My aching heart - somethings rotten

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  1. Father John A

    Father John A Stunt Coordinator

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    Well after 15 years I opened my Boston Acoustics A60's today to find they had rotten foam! I have always loved these speakers and hate to see them go.

    My dilemma: should I refoam these or buy new? On the one hand, these speakers were hard to beat in their price range and I think are still touted as excellent speakers, fixing them would cost less than $20 (do it yourself kit). However, all my other surrounds are Phase Techs (minus my SV PCi). I could get a new set of fronts made by Phase tech.

    I would like any suggestions.
     
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    Well after 15 years I opened my Boston Acoustics A60's today to find they had rotten foam! I have always loved these speakers and hate to see them go.

    My dilemma: should I refoam these or buy new? On the one hand, these speakers were hard to beat in their price range and I think are still touted as excellent speakers, fixing them would cost less than $20 (do it yourself kit). However, all my other surrounds are Phase Techs (minus my SV PCi). I could get a new set of fronts made by Phase tech.

    I would like any suggestions.
     
  3. EricRWem

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    Well, if it's so cheap to fix, and they run well and you're happy with it...why not just do that?

    I wouldn't buy new speakers, given the cost, unless those things just outright die.

    My $0.02. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, if it's so cheap to fix, and they run well and you're happy with it...why not just do that?

    I wouldn't buy new speakers, given the cost, unless those things just outright die.

    My $0.02. [​IMG]
     
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    i'm running refoamed advents all over the place. fix 'em up!

    ag.
     
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    i'm running refoamed advents all over the place. fix 'em up!

    ag.
     
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    I agree with both of you. I decided to refoam.

    Andy, did you do it yourself or have it done?
     
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    I agree with both of you. I decided to refoam.

    Andy, did you do it yourself or have it done?
     
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    It's an easy enough job Father. I have faith in you [​IMG]
     
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    It's an easy enough job Father. I have faith in you [​IMG]
     
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    Refoam - you'll miss them if you chuck them.

    I hear those stories everyday at work.
     
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    Refoam - you'll miss them if you chuck them.

    I hear those stories everyday at work.
     
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    refoam if you don't like the results use them for something else your only out 20 bucks
     
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    refoam if you don't like the results use them for something else your only out 20 bucks
     
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    i refoamed them myself. so far: a pair of smaller advents, on loan to my gf. a large advent for 1/2 of my center channel. 2 large advents in the bedroom. even the wife likes them! she watched ROTK the other day and commented on the sound quality.

    ag.
     
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    i refoamed them myself. so far: a pair of smaller advents, on loan to my gf. a large advent for 1/2 of my center channel. 2 large advents in the bedroom. even the wife likes them! she watched ROTK the other day and commented on the sound quality.

    ag.
     
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    I'm totally sold now! Ordered the kit.

    Thanks everybody.
     
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    I'm totally sold now! Ordered the kit.

    Thanks everybody.
     
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    Update:

    Finished the refoam job on my A60's. Wow is all I can say. Easy and well worth it.

    http://www.wooferrepair.com

    Everything I needed plus a free DVD intructional video. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my 1975 B&O quads.
     
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    This thread has reminded me that I need to refoam my Advent Legacy's.
     

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