on USS: I never heard of them. Search results return nothing. Does your A25 tweeter show a U.S. Patent number? You can search and mine is an archived patent on domed drivers.
  6. Hello, Martin. I stumbled upon your post. I have the exact same Dyanco A25 loudspeaker (first row on the left) as mentioned in your post and I noted the drivers weren't obviously SEAS (or Scanspeak); the box is stuffed to the gills with pink fiberglass. The tweeter has a U.S. patent number. I never heard of a manufacturer "USS" and can't find anything by searching. Can you tell me more about them? You are right that the high end is more extended than the SEAS units, which were used on the A10s I have but these A25s have the "Dynaco sound" all the same Thanks.
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