Vintage Speaker Revival
Our friend bought an old Zenith Y960 console stereo that was completely dead. All the electronics were fried and the speakers were dry rotted. We decided to conv ert the MR-105 satellite speakers into modern Bluetooth-enabled ones.
We wanted to keep the Mid Century Modern design aesthetic but make these speakers usable again with contemporary devices.
Original Zenith MR-105 enclosures with some extra foam we had laying around.
We removed the original drivers and put the new ones plus the #325-105 amplifier and associated hardware in it.
These speakers would have ended up in a junk pile unless we rescued them. They now will serve as a functional set of speakers that won’t clash with a Mid Century Modern decor. They sound fairly nice for their size. The Bluetooth amplifier provides more than enough power.
About the Designer:
I am an Active Duty Aviation Structural Mechanic in the U.S. Navy. I have been buying from Parts Express since 1991.
Project Parts List:
Do you have any photos of the original cross over wiring? Trying to use the 15in cones in the original Zenith console and am curious on the original wiring to the selector switch.