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  1. City (location) would be helpful in making a decision to make an offer California's a big place Craig
  2. Still have the AR badge Thank you Craig
  3. and another one drifts off into oblivion...............................................................
  4. Hello to all, Not a classic New England loudspeaker but here's hopin'! I have taken on a project for a dear friend that takes care of me at ACE hardware - to try and get this old Philco up and playing again - it was her Grandfather's I need the speaker, the complete unit with an audio output transformer There are TWO different versions of speaker for this model (chassis) but they treat them differently depending on the cabinet choice The one I need is broken down as follows: List number #29, PART# 36-3014 cone and voice coil assembly - S19 speaker List #32, PART #36-39
  5. Yes, like they were measuring two different boxes (systems) altogether
  6. I haven't been argumentative about anything Kent. If standing one's ground on points that one knows to be FACTS is "argumentative" to you or anyone else then so be it. You have always been very kind and helpful towards me and I appreciate that. I have acknowledged and thanked you for it publicly on several occasions. Same to be said about several other folks here as well. But I am not a person that's going to just go along to get along when some folks are just talking nonsense, and or, spreading misinformation or insisting on things that just aren't so This thread was a waste
  7. Why would they? Ah, but actually someone did, right out of the gate - Aadams You stated in your second post to this thread that you had already addressed the foam on your woofers when suggested as a possible cause of your complaint by Aadams IN THE FIRST POST TO THIS THREAD AFTER YOU STARTED IT FOUR MONTHS AGO So, after all this palaver, the problem was a poorly done re-edge job - one done by yourself? And you're throwing insults in my direction for making the mistake of trying to help you Gotta love it Craig
  8. Don't know why ANYONE is buying or fooling with the rape job, over priced chinese CTS repro crap....................... .................when, for THE MOMENT, just about every incarnation of that CTS masterpiece is for sale on ePay in quantities ranging from singles to assembly line cases and ALL New Old Stock, AND every example I've researched was being offered by sellers with monster positive feedback(s) If the repros are what you want you can buy them off epay for about half of what the friendly guys at simply speakers etc et al. are gouging you for - the L25 JBL chinese repros to
  9. What's the end game debating the merits of reviews for speakers, now in some instances, pushing 60 years old? I personally have owned "2-ax"s "5"s "3"s and "3a"s The "5" with nothing more than fresh woofer edges was a better sounding, less dated sounding all 'rounder than any incarnation of the "3" that I have owned - that was my experience With a fresh set of by-passed Daytons they were holographic (I don't deal in BS hyperbole) they threw out a sound field that went well beyond the boundaries of the speakers, I mean WAAAY out, almost like a really well implemented Hughes AK
  10. Great! Sounds good, you'll be fine As for the flux, you don't need flux for aluminum work unless you are soldering aluminum Like I posted earlier up this thread, SP-44 or similar is fine for everything else Not a big deal no matter though Craig
  11. I would think the whole what's trying to be accomplished thing is pretty much the same for all of us - to restore the pots to "as new" working order or as close to it as is possible Many ways will work that's for sure but no need for a sledge hammer when a scalpel will do - and do less damage/shorten the life of the pot in the meantime as well I personally see no merit or upside to washing anything (with water) I'm going to take apart anyway - especially anything electronics related If there is so much corrosion on the wiper (the green rot) that I need to give it an acid bath fi
  12. I think the Aetna-Pollak pots are of very high quality, especially for a vented wire wound type - they're just one of those parts that's never, if ever, serviced by typical consumer type end users Out of sight out of mind and for 99.9% of the typical AR owners back in the day and were given little thought if any until they misbehaved, generally decades after the speakers were new It's amazing how long so many of them have lasted with zero service - same as with JBL and a few other who used similar types Those same pots in a studio or pro environment would be on a list of things
  13. "44" is Kester's product line 60/40 is perfectly fine but it is NOT a eutectic alloy Eutectic solder melts at a slightly lower temperature and solidifies (goes from liquid to solid) almost instantly so less chance of grey, grainy or cold joints - also gives you better wetting This characteristic is also of great help when you are dealing with delicate or hard to hold/get to joints If you are preparing to purchase some solder get Kester 63/37 - Parts Express or any of the big vendors will have it It will cost you 2 or 3 dollars more than the 60/40 but it is well worth
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