mckay3d Posted December 20, 2015 Report Share Posted December 20, 2015 Starting out with a big thanks to Kent for his PDF on the Model Eight, I have a couple of questions. My Model Eight is an earlier one with two 3" speakers, Serial No. 3391. After replacing the power cord and repairing the speaker plug I decided to check out the speakers because the sound just wasn't up to the quality I remembered the first time I heard a Model Eight back in 1962. I didn't want to remove them from the baffle board and they looked all right when I opened the black cloth they were wrapped in. So I decided to see what a different speaker might sound like and made up an MDF box with a Realistic FE-103 wide range 4" speaker that I have had for a while. I put a contour network in it that I made up from an old Popular Electronics article that used the same speaker. I also stuffed it full of "Acoustastuff" I bought from Madisound. Listening to it as I write this it sounds pretty good despite the impedance mismatch but a trifle "boxy". Somewhere I remember reading the the Model Eight amplifier was contoured to match the speaker(s). Is this correct? I am thinking of making another enclosure and using two 3" wide range 8 Ohm speakers. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Maurice Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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