konrad911 Posted March 23 Share Posted March 23 Hi Guys, First thank you for keeping all those discussions going. I've read recently quite a lot of topics regarding what to do and what to not do with the speakers (or cabs to be precise) and got confused. Yesterday I bought a set of Tangent 400s. The PO upgraded them with CD76TiM Titanium Tweeter Diaphragm (I got the original ones as well). Listened to them for about two hours with my amp and DAC (DSD/DSF/FLAC24) and decided I will take them, but will need to work on them as they are in a very sad black color and scratched here and there. My plan is to get new plywood or MDF panels covered with veneer to oak or so (light) color and glue them to the sides and bottom to make them look nicer and also to make the cabs more robust. I've read quite a few discussions about reinforcement brackets inside the cabs and decided not to go for that, but as I want the cabs to look nicer anyway I can strengthen the cabs with an extra layer of MDF or plywood on the outside (not changing any space inside the cab that way). It will be also less work just to glue those panels to the cabs from the outside than remove the black finish and cover with veneer alone. I was thinking to glue these panels using some silicone/rubber based glue to add some additional damping at the same time. So this above is strictly mechanical. As I can solder I was also thinking about replacing all the capacitors inside - I expect that to be a good idea, right? Read that the internals are exactly same as Heresy II, which are higher price tag anyway, but Heresy's cabs are more solid, therefore the Tangents are considered lower quality ones. But If I can make the cabs more solid, these should be nicer, right? What do you think about my plan? Any pros/cons of those my ideas you can see? Any hints? Many thanks for your input. Konrad 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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