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  • johnastockman
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    Re: Hafler 300 opinions?

    Originally posted by kenny_k View Post
    Found the manual, http://www.manualslib.com/manual/277456/Hafler-300.html .
    Could it be a mltl?
    Looking at the drawing on page 5, that looks just like what I remember. Sloped front baffle, MTM, rear port. I still haven't haven't found a photo, but I'll keep looking. Good find!


    John A.

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  • Stickboy2k
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    Re: Hafler 300 opinions?

    Originally posted by kenny_k View Post
    Can you see it before you buy?
    Yes, I am sure I can, Probably can't listen before I buy.

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  • kenny_k
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    Can you see it before you buy?

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  • Stickboy2k
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    Originally posted by djg View Post
    How much?
    $100

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  • kenny_k
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    Re: Hafler 300 opinions?

    Found the manual, http://www.manualslib.com/manual/277456/Hafler-300.html .
    Could it be a mltl?

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  • johnastockman
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    Re: Hafler 300 opinions?

    Are they about 3-4ft tall with a sloped front? I do remember those, we got a couple pairs in at different times for service many years ago. The cabinets seemed to be well-constructed, sort of an old-school approach where the materials and construction was solid. I thought they could've benefited from some internal bracing, but I didn't get a chance to listen to them. Speakers that age almost always suffer from natural deterioration, mostly with the caps and the driver surrounds. Even with the best of care, the materials used in that time deteriorated anyway. There are places that can repair cones, voice coils, surrounds, etc., but because that endeavor is not a high-volume business, it can be fairly expensive from the outset. But it's the only way to preserve the original sound. Hafler made great products, legendary amps, so I would think a similar approach to speakers was used. The XO that's in there was worked up with those original drivers accounted for. Replacing drivers to get them to work with the stock XO is an exercise in frustration because no two drivers are exactly alike. The variables involved with driver characteristics/specs are different and unique enough that the odds of achieving even a similar SQ are too high to spend the money on a "maybe". Parts Express offers driver repair, so do these guys:

    www.speakerrepair.com

    They might even be able to help source NOS parts or drivers. I can't find much about the 300, or even pics. But just the cabinets alone might be worth it if the price is good. Let us know what you find out and if they're in great, useable shape.


    John A.

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  • djg
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    How much?

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  • Stickboy2k
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    Ok, but assuming that the drivers are mint, and they seem to be, are they a good find?
    I understand the risks but there is a potential benefit to taking a risk.

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  • fpitas
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    Not to be a Negative Nelly, but I'll state the obvious; old speakers often need TLC to work properly. The woofer surrounds may be in poor shape, for example. It may be difficult to get exact replacement surrounds, although most likely you could get something to work. The crossover caps may need attention, too.

    Francis

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  • Stickboy2k
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    Hafler 300 opinions?

    I may have the chance to get a pair of Hafler 300 floor standing speakers.
    Not much out there on the interwebs regarding these but what is out there sounds like they are very good if you can aquire them.

    Just wondering if anyone here has any personal experience and opinions on these to help me decide if I should nab them.
    Thanks in advance!


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