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200-A speaker fixing vs. generic replacement

Started by Abraham, September 21, 2011, 12:15:38 AM

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Abraham

I have one speaker sounding crackle on the left, the other one is fine. Im told recone will affect sound and I don't want those sounding different from each other, so Im asking your knowledge again to decide what to do. Replacing both of those with generic ones would be cheap, so I don't know if this is worth fixing...

Also, if anyone have a spare one around we could make a deal...
196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

adcurtin

if you find generic 4x8s, let me know. I found some for like 70's mustangs, but that's about it. I think I will probably end up putting 4x6s in mine, if I can ever get the amp to work right.

pianotuner steveo

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Reconing will not change the sound enough to notice on a mono source. If the amp were stereo, then yes, the two channels would sound different fom each other. Reconing is expensive.  I believe Vv sells replacement speakers, which should cost less than reconing.

These may cost more than what you want to spend, but sometimes, saying WTF and spending a few dollars more will improve it so much that you will be happier in the long run than using old speakers...



"Sometimes you just have to say WTF" " WTF brings you freedom, WTF brings you opportunities"

Sorry, I coudn't resist..
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

Abraham

vintagevibe's are not that expensive... yeah right WTF.... plus shipping to spain + customs steal = way over double the price... damn WTF!!!! end of the story...

My other chance, ordering those from ep-service.nl for around USD $150.00 shipment incl. which is also expensive... being the fact that regular 5"x8" speakers usually cost no more than USD $30.00 at the local store I would end up either disconnecting those and using external amp only, or else buying generic new ones even If I have to do some tweak on them to fit properly. I bet it wont be that hard fixing those to the amp rack just like they were on earlier models anyway...
196x Hammond L100
1976 Rhodes MKI '73 Suitcase
1976 Wurlitzer 200-A EP
1981 Casio VL-Tone (Yeah!)
199x Kawai CX-21D Upright
20xx Clavia Nord Electro 2

adcurtin

I would go 4x6, because I'm not sure 5x8 will fit, and if they do it'll be tight.

Fixing to the amp rack is exactly what I plan to do, just a couple l brackets, drill and tap some holes in those for the speakers, and some in the amp mount to mount those on. Now I just gonna find some cheap 4x6s.