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In Reply to: RE: Snell Type A restoration - - insulation against baffle posted by montaldo on February 22, 2017 at 11:52:16
Here's one of the A/III. Though not quite what you're looking for, maybe you've already seen it.
Looks like standard R-13 in-wall insulation.
Yes I recall more insulation-type material, not felt. However maybe the original A used felt as the other gentleman indicated. Or maybe it is a terminology thing...
I am a bit of a Type A groupie... I have owned five pairs including A, A2 and A3. While I admire the A3 ability to be hugely dynamic, have prodigous bass and blow away any room I think it has too much treble balance and is known as ski games the rich, real midrange of the A and Aii. The A2 has all the magic of the original in the mids but can be a bit bright depending on the system. The original A is my favorite. Unfailingly musical and convincing. So real. What an accomplishment.
I have fond memories of the original Type A and Model 1. Worked for a Snell dealer in the early days when those two speakers were quite popular.
would agree with the other comments. You may not be ale to get the insulation identical to what it was, but if you are close, should be insignificant.
I owned the original As, A2 and A3is. also had a pair of the type Ones for a while.
With any of the models, plenty of power was always a key important factor for sound quality. 250 watts per channel or more always helped, even at lower volume levels.
Also room placement is very key, close to the wall is better for bass, but not so good for imaging. If you have a large enough room, 3 feet out from the back wall seemed to work best for me.
Am sorry, but do not have any photos of the Snell A showing the insulation.
You have a classic speaker, enjoy it.
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