Passive Readiator Replacement Question
I just bought a pair of good condition Shahinian Obelisk speakers at a garage sale for $5 :-). Unfortunately, both 10" passive radiators had been completely removed and are gone. Shahinian Acoustics wants $275 for a replacement pair. Madisound has a replacement radiator for $87.70 http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8206. Parts Express has replacements for $60 . There are also used pulls from good speakers on ebay for $25+ dollars.
My question is are passive radiators that sonically critical and precisely matched that I have to buy the $275 pair from Shahinian or could I get by with one of my other choices without muddling up the speakers? And if so which ones? Or are there other choices or vendors I should consider for the replacement? Thanks for the advice!!
RE: Passive Readiator Replacement Question
The trick would be to try to discover the tuning frequency that the original PR's had and match that. I would think that you could do this with any third party PR's with some patience and testing. What tunes the PR is the mass that is attached to it, the heavier the mass the lower the tuning frequency by adjusting this mass to the correct frequency you would be able to match the originals.