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Old 11-08-2008, 04:09 PM
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ESS Tempest LS5

I picked up a pair of these at an estate sale. Cheap.

Anyone know anything about them? It looks like there is a large hole in the back of them, radiator perhaps? I haven't tested them and can't seem to find a lot of info about them. Tweeters look to be in good shape...woofers need to be refoamed I believe.

I'm not sure I can use them...is it worth having them refurbished? (not by me...I haven't the skill).
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:06 PM
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I have a pair of LS-4's of the same lineage. The hole in the back is indeed for a passive radiator. Replacement diaphragms can be had from Simply Speakers or eBay, FWIW. I like mine, but I wouldn't exactly call them the epitome of accuracy. I'd guess your looking at $100-150 to have a pro refoam the woofers and replace the passives. I'm not sure I'd put that much in them, but I'm cheap.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:57 PM
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I think they would be worth fixing. Refoaming will only take about 1 hour of work or less, and around $20 or less. Passive radiators are sold for cheap from Simplyspeakers.com which used to be ESSspeakers.com
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:16 PM
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Totally worth fixing, especially if you got them cheap. Go the DIY route to fix the surrounds (it's easy!); you'll only have to spend about $20 bucks, and you'll have yourself a nice pair of speaks. The tweets on those sound wonderful.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:41 PM
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I only paid 10 bucks for them.

I'll search and see what I can find.

Thanks Everyone!
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:35 PM
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Actually, I went to Simplyspeakers.com and can't seem to find the radiator...can anyone link? Am I totally missing this?
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:08 PM
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About half way down the page...

http://www.simplyspeakers.com/2doityourself.htm
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:24 PM
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http://simplyspeakers.com/graphics_p...ssive-Kits.jpg
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:26 PM
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ahh, there we go. thanks!
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