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soundguybob
02-15-2010, 05:41 PM
Hi gang!

Was wondering if anyone knows of a reputable recone shop near Nashville, TN? I have a set of ALtec 604-8H's from my UREI 813's that I need to have reconed, and really prefer to avoid shipping them if possible. I haven't had any luck finding a place than can source the parts... Ideas? I guess I could buy the parts from Great Plains if necessary, but I still need to find a reliable shop nearby.

Thanks!
Bobby

Earl K
02-16-2010, 08:19 AM
- If I was in your shoes I would just call GPA and have them recommend a reconer in your area that they're willing to supply recone kits to.

>< cheers

GPAs' phone # : (405) 789-0221 or (405) 787-0987

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herki the cat
02-16-2010, 09:58 AM
- If I was in your shoes I would just call GPA and have them recommend a reconer in your area that they're willing to supply recone kits to.

>< cheers

GPAs' phone # : (405) 789-0221 or (405) 787-0987

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Excellent recommendation from Earl K ... If i may barge in with my two cents ... GPA will sell, direct to consumers, complete 604-8H cone kits, except the adhesive which is considered a shipping hazard. Please call Bill at GPA for procurement & complete installation procedures.

Prior to the Event of Epoxy, RCA Camden used an excellent "Gilbert & Spruense Inc., MEK-Solvent, based adhesive, which does not shrink during the cure. "Gilbert & Spruense Inc., based in Philadelphia, Pa.,has been absorbed by some big corporation, still unidentified.

For an excellent product line of adhesives, and the popular "Aquaplas.", contact this firm:

Blachford inc., Steve Erickson Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Blachford Incorporated 1400 Nuclear Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185 U.S.A., Tel: 630-231-8300 Fax: 630-231-8321

For now...Best to check with Earl K for a suitable adhesive.

Cheers herki the cat

soundguybob
02-16-2010, 10:02 AM
I've already talked to both Bill and Steve @ GPA, seems that there's few qualified recone shops left in the Nashville area. I have a guy @ Clair that can do the work, but the shop there is backed up for months, and I have one other guy, but he's charging more than double the labor rate of GPA. At least I can avoid shipping. Just trying to see if there's anyone else in the area before I jump on it...

herki the cat
02-16-2010, 10:40 AM
I've already talked to both Bill and Steve @ GPA, . At least I can avoid shipping. .

Excellent! Do take care in chosing the critical adhesives & keep us informed, herki

Russellc
02-16-2010, 01:57 PM
I've already talked to both Bill and Steve @ GPA, seems that there's few qualified recone shops left in the Nashville area. I have a guy @ Clair that can do the work, but the shop there is backed up for months, and I have one other guy, but he's charging more than double the labor rate of GPA. At least I can avoid shipping. Just trying to see if there's anyone else in the area before I jump on it...

Just ship it to him! (GPA) Last time I did, 3 days later they were sitting in my office, I hadnt even paid him yet!

Russellc

soundguybob
02-16-2010, 02:11 PM
OK... Anybody have thoughts on properly boxing these things up? They are BEASTS!

Earl K
02-16-2010, 02:48 PM
For now...Best to check with Earl K for a suitable adhesive.

Thanks for the kind words H.T.C. / but / I'm not a reconer .

I take my cues from the reconers who have posted here at LHF & over at AudioKarma .


OK... Anybody have thoughts on properly boxing these things up? They are BEASTS!

- GPA has detailed packaging instructions on their website .

- If the horn of your duplexes sticks out past the rim of the woofer / explore the possibility of removing it before shipping .
- This will simplify things / since you should protect the cone by affixing/skinning thin plywood over it ( attached to the woofers' rim ) .

<> cheers :)

General Information:( from GPA )


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tommyleon
02-16-2010, 06:37 PM
Hi Bobby:
I just joined this forum because I have a set of L71 and was interested in finding others with a set of them.
I also have a set of L166 s that need refoaming.I found a place here in town,Jam's audio that will refoam mine .Their number is 615-383-5267.Ask for Sam Stafford.I don't know if he does reconing but its worth a call.
Tom


Hi gang!

Was wondering if anyone knows of a reputable recone shop near Nashville, TN? I have a set of ALtec 604-8H's from my UREI 813's that I need to have reconed, and really prefer to avoid shipping them if possible. I haven't had any luck finding a place than can source the parts... Ideas? I guess I could buy the parts from Great Plains if necessary, but I still need to find a reliable shop nearby.

Thanks!
Bobby

herki the cat
02-17-2010, 04:27 AM
- GPA has detailed packaging instructions on their website .
- If the horn of your duplexes sticks out past the rim of the woofer / explore the possibility of removing it before shipping .
- This will simplify things / since you should protect the cone by affixing/skinning thin plywood over it ( attached to the woofers' rim ) .
General Information:( from GPA )
*How To Pack Your Speaker For Shipping To Us (http://www.greatplainsaudio.com/packing_info.pdf)


Wy..Ah..Err...Pardonne Moi...Don't mean to barge in, nor to be impolite, but I am looking at a couple of original Altec 604 shipping boxes been on the shelf over my computer since 1960's, which i have reused a couple of times already. Each model of 604 shipping carton has its own special internal features.

I believe Altec's "604 factory shipping carton" design implements technology equivalent to "Earl K's important recomendation: [quote Earl K]="after removing the 604 horn, to ship separetly, you should protect the 604 cone by affixing/skinning thin plywood over it ( attached to the woofers' rim" [quote/].

Altec's 604 shipping cartons are skilfully engineered featuring special wood frames, top & bottom, cushioned internally, designed to nest, and protect the high frequency driver at the top of the carton & the horn at the opposite end. 604 is very heavy, delicate and vulnerable to shipping facilities dropping boxes four feet to the concrete floor __which will de-magnetise the speaker motors__ also, there can be other accidents like poking boxes with fork lifts etc....I have been there,....you would not believe what happens to 32 pound JBL 2440's in transit.

I urge you to have GPA send you a couple of original Altec/GPA 604 boxes suitable for your particular 604's. This is a very good investment you will enjoy, over & over
cheers, herki the cat
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[quote=Earl K;279293]Thanks for the kind words H.T.C. / but / I'm not a reconer .[quote=Earl K;279293]

I take my cues from the reconers who have posted here at LHF & over at AudioKarma .

- GPA has detailed packaging instructions on their website .

- If the horn of your duplexes sticks out past the rim of the woofer / explore the possibility of removing it before shipping .
- This will simplify things / since you should protect the cone by affixing/skinning thin plywood over it ( attached to the woofers' rim ) .

<> cheers :)

General Information:( from GPA )


*How To Pack Your Speaker For Shipping To Us (http://www.greatplainsaudio.com/packing_info.pdf)

* Payment Instructions (http://www.greatplainsaudio.com/payment_info.pdf)