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Replacement speaker in vintage boxes

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   jerrydunn



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Posted March 31 2013 - 05:16 AM

I have a couple of older Bose 201 speakers that I want to use for my surrounds. Cases and cloth are mint, but the 8.25" speakers each have a ~ 1" x .25" hole in the edge of the cone where a mouse nibbled them while they in storage. I put a bit of glue around the edge of each hole, laid a piece toilet paper over it and once dry I brushed a glue and water mix over the patch. They sound fine, but I've decided to eventually replace the speakers.Can someone recommend a decent 8" speaker? I don't know enough to select one that would be comparable to the originals.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted March 31 2013 - 06:12 AM

Anything cheap and paper. Bose paper drivers are nothing special. And do you actually mean the cone or surrounds? If you meant surround...no, it wasn't a mouse. It is simply time.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   jerrydunn



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Posted March 31 2013 - 06:17 AM

Holes are in the paper cone of the larger speaker. The frame measures about 8.25" diameter...come is about 7" - which measurement do I use when ordering replacements?

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted March 31 2013 - 06:52 AM

Partsexpress.com gives three measurements for the drivers it sells. The outside diameter, the cutout diameter and the drivers depth all listed as "A", "B" and "C".. The cutout diameter "B" would be the one to use so you don't have to modify the cabinet. But make sure the outside diameter and the depth well also work. Home speaker drivers aren't like automotive speakers were all drivers are the same size. 4", 6", 6 X 9" etc. are all pretty much interchangable. You have to check the measurements carefully. 


The ohm rating is the other thing you should match to the original and of course you should also replace the drivers in both speakers for uniformity.

"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.


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