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  1. Meanwhile, you can have a look at these. https://faitalpro.com/en/products/LF_Loudspeakers/product_details/index.php?id=151060110 https://www.fane-international.com/view-product/SOVEREIGN-15-600LF#tab-1
  2. Hello Bigwan, What's the size of the the old Laney beast. Any idea of the internal volume and secondly, (couldn't find any online pics) what is the diameter and length of any ports? 15" speakers seem to need between 50 & 150 litres each to work well in a cabinet. A lot of variation. Let me know the figures.
  3. Agreed, but in this case is looks like the OP is trying to make the best of a bad job.
  4. According to a rough & ready winISD run-through, the SICA drive unit works best in an internal volume of 20-25litres. An an example, using winISD's net volume of 23 litres, a 4" port you'll about 19.30cm long will give you tuning of 62Hz. So make the volume about 25.50 litres and allow 2.5litres for the space occupied by the drive unit and the port. My suggestion would be to reduce the internal volume to the above size using a number of hard polystyrene packing pieces or any other solid but lightweight material.
  5. https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/19/audacity_3/ Worth a read for changes and limitations.
  6. This is the place to start looking:- https://www.wilmslowaudio.co.uk/speaker-kits-1-c.asp
  7. If you want the real McCoy and a chance of picking up a schematic for the 126 Bass Combo then start looking here - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/unofficialacousticcontrolcorpmessageboard/ Today, the names for "Acoustic" are confusing, but as Bassman Paul & stereoplayer have said the "acousticamplificationcompany" is owned by the Guitar Center. The link above is for the enthusiasts, particularly a man named George Grexa who builds the stuff which is as close as possible to the original. See the words Acoustic USA and GPG.
  8. Contact "dr.decibel" at Celestion and give him the long code on the side of the magnet, beginning 070 K 4670 / 09. 15" cast-frame etc. They will be able to tell you the identity of the speaker & probably some of the specification, quite quickly. [email protected]//celestion.com/contact/
  9. In general, there isn't much choice for 6 / 6.5 inch drivers giving a good bass response. Add to that your diverse needs - needing a solution for double bass as well - and the search results are meagre. As Phil Starr mentioned above, there is the FANE Sovereign 6 100. Bill Fitzmaurice (in his post from about an hour ago) makes the critical point; what have you got now? I'll add 2 more; what's the internal volume of the box? My guess is about 7-10 litres. Secondly, are there any ports to the box. If we know that, then there may be an alternative, but don't expect "agedhorse's" comments not to ring true.
  10. Help required to find an old song. One for those with an encylopaedic knowledge of the early sixties. A Beatles cover, I think it was "Money" by Sounds Incorporated. Was it was on the green Columbia label? Please search the brain archives.
  11. I'm sticking with CD's. I bought 7 overall for Christmas, of which 5 were for Mrs B and two for both of us. Three of the 7 were classical and the other 2 were past rock-pop classics. Music-Magpie was good for 4 of the discs. No point in having a good hi-fi if you don't feed it with quality. If we then want to rip to mp3 for the car then it's all possible; the car also still has a CD/mp3 player & a wacky SD card slot. Old laptop & this new desktop both with DVD/re-writers. Vinyl was the quality of it's time, that time has now past. Sure, mp3's, Spotify and assorted download sources are OK for general listening, as has been said, but when I want to bathe in the best classical or jazz then only CD's do the job. Vinyl buys are reserved for feeding to my grandson on his birthday & Christmas.
  12. Lownote12 is daisy chaining his two 8 Ohm speakers. Series? For the impedancely challenged like me, what is the resulting impedance shown to amp? Is the input power equally distributed across the 6 drivers? What is the overall power handling of the speaker pair?
  13. You could do worse than here - https://www.woodbrass.com/en-gb/
  14. That calls for another video and test. Nice video work.
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