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    I just got back from the local Hi-Fi shop, and they were cleaning out a bit. When I walked in, the owner was carrying around this pair of speakers (well, ok; more like dragging around). He said he was going to throw them in the dumpster and asked if I wanted them. And I said, "Of course!!!"

    So, anyways, they're 'Acoustic Response Audio/Video Monitor Series 707' speakers. They're fairly large and have two brass looking knobs on the front to adjust the treble and bass. I just hooked 'em up to the 'B' output on my receiver and I get nothing. I'm fixin' to open 'em up () and see if I can hook up any misplaced wires.

    Anoybody know anything about these? Were they worth saving from the dumpster? Should I try to fix 'em up? Or just enjoy 'em and then throw 'em away?

    I'll post some pics and probably some questions about why in the world I can't get them to work...lol.
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    I just took a pic of one of 'em. As you can tell, this one doesn't have the woofer. Other than that, all the drivers *look* *to me* to be ok.
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Here's the label and the 'Treble' & 'Bass' knobs:
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    I just pulled the mid ot of the enclosure and hooked it up to the 'B' output on my receiver to see what she'd do. She sounded just fine. Here's a pic of. It' looks to be in great shape to me.
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Here's the back of it with the model number or whatever.
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    I just pulled the 'tweeter' (sure is big; gotta be 2 1/2" in diameter), and it works fine, as well. Here are some pics.
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Here's the back with that number:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    I just pulled the woofer on the second speaker. It looks to be in great condition, with no visible deterioration of the surround. When I pulled it out, I was surprised to find that it wasn't even hooked up.

    To my disappointment, I can't make the woofer do anything when I hook it up to the 'B' output on my receiver. I guess it's bac, but it sure does look ok. The voice coil, the 'wires' goin' from the speaker wire attachement point to inside the voice coil (I know there's gotta be a name for that; but I don't know what it is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Pic of other enclosure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Here's a pic of the woofer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Here's a close-up of the surround on the woofer.
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    And here's a pic of the back of the woofer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    White Van Specials baby. Burn them.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    looks exactly like the Acoustic Monitor, also a white van special. I gave em to a friend of mine. nothing special about them at all.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Well, phooey. They looked like they could be something. At least I didn't pay too much for them! lol

    I've been talking to Sid about what to do with them.....If I put about $100 in them, I could have them working again. What do you guys think about that? Remember, I don't have a critical ear and, quite honestly, may not even be able to tell the difference between them and my Klipsch! lol (well, maybe a little)

    How 'bout this crossover (x2 since they seem to be bad):
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=260-210

    And this woofer (x2 since the only one that came with them doesn't want to work...for some reason...):
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=7772&DID=7


    That's all it would take, and that brings it up to about $100.





    Now, about that woofer not working. From looking at it (with an amateur eye), it looks to me like it should work. However, when I hook it up directly to my receiver, I get absolutely nothing. Am I doing something wrong? Could there be some easy to fix something wrong with it? Thanks!


    I'm just thinking I could have fun playing around with these speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Good money after bad......

    If you want to get into speaker building start with a better platform. Instead of using these "white van specials" find a quality old speaker that needs freshening up and start there. They are out there all the time for nothing .

    You could buy a replacement pair of the ones you have for $10. That tells me I wouldn't put one penny in what you have. Listen to Russ....BURN THEM

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    Your are out exactly $0 now. Save your money for a more worthy project.
    Last edited by shack; 04-23-2005 at 07:39 PM.
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    Wow....the whole thing for $10....and I'm talking about $100 to get it there......that's sad.

    I'll hafta think about what I wanna do here. I don't wanna just throw out 4 drivers that actually work. *sigh*
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Originally posted by audiobliss
    I'll hafta think about what I wanna do here. I don't wanna just throw out 4 drivers that actually work. *sigh*
    Why? Someone more knowledgable than you about audio (the owner of the Hi-Fi shop) was willing to do just that...if they were worth anything at all do you think he would be tossing them?
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    Eh. Good point. Quite a few good points you've made. Thanks. I reckon I'll play around with them....maybe even blow 'em....:D........but not spend any money on 'em...

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    On second thought - If it were me I would try to find a used driver out of a trashed speaker to fit nad put it in the box and give them to a youth center, senior citizen center, church group or someone that could use a pair of working speakers regardless of the sound quality. Now there's a project for you.
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    And that does sound like a great idea. What would I do to get them working? Besides needing woofers, it seems the crossovers don't work. What's an economical way to fix that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    If you are interested....here is a great opportunity to get a book from the library on audio electronics...tear them apart and see if you can get the crossovers working. Who knows...it may be the start of you becoming a master speaker builder....like Matt.
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    I think I'll look at the crossovers again tonight. What can go wrong with them? If the wire hasn't become unsoldered at any point, what could be wrong? There are little cylinders (they look like mini-capacitor, but I don't know what they are) in the crossover; could those have gone bad? If they're good and the wire is soldered/connected well everywhere, is there anything else that could be wrong?
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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    Feel like building something?

    Try THIS.
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    Or you could try .......THIS.
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    Remember, those working drivers are a 3 dollar tweeter and a 4 dollar midrange...

    NOTHING to feel bad over...

    Hmm...
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    Came across an offering of a similar set of these beauties on our local Craigslist this morning, and had to google "Acoustic Response Series 707" because of the poster's statement:

    "Polk Audio may have made these. come by and check them out."

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/msg/4135883343.html

    #1 on the google hit parade was a link to this thread

    Looks like this set has the upgraded bass driver chain link fence protection grid and optional sound board carpet padding acoustic damping material.

    Although these look really sweet, they would actually be a step down from my gear. No fooling !
    .... although he is only asking $30 ....

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