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    Genexxa Pro LX5

    The ones with the linaeum tweeters. I'll sort some photos out in a bit. Drivers all ok, a few marks and scratches on the cabs.

    45 posted in UK

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    A wee bump

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    If you have never listened to these then you should. Great little speakers for even tinyier money. Have a BUMP on me James
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    Cheers John

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    Maybe give Phil (The Count) a PM-
    http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread...5-Pro-speakers

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    Cheers Rob. I assumed he was sorted, but have pmed anyway. ta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.me View Post
    If you have never listened to these then you should. Great little speakers for even tinyier money. Have a BUMP on me James
    Yes, I rate these too and was using them in my main system until recently. The performance jumps up another level if you replace the inductor and capacitor in the cross over, rewire them, add a bit of sound absorption inside and stuff the ports with drinking straws (total cost ~30 pounds). They stop booming, sound clearer and go about twice as loud.

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    That was my plan with these, and if they don't sell then I'll probably still do it.

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    Hi James,
    I'd like to take these if still available ?
    "If it measures good and sounds bad, it is bad. If it measures bad and sounds good, you've measured the wrong thing."

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    Yup, still here Jules.

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    bugger i'd have taken them!! I regret buying a pair for my ex sister in law all those years ago!!

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    These sure punch way above their weight. Had 3 pairs at one time but sold one - now running a pair in the kitchen and in the study (the joys of wirelessly distributed music !).
    What were the mods that were suggested - can someone post details ?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by liffy99 View Post
    These sure punch way above their weight. Had 3 pairs at one time but sold one - now running a pair in the kitchen and in the study (the joys of wirelessly distributed music !).
    What were the mods that were suggested - can someone post details ?
    Thanks
    I did a short write up here in the middle of a long thread about DIY in general, and so it isn't easy to find:

    http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread...you-done/page8

    It is about half way down page 8 of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdale View Post
    I did a short write up here in the middle of a long thread about DIY in general, and so it isn't easy to find:

    http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread...you-done/page8

    It is about half way down page 8 of the thread.
    Thanks - do you know the values of the components you used ? Inductor and capacitor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by liffy99 View Post
    Thanks - do you know the values of the components you used ? Inductor and capacitor).
    Maybe we should start a separate thread on the DIY forum so that the discussion can be found more easily.

    I've got the old components in front of me. The capacitor is marked 6.2 micro Farads, 250 W.V D.C, and the inductor is 1.0 mH. So I just rang up Wilmslow Audio and told them I wanted a high quality cap and air cored inductor with those values. The original cap is pretty cheap, and some reports I read suggested you only needed to replace that. But the original inductor has a ferrite core and is also pretty cheap, and it is also mounted co-axially with the coil in the bass/midrange unit which I don't think helps much. My theory is booming bass resonance on some tracks I got before the mods is to do with the inductor rather than being an acoustic problem. The air cored inductor is too large to fit behind the loudspeaker sockets and I glued it with contact adhesive flat onto the foam at the bottom of the speaker with a short length of Chord cable to connect it to the sockets.

    You need 1.5 - 2 meters of wire to rewire the speaker as the original wire is pretty cheap and nasty - maybe Wilmslow Audio or another DIY loudspeaker shop could provide that too. I used some packing foam I had lying around to line the inside, and maybe some proper acoustic foam would be better.

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    This is the page I was going to use as a reference:

    http://www.psicat.com/Nathan/LVW_LX5.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Evans View Post
    This is the page I was going to use as a reference:

    http://www.psicat.com/Nathan/LVW_LX5.html
    Right there is quite a lot of interesting info there, and I found that article along with a few others that I couldn't seem to find anymore with Google this morning when I modified my speakers. My opinion is that replacing the cross over and/or driver is more trouble than it is worth. I think the main problem with the cross over is cheap components and that changing from a simple first order cross over to a complex sixth order one will probably bring in its own set of problems and cost a lot more.

    This is where some kind of Wigwam LX5 all comers bake-off would be great fun. We could try different mods and then bring our creations together to compare. They cost bugger all and are still easily available still on eBay I think.

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