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Buying a NOS (new old stock) speaker, anything to look out for?

typericey

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Is buying passive speakers that's been sitting in a warehouse for 4-5 years a bad idea? Let's assume said speaker has aluminum cone drivers with rubber surrounds and aluminum tweeters. Do crossovers (i.e. electrolytics) go bad? Or is it essentially a non-issue?

Asking for a friend. ;)

Note: friend lives in tropical country so possibly more humid and warmer than normal in warehouses.
 

AnalogSteph

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I'd be more worried about the effect of humidity on MDF and potential mold to be honest. Much is going to depend on actual packaging and storage condtions. Normally I wouldn't consider 4-5 years a particularly long time at all.
 

Harmonie

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That's an interesting thread to follow.
How many of us find such a 50% off deal or more without considering how long the gear was kept in a warehouse without having a clue on the storage conditions?
@restorer-john could give you valuable info here.
 
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