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Pioneer CS-G303 - Modernize

Like many my 'CS-G303's are ok. But the paper on the midranges is shot. I think this is a common issue with vintage-paper-cones. Especially this model. It looks like when you search on ebay for parts, you can't even find people selling ones that aren't 'worn'. I seem to remember people complaining that the tweeters could be altered as well to be more crisp. But I can't find that thread.

I have read people actually going in and changing the crossover too. I really don't want to go that far. But I'm willing to swap out some drivers. I might be willing to play with the crossover. But I'm just not good at that part.

I'm currently using these speakers as my Rear-Channels in my surround system. I've also DJ'd with them.
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Or you could drop the hassle and just replace them
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Or you could drop the hassle and just replace them
Yes.. But of course my thought is replacing a bad driver (or two) is cheaper.
When I buy speakers. I kinda go big or go home.
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Would it be so bad to swap the midranges out for these Pyle-Pros? It appears I'm not the first person who has done this with success.
https://www.parts-express.com/pyle-p...ProductDetails

The pyle-pros fall within the frequency points. The speakers have XOver points at 3.5khz, and 7khz... And it is the right size.
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Would it be so bad to swap the midranges out for these Pyle-Pros? It appears I'm not the first person who has done this with success.
https://www.parts-express.com/pyle-p...ProductDetails

The pyle-pros fall within the frequency points. The speakers have XOver points at 3.5khz, and 7khz... And it is the right size.
I didn't think of this until I linked it. But I thought I used these in another DIY speaker set that I'm about to get rid of. I'm in the middle of upgrading the whole home-theater...
But I actually have a set of 5in Pyle-Pros. I think they are 5in anyway in the shed. I found that I used a different drivers.

I have these: These are a cousin of the one above.
https://www.parts-express.com/pyle-p...ProductDetails They are the closed back version. I'm gonna give it a try. Assuming they are 5in.

Edit: They are 5 1/4in I've played that game before. Trying to fit a speaker that was too big before. Not going to play that again.

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You might have better luck if you go to the speaker forum.
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Speaker parts are not a mix and match kind of thing...If you can't find new replacement drivers then just replace the whole thing.
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