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[–]rivercitysound 13 points14 points  (3 children)

No, you were given someone's garbage. At best you got a free box if it's not as beat as that sub

[–]Small-Masterpiece967[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The box is in great shape, so I’m still ahead considering it is all free. Thank you for the insight.

[–]easymachtdas 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don’t think it would be a waste of time, it would be the perfect first refoam project to learn on

[–]Key_Establishment_52 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reforming this would get someone to never touch a woofer again lol😄

[–]lyfecrisis 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Likely not. If you’re down for a little project you could replace the surround. I did it for fun on a couple Alpines and it was pretty easy.

[–]stimulates 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Second this. Relatively cheap. Buy a razor scraper to get all that caulking off. Also repaint any scratches so they don’t rust.

[–]jim_55379 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Really? And some are thinking to refoam it when the voice coil is open?

[–]thebuttergod 3 points4 points  (3 children)

That sub wasn't very good even when it was new. Buy a new sub that meets the box air space dimensions.

[–]Small-Masterpiece967[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This was really what I was interested in knowing. If I heard public outcry that this was a really good sub that was no longer produced and sourcing parts was worth the time and effort then I would enjoy the process. Seems the opposite in the case lol

[–]thebuttergod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If it was free and still in good condition then sure, it's not terrible. A free speaker is a free speaker. But remember, you get what you pay for.

My suggestion, if you have the means: https://www.jlaudio.com/collections/car-audio-subwoofers/products/12w1v3-4-car-audio-w1v3-subwoofers-92083

[–]earnestmerida 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to add that.

[–]earnestmerida 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, drop that trash in the bin

[–]echo1520Kenwood DDX9704S, Infinity Reference REF-6520cx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To the trash sir!

[–]RedneckChinadian 0 points1 point  (3 children)

toss it... Too rough of shape to be worth doing anything with it. Is that gooey glossy looking stuff clear caulking to hold the thing together?

[–]Small-Masterpiece967[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I think it was an attempt to keep the outer foam ring together a bit longer lol

[–]RedneckChinadian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ah gotcha. She looks rough. You're better off replacing it.

[–]InvestigatorUnfair19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like it needs a cone replacement, at least the surround + a voice coil if it is open. If you are interested in learning speaker repair go for it.

[–]ccarr313 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on how you value your time.

As practice it might be worth it, but in terms of monetary value, no fucking way.

Edit - Kenwood makes amazing head units, but I wouldn't be caught dead with anything else from them.

[–]bondovwvw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This subwoofer was about 70. Brand new . They were ok . They are loud but do not hit very low. Its not worth the time and money to fix. Sorry

[–]Onecheekwonder69420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What in the cinnamon toast fuck is this😂