Wharfedale W70D

Wharfedale W70D

Postby speakerman1 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:38 pm

I'm about to start overhauling a pair of these. Can anyone can reccomend substitute drivers?
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Postby dingus » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:44 pm

as a fan of these vintage speakers, i wouldnt recommend using anything other than original drivers. otherwise you'll end up with a sound that isnt of a W-70D, and that would be a shame as these are truly wonderful speakers.

i have a spare woofer from a W-60D that i would be willing to donate for the cause, but i have no idea if its the same woofer as used in the 70D.
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Postby speakerman1 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:08 pm

Thats nice of you but it's for a customer. To me they are something i can mess with. i may just change the caps and see what happens.
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Postby dingus » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:17 pm

the classic problem with these is the tweeters failing due to deterioration. the mids and woofers hold up pretty well. the woofers have pleated cloth surrounds that should outlast us.
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Postby speakerman1 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:48 pm

I'll check that out. They say the caps do also.
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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:47 am

Opened up the back. they had a pyle 8 inch pa speaker. a 12 inch gutiar amp speaker. the tweeter i have no clue.
I'm going with a Morel tweeter an Audax 8 inch and a Dayton 12 inch. I hope the xover is still original.
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Postby dingus » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:41 pm

that will be a big improvement over what was in there, and could be better than the original sound.
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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:32 pm

I looked at the caps could not find the value does anyone know what it is. I think I read 2mf. But I'm not sure. Found the 5 inch to be rotted also so i'll put a Vifa in. I've tried to mach everything as much as possible. The spl will be around 90 with 8 ohm.
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Postby speakerman1 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:12 pm

Well I've started 1 is gutted. These won't even ressemble the old speakers. I'm mounting the drivers on the outside. Changing all wire to a larger gage. And the caps to Solens. The owners going to have the cabinets redone in Piano finish. These speakers should kick.
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Postby clint e. » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:28 pm

speakerman1 wrote:Well I've started 1 is gutted. These won't even ressemble the old speakers. I'm mounting the drivers on the outside. Changing all wire to a larger gage. And the caps to Solens. The owners going to have the cabinets redone in Piano finish. These speakers should kick.

I would like to see your work. Can you post any pix? :)
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Postby speakerman1 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:17 pm

Yes will take pics tomorrow.
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Postby Elroy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:24 pm

cant wait to see some photos

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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:48 am

Took pics. Will load when wife gets home. Waiting fot hardware to install drivers. Also had to enlarge some holes. I'm wondering if I should stuff with accustuff. I've got to wait till the 15th to get my vifas.
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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:19 pm

how do I load pics?
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Postby speakerman1 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:29 pm

Here are pics. Go to www.shenandoahaudio.com
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