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Is it worth sinking $400.00 into a pair of Heil ESS AMT 1Bs?

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Initial post: May 13, 2012 5:44:29 PM PDT
I rescued these from the dumpster at a thrift store. The woofer surrounds are rotted. Replacement woofers are $200 each. I haven't had the opportunity to listen to these. I know they were well rated in their day. Also, I don't know if the mid and tweet ribbons are intact. For now, let's assume they are.


In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 6:05:53 AM PDT
mac says:
I remember not being very impressed with the bass. I do remember thinking that the air-motion transformer sounded great!

I friend of mine mated the Heil top end (AMT) with a Kef B-139 in a transmission line enclosure and it sounded very good indeed.

If the AMT is good, you have the basis of a great project! Because the AMT doesn't need an enclosure, you could marry it to a bass unit and with proper positioning and careful crossover tweaking you could create a very nice speaker.

I would not put $400 into replacing the Heil woofers or try to deal with the original enclosure.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:35:31 PM PDT
Thanks for your response, Mac. I have found where people mounted the AMTs on wall brackets above speakers. I suppose getting the crossover correct, would be the trick in this.
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