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    Question Speaker Repairs

    Here is a problem that is not really Polk Audio related, but this is the most helpful group of forum dwellers I have seen, so here goes.

    I have a pair of Infinity Sterling SS 2001 that I would like to use again, on my pc sound system. I run digital optical from my soundcard out to a Kenwood reciever, then out to stereo speakers. Currently I'm using the sattelites from a Klipsch promedia set. all 4 of them, wired to speakers A and B. Plus a little sub, running off the kenwood's sub level out.

    The Infinity speakers have the surrounds completely torn out of them. Gone.
    Are these drivers worth repair, or would i be better off getting new drivers to mount in the cabinets.

    They are 5 1/2 drivers, with a tweeter above. I want to use them on my desktop.

    alternately, what other speakers are relatively small, and would sound good in the application?

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    I know nothing about the speakers in question, but there are any number of places that will replace the surrounds or sell you a kit and you can do it yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaechler View Post
    ...alternately, what other speakers are relatively small, and would sound good in the application?
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70091

    Might actually get you to upgrade to a 2-channel system as well.
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    I would buy the pair of totems that are for sale in the classfied section....wont find a better sounding small speaker.....they would blow the infinities away as well as alot of other larger speakers..

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    well, thanks for the info. and i am sure the totems are fantastic speakers, but there is no way i could spend 450 for two speakers. ever. my ears are not that sensitive, and my budget will not allow that. that is a car payment people!
    repair is probably the best bet. but parts express doesnt carry a surround kit for these, or a generic 5.5 inch kit either. where else to look?

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    Here are some other places you can order re-edge kits.

    http://www.simplyspeakers.com/
    http://speakerex.com/refoam_kits.html
    http://www.speakerrepair.com/OCSrekit.html

    Last year I sent two 5.25" speakers to Orange County speaker (www.speakerrepair) for refoaming. Cost came out to be about $70 after tax and shipping. It came out okay but for that money, I think I should have invested in new drivers. You can get drivers cheap these days from places like Parts Express or Madisound.

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    try to find a pair of Polk Audio Rti4s, they sound great, cost about 150-200 for the pair depending on where you shop and look great. They will be awesome for a PC rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    try to find a pair of Polk Audio Rti4s, they sound great, cost about 150-200 for the pair depending on where you shop and look great. They will be awesome for a PC rig.
    There is a pair listed on the polk Ebay store ending in ~10 hrs...in white.
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/RTi4-White-Speak...742.m153.l1262

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    speaker surround kits available on ebay for about 20 bucks delivered,,, if u are handy and patient u can relace the surrounds yourself,,, it will take about 2 days to do and about 2 0r 3 hours total time,,,just be careful and not in a rush at all

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