Layne Audio: Speaker Components and Repair
****IMPORTANT NOTE**** Please follow the link at the bottom of this page to visit the new and [much] improved Layne Audio Web site at
The two old webspawner pages [this is one of them] will stay up for a while. We
are leaving them up for reference purposes only, product pricing and
availability will not be updated.
We offer a full line of speaker and crossover components, repair parts and services for many speaker brands, specializing in the repair and restoration of vintage Advent, AR,
Dahlquist, Klipsch, and Ohm speakers. We can also refoam or recone most home, car, and pro audio speakers at very reasonable prices.
You can direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call  298-4124, M-F, from 11am to 6pm Central Standard Time [please try back later if you get a busy signal, we get lots of technical questions that take a while to answer]
The range of brands and products we offer is too large to list in detail on this page or print in a catalog, so if you are looking for a specific item or brand not listed, just ask. We keep our overhead low to make sure our prices are the lowest available. We ship orders prepaid or
within the US, and international orders are welcome [we can ship just about anywhere].
We accept Visa/ Mastercard/ Discover/ and online payment via Paypal.
SPEAKER REPAIR AND RESTORATION:
We can help you get you vintage speakers up and running again. Original replacement speakers are available for most AR, Advent, and Ohm models, as well as quality parts for upgrading or repairing the crossovers and level controls. If original parts are no longer available for your speaker, we can find you the closest available replacement. We also provide complete conversions, fitting your existing cabinets with new high quality drivers and crossovers.
If you're a fan of older AR speakers, be sure to visit Mark Spencer's AR page from the link at the bottom of this page. He is an avid AR collector and has pictures and specs on several older AR models, as well as information on repairing and upgrading you AR's. You'll also find a few pictures of AR woofers we refoamed [shameless plug].
Prices on our most popular OEM parts:
This is just a sample, OEM replacement parts are available for most Advent and AR models ever made. An expanded list of parts is available at: http://www.webspawner.com/users/speakerparts
Type in the address above or click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Large Advent woofer $75/ea, Large and Smaller Advent tweeter $49/ea; AR-3/3a woofer $109/ea, dome mid $85/ea, tweeter [OEM upgrade] $60/ea; AR 10" woofer [2a, 2ax, others] $74.50/ea.; AR 8" woofers and midranges [most models] $55.50/ea; AR-2a to 2ax upgrade kit [includes new 2ax style mid and adapter plate], $36.00/kit; 2.5" cone tweeter, 4" faceplate, used in 2ax and 4x $25/ea, 1" dome tweeter w/oval faceplate used in 48s, 14, 15, 16, $38/ea.
OEM grills are available for these AR models: 2ax, 3/3a, 5, [$32 each] and 10, 11, 12, 14 [$34 each].
PARTS AND UPGRADE KITS [not OEM]:
AR-3/3a crossover upgrade kits have parts for a pair of speakers and include new high quality poly caps, new level controls, full instructions and a detailed schematic, AR-3 kit $56, AR-3a kit $72; Large Advent tweeter caps $18/pr.; Level controls [all AR models], $7 each; AR 2a-2ax crossover upgrade kit, $54
***AR Parts Specials****
Poly cone/rubber surround AR 8" woofers from the recent "Holographic Imaging" series. Optimized for sealed boxes, so they make perfect drop-in replacements for most AR models, as well as for Genesis, KLH, and any speaker requiring a high quality 8" acoustic suspension woofer.[6 ohm] Super deal at $38 each [reg. $55.50]. These are almost sold out...so don't wait too long...
Original AR 2a woofers: 3 available, these have the older "pot" style ALNICO magnets. All have just been refoamed and are in good working order. $40 each or $70 per pair.
Replacing rotted foam surrounds is often a cost effective option to replacing an entire speaker. Just because the foam edge has gone doesn't mean that the speaker is "blown". The foam fails due to age, not excessive power or use. 10-15 years is the typical life of old type foam surrounds.
We can refoam most drivers from 4.5" to 15" for only $35-$50 per pair [what most shops charge per speaker]. We also have custom fit surrounds for odd size speakers like the 9" Advent, 11" AR and 14" JBL woofers. All our surrounds are made of a new high quality rot resistant foam which should last twice as long as the originals. Cloth surrounds are also available for PA type speakers. We provide a five year warranty on our repairs.
Refoaming/Rebuilding for passive radiators is also available, call for details on your specific model.
We offer reconing for most brands, including home, car, and pro audio speakers. Prices vary quite a bit between brands and types, and it can get expensive. For many "consumer" grade speakers, it is often just as cheap to replace the blown driver as to have it rebuilt. On the other hand, for pro audio speakers [like JBL, EV] and some "premium" brands, the recone charge is often half the cost of replacement. Call or email for options on your particular model.
We now have parts available to recone 11" and 10" AR woofers. Call or email for details.
PARTS FOR SPEAKER BUILDERS:
Top quality speaker components from: Dynaudio, Vifa, Scan-Speak, Peerless, Audax, Seas, Focal, Bose, Infinity, Pioneer, Sony, OEM replacement parts for many brands, Esoteric Audio cables and wire.
*** Two New Premium New Lines Available ***
ATC and Volt: Two British firms whose drivers are found in some of the world's top studio monitors.
Other brands: Eminence [large selection], EV [Force/EVM/BX lines], Pioneer, Stanford Acoustics, Motorola, MG, Prosystems, Foster, Selenium, Neutrik and Speakon connectors, Horns and drivers
Solen 400v poly caps, 150v poly caps from Bennic and GE, Perfect Lay 14ga inductors, Stock and custom value coils in 20ga to 12ga low resistance wire, Large value electrolytic caps in 100+volts at 5% and 10% tolerance, binding posts, cups, circuit boards, level controls and much more..
Speaker Cabinets [Home]:
We carry a wide assortment of pre-made speaker enclosures [from small surrounds to towers and subs] in several real wood or painted finishes. We can also custom build cabinets to your specifications. Email for a list of currently available sizes, finishes and prices. Cabinets are double boxed and UPS shipable.
CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCTS [HOME]:
Many brands of in-wall speakers, Multi-Zone amplifiers, Volume controls, High quality speaker selectors, Xantech infrared remote systems, Video distribution amps, Special UL rated audio and video cable, Wall mount speaker jacks, Waterproof outdoor speakers, "sound stones" and in-ground speakers. Our in-wall loudspeaker range now includes models from JBL, Infinity, and Legend Audio.
SUB BOXES [Car]:
We carry the full line of Audio Enhancers and SDK sub enclosures. "Universial" enclosures are available in many different shapes and sizes to fit many cars and trucks. Vehicle specific custom fit enclosures are available for several models.
NEW ITEMS, SPECIALS, SURPLUS and CLOSEOUTS:
We always have specials available on speakers and car audio gear. Check back often, it will change every few weeks. Call or email for availability of special and surplus items, as they are all limited quantity.
Cerwin Vega "Vega" series [V-flex] subs are here:
Some of the best car audio subs ever, large magnets, cast frames, high efficiency paper/Kevlar cones, and the new V-flex linear surrounds. Available in 8's, 10', and 12's, with 15's soon to follow. Our prices average $40-$50 LESS per woofer than the big "discount" mail order shops, so you can get "premium" subs for "average" woofer prices. 8's are $109, 10's $135, and 12's $149
Aura Pro Bass Shakers only $139/pr -OR- with the new Aura 100 watt Class D digital amp with built-in crossover and dash mount remote gain control, only $219 for the set [$80 less than the big "discount" mail order guys]. The original Aura shakers are also available for $95/pr.
Steals and Deals on surplus, buyouts, OEM overruns, distributor specials, etc... This list changes every week or two, so bookmark this page check back often. Be sure to call or email for pricing and availability of these items as most are very limited quantities, Full T/S specs are available on some models:
INFINITY super deals: 4" and 5.25" shielded mid-bass drivers from two of their center channel speakers. The 4" has a poly cone and huge magnet. The 5.25" has a treated paper cone and large magnet. Both are 8 ohm, high efficiency, and have the smooth midrange response Infinity speakers are famous for. These are great for center channel speakers, multimedia monitors, anywhere a high quality 4/5" driver is required. They would also make an outstanding mid for large 3-way systems. Price is only $18/ea [4"] and $20/ea [5.25"]
12" DVC heavy duty subwoofer, high quality OEM model, thick felted paper cone, rubber surround, large vented magnet structure, very low [21Hz] Fs and big 7.5mm xmax, 8 ohm per coil, solid performance in small vented boxes, amazing in a 2-3 cuft bandpass [box designs available], regularly $100+ each, now only $70 each. Best sub deal to come along in years.
Quamm 10" woofers: just refoamed, this is a set of classic acoustic suspension woofers. They have white cones with black dust caps and surrounds, the frames and magnets are coated in a heavy epoxy, great replacement for any sealed speaker needing a high efficiency 10" woofer, $55/pair [one set only]
1.5" Dome mid-tweeter. Originally used in a studio monitor, its perfect for a 2 or 3-way system. This driver can cover the range from 1.5Khz all the way up to 18Khz. The dome is a soft treated fabric, and the magnet weight is 12oz [as big as many 6.5's]. Mounting plate is rectangular, approx. 4.5"H x 6"W, requires a 3.5" cutout. Regularly $75, now only $40 each.
Bose 3.5" 4 ohm "twidler". A what??? Well..thats what Bose calls their wide range mid-tweeters. This is the big brother to the 2.5" version used in their famous "cube" speakers. They can cover the range from 200Hz up to about 18kHz. Run two of them in series to make your own "dual cubes" speakers perfect for mating with a good sub. Can be used as a midrange in 3-way systems as well. They can also fit many automotive applications, and are currently used in the Premium sound systems found in the new BMW's and other luxury cars. These "little" 3.5" speakers have a strong, clean output, and magnets you'd normally find on 6.5's. They will take about 30 watts run full range, or 50+ watts if crossed over as a midrange. The mfr. sells the 2.5" version of this driver for $68 each. While they last, the 3.5's are only $50 per pair, or $95 for a set of four.
Focal TC90TD 1" inverted dome tweeters: This is a sweet little tweeter used in several top audiophile speakers, they sound nothing like other metal domes you have heard. An inverted TI dome is coated with a layer of titanium dioxide for damping, it also has a soft coated foam suspension to further eliminate resonances. The sound is very smooth, detailed, and open. $80/pair
1.5mh transformer core inductor: These are wound from 18ga wire on a large well made core, DCR is about .15ohm, they are take-outs from unused crossover boards, At $3.50 each,
that's half the price of similar quality cored inductors.
Poly cap specials: Solen 1uf 100vac, $1.50/ea; Rel-Cap, 4uf and 6uf 200vac, $2.50/ea; GE 10uf 250vac, $3.50/ea; Aerovox 15uf 250vac, $4.00/ea; 52uf $10/ea [both are large case, very high quality]
Misc. Crossover Parts: .2mh air core, light gauge wire good for mid/tweeter circuits, $1.50/ea; 1mh 16ga steel laminate core, $4/ea; 10watt sandcast resistors in 1.5, 2, 3, and 4ohm, $.40/ea; Large value non-polar electro caps for "passive bass boost", 500uf 100vdc $4/ea, 2300uf,100vdc, very nice, $11/ea
Power transformer for audio amplifier use: Heavy duty, 48vct, 3.5 amp, fully enclosed "shielded" construction, 3.75"W x 3.75"L x 3.2"H, VERY heavy, long leads with 3pin Molex connector on output leads, $20/ea
Once again, this is only a partial listing of our available products. Feel free to ask for any brands or products not listed. Use the email address below for pricing and order information, or to have any questions answered. Quantity purchases from Dealers and Clubs are welcome. Pricing and availability on all items are subject to change without notice.
Layne Audio Email: email@example.com
Voice:  298-4124, M-F, 11am to 6pm CST
Mailing/shipping address: LAYNE AUDIO, 17 WESTLAWN CT, NASHVILLE, TN 37209