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Determining speaker condition
after some years of not having a good A/V setup, I decided to buy the RX-V685 and take down a pair of "old" (new around 2005) speakers that have been on the attic since roughly 2012/2013. The speaker specs are as follows:
Name: Omega MKII 509
Frequency: 45Hz - 20kHz
Impedance: 6 ohm (not 100% sure on this number, as some pages report 4ohm)
Recommended watts: 50-200W
After connecting the speakers to the receiver using 14AWG (OFC cable if that matters) I got the system up and running. The sound quality from these speakers are not as crisp as you'd expect though, leaving me to believe they are either broken or need to be restored.
I've check the foam / rubber surround and there are holes in them (as if one has used a sharp knife to cut in them) at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, on all four woofers (2 on each speaker). The length of these holes is roughly an inch.
Before I explain how I perceive the sound of the speakers, I'd like to ask an open ended question: How would speakers sound with the kind of damage I can visually determine on them (the broken surround rubber)?
I'm trying to determine if I should buy new rubber surround to refurbish them. Are there any other tests I can run on the speakers to determine the condition they are in? E.g. run specific frequencies, take them out and visually inspect them etc.?
Thanks for the help!