JamSessions

I was finally able to aquire a second pair of Allison Sevens!

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While the tweeters are original, unfortunately, the woofers are replacements... GW-8024 4ohms Glowwood Sounds, Inc. (See attached pic). Are these a good replacement choice? Are there other woofers I could use that are more preferred? They sound different than my original Allison Seven Woofers, but my originals need to be at least refoamed.

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The resistance is correct at 4ohm,

only you can decide if you like the sound.

I'm not sure I understand you. Are you saying you have the originals for this pair and they need restoration?

lf you've got originals in your possession it's a no brainer for me.... off they go to Miller sound!

 

Bill 

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I don't think Goldwood speakers are real great--I could be wrong. Here are all the specs if you want to compare to the Allisons: https://www.parts-express.com/goldwood-gw-8024-8-butyl-surround-woofer-4-ohm--290-356 Most of the owner reviews say it's a good replacement for the JBL woofer in a Toyota Avalon so I'd say it's NOT the right woofer for your Allisons.

Bill (newandold) is right--if you have originals either refoam them yourself or send them to Bill LeGall at Millersound. But it occurs to me this may be an additional pair of Sevens. If that's the case I'd watch ebay for original Allison drivers.

-Kent

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Yes, I am aware the resistance is correct at 4 ohms. Yes, This is an additional pair of Allison CD Sevens I recently acquired. I will keep my eyes open for original Allison Drivers... Thank you both, Bill and Kent. I sent Bill LeGall an email last week about refoaming my original woofers for my other Sevens, and am awaiting a response.

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On 6/18/2017 at 8:44 AM, JamSessions said:

Yes, I am aware the resistance is correct at 4 ohms. Yes, This is an additional pair of Allison CD Sevens I recently acquired. I will keep my eyes open for original Allison Drivers... Thank you both, Bill and Kent. I sent Bill LeGall an email last week about refoaming my original woofers for my other Sevens, and am awaiting a response.

If you scroll down to the topic:

Allison Eight Inch Rebuilt Woofers

You can see what 8 inch Allisons look like after Bill Legall gets done.

Although the magnet assembly differs, the restoration work leaves the magnets untouched.

Regarding the age of the Seven woofers, it's a good idea to replace the spiders no matter what they look like. Compliance is very different from physical appearance (i.e. Sagging etc.) especially if you play at fairly loud levels or play source material with low end stuff involved.

 

Bill

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