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So I have these really, really old Yorx speakers (S222K Model) that I want to use. The box itself is in pretty bad shape but I think the subwoofers are actually pretty good. I have very limited experience working with this kinda of stuff and was hoping to get some advice on whether or not it was worth it to try and take on the project of making these speakers usable again. Let me know what you guys think, I am all ears.

 

 

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Looks like white van specials to me, 10 watts really? My quick assessment is pure junk, start over.
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Best use is educational. Open them up and see how the design and construction compares to better speakers. Second best use is garage/outdoors until you find something better....which will not be difficult.
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Best use is educational. Open them up and see how the design and construction compares to better speakers. Second best use is garage/outdoors until you find something better....which will not be difficult.

So do you think they are salvageable to use until I can afford better speakers?

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So do you think they are salvageable to use until I can afford better speakers?

Sure if they work, use them. If you want better looking cabinets, you could build exact replicas of the existing cabinets, but that's a lot of work to only enhance the asthetics.

If it were me and I was just trying to get by temporarily, I'd use them as they are now and save the money you'd spend working on them to buy new speakers down the road.
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If you need more than a $0.99 tweeter or two (ignoring the $5-$10 shipping which is a deal killer) you are spending too much. Seriously, go hit some garage sales tomorrow morning. With a little luck you will find much better speakers for $5-$10. If you get really lucky, $25 will get you something that was >$500 10-20 years ago that needs a little TLC.
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I remember the 'Yorx" brand as being sold in drug and department stores in the U.S. It is low end stuff, and thus not worth spending a lot of money to refurb, but as others have said, they are certainly worth listening to, or maybe doing a little DIY appearance clean up if they are your only speakers.

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