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Old 03-09-2019, 01:47 PM
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Default Wilson Audio Service Tutorial: Removing and Replacing Diffraction Pads

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Old 03-24-2019, 04:33 PM
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I hope I never have to go through with something like this. Why would my defraction pads go bad in the first place?
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Old 09-30-2019, 02:12 PM
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they are made out of cheap foam that unfortunately breaks down with age and disintegrates. I agree probably not the best material to use to stand the test of time!
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Well they aren't anymore, but the felt can get "pilled" and deteriorate too. Still, I think it's much better.
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they are made out of cheap foam that unfortunately breaks down with age and disintegrates. I agree probably not the best material to use to stand the test of time!
Will guess it was the best material to provide the best sound. My CUBIIs had the same foam material and it was fine after 10yr, so longer lived then most of us own speakers. Replacing woofer surrounds and other foam bits on older speakers is a common requirement. Relative inexpensive to do so and more of a pita than anything. Similar deterioration often occurs with foam speaker grills.
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Good for Wilson for showing how to do it. If I had a pair of their speakers, I would be happy to see that video.
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Good for Wilson for showing how to do it. If I had a pair of their speakers, I would be happy to see that video.
During its production years(Watt began in 1987, Puppy in 1989), the Watt/Puppy became the largest selling loudspeaker over $10k in history. Almost all of those speakers are in use somewhere.

Many hobbyists find a pair of Watt/Puppy in need of some TLC and make a project of restoring them. We even have some collectors who have acquired a a pair from each generation of production. We made the video to help those who would like to do the refurb themselves. It's not quite DIY, but for those so inclined, it can be close. We think that's pretty cool.

Lastly, should a Wilson dealer take a pair of WATT/Puppy on trade, refurbish it, authenticate it, and sell it as Certified AuthenticTM, it would carry a 2 year Wilson Audio Factory Warranty. That's right, Wilson puts a factory warranty on a 30 year old product.
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