|In this photo I'd already stripped out the drivers and insulation, refinished the cabinets, including paining the faces black.|
The young man who sold them told me the speakers had no bass, which I expected. Speakers age and, like people, become flabby and unresponsive in old age . (Oh, and in addition one of the woofers had a hole punched in it.) But unlike people, you can simply order replacement speaker components from stores like Parts Express.
Proving once again that any Auerbach can turn a sows ear into a silk purse here is the finished product for $35 in drivers and $5 worth of fine woolen cloth for the grilles (and $20 in shipping and handling!).
|I made new grille frames out of scrap plywood; the old particle board ones disintegrated.|
(For those who might notice, yes I did replace the original cone tweeter with a dome one.)
There you have it; a vintage sound system for around $80.