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Snell Type A restoration - - insulation against baffle

I recently repurchased a pair of original Snell Type A's that had been cosmetically restored and I had the woofers rebuilt and the mids re-surrounded. I now have one of the nicest pairs I have ever owned. They sound wonderful.

However, one of the owners in the interim messed with the fabric that covers the lower part of the top module baffle and now it is just tacked to the baffle without any insulation. I know AIIs had thick insulation underneath this fabric, I believe to reduce floor-bounce cancellation and thereby make the midrange richer.

Does anyone have a picture of the Type A (original not AII) top module, with grille removed? I want to restore the insulation the way it is supposed to be, and also confirm if there was any felt near the tweeter on original A's.

Also: Assuming insulation WAS part of the original A design, can anyone recommend what type and thickness I should use?

Thanks very much
Stu


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Topic - Snell Type A restoration - - insulation against baffle - montaldo 11:52:16 02/22/17 (7)

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