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  1. Yeah , probably just made some sort of wrong headed assumption that if a design becomes revered , there must be some sort of black magic in the finer constructional details Chances are ill either make k15's again cos i liked em , or Claude's quarter pie as its so straightforward to build. Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  2. Very interested in the university classic design. Shame some discussions of the correct cabinet geometry ( particularly the throat ) went awry Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  3. Altec 515g -hp . available readily to you guys in the states but i don't see many here in the u.k. What to do with them ? Volvotreter straight horn , quarter pie horn , karlson k15 ? Choices choices The seller had a nice set of klipschorns too. First time id heard a pair in a domestic setting. Now wishing i was a master cabinet maker :s. Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  4. Well here's my acquisition du jour. Don't know if you chaps would consider that a good price or not , but it's had all the work done to refurb it. I'm in the u.k so I'm used to tiny naim amps with 15wpc so hearing this hooked up to a big pair of tannoys was a bit of a culture shock. It REALLY took them by the scruff of the neck , providing all the finesse i could wish for. But also dynamics that had me ducking for cover at times. Pretty smitten with it and it'll go nicely with something i might be picking up tomorrow Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  5. Yes that's true , so only fair to let you have your say. Ill not plunge us into the abyss with any further inflammatory statements. Yes ill absolutely update on the altecs Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  6. I think the roof rack idea might see a greater power direct a bolt of lightning in my direction , so current plans are to see if gpa would send me a recone kit so i can have the job done here. Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  7. ^ can of worms much :0 I think as a newcomer here I'd rather talk about loudspeakers than politics. Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  8. On the +ve . Bill from great plains says he can recone for $145.00 Not sure if this is a new price across the board for 604's or because mine is an iconic 704-8a but I'm happy enough with that. Probably get both done so they're equally fresh in that case. Sent from my Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F using Tapatalk
  9. well it seems like the consensus is that the cone has crossed rainbow bridge anywaaaaay :s
  10. Thanks for the replies people. Wow thats a bunch cheaper than id imagined. Even factoring in insured shipping from the u.k it may be worth my while. You're probably not missing much avoiding f.b , it allows silly points of view to gather momentum at a scary pace ( like ' you're a transphobic cissexist if you DON'T prefer sex with women who have penises '.... Wait, what ?!? ) Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  11. i did wonder if it would shrink back to normal. im getting told reconing isn't as injurious to the wallet as a new driver ( as one might hope )
  12. Ok sorry for the confusingly written original posts. My descriptive ability has clearly been damaged by Facebook , where people only communicate in memes. As above , im appealing for help with a water damaged cone ( i know , why didn't i just say that ?!?)
  13. Not feeling at my most composed or coherent right now , sorry. To explain. The stored drivers ended up with a leaking pipe dripping onto them. You can see the cone is wet and deformed. Im seeking best practice advice to dry it out and i guess an assessment of how likely it is that it'll function correctly afterwards. Thanks
  14. In all sense of the word. ( read this in the voice of lemony snicket , narrator of 'a series of unfortunate events' . might help with empathy ?) O.k so you can see from the meme i have created, to highlight my stupidity and lack of situational awareness, that i have made an ill advised technical modification to a once perfectly decent iconic model 704-8a. I probably deserve to be publicly thrashed with bamboo canes by kendo masters rather than recieve any help. But for those that see fit , what would you do to dry the cone and hopefully help it regain its shape? Wish id modge podged them prior to putting in storage. I am le sigh
  15. Nor me , as a johnny come lately. would be a tremendous shame if interpersonal frictions stopped the sharing of knowledge :S Apologies if that comes across as a little self serving, given i've expressed an interest in building a set of these. #peace
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