Couldn’t agree more. At a neighbor’s BBQ, his Sonos speaker sounded great. My mother-in-law’s Bose Wave Radio CD player was perfect for her in her small living room. At times, my DIY boom box with Radio Shack 40-1197 (FE 103) drivers sounds unbeatable, especially outdoors.
I’d rather listen to good music on a clock radio than a bad recording of crappy music on a superb system.
I just ordered this for the OS bell of my 811s. All my searching, most Altec guys recommend this, & you only need to do either the top or bottom.
An supposedly it doesn't dry out!
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Are you still thinking of purchasing these, or do you own them? The “repairs” to that woofer are cosmetically poor, but could be fine. Unless I were using those in a garage, workshop, etc., where appearance is unimportant, I would recone or replace both woofers. If they sound fine and appearance is unimportant, leave them alone.
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