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Ok thought it would make more sense to just start a thread here for anyone needing/wanting support for drivers etc for av123 speakers.

I will not make any promises but since I have close contact to the original builder of many of their speakers(rockets and REF), I should be able to get them.

I will not be stocking anything for the most part, I might have a random driver or tweeter, but I am not going to stock EVERYTHING

Since most if not all of the drivers would be coming from china it would probably be best if I made one order for anyone needing/wanting spares now, this should help with shipping.  Later down the road I will still be able to get stuff, but shipping might be a bit painful.

You can post here but also send me an email and please include your forum name( easier to keep track of everything).  support@motorcitycustomaudio.com

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Great idea for stepping in and helping out, Kevin. This may be a good place to leave the following link handy for people: partial AV123 manual archive. I can't guarantee that it's complete, but it's a start. If I find other manuals, I'll add them.
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Thanks again Kevin.

Please put me down for :
(1) 6.5" aluminum Rocket driver

I'm ready with funds whenever the order is ready to be placed.

Bob
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Don't know where to begin, but have quite a few of the early Rocket line (RS150, RS550mk2, RS750, RSC100, RSC100mk2, RSC200, RSS300, ELTPBS, ELT-1, OD100). I am probably sure that the same drivers are used throughout the line, but in the case of the RSC200 there were two different basket sizes for the same size driver.
To get an idea of the number of different P/Ns I have attached a PDF of an XL Spreadsheet (since a XL was not one of the allowed extensions). I am sure that I have omitted several speakers, so let me know and I will add them. Once I have an idea of the number of divers involved, then I can order with confidence what I may need in the future. Also I could send anyone the file and you could add and or correct it. Hopefully this will be useful info for all of us.

 
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I've updated my manual archives with a bunch of others that skeeter99 tracked down.
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And the reason you didn't post a link to your manual archive?

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And the reason you didn't post a link to your manual archive?

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Probably since it's in his original post above.

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Probably since it's in his original post above.

Hey now...  You can't expect me to read all the posts in a thread.
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I could use

1 - a woofer for a OD100 (hail storm damaged it)
2 - speaker pins for the Snowman grills. I'd like to try and build metal mesh grills. Parts Express has some material that looks like it would work.


OH! Any one know how to contact AV123? Last time I emailed Kyle, they had some C stock MWF-15 cabinets. I'd like to do a Turbo
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OH! Any one know how to contact AV123?

You don't.  They're done and gone.
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I could use
mini-strata
1x 1" tweeter - immediate need
1x midrange planar - if it fails

These are custom - are there replacements

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Well, it seems that I'm now in need of a RS1000 powered amp.  And of course it's the older GSW-350.  So, now both original amplifiers that came in my RS1k's have now failed.  The one in the left channel failed in May 2005.  Now the right channel has failed with the same symptoms (no output, but the power light is on).  I see VA321's track record in amplifiers is nothing if not consistent.
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Where's there smoke there's AV123?


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I started out hopeful that it was a bad cap, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

The problem area:


The resistor:


The capacitor:


The cap appears to be fine mechanically (and still seems to holds a charge), just char'd from the resistor failing.  Unfortunately, I don't have access to a LCR meter, so I can't definitively test the cap.  The resistor on the other hand is completely destroyed and is an open circuit and has burned out completely.  There is no hole in the cap where it sat next to the resistor that would indicate the cap vented and cooked the resistor.

I could replace the resistor and cap, but I'm pretty confident something else is wrong with the amp that led it to cook the resistor.  So, I'm back to trying to find a replacement.

FWIW, in the first amp failure 5+ years ago there were no obviously cooked components.

The left channel failed amp: (5+ years ago)
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Post up plate dims and thru-hole dims for the amp please.  I may have one of those amps, not sure if I have 2, and it might be one more thing for Kevin to get an adapter plate for and sort out a functional drop in.

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Thanks Mark.

The plate is a tad less than 12 5/8" x 8 5/8"

The opening in the box is about 11 5/8 x 7 5/8"

The actual amplifier module says, "AV-2002B-AMP.PCB"  It is easily detached from the aluminum heatsink / mounting plate.  The controls and inputs stay attached to the heatsink / mounting plate.

   

I think it would be easy to swap the modules if you had compatible ones.
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I checked out the transformer and it outputs 51V and 15V AC as it should, so it seem to be a-okay.
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Has anyone heard or found anything that might help me out?
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Bash 500W or 300W should drop in.  Might need to make an adapter ring.  Kevin might have some hook ups with plates, or go to Front Panel Express.

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Ok folks

Going to post this up one last time as I am going to be placing the order from china next week.

If you need any woofers or tweeters for anything from the rocket line( danny as all the Xseries parts covered) please either post up here or PM/email me what you need.

I would like to make one order to save on shipping from china.  Yes I should be able to get drivers later but.... its going to be expensive due to shipping.

This is just to get a count of stuff so I can finalize pricing.

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