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Is there any one out there who has these and can tell me how they sound. I rescued them from the dump, they are somewhat cosmetically challenged but resurrectable. they need refoaming. Any body know anything specific about the xover/ parts? Right now they are not making sound and I don't know if its worth investing all the time and effort to try and fix the. The drivers are at least 12". . they are moderately heavy. too . thanks Norm
I agree that vintage Fisher speakers don't generally get their due. I have a pair of XP-7s, and four XP-55b (for quad) and am pleased with them.
Its the XP-9, but here is a scan of that model's specs - njoy!
I run four xp-9C's in my system. Fisher speakers generally get dumped on for quality, but the XP's I've auditoined and owned have all been very good speakers. The original XP-9 was voiced to the 500C and 800C receivers using the 7591 output tubes. The 9C was voiced for solid state...particualarly the first of the "quadraphonic"
units. Howsomever, they work quite well with tube stuff. I'm currently running mine from a KX-200 amp. they still have that sumptuous tube sound but without so much HF roll-off particularly if you're inputting a cd deck. the xovers are OK but could benefit from recapping (I use solens). and to reduce the tendencey towards "boominess" on the bass, I lined each cabinet with 5/8" sheetrock. Of course they now are heavier than hell, but they sound just great...:)! The best part is they are usually available for pretty cheap which for me means I can tweak away to my hearts content without feeling guilty or without fear of destroying them....:) I've got a file on the xp-9 someplace...I'll search it out and send it to you if you'd like. Walt
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