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Willys-Hifi Loudspeaker Spares News

Proac Response and Studio repair parts.

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We now stock genuine foam surrounds for the highly popular Scanspeak 18W Classic Series Midwoofers, thus enabling cost effective repair of various historic Proac loudspeakers that were fitted with oem versions of the 18W/8542 (and its polypropylene coned derivatives) without the expense of changing complete drive units.

Some of the models covered:

  • Studio 1
  • Studio 100
  • Studio Tower
  • Super Tower 0, MkII
  • Response 2
  • Response 3
  • Response 3.5

These spare parts are direct from the Scanspeak factory, for more info click on the image below or click HERE.

 

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Trade customers: EU VIES integration.

Trade customers within the EU can now enter their VAT identification number within our shopping basket or their customer account page for validation by VIES, the process takes a few seconds and if the details entered pass scrutiny, the VAT content will automatically be removed from the total due. You can also save your EU VAT details to your account for future use. This site upgrade gives a far more streamlined checkout process for bona fide EU trade customers.

A picture of the basket input field (highlighted) is shown below:

EU VAT ID demo

 Non EU customers: VAT free sales.

For reference, all of our products now show VAT inclusive / exclusive prices.
Customers outside of the UK/EU territories are exempt from UK VAT - our website will automatically offer you VAT free sales based on your geo location and remove the VAT content accordingly.
If you have any questions or comments please let us know - constructive criticism always welcome :0)


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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.

Click on the image below for more details:

16 Ohm 50 watt L-Pad attenuator

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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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B&W Tweeter Refurbishment Service.

B&W tweeter

We now offer a rebuild / refurbishment service for selected Bowers and Wilkins tweeters. Current supported models are P4, P5, P6 and CDM1 - we will expand this list in line with demand. Please click the image above for full details or click here: B&W refurb.

This new service compliments our range of genuine spare parts for other manufacturers:

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Scanspeak Genuine Spare Parts

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 Morel Genuine Spare Parts

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Vifa Peerless D19TD-05-08 in stock now !!

UK / EU Exclusive from Willys Hifi Ltd.

The D19TD-05-08 is possibly the most popular 19mm soft dome of all time. Found in a huge range of popular and award winning loudspeaker models from manufacturers such as Mission, Rogers, Heybrook, JPW, Monitor Audio and countless others, this relatively inexpensive tweeter is a very capable performer hence its long term popularity from the 1980s onwards.

Available now as a new production item - click image to view details:

 Vifa D19TD-05-08 tweeter

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Google Pay integration

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Our secure checkout now has full integration with Google Pay - simply tap and pay with Android handsets.

Apple pay is already active.

 

Website update 4/5/18:  our support for the outdated security protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 ends on May 31, 2018 - this is ahead of the game and before the new regulations set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), which will prohibit the use of TLS 1.0 as of June 30, 2018. Please update your browser to the latest version to enjoy this enhanced security level. 

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The perfect cone conundrum..

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For decades loudspeaker designers and manufacturers have pursued the ultimate goal of the perfect cone composition. From paper / pulp to raw and loaded plastics such as bextrene, cobex and polypropylene, metal cones, glass fibre cones and sandwich cones - all looking for the elusive optimal mass vs. internal damping vs. linear output ratio. Of course perfection can never really be achieved as perceived sound quality is subjective and every aspect of a loudspeaker system is in some way a compromise.

There are some drive units that incorporate very innovative technologies and high-tech cone materials - one such unit is the Morel TSCW 636:

Morel TSCW 636

Morel drive unit coding:

TSCW = Titanium Supreme Coppersleeve Woofer.

So, this drive unit features a titanium voice coil former, is from the Supreme range and has a coppersleeved pole piece (essentially a Faraday ring).

636 = 6 inch chassis, 3 inch diameter voicecoil, 6 ohms impedance.

Morel use this coding system across their entire range of drive units.

TSCW 636 key features:

Many manufacturers now offer maximum airflow chassis - the Morel version is called the Uniflow™ chassis, it is diecast aluminium and gives maximum undisturbed airflow with minimal rear reflection; the heavily vented pole piece is sleeved with copper thus forming a Faraday ring to negate rising voice coil impedance therefore maintaining linearity; the motor system is superbly engineered featuring a Hybrid™ neodymium / ferrite mixed magnet assembly, a titanium voice coil bobbin and a large 3" voice coil wound with Hexatech™ aluminum wire - this winding technique removes the air gaps found when using round section wire and first featured on the legendary and still sought after MDT-33 from the early 1980s.

The TSCW 636 cone features a composite sandwich of woven carbon fibre outer layers bonded to a Rohacell® structural foam core - an ultra lightweight cutting edge technology more commonly found in the aerospace industry, notably the Airbus A380. This extremely rigid and light cone material offers excellent internal damping and a highly dynamic sound with great pace and control.

The frequency response is very broad with excellent bass weight and extends upwards to 7Khz with an almost pencil flat midband between 2-4 kHz. Power rating is 150w nominal and can withstand short term peaks of 1000 watts.

The first cone breakup peak occurs at around 6.5 Khz and is easily notched with an LCR network - if coupled to a 4th order LR alignment, a minimal phase 2 way system with a crossover point usefully away from the critical 2-4 Khz band is possible. Combine this drive unit with a high end tweeter such as the benchmark Hiquphon OW1 or Scanspeak D3004/660000 for an ultra high end home design.

An excellent exotic drive unit capable of top notch results.

Also available as a dedicated midrange unit: Morel TSCM 634 Midrange

For full details of this drive unit click the images.

 TSCW 636 side view

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Connectors for various historic loudspeakers.

We've been having a good sort out in the warehouse recently to make room for a large quantity of incoming products - truth be told, we've been putting this job off for a while as it's a major task, however every cloud has a silver lining: we've found various treasures tucked away and will be adding them to this website over the coming weeks.

Here's a few for starters:

Rogers / Spendor binding posts

 Binding posts for Rogers LS3/5a and Spendor BC1.

Linn banana socketsBanana sockets for Linn Kan.

Heybrook bus bars

 Bus bars for Heybrook.

Monitor Audio binding posts

 Binding posts for Monitor Audio

Click the images or titles above for more details.

There's a huge array of parts coming - some may not be featured on this blog as there are simply too many, I'll post links and articles if time allows.

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Details to follow....

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Tweeter upgrade kits for the Linn Keilidh.

These tweeter kits significantly upgrade the far eastern sourced Linn tweeters type 015/1, 015/3, 015/5 and 038/2 (very early 'mesh' type and all 3 bar ceramic versions). Our Hiquphon upgrade tweeters are fastidiously hand produced in Denmark exclusively for us by tweeter supremo and former long time Scanspeak technical manager Oskar Wrønding.

Oskar's tweeters are designed and built to the highest exacting standards and take the performance of the popular Linn Keilidh to new levels of detail and transparency. Simple direct fit - no cabinet modifications required.

Each pair of tweeters are matched to 0.5db and supplied with individual response graphs.


We offer 3 versions of this kit:

  • Passive
  • Passive + capacitors upgrade
  • Active

Click any pictures for full details:

Hiquphon OW1-92

In UK stock for immediate dispatch - all prices include VAT.

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Mundorf MCap EVO Oil

Polypropylene / Aluminium / Oil film capacitors.

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A further development of the excellent  MCap EVO,  the MCap EVO Oil features the same state of the art precision wound foils immersed in oil then hand spooled and potted into special sealed housings.

A premium audiophile capacitor that is very smooth and detailed with incredible transparency.

Values available 0.1uf - 15uf, 450V (smaller values rated at 650V).

Click the picture below for full details:

Mundorf MCap EVO Oil Capacitors

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