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post #3871 of 3895 Old 10-09-2013, 07:56 PM
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i would be interested in the CC , if its still for sale, and available separate, and i could talk you into shipping it.smile.gif

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I'm thinking of getting the m200 mkiii, but since I have very limited space I was wondering if these speakers require space behind them or would it be ok to have the wall right behind it?

 

Also since I'll be using them in a very small room, they might be a bit overkill, would these be the best choice if I want quality sound for a small room?

 

Also would I need/benefit from a DAC if I'll be using it from a Asus Z87-Pro motherboard most of the time (ipod classic and android phone during other times) or would it be enough to get the most out of these speakers?

 

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They have a rear port, so at least some distance is warranted. I would say 4 inches would affect them too drastically, but 10 would be better.
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10 inches is a lot of space that I don't have, I may not even have the 4 inches for it. Would foam in the port help in this case? Or would I be better off just looking for other speakers? 

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They come with foam plugs. That would help, and should be ok if the room is not large.
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Any Diva 8.3 owners out there? I am interested in these, but I can't seem to find any reviews or information on them. They seem to be available in the US now. Have any of you given them a test drive?

http://www.swanspeaker.com/products/products.aspx?cid=1&sid=39&pid=296

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Here's a pic of an 8.3 pair next to the 6.3 (which looks disappointing compared to previous models in the 6 series). The 8.3 Divas look beautiful. Once again, has anyone listened to them?

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Could somebody take a look at these Swans and give me a little insight about them? They have been listed for quite awhile so the guy would probably take less for them. Thanks! It's hard to find any info on Swan speakers.

http://dayton.craigslist.org/ele/4278798037.html
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Nice little sytem there, I am sure it would do you well for many years to come. Go demo them and see what you think.......
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Nice little sytem there, I am sure it would do you well for many years to come. Go demo them and see what you think.......

Thanks. Is that a good price? How old do you think they are?
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Do the 6.1's come with spikes for carpet? I have the speakers now with the pads on my hard woods but will be moving soon and will have carpet. I can't remember if they came with spikes. Thanks!
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Thanks. Is that a good price? How old do you think they are?

That's a fair price to me. I sold some 5.1's, 2.1's and a C3 in BC vinyl a couple of years ago for $950. Those are the earlier version with the top mounted tweeter in the center speaker.
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Do the 6.1's come with spikes for carpet? I have the speakers now with the pads on my hard woods but will be moving soon and will have carpet. I can't remember if they came with spikes. Thanks!

I'm sure they did. Any carpet spikes would work as I think they ara a universal fit.
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So I just picked up a pair of diva 6.1s that are barely used but very not babied. Some scratches, a small dent in the tweeter and show of the lacquer has turned white.. Any one have any pointers on how to get them back to like new? Or a place to start reading about refurbishing. Or is it a waste? Just wondering if I should keep the or resell them... Seemed like a good place to start learning how to work on speakers...
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So I just picked up a pair of diva 6.1s that are barely used but very not babied. Some scratches, a small dent in the tweeter and show of the lacquer has turned white.. Any one have any pointers on how to get them back to like new? Or a place to start reading about refurbishing. Or is it a waste? Just wondering if I should keep the or resell them... Seemed like a good place to start learning how to work on speakers...

The Divas are really nice, I love mine. If you want to replace that tweeter, I would start with an email to Jon Lane at The Audio Insider as they have been Swans dealers for a long time. However it appears that company has merged and is now known as Chane Music & Cinema, so it may take a little work to figure out how to contact him. Even if the new company does not carry those products, Jon should be able to help you.

Parts Express carries some HiVi drivers and at one time had the Diva tweeter which I believe is the HiVi TN28.
http://www.parts-express.com/hivi-tn28-fabric-dome-tweeter--297-409

There is a website for Swans speakers that still lists the tweeter, but no information on how to purchase.
http://www.swanspeaker.com/
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I really appreciate that. I actually only need the grill so I will dig further and see if I can get in contact with him. I was really disappointed to see that they were kind of mistreated but the price was right... As far as doing work on chucks take out of high gloss piano black and fixing the milky hazy lacquer, and scratches etc etc where should I start? I've done some Google searches and looked at all the diy forums etc but. I'm not pull G up very good info... Is there a person around any of the usual forums we all frequent to reach out to?
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I'm afraid I have no idea about refinishing the black lacquer. Google of course does (searched for "refinish high gloss piano black lacquer")...

http://www.jkpiano.com/refinish.htm

https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/power-tools/woodworking-discussion-forum/20695-high-gloss-piano-finish-for-a-newbee

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/construction-tips/83141-how-high-gloss-finishing.html

http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread_show_one/thread_id/8422/

Hopefully those links will help or at least lead to something that does. If you manage to get them fixed up, post some before and after pics.
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Thanks for the info... Awesome. On another note if I decide to sell what are they worth now? (anyone interested) haha
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I have a pair of Swan M200 MKII's and the volume pot is pretty messed up. When you turn it it makes an extremely loud static like noise. Some times when you stop moving the knob it quits and some times it does not. Any advice as to where to obtain a replacement or fix it?

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I have a pair of Swan M200 MKII's and the volume pot is pretty messed up. When you turn it it makes an extremely loud static like noise. Some times when you stop moving the knob it quits and some times it does not. Any advice as to where to obtain a replacement or fix it?

You could try DeoxIT or similar product:
http://www.caig.com/

Or contact a Swans dealer and ask if they can get you a replacement volume potentiometer, but that would of course need soldering.
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Can I join now?! (even though I've owned M200 MKIII for years)


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Hey! Awesome picture, would you mind posting more or some insight on how they sound?

 

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Hey! Awesome picture, would you mind posting more or some insight on how they sound?
Sound great, very detailed (and all those other audiophile words). Love the sound of a good ribbon tweeter.
The bass gets surprisingly low for the size of the cabinet, but isn't quite as controlled as I would like, which is disappointing considering the specs on the D8.8+ woofer. (some of this may be due to using a KT88 based tube amp that somewhat inflates the bottom end. That tube type was required for the big Magnepans I used to use)
Still working on finding the right positioning for them in my non-ideal space. The imaging is good, but I would expect a little better. I have listened to the big F2.2's before and they imaged so precisely. These use the exact same drivers and crossovers (aside from a little shift for the bass units, as the 2.2 has 2 of the D8.8+'s per speaker). So this could be attributed to my room, or to the sloped baffle of the F3, not sure which.

I suppose, with the way the bass sounds, these may be perfect for theater use, where the 80hz and under are diverted to subs. I do have 3 of these, but I picked them up with the intention of using solely for 2-channel. I'll keep em where they're at, I do like them quite a lot. Will continue tuning the space to get it truly right.

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Thanks, I tried the audio insider and got no reply. I took it apart and swapped the treble pot for the volume pot and it is working great!. The pot got damaged and would make damagingly loud noise when adjusted but once in place worked fine. So as i do not adjust the treble often at all it was a great solution. also the treble adjusts properly with no noise. Cheers!

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