Ahh, I had it backwards, it had been a while since I looked at these, the sleeve comes stock, its the demodulation rings that are the upgrade. Anyways, I look forward to their return, I will go ahead and follow you on facebook as it seems many updates end up there now from what I have seen.
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Can you tell me the coil specs of the original AV15h? Well not original original, the one from a few years back , like 2008ish. I’m trying to source something that will fit and IIRC it has pretty tight tolerances on that motor. Odds are it’ll be chinese and not as good, but I’m working with what I can get lol. The AV’s have such nice motors it’s a shame for it to have to set and not be good for anything.
I have a AV15h-d2 that needs a recone, can you do that for a reasonable price? I only paid 300 new for this speaker from you and 4 years ago and it’s spent almost half that time broken unable to be reconed since you didnt’ have materials. The frame AFAIK is where most of the new price point is coming from so the recone shouldn’t be “that” expensive.. I mean I want to pay you for your time and materials, just worried since the price on the new ones is over 2x the old ones that recones wont’ be realistic, which sucks since I like this driver and would like my pair back
Seems like they would work out for me.. 95db/1w/1m is pretty much in in with what I planned.. Maybe giving up 2-3db of effeciency, but with the apollo upgrade for the extra powerhandling and a 4ohm impedeance, I can make most of that up with powerhandling and gain in SQ likely, which is imporant to me.. Plus I want something with a phase plug as these will be mounted off axis in my kicks.. I won’t be taking advantage too much of their inductance though as they will be crossed in the 1-1.5khz region most likely..
That could change once they get in the car though 😀 Will you be able to get measurments up pretty soon? Just wan to see some polars (if you can) or if not even basic frequency response on a baffle would be useful. Also is this the same spider as on the 6.5’s? Anyway the other drivers I’ve been considering is the PHL 2520, which is basically the same price as yours… Also a B&C 8MDN51, which while it would save me $200 probably doesn’t sound quite as good. I know in most subjective listening reviews I’ve seen they always say that your drivers sound better than the pro audio alternatives, they just need a bit more power to make up the effeciency. 🙂
Any way to get these with d8 coils or even just a single 4ohm? Also is any type of apollo upgrade available? Wouldn’t need it for the inductance so much as the extra powerhandling, particularly if a d8 or d4 coil is available 😆 At 500 for a pair, the price is a bit hard to swallow compared to many other pro audio designs, but I know these are very nice speakers and John has a small operation.. So I’m def considering these.
I have a company that says if they can get a coil they can use other parts to make up the rest.. They do recones as their main business and have alot of parts, but the only coil that would fit the motor that they have is a flatwound aluminum coil that wouldn’t work very well in this application. I know when they are done it won’t look like an AV15 anymore and it won’t be quite a like a stock woofer, but they say they can get the T/S pretty close.. Not really what I want to do obviously, but I have a torn spider on one of my AV15’s so reconing both is really my only option. Pricing quote please?