I used this kit to save my 25 year old BA A100s and they now sound as good as new. So glad I didn't let my ex convince me to throw them out years ago. ;-)
Anyway ... here's a quick tip for removing the old adhesive and whatnot:
First, I used a small chisel to scrape off what I could from the speaker's metal frame. Obviously, work carefully, but it was a quick and easy way to get off the bulk of the old stuff.
Next, I sprayed brake cleaner (from any local auto parts place) onto a paper towel and carefully wiped the goo from the speaker cone and the metal frame. The brake cleaner vapors are strong, so this is best done in a well-ventilated area or outdoors, but it's almost unbeatable for dissolving the glue, and it evaporates almost instantly. I used paper towels, because they become contaminated with goo pretty quickly, so I changed them frequently to avoid smearing it around.
Other than that, I just followed Simply Speakers' excellent instructions and worked slowly and carefully. Took about an hour to do both speakers, and I probably only used 1/10th of the adhesive tube supplied in the kit - don't squeeze hard, a small bead works great.
Reviewed by: Jason from Maine.
Great on-line video instructions. Good written instructions. Prompt shipping. The Boston Acoustic A-150s' were originally about $800 per pair in 1985. They seem to sell reconditioned today for $400 per pair. For $25 plus shipping I returned them to their original sound. There is no better deal than that! The phone consultation that I received from Simply Speakers was also excellent, informative and not rushed. My thanks to Simply Speakers for making this product available and supporting it.
Reviewed by: Gary from Maine.
Las Vegas, NV
I'm not in the habit of sending out emails thanking a company for delivering on a product. I'm making an exception in your case because I'm so happy with your product. I had removed the speaker grills off my 22 yr old Boston Acoustics A100 speakers recently to clean them. My heart just sank when I saw the deteriorated speaker foam. I thought for sure these grand loudspeakers were destined for the trash or at least a replacement by some inferior dropin replacement. I went online and googled Boston Acoustic speaker replacements. Imagine my surprise to find a source for a foam repair kit. I reviewed your online instructions(good idea there)and realized it would be a doable job. Your videos were great as well. I ordered the kit which came in a very speeding fashion. With only moderate diffulty I replaced the foam on both speakers. I just powered them up and they sound great. Thanks for a great product.
Reviewed by: Robert from Kudos to Simply Speakers.
Sound Like New?
I thought my A-100 Boston Acustics were toast. Founf this solution through the web and it really works. Very easy to do.
Reviewed by: Tommy Widmer from Iowa City, Iowa.
When I discovered that the foam edge on my Boston Acousics A100 speakers had disintegrated, I thought I would have to purchase new speakers. Someone told me about repairing them, and, fortunately, I came across your website. The online instructions were so clear that I knew I could do this myself. Finding the right kit for my speakers was easy, and I received the order promptly. The actual repair was not difficult, I just took my time working it while the glue set. Now, the speakers sound as good as they did when they were new! I recommend this product!
Reviewed by: Gene Knapke from New Bremen, Ohio .