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    Another Boom restoration

    I bought a Boom on eBay the other day for a very low price, but that poor thing was in a really bad shape. I've decided to do as @Bimmerstyle and worked to restore it. I have to say that result is beyond what I hoped. With careful polish, the glossy aspect is back. As a bonus it seems that is was bearly used so the display and speakers are perfect. One extra tip I used for two of my Booms: if the speaker grids are damaged (bumps or scratches), just remove the bumps gently with a hammer on the back side and spray some glossy black paint, it will look brand new

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    I guess it wasn't used much because it was usually too noisy in the sawmill!
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    Very nice job.

    If it were mine, I'd enlarge the circular openings in the bezel that sits in front of the woofers. I'm not certain we ever established the reason for all the woofer failures. Could be because Logitech was buying $3 Chinese woofers, but I think that design is one of the dumber things I've seen, and that the surrounds may come in contact with that bezel, which tears them.

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    Another Boom restoration

    Do you think that's the underlying cause of woofer failures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djringjr View Post
    Do you think that's the underlying cause of woofer failures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippe_44 View Post
    I don't see anything there about the Boom. Those surrounds didn't wear out. Many of them failed in less than a year of moderate use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJZolx View Post
    I don't see anything there about the Boom. Those surrounds didn't wear out. Many of them failed in less than a year of moderate use.
    I did not mean it's an opinion about the Boom in particular, but about longevity of surronds depending on material. I recently tried to replace the rubber ones with a foam one. We'll see. Having said that, my Booms had issue more after 3-4 years but not 1.
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    Another Boom restoration

    > I don't see anything there about the Boom. Those surrounds didn't wear
    > out. Many of them failed in less than a year of moderate use.


    I doubt this. Because if that had happened, then we would have had to
    exchange many of them. And AFAIK this problem has not been "officially"
    recognized, simply because it happened after SB was dead as a product line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I don't see anything there about the Boom. Those surrounds didn't wear
    > out. Many of them failed in less than a year of moderate use.

    I doubt this. Because if that had happened, then we would have had to exchange many of them.
    Ok, maybe an exaggeration. I know a lot of them didn't last much longer than that.

    And AFAIK this problem has not been "officially" recognized, simply because it happened after SB was dead as a product line.
    I'd have to check old forum posts to see if the issue began being reported before the Boom was discontinued.

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    I would suspect heat would be the cause more, if they're left in the sun. But who knows?


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