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    I have an issue. I have a set of rt8's and need to replace woofers on both speakers...nothing was wrong with the speakers themselves, let's just say that there was animal involvement that resulted in their demise. I just realized that it's very difficult to locate the mw8002 drivers that I need. I did find on Craigslist a pair of s6's which seem to use the same driver that I need, and are $50 obo. They are said to be in good working order. So, I guess my question is- would it be wrong to want to use those drivers for my rt8's, or should I just use those speakers themselves and just keep looking for replacement parts for mine?

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    Have you called Polk CS and see if they stock them ?

    If they dont and the S6s have they same driver then swap them out.
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    I really don't think the S series uses the same drivers as the RT series. They do look similar and I could be wrong, but I swear they don't. If you called Polk CS, they could verify that.
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    OK, thanks for the info...I guess I will give Polk cs a call and see where it goes. Btw, the $50 obo sounds like a good deal for those s6's... should I follow up on that?

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    No luck with Polk cs...

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    Did you call or email? If you call, you could ask them if the drivers are the same at least to verify. I think the issue with that RT series is that those drivers are hard to come by.

    You have to call Polk. Unless something has changed, emails seldom get answered.
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    Good call, the s6's use mw7000. Thanks for the assistance.

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