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      Help Needed to choose Speakers

      Hi Guys,

      I have a 30 year old Akai Bush Music system which i took over from my dad. It has provided excellent service over the years and i have no thoughts of parting with it. The Equalizer, Cassette player and Amp are in perfect running condition. I play Cds through an old Sony cd player, which itself is 24 years old. But the Speakers have shown their age after soo long.

      The original Speakers are 3 way with 2" tweeter, 3" midrange and a 8" woofer. In one Speaker the woofer had blown sometime back and my dad had replaced it with some local woofer.

      Now I think i have two Options infront of me:

      1. Buy a new pair of Bookshelf Speaker/ floorstanding speakers.
      2. replace all the drivers in the Original speakers.

      I would love to go with the second option, jus to retain the original speakers and the look..coz i think the look of the speakers matches the music system.

      So guys would really like some help and feedback. Budget is around 10-12k.
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      anyone have any suggestions??


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      Unless you get the original drivers with the same spec (T/S params), its not worth the money spend in restoring it. If you cant find the speakers, try to get new matching speakers.

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      I can understand your feeling for this.
      To retain the same cosmetic,My suggestion for you is to pickup the same measurement woofer, mid and tweets from a decent brand and mount them back.I am sure you can pick them up from any store in the neighborhood or via E bay.
      ...will it Will it not......

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      My 2 cents, not at all an expert but try and get a similar size woofer, check the t/s specs (published) and make sure that the final box dimension + port is less than or equal to the current box. You should be able to use WINISD to simulate and confirm this. The only place that I found so far (in India) to get quality speakers (this is relative!!) is diyaudiocart.com. They sell Peerless drivers here.

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      i was wondering if i should change all the drivers in both the speakers. get completely new drivers.. do you think it is a viable option?

      would i need to change the crossovers as well then?


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      Quote Originally Posted by brendanbarrett70 View Post
      i was wondering if i should change all the drivers in both the speakers. get completely new drivers.. do you think it is a viable option?

      would i need to change the crossovers as well then?
      Personal opinion is to retain only the box and change everything including the crossovers.
      ...will it Will it not......

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      Quote Originally Posted by californiaknight View Post
      Personal opinion is to retain only the box and change everything including the crossovers.
      +1 to this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by californiaknight View Post
      Personal opinion is to retain only the box and change everything including the crossovers.
      yea i was thinking on the same lines as well...

      only problem is im a novice where all this is concerned...

      dont know how to go around choosing the right drivers and crossovers


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