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#1 Norm1968

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

Mine is my Panny RX-C300 speaker update...

#2 Norm1968

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Bought 2 Paradigm speakers that will be modified to fit like the original speakers. Fittting the original front grills Is the real chalange. The reason for this project is the bass missing with the original speakers. The Paradigm produces incridible bass and amazing overall sound.
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#3 Barb Bush

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:08 PM

Awesome, keep us updated.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

im trying to get this going

 

 

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#5 Norm1968

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:06 PM

Awesome, keep us updated.

Will do BarbπŸ‘

im trying to get this going

Cool box!! Good luck

#6 Van Presence

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

My kitchen currently looks like a 920 cemetery.
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1 will work properly eventually.

#7 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

Bought 2 Paradigm speakers that will be modified to fit like the original speakers. Fittting the original front grills Is the real chalange. The reason for this project is the bass missing with the original speakers. The Paradigm produces incridible bass and amazing overall sound.
Will I call it a Pana-digm or a Para-sonic boombox now? attachicon.gifIMG_2779.JPG

I've seen incredible difference in sound quality when we switch to better speaker brands. My VZ3500 sounds like a $8000 music system with Infinity IL10 speakers.



#8 Norm1968

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Bought 2 Paradigm speakers that will be modified to fit like the original speakers. Fittting the original front grills Is the real chalange. The reason for this project is the bass missing with the original speakers. The Paradigm produces incridible bass and amazing overall sound.
Will I call it a Pana-digm or a Para-sonic boombox now? attachicon.gifIMG_2779.JPG

I've seen incredible difference in sound quality when we switchto better speaker brands. My VZ3500 sounds like a $8000 music system with Infinity IL10 speakers.

Totaly agree

#9 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

Nothing,to busy-BUT,soon my M-90 restoration and another Aiwa.

#10 JVC Floyd

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:52 PM

The box that started me collecting again , I got her 17 years ago for 20 bucks . this is besides my original m90 my most cherished box , mind you I've neglected the old girl a bit but recently changed the speakers high sensitivity full range 3ohm speakers and this little devil box will absolutely shiat on
almost everything I own.
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#11 Norm1968

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:58 PM

My box is bac from the doctor... Working good again.
I will now be motivated to complete my speaker change project. πŸ˜€

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:16 AM

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Just finished this custom. A Conion C100FF painted White Diamond Pearl. Just put the fresh chrome trim on the tweeter covers today. This color works very well on the C100.

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#13 Norm1968

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:05 AM

πŸ‘πŸ‘ exellent work Mellymelsr! Wow!

#14 T-STER

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:58 PM

Now that C100 is a mod i can get down with, tasteful and looks factory. No higher compliment than that.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:28 AM

Now that C100 is a mod i can get down with, tasteful and looks factory. No higher compliment than that.


Thank you T-Ster...

#16 Sel The Don

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Now that I'm back for a couple of weeks I can get cracking with some boxes that need fixing.

 

First up is a Sony FH7 that doesn't work that I picked up this morning from a friend. If anyone knows what's going on and can help, I've started a new thread in the SONY section. link http://boomboxery.co...-mk1-ac-78-psu/

 

Also, my Sanyo MX920k has developed a fault, TAPE and RADIO are completely silent (although LINE IN still works). Same again, if anyone can give me some input as to what to look for I'll get it back to her former glory.

 

Ta!



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

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Just finished this custom. A Conion C100FF painted White Diamond Pearl. Just put the fresh chrome trim on the tweeter covers today. This color works very well on the C100.

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That is a Pro in action! Quality job with utmost perfection!



#18 toshik

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

I came by this beater RX-5100F (nice International version) but gave up due to rat's nest inside :-)

I forgot that those use simulated mesh grilles actually being pressed plastic of the front case. Dirt cleaned up pretty well with pressure washer but there is too much irreversible damage to the case. Ended up buying another RX-5100F with decent case shape.

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#19 T-STER

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

Wow thats a little beat up and filthy, hopefully you can salvage as much as poss.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

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Just finished this custom. A Conion C100FF painted White Diamond Pearl. Just put the fresh chrome trim on the tweeter covers today. This color works very well on the C100.attachicon.gif20171014_195045.jpg

Quite a stylish mod. It’s worked out well.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:46 AM

Right now I'm hopping from box to box, eventually one thing goes wrong on a bunch of them, so to fix six problems you have to tear apart six boxes to various levels.



#22 Norm1968

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

Bought 2 Paradigm speakers that will be modified to fit like the original speakers. Fittting the original front grills Is the real chalange. The reason for this project is the bass missing with the original speakers. The Paradigm produces incridible bass and amazing overall sound.
Will I call it a Pana-digm or a Para-sonic boombox now? 😜attachicon.gif IMG_2779.JPG

Finaly getting started on my Paradigm speaker modifications.
Picture #1
Inlarging the tweeter hole to right side to move tweeter to match original grill mid speaker position
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Fitting the new alluminum plate and checking tweeter position
Picture #3
Tweeter, woofer and plate in place. So far so good
Picture #4
Speaker in position.
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Trying the original grill on. Yess!
Picture #6
Good flush fit
Now on to the left speaker soon.

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#23 JVC Floyd

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

The devil in disguise , I love it , fark the old speakers if they suck it takes work but its the biggest improvement you can make ,and these compo boxes rule when they are tuned and tweaked and can farking waste a 1 piece box.

#24 Norm1968

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

The devil in disguise , I love it , fark the old speakers if they suck it takes work but its the biggest improvement you can make ,and these compo boxes rule when they are tuned and tweaked and can farking waste a 1 piece box.

Disguise, why not?  It was alloween not so long ago right?  ;-)

You are right. It does take some work and fine tuning...  but the result, the improvement is like going from black to white.  No grey zone here.

I kept the original boxes if I ever want to go back to listening to music from cardboard boxes... :lol:

In 3 words... IT KICKS ASS!!!   :rock:



#25 Norm1968

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

Almost there.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

Not a huge project, but I just finished the clean up on this little SOUNDESIGN 4632. The same model that Prince Markee Dee of the FAT BOYS carried down the block in the 1985 movie "KRUSH GROOVE". This is actually the before pic, but it kinda looks the same after clean up LOL

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Next up, is the tear down and grime removal of this new to me LLOYDS PT003 :-)

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#27 T-STER

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:35 AM

Ohhhh that Lloyds looks badass!

#28 Van Presence

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:13 AM

Not exactly a 'project' as such, just a proper clean.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:39 AM

Ohhhh that Lloyds looks badass!

Thanks T! I have been wanting one of these since I started collecting, now its time to make it shine  :cool:



Not exactly a 'project' as such, just a proper clean.
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A proper cleaning is quite a task in itself, can't wait for the final outcome  :popcorn:



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:50 AM

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Just finished this custom. A Conion C100FF painted White Diamond Pearl. Just put the fresh chrome trim on the tweeter covers today. This color works very well on the C100.

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That is the damn nicest box i have ever seen in my life, can i get an amen