Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from May, 2017

Dad...

My mentor and best friend





I am forever grateful!
February 22, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Electro-Voice EV 209-8A - 8" Full-range

During a visit to Sakuma's Direct Heating website, I encountered a cool SE 801 amp schematic designed for either a Lowther PM6 or an Electro-Voice 209-8A. I googled the EV 209-8A and nothing came up in Audio/DIY centric English language websites. But there were a lot of US dealers stocking the driver from as low as $18 each.


After downloading and studying the detailed specifications at the EV website, I chose the cheapest internet seller and phoned-in an order for a pair. 

It cost $40/pair from Full Compass delivered within a couple of days to my doorstep. In spite of their great customer service, their packing left a lot to be desired - see the slightly wrinkled whizzer in the above right picture - the drivers were free floating in the box, not even tied down face to face ;( 

Due to lack of resources to build the recommended 1.8 cubic foot sealed cabinet, I loaded the EV 209-8A in a Heathkit 1.2 cubic foot ported cabinet, which used to house a Jensen P8RL + RP103. 

Sharp fall of…

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, 4th movement - Allegro Vivace

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Stuart C. Malina, Conductor and Music Director Dress Rehearsal, May 6, 2017
End of 2016-2017 Concert Season