I discovered this forum while trying to find out more information about my Dad's old speakers. I've just rescued a pair of Monitor 7A's from less than ideal conditions in my Dad's basement, and I had a few questions about cleaning and care.
1) The radiators, woofers and tweeters all appear to be in good shape, if a bit dirty. There's a grimy film on them that I'd like to clean off. Any suggestions on the best way to go about it? I'm a little hesitant to clean the tweeters, as they look pretty delicate.
2) After having been stored in the basement for a few years, the speakers have a bit of a musty smell that's probably mold/mildew related. Any cleaning suggestions for the cabinets?
And now for the tricky ones...
3) The bottoms of the cabinets, as well as some of the corners, are a bit swollen from moisture damage... One of the edge seams on the bottom has also split open a little. Is there anything that can be done about this, or am I out of luck?
4) The front speaker grilles are also a bit warped/moisture damaged, and for some reason, the pre-velcro ball-headed pin pads that are supposed to hold the grilles on don't seem to be engaging. I think it might be because of the strain of trying to attach them against the warping of the wooden frame, but I'm not sure. Is it possible to de-warp the grille frames, or perhaps obtain new ones?
Thanks for any help you can provide, and happy listening!