I've got a very large basement room (almost 50' long and 30' wide) that contains my home theater at one end, so I've been looking for some big speakers, and I think the Klipsch RF-7 will fit the bill. I found a pair of classic RF-7 speakers that are a bit rough cosmetically, although they are supposed to be fully functional. One of the reasons I settled on the Klipsch Reference series is because I want speakers that not only sound good, but also look good. So my question is, how tough would it be to resurface the face of these speakers?
It looks like the face has some sort of vinyl or other veneer, since it seems to be peeling off. Could I remove the wrap, and apply a new veneer myself? Or does the rounded edge make that a difficult prospect?
Would my best bet be to take the face off, take the speakers out, and take it to a cabinet guy to have it resurfaced?
Any chance the dent on the dust cap could be popped out? Or are there probably going to be creases in the cap?
Here are some pictures (sorry for the low quality, but that's what he sent me).
So is this set of RF-7's hopeless? Regardless of how low the price is, should I avoid them if I want a speaker that both sounds great and looks nice?