justw Posted March 15, 2006 Report Share Posted March 15, 2006 I have been lurking in this group for years but now need some advice and help. I have recently aquired a pair of early Large Advents. This is my third pair of these so I am no stranger to the sound. Anyway, The woofers had been replaced with totally unsuitable drivers. Soooo, I bought a couple of original woofers that the masonite ring was removed from, a 12" cone and a new spider, and presumably a new voice coil, had been very well installed. After mounting in the cabinets with appropriate ammounts of grey, monkey s*#t, sealant I proceeded to burn them in as they don't appear to have had much use. Overall the FrankenVents sound close to the same as my Advent/1's and my newer Large Advents but, the bass is a little "tubby" and the midrange is noticeably lower. If I turn up the midrange control on my Marantz receiver two clicks the midrange sound fine but the bass is still "tubby". Obviously the tubbiness is due to the altered cone of the woofer. Is there a simple fix for tubby bass? Like more or less fiber fill or a series resistor? I am not too keen about making changes to the crossover but I suppose a little tweaking couldn't hurt. The midrange may be due to crossover differences between the early model and Newer model. As the bottom units of a stacked pair they work fine but I would be happier if the "sound" more closely matched my others. Thanks in advance for any guidance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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