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DQ-20 woofer refoam

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I just refoamed a pair of woofers using correct surrounds from MSound, which fit perfectly on OLA drivers but these latter-day 1987 (Jensen?) masonite ring bits seem misaligned by at least 3/16". Were they badly assembled in the first place? By misaligned I mean relative to a flat spider at rest.

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OK then does anyone have a recommended woofer replacement? Regnar seems to think their offering is not as good as the original, but it's 2017 and sealed box drivers have been revived by manufacturers, like SEAS.

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I don't know what, exactly, Regnar is offering, but suspect it may be the same woofer Simply Speakers and Madisound sells as a Advent replacement. I've used that woofer and it test's great above 60 hz but it's bass extension doesn't come close to OEM. Spider is too stiff.

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Thanks for the response. Regnar offers no details but I would gladly replace the defective (I think) originals with something that fits well with the mid and high frequency pieces of the DQ-20, which are not discount bin bits like the woofer. Great above 60 hz is not what we want with an otherwise high end speaker system.

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Decided to re-do the original, since I have a spare pair of foams and the ability to add a masonite shim to the factory bit. Annoying to say the least but these things have to go away, nice as they are. Would be different if I had money to throw at them, but all I have is time and it is running out. Regarding the NA style replacement: 30 oz sounds like a bit too much for a sealed 10". Just guessing.

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