Congrats on the speakers... for 400 bucks, you STOLE those, so ROCK 'em like you swiped 'em!
FYI Jesse... my TL's are consecutive SN's
That's highly unusual.Quote:
my TL's are consecutive SN's
This will make it much easier. oh and pictures can't be much bigger than 300K in size to upload here
From Gimpod's link.....That's not quite right. Mine were made in June 1992. I've never heard of a later date, so I believe June 1992 was the actual end.Quote:
SDAs ceased production in 1991.
BTW, mine are 2 numbers apart.
$400 is a screaming deal.
Does it make it official? There not in the best of shape but with $ and time they will be reborn.
You guys want any other pictures?
I would like to know how to clean the drivers. They feel sticky for lack of better words. The bottom of them have some dust and lint I cant just vacuum or wipe off with a dry towel.
Also I think the tweeters are sl2000. The foam I felt wasn't as thick as the pictures on gimpod and the screws are different toward the center of the dome. One out of 8 of them is black instead if silver.
Oh, and sorry for the crappy pictures. Its also a temporary setup. The wife likes the 2B's instead of a speaker taller than her in the family room.
She gave me a month or two upstairs if we cant find a nice spot for them.
You got a great deal on those speakers. I'm sure you can find a way to convince your wife that taller speakers are somehow better. :)
The drivers are supposed to be "tacky". Clean them with Windex and a microfiber cloth. I used that method and I believe it's the recommended approach by many including F1Nut.
You may want to take a picture of the one tweeter that is different. It's an obvious replacement but without a clear picture folks here wouldn't be able to tell if its an SL3000 or one of the newer RDO 194s. If it's the latter, there's one less tweeter to replace to upgrade your speakers.
The 4 musts for rehabbing these beauties...
1 Upgrade the tweeters
2. Re do the crossovers
3. Contact Toolfan66 and see if Larry may have a set of rings for you. Install the rings along with new Armacell tape gaskets.
4. Contact the Parts department @ Magnepan for your speaker cloth and install it when you refinish the woodwork.
All told, the above will run a tad over a grand, but some of that coin will be recovered by selling off the original tweeters. The rest will be repaid with a smile that makes you look like Jack Nicholson's version of the Joker...
For a total investment of 1500.00, you will have a speaker that performs well against anything you can find under ten grand.
Well, I would say you have been truly blessed :cheesygrin:
Now do not spray anything directly on the drivers.
These in a smokers home? That would make them sticky.
Anyway I cleaned mine with a soft terry hand size damp cloth
with a little windex for a little extra punch, rinsing often then dryed with a soft cloth
A little 1" brush works good for the corners.
Now for me, I used Turtle Wax F21 Protectant applied with a 1'' brush and
another soft cloth to remove the excess.
Don't use anything else on the drivers but a sparingly small amount of Windex.
Worked like a charm though.
Those are SL 3000's for sure.
sounds good to me... how many of them have you got?
Remove a set of drivers from them and record the model numbers please. One inside driver and one outside driver from the same cabinet will do.
The drivers are suppose to be sticky and the dust and dirt is typical for the age of the speakers. It's got nothing to do with smoking.Quote:
Not sure if anyone smoked in the home. you can see in the pictures of the tweeters the dust and dirt on the drivers.
Your original photo in post #39 shows four SL2000's. Your photo in post #51 shows two SL3000's.Quote:
With the close ups can someone tell which tweeter these are? There are 7 "silver" dome and 1 "black" dome.