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Doug G.

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  1. Thanks, Kent. As far as the cabinets, it depends on how deep the scratches are. If they are minor (I haven't seen all the pictures yet) you may get by using Howard's Restore-A-Finish and his Feed and Wax products. I used that on my early Advents that were dried out and they turned out beautifully. If the scratches are deeper, you will probably have to sand the finish to remove them but be careful you don't sand through the veneer. Then apply a finish of your choice. The original Advent finish is a rubbed oil. Advent never sold anything but the light-colored grille cloth on them Doug
  2. A revision 2 crossover as on Pete's site. You can use two 8uF capacitors in parallel for the 16 if you can't find a 16uF anyplace. Doug
  3. Yes, no modification necessary. The crossover, as is, does just what it needs to for those drivers.
  4. Your first post led me to believe you knew the origins of the crossovers. Can you post a picture? Doug
  5. Welcome. If both speakers are original Advents with the Masonite ring, the crossover will work for both. Doug
  6. Hi Doug, I am a new member of the forum.

    I have been looking for a copy of the Original PAL Powered Advent Loudspeakers Owner’s Manyal to make my set of PALs complete.Can you help me locate a copy to buy or copy for myself?

    thank you, 81HOTCAR

  7. I should post the weights of the Simply Speakers recone kit components: Cone - 15 grams Voice Coil/Former - 12 grams Spider - 3 grams The total weight, adding in the weight of glue, surround, and leads, is 35 grams. This seems to be comparable to the weight of the original Advent cone assembly. One of these days, I will get back to this project and post. Doug
  8. I forgot to mention, too, that the drivers, assuming they both have large magnet tweeters, are the same and will be expected to perform the same with the same crossover components. It's not like they were matching the crossover components to individual drivers or anything like that. Doug
  9. Using a 4uF capacitor instead of the original 5uF won't hurt anything. You probably won't really hear a difference. It had more to do with Advent's measurements to zero them in. However, if you want to maintain the speaker with original values and can't find a 5uF capacitor, put a 4uF and 1uF in parallel. Doug
  10. Among many others, I have two Advent woofers which were originally Masonite woofers from a very early pair. I bought the speakers from a guy who lived in Rochester, MN but was originally from out east. He said his parents bought these, possibly right from the factory in Cambridge when they lived right down the street from the Advent factory in 1970. He was moving back east and didn't want to take them with him. Lucky me. Anyway, at some point over the years, somebody had replaced the original cones and Masonite rings with some 12" plastic cones. The surrounds on them were gone so I never had a chance to hear the speakers with those in them. I had a couple of spare originals so I have been using the speakers with those but decided I want to restore the original woofers to the original configuration. I bought two recone kits from Simply Speakers and they arrived today. They appear to be very good quality, the cones are virtually identical to original Advent cones - thick, ribbed, and relatively heavy with the appearance of having been made the same way. Before I start, I want to know exactly how to determine the position of the cone along the voice coil former so the voice coil is centered in the top gap plate so I have some research to do there or calculate it. There is also the possibility of reusing the original voice coils/formers as it looks to me that's what they did when they installed the plastic cones. I will be able to tell better once I remove those cones from the frames. I know the originals are copper (brass?)/aluminum and the Simply Speaker ones are Kapton. I also need to either find a couple of Masonite rings or make them, which I don't really want to do. Does anybody know a source or have a couple they could sell? And now, me being a person who dislikes encyclopedic posts, have gone and done it, myself. Doug
  11. Wow! I'll second THAT! Thank you for that information! Doug
  12. So, basically, the woofers aren't working. Is that what you are saying? If that's the case, that would explain the "transistor radio" sound. Doug
  13. Check to be sure the surrounds are intact all the way around and that the cabinet is sealed. With everything together, carefully push the woofer cone in and it should return fairly slowly, not immediately. Be sure it's not something other than the speakers, too. Can you hear anything, at all, from the woofers? Also, just because the crossovers look OK, it doesn't mean they are. The components need to be checked. Doug
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    OLAs again

    There are blanks, first, for the pictures for me but then they all appear below that. I didn't know or had forgotten they made brown Mortite (mine is gray and is still pliable in the box after 16 years). I guess it make sense. I've even just used a single rope around the woofer but two is probably better. I have even rerolled it after removing a woofer and reinstalling. My 1970 pair is awaiting grille cloth installation and i want to do it with staples. I bought them from a guy who moved to Rochester, MN from out east. He said his parents lived right down the street from Advent's original location and may have purchased them right from the factory. BTW, I always like it when I check in here and see topics in bold on the left. Doug
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