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    Posted: 22 June 2017 at 12:03pm
Not many of these about I suspect, so pics of one that came in this week.









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So what's inside? Smile
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Imagine a bomb went off in a branch of Maplins
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Originally posted by kedwardsleisure kedwardsleisure wrote:

Imagine a bomb went off in a branch of Maplins


LOL

These things were biblically expensive when new,think they date from around the 1990's?

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Not sure where the money went then
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote njw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 11:05pm
There are a pair of those on the wall either side of the dancefloor in a local pub, they are definately connected to something but I've never heard them in action.
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Were these the ones with Volt radial chassis coax's in them? 
Might explain part of the cost when new - even if what's behind the drivers isn't as good.
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Quote I had some of the chameleon amps. they were a symphony of hot melt glue, cable ties and cable tie bases with the sticky foam on the bottom holding everything together


Yes, Volt co-ax. Put it this way. The compression driver is hot-melted onto the back of the woofer. The crossover is then hot-melted onto the back of the CD magnet. The heatsink is hot-melted onto the rear of the cabinet. Amp parts are hot-melted, siliconed and screwed onto that at jaunty angles. The power supply components are (seemingly) randomly hot-melted at jaunty angles in various parts of the cabinet. The components are joined together with something resembling one of those bags of Multi-coloured Aldi Tagliatelli.

You can imagine what happens when the CD falls off the back of the woofer and rattles around inside the cabinet like one of those pucks that they use on an air hockey table.

I would've taken pics but I'd already put it back together before anyone came in.
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Around 20 years ago there was a guy in Wales who fancied setting up a PA company with money he had made on another business (mobile phones, when that was a booming market, I think).

They equipped themselves with XL3 desks and lots of top quality kit.

But for some unknown reason they bought a huge pile of Power Cubes, thinking that was a good way to build a large concert PA system.

No, of course it didn't work ...




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there a bit hap-hazard in build but sound superb Smile
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Yes, I used to know some people who had them for speaker-on-stick and small PA applications and they were good for that.
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Originally posted by kedwardsleisure kedwardsleisure wrote:



Yes, Volt co-ax. Put it this way. The compression driver is hot-melted onto the back of the woofer. The crossover is then hot-melted onto the back of the CD magnet. The heatsink is hot-melted onto the rear of the cabinet. Amp parts are hot-melted, siliconed and screwed onto that at jaunty angles. The power supply components are (seemingly) randomly hot-melted at jaunty angles in various parts of the cabinet. The components are joined together with something resembling one of those bags of Multi-coloured Aldi Tagliatelli.

Wow, did not know that!

Quote You can imagine what happens when the CD falls off the back of the woofer and rattles around inside the cabinet like one of those pucks that they use on an air hockey table.

Lots of sheared off component leads and the remains of said components joining the CD in the base of the box? Confused
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