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    The house I moved in has in-wall speakers. Front ones are Boston Acoustics 360II with 6.5" woofer and 1" dome tweeter. The surrounds are torn. Date stamped on the speaker label reads 1994. Are these worth refoaming? If yes, is it a doityourself job? I found a refoaming supply store on ebay and watched youtube instructions. I feel like I can do it, but I am inexperienced. Thank you.

  • #2
    Its not that hard, and you have nothing to lose by trying.


    • #3
      Anything else you might do to repair the speaker would be tougher. Refoaming isn't tough,lots of noobs do it successfully.


      • #4
        Thank you for the advice. One follow-up question: a YouTube video shows replacing dust cap as well as surrounds but what is sold is just the surrounds. Please advise.


        • #5
          Look for a different vender that also supplies a replacement dust cap. I'm of the opinion that cutting out the dust cap and using shims to center the voice coil before attaching the new surround is the best way to go! Some will argue that they can do it correctly without shimming the voice coil but from the few I've done I believe using shims IS the way to go.

          I'm not sure if Parts Express has what you need but it would be the first place I'd check. Otherwise that big auction site has plenty of vendors that have what you'll need!

          Good Luck, but most of all,,,,,, Have Fun! Mark