Replacing Scan Speak 13M Kevlar with Dayton RS125

Is the Dayton RS125 an almost drop in replacement for the expensive ScanSpeak 13M Kevlar? Yes in this case! Read on: Having burned one of my midtone drivers, a renowned ScanSpeak 13M 8636, which has served me well for many years. As I have been thinking about making some all brand new speakers full range ribbons) I was not really willing to pay the 200 Euro a new SS unit costs. Actually I find it a rather steep price no matter what, but it is actually quite good. But instead I looked at alternatives, well knowing that just changing a … Continue reading Replacing Scan Speak 13M Kevlar with Dayton RS125

Refoaming a Cerwin Vega 12 inch woofer

Many years ago I purchased a pair of Cerwin Vega D5e speakers for the money I got in present for my confirmation party (15 years old). I had these speakers through my teens up until I was on technical university where I build a new pair of speakers. They served through many parties, running uff my NAD 2020. Really efficient speakers capable for playing really loud in modest rooms with the only 20 watt of power. Amazing 🙂 I sold the speakers long ago … to get only a modest amount of cash … why 🙁 ….. Now some 30 … Continue reading Refoaming a Cerwin Vega 12 inch woofer

Reckhorn D-165

Got myself a Reckhorn D-165 and 2 x P-6.5 passive units, intended for a mini subwoofer for my home office. On paper the 6.5 inch D-165 looks really promesing.Link to shop: Reckhorn Amazing build quality for 30 € only?!Fast delivery and nicely packed … good job Reckhorn 😊 The passives are not as impressive and quite flimsy. Seem the suspension is somewhat more soft than the D-165 .. giving a lowe Fs. Comes with 3 small discs to add weight to the 20g alu cone. Plan is to build a small active sub in a box of 11 – 15 … Continue reading Reckhorn D-165

Restoring Avance Concrete 180

Retro look, good sound, and bringing a great speaker to life again Decided that we need some music in our living room. We have a separate listening room / home theater, so what we need is just to be able to play a little music from Spotify etc . I had a small dream of doing some retro, and restoring an old classic or something, which looked cool and play ok. A month ago I saw an add, to pick up a pair of Avance Concrete 180 speakers, for 25 Euro. They looked ok, but the foam surrounds on the … Continue reading Restoring Avance Concrete 180