Okay so I own a floorstand Wharfedale Diamond 9.6 I bought back in 2009. It's been a great riddance and sounds wonderful to my ears and I never really touch or tinker about the speaker itself.
Well who does that anyway, right?
But recently I just upgraded my center and just for the sake of it I opened all the grille. Just because I like to see the driver design
Long story short, I touch the woofer surround on my 9.6 .. And all of so sudden it feels like .. wow, it's so soft
So easy to push/pull and press. Feels like it's thinning off. Nothing abusive though, just a light finger touch to the surround. But it's a bit worrying.
While my newly upgraded center has this stiffer and stronger feeling on the rubber surround.
Question is, is this a normal/good sign or should I start worried about my woofer surround deteriorating or wearing off? Will it need the replacement soon? To be exact, the rubber surround feels too elastic than I remember when it was new, no wear and tear signs thankfully.
Just softer while my new center rubber surround is stiffer and feels great to the touch (well it's new, it should be like that, no?)
Any input and thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.