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#1 Hisrudeness

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

Picked this up recently in Surrey UK from a furniture restorer who finds interesting stuff in peoples houses. Great guy with a good eye for stuff. He had interesting vintage calculators other boomboxes, transistors radios and cool furniture.
This box’s speakers are shot but the rest of it is tip top conditionwise.
I’ve replaced the toggle switch from an old parts CS-600 and have ordered the foams from the Netherlands.
Hopefully this should turn out well.

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#2 JVC Floyd

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

Nice , these are a beast of a box with re foamed speakers.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:45 PM

Nice catch!

 

I would try to see if anyone makes a rubber surround instead of foam (for the passive radiator).  The foam one allows too much "farting" for my tastes.  I couldn't leave the DSL button on with hip-hop or even just R&B music.



#4 JVC Floyd

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:51 PM

One way to counter the deflection in the passive radiator is to balance it from behind with weights.

#5 Hisrudeness

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:38 PM

Nice catch!
 
I would try to see if anyone makes a rubber surround instead of foam (for the passive radiator).  The foam one allows too much "farting" for my tastes.  I couldn't leave the DSL button on with hip-hop or even just R&B music.


I have another one I bought years ago on its original foams still that ‘farts’ a little.





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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:10 PM

One way to counter the deflection in the passive radiator is to balance it from behind with weights.

 

 

Oh that's a pretty damn good idea! 

Maybe glue a couple nickels onto it.



#7 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

I can only drool..... I don't have a single AIWA in my collection.  :drool:

 

Never seen a clean AIWA like this before. 

 

Was busy updating the home theater.... high end receivers get obsolete so fast.  



#8 ralrein1

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

Great find! Those big Aiwa's have really good sound and look good too. Congratulations.

#9 Northerner

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:02 PM

Nice find Rory

#10 Transistorized

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

For some reason I never paid attention to any vintage blasters having a passive radiator. My JBL Boombox utilizes this technology and I must say that radiators pump out the bass. Might have to give a listen to one of these boxes 'farting' one day :lol:



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:35 PM

AWESOME!!!!!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:



#12 Rimmer36

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:40 PM

For some reason I never paid attention to any vintage blasters having a passive radiator. My JBL Boombox utilizes this technology and I must say that radiators pump out the bass. Might have to give a listen to one of these boxes 'farting' one day :lol:

The passive on an 880 is a load of bollocks mate, as they don't make a sound anyway...i have one :yes:  :-)



#13 Reli

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:38 PM

They do amplify the bass.....that's what it's for......but if you don't sort it right it farts/buzzes 



#14 T-STER

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:24 AM

I replaced the foams on all 3 main speakers on my 880 and it sounds fantastic, no farting from the passive even with the dsl up.

That was a great score at a great price Rudey.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:39 AM

They do amplify the bass.....that's what it's for......but if you don't sort it right it farts/buzzes 

interesting had several, i just find the passive flaps like a woman in distress and that's about it lol...they do sound ok though



#16 Hisrudeness

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 05:25 AM

I replaced the foams on all 3 main speakers on my 880 and it sounds fantastic, no farting from the passive even with the dsl up.
That was a great score at a great price Rudey.


Thanks Tre.
As I say my older one (in the video) farts a little but plays pretty well under its original foams. I’ll be looking to see what the difference is like side by side when the new one is done.

Excerpts from one of the original brochures

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#17 JVC Floyd

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

These boxes simply need a better more controlled passive radiator with that installed I mean it would be hard to beat one of these things.

also these boxes suffer from f***** up buttons and knobs and switches which all can affect the sound.

#18 Funkateer38

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:06 AM

Hello
 
beautiful piece
I also have to change foams of my aiwa
where do you buy them in Holland?
 
thank you in advance


#19 Hisrudeness

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:58 AM

Hello
 
beautiful piece
I also have to change foams of my aiwa
where do you buy them in Holland?
 
thank you in advance


Here you are.

https://repairyourspeakers.com

#20 Funkateer38

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:50 PM

Merci Thank you

 

Do you have sizes or site's reference because i do not find them ?

 

Best regards



#21 Hisrudeness

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Merci Thank you
 
Do you have sizes or site's reference because i do not find them ?
 
Best regards


X2 of these

https://www.repairyo...aid=492&lang=en

X1 of these

https://www.repairyo...id=1362&lang=en

#22 Hisrudeness

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 06:35 AM

Many thanks to Geoff Hartwell for his reforming skills. Sounds tight as a drum now.

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#23 Transistorized

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:14 AM

That is one heck of a transformation my friend. If my M70 project goes half that well I'd be very excited. Looks like all of us radio nuts have our winter projects going :-)

#24 Reli

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:53 PM

Ha ha, creative use of clothespins 



#25 Transistorized

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

Ha ha, creative use of clothespins 

At first I thought they were flowers  :cool:



#26 Hisrudeness

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:46 AM

This might not play in all regions




#27 JVC Floyd

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

These boxes are loud enough to make your ears bleed when they're working right and bigger and heavier than people think.

#28 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 01:06 PM

Wicked!! Love the color on these and i have the 660,770 so I can just imagine this sounding wick!😊😎🎼🎶📻



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