Must have been quite a party

I noticed that one of the speakers in our sound system was sounding terrible, so I pulled off the speaker grille, and here is what I found.

Blown woofer

I don’t know how loud the system must have been cranked to blow a woofer like that.  I’m not aware of any loud parties at our place when the kids were home alone – no complaints from the neighbours, no police reports, etc.

Oh well, I got more than 30 years out of those speakers, and they were never spectacular performers anyway.

I’ve replaced them with a set of bookshelf speakers – a lot smaller but with better sound.  I don’t know what I’ll do with these old-school monsters.

Speaker with blown woofer

3 Responses to “Must have been quite a party”

  1. Toni says:

    It probably just fatigued and then crumbled. Modern speakers are pretty good now – I have a tiny pair of Gale Gold monitors that sound immense in a medium sized room.

  2. Phil L says:

    You’re probably right Toni.
    I just hate to throw out the big wooden enclosures.

  3. Jennifer says:

    i say hide the little ones in the cases of the big ‘monsters’.. i love those things!