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Old 3rd October 2006, 01:13 AM   #11
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I could be wrong but I thought these had one woofer and a look-a-like passive radiator on the bottom? There was no port due to the radiator but I may be wrong because I'm going back to when I was like seven years old here! The T-200's were sold in the late seventies and were a success later superceded by the T-1200's in the early 1980's.

I'm a little dodgy on this?

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Old 3rd October 2006, 01:27 AM   #12
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Better pic. I have a bunch of Radioshack catalogs and flyers but my earliest copies are 1986.

Keep the T-200's and put some new drivers in them or blow them up, then put in new drivers.

Actually there is the possibility of putting new surround foam on the drivers and maintaining the orriginal set up. Perhaps replace the caps on the crossovers with new ones?

Do it for Dad!

Cheers,

Shawn.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 01:33 AM   #13
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From the Net this is what your have? I'd rebuild them or repair them and keep them for my son to fix in 30 years.

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Old 3rd October 2006, 04:21 AM   #14
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I'd keep them too.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 05:45 AM   #15
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From the Net this is what your have? I'd rebuild them or repair them and keep them for my son to fix in 30 years.

Cheers,

Shawn.
That's it! Mine are in a bit better shape - only missing a few bits of the surround.

I believe the passive radiator "improved" version came later. The second of the pair was purchased on close-out, and I suspect were the last full sized non-ported speakers they sold. (As a teenager I couldn't afford both when I wanted them...so I bought one and listened in mono for a year!) I don't have the manuals anymore, but they actually published the on-axis and, I believe, 30 degree off-axis frequency response for these things in it.

I'm not sure where the originator of this thread went, I jumped in after doing a search...I had the same question. These have always been mine, but too many years of apartment living led to their lack of use.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 08:26 PM   #16
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do-it-yourself REPAIR KIT ($50 for four)
I would definitely recommend buying a repair kit. Replacing the surround on a woofer isn't difficult, just take your time, follow the directions and don't rush the job. Finding replacement woofers with matching Thiele-Small parameters will be very difficult (if not impossible) and much more expensive.

There are a range of companies that will sell you a resonably priced woofer repair / refoam kit. Google around for "speaker repair kit" or "refoam kit" and you'll find many vendors to choose from.

If the old speakers sound good to you, re-furbish them and enjoy the sound.

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