I have a Klipsch 5.1 system including some RF-3 II floorstanding mains. I have not used the grills and have been fortunate until recently when my nephews damaged one of the cones by kicking a small ball inside. This was the result:
Now, trying to search on this issue, the only thing I really came up with is the dust cap being dented, but that is not the issue. Couple of questions, is it worth replacing this (assuming it is fairly easy as I have no experience with speaker repair), or will it not affect sound quality and simply putting on the grills now will be good enough to hide the problem and prevent future issues.
As for a replacement, searching ebay, I was able to find this:
So is it fairly easy to replace these and do you recommend doing it? I assume removing the four screws and disconnecting a couple wires is all that is required. Is that safe to say or will I be in for some surprises? Thanks.
My only last question would be, would you expect the damage to affect the sound quality of the woofer drastically? If it is not a huge deal, I can always just leave it covered behind the grill and save the cash.
As for your last question, honestly I am not sure. As far as I know, if the black dust-cap in the middle is damaged, then it is not much of an issue. But if the copper-colored part/actual woofer is damaged, then it is a more serious issue. Not sure though! Hopefully someone will be able to help you out on that part.