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Linn Tweeters

February 23, 2017

Hiquphon at Willys-Hifi Ltd

Linn tweeter upgrade guide

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We stock a wide range of tweeters and upgrades for most historic Linn models.

Moving up from the original Scanspeak D2008 to Hiquphon is a sizeable upgrade that brings new levels of transparency and inner detail; customers often comment that it's like changing to a better amplifier or removing a sheet from in front of the speakers. The OW1/OW2-92 can be listened to for hours without fatigue and are drop in replacements requiring no cabinet or crossover modifications.

Some very early Isobarik models used the KEF T27 - these are largely extinct now as the T27 was not powerful enough for this application.

The chart below is for passive (DMS) versions:

KAN MK1    to serial no. 24077: Scanspeak D2008/8511 >>  upgrade to Hiquphon OWI-92
SARA          to serial no. 14730:  Scanspeak D2008/8511 >>  upgrade to Hiquphon OWI-92
ISOBARIK  to serial no. 10924:  Scanspeak D2008/8511 >>  upgrade to Hiquphon OWI-92

The Hiquphon OWI-92 directly replaces and upgrades Linn D20-LP-1 & works well in the following models:

KAN, SARA, ISOBARIK, KELTIK, INDEX, KEILIDH, KABER, AV5120, AV5140 & NEXUS**

 ** NEXUS used different tweeters across the production run - please contact us.

The Hiquphon OWII-92 directly replaces the Linn D20-LP-2  (the very close matching of OWll-92 also renders these an upgrade) - use for active (PMS) versions.

All In UK stock for immediate dispatch ~ supplied as matched pairs only.

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16 Ohm L-Pad Attenuators

November 23, 2018

16 Ohm L-Pad Attentuators now in stock.

Following many customer requests we now have 50 watt 16 Ohm L-Pad attenuators ready for immediate dispatch from the UK. These elusive spare parts are perfect for restoring vintage loudspeaker models with L-Pads such as the classic AR 4x and many other 15-16 ohm models from the valve era; also suitable for vintage guitar amps featuring EL84 single ended or push - pull output stages with a fixed 16 ohm output tap.

UK / EU Exclusive Product.

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16 Ohm 50 watt L-Pad attenuator

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Mission 753 Crossover Rebuilds

July 20, 2018

Mission 753 Crossover Rebuilds.

We now offer a crossover rebuild service for the ever popular Mission 753 floorstanding loudspeaker.

Rather than using specific crossover capacitors, the 753 featured standard aluminium electrolytics wired in series to form non-polarised electrolytics - this far from ideal cost / space saving excercise was part of the price to performance balance, and to be fair worked reasonably well but is now a prime candidate for upgrade. Click on the picture for more details:

Mission 753 crossover

Another potential problem with the 753 is the very high tweeter failure rate and subsequent crossover damage:

Melted inductor

The 753 often turns up on auction sites with dead tweeters - running these speakers with open circuit tweeters for extended periods of time causes the tweeter bypass inductors to heat up and melt; we supply a kit of components to cure this issue:
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Finally, the Mission 753 tweeter is now back in stock:

Mission 753 tweeter

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