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The other day I finally I re-foamed an old pair of Boston A40 Series ii speakers that I bought 30 years ago and had sitting idle and put those into my system as an experiment. What a nice surprise! These still sound very competitive in their class 30 years later.
Used ones can be found around for a pittance compared to comparable new models. The Kit to refoam cost about $20 and took a couple hours to complete, mostly drying time and planning how to apply the adhesive properly before doing.
No speakers are every man's favorite but these would likely please many an audiophile even today in smaller to modest sized rooms if fed a good signal from good quality modern gear.
I had given mine away to my sister who used them for many years. One days I noticed the rotted surrounds gave her a different pair and took them back to maybe fix up.
For those whose systems have improved and evolved overall over time, you really have to play old speakers on the newer gear to know what they might be capable off. The signal I am feeding them today is leaps and bounds better than what I fed them 30 years ago.
I also put them on my Isoacoustics brand isolating stands, a trick I learned recently (physically isolating speakers from rather than coupling to suspended plywood floors found in most modern homes) that takes most any speaker up several notches.