That horror story about the cracked woofer has me thinking of my own Klipsch mishap that I've never gotten fixed.
I've got a pair of original RF-3s. The things work great although they've got some cosmetic wear for being 13+ years old. About four years ago I had the grills off when my wife (now ex) threw a dog toy (after being told not to near the HT stuff) and it took a funny bounce and dented one of the 8" woofers. The cap is fine, and all of the damage is strictly in the Cerametallic cone. Amazingly, I've never noticed a difference in the sound quality, although I have to admit I've never tried to make myself hear it. Everything still sounds excellent.
I'm about to move and I think I might want to upgrade my speakers, or at least get something that the new wife thinks is a little prettier. I think these would be impossible to sell with the dent in the cone, but does anyone have an idea of how hard this would be to replace on my own, and what the cost would be? I'm reasonably mechanically inclined, but my soldering isn't necessarily the best. I bought them used for $400 9 years ago so I've gotten my money's worth, but it would be nice to give them to a new owner, and have a little something to put towards new speakers.