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    LE 10s @ Orange County

    I sent my L96 woofers to Orange County for new surround installs. Has their work been pretty good lately? thanks

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    Yes, but just to be sure, I would still specify that the foams are to be installed on the backs.

    I've had them do several speakers for me and never had a problem with their refoam jobs.

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    +1 on both the quality of work, and always include the request to mount the surrounds from the rear if that is your preference. Their default process is to mount to the front of the cone in the absence of that request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurbin1 View Post
    Their default process is to mount to the front of the cone in the absence of that request.

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    No, this is not accurate. Their default is to rear-mount unless some condition prevents it. This was told to me by one of the techs there who was having trouble with a cone and called me to ask if I wanted it front-mounted. I've never asked for rear-mounting and have never gotten anything but rear-mounting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post
    No, this is not accurate. Their default is to rear-mount unless some condition prevents it. This was told to me by one of the techs there who was having trouble with a cone and called me to ask if I wanted it front-mounted. I've never asked for rear-mounting and have never gotten anything but rear-mounting.
    For the last several years, their policy has been to mount the foams on the side that they were originally installed on unless you ask for otherwise.

    They did have problems in the past of mounting JBL foams on the front when not specifically requested on the rear, but this practice has long since been terminated.

    Still, I always specify and get it in writing just so that there are no suprises.

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    Agree with all above. Specify, but by default they should be doing it correctly.

    Fortunately in either case, the surround contributes very little of the Qms, particularly in the z-axis, so it's more a 'historically correct' issue than a performance one.

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