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So for the past two days I've been looking to replace my 10" woofers in my Sony towers. The foam on both speakers has dry rotted and fell off. The problem I'm having is finding a good set of replacements. It seems everywhere I look I'm finding lots of car audio subs, but I'm worried about them producing the same range of sound the Sony's produced. Is there any website that specializes in home theater speakers? Can I use just any pioneer or Sony Xplode sub to replace these?

For the time being I ordered a pair of these, but after some additional research I don't have much hope for them. Since it seems pyramid is known for poor quality products.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WEO9TC/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

If anyone can give me some advice it would be much appreciated. Thanks
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You may have problems with getting good sound by just using any pair of woofers as a replacement. For instance, the original woofers are made to match with the enclosure size and whatever port it has.

Have you looked at Parts Express? They can repair speakers and even have DIY kits for some: http://www.parts-express.com/speakerrepaircenter/index.cfm

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You may have problems with getting good sound by just using any pair of woofers as a replacement. For instance, the original woofers are made to match with the enclosure size and whatever port it has.
Have you looked at Parts Express? They can repair speakers and even have DIY kits for some: http://www.parts-express.com/speakerrepaircenter/index.cfm



Yeah, I thought about just re-foaming them (which I might still do) but figured they were pretty old so I would look to get some new speakers if possible.
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Well, it's not nearly as simple as picking one that fits in the hole and has the low end response that you want. There's a science to designing the right enclosure and crossover for the drivers. Re-foaming is the sure fire way to make certain you have the right match. Otherwise, might sound good. Might not.

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