gelid Posted June 21, 2020 Report Share Posted June 21, 2020 Today was my first trip to a thrift store since the pandemic was declared, and I brought home what turned out to be a pair of Jensen Model 2 loudspeakers, build date Dec 1973. I'm no stranger to vintage speakers, having rebuilt some KLH Model Thirty-One's a few years ago, but I'm far from being able to say I know what I'm doing when buying an old pair of "mystery-to-me" speakers. The manufacturers' logo plate on each grill was unknown to me at the moment. I removed a front grill to reveal a woofer with decayed foam surround, and a mid-range driver; the latter being covered with a blue woven fabric. Made me think of KLH tweeters, so this was a good sign. The tone control on the back was another good sign. Long story about what I hope is at least a mid-level speaker, but for $10.00, plus $15.00 for the re-foaming kit I will have another pair of vintage acoustic suspension bookshelf speakers. I removed one woofer to check it with an ohm meter, which gave me a 5.1 ohm reading. I will not be replacing the crossover capacitor (one each) unless it is advisable to do so, or if I feel the need after the re-foaming. The vinyl veneer will be coming off to be replaced with wood veneer, which for some reason I have on hand. Any words of caution, encouragement, or discouragement will be welcomed. Thoughts? Are these worth the effort? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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