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    DITTO - Unmodified, all of the drivers come out...

    DITTO - Unmodified, all of the drivers come out through the back. The rear baffle is removeable.

    Here's a photo of my heavily modified Valencias after I replaced the front baffle:
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    LOL - I thought I was the only person to do that!...

    LOL - I thought I was the only person to do that! I use Liquid Paper (Office Depot). "White" is too white, and "buff" is too yellow. Maybe a mixture of the two?
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    If the white is the o-ring extruding out from...

    If the white is the o-ring extruding out from under the flat side frame, looks like it just needs to be reseated in it's groove. Still shouldn't need any type of sealant.

    You an use an adhesive...
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    You should never need any glue or gasket to mount...

    You should never need any glue or gasket to mount the older LE series to the baffle (LE120H an exception, and I have never seen a LE14H-x) I take it that this driver is not original to the cabinet...
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    Just thinking out loud here - are L150 128H's...

    Just thinking out loud here - are L150 128H's reverse polarity, cone-in for positive voltage input to red terminal?
  6. Thread: How Tight?

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    Is this a JBL factory cabinet or a DIY? The LE...

    Is this a JBL factory cabinet or a DIY? The LE series of woofers have very little tolerence for mis-sized baffle openings. Anything bigger than the specified opening won't seal the o-ring and...
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    I have found woofers in the past that began to...

    I have found woofers in the past that began to buzz on heavy use when the voice coil was beginning to separate from the cone. If caught early enough, that can be fixed. You can use adhesive remover...
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    Valencias

    Others may know for certain, but I found these two pages in the library:

    846A: http://www.lansingheritage.org/images/altec/reference/1975-drivers/page05.jpg

    846B:...
  9. Thread: Water Stain

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    Is the stain black or white? What type of finish...

    Is the stain black or white? What type of finish is there?

    White stains (typically a ring from a beverage) are generally blemishes in a shellac or varnish finish and are easy to fix. Try light...
  10. Thread: What is Aquaplas

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    I would concur with everything except the...

    I would concur with everything except the Heathkit tint part - I have two pair of Heathkit LE-14A's and those babys are spray painted green over the Aquaplas - cone, frame - everthing but the...
  11. Thread: What Jbl is it ?

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    What passes for a white van in Morocco?

    What passes for a white van in Morocco?
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    Not that it makes any difference at this point,...

    Not that it makes any difference at this point, that ship has sailed, but you can buy a lead paint test kit at most hardware stores or for certain at McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com)
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    wire is 0.040" o.d. - looks like 18 AWG.

    wire is 0.040" o.d. - looks like 18 AWG.
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    front BAFFLE paint, Krylon, painted cones, vinyl dye

    Couple of comments:

    Front baffles: I recently bought cans of Krylon Satin Black enamel after I could no longer find the Krylon Semi-Gloss Black I used to use on baffles. When I got home I found...
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    DCR is 0.29-0.30 ohms for all six.

    DCR is 0.29-0.30 ohms for all six.
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    Yes - 0.5xx mH, +/-. I measured six of them,...

    Yes - 0.5xx mH, +/-. I measured six of them, three pairs of obviously different production eras.
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    Bought a new BK Precision 875A meter. Should...

    Bought a new BK Precision 875A meter. Should probably have one anyway. $75 shipped. Looks like maybe BK's school or institutional grade stuff? As expensive as coils are nowadays, it will pay for...
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    Snake oil. Does it grow hair too? If so, I'm...

    Snake oil. Does it grow hair too? If so, I'm interested. Bet their next product is speaker wire insulation protectant. :applaud:
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    You will want the stuff with the heat sensitive...

    You will want the stuff with the heat sensitive backing, somtimes described as "fleece-backed". It irons on. Don't use you wife or mom's iron - buy one at Goodwill or such, maybe a Wal-Mart special....
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    Valencias as furniture

    Depends on what you consider an end table to be. Photo of my converted JBL/Altec hybrid Valencias (right one with the front baffle removed in the photo).

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    Schematic for Altec Santana II crossover?

    Not gettin' any hits on my 1233 x-over inquiry - lets try this one:

    Anybody have a schematic for the Altec Santana II crossover network?
    I need the inductor values.

    Thanks.
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    Schematic for Altec 1233 crossover?

    Anyone have a copy of the crossover schematic for the old Altec 1233 PA speakers thay would like to share? I looked in the Library and the Lansing Professional archives already.
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  23. Thread: L88 re-veneer

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    Yes, you can do it. Not hard to do if you are...

    Yes, you can do it. Not hard to do if you are patient and get the preglued, "fleece backed" veneer. It just irons on. Trim the edges with a razor blade, or buy one of the inexpensive...
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    Altec coil values

    I have several pair of the pictured Altec 23405 coils I'd like to maybe use, but I can't find their rated impedance. Anyone know what it is? These were used in lots of Altec crossovers, Santana II's,...
  25. Why don't you want to simply refoam the originals?

    Why don't you want to simply refoam the originals? Sounds like you were happy with them for many years in their original configuration. Simply changing to a different woofer may not produce a...
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