Finally, re-foam done on the Genesis 3+'s.
The green foams are unobtanium so used standard ones.
Mids were refurbished by local sound shop few years ago and work fine.
Both passive radiators and one woofer needed new foams.
Another woofer passed finger poke test so I left it alone.
There was no sound from one tweeter.
Tweeter checked out okay by the multimeter so had to take crossover out.
Very decent crossover. You have to take the tweeter/mid panel off, then take the padding out and finally the board on the back.
I see one big inductor was hanging but that was not the issue.
Why does a 3-way speaker need 4 inductors?
I grabbed alligator clips and went on checking tweeter connections.
One 8uF capacitor was the issue. It was not sending any signal to the tweeter even though it had continuity.
Anyone know what that green/blue component is on the bottom? May be 1ohm resistor in the schematics but it's huge.
Replaced the tweeter capacitor, secured the inductor with hot glue and put back everything.
As soon as I lifted the speaker, I heard clunk, clunk.
WTH??? Took the crossover out to see another smaller inductor was unglued on one side. This time, I glued all the inductors and checked if anything is loose.
Put back together and sounded great but the speaker with new tweeter capacitor sounds much brighter.
Obviously, the other speaker had old worn out capacitor so I replaced that cap on the other one as well.
They definitely need new caps on all circuits but I don't have them at the moment.
Sound: Great sound, very relaxed sound. Highs are amazing and bass has power and thunderous. Mids are slightly less (not veiled but at lower volume) than I'm used to but they open up with more power.
They are very inefficient. I think they need 3 times or more power than the Boston A400's.
My Rotel RB-990BX at around 11 O'clock on the pre was shaking everything though so have plenty power here.
I think these are made for long term listening. Very smooth mid (but at lower level than highs/lows), lots of details on the highs and lots of strong bass. Bass is not too tight but has a lot of power kinda like a subwoofer.
I'm sure mid will open up even more with new capacitor so I'll plan that later but even as is, very enjoyable speakers.
Very open and very easy on the ears, not "in your face".
If you get a chance to get these, get them.
Anyone know local place to buy capacitors?