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RE: Replacing a midrange driver - different impedance

It's a complete waste of time.

He may as well listen with the original mids removed. Stuffing a random replacement in there will probably be more offensive. Plus, it's the wrong impedance so frequency rolloff points will not just miss but be off completely.

I'd recommend you and your friend go on a journey of discovery and mystery and try to find that driver. They are probably out there - sitting on a shelf somewhere.

Get the proper name of the speaker and take the time to photograph the dead mids. I used to 'read' speaker driver catalogues at night to help me sleep (not on my online dating profile mind you) and I can often identify drivers on site. If you get enough speaker nerds seeing these mids, someone is bound to recognize them. Speakers sometimes have distinctive frames, hole patterns, cone markings, surround shapes and sizes, colors, textures...

So either put those wrong speakers in and risk taking down the entire electrical grid (kidding - probably bad sound at worst) or get your hands dirty and try to solve the actual puzzle.

Using those mids you have is a good, eco friendly idea.

But it's also a horrific and bad idea.

Get the right parts. Fix the speakers properly.

I rest my case.

Cheers,
Presto


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