Ohm Walsh 4

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  • 04-21-2006, 08:08 AM
    cubdog
    Ohm Walsh 4
    I picked up a pair of Walsh 4's yesterday. Very nice condition although the right speaker does make a buzzing noise. I knew this when I bought them but since Ohm still services these speakers and the price was right I went for it. I will have to open the speaker up this week end and take a look. Does anyone have an idea of what I might look for? Thanks.

    cubdog
  • 04-21-2006, 04:22 PM
    trollgirl
    First, determine...
    ...if it is the woofer or the tweeter that is buzzing. A woofer will be easy, the tweeter may be expensive. Use of tone controls may help here. Maybe swap woofers.

    Laz
  • 04-22-2006, 09:32 AM
    Geoffcin
    Actually it's not that simple
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trollgirl
    ...if it is the woofer or the tweeter that is buzzing. A woofer will be easy, the tweeter may be expensive. Use of tone controls may help here. Maybe swap woofers.

    Laz

    Ohm uses a special driver, an inverted high angle cone called the "Walsh" as a full range driver. It's not cheap, and until a few years ago was unrepairable by anyone else but Ohm. You can actually repace the old driver with an upgraded version too. Here's a link you might find interesting;

    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/ohm/ohm.html
  • 04-22-2006, 02:33 PM
    Feanor
    Nice !!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cubdog
    I picked up a pair of Walsh 4's yesterday. Very nice condition although the right speaker does make a buzzing noise. I knew this when I bought them but since Ohm still services these speakers and the price was right I went for it. I will have to open the speaker up this week end and take a look. Does anyone have an idea of what I might look for? Thanks.

    cubdog

    If there is one component I sold but dearly wish I had not, that would be the Ohm F's I owned in the late '70's. I sold them to buy B&W DM7's: can you image? What a fool I was.
  • 04-25-2006, 09:27 AM
    cubdog
    I contacted Ohm and it looks like repair costs will run about $250. Since they are in great cosmetic condition and I don't have much into them it will be a worthwhile fix.

    cubdog
  • 04-25-2006, 01:29 PM
    Feanor
    Go for it
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cubdog
    I contacted Ohm and it looks like repair costs will run about $250. Since they are in great cosmetic condition and I don't have much into them it will be a worthwhile fix.

    cubdog

    Do you have to ship the speakers to them?

    In any case, it should be well worth it.