View Full Version : Re-wiring
17-05-2003, 07:13 PM
It looks as though I'm stuck with my Dyn 42's for a bit longer than anticipated, so I was going to replace the internal wiring with some Chord Odessy 2 and hard wire it instaed of using push connectors. However, when I came to open the speaker, I took out the drive units and that went ok but the cross-over is attached to the wiring terminal and won't come out. The terminal is screwed down yet removing the screws doesn't free the terminal, it's just as sturdy so I can't get to the PCB to change the wires. Any one done this or know how to detatch the PCB? Bit stuck and really wanted to do this :(
17-05-2003, 07:24 PM
I've disected all my speakers.
Hmmm... normally the x-over will come out when the terminal block is unscrewed. The PCB will either be screwed to the terminal block or connected by the binding posts themsleves. It'll be more than likely that they will be screwed/bolted and glued which will make you task even harder.
Any chance of a pic or 2 to gve us all an idea of what it looks like?
17-05-2003, 07:37 PM
I'll go find a digicamera shall I :censored:
17-05-2003, 07:43 PM
17-05-2003, 08:02 PM
Rick, it'l have to be another day, I can't find anyone with a camera (my flat mate with one has moved out for exams :roll: ) but I'll rob someone's phone or something and sort it out. Anyone with expirience of doing this to the Dyn's out there?
17-05-2003, 08:08 PM
Hope someone else can help easier.
18-05-2003, 10:54 AM
gambit, please keep us updated on this one as I have the 42s and am interested-especially in a possible improvement to my 42c.
18-05-2003, 05:33 PM
Well, as far as I can see, the PCB screws to the terminal. If you take the drivers out (fun) and the packing (including the foam on the bottom and back) and look under the PCB, there are 2 bolts attatching it to the termainls, so it's a bitch to get off. However, I've been advised that if you don't have the tools to get to that space, just soldering the push plugs that attatch to the driver is worth while. I was looking to replace the internal cable with Chord Oddesy 2 (as often they use cheap, \*\*\*\* cable) but it appears Dyn have use at least semi-decent stuff (thanks Dyn :D~:-D~:grin: ) so maybe hard wiring will be worth while. I'm also looking at using some Bitumin pads (it's a really heavy petro-chemical, a by-product from the distilation of oil) to damp the cabinet and therefore improve the sound further. I'll post back with a report once I've done this one.
26-05-2003, 07:11 PM
took all the drive units out and squeezed the spade conectors for a tighter fit before replacing-got some detail improvement, please let us know if soldering and pads is worthwhile.
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