Guest Namazu Posted November 24, 2005 Report Share Posted November 24, 2005 I bought a pair of New Advent Loudspeakers back in '77. Sometime in the '80s the foam fell apart, and in my ignorance I bought a pair of replacement Advent woofers but they were not identical to the originals. The dealer never told me about refoaming and I had no idea it was available. The original woofers had square magnets with flat backplates, the replacements have round magnets with bumped backplates. I always suspected that these new woofers did not have the same bass extension as the originals. Is this true? (shudder) Of course those original woofers are long gone, but some other changes aside from the magnet shape stuck in my mind. For example it appeared that the round magnet voice coils are not double wound, and the magnets themselves are a bit smaller. I do hope there was some positive sonic reasons for these alterations and not just an act of the almighty money counters? Finally, over time I did eventually refoam the new woofers and although they sound OK the compliance of the surrounds is nowhere near as soft as they used to be, and the bass response is even more inhibited even 7~8 years after the fact. Any insite you could offer will be greatly appreciated. Namazu Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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