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kilgoretrout
01-20-2009, 01:13 PM
I have found a pair of 4430s that look interesting. They are a bit scuffed up. I cannot tell by the pics but they look like they could use some work. Still at $800 - maybe worth while.

How hard is it to get parts for these things? They built them about the longest of any studio monitors I think.

What should I look for in potentially restoring these beasties? How hard are they to fix up? What problems are there that I should be looking for?

THanks

JeffW
01-20-2009, 04:23 PM
If you want some 4430's to restore, get in touch with Rigged down that way. He found a pair locally for a lot less than $800, and it didn't sound like his better half was too enthusiastic about him buying them.

TonyM
01-20-2009, 06:33 PM
Surround rot is the first thing that comes to my mind. Like you said they could be anywhere between 9 and 20 years old. If they are studio maintained they may look like hell but the drivers have probably been kept up.

I know there has been a lot of talk about the crossover switches going intermittent.

Tony