Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30

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Brian Cheney

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RM 30C:
The upgrade is much easier if your cabinets have the cutouts and grills for the side firing woofers.  If not, and you want to do the upgrade, you must cut 9" dia holes in the sides of the cabinets facing the side walls.  Locate the hole as close to the back edge and the bottom of the cabinet as possible.

With the side cutout present, remove the grill (it's pressure fit in place) and gently knock out the MDF plugs sealing the hole.   Take the base off the bottom of the cabinet and unscrew/remove the two 6" passives. Remove the damping material in the bottom part of the enclosure. Plug the holes with the MDF squares provided in the upgrade kit, from the inside, through the cutout for the 10" driver..  Hotmelt glue makes this task quick.  Put the base back on when finished. Then install the 10" PR in the side cutout, but don't cover with the grill yet. Complete the upgrade by installing the Gen II CDWG's on the mid panels and tweeter.

Once both PR's are installed, the old PR's removed and holes plugged, do setup with the "Putty Pinching" described on the sticky below. Reinstall the grills.
« Last Edit: 6 Oct 2011, 11:02 pm by Brian Cheney »

wywires

Re: Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30
« Reply #1 on: 6 Oct 2011, 10:43 pm »
Hey Brian,

How do I get the square MDF plugs inside the cabinet? Should I plug the two PR's before installing the 10" side PR?

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30
« Reply #2 on: 6 Oct 2011, 10:58 pm »
Yes, remove the old 6" PR's, install the plugs from inside, then install the 10" PR.  I have rewritten the instructions to do these steps in the proper sequence.

wywires

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« Reply #3 on: 6 Oct 2011, 11:10 pm »
Can't fit a square peg in a round hole...words to live by :thumb:

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Re: Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30
« Reply #4 on: 7 Oct 2011, 03:33 pm »
Brian,

Have you published the entire procedure from beginning to end and listed the price for everything anywhere (in one place)?  That would be most helpful. Thanks.

Scott

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Re: Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30
« Reply #5 on: 7 Oct 2011, 05:44 pm »
Yes, these stickys show the entire procedure for both RM30C and RM30M conversions.  Price is $180 for the kit of parts for either speakers (one pair) incl shipping.  Gen II CDWG's for the 30's are $160 set w/shipping.

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« Reply #6 on: 7 Oct 2011, 06:29 pm »
Thank you.

garyc1

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« Reply #7 on: 5 Dec 2011, 09:44 pm »
Stickys??

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Re: Converting the RM30 M and RM30C to the Series II RM 30
« Reply #8 on: 5 Dec 2011, 10:05 pm »
Can't fit a square peg in a round hole...words to live by :thumb:

Alex,

Have you done the upgrade yet? What do you think?

Scott

wywires

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« Reply #9 on: 6 Dec 2011, 12:30 am »
Not yet...Maybe next week, I'll have some time.

John Casler

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« Reply #10 on: 10 Feb 2012, 02:21 am »
Yes, these stickys show the entire procedure for both RM30C and RM30M conversions.  Price is $180 for the kit of parts for either speakers (one pair) incl shipping.  Gen II CDWG's for the 30's are $160 set w/shipping.

To be more clear:

The conversion KIT price to RM30 SERIES II is $320 a pair.

Includes:

1) New BB PRs
2) Old PR plugs
3) CDWGs for the Neopanels
4) CDWG for the Tweeters
5) Shipping (CONUS)

The CDWGs separately are $160 per pair, $80 for a single.