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12-20-2009, 11:00 PM #1
Modifying my Fusion tower speakers *pics*
After taking out the thousands of allen head bolts holding these things together, I took the face frames in to be powder coated.
12-20-2009, 11:08 PM #2
The 5 1/4" coax speakers and 6 1/2" components are wired in parallel from the factory. This means the coax speakers will begin to distort long before the components reach their full potential. I used Speakon 4-pole connectors and rewired the cans so that each speaker can be amped separately.
12-20-2009, 11:12 PM #3
In order to make the new speakon connectors fit I had to make a bigger hole in the can. I thought I could just use my dremel, but the metal is soft and clogged the grinding wheel immediately. So I treated it like floor tile and scored it with a jigsaw and snapped off the "teeth" leaving very little to grind.
Last edited by brain_rinse; 12-20-2009 at 11:15 PM.
12-20-2009, 11:23 PM #4
Next steps will be installing a 4x100 RMS amp and pulling new wires through the tower to get 4 wires to each side. I'll report back on the improvement in sound... I expect it to be fairly dramatic with the components able to get full power.
12-21-2009, 12:43 PM #5
Nice work! I've got those same towers. Will be interesting to hear the results from changing up the set up. Good luck.
Will you keep the tweeter on the 5 1/4?Sold my Moomba. Currently boat whoring.
Set Ups - 09 CWB Transcend Platinum w/ 09 Ronix Cells (his) and 08 Liquid Force Angel w/ 08 Alloys (hers)
12-21-2009, 01:00 PM #6
Thanks, Jeff! Yes, I will be keeping the tweeters on the 5 1/4" coax.