Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and I am an audioholic. I too have had a thing for DCM since my first exposure to the Time Windows in 1980. I was never able to afford them so I put them out of mind for many years. I own 3 pair of Timeframes, no higher than the 400s, CX-17s and CX-27s. I can't get enough of the sound. This would explain why, when I came across a pair of Time Windows 1s for $100 on Craigslist, I jumped on them.
I was disappointed to find that one of the pair of woofers in one of the cabs are frozen solid. They still have voice coils because they are projecting audio, they just aren't moving at all. I am heartbroken. I have waited for 27 years to get a pair of Time Windows and once again I am fixing things. I suppose it is to be expected with 28 year old speakers.
Anyway, enough of my whining and to the point of my presence here. I was directed here by bilboda on AudioKarma and I have read this entire thread. Great stuff. Bilboda suggested that I direct my question to Jamie regarding the issue I am having, in hopes that he may have some knowledge of this issue.
Having just finished reading this thread, I know that I have to heat the woofers to get them out of the cabinets. Beyond that, I am clueless if there is anything I can do about the frozen coils. My assumption, from info gathered at AK and from an experience with a DCM from a later black model, is that the magnets have shifted. The question I have is twofold. If it is magnet shift, what can be done about the issue. If it is not magnet shift, what other causes could there be and what can be done about it.
I would be very grateful to hear from anyone about this problem. I realize my comments and questions may be off topic here, so you would be welcome to direct your thoughts to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter.