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Wingman0121
03-03-2010, 12:32 AM
So I got a bunch of these Bose speakers, sold them all except this one because it came defective from the factory, so I decided to give it an autopsy...



Accidentally pushed the dustcap in... rarely does a speaker look about the same after you did that.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2580.jpg


Molded plastic frame and cabinet with some poly-fill inside, strangely the inside of the white cabinet is smooth just like any other plastic, so that sort-of-a-cabinet feel on the outside is an added finish. Those internal speaker wires are solid-core.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2581.jpg


The driver? I donno about you but it looks like it came out of a TV ;) Shielded so we can't see the actual size of the magnet.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2582.jpg



Why do they cost so much if it's made in Mexico?

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2584.jpg


I cut the cone assembly off and the cone isn't very solid, I can bend it easily with my finger even if I just touch it. The coil and spider looks pretty ordinary.


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2585.jpg



Top of the pole.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2586.jpg



I was able to sell working pairs of these single cubes for about $60. For that money you can buy a set of used JBLs or Cerwin Vegas, which would definitely sounds hell of a lot better.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/weister42/Home%20and%20Car%20Audio/IMG_2587.jpg

Johnny Law.Lulz
03-03-2010, 12:37 AM
Get the shield off and lets see the magnet ?

JimJ
03-03-2010, 09:10 AM
Those actually look like pretty good line array candidates :)