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  1. Please post clear pictures of the woofers with the grills removed....Have they been refoamed? The other tweeter... is the dome damaged like the one pictured?
  2. Two years later (as I knew full well) nothing ever came of this. It’s a noble thought.....but unobtainable, though a few have kicked the idea around. Bill
  3. Congratulations! Those 3a’s appear to be beautifully restored. I wouldn’t be overly concerned about the roll radius unless you’re noticing an issue with the bass at high volume levels, when the movement really gets going. The main concern I have with woofers as old as these is the compliance of the spiders. Often overlooked, they may appear fine and uncracked. However, if the compliance is significantly down from the original specs then they could more easily bottom out then when new. The smoothest bass comes from the spider and the surround working in unison to maintain control over the voice coil. Bill
  4. Your friend needs to be a better friend to you! You have to dig them out of some basement, they weren’t his, you can’t test them and you have to haggle?? Just watch me leave skid marks going the OTHER way! (Just sayin) Bill
  5. The one saving grace is The entertainment value. I mean, I do get a kick out of some of the sellers (and you become familiar with them after a while. Their M.O. is the same all the time, And much of their stuff just sits there forever.
  6. Months?!? Wow....you’ve been monitoring this one I see.... selling quick is all about being brutally honest. Lots of pictures, and if you as a seller don’t know something for sure, let it be known in your advertisement. Oh well, I love buying, But I hate selling, a necessary evil at times.For what it’s worth, the last pair of speakers I sold off, went out of here in one week.
  7. Ah Ha..... In one ☝️ post you’ve exposed the seller for what he is. A seller who’s hiding nothing would not respond to anyone like that!
  8. Follow up… After reading what some of the experts say here that I trust. I still like the five, but maybe not this pair! Bill
  9. If I were in the market for such a speaker, I would buy them in an instant. The five was a brand new system back when I received a pair a brand new AR 2AX . They were a gift from my parents and beggars can’t be choosers. LOL, once I really got into this and started to read up on AR, I became intrigued by the five and realized if I was going out shopping back then the five is the one I would have bought. Bill
  10. Yes.....are you planning on testing the limits?
  11. The perfect condition of those tweeters and midrange units is a big plus for selling (all working, correct)? Rare to see on what’s left of used Allison’s these days....always mashed in drivers with the “but it doesn’t affect the sound” proclamation! Less hassle to sell and better price if you have the woofers restored first. Bill
  12. Ebay is your best bet to find Two way Allison tweeters for the Six (even in Italy 🇮🇹). I maintain a worldwide search purely out of curiosity.
  13. http://www.millersound.net/contact-bill-legall-millersound.html Woofer can be restored.....This is my favorite go to....
  14. Great! Let me know if any of those pages are a problem for you. That manual was an extraordinary gift from my brother....did not come with the speakers. After all this time I have to ask him to remind me (must have been Ebay) where it came from. That is an original I’m pretty sure, and if true, must be as rare as the speakers themselves.
  15. Doug, Why not invest instead in a REAL subwoofer, proportional to whichever model Allison you’re driving. This “gadget” was pretty much the only Allison product I ever parted company with.....especially now, with the Average Allison woofer being over 40 years old, the last thing (I would think) one would want to do is to drive it harder than ever.....Unless you have done a rebuild that INCLUDES the spider. A fully restored Allison driver is an excellent piece, and superior to many others but no match for a TRUE subwoofer driver. Bill
  16. Kids poking anything and everything into speakers is an age old story. Seen many speakers in stores with display models mashed in by kids with nothing better to do I suppose. Needless to say it’s the responsibility of the parents to keep curiosity in check and that can’t always be done. Allison tried one thing before the screens that did little to help. That was the pins on the bezels of the last tweeters before the screens. I had original Allison’s for 35 years before my newest versions and never once had one with a dent.
  17. I’ve heard them called “damping rings” also, although I see little in the way they might affect the sound. Nonetheless, all my woofers have them, including the sub.
  18. Multiple listings now on EBay that work in the Six
  19. Upgrade that receiver (too old to integrate streaming capability with any sense of practicality) My Allison’s are 33 years young, but my processor, came down the pike in 2014. I use 4 streamers with it, depending on what’s convenient at that moment, iPhone, iPod, Sony Blu-ray player, or Amazon Firestick. And yes WiFi will net you better audio than Bluetooth. Bill
  20. Go here..... https://groups.io/ Look up the Allison Speakers group and sign up.....There are a few (one in particular) who can tell you everything you want to know about those. PS....those links you posted are not working! Bill
  21. Long done with record playing and tossed my turntable in the trash, but before I did that, I salvaged my Shibata stylus Stanton 681EEE, cartridge and gave to a friend who’s got “the bug” like you guys and here it is....the picture he sent me in its resurrected form.
  22. That’s wonderful news, especially finding out that the simplest answer was the correct one! I’ve always had a special interest in The LST.....with its wide dispersion design.....”cousin” to a number of Roy Allison’s later designs. Bill
  23. For sure, but clear pictures with the covers off are needed. As much history as possible about your pair (all drivers working or not, surrounds replaced (or not), etc. There is a pair on EBay at the moment if you want to get some idea. Bill
  24. Here’s a bit of “remember when” regarding that tweeter. When it first appeared from Allison Acoustics back in the 1970’s, a brand new factory replacement could be ordered and shipped to you from the Natick Mass. factory (along with near bulletproof packaging) for the same price (around 35 bucks)! No metal screens though....they had not come up with those yet! Bill
  25. Yes I have seen many posts about this corrosion problem during the last 24 years or so, that I’ve followed Allison on the web. I believe there is no one single factor that makes it happen with SOME of these tweeters that have the metal screens. (I started out in 1977 with no screens). The screens were the “improved” protection that came roughly 10 years after the introduction of the original lineup. High humidity where the speakers are used is the catalyst IMHO. Perhaps that compound like you said, or a touch of rusty corrosion between that screen and the wire, but no one knows for sure. Rust on the screw heads is an indicator of where they’ve been. Bill
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