SPEAKER HEADROOM: Observations

Paul McGowan We’re pretty comfortable with the idea of headroom. More food on the table than needed, more horsepower than required, more amplifier wattage than necessary. But, what about speaker headroom? The one characteristic of music’s reproduction that stands out for me in speakers is a slight compression when the music gets loud. I hear it […]

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SPEAKERS: Parts, DIY and assistance. [Audax * B&W * Celestion * Coles * Jamo * JBL * KEF * Linn * Scanspeak * SEAS * Tannoy * Wharfedale]

AUDAX … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/listing-2846937843.htm AUDAX 16 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649638178-15-tannoy-lf-driver-3836/ AUDAX 8” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2906120234.htm AUDAX BASS … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=201732098 AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/Estevez/items/352182890?awc=6238_1608309057_03833d38b5275b88367c78f6e37ae1e5&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/floor-speakers/listing-2846317222.htm B&W BZ … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2901835878.htm CELESTION HF2000 … https://reverb.com/item/38885048-celestion-hf2000-tweeter-1970-s-1980-s-black-gray-red CELESTION TF … https://www.njuskalo.hr/zvucnici/akcija-zamjenski-driver-celestion-tf-0615-oglas-16377598 COLES 4001 … https://www.springair.de/de/coles-4001-hochtoener-paar/h62719 COLES 4001 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/tweteers-coles-4001-varese-333811184.htm COLES TWEETERS … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1620539499-set-coles-tweeters-uit-b-w-dm4.html GARRARD (PARTS) … https://reverb.com/item/38487783-lot-of-vintage-turntables-nos-parts-rca-victrola-vm-garrard-bsr-crescent-magnavox-1950-1980-mu JAMO 15” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2849123921.htm […]

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TANNOY [pre-owned FOR SALE @ sensible prices

REVEAL 501A [ACTIVE] … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/tannoy-reveal-501a-active-monitors/ TWEETERS [USA] … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649758988-tannoy-tweeters/ TURNBERRY GR … https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/tannoy-prestige-turnberry-gr—new-in-july-2020-27524-p.asp MERCURY M2 … https://reverb.com/item/40522473-tannoy-mercury-m2-cherry MONITOR GOLD … https://www.idealaudio.co.uk/loudspeakers/p/tannoy-monitor-gold-lsuhfiiilz8u-speakers TD12 [USA] … https://reverb.com/item/42118011-tannoy-td12-1980-walnut AUTOGRAPH MINI … https://www.music-room.com/product-page/tannoy-autograph-mini-loudspeakers-of-airtech-headphone-cable 607 MK II … https://reverb.com/item/40000616-tannoy-607-mk-2-speakers-for-sale ARDEN … http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/2677/66/floor-standing-speakers/tannoy-ardens.aspx SRM 12B [USA] … https://reverb.com/item/41724660-tannoy-srm12b-speakers-1970-wood LITTLE REDS … http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/544/67/other-speakers/tannoy-little-reds.aspx ST 100 … https://hifiwigwam.com/megastore/product/tannoy-st100-supertweeter/?refsource=hifishark ARDEN … https://www.quoka.de/hifi-audio-tv-video-foto/boxen-lautsprecher-kopfhoerer/ ARDEN … […]

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NOT ON EBAY / HARD TO FIND SPEAKER PARTS

Today we include Audax, B&W, Celestion, Coles, Jamo, JBL, KEF, Klipsch, Peerless, Scan Speak, SEAS, Tannoy and more AUDAX … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/listing-2846937843.htm AUDAX 16 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649638178-15-tannoy-lf-driver-3836/ AUDAX 8” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2906120234.htm AUDAX BASS … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=201732098 AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/Estevez/items/352182890?awc=6238_1608309057_03833d38b5275b88367c78f6e37ae1e5&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/floor-speakers/listing-2846317222.htm B&W BZ … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2901835878.htm CELESTION HF2000 … https://reverb.com/item/38885048-celestion-hf2000-tweeter-1970-s-1980-s-black-gray-red CELESTION TF … https://www.njuskalo.hr/zvucnici/akcija-zamjenski-driver-celestion-tf-0615-oglas-16377598 COLES 4001 […]

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HMM: Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

A member writes … Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter and one dead bass driver. The magnet has moved in the bass driver, twisting and jamming the cone fully back and the magnet has completely broken off on the […]

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AUDIOPHILE HALL OF FAME: Candiates?

There are many great designers out there, and especially in the lore from the golden age, but I’m not to familiar with them. I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the great designers for engineering skill and knowledge, business integrity, and ultimatley quality of their products. My short list a “hall of […]

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BUT DID YOU? So, got what you bargained for did you?

Michael Vronsky writes: Did we in the high-end buyers arena get what we bargained for when we chose the lowest price over service and advice? Dealers have always discounted. It’s implicit in the descriptive word ‘dealers’ i.e. ‘to deal’ Perhaps ‘retailer’ might be more appropriate? Anyway – even famous dealers may be obliged to offer […]

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AUDIO NATIONALISM: Are the English really the natural leaders when it comes to sound quality?

Michael Vronsky asks editor Neil McCauley: Neil –  is it jingoistic to believe that the English really are the natural leaders when it comes to sound quality? That would be a tough one because as an editor I can think of countries all over the world who give anyone a run for their money. I […]

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ANYTHING BUT MUSIC: Why do some speakers sound like music while others do not?

  Michael Vronsky writes: Different isn’t automatically better I was trying to find the problem in a friend’s system. It didn’t sound as good as it should have for the money. So we did a lot of cable switching, speaker positioning, isolating this, isolating that – all to no avail. We certainly got different sounds, […]

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BREAKING RANK: Who will be the first big maker to bypass the UK audio retailer network?

Michael Vronski … I don’t claim to be a futurologist. However sometimes it’s possible to read some signs and occasionally for a view of which way the commercial wind is blowing. And I mean the way that wind is blowing, but not necessarily the speed and strength of that wind.My belief is that with the […]

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BI-WIRING: Ask our editor Neil McCauley

Hello Neil. Can you suggest a practical, intelligent and understandable explanation of the pros and cons of biwiring please? Thanks.  AK Happy to help you Mr.K. I sniffed about a bit and below, written by Paul McGowan is the best I have found so far. Just when you thought I had abandoned everything high-end and […]

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SERIOUSLY: Speaker size should match the room

Paul McGowan writes …. This fact or fiction question is an interesting one because the notion of matching speaker size to room dimensions is so ingrained into our culture as to be taken for fact. But, some facts aren’t true no matter how much we want them to be. Here’s the deal. Any size loudspeaker […]

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