I was out in the old truck today, making a new panel for an amp. I had to remove the rear passenger speaker to unhook the speaker wire to re-route the wire around the panel.
When my finger brushed the foam surround on the speaker, it literally disintegrated right off the cone & frame of the speaker. I'm not talking about punching my finger through the surround with a ninja
death stab. I didn't even notice I had touched the surround until it was stuck to my finger.
I proceeded to wipe all of the surround material off of the cone as well as the frame... just because.
I've never seen anything like this in ALL my years of car audio installs. Not even a 20 year old pyramid 6x9 that I found in a junkyard disintegrated this way.
I've had these mids for over ten years & all of the sudden they turn to sticky dust.
They've never seen daylight (I glued speaker fabric on the inside of the factory grills so nobody could tell there were after market speakers in there). There was no signs of moisture behind the speakers, or anywhere behind the jump seat area.
Guess I got my $169 worth out of them, but I wish they had melted down or frozen or something cool rather than this cr@p.
I'm now looking for a (cheap) new pair of 5x7 / 6x8's that will handle 50w RMS minimum. The Kenwood c6880's look pretty snazzy, as do the Infinity 6812's.
Any suggestions for replacements?