Speaker cabinets and repairs for 12" Goodmans?
Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:27 AM
About 15 years ago he bought a pair of 15" tannoy golds and the Goodmans went into the garge, never to come out again.
My mother, always hating that the living room had two cabinets the size of small fridges in the living room has finally won her battle and the Tannoys have been moved out recently.
I'm planning on having the Goodmans reconed and new surrounds, since they have been eaten by roaches while in storage, and getting some new cabinets made for them since my father always complained about his own poor handywork in building the original ones.
I've never had cabinets made before, or bought cabinets. I've had a bit of a google, but I was hoping for some advice on this.
1) what type of cabinets would best suit these speakers?
2) where would be a reasonabe place to buy them?
3) what kind of prices am I looking at?
4) Is there anything in particular that I should be concerned about / know with regard to getting these speakers reconed?
Any other general advice on the plan welcome
Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:14 PM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:21 PM
I'd take the speaker cabinet apart and get you an exact model number but I'm procrastinating studying for my med exams as it is.
I did however notice that a tweeter has been placed in each box; is this a common move with these speakers? Are they particularly lacking in the upper frequencies? More to the point I guess, would it be advisable to replace these as well with the new setup?
Thanks again for the info
Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:03 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:51 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. Out of curiosity, what kind of ball park moneys are we looking for for the repairs and how much for cabinets?
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:31 PM
The cost-effectiveness, while always a concern, is fortunately a lesser one in this case due to the sentimental value. I would suspect that even should the project not commence immediately, it will always go ahead at some point due to the common interest in vintage audio that my brother and myself hold.
Another week and I'll return to having some spare time. I think first thing will be trying out that Luxman RX-103 and the other will be taking out those goodmans and getting them well inspected and photographed to go up on here.
Thanks again for the assistance.