That's not damage to the tweeter (at least not visibly) but to the midrange.Hello! I received a great deal on these speakers ($700), but they're still returnable. I currently own 4 LS50s (non meta).
Does this tweeter damage look like it'll impact the sound quality? How should I test? I've listened for a little while and they sound good. I'll probably run them with the grills on.
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What speaker is it anyway? R3 or R3 Meta?
Even if they sound OK initially this kind of damage is affecting performance, no question. From my point of view the price would only make them a bargain if a) those are Metas and b) you can get a replacement driver fitted at a price that sums up with the selling price way below RSP.