Did I get ripped off?

Popwarhomie

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It's tough to say. If the gasket had no rub marks on it I would say it's new or at least never mounted. AB doesn't have the greatest quality control or coils so it could be new.

But I would see what else Bob has to say. I would hope the owner of AB would know for sure. Tell him you got it from a dealer in FL.
 
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It's tough to say. If the gasket had no rub marks on it I would say it's new or at least never mounted. AB doesn't have the greatest quality control or coils so it could be new.

But I would see what else Bob has to say. I would hope the owner of AB would know for sure. Tell him you got it from a dealer in FL.
Everything else looks perfect on it. I'm getting 1.6 Ohms on each coil so I assume they're fine. I guess my only concern would be wearing out prematurely if it had been rebuilt or refurbished.

It also just dawned on me that it came triple boxed and all 3 had American Bass branded tape on all of them. If that means they came straight from AB then they would be new unless AB is selling returns/returns to 3rd parties. Just a thought.

Thanks for the replies everyone.
 

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The reason they don't look the same as the recone. The recone can not run thru a QC process. Thats something you have to do once you install the recone. If they did any type of QC to make sure the sub works, its gonna look different than the recone. Because power has been put to the voice coil.
 
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The reason they don't look the same as the recone. The recone can not run thru a QC process. Thats something you have to do once you install the recone. If they did any type of QC to make sure the sub works, its gonna look different than the recone. Because power has been put to the voice coil.
That makes sense. Thanks.👍
 

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That coil looks pretty shabby, but 一分价钱一分货 I guess. My Precision Econowind coils don't come looking like that.

Did you get a good enough deal that if you have to throw a 90$ recone at it you're not = the price of a new one?
 
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That coil looks pretty shabby, but 一分价钱一分货 I guess. My Precision Econowind coils don't come looking like that.

Did you get a good enough deal that if you have to throw a 90$ recone at it you're not = the price of a new one?
Got it for $246. Just chatted with the seller and they assured me it came to them new and the discoloration is from the boat ride over. I think I'm going to run with it. Working on a box design now.👍
 

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I would run it. I beat the piss out of my XFL. Many competitions where I clipped the hell out of it trying to get that extra .1 on the meter. And it was still banging when I got rid of it.
 

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I would run it. I beat the piss out of my XFL. Many competitions where I clipped the hell out of it trying to get that extra .1 on the meter. And it was still banging when I got rid of it.
Yeah, I'll go ahead and run it. Probably be a couple weeks before I can get a box built.

Appreciate the help everyone.👍
 

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Copper has gotten expensive, Most now are using Aluminum when they can to cut cost on subs these days
 
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