Fancy home stereo speakers. B&O S75

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  1. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    They are not audiophile grade. I did get them on the way cheap. Here's the problem. One of the woofers is blown. A replacement speaker costs around $150. :shock: My question: Do you think they are worth fixing? They look like this. l Beovox S75 | BeoPhile.com
     
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    malcostuart Senior Member

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    150$ sounds fine to get those babes up and running again, B&O is the best sounding home stereo stuff I've ever heard. you won't regret it. I used to own the rig with those, when I get time and money I want to have it again. next time I know not to let it go.
     
  3. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Most of you know, I'm a cheaparse. I paid $30 for the pair with stands. It just rubs to spend that much for a replacement speaker. I need my hand held. :laugh2:
     
  4. LeftyF2003

    LeftyF2003 Premium Member

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    You could buy this to replace the blown speaker - BIN price of $25.00

    Bang Olufsen B O Beovox S30 Speaker Woofer  | eBay

    A bit scary with "no returns" but the seller has a good track record. If it works you'd come in around $60.00 for a working pair of B&O speakers which should entitle you to the "cheapskate of the year" award! :thumb::laugh2:
     
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  5. THDNUT

    THDNUT Senior Member

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    Have the speaker repaired. :thumb:
     
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  6. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    It has to be an S75 woofer. I like my music loud. :dude: About me being Cheap. I sold a Shure V15 Type III that was given to me years ago to one of the guys at my local supermarket for $100. Back to my recent snags: A Technics SL D3? turntable loaded with a Shure V15 Type IV. The same dude sold me the speakers. My actual cost? 0. Don't cry for me. I gots it all fingered out. :laugh2:
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    What's a 25 cm speaker? 10" ?
     
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  8. Soul Tramp

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    And why do you think they only cost $30?!

    It's a nice speaker system. They're worth fixing assuming you want a small system and you're not investing to resell. Also depends on the condition of the rest of the components. Not uncommon for systems of this age to suffer component failures. The crossover caps don't last forever, and the drivers can suffer a variety of problems with age.

    If you're patient you can probably find a replacement driver for less than $150.
     
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    rcole_sooner Senior Member

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    What is blown?

    If it is the ring, just get a replacement and glue it in.

    I had my Yamaha sub blow a ring and got a kit off ebay (I think off ebay). It was harder to get the cabinet apart than to replace the ring.

    They had charts to get the right ring, for most speakers.
     
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    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Now, you are talking guts. Those boards are rather exotic. You are also right about the resale value. The speaker is blown. It's not the surround.
     
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    six-string Senior Member

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    well they mike nice lamp stands....
    or a door stop.
     
  12. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Pretty close. At least, I can sell the stands. Back to my backup speakers. They ain't fancy. They don't have all those boards in them. They are just old Kenwood about the same size. They sound just fine. I do have a pair of big Kenwood speakers. I mean really big. :thumb: [​IMG]
     
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    Wow fett - you might want to save up for some guitar stands while you're at it! :lol:
     
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    Wow Fett! No tellin' what might be living under all that crap. :shock:
     
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    that poor lp. at least put it in that soft case :shock:
     
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    What the ****?

    You have Yngwie syndrome?
     
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  17. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I have OCD and STP and RSVP and LOL and PTSD and lots of lots of cool stuff. Back to speakers. I'm not going to bother. You talked me out of it.
     
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    Too bad - those are really nice. Maybe sell them up here and recoup some $$?
     
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    Yep, we know.
     
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    A real, lucid question deserves a real, lucid answer.

    When you say "blown", do you mean the foam surround is falling apart, or is the speaker not working at all ?

    If the latter, a replacement speaker should have the same "Q" (speaker design parameters) as the one it's replacing in order to work properly in the enclosure it is designed for. A speaker repair professional would know.

    If the former, the surround can be repaired by any good repair/reconing shop. Orange County Speaker in Garden Grove, CA is what comes to mind. They will be able to answer all your questions:


    Official Speaker Repair Site - Orange County Speaker - Home of GLS Audio
     
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