What's up with these AR-18Bs? (repair/replace???)


Hi all, I’m pretty new to the world of speakers and just got a pair of AR-18Bs. I noticed one of the woofers was rubbing a little bit on one side, and I thought maybe the last person who had these maybe tried to refoam them but didn’t center the voice coil correctly. I was going to try to shim it without refoaming it (I saw some people have had luck with this on audiokarma, by wetting the spider with some acetone after putting in the shims and leaving it upside-down to dry), but wanted to look them all around first. When I opened the cabinet I found that someone had replaced one (or maybe both?) of the woofers (pics of the two are here: https://imgur.com/a/tTXBz46). From looking around in the internet it seemed like all of the AR-18B woofers I saw were round ones and were part number 37, which it looks like this round one was, so I guess the square one was the replacement. On top of that, the magnet set-up on the square one is off-center, as you can see in the picture.

What’s the best approach to take in this situation? Is the rub potentially more related to the magnet being askew, and can I fix that without refoaming or reconing the whole thing? Should I still try to shim the voice coil? Should I just replace one of them, or both of them so that they match? I appreciate the expertise!
optimisticzorotl
I’d look for a pair of new replacement woofers if possible and affordable.
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I read more (and got some info from another forum) and realized that the square one is actually original and the round one is a replacement made to be like the original. So they essentially match, it’s just the coil rub that’s the main issue now, haha. But I appreciate the input so far!
On second thought, why don't you have them re-coned and call it good.