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Mrwoo

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PMC driver replacement
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:59:20 am »

I was wondering if their were any U.S. companies that carried a 10" driver replacement for PMC IB1 monitors?
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 12:07:12 pm »

Have you tried PMC in the US?
http://www.pmc-speakers.com/distribution/distribution.php?mo de=viewcountry&id=usa

They should have a record of your drivers for your specific speakers and can provide the closest match to just buying one off-the-shelf.
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Mrwoo

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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 12:38:23 pm »

I called them.I have to wait for them to order it from the U.K.
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Mrwoo

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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 12:47:43 pm »

I would really like better availability...I don't want to have to wait forever to get a driver.I had a problem previously with the mid driver..I had to jump through hoops.The replacement they sent me was defective,so it had to be shipped back.I just had a difficult time with them.I told them the downtime was costing me.I think I will soon switch to ATCs...The PMCs are good monitors, I may just be having a little bad luck.
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Thomas W. Bethel

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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 10:20:39 am »

In an "emergency" you may want to know about these folks http://www.madisound.com/ as they have replacements for almost every driver made. You would probably have to get two of them to balance the stereo field but the cost is reasonable. FWIW
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 12:02:11 pm »

Are you just replacing one?  How do you know it will match the other one?  
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 04:53:07 pm »

I am going to replace both of them if I have to get an off the shelf driver.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 02:08:58 pm »

Yes, but you may need to buy several to get two that match...  Do a search for the stories of how Dunlavy would order 100 to get two within "his" spec....  you might get lucky... some makers have great QA.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 12:58:59 am »

I called a guy at madisound...He found scan-speak drivers,I never heard of them.I called around,and some folks gave them the thumbs up.I think I better just have a listen at those drivers....I called 3 distributors of PMC products,and never got a call back...I am just going to try these drivers,if I don't like them,on to the next set of drivers.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 06:41:22 am »

Scan Speak Drivers look great. http://www.scan-speak.dk/index.htm

This place also sells them  http://www.speakercity.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTG Y&Store_Code=SC&Category_Code=SS
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 04:37:48 pm »

Just be aware that, unless you discover the OEM supplier of the drivers to PMC and can get the exact same thing, you no longer have a pair of PMC speakers and all bets are off. Rebalancing things at the crossover and perhaps rejiggering the transmission line may well be in your future to restore the sound you are familiar with. Is it worth all this to mitigate a shipping delay?
Just a thought...
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 05:57:49 pm »

I just got the pricing of the driver.....Its...drum roll please........$1,085.00 for that driver.I would have to say,me doing as you say,a rebalancing act, may not be as bad as you think it may be.Its not just about the shipping,its about my service.I bought 3 pairs of monitors from these guys,and figure,since I am a cool customer,I should get a call back and maybe a little bit better service.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2010, 06:02:05 pm »

Oh,I forgot to tell you.vifa,and volt loudspeakers make PMCs drivers.Thats what the writing on the speaker says.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2010, 06:18:01 pm »

Hey Thomas,with your knowledge of acoustics,how do you think this switch over will fair? I found a match that's almost the same,but it goes lower.I think to 18Hz.I believe this is what I am looking for.Thanks for the info.
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Re: PMC driver replacement
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2010, 06:23:51 pm »

Darrell, you might be able to find the Vifa driver that's used in the OEM application and use that, but using any other driver than what the system was designed around will almost certainly result in lesser performance.
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