Replacement Parts for a full technical restoration of an Apogee Stage.
General problem description: After many years the dampening stripes which "tame" the resonances of the bass panel are rotting away. Once this happens, you can hear a noise which is often described as a "buzz".
The only competent way to fix this problem is to replace those stripes. This is done by cutting out the bass ribbon, destroying them in the process. We ship non-rotting dampening strips with every bass panel order for a long lifetime of trouble free service.
Many midrange and tweeter ribbons which are "sagging" can be restreched if it is not too far gone. If the speaker lays flat and the ribbon rests agains the speaker grill, we recommend to change it.
Price: Why does the Stage bass panel cost as much as a larger Apogee one? The answer is that its twice the material and twice the work.