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    Left home this morning to collect the speakers and 6 hours later home

    Some photos as purchased

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    This speaker case has black marks in the grain of the veneer , not good cosmetically
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    Both grills are very good and have the B&W badges

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    With the grill off
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    Driver unit
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    Not sure what this unit is ?
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    Tweeter unit
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    This wadding does not look original its like a giant scotchbrite / hard plastic sort of material ?
    Any ideas
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    The speaker front mounting plate is held in with cross head screws ?
    Are these correct for the year as the tweeter screws are slot heads

    Looks like they may have been got at / serviced at some point

    I will get them wired up and have a listen and see if everything is working

    Then tomorrow will take out the front plates and have a proper look inside

    Any comments welcome
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    They look in good condition - those cabs wil come up good without too much hassle. Good job the grils are nice 'cause they are ugly buggers underneath aren't they? I'm guessing that weird 'circualar saw' driver is a supertweeter. You're gonna need some stands.
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    The "Circular Saw" is the tweeter - Celestion HF1300 - the silver one is a Coles 4001G Super-Tweeter
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    Stuffing is original and correct.
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    I used a pair for a bit but prefered the smaller 'DM4'.

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    I found the bass rather ill defined in comparison with the then new and similarly priced KEF 104ab's. having said that, a crossover refurb and a properly matched amp (Mini-T??? ) will definitely work wonders here
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    The DM2A has a well damped 1/8th wavelength transmission line cabinet design, tuned to around 40Hz if I recall, so the bass should not be ill defined. Room acoustics and positioning are important with transmission line designs as they can be a bit prone to exciting resonances.

    The odd looking "wadding" is acoustically transparent material and is just there to keep the long fibre wool wadding behind it in position.

    As mentioned they definitely want stands.

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    Please note , I cant spell , now you all know

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    crossover rebuilds can transform these speakers, really must dig mine out and have a fiddle
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