WTB Ohm Model E tweeters
Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:31 PM
This recent ebay posting has pics identical to my Es.
Also parts express offers an old school phenolic ring tweeter:
Would this one be an adequate replacement?
Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:14 PM
Ohm is still in business, and you can get tweeters from them: http://www.ohmspeake...ID=528725431211
The replacement listed is for the "low tweeter" for $90/pair. They also have a "dome tweeter conversion" for $150/pr: "This upgrade replaces the cone tweeter for more extended treble and wider dispersion. The change in crossover is attached to the back of the tweeter; so, the conversion is simply removing the old and installing the new". That's a bit pricey, but you do need new tweeters, you can't just pop in any ol' tweets without modding the xo, and these are designed for your speakers. You got the Es for free, right? So $150 doesn't seem bad.
OR: The Ohm site lists the low tweeter as part #TWS. There is an ebay seller with a pair of Ohm L tweeters for $19.00/pair. Again, according to the Ohm site, the "low tweeter" in the L was part #TWS and I'm certain the Ohm L low tweeter is the the Matsushita EAS-65PH31S. $19/pr seems like a steal. Search ebay for "PAIR VINTAGE OHM TWEETERS 'ORIGINAL' MODEL L" Below is a photo of the back of the Ohm L tweeter. The L was a 3-way system so this was the "low tweeter". Note the the EAS-65PH31S marking.
They also sell a 3-way upgrade "This is kit to upgrade a pair of speakers with the 1" tweeters from the C3. It includes two tweeter,crossovers and wiring harness. You have to cut a hole in the front panel to add the additional tweeter." For $110.
You could try emailing to ask for advice: John Strohbeen -- OHM <email@example.com> The trouble is he'll want to sell you the SBA "to make them survive CDs and DVDs". That's "only $190/pair with the return of your old chassis for recycling". I found him to be unhelpful in his attempt to sell me more stuff. YMMV.
Given the age of the speakers, you probably will have to refoam the woofers. John Strohbeen wanted to sell me new woofers and basically said I didn't know what I was doing when I told him I planned to refoam the woofers. Take that from whence it comes. You can get a nice refoam kit from MSound and do it yourself for under $30/pr. Or buy new woofers from Ohm for $65 each, or with the SBA for $95 each.
Edited by JKent, 29 May 2012 - 09:38 PM.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:22 AM
Stay tuned. I'll be replacing the xo caps, repairing grilles, refinishing the cabinets. Will document it in the Other Speakers section.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:52 PM
Early Ohm E speakers had a phenolic ring tweet that looks just like the one from PE. Here is a photo of one http://www.audiokarm...40&d=1213220536
They were glued in place. Must something in the air in Brooklyn. My Rectilinear Mini IIIs had glued-in drivers.
Hope I didn't confuse things. My suggestion is to either get E tweets from ebay or try the phenolic ring tweets from PE.
Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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