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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:48 am

foam surround

The foam on one of my woofers on the Al 111 's has let go. Where can I find a repair kit for these?


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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:57 am

Re: foam surround

I wouldn't even mess with them. There are alot better drivers out there today. Ask the Rabbit !


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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:32 am

Re: foam surround

What did you ever end up doing with your fuse issue? viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12507&p=121917#p121917

I replaced my original woofers with Infinity Kappa Perfect 10.1 woofers (they are car subs) which are an excellent replacement. The problem is, they don't make that model anymore. The new 10x1 Perfects have a changeable pole piece and are less efficient (by over 4 dB) & don't go quite as low. So you have to keep checking eBay to find a used pair that haven't been totally trashed by some young dipshit.

James (Toy Maker) & Alex are running JL Audio woofers, but they are considerably less efficient, which would necessitate using an outboard crossover to raise the level of the woofers to match the ribbons.

If you simply want to keep the original woofers & refoam, be sure you find surrounds that are not only the same DIAMETER fit but they need to be able to flex fully as much as the original ones did (extension or XMax).

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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Re: foam surround

I think I have a replacement from a set I had let me know if you need it. I will take a picture and post it tonight for you.


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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:38 pm

Re: foam surround

Tom at Vintage Hi-Fi of Pittsburgh has original replacement woofers. http://vintagehifipgh.com/
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