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    Anyone???

    Anyone???
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    Opinions on R40 speakers

    I found a pair of R40's locally. One tweeter is bad, and confirmed it is just the tweeter. What are your opinions on this speaker in terms of value and performance. Is it worth replacing the tweeter...
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    Wanted ....speak for yourself....

    ....speak for yourself....
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    It was really clear on mine that they were 2.7...

    It was really clear on mine that they were 2.7 ohm. I also have a pair of the Danish Peerless tweeters that I would like to sell if you end up being interested in rebuilding with Peerless. I looked...
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    I did these same thing you are talking about...

    I did these same thing you are talking about doing. I refreshed a pair of 5Bs. Here is my thread with pictures...
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    Ok, ok......enough fun at my expense.

    Ok, ok......enough fun at my expense.
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    Room......., not Rome!

    Room......., not Rome!
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    You weren't kidding when you said you listened...

    You weren't kidding when you said you listened close field! Is the room really small? It "looks" like the speakers would need more Rome to breathe, but it sounds like you have the set up nailed.
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    You might want to head over to AudioKarma. There...

    You might want to head over to AudioKarma. There is a McIntosh board over there with a ton of helpful expertise. AK is always my first choice to get my questions answered, or to do research.
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    Looks like RDO tweeters to me.

    Looks like RDO tweeters to me.
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    You might need to take a look at your crossovers...

    You might need to take a look at your crossovers or the date on the mid-woofers to help determine what was the stock tweeter. I know from experience that the Peerless and the later RDO tweeter are...
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    Looks good. Kind of fun, huh? I did my 5's...

    Looks good. Kind of fun, huh? I did my 5's earlier this summer. Are you replacing the resistor as well while you are upgrading? I did, and used Mills.
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    And this is not a knock on the peerless tweeters....

    And this is not a knock on the peerless tweeters. Just that in my case there was an incremental improvement With the RDOs. By the way, my peerless are available for sale if anyone is interested.
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    The new RDO tweeters are not just a simple drop...

    The new RDO tweeters are not just a simple drop in replacement for the Peerless tweeters. The resistor in the HF circuit is a little different, and the RDO requires a slightly larger cut out in the...
  15. Exactly. It is the classic shotgun approach. One...

    Exactly. It is the classic shotgun approach. One person takes advantage of a situation, and everyone with less than 100 posts is punished. Just small minded thinking from my perspective........just...
  16. Well, it is a policy that personally do not agree...

    Well, it is a policy that personally do not agree with.......".
  17. Off topic - 100 posts just to read For Sale posts?

    I have been traveling for a little while and today I tried to read some of the For Sale postings and got the message that I could not read the post until I had 100 mesages posted. Up until now I was...
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    I would also recommend adding Armacell gaskets as...

    I would also recommend adding Armacell gaskets as well.....I agree on the hurricane nuts adding extra insurance as well, the hurricane nuts are a great addition.

    I
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    Need Help Excellent point. I used stainless steel...

    Excellent point. I used stainless steel washers....not at all obtrusive cosmetics...
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    ould totally recommend upgrading the crossovers at the same time.....doing mine on modest 5Bs made a major improvement.

    Good luck.
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    Need Help 13/64" is what I used as well. It was a tight,...

    13/64" is what I used as well. It was a tight, but good fit. I hand tightened the nuts into the wood using a screw and some washers to pull it flush. I also used JB Weld to secure the nut into the...
  22. They are. I bought a pair in the last 45 days...

    They are. I bought a pair in the last 45 days directly from Polk. $48 each with free shipping.
  23. Thread: Dayton Caps

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    You might want to consider a little better cap...

    You might want to consider a little better cap for the tweeter circuit. I recently rebult the crossovers in my 5B speakers. The general linput from this forum was that Daytons or Solens were OK for...
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    FYI http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/ele/3229356606.h...

    http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/ele/3229356606.html

    SDA-1 speakers in NE Ohio.....no affiliations whatsoever. Just know there is a lot of interest in these speakers
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    I would definitely recommend Armacell and...

    I would definitely recommend Armacell and hurricane nuts. I recently tried my hand at upgrading a pair of 5B speakers and had great success using those products based on the input from this board....
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