The most common problem with speakers are torn, rotted or damaged surrounds. The surround is the outer suspension part of your cone. Constant vibration, time and the environment cause foam or rubber surrounds to break down and degrade. Cloth and paper surrounds can become brittle. All of this leads to distortion and poor performance.
Before 1992, if you needed a speaker fixed, it usually meant a drive to a local shop if you had one nearby, or shipping your big, heavy, expensive speakers to one of a handful of repair shops around the country.
In 1992, we developed an easy to install speaker edge repair kit and trademarked the brand "New-Edge-It ®". We marketed and sold our repair kits through classified ads in Stereo Review and Audio magazines.
We built our first website in 1995 and added eCommerce functionality in 1998.
From day one, we worked hard to build our business to the level of servicing thousands of speaker systems annually, and specializing in speaker parts for the home hi-fi enthusiast, bands, churches, night clubs, movie theaters, theme parks, government agencies, schools, and concert halls.
The rising popularity of vintage hi-fi systems fueled new demand for speaker repair parts, so we added a new line of replacement diaphragms, recone kits and accessories for speaker repair and trademarked the brand "SS Audio ®".
In 2010, we began development of a series of now popular how-to videos dedicated to speaker repair. These videos have helped thousands of people repair their own speakers.
With the ease and security of ordering parts online, and following installation videos for support, more folks than ever started taking advantage of the option to repair their own speakers. In 2016, due to this increasing demand, we transitioned into a primarily parts distribution business model, with a smaller focus on in-house repairs.
Thanks to you, our online business continues to boom! Due to continued growth of online sales, we are no longer open directly to the public.
Customers have come to rely on us for fast turnaround on the parts orders they need to keep their systems running in tip-top shape. To meet demand, we ship worldwide and have 11,000 square feet of space dedicated to operations.
Since our founding in 1992, our constant attention to detail, fast shipping, and great customer service have allowed us to grow year after year.
Thanks for taking a moment to check us out. We appreciate your support!
Sean Ryan and the crew at Simply Speakers