List of good RT800 mods?

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  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @Kex Maybe I could try Bi-poles. I guess you're right about the 55s are rears, honestly never occured they'd be great shed speakers! (Don't worry my shed speakers are taken care of)
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @xschop ARC Port Diameter is 1", Power Port base is 9"x12"
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    I meant the port tube and it's length. Sorry
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    I cant take out the ARC Port tube as I glued it in after they both fell out. (only thing holding them in was tape and the felt) I'm going to estimate it's 5" long maybe 6"
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    I meant the bottom Power Port tube length and diameter.
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @xschop I nailed it every time eh? Haha, I have them torn apart right now but I have no clue how to measure the diameter and tube length of it.
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    lol no problem. Youz Canadians need extra time to digest, like us okies.
    I was on the lookout for the RT800's locally, but found some 8TLs to work on.
    I was going to try this tweeter in them...

    https://www.mavin.com/store.php/feature-items/polk-audio-sl5006-tweeter-8-ohm-impedance-bezel-mount
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @xschop I honestly love the Tri Lam. Don't understand the hate for it at all. I know that you can twist the magnet clockwise and remove it but then you're stuck with the dome and coil attached to the frame. Good luck replacing them lmao they're gonna be a pain in the **** to do.
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    edited February 28
    The whole assembly pops out of the oval frame and the new mag and coil can be adapted. The sl5000 series sound very good IMO.

    You should also glue the 3 tabs and perimeter of the tweeter magnets. They also break off easily I have found.
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @xschop I'm not gonna do any gluing because I want to keep everything as original as possible while making it SOUND better and repairing cosmetics. I wouldn't have painted it if the felt never came off, and also theres already some white foam behind the mid/woofers. I dont think I need open-cell
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,459
    Welcome to the forum Chris. Cool that you're into modding.

    You should reconsider the gluing and and beat of Loc-tite around the magnets where previously recommended above. It's important, and not just to protect against drops, if you want to preserve the drivers for a long time.

    Earlier vintage models were prone to magnet shift due to the glue used. Unknown whether this was changed later. Point is, you're modding, and it won't hurt to do these things.
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  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @msg I'll do some Loc-Tite later on this week in that case when I do the Dynamat.
    I might attempt the crossover my self unless you advise against that. Also about xschops idea of open cell foam, my 800s have white foam in there already. Is this open cell or stock factory crap?
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,491
    The arc port is not a standard port, it is tuned to the resonant frequency of the cabinet
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 45
    @VR3 Cool I didnt know that! Thats Polks innovation showing I guess.
    "You should hear how much bass this thing makes!"
    "Chris I think you blew the speaker"
    "Crap"
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