How exactly do speakers degrade over time?

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  1. Rusket

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    I got given this old pair by a friend, and they look really old, probably from the 80s, early 90s but they dont sound too bad. I have heard people saying that speakers produce poorer sound as they get older? Is this true and why?
     
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    them big grills ones are indestructible. serious. worth thousands if mint.
     
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    Suppose it depends on the quality of the speakers material. Have you ever seen some of those old speakers where the rubber surround has been eaten away... they don't sound the same as when they were new!
     
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    Because you touch yourself at night
     
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    they degrade then idiot girls try touch the the small tweeter cone
     
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    my 4 year old cousin did that to my sub, should've left the mesh on the front really, but then the bishes couldn't oggle at my 8"
     
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    Actually.... if a speaker is taken proper care of.... they will only ever get better. The only problem is... paper cones.... they are notoriously hard to keep fresh with age.


    my days.... so i just googled my speakers that ive been raggin for ages.... apparently they are worth $2800 (i bought them for £50 from a a club owner changing his system). Ridiculous. Surely not. anyway.... JBL Control 8SR are considered to be "Vintage" according to JBL but they have only ever gotten better with age.... they sound far more crisp now than they did when i got them over 10years ago.

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    your mum gets more degraded over time
     
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    you're so... old :teeth:
     
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    Try stopping hitting them with the same failhammer you repeatedly mash yourself in the boat with on a daily basis, you drivelling chode.
     
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    i have a pair of 1970's mordaunt short pageant series 2

    big things i tell you

    they go down to a nice 37hz
     
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    leave a pair of speakers for 3 months and the cones tighten back up. my mum has a pair of solid wooden warfdales in the backroom, must be 40 years old. they sound beast.
     
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    get some good sticky tape, carefully tape it to the cone then slowly pull it back out ;)