Originally Posted by Iron Maiden
Sorry, been away for a bit. You are good. Those are the updated drivers for the non "I" series. I've posted all the numbers on here a few times. Let me know if you need them. The "R" on the end of the serial# stands for Replacement. You can also tell by looking at the motor, it bolts together rather than being glued together. The originals fail because the mounting bolt that attaches to the back of the driver pulls the magnet/motor apart. Usually due to an owner cranking down too hard on the mounting nut on the back. It simply separate the speaker and the coil would shift and freeze up. They redesigned the drivers to solve that issue. The "R" speakers for the non "I" series cabinets are not "I" series drivers though. Just as good I'm sure, but a little different. The thickness of the mounting flange is thinner. An "I" series woofer won't sit as flush on the early cabinets so the rubber on the edge won't sit perfect. I tried installing an "I" series woofer in a V2.1 and due to it not sitting flush, the tweeter bezel wouldn't mate up properly. They could work with a little work though.
Either way, you are good. Only issue I see is using the 2.2 on its side like that and tucking it into that cubby. They are rear ported. It needs to breath. Also, it will sound better upright.
It sounds so good though, I am tired bud, 16 hours in the car, and 2hr total for meals gas and rest, bought a liquid cooled head pillow from Bed Bath and Beyond for the trip home , Ran from Coastal NC to Jacksonville FL yesterday < Left at 10am got back at 2:30am. The bounty:
A Pair of Piano Black Veritas 2.3i and V2.0ci.
Total Cost :
.75.00 discount / voucher for long distance pickup or coupon
I spent that 85 on gas and 36 on food.
Car gets 36-41 a gallon depending on driving patterns ( hybrid ) 562 to a tank typically.
gas was anywhere from 2.72 / gallon to 2.42 between SC, GA, and FL
Just woke up! I wrapped the veritas well and good, but the center channel is likely just parts, unless I want to relaminate the top. Big crack in it. The nice thing is the drivers in the center and the V2.0ri rears are same. So I have some useful parts.
The 2.3is look very good with exception to the rubber. Going to need some major cleaning. Im guessing cats maybe, or dogs that shed badly. Still if just one driver or tweeter assembly is good, I am whole on parts.
I would like to put these with my z9 upstairs, and retire the V 5.2 LCR. I need to muster energy to take them out of the car and trunk sometime today. Also denatured alchohol is not as effective as someone led me to believe, I got 1 2.3 that is completely tack free on the ca and the other doesnt seem to want to break loose, Same with one side of my V2.0ci , one cap is smooth one is rubbered still.
What is everyone using to derubberize the caps on the veritas. I feel there is something more effective than the denatured alchohol i have a can of.
Not counting the gas and wear and tear on tires:
$250 was kinda a stupid deal to pass up for the 2.3is.
I will post some pre cleanup pictures soon. pictures soon.
Veritas Pickup from Jacksonville, FL - $250.00