Pioneer CS88a Complete rebuild

Pioneer CS88a Complete rebuild


Thad Bernard

Project Category:

Freestyle Speakers

Project Level:


Project Time:

20+ Hours

Project Cost:


Project Description:

Complete rebuild of Pioneer CS 88a

Design Goals:

Could quite get the old Drivers to sound right

Driver Selection:

Dayton Audio DS315-8 12″ Designer Series Woofer Speaker, Beston RT002A Ribbon Tweeter 6 Ohm , Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2″, Designer Series Woofer Speaker, Peerless DA25TX00-08 1″ Corundum Dome Tweeter

Enclosure Design:

Existing Pioneer Enclosure with new Front panel

Crossover Design:

original pioneer 4 way recapped and new terminals

Tips & Tricks:



Tried to rebuild with original components but still not satisfied with the sound from the old drivers

About the Designer:

Former Woodworker, now electronics/computer repair

Project Parts List:

295-434Dayton Audio DS315-8 12″ Designer Series Woofer Speaker2
277-112Beston RT002A Ribbon Tweeter 6 Ohm2
295-428Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2″ Designer Series Woofer Speaker2
264-1676Peerless DA25TX00-08 1″ Corundum Dome Tweeter2

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