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Re: Speaker re-coning
On Tue, 9 Apr 1996 Myke456@aol.com wrote:
> About 7 years ago I upgraded the audio system and all the stock (10) spkrs in
> my 87 5kcsTQ with Polk Audio units. After about 5 years of "heavy use", the
> sound was not as good as original. I called Polk and was surprised to find
> that they are unwilling to re-cone (at my expense) car audio speakers. So I
> replaced them with another brand. I still have these expensive, but "worn"
> speakers. I've heard of companies that re-cone speakers, but wonder if it's
> the "Polk" materials that made them sound so good to begin with. I'm
> wondering if any of the audiophiles on the list have had experience with
> re-coning services.
I have had guitar speakers reconed with excellent results, but I
suspect that you might have a harder time getting the correct cones and
voice coils to recone a highend speaker. I also suspect it can be done,
it just won't be easy to find the source.
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II
'89 Thunderbird SC, pulley, wheels, suspension mods, 3.73 gear, and lotsa
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon