Where can I get the best woofer surrounds for RSII's

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  1. idadude

    idadude Well-Known Member

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    I just bought another pair of RS II's (in an effort to avoid them getting parted out) which are in need of replacement woofer surrounds. Where can I buy the best (if there is a 'best') surrounds to re-foam these with?

    Larry D.
     

     

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  2. jcamero

    jcamero If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind. Subscriber

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    I would recommend AK's legendary Rick Cobb. Real good member, does not sell sub-par surrounds.
     
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    I'm glad an AKer got these, I assume these are the speakers in Moscow, ID. I was so close to making the purchase even though I don't have the room for them. I told the seller to notify me before he parted them out, I would try to make them work somehow. In the meantime, I found a pair of Quantum 3's, so I would have had a hard time justifying the RSII's. The seller told me he sold them, and mentioned that the buyer had quite the collection...Congratulations!!
     
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  5. idadude

    idadude Well-Known Member

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    You must be the guy from the Spokane area Todd was telling me about. I told him I was going to be a while before I could come up there to get the RS II's, so if anyone beat me there with cash in hand to go ahead and sell them. You called just after I said I'd come up there this weekend to pick them up. I don't like to see these vintage Infinitys get scrapped out. Except for the woofer surrounds these are very complete speakers in decent shape. Yeah, I don't have the room for them either, but oh well, I'll find a buyer who will appreciate my other pair somewhere down the road.

    I am wanting to avoid surrounds that may not have enough of a roll to allow for needed cone travel to produce some of the low frequencies. That's one of my main concerns, next to proper fitment. How do I get a hold of Rick Cobb? I found a web address in an old post, but I'm not certain that it is still good or not. I sent an email, but haven't heard back yet.

    Larry D.
     
  6. goodolpg

    goodolpg Just an old fart trying to help. Subscriber

    Looneytune something or other on ebay.
     

     

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  7. StimpyWan

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    Rick Cobb is looneytune2001 on eBay. And if you don't see what you need, email Rick through eBay. He'll respond in short order.
     
  8. jcamero

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    rcobb@tampabay.rr.com He responds quickly. Let him know exactly what you need, Make, model, angle/flat, diameter.
     
  9. SoundsAlike

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    Ebay seller uneeksupply sent me some 10" foam surrounds for my RSII. No problems with them whatsoever and the price was right -- under $15 for all 4. I think Rock Cobb's prices are on the moon, and that CD he sends with his kits is totally unnecessary.

    I used Aileen's glue. Did not need to remove dust cap, the surround centered itself on all 4 woofers. One of the easiest refoam jobs with a immense return in sound quality I have ever done.
     
  10. idadude

    idadude Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. Got the surrounds ordered. Supposed to get them Friday.

    Larry D.
     
  11. idadude

    idadude Well-Known Member

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    Oh, getting the old surrounds and glue off the cone and speaker frame is such a major PITA. After about two hours I got one done. Started out with brake fluid and ended with acetone. Those two seemed to work. Next one should be quicker.....

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  12. Ross6860

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    I spoke to Rick about these surrounds. He told me there's no exact replacement.

    He will need the measurements from your drivers. Cone OD, frame ID, etc. and he'll match up the best surround . I guess Infinity used more than one cone and basket.
     

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