Originally Posted by Chris Holland2
How long can I expect a fathom subwoofer to last? Went to a store selling a competitor brand who said after three years fathom 113 may need to be re-coned due to foam wearing out.
I think the salesman wanted to sell you what they carry and got "creative" with the facts, because I've never heard that one before. My first F113 is 5 years old and shows absolutely zero wear or degradation - I doubt I could tell it from a brand new surround. I don't recall a single post in this thread or any other where an F113 had issues with the surround, let alone required a reconing.
Did the salesman tell you why he believes the foam will wear out? Of could site examples he was aware of?
Of course, I can't tell you how long they last as to the best of my knowledge, none have failed yet.
Salesman - they say the funniest things.