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Posted October 2
Thanks for all the support.
Posted August 28
I'm sorry for the delay. I've been in the process of moving and work.
The Belles are sitting in my rental here in Vegas. I don't have an amp in town to enjoy them. I gave my yamaha amp to my son for now.
Posted June 18
I will truly miss this setup in my old house. I had enough tapestries and rugs to get the sound right in a tall room with bamboo floors. My new house is half the size so I had to go with much smaller book shelf speakers.
I would have done a meet in the middle but my old land cruiser isn't doing well at the moment. 250,000 miles and needing some attention. I'd help with fuel cost if someone wanted to drive here.
Posted June 15
The Belles are in Las Vegas. I would have had to stack them in the truck to fit and opted to not ship them.
If you are in the Las Vegas, NV area and interested, please let me know.
Posted June 5
Update - I'm considering taking the Belles up to the Northwest area around Salem if they fit in my truck. If anyone in the Vegas area is interested, please send me a message if your interested before they head north.
Posted June 3
Good to know.
Here are the photos of the serial numbers. I sold my house too quick and didn't have time to install the veneer banding. I purchased the banding but didn't want to rush installing it after my house sold.
Thanks for all of the suggestions.
I have a pair of Belles in Las Vegas, NV. The serial numbers are consecutive. They are in very good condition with the exception of some veneer banding.
The crossover have been updated. The washers between the driver and horn have been replaced. They sound excellent. After I updated the crossovers, they sounded amazing.
I never thought I'd part with them because they sound as though I'm in the room with someone performing in front of me.
I downsized and no longer have room for them. I already sold the Lascalas.
I'd like $2700.
Posted March 13
I'm trying to determine what veneer banding I need to get to repair a couple of places on the front of my Belles. I thought it was walnut but the reddish tint throws me off.
Serial Numbers - 1P610 & 1P611
Any help would be much appreciated.
Posted February 28
I bought a couple damaged. They used glue on the board and it shorts the board out over time. It takes a few hours to clean off but it's worth it. It may damage a resistor, etc. but it's easily replaced. The speaker jacks on back often are broken as well. Still worth the effort to repair it.
I only have the C65 preamp. Some day I'd like the C85 pre.
They sound fantastic. I said I'd never sell them but I can only fit them in my bedroom at my new place.
I am considering selling my 1980's Belles in nice condition. There is a couple pieces of veneer pieces missing but if the future buyer is good at veneer, they might prefer doing it them selves?. The fabric in excellent condition and they sound amazing. They have new Type A crossovers and horn to driver gaskets. I'm deciding if I should replaced the veneer or sell as is. What is the average selling price of these speakers? I've seen prices from $2,000 up to $4500 on Ebay? I'm moving to a much smaller place. The placement would be horrible so it doesn't make sense keeping them. I've already sold my LaScalas. I plan on replacing them with some RB-75's or something similar.
They are located in Las Vegas, NV.
Yes, they are fantastic but way overkill for these speakers.
I placed my post in the garage sale area.
I am considering selling my 1980's Belles in nice condition. There is a couple pieces of veneer pieces missing that I could replace otherwise in great shape. The fabric in excellent condition and they sound amazing. They have new Type A crossovers and horn to driver gaskets. I'm deciding if I should replaced the veneer or sell as is. What is the average selling price of these speakers? I've seen prices from $2,000 up to $4500 on Ebay? I'm moving to a much smaller place.
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Posted February 12, 2020
I'm pretty sure it's still a AA. Sounds great so I'm leaving it alone for now.
My next step is checking the woofer and making sure all of the screws are tight.
Posted February 8, 2020
My Belles sound amazing. I purchased my Belles from my friend recently. When I brought them home and listened to them I was a little disapointed but not surprised because the had the original AA's. After reading many pages on the forum, I bought new caps, a cool inductor, and new horn seals. I reused my tweeter inductor, autotransformer, and board. I didn't have the money for expensive caps but the Dayton premium 1% caps were recommended from a few people. I removed the steel screw from the tweeter inductor. I removed the tweeter protection. No 2 year olds around. I started to use fasteners to hold the caps but ended up using a little hot glue. I'll come up with a better plan next time. I didn't like having heat on the caps. The horn seals were rock hard. Glad Bob had some new ones. My Belles now sound great. Eventually the tweeter will be on top for time alignment and maybe a larger horn, but for now I'm very pleased.
I'm sitting here listening to some old acoustic Pink Floyd and I'm hearing things for the first time. Very cool.
I just want to say Thank You to everyone on the forum.