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Søren Mexico
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Søren Mexico Posted: Thu, Jun 28 2012 7:17 PM

Started my refurbish

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Rich replied on Thu, Jun 28 2012 8:55 PM

Looking good so far.  Based on their short depth, I assume they're meant for wall mounting.  I've always wanted some wall mounters.  The S40 actually sounded pretty great mounted on the wall in my garage (large room), but not so great wall mounted in the spare bedroom (small room).


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Yes its wall mount, I have a pair of beovox 3000, its like night and day, when standing free and wall mounting, I think the 3000s more than the 1600s, but the look will fit to my BM 901 and BG 1202.

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Bought these speakers from Martin (Dillen), as is and not tested, but as I know Martin I know they are better than his description, now they are here. Both of them looks the same, paint rests on the wood and the grills, some dirt and dust.


Back with numbers


I pried of the grills, they are fastened with each 6 small nails and comes of easy, be careful some of these grills may be glued.
Perforated steel plate with a wood frame, I cleaned these with water, wet them, spray on detergent, scrub with dishwasher brush, clean of with water, leave to dry.


Speaker front



Drivers out, all you need is a screw driver and a recipient for the screws and fasteners


Now pull out all the wool stuff. This is wool from north Andalusian Lamas, cut and carded in the month of October during full moon, put it in a plastic bag, each speaker one bag, to get the same amount back when finishing.


Bass driver, see the old foam gasket, has to come off, and attach new foam


Tweeter, the same


The crossover, fastened with one screw to the housing, comes out easy.


I marked the wires, and cut them all of near the solder points, and has the empty cabinet. Here before sanding.


After sanding, before sanding I clean with ISP.



Then I soak it with boiled linseed oil, leave to soak for 1 hour, wipe of excess and leave for 24 hours.


Here polished with a micro fiber cloth, such beauties


Then onto the drivers, clean of old gaskets, here one done


All done with new gaskets, the foam stuff you use to seal doors and windows (Homedepot)


Next to come, crossovers, ordered capacitors from parts express, will arrive on Tuesday, but come to think of it, I may have some in the dungeon.

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Made this thread on another forum, copied and pasted here, no problems posting.

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Next to come, crossovers, ordered capacitors from parts express, came today, as I want these speakers to be perfect I ordered Dayton caps, here the board after cleaning and desoldering the old caps, I also desoldered the resistors where needed to check resistance, all 3 resistors are good.


The Daytons and wires attached


Placed crossovers and put in the felt stuff, put in the drivers, tested, attached the fronts, and here you go.


The other one, and done, for the small size of these speakers I'm impressed of how great they sound

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Ricardo replied on Tue, Jul 3 2012 2:45 AM

They look lovely Soren - good job

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Dillen replied on Tue, Jul 3 2012 5:01 AM

Nice job !  Yes - thumbs up

Put them at earheight (when you sit down and listen, that's quite low in fact) on the wall or close up against it,
with a good distance between them and listen again.

Martin

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sonavor replied on Tue, Jul 3 2012 3:23 PM

They look like new Søren.  Great job.  I always like your finish work on the wood cabinets.

-sonavor

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Rich replied on Tue, Jul 3 2012 4:49 PM

Dillen:

Nice job !  Yes - thumbs up

Put them at earheight (when you sit down and listen, that's quite low in fact) on the wall or close up against it,
with a good distance between them and listen again.

Martin

And don't forget to change the frets to some psychedelic fabric your wife picks out!

Well done.  Hope they sound great.


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fergus replied on Thu, Jun 20 2013 9:57 PM

Hi Soren. Sorry for replying to such an old post. Just wondering if you changed the speaker cable connections and cable when you refurbished the 1600s?

Thanks,

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fergus:

 

Hi Soren. Sorry for replying to such an old post. Just wondering if you changed the speaker cable connections and cable when you refurbished the 1600s?

Thanks,

 

As the old cable and the 2 pin DIN plugs was OK, I just gave the cables a good wash, straightened the twists and nicks and soldered them back again.

 

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fergus replied on Fri, Jun 21 2013 6:55 PM

Thanks Soren. So you think connecting a thicker cable would be pointless?

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fergus:

Thanks Soren. So you think connecting a thicker cable would be pointless?

I always leave the original cables if possible, only if I have to run more than 10 meters do I use a thicker cable, I think the B&O is 0.5 mm2, (20 gauge), for longer than 10 meters I use 1.3 mm2, (16 gauge), for short runs I dont think it matters, I checked a Monster cable against a B&O cable 3 meters both of them, and the Monster cable had more resistance than the B&O cable.

 

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fergus replied on Fri, Jun 21 2013 9:43 PM

Cool. Thanks Soren.

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