Jibe01 - Glad to see you're getting things straightened out on these. Kind of like dealing with old cars, you can't really be sure what a previous owner may have done to them. The fiberboard gasket reminds me of the woofers on my Column II's. The kit I got for those did have new gaskets with it, but, alas, Orange County Speakers is no more now. These fellas have you on the right track now. Let us know how they turn out.