Opened Up My 2B's

Back of the drivers are stamped Apr 23 1990.
I had been married eight months. I had started working at an adult mental health facility only two months prior. I weighed 145 pounds. Sheesh...

Enough reminiscing. Pulling both crossovers and wiring harnesses to send to DHS, gotta drill and epoxy fittings for spikes, apply BH5 to cabinet, fit new tweets...and wait.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
    Well, I hadn't started grade school by then. 145? Try a third of that.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    Skip, stop making me feel old...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,030
    edited December 4
    I was in first or second grade. :p Probably the same height and weight as now at 33.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Skip, stop making me feel old...

    Stop complaining and count your blessings. :)
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    That's what us old people do: complain. :p
  • Hey, what brand spikes/cones are you guys using or would recommend? Now that they are open, I want to install a good set.
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 510
    TheChemist wrote: »
    Hey, what brand spikes/cones are you guys using or would recommend? Now that they are open, I want to install a good set.

    The custom ones that Larry made, they are sweet. No idea if he'll be making anymore but there is a bunch of members that would like some I believe.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    edited December 4
    TheChemist wrote: »
    Hey, what brand spikes/cones are you guys using or would recommend? Now that they are open, I want to install a good set.

    How much do you want spend? Are your speakers going rest on carpet or a hard floor?
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  • Hard floor. Don't want to spend more than $200.00.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    Ok, the Adona Multi-Element spikes are excellent. You want the 1/4-20 thread. The additional height will bring the tweeter closer to ear level. If it's a wood floor you'll need to get some floor discs.

    http://www.adonacorporation.com/tweaks.html
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,068
    Agree with Jesse. The Adona spikes are are my vote. I own a set of them and use them with my 3.1TL's. They will work great for 2B's.
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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,707
    edited December 4
    TheChemist wrote: »
    Pulling both crossovers and wiring harnesses to send to DHS, gotta drill and epoxy fittings for spikes, apply BH5 to cabinet, fit new tweets...and wait.

    On those Tweeters which ones you get will depend on if @westmassguy at DHS is doing the TL mod (This is a strongly recommended mod & cheap to do) or not, If no TL mod then you'll need to call Polk CS (1-800-377-7655 Option 1) and order 2 RDO-194's, If doing the TL mod order 2 RDO-198's, they cost the same. Oh make sure and tell them your a member here for a discount.

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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 1,944
    Go for the TL - no time like the present!
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  • TheChemistTheChemist Posts: 7
    edited December 4
    Alrighty! BH5 on the way, RDO-198's on the way, Dynamat on the way, crossovers are boxed and ready to ship out tomorrow morning, and they will have the TL mod. You know what pisses me off? We spend thousands on interconnect and speaker cables and inside the box are glorified zip-cord. AND in the left speaker the batting on the right side was rolled really sloppily and stuffed in the box. It wasn't perfectly placed like the right speaker. The rectangular batting had fallen down about four inches. For $1500 in 1992 dollars I think they would have been made better. Well, they will be now.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,458
    Nice bro

    But we negate all your posts, and frown against those who do not give CP updates, reviews, and pics when you are done and give us a review...just saying ;)

    Good luck, enjoy your results....and Happy Holidays :)
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