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    Ok, so I've had my 2.3's for 3 or 4 weeks and have bought a new amplifier and picked up a Dreadnought from Brock. I got a set of rings and an AL case for my Dreadnought from Larry. So last week I finally got the Dreadnought mounted in the case and got all the connectors and the cables made up. So today my wife went to visit her sister in SLC so I thought this is perfect for me to complete a few of the upgrades I wanted to do. I pulled all of the drivers and tweeters and marked all the wires, I Dynamatted all of the baskets. I used Armacell to make new gasket. I JB welded all of the magnets for the drivers. I redrilled all of the tweeters and drivers and the PR's to install Larry's rings. I replaced all of the tweeters and drivers and the PR's. The worst part of all of this is my music is down for the entire time I am doing all of this, about a six pack worth. But now that I have got all of these projects finished the sound is fantastic, well worth all of the effort. Thanks to all that have gone before me.
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    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
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    Congrats! Glad you got it all done!
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

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    You work fast.
    How much Dynamatte did you need? I have 2.3tls also.

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    I believe it was 4 square feet. I got,it on eBay for like $25 shipped. It was a long day, I also put on the new terminal plates and binding posts that I got from Trey.
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    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
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    Phew looks like you worked fast and hard! Glad it all paid off!
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    Wow...fast work and nice job. I have had my rings for a while now and somehow not gotten them done. Still have the transformer and case for the the Dreadnaught project as well as new gaskets and upgraded binding post cups... wish you were closer...LOL

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    I lived in Cincy a long time ago for about 2 years
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    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by zane77 View Post
    I believe it was 4 square feet. I got,it on eBay for like $25 shipped. It was a long day, I also put on the new terminal plates and binding posts that I got from Trey.
    Congrats, enjoy your babies. The 4 Sq ft is called the "Wedge Pack", and ebay is the cheapest place to get it. Last one I bought was $25.00 also, shipping included.
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    what is this Armacell stuff people are talking about. I browesed their website but I'm not sure which product people are using for the Polks. Can you provide a bit more info about it?

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    Armacell is the manufacturer of a product called AP/Armaflex Insulation tape. It is 1/8th inch thick and 2 inches wide and comes in a 30 foot roll. You will have to cut it to about 3/8ths of an inch to use as a gasket around the speakers. This stuff compresses very easily and it has a self-adhering (sticky) backing that goes on real easy. Go to the Vintage section on the SDA's and Raife (DarqueKnight) did an extremely nice right up about gasket materials. I picked this stuff up at Home Depot and I would imagine it is in just about any home improvement store. Armacell part number on the package is TAP18230.
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    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
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    ^ thank you

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    Armacell is not sold in the big box stores like Rona or Home Depot up here. It can be bought from specialty wholesalers or shops that deal with Plumbing/HVAC.

    It was hell trying to find/acquire it here...

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    Thanks a lot! I will put it in my cart.


    I believe it was 4 square feet. I got,it on eBay for like $25 shipped. It was a long day, I also put on the new terminal plates and binding posts that I got from Trey.

    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    Congrats, enjoy your babies. The 4 Sq ft is called the "Wedge Pack", and ebay is the cheapest place to get it. Last one I bought was $25.00 also, shipping included.

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