Author Topic: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09  (Read 1811 times)

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »
Looking for a matched pair.  Yip one driver on the Lyra is no more...  :'(
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 09:20:36 AM »
This should probably be under the DIY section.  Mods?
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
LF - Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 09:48:14 PM »
These are apparently the "replacements":  VIFA PL18WO-09-08

So if anyone has any...  :pray:
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Online Kent Kassler

  • The Undertaker
  • Trader
  • Trade Count: (+58)
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,289
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 09:26:08 AM »
Inbox me your number.
Audiophile Sound Sommelier Extraordinaire....aka Manic Depressive Temporary Void Filler Deluxe.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 04:24:46 PM »
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Online Kent Kassler

  • The Undertaker
  • Trader
  • Trade Count: (+58)
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,289
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 08:39:06 PM »
I checked for you today....thought I could help.....sadly I can't.
Audiophile Sound Sommelier Extraordinaire....aka Manic Depressive Temporary Void Filler Deluxe.

Online bbe22

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • AVForums Grandmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,051

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 08:02:28 AM »
http://loudspeakershop.eu/vifa-pl18wo0908-p-254.html

Thank you.  Been communicating with this company:
http://www.falconacoustics.co.uk/drive-units-1/vifa-classic-driver-units/vifa-pl18wo0908-woofer.html

Shipping will be 62.70 on top.  Does anyone have an idea what extra (import duties etc. costs) surprises I will get once they are here?
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Online bbe22

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • AVForums Grandmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,051
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 08:29:03 AM »
Falcon is a solid supplier , so no issues there...........add VAT, and 15% more or less,  for local duties, depending on customs' mood on the day.....
Are you going to replace all of the mid basses     ?  2 or 4 ?  at the same time then  ?

Offline Hi-Phibian

  • Commercial Member
  • Trade Count: (+44)
  • *****
  • Posts: 12,007
  • I really prefer email, see my banner for address..
    • Croak Audio Exploration
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 08:55:59 AM »
Sonor can not help at all?

Temporarily consider repairing the faulty one and moving it to bass only duty?







[Anyone who thinks that wealth is measured in money is blind and narrow minded.  Wealth is obviously measured in turntables and records.]
Proprietor of Croak Audio Exploration.
Fair, not crazy, cash paid for turntables and tonearms from Rega, Linn and Thorens.          http://www.croak.co.za

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 08:58:28 AM »
Falcon is a solid supplier , so no issues there...........add VAT, and 15% more or less,  for local duties, depending on customs' mood on the day.....
Are you going to replace all of the mid basses     ?  2 or 4 ?  at the same time then  ?

Thank you.  I am just replacing/repairing the 2.  The top 2.
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 09:01:03 AM »
Sonor can not help at all?

Temporarily consider repairing the faulty one and moving it to bass only duty?

[Anyone who thinks that wealth is measured in money is blind and narrow minded.  Wealth is obviously measured in turntables and records.]
Thanks G.  Roy is going to check his storeroom for me.  But he doubts he will have spares.  Heinrich checked for me, and both the bass/mids are on the same line/frequency/crossovers....so not a split between mid and bass (sorry I am out of my depth here on the DIY section  :giggle:).
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
Falcon is a solid supplier , so no issues there...........add VAT, and 15% more or less,  for local duties, depending on customs' mood on the day.....
Are you going to replace all of the mid basses     ?  2 or 4 ?  at the same time then  ?

So that will be R 5415.85 give or take for two drivers.
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline PvA

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 01:46:02 PM »
Thought I would update this thread.  The drivers have been repaired and are back to 100%.  Sounds fantastic!

Mods please close.
Audiolab 8000c pre, Audiolab 8200CD, 2X NAD C272's, Origin Live Aurora, Thorens TD125, Sonor Audio Lyras, Squeezbox Touch.

Offline HBAutomation

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • AVForums Super Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 937
Re: Vifa drivers - m18w0-09
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 01:51:42 PM »
Who repaired them?
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!            [Yogi Berra]