In case you have bookshelf or home theater tower speakers that sound bad or dying, it is a good advise to replace the woofers without getting new speakers. If you want to save some money, i recommends you to DIY as it really save cost by just replacing with new one. What you going to see after this post is a guide on how to replace new woofers on your floorstanding or bookshelf speakers. If you unable to find in your country for woofers, i would suggest you to get it at Parts-Express.com, an US website selling woofers, replacement speakers, tweeters, crossovers and all types of audio equipments. Although the shipping cost might burn a hole in your pocket but really worth it as it is affordable to buy from there as they sell with cheap price but high quality woofers & speakers that produced GREAT SOUND. Now let’s starts with ‘How to replace new woofers guide‘.
I just ordered a pair of Goldwood GW-208/8 8″ OEM 8 Ohm Woofer from Parts-Express.com. Shipping through FEDEX Express, the shipment will reached your address within 3-4 days after the order. You can keep track of the shipment with FEDEX tracking number provided. Well i’m really happy with the great and fast service provided by Parts-Express.com. Their online support are efficient enough to help and guide you through the process.
I received the package in a box with two Goldwood GW-208/8 8″ OEM 8 Ohm Woofer , a high quality subwoofer cable for my sub, #6 x 3/4″ Deep Thread Pan Head Screws Black and banana plugs. All this cost me USD$152.84 including freight charges (MYR 508) + Custom Duty Tax MYR 171.04. Total damage is MYR 680.13. You don’t have to worried about going to customs to collect your items as they will be sent straight to your house and the custom duties is payable upon delivery of shipment.
I bought a used Robertson Audio Home Theater QF3 Speakers recently and noticed that the woofer drivers sound are REALLY bad for my ears. The sound are totally flat with no bass from the woofers. Suspected it is either dying or dead, so i decided with all the DIY of replacing the woofers. It is a fun process for DIY changing the woofers anyway.
Replacing the bad old woofers is an easy task, just disassemble the woofers from speaker cabinet, cut the + – wires, and connect it to the new Goldwood woofer. It will only take 10-15 minutes for the speakers replacement. See the picture below.
Now make sure the wiring is connected firmly to the new woofer you just installed. If you have polyfill, insert it into your cabinet. Place it back, and screw it tight.
Well, it looks great and sexy! It’s time to break in my new set of woofers!
Specifications for Goldwood GW-208/8 8″ OEM Woofer 8 Ohm:
Power handling: 100 watts RMS/200 watts max
Frequency response: 55-2,500 Hz
SPL: 87.9 dB
Ohms : 8 Ohms
Weight: 3.53 lbs.
Powered up my amp and go for a break in for the woofers. Hook up one of my CD, now it’s all about test, test and test at low volume. My review for these sexy baby. One word to describe for how it sound. It’s AWESOME! Now it work like a new pair of speakers, you don’t have to spend for a new pair of speakers! And the punchy bass is back with a pair of new woofers only cost me $36.30 (MYR 116.16)! The quality of the sound is far better than those cheap pasar road speakers. Don’t waste those money on cheap dull stuff.
After break in of the front speakers, it’s time for tuning and tweaking your home theater system so it sound good to your ears.
My DENON receiver setting :
Speakers Setting >> Front Speakers >> Small | Center Speakers >> Small | Rear Speakers >> Small
Bass Setting for Powered Subwoofer >> select LFE only (with this setting you can just let the sub do it job) Choosing LFE+Main will sound really.. BAD!
Crossover Frequency >> Front 80Hz >> Center 80Hz >> Rear 80 Hz
This are the best setup for my amp at the moment! Bass from sub will definitely shakes your house & windows and indeed will annoy your neighbours! 😉
I’m a satisfied Parts Express customer now. Will upgrade to a new pair tweeters in future. Happy DIY dudes!