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In Reply to: RE: The problem is too many have been repaired over the years without the SF6, Sulfur hexafluoride gas. posted by cfb on July 21, 2012 at 19:13:47
aka JWC from the early days of The Absolute Sound used Dayton-Wrights. I once assisted in the replacement of a panel which necessitated breaching the outer diaphragm for access. Once the panel was replaced and the outer diaphragm patched, he had to re-pressurize the cabinet.
SF6, like helium, is inert but heavier than air. Put some in a cup and it stays there. You can feel it by putting a finger in the cup. As a baritone for the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, he has a deep and powerful voice. He inhaled a big breath of it and started singing. It was like hearing Lurch at the Met! Very funny.
However cranky they were, it was the Dayton-Wrights that converted me to a stat enthusiast long ago.
Yes I think JWC actually liked them
I recall poking a knitting needle with non toxic Silicon blob on tip throughout the Mylar--
to seal an arcing spot.
Only delayed the inevitable though
Certainly an enigma product--merely a pothole in the my Audio roadway.
I actually bought one pair--but ending up owning 3 sets-freebies in leu of breakdowns-and tried
a stacked pair.
What the hell was I thinking!
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