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Old 09-30-2010, 11:43 PM
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ADS L570 vs L570 II

Is one appreciably better then the other sound wise? If so, can you swap the drivers and crossovers? Reason I ask is that I have read the II version is suppose to sound better and I have a pair of ea but the plain jane 570 cabinets are pretty trashed and if I could just swap out drivers and crossovers and havea II then that would be great
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The main differences are in the woofers. The 1 used an aluminum former for the voice-coil while the 2 used kapton, essentially a plastic. There are pros & cons to both, mainly the 2 will handle it better if the woofer is bottomed accidentally. There may be minor differences in the crossover because the response is different between the two woofers. The 1 woofer would have a bit better high-frequency extension, the advantage of the aluminum former.

About 6 months back I bought a set of mint 1's because I could not pass up the price. I did not listen to them for quite awhile and was never really a fan of the 2's. The layout of the speaker is good with 1" tweeter & 8" woofer but they just didn't sound all that great to me. I expected the same of the 1's and was surprised when I listened to them with a good amp. They sounded really good, /face palm. Either I heard the 2's in a crappy set-up or the minor differences of the 1's are audible.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:42 AM
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The main differences are in the woofers. The 1 used an aluminum former for the voice-coil while the 2 used kapton, essentially a plastic.
Is this the difference between all the 1s and 2s? I've got a pair of L780/2s and never did know what the distinction is.

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Old 10-01-2010, 02:22 PM
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Is this s the difference between all the 1s and 2s? Ive got a pair of L780/2s and never did know what the distinction is.

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I am pretty sure that 570/780 used the same woofers.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:06 PM
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Hmm, so you then prefer the 1's. Too bad the pieces won't fit in a pair of L400's I have
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:11 PM
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At this point in the lifecycle of both versions, condition trumps any differences in the original performance.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:59 PM
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no other thoughts??
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no other thoughts??
Only one: since you have both the speakers you're asking others to compare for you, why not compare them yourself? What matters most is which you prefer.

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:40 AM
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John

True enough, just wanted some thoughts on folks who know these alot better then I do, especially long term....

thanks to all
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I have 2 s

A/D/S love these back in the day...
I have a pair of 2 's. Bought em new sometime late 80's i think. The surrounds came unglued at last about 3 years ago. I am in process of diy fix. Anyway I loved these things great mids and highs refined sound lows were ok. They sound nice with yamaha natural sound integrated from same time frame .
I remember buyin em at my local shop he only had 2's no regular model. Damn sorry i did not answer your question and i feel old .
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I have a pair of the II's. The only thing I have that is
close to the 570 II (size wise) are my L420's and IMO
the 570 II is a nicer sounding speaker.
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