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Post by Magnaryder » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:36 am

Has anyone tried a woofer 'upgrade' for either Original Amazings, Plats or Silvers? That guy that was producing the Corean countertop looking speaks with the hot babe had some nice looking woofers in his ads. Got any idea what they are? Might work with our x/overs if the right r and freqs are OK.

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Post by maddmaxxx » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:38 pm

-mr MR, the 'cheapest' i've found were from parts-express[57.oo ea]

-'they' had 2 types [blu/red]...emulating US and Brit 'sound'

-mostly sold as gtr amp spks[16ohm]...the 'statistics' were quite diff

-ALSoriginals would be an easier find[letme 'post' the stats]

-the silvers that i bought new in '93 are still fine, [believe it or not]



***ALSoriginals/4ohm =3.5ohm...FS[hz] =28.5...Qms =4.03...Qes =4.03...Qts =2.0...Vas[m3] =NA...BI =NA...Xma[mm] =12.7
-[pt #SW-1220FL]...20oz mag, 90W, 1"VC



***plats-silvers/16ohm =14.92ohm...24.75...8.112...4.496...2.893....4578...3.70...12.7...[same order as above]
-[pt #WP-1220] 20oz mag, 90W, 1"VC


-as stated previosly, them 16ohm drivers are for gtr amps, i've found




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Post by rolereversal » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:15 pm

My silvers are fine as well...I think they are the same year as yours Max(I'll have to check when I get home)but have been wondering if an upgrade is due.

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Post by rolereversal » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:39 pm

Mine are 1990.....ser#0014 hmmm..... I think I have another project in mind.Doesnt' end. LOL \:D/

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Post by rolereversal » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:29 pm

Just want to double check before I order them...if I have the silvers (48" ribbon and 3 - 12's per side) is the WP1220 correct? Looks like the same speaker (they e-mailed me a pic of it but called it a plat?)
I got a response from
http://www.dynavox.com/shipping.php

The link works for me?
Thanks for the info guys! \:D/ \:D/

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Post by maddmaxxx » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:07 pm

-YES, WP-1220 = silvers and/or platinums


-mz RR, the woofs 'seem' really cheap BUT work excellente [mr BC had a hard time getting a manufacturer to make 'em]

-only seen them fail at the surrounds [age]...[repair 'kits', from what i read are poor quality]

-according to your serial #'s [early] and my pairs...

-silvers were made '90 - '93 [w/'92 and '93 being mk4's]

-thought previously 'they' were '89- '93


-oh, the wp-1220's only have 1pos and 1neg 'spade'[as opposed to the 'stockers' w/2 ea] and a great time to rewire w/at least 16 gu wire [w/lotsa fine stands]


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Post by rolereversal » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:57 pm

Thanks Max, I will keep you posted.

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Post by F1nut » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:52 pm

Tweak tip for those cheap ass woofers. Apply Dynamat to the basket spokes to eliminate ringing issues.
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Post by maddmaxxx » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:31 pm

-great idea...wrap the 'spoke' or is the outside of the 'spoke', OK ?
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Post by F1nut » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:09 pm

Just the outside of the spoke works great.
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Post by rolereversal » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:42 pm

Thanks for the tip F1 \:D/

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Re: Platinum and Silver model woofers

Post by rolereversal » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:04 pm

Well the speakers should be delivered tomorrow. 75 bucks for tax and duty charges. Just in case any canucks want to know what UPS charged. I can see the $26 for taxes and I don't mind the duty charge...but they quoted me 50 not 75 -the bums, also paid 27 bucks to orevox for shipping so all in all add 100 bucks on top of your order. About $310 delivered for 6 woofers.
Anyway should be well worth it, the foam on ours is looking fragile. Thanks for the post about this as now we will enjoy the AL silvers even longer.
Already replaced the binding posts. Looks 8)

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Re: Platinum and Silver model woofers

Post by OBI56 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:23 pm

rolereversal wrote:Well the speakers should be delivered tomorrow. 75 bucks for tax and duty charges. Just in case any canucks want to know what UPS charged. I can see the $26 for taxes and I don't mind the duty charge...but they quoted me 50 not 75 -the bums, also paid 27 bucks to orevox for shipping so all in all add 100 bucks on top of your order. About $310 delivered for 6 woofers.
Anyway should be well worth it, the foam on ours is looking fragile. Thanks for the post about this as now we will enjoy the AL silvers even longer.
Already replaced the binding posts. Looks 8)
Jean, you haven't been reading my rant posts on using UPS for crossborder shipping. NEVER, NEVER, EVER use UPS to ship anything crossborder. What you missed in there is that all shippers charge a Brokerage Fee. USPS and FedEx are reasonable and charge the brokers fee (usually $13 to $18) without adding a profit. UPS charges anywhere from $35 to $85 for their brokerage fee. Taxes and Duty are going to be the same no matter who you use as it is illegal for them to make a profit on those.

UPS are fine for shipping inside 1 country; their only problem is cross-border shipping.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Re: Platinum and Silver model woofers

Post by rolereversal » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:37 pm

ARGH..........I was told that UPS is cheaper than Fed-Ex?
Well live and learn... tis my luck. No matter it's done.
Anyway spending more cash is the reason I wake up in the morning and go to work, isn't it? Teehee

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Re: Platinum and Silver model woofers

Post by OBI56 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:41 pm

FedEx may charge you $5 to S10 more for shipping, but they don't screw you on the Brokerage Fee so it still comes out cheaper.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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