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  1. Bought them on eBay. Damn these are big. Needed woofer refoams. . One done and MY GOD IT SOUNDS GOOD! Second one in progress. Have ferrofluid for tweeters. Don’t think I’ll re-cap for now. Yes the others are SNELL TYPE 1’s!
  2. Speaker Exchange in Tampa ( http://reconingspeakers.com ) said the tweeters look like Peerless or Polydax. I'll send them both down and report back on results.
  3. I have a pair of these excellent speakers.After years of enjoyment, the right tweeter gave up.Wire from the voice coil to the negative post is broken, but I also cannot get continuity across the voice coil. Damn!There are no markings to identify this tweeter (just like the 10" woofer).The front plate is 90 x 110mm and the voice coil is about 1.25"Any recommendations on a repair service?Thanks,Dan
  4. Outboard crossovers with new capacitors. New foam covers from Parts Express. Exposing shitty recordings like nothing else.
  5. I've posted results of rebuilding these xovers in the Snell.no and the diyaudio forums... Dan
  6. I bought some Type 1's and replaced my Type E/III's. That was a big upgrade. Recently, the left fuseholder broke on the left Type 1. So I put the E/III's back in. Well, oh my, did that remind me that the Type 1's were a big upgrade. I expect the Type A's will be bigger still!!!
  7. I've taken my Snell Type 1's apart due to the fuse holder in one breaking. Great reason to rebuild the crossovers! I'll put the crossovers in remote boxes so they will not be in the speaker cabinet. From initial pictures, I knew they were a bit complex, but I had no idea until I took the loudspeaker apart. My Type 1's have bi-wired terminals. I have traced out the crossovers (please note these are Type 1 even though I wrote Type A on the scans!!!). On the woofer, I haven't figured out the switch wired from the inductors. It is labeled "Midrange Level" and has 3 positions with the center being "normal" and up being "increase 1" and down being "increase 2." There sure a lot of capacitors. I priced out Hovland Music Caps as replacements at over $500 for the pair! Let me know what you guys think about the crossovers. Thanks, Dan
  8. Yes, the bypass caps are ceramic disks. I haven't dismounted the components yet and cannot see a code on the caps. They do look to be low values. Dan
  9. (I started a new thread on this topic as not to bury it in here.) I've taken my Snell Type 1's apart due to the fuse holder in one breaking. Great reason to rebuild the crossovers! I'll put the crossovers in remote boxes so they will not be in the speaker cabinet. From initial pictures, I knew they were a bit complex, but I had no idea until I took the loudspeaker apart. My Type 1's have bi-wired terminals. I have traced out the crossovers. On the woofer, I haven't figured out the switch wired from the inductors. It is labeled "Midrange Level" and has 3 positions with the center being "normal" and up being "increase 1" and down being "increase 2." There sure a lot of capacitors. I priced out Hovland Music Caps as replacements at over $500 for the pair! Let me know what you guys think about the crossovers. Thanks, Dan
  10. Marcel, good luck on the listing. I am REALLY enjoying mine. Interestingly, mine do not have the tweeter shield and are set up for bi-wiring. Oh these speakers do sound good. And I do not believe the 4 ohm rating. I am using 8 ohm hookup with my push pull 6550 valve amp with no problem what so ever. At Marcel's price, you can't go wrong with these.
  11. Why the Snell Type 1's of course!
  12. lt_texan

    J 11 Refoam

    for my EIII's and K's, I bought new drivers from snell. they came with new crossovers and cost a small fortune (well, for vifa drivers they did.) I hear people have good results with the guy who sells the surround kits on ebay. He can do it for you too. Just search snell and look under electronics. these about 25 buy now for this guy - always Dan
  13. Well, now it seems I am now the proud owner of a couple of these speakers that I haven't been able to get out of my mind for about 26 years. And I'm happy to report that these speakers do not disappoint (unless you count the WAF). I've got these in my main system (6550 push pull tube amp, Nottingham Analog deck, Clearaudio Signature cart, Linto phono pre, CAL cd) and after a few hours of listening, they have a really great sound. But, they are revealing. They do show poor recordings. Donald Fagan's Nightfly absolutely blew me away. Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battle the Pink Robots imaged like crazy. XTC Oranges and Lemons.... Well, I have a lot to listen to. I replaced my Snell EIII's (modded with external and recapped (hovland music cap) crossovers) with these and where the EIII's are pretty damn good, Type 1's extension on the low end and speed and imagining was evident as soon as I put the needle to a record. I do like these speakers. I'll post a few pics now: I had to take a LF driver out to figure out which bi-wire posts were for tweeters and woofers (I bi-wire with a twisted/braided CAT5 cable using 4 pairs for tweeters and 8 pairs for woofers). I was amazed at the crossovers. Seven air-gapped chokes(!) (yes one came unglued). I will have to diagram this out when I put in new caps. (But not just yet.) And note the gold and green tweeter wiring. Here's a picture to give you some scale of the loudspeaker This is where they'll live for a while. (The box in the middle doesn't help, by it was quickly put there before my wife got home!) I'm enjoying this so far. Dan
  14. more manageable sizes dan SnellType1p1.pdf SnellType1p2.pdf
  15. Thanks Carl, I'll check if I scanned in color or not. I'm hosting this on my webspace so hopefully it doesnt eat into my space here - but they are whoppers nonetheless. Shame I dont have color copies to scan. I'll let Mark know where to get them Dan
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