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Started by Abraham, March 29, 2019, 05:03:20 PM
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on March 31, 2019, 06:46:07 AMany speaker from 4-16 ohms should be fine
Quote from: Abraham on April 01, 2019, 06:40:29 PMVintagevibe $65 a pair... Not cheap, but not bad... BUT...+ shipping to Spain $99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?The problem here is, import charges are calculated including shipping cost, so...$164 + 3% import taxes + 21% VAT + customs agent payment, makes this around:$270 total. A single pair of speakers. Yeah. Really.
Quote from: Tim Hodges on April 02, 2019, 01:19:55 AMhttps://www.ep-service.nl/wurlitzer-200-speakersVV's speakers but in Europe, 108.9 euros. Shipping is 8.5 euros.
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on April 01, 2019, 08:17:56 PMSpeakers aren't going to fry your amp
Quote3% import taxes + 21% VAT + customs agent payment,
Quote from: Abraham on April 02, 2019, 10:11:55 AMQuote from: pianotuner steveo on April 01, 2019, 08:17:56 PMSpeakers aren't going to fry your ampThank you!
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on June 25, 2019, 06:59:40 AMwill it change the sound that much?
Quote"The speaker at the bass end accents the bass notes and the one at the treble end stresses the highs, to give a stereo effect." This seems to have been achieved through cone design."
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on June 25, 2019, 04:04:31 PMI don't think that is true about the stereo effect, but then again, maybe it was something they tried in 1968 only. Anyone can add a cap to filter out some bass from the right speaker, but I don't think I would do that. An external stereo effect pedal would be better.
Quote from: Tim Hodges on June 26, 2019, 03:23:40 AMI had a 200 from '68 in for servicing a while back and it had the 2 original speakers but each had a different model code. Rather than it being "stereo" each speaker was designed to accentuate the sounds of the treble and the bass. Can't remember much about the wiring to them though.
Quote from: Tim Hodges on June 26, 2019, 12:12:36 PMYep normal 200 series amp, no separate preamp like the 200a. The speaker cones on the bass seemed to have ridges where the treble didn't. Both were original cones.
Quote from: Electrickey on June 28, 2019, 06:47:18 AMExcellent, Tim, and thank you for providing this information!
Quote from: DocWurly on June 29, 2019, 10:55:51 PMThe 200's had a lot of features that changed after the first run, approximately Sept 1968-Sept 1969. Off the top of my head, and much of it brought to my attention by Cinnanon:The "fake stereo" paired speakersThe "hairpin" slotted legsLettering _under_ the knobs on the faceplatesA different, bigger jewel bezel for the on/off lightDifferent grid pattern over the speakers (I think it was just the first year....?)They also had not-great amps, a fuse on the knob/pot housing, and dangerous AC incoming wiring that should always be fixed.I think the red and forest green colors were more widely available in that first run, too.