Considering Speaker refoaming

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by BradPrid, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. BradPrid

    BradPrid Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey all...

    Was reading some older posts on foam kits for speakers. I have a pair of Realistic floor speakers, almost 10 years old. They were loud in the day. It would have to be _really_ loud before the auto-reset breakers would trip. Last year the foam started separating from the polyp. cones. I crazy glued is back on but hasn't been the same...they trip at nowhere near the volume I use to get.

    Obviously it needs new foam, but will that solve my lower volume tripping problems you think? The cones and dust caps are in mint condition.

    Thanks
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hard to say on the tripping thing, as I am not so sure it is related, I mean it could be, but it also may not be.

    If you really like the speakers the way they sound in particular then it would be worth a trip to your most local speaker repair shop. It should be pretty inexpensive.

    On the other hand, it is real hard for me to not just suggest replacing the speakers with something else.

    10 year old radio Shack speakers you know... [​IMG]
     
  3. Greg Bright

    Greg Bright Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Gregory Bright
    Or there are several on-line outfits that sell kits so you can do it yourself for under 30 bucks. Good chance at least one of them will have what you need.
     
  4. BradPrid

    BradPrid Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know they are 10 year old speakers but they have served me well. They are really loud and put out decent sound.

    I did find a repair place on the net that sells the kits for $18 + shipping, which is a good deal.
    speakerex.com/speaker_repair.html

    My plan is to get away with what I have for another couple of years and replace my HES with new equipment. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
     
  5. DorianBryant

    DorianBryant Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,555
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just got 4 6" surrounds for $8 on flea-Bay. try there as well...
     

Share This Page