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Probably going to be my most aggressive and possibly most costly restoration project yet. That is if they don't turn out to be land fill.
Look at what someone did to the titanium foil!
Hello If you plan on dumping them I would love to have them to play with and see if i can fix them.
It's possible to straighten it but you'll never be able to remove creases in the metal without some sort of heat treatment. You still might have rubbing of the voice coil which would make the whole attempt moot. Better to replace it from the source referenced in an earlier post.
"That was some weird shit".- George Bush
I personally would remove the driver and reach up inside and press the damaged areas out as best I could.
I really like the German Physiks speakers. Best of luck repairing them. They are very expensive right out of the gate, so they would be worth spending some money on fixing.
Big speakers and little amps blew my mind!
To my understanding after talking to the owner who inherited them they listed for $18K in the early nineties, and probably purchased for around $13K. Current Borderland model cost unknown. But I heard somewhere in the $50K range?
Other than someone crinkling the cones like beer cans, right now the unknowns are if the cone drivers and woofers sustained electrical damage due to an amplifier failure.
If the cone drivers are electrically OK through a full frequency sweep, then I have a source for cone and surround repair.
However if they are toast, GP has replacements, at $2900/pair delivered. Pricey!
So its a big decision on how far to take them if that's the case. Not sure what the market price would be to recoup later.
Woofers, not too concerned-full recone or replacement should be straightforward. Dealer wont tell me what woofers are used, but he also said I would know right away when I remove them for inspection.
For what I'm getting them for I'm taking the risk.
Cabinets are almost mint.
Yes, thanks , having Dale quote the repair, I'll be in luck as long as the drivers aren't blown , i.e. open voice coils.
Will have to visit them some day.
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