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  1. Bill @ http://www.millersound.net/ repaired the voice coils in a set of 4 1030 woofers for me years ago. I listen to them every day & they are perfect His cost was very reasonable (less than buying replacements, if I remember correctly). In the “family” photo, he did my 1030, A70, A60, & HD5 sets. You can call or email for a quote. Tell him Dan in Chester Springs recommended you. Best of luck!
  2. joerand, I was just revisiting this string and noticed your post. I have owned 830 (Series II) 930 (original) and 1030 sets. I found a significant difference in bass response between 830 & 930. Difference in bass response between 930 and 1030 less noticeable. All are wonderful speakers. My listening spaces for these speakers are very large and L-shaped (LR open DR upstairs, Home Theater open to Billiard Rm downstairs). I have to agree w/ Gerry. My favorite of all combinations over the years, is 830 Series II paired w/ a competent sub (M&K are my favorites). Honestly, if I ever find a nice local 830 II set, I'd probably swap them in for my upstairs 1030 set. I'll stick w/ 1030 set for home theater.
  3. I highly recommend reaching out to Bill @ http://www.millersound.net/ to see if he can rebuild it for you. He has been able to replace spiders on the 4 BA made woofers out of a 1030 set, rebuilt voice coils and custom-cut aluminum dust caps for a friend's Totem (proprietary Peerless) woofers, and done countless re-foams for me. The guy is a master craftsman. If you can't get OEM replacements from Boston, give Bill a shot. Tell him Dan & Ashlin in Chester Springs sent you.
  4. I've found BA customer support extremely helpful. Give them a call. I bet they can supply answers to all your questions.
  5. I fell in love w/ the A60 Series II in high school (mid-80's). Although I've owned T-830, T-930, T-1030 (currently two pairs), I still love my A-60 set. They are now paired w/ an M&K 12" sub and are glorious. They provide wonderful imaging and are pleasant to listen to up through moderately loud volume levels. A pair can be easily found for $25-$50, they have a relatively small footprint, and parts are easy to find. You can't go wrong!
  6. I have used Simply Speakers kits for A60 sets and a small Infinity set. They are very good. If you are in Eastern PA and considering professional woofer work, Bill is fantastic: http://www.millersound.net/index.html
  7. Great info! Thanks for such a thorough explaination of the difference in designs. I see that the 930 has terminals on the bottom, & 930 II has them on the back. So I imagine you are correct that the older 830 has them on bottom and newer on the back. A neighbor loved the 830 set that I sold a few years ago to a friend. I'm helping him shop for a pair. I have two systems w/ 1030's now, and do miss the 830 set sometimes. Maybe I'll get another set some day when my wife is out of town:)
  8. Gerry, I see T830 pairs with binding post on the bottom, and others w/ binding posts in the back panel. I'm wondering if this is an easy way to distinguish between your generation x-overs and the older version. If so, which is yours? Thanks.
  9. I've been using these speakers for about a year now in our formal living room. We could not be happier with their fidelity. Bill found that the spiders were shot in all four woofers. It appears that the previous owner continued to drive the speakers after the surrounds were deteriorated. Amazingly, the voice coils were still good. Bill replaced the spiders, surrounds and dust caps. He is an artist. Lots of cleaning and deodorizing, a replacement tweeter, four rebuilt woofers, and a little running around... it all worked out for under $200 and they play "like new".
  10. I played my first pair of Boston Acoustics T1030 rebuilds next to a B&W 802 Diamond pair. We used 500 watt McIntosh monoblocks in a beautiful "box within a box" custom home theater. Both sets have 6" midranges, 1" tweeters, dual 8" woofers, and identical sensitivity of 90dB SPL The Bostons held their own w/ what I would call "character differences" in the upper midrange. Others in the room called them "a little brighter" and "more forward". All agreed that they sounded really, really good. We listened to vinyl, cd's and blurays of various genres for about 4 hours. We started w/ the host's B&W set, then BA, than back to the B&W. Original pricing on the B&W's was $15k, Boston's $1,200. I picked up this T1030 pair for $140, paid Millersound $75 for woofer surrounds & Bill's special tweeks, and about $25 in gas and tolls for a grand total of $240. I could not be happier w/ these speakers. Gerry S., you do great work! Sorry for the terrible cell-phone pic.
  11. Does anyone have a scan of the January 1991 issue of Audio? It is reported to have a review of the T1030. I'd love to read it. Audio 1991 Volume 75 Issue 1 Thanks. Dan
  12. I found a used set of tweeters out of an A 70 II pair. They are a perfect fit for the T1030. The project is coming along nicely. I hope to get the woofers to Bill at Millersound by mid-February for new surrounds and his upgrades/mods (mass loading the cone and basket, damping coating on the cone, stiffening the cone at it's throat to the voice coil.)
  13. Just to cover all of the bases I spoke w/ the East Coast BA authorized repair center. They used to be able to repair the dome tweeters (swap our diaphragms), but are not longer able to get the replacement parts to the tweeter assemblies. It appears that finding a used single (or pair) is my only option. After reading other posts regarding this tweeter, I did take apart the assembly to inspect the leads as they exit the terminals. Both leads are in tact until they enter the diaphragm. Where ever the break is, I can't get to it to put in a jumper. EAST COAST: Boston Acoustics Regional Service by:United Radio 5717 Enterprise Parkway East Syracuse, NY 13057 1-800-634-8606- See more at: http://www.bostonacoustics.com/US/Support/pages/ServiceCenters.aspx#sthash.xO9be6n7.4uPyfHRW.dpuf
  14. I spoke w/ the Tech Support and Parts departments at BA today. Here's what I found: The following models all use the same tweeter (according to the Parts Dept) A70 Series II A100 Series III A150 Series III T930 Series I T930 Series II T1030 They no longer have any in stock. But this a pretty healthy list to go off of while searching for a donor.
  15. I recently acquired a T1030 set that has one blown tweeter. Does anyone know what other tweeters from the BA line will fit the T1030? Needs same: mounting holes, plate size and impedance. Maybe A70 Series II?? From pix on-line it seems to be the closest size and shape of mounting plate.
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