Congrats on the speakers. Over the years I owned Imagos, Callistos and Continuum C3. All were excellent performers. Roy was a true genius in my book and a real gentleman.
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- 62 posts total
Most bigger cities that I know of have PROFESSIONALs that are skilled at rebuilding drivers—everything from new surrounds to new cones and even coils. This might not be the exact same quality speaker that was in it originally when you are done but you actually take the chance on improving them with new modern materials and compounds being used. Do your research first and even get references. You might want to go the extra 100 miles to get a better tech to do the right job.
A local dealer has drivers re-foamed all the time. He has a tech that can do it, but, it takes the tech hours to do a pair, while the place they use charges $50 to do the job. The commercial operations can even do extremely delicate work, like replacing the surround on Lowther drivers, some can re-cone and replace spiders.
My speakers use all scanspeak drivers. It is really quite a blessing to be able to buy them off the shelf from Madisound when needed.
I’ll mention that while the main speaker ID numbers remain the same, scanspeak will sometimes add a suffix that will indicate the latest iteration of the driver.
The mid woofers I have purchased over many years have a different suffix that has changed a couple of times over the years and indicate there are slight changes in the manufacture of the woofer. As an example, the latest I purchased have a slightly larger surround than the previous. I believe all the speaker sound characteristics remain constant, I don’t notice a difference in their sound profile.