Fixing broken Speakers

A good article in the Los Angeles Times on the Sunda family. For 40 years they've been doing speaker repair bringing new life to old worn out speakers.

Even if the speaker is decades old and the brand no longer made, OCS probably can repair a damaged cone or replace a coil. Prices range from under $50 to six times that depending on the size and maker. Another frequent source of trouble is the edging that surrounds the cone. Made of foam, it typically begins to harden and crumble after a decade or two. First a dry rattle emerges from one or both speakers. Aggravated by bass notes, the rattle becomes a bark. That edging also can be replaced.
The reason to fix and old speaker rather than buy new? The Sundra's claim that most speakers made today are for home theater and not for music reproduction. Accentuating the high's and low's forgoing the midrange where all important voices, piano and guitar reside. Is this true? We I'd likely differ with the Sunda's on this. There are many manufacturers out there that still make speakers meant for music listening. We'll post links later this week to both places to repair old speakers and places to buy speakers made for music.

The reason to fix and old speaker rather than buy new? The Sundra's claim that most speakers made today are for home theater and not for music reproduction. Accentuating the high's and low's forgoing the midrange where all important voices, piano and guitar reside. Is this true? We I'd likely differ with the Sunda's on this. There are many manufacturers out there that still make speakers meant for music listening. We'll post links later this week to both places to repair old speakers and places to buy speakers made for music.

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