is just got these!

vinylnvalves

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Noticed these yesterday evening

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Decca-Volt-Loudspeaker-/330936564447?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=o2kaW%252FFy0eX8gDZxreEHdrhhtFU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

put a low ball bid on and won them.

My logic was i wanted to try a true ribbon against the TPL's i am currently running. The info on the web states that they are crossing at 1500hz so similar mid extension.

Having no knowledge of these speakers - what should i be looking out for when i go to pick them up? I assume that ribbons are still avaible from Howard Dawson Audio?

Another reason for my bid was they were only 30 miles from home (according to eBay) and as i work 20 miles that way it was only a 10 mile detour on the way home. The reality is there in Stoke which is 30 miles from work!!

I am always nervous when i am the only bidder - whats wrong - maybe the £300 postage put people off !! I know the cabinets are lead lined but the postage was OTT.

 

steve 57

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My logic was i wanted to try a true ribbon against the TPL's i am currently running.
You could have saved some dosh and come and listened to my quad acoustical corner ribbon speakers, they are close the beyma's as far as the top end goes.

hope they work out for you Steve

 

themadlatvian

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If the tweeters are in reasonable nick, they are worth the money by themselves.

PS - my gramps used to make his own ribbons for his Deccas out of cigarette paper (foil).

 

AmDismal

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Yeah Kevin (Aural Flea?) has a pair, and I babysat his room in Scalford for a couple of hours, and rather enjoyed them. The tweeter is lovely, and the bass driver is no slouch either - this is a great price for these, have fun!

 

volante

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JANDL100

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Wow - £150 is a very good deal if they work OK.

I heard Kevin's and fell in love with their Volt bass drivers! Superb texture and control. :love:

The ribbon is very good, too - but I thought there was a bit of a gap in the middle that showed up on acoustic recordings. Others loved them, though, so what do I know!

 

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