I originally posted pix of my MiniGrand restoration back in August:
Much has gone on since. While cleaning off residual adhesive from one of the frames holding the woofer panel, a small tool fell of the table and crinkled the lower part of the panel:
OUCH!!! I had a crisis on hand. Fortunately I found a pair of Stages in pristine condition near Sacramento. We borrowed our neighbor's minivan and headed to Auburn CA.
We visited several friends and family as well.
I purchased the pair. I swapped out the older Graz ribbon on his pair with the new XLM2's I had purchased.
The speaker to the right is the NOS speaker with the XLM2 ribbon and the North Creek crossover. My rebuild crossover can be seen on the left speaker.
I now use the NOS MiniGrands as my front-fill loudspeakers:
I also reinforced all 4 frames with "L" brackets inside each corner.
I now use my original pair with the older Graz ribbon as rear ambience:
I'm really happy with the results.