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Old 11th December 2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default AR2a woofer refoam?

I've started working on a set of AR 2a speakers that have been sitting in my "to do" pile for a while, and so far things are going well. I dismantled, cleaned and lubricated the controls in one speaker and it worked perfectly, but as I was taking it apart I noticed the foam surround on the woofer is starting to crack, so looks like time to tackle my first surround replacement.

The interesting thing is that the speaker has been opened before and the woofer doesn't appear to be an original - it actuyally looks like an AR-5 woofer, like the ones they used in 70s versions of the 2ax and 2x. There is a sticker on the magnet that seems to indicate it wa a warranty replacement.

Anyhow, I was thinking of getting a kit from this ebay seller , is it safe to assume that these surrounds would fit even if this is a later model woofer, or have a particular vendor you like?

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Old 11th December 2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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How about MAT electronics stuff?

I'd rather use something that wasn't foam, but I've hear dthat using rubber surrounds on these things will raise their resonant peak, so I'm probably sticking with foam for the sake of compatibility.
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Old 11th December 2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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I bought some AR Stuff (surrounds for AR3's which my son uses) from this guy:

he was good to deal with, no problems.
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Old 11th December 2008, 08:24 PM   #4
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somehow I missed that he had 10" surrounds when I looked there, weird. I'll go with him, he seems to have a good reputation; it seems like it's worth the extra money to eliminate as much guesswork as I can, since it's my first try at this.

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