Boston Acoustics T930

jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
CL find for $40. They need new surrounds, but wow!, the cabs are minty fresh. Actually got the original boxes with them!
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Woofers have stamped baskets, but good-sized magnets. I'm thinking Dynamat on the basket frames. Tested at 4.7 ohms resistance.
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Soft-dome, ferro-fluid tweets:
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Bracing inside:
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I did a very low-volume test on these before removing the woofers, and all drivers work. Looking forward to putting them through their paces once finished!

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Nice! :smile:
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,750
    Awesome speakers! My dad had a similar pair a while back, but he had to let them go in a move. He loved them.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    Well...two years (and one quarantine) later, I finally finished re-foaming these guys. I did the woofers initially since they were deteriorated, but have now finally done the mids as well. The mid surrounds were intact, but stiff, so likely not at their best. The mid drivers mount within cardboard tube enclosures, so are nicely isolated.

    I have to say, these sound very nice :) For the $40 I paid, plus another $40 in new surrounds, it might be hard to beat. The 10" woofers go deep, and the soft dome tweets have nice dispersion and detail. With fresh mid surrounds, it all fills-out nicely. And with their height, it puts the sound on a good axis from a seated position.

    I plan to make them part of a good entry-level system for a friend or family member.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,049
    I had a pair of T1030's back in the day. I really like them. Great pick up and refurb.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    edited April 15
    Sorry for the indulgence, but here's a quick pic of my side system with those BA speakers installed...driven by a Technics SU-V8X integrated amp.
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    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,906
    Looking sweet!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,150
    I'll bet the combo sounds great!

    Love those speakers and that Technics. NICE Turntable too.. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,861
    I think I have that same printer. 😎
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    Tony M wrote: »
    I'll bet the combo sounds great!

    Love those speakers and that Technics. NICE Turntable too.. B)
    Thanks! That one is a Philips 312 with the touch sensor controls.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,150
    Nice! B)
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    I was doing some bass testing today with these speakers in one of my rigs, and wow...they dig deeper than advertised IMO. Specs show low-end at 42Hz, but I think they were going much lower today. Maybe it's the fresh surrounds, or maybe it's the McCormack DNA-125 driving them, but these speakers can go low.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
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