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  1. Thread: Qs on RTA12s

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    Congrats on your find. I have a set of RTA 12c's...

    Congrats on your find. I have a set of RTA 12c's that have upgraded c/o's, Dynamat, hurricane nuts etc. They sound great! I have a sheet of curly cherry veneer on it's way to redo the cabinets. Hope...
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    Thanks for the input. I will give them both some...

    Thanks for the input. I will give them both some time to break in and see if I can notice a difference.
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    Need Help Glad to hear you have the 5's up and running...

    Glad to hear you have the 5's up and running again. Everything should burn in and settle down around 250 - 300 hours. With several of my rebuilds it was rather dramatic as the c/o's reached their...
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    Amp Re-Cap Break-in

    Just had an Adcom 555 amp re-capped. Is there a burn-in period similar to re-capping a speaker crossover?? On the same note... I just purchased a Marantz CD player. Will that have a burn-in period...
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    Need Help I have used the Midwest Peerless clones in a...

    I have used the Midwest Peerless clones in a variety of vintage Polks...5a, 10a, 4a, RTA12c. I honestly cannot hear a difference between the original Peerless and the clones. I just got my Adcom 555...
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    Need Help Pictures may help to identify what tweeters you...

    Pictures may help to identify what tweeters you have.
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    Very nice Dave. Will the cabinets get some new...

    Very nice Dave. Will the cabinets get some new veneer??
  8. I think they all sound good. Hard to compare...

    I think they all sound good. Hard to compare without the ability to have 2 sets of identical speakers side by side with the different tweeters. I am partial to the Peerless, maybe more because of...
  9. Have RTA12's with rebuilt c/o's and they sound...

    Have RTA12's with rebuilt c/o's and they sound great. Took around 250 hours for the caps to burn in but what a difference. Right around the time they hit the " burn in state" a friend stopped by to...
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    What??? Kants undrstands notting yu b sa'in

    What??? Kants undrstands notting yu b sa'in
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    Best of Uriah Heep. Brings back memories from...

    Best of Uriah Heep. Brings back memories from their live concerts back in the day. What was that funny smell during the concerts anyway????
  12. Are those halogen light bulbs on the upper...

    Are those halogen light bulbs on the upper portion of the cabinet??
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    Need Help Erse inductors are a brand of inductors that many...

    Erse inductors are a brand of inductors that many of the club members use to replace the stock inductors on their Polk crossovers. H-nuts are hurricane nuts. You can find them at Parts Express....
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    Need Help If you want to use Mills resistors you can get...

    If you want to use Mills resistors you can get them from SoniCraft online.
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    ^^^^^^ I have not rebuilt dozens like...

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    I have not rebuilt dozens like westmassguy, but the 1/2 dozen or so I have done I have used hurricane nuts on all with 100% success. Easy to use and you can really snug up the drivers.
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    You will find the CR 2020 on Ebay but alot of the...

    You will find the CR 2020 on Ebay but alot of the time they are pricey. I was fortunate to find one local for $140 from the original owner. When I showed up to buy it he seemed reluctant. Pulled out...
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    I am running my 12c's on an Adcom GFA 555 and a...

    I am running my 12c's on an Adcom GFA 555 and a GTP 50011. I currently have the 555 in the shop for some service (caps replaced etc) and have been running the 12c's on a Yamaha CR 2020 that has been...
  18. Need Help Can someone comment as to whether or not the 555...

    Can someone comment as to whether or not the 555 and the 55511 are common ground, in regards to running SDA's. I thought I read that the 555 was common ground and the 55511 was not. Thanks for any...
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    Need Help Here are a couple of pictures of one of my 5a's...

    Here are a couple of pictures of one of my 5a's c/o. They were dated 1982 and had the Peerless tweeter. Mine had a 2.5 and 2.7 resistor which I replaced and mounted on the bottom of the board to make...
  20. Need Help I was having some minor issues with my GFA 555...

    I was having some minor issues with my GFA 555 and currently have it in for service. Replacing caps etc. Anxious to see how it sounds when it is finished. I think if it was me I would put a bit of...
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    Her are some pics of a damaged top hat frame that...

    Her are some pics of a damaged top hat frame that is the same as mine. Mine do not have any staples holding the fabric in place. I think you will be able to see the channel for the rubber screen...
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    Did you remove the fabric in order to repair the...

    Did you remove the fabric in order to repair the frame? If they are like my top hats, the fabric is held in place by a rubber spline in a channel. Same principle as a window screen. I removed the...
  23. Need Help Actually the high pass cap was a Sonicap and the...

    Actually the high pass cap was a Sonicap and the company that I purchased that cap and the Mills resistors from was Sonic Craft. You should be able to find their website. My 5a's were in like new...
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    Westmassguy rebuilt my RTA 12c crossovers. Very...

    Westmassguy rebuilt my RTA 12c crossovers. Very prompt and quite pleased with the results. I have been running them with an Adcom GFA-555 and an Adcom GTP-500 11. They do require and handle alot of...
  25. Need Help I have a set of 5a's with Peerless from 1982. I...

    I have a set of 5a's with Peerless from 1982. I have completed all of the mods and used Sonicraft Gen 1 for the 12uf and Dayton for the 27uf and Mills for the 2.5 and 2.7 resistors. Also replaced the...
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