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post #601 of 607 Old 02-12-2015, 01:41 PM
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I refoamed my phase tech 6.5s this weekend. . . .
Does anyone have any suggestions for the foam around the tweeter? It measures about 6.25" X 6.25" and needs to be replace. I emailed Phase Tech sales in February, and was told the replacement price for new foam pads would be $30.00 per tweeter. Is there an alternative? What kind of foam is it made from?
Does anyone have suggestions for replacing the guide foam that surrounds the tweeter? As I needed to replace the woofer on my PC6.5, I figured I'd also replace the slowly crumbly tweeter foam. Phase Tech charges $30 per foam (which seems a bit steep) so I decided not to replace the tweeter foam as the foam is only crumbling on the outside edges which shouldn't effect the sound/purpose of the foam. Alas, I'd like to replace the foam if it can be purchased elsewhere or if there are alternative ideas for doing so.
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I recently acquired a pair of V52's off of Ebay via an online thrift store seller. Here are some questions and comments I have regarding them. I've owned Phase Tech speakers for years, so please don't take any negative comments as trolling.

Since I don't have any idea what usage they saw prior to my use, I was wondering if they were still not broken in? The VDT drivers seem to take a very long time to settle in.
  • They are extremely neutral capable of easily showing the difference between amps, CD players and even cables if you believe it
  • There is a brightness and glare at times with a lack of bass
  • Definitely need a Subwoofer.
  • Really shine with tube amps as most Phase Tech speakers do.
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I'm thinking of selling some of my Phase Technology system, which I hobbled together over the years (bought some new and some used when I could find them, but sometimes in different finishes). I just have no idea of their worth or if they are worth selling at all.

I'm having an especially hard time with my PC 8.5 floor standing speakers. I can't remember what I bought them for, can't find any reviews or comments on them (they were built in '89). If anyone could offer any advice on what they should be ballparked at, or if you have a link to any literature or the original price for the 8.5s I'd really appreciate the help.

PC 8.5 Floorstanding (black) 4 Ohm double posts for Bi-Amping
The fact that I missed this post during my decade-long search for black PC8.5s just hurts. I finally found some about 6 months ago, and UPS wasn't very nice to them on their way here. Oh well, I have them now, and after I refoam a few drivers I'll have completed the 7.1 system I've always wanted.

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Nice speakers. Which models are in your 7.1? Is that a pic of you're speakers? How did you manage to get a hold of that sign?

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The fact that I missed this post during my decade-long search for black PC8.5s just hurts. I finally found some about 6 months ago, and UPS wasn't very nice to them on their way here. Oh well, I have them now, and after I refoam a few drivers I'll have completed the 7.1 system I've always wanted.

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Just got notification from Phase Technology's Facebook page that they changed their name to Phase Tech Labs. Anyone else hear of this? Are they changing direction as a company or is it just a name change?
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Nice speakers. Which models are in your 7.1? Is that a pic of you're speakers? How did you manage to get a hold of that sign?
Yes, those are all my speakers. PC10.5 mains, PC8.5 surrounds, PC6.5 surround backs, and a PC3.1 Series II center. A Velodyne FSR-18 handles the low end. I had ideas of putting all my speakers in that room for a picture, but the room was actually too small. The very top speaker (in the pic) is a PC33.1, and on the left you can see another pair of PC6.5. Not shown are a pair of PC60 and a pair of PC65. I've been collecting awhile.

I got that sign from The Stereo Shoppe in Lansing, Michigan when I bought the 10.5s. It was a going out of business sale, and I was talking to the owner about the other Phase Techs I had while his guys boxed up my purchase. Before I left, he handed me his dealer sign and said he thought I should have it. He called me "Mr. Phase Tech", lol.

I still don't have all of the wiring or placement finished, but I'm getting close. Here are a few pics of my setup:

Oak 6.5s had just gotten a refoam, was checking them out when I took that pic. None of the surround was wired at that point either.


Sign is going over the TV when it's all done.
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No problem.

It is so rare these days to get excellent customer service - especially on an older product - that I thought they deserved a shout out.

The amp on my sub was very light, so mailing costs were very reasonable. This made it feasible to get the repair done, as the sub itself is very heavy.

I did grab some gummed labels and numbered the connectors between the power supply and the amp. They were push connectors, so basically removing the amp just involved taking out the mounting screws, labeling the connecting wires, and boxing the amp up.

Connecting it back up was a snap as I just had to connect the matching numbers on the stickers I had placed on the connecting wires.

Good luck with your repair. Hope you have the same positive results I had.
I finally made the plunge and sent my amp in for repair. The experience could not have been better. Customer support was excellent and turn around was faster than expected. The sub now serves as my 2 in my 7.2 system.

Thank you again for sparking my repair plan and kudos to Phase Tech/MSE Audio. My hats off to any company that treats a 10 year old product the same as one purchased last week. Truly a stand up organization.
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