Free Ebook.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

« Second-to-Last YNAB Winner Named | Main | Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget! »

December 31, 2007


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

My capstone course as an engineering undergrad, we put together a speaker company. What he is talking about is the flexible rubber looking piece that attaches the cardboard cone to the metal frame. That piece allows the cone to bounce in and out which moves the air and creates the sound. With the right equipment, it's not a difficult fix, but finding the parts is typically the biggest hassle.

Then again, for that part go bad the speaker would have to be subject to some extreme conditions or be quite old for it to crack and need repair. I've got some 30+ year old Bose speakers and they've never had a thing done to them.

Real audiophiles will cringe and scoff, but I outfitted my house with $5 car speakers from Walmart and they sound just fine.

I'm all for doing your own repairs and saving money though! Kudos to your friend.

I agree with Curtis, finding the right part is the most difficult thing about the process. Once you can get the right parts, it's pretty easy to do. The reason many people charge so much to repair speakers is because they need to; it is generally still cheaper than buying new, and there aren't a lot of people with the general knowledge to do it (or they are intimidated). Many of these repair shops also don't do a ton of work, so they may need to charge more to cover their overhead costs. (though this is not always applicable).

The comments to this entry are closed.

Start a Blog


  • Any information shared on Free Money Finance does not constitute financial advice. The Website is intended to provide general information only and does not attempt to give you advice that relates to your specific circumstances. You are advised to discuss your specific requirements with an independent financial adviser. Per FTC guidelines, this website may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs or otherwise. All posts are © 2005-2012, Free Money Finance.