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02-22-2006, 11:42 AM

***I currently have these things in the basement, I just have to bring them back to life***

I have a old pair of Vandersteen 2Ce's that have been bumped back to secondary use. 1991-ish. I am sure they are not what they once were, I had to replace a woofer once, the other woofer must be getting tired by now. I get an occasional noise out of one mid, not sure what it is. Regardless, I am going to tear into these soon and refurbish.

Any experience and/or recommendations? What were the original drivers used? I know the Factory is good enough to work with, I can get OEM replacements from them. What about upgrades? Capacitors? I like the design, it is work keeping. The crossovers are sweet, though I suspect I could find better ones now. Can this be done or are they tweaked on the bench to be ideally matched?

If you were going to refurb these, what would you recommend?

Any links to info greatly appreciated.

What did they do in the "signature" series?