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Speaker rattling I have a pair of 300se series and the rubber around the woofer is cracking.where can I get this fixed in the Toronto area?

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Having the foam replaced ( by a used audio store for example) or replacing them yourself with a kit is best and cheaper. Replacing the speaker woofer itself is way more expensive if you want the same frequency reponse / quality of sound. Kits can be found easily on Ebay for 30 to 40$ max. replacing the woofer for same quality is over 200$

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You'll be better off searching the Internet for a company that specializes in replacing the foam surrounds. Also, Parts Express stocks the surround kits, with instructions on how to replace them. Make sure you buy the correct diameter.. But it's probably easier to replace the entire speaker (not the full version with cabinet - just the speaker) - they're not that expensive.

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