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Got free speakers, wanna upgrade

Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:02 am

I got six free Fisher speakers from my uncle, and I wanna upgrade them. They're STVM 663B (x4) and 68B (x2). I believe they're 4.5" speakers. I don't know what I can get to fit since the edge isn't perfectly round. The four corners for the screws angle out. Right now there are shielded speakers in there. Any suggestions?

Possibly do the tweeters too, but they're kinda oddly shaped.

Here are some Dayton speakers that are shaped the same, I guess:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-300http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=299-015
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Postby KU40 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:58 am

I would say measure the hole diameters so you know exactly what can fit. You can drill new screw holes, that shouldn't hold you back from anything.

May have to measure that tweeter hole too, and if you want to replace it, maybe find one with less of a mounting flange. It looks like the edges of the mids and tweet almost touch, in which case if you replace the tweeter with a similar sized one, you'd have to get mids that have those flat sides as well because it appears that rounded ones would hit the tweeter flange and not mount properly.
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Postby crazyray » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:52 pm

I see that you are running a stereo receiver. What are you planning to do with these 6 speakers? If you are going to go to a surround system try them as they are first. (Even if you are staying stereo, listen to them first). Simply buying drivers and sticking them in the boxes is likely to result in expensive disappointment.
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Postby KU40 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:37 pm

good point also. i just focused on the physical aspects of drivers fitting, but matching with the rest of the equipment present is also important. You may want to find the airspace of the enclosures to match with potential replacements, and if the enclosures already have crossovers in them, may want to find out the specs on those so you can match with drivers as well.
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Alpine CDA-9827

Crossfire CFQ5.2

JL Audio XR 650csi components, Planet Audio TT2300

Crossfire VR404 on factory rear 6x8's until I get them upgraded

SI 15D2 + 3.8 @ 30 hz + Crossfire BMF 1000D = :)
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Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:24 pm

Anyone want some speakers? I didn't know they were that bad. I've got some old Magnavox S-8752 speakers I picked up a couple years ago for free, and they work better than these. I gotta replace the tweeters on these Magnavox speakers, however they work for now, but the sound from the Fishers are worse, even the centers. My CS-G2000s are WAY better, and they're 3-way. But, of course, they are bigger. I'll either see about getting some Klipsch speakers on discount to replace the Magnavox speakers or build a pair of these up.

BTW, I get 10% over cost, so if you see anything here you'd recommend that's not gonna cost too much, let me know: http://www.vanns.com/shop/index.jsp

I might be looking for a new receiver if it's not too bad. I may use this Pioneer as a secondary amp or something.
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Bedroom: Onkyo TX-SR605B powering DefTech ProCenter 2000 and pair BP6B, 2 Mirage Omni 350, PE amp pushing 12" eD B212.

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Postby westend » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:22 am

I see Vanns sells Infinity, Kef, and JBL. Any of those are good choices. My experience with the older Pioneer stereo gear is a reinforced bass and a mellow midrange. You could probably aim for a speaker set that is somewhat bright as that might mate well. Be sure to get the biggest woofers or the most bass output you can afford so you take advantage of that Pioneer pounding bass.
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Postby Robert_J » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:36 pm

If the Dayton woofer you linked to will fit as well as the Dayton titanium dome tweeter, you use the cabinets to make the Dayton Home Theater. http://home.hawaii.rr.com/sanaka/AudioDIY/DHT/DHT.html

I've heard the MT version of these and they are very good for the price (parts are under $50 per speaker). I'll be building seven of the MTM's for my theater over the winter.

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Postby crazyray » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:25 pm

Robert J's got an idea. If the 2-way boxes are close size-wise and the drivers will fit the cut-outs, you've got 4 speakers that are decent without spending a ton.
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Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:12 pm

Awesome! I think I'm gonna have to do that to a couple of them and try them out. I was looking at a Sony theater system for $850 (or probably less) or Bose system for $699, but then thought, "Hey, I can just piece something together for less." But I do like the wireless speakers on the Sony, and the 5-DVD changer (slide in one disc at a time, not one of those sliding trays).
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Bedroom: Onkyo TX-SR605B powering DefTech ProCenter 2000 and pair BP6B, 2 Mirage Omni 350, PE amp pushing 12" eD B212.

Smooth move, FedEx!
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Postby westend » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:44 am

I would suggest you NOT buy Bose Home Theater speakers. You will probably be disappointed.
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