Giorgio AR Posted October 31, 2019 Report Share Posted October 31, 2019 I have a 200032 mid belonging to my pair of AR58s that presented a complete fracture of the ceramic magnet. Despite the break, the midrange worked, although with less sound emission than the other mid., The coil of this midrange is good, with a detected resistance of 3.2 / 3.3 ohms. I purchased a midrange 200044 belonging to AR92, apart from the color difference of the front flange (two-tone brown / silver), electrically and physically the two midrange are identical; the detected resistance of the 200044 mid is 3.2 ohms. I could replace the malfunctioning speaker with the new purchase, but I didn't like the aesthetic difference of the couple. I had to paint the new mid in matt black, otherwise I would not have been satisfied with the purchase. I sanded the mid flange with 1200 grit sandpaper, cleaned and degreased the flange, masked the screw holes and the lower part of the flange with tape and built a 53 mm mask. for the dome (made by properly cutting a plastic cup and taped to the support). The painting was done with two coats of paint for plastic in matt black. Apart from a small aesthetic defect caused by the difficulty of painting near the dome, the final result is excellent, making this 200044 mid indistinguishable from the 200032 that it replaces.I still have a doubt, I could even replace the label indicating the model and date on the back of the magnet, but I think that to avoid confusion I will leave the original labels in their place, welcome advice on this last point! Giorgio Original 200044 mid Fractured magnet 200032 replace mid 2000 both mids Velcro removed sanded flange painted 200032 mid 200044 vs 200032 Dome mask Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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