Fisher XP-10 refurb

Fisher XP-10 refurb

Fisher XP-10 Refurb

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Project Level:

Project Time:
8-20 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
Bringing a pair of Fisher XP-10 speakers dated 1967 back to life with an exterior refinishing, new crossovers, new Morel Tweeters, wiring, and insulation.

Design Goals:
Excellent sound while maintaining an original appearance.

Driver Selection:
Vintage HH Scott 15″ ALNICO woofer, original 8″ mid driver, Morel CAT308 tweeter

Enclosure Design:
Original XP-10 sealed enclosure

Enclosure Assembly:
Consolette type, walnut, with original fabric

Crossover Design:
2nd order, 3-Way, Butterworth

Crossover points: 300 hZ and 2500 hZ

Although probably not optimum due to me simply building a crossover from a calculator to be similar to the original crossover points, these speakers still sound great! I am really happy with how they turned out. The Morel tweeters really woke the highs back up without being overpowering.

About the Designer:
A regular guy that likes vintage hi-fi equipment and bringing it back to life. My system consists of a McIntosh C11 pre-amp, a pair of MC-30 mono block amps that I rebuilt, an MR-71 tuner, and a Dual 721 turntable in a base that I hand made. I rotate between a pair of Boston VR-975 speakers, a pair of vintage ElectroVoice Marquis that I rebuilt with Crites crossovers and rear firing bass port, and now these great sounding Fisher XP-10s.

I also have my first McIntosh piece that I rebuilt as well. An MA-5100 integrated amp.

Project Parts List:

Jantzen Audio 47uF 400V Crosscap Capacitor
Jantzen Audio 5.6uF 800V Z-Silver Capacitor
Jantzen Audio 6.0mH 18 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil
Jantzen Audio 0.75mH 15 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil
Barrier Strip 10 Pole Double Row 20 Amp
Cable Wire Tie Screw Mount 120 lb Tensile 10 Pcs. Made in USA
Cable Wire Tie 8″ 50 lb Tensile Black with Mounting Head 100 Pcs. Made in USA
Gold Spade Lug Crimp Terminal 16-14 AWG #8 2 Pair

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    Beautiful job! Was the FIsher XP-10 originally just a speaker or a complete system? Where did you find that H.H. Scott woofer!? Thanks for sharing;makes me want to finish my project even more.

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