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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:08:29 PM on 11 April 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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This was given to me by a good friend and wow I believe it has potential but there is no markings what so ever. I have sent photos.
I am guessing that its a Amplion as I have seen similar and I know its circa 1929. Its got beautiful woodwork which requires restoration but will be pride of place when finished.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:41:45 PM on 14 April 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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I am thinking about buying a reconing kit for these speakers. When the pictures arrive you will see that all the mounting hardware is still there. Any thoughts people?

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:47:18 PM on 15 April 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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If it can be done then why not? It's not something that I would know how to do, but the older speakers were designed in such a way that they could be re-coned, it would be very handy to know how to do!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:27:50 AM on 16 April 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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Well people here is a very good link to youtube on speaker reconing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6CCrLz-Zts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVxGLu9Q5w


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:11:11 AM on 16 April 2017.
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Photos uploaded to Post 2.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:20:09 AM on 16 April 2017.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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It looks like an early form of the "New" at the time Rice-Kellogg (RCA) moving coil loudspeaker. Most of those started to appear around 1929.

Amplion was one that used that form of spider but normally on the inside.

I have repaired a 1929 Lyric 70 set with a genuine Rice-Kellogg speaker which had been re-coned with a foam mount. I believe that there is already a photo of all 10kg of it on the site: Chokes & transformers mounted on it. (chassis was 22kg)

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 1:47:39 PM on 16 April 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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It would have to be worth the effort! Good links, the 5" one I can relate to. As long as your voice coil remains perfectly centred it should work well, you could save some cash buying just the cone as you have your voice coil already. It's a really nice speaker and box, I would have a go at it for sure!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:51:37 PM on 16 April 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Would you believe the original owner had turned the radio into a jewellery case for his wife omg what a travesty. I am so glad my friend had saved it and given it to me. I couldn't believe a person could be so generous, a real diamond hey.


 
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