Has anyone tweaked their original SDA's?

Tour2ma
Tour2ma Old SchoolPosts: 10,172
edited January 2003 in Speakers
Since hoosier21 ID'd the updates my SRS's went through to become the 1.2 tl's in the SDA history thread (thanks hoosier), I've been wondering if anyone has updated their orignal SDA's. If yes, was it worth the effort/ cost? Was it a DYI?

Anyway I have been searching the past couple days for existing threads and keep coming up empty. So if you can help me out with a link or reply, I'd appreciate it...

Maybe, it's a leave well enough alone situation, but sometimes when you learn what's out there...
More later,
Tour...
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  • hoosier21
    hoosier21 Posts: 4,401
    edited January 2003
    As complexed as that crossover is, and all those drivers, I for one would not even think about trying to change them.
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  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited January 2003
    Raife has upgraded caps and resistors in some (most?) of his SDAs. I'm sure he will be on this post shortly.

    If I remember right, he gave a lenghty explanation, and cost breakdown for one model, but I can't seem to find the post.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,749
    edited January 2003
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • Tour2ma
    Tour2ma Old School Posts: 10,172
    edited January 2003
    F1nut,
    Many thanks for your persistence. Did you, Stubby, har, or axeman follow through?
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,749
    edited January 2003
    It's on my to do list. Har hasn't yet and I'm not sure about the others.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,638
    edited January 2003
    The SDA SRS (original) has a large, rectangular crossover circuit board whose spaciousness lends itself well to tweeks, upgrades, modifications, etc. Unfortunately, this is not true of the other speakers in the SDA line. The small circuit boards of the other SDA's, including later versions of the SRS, present real challenges to upgrading crossover components. In the majority of cases, premium components are much larger than the stock components you want to replace. Working on those crossovers is about as much fun as having a root canal done. It is not a casual undertaking.

    Ironically, since my SRS's are the front speakers in my home theater system, I feel no need to modify them, even though they would be the easiest to work on.

    The mods I performed generally provided small, but noticeable, improvments in detaill and imaging. For me, it was worth it, particularly for the 1.2TL's used in my main audio rig.
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  • Tour2ma
    Tour2ma Old School Posts: 10,172
    edited January 2003
    So it's possible on the SRS's... I'll hit up Ken... Why not, it only took three trips to the store to get my Heathkit AA-15 working back in '71...

    Thanks Raife.. Until now I had not snapped to the fact that you owned 1.2's AND SRS's... ya gotta be :D all the time...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
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