I need to replace the woofers in a pair of Monitor 4s. Obviously, the MW6502s are the "correct" drivers for this speaker, but the price seems a bit steep at $48 per driver.
For a speaker that retailed for just over $100 15 years ago, even if we assume that the M4 would be a $300 speaker today, that's still 1/3 of the total retail cost, just for the woofers.
Is the 6502 just that good?
I imagine the price of the woofer is higher because of limited production numbers, and I do respect Polk for making repair parts available, I'm just trying to get a sense of my options.
What are the T/S parameters of the MW6502, and what is the crossover point / slope for this driver in the Monitor 4? Are crossover schematics available? One of my speakers has a dead crossover (reads open on a DMM), and I may want to play with some upgraded parts anyway.