Take a look at this on simple mod that Lynn did this makes a stunning difference. There are a dozen things you can do to extract so much from this loudspeaker they are well worth the effort. yes these are worth a new set of passive radiators try Simply Speakers in Fla or any goo re cone shop they should be able to get you up and running for around a "C" note. Best regards Moray James.http://www.nutshellhifi.com/MLS/MLS3.html
whendricks wrote:Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post.
I recently stumbled upon a trove of hifi equipment and speakers.
It all seems like nice stuff. When I was talking to the seller about what all was included off to the side was a huge pair of Klipshes with a single 15" woofer. The cones appeared to have been literally ripped out of both speakers. I turned one of them around and the front grill was in very good condition. I pulled the grill and the horn tweeter mid horn and woofer looked intact. I had been thinking that I did not want to take them because I figured that this would turn into just one more never finished project. Last night I brought the first load of this stuff home which included a mint pair of B&W DM.604s and the Klipsches.
I have Realistic System Eleven receiver and plugged in the B&Ws and as expected they sounded great. So I'm eyeing the Klipsches thinking about how much they weigh and finally I hooked them up thinking these obviously are going to sound like junk with the rear cones torn out.
Well, to my shock they sounded much smoother than the B&Ws and have a really warm sound to them and are easily driven by the little realistic receiver.
My question is should I even bother replacing the the passive radiators?