Hello from Genelec!necromunger wrote:from hhb a new driver is £510 and a recone kit is £333 but as i only need the outer foam part ill get the 3rd party kit from Germany. :angel:
Our 5 inch mid range driver is carefully manufactured using custom parts, specific damping glues and methods to apply them. It is not possible to replace just the foam surround using 3rd party kit because it will severely deteriorate the frequency response and distortion behaviour of the driver. We measure every manufactured unit here at the factory using strict tolerance limits which most certainly won't be met if using 3rd party kits and unknown glues.
1038A is a great sounding monitoring loudspeaker and it will keep performing for years to come, but only if original Genelec parts are used for servicing it.