How do I handle a blown ATC 7?


I have a cherry finished pair of ATC SCM7 made in 2003. I bought them brand new.

I've treated them well and been the only owner. One woofer's external rubber band has slightly broken, and now needs to be replaced. The only way to do it is to send the woofer to ATC in Europe and pay $250-300 including shipping.

I don't have a high end front of system anymore and don't listen to lots of music (lots of talk only), thus could survive with less of speakers.

I could use the money from selling them to buy a pair of good imported but lower quality speakers, that could satisfy me.

I'd love your ideas of how to solve my problem!! Thanks!!
steveline
Get them fixed. For the money you will recoup on selling them in this condition, you will never get anything nearly as good. That would likely be true even if the surround wasn't broken.
Agree. Broken 11 year old speakers have little for sale value.
Contact Bill at Millersound. Chances are good that he will be able to re-surround your woofers, at a very reasonable price. (http://www.millersound.net/)
All you need is the rubber surround fixed. Many speaker restorers can fix that here in the USA.
(Or whatever country you are in)
Even a really cheap fix of just sticking some polyurethane on the crack in the rubber would 'fix' it temporarily.
Rodman99999, "Contact Bill at Millersound. Chances are good that he will be able to re-surround your woofers, at a very reasonable price."

Agreed! You'll send him both drivers, and he'll do them together so they work perfectly in concert. You'll have new spiders as well, as Bill always makes the point that the spider is a crucial part of the driver's suspension, and simply doing the surrounds leaves the job less than half done. Price should be half of what you quoted above.
Another vote for Bill @ MillerSound.
Thank you all!!
He fix you up