Replacing dead woofer on ProAc Tablette Sig 50 (NYC area)?

I have a pair of ProAc Tablette Signature 50s; one of the woofers is dead. I brought it to a local guy in NYC, who seems knowledgeable but is apparently not some famous high-end guru; he says that the woofer needs to be replaced, but he doesn't have access to one that will fit.

I've messaged ProAc, who haven't replied in a few days, and I'm just trying to get a sense of what my options are. I've always liked these speakers, and I would like them to work, but if it's going to be a years-long effort of finding the right person somewhere in the world to fix these, I'll just have to toss them and find another pair of something. 

Is finding a replacement woofer easier than this guy thinks? Or is there somewhere I should be taking them to in the NYC area who'd be able to fix this? Obviously, I am myself extremely unsavvy, technically, but I'd hope that these are both repairable and worth repairing.


try some proac dealers local to you

a dear friend of mine had woofers on his response 3.8’s go bad and a longstanding san jose retail/repair shop who handles proac procured fresh replacement woofers for him, all is well now

you might need to do some legwork but proac has many dealers and i am sure some will help even though this isn’t a big money maker for them

the new proac distributor can be a little hit or miss when end users contact them, i have found

There don't seem to be any ProAc dealers anywhere on the East Coast; when I enter "New York" on their "Worldwide Distributors" page, it suggests a place in Toronto.

I did have a good talk with someone at Madisound; he was very helpful, but I'll need to do more complicated measurements for them to be able to help. Meanwhile, he suggested I get in touch with Speaker Repair of Colorado, so I've done that, and am waiting to hear back.

I really don't want to be in the position of literally throwing them out.

Do not throw them out.  ProAc Tablettes are very nice sounding speakers.  I would try to find the right replacement driver--not something off the shelf that might be a close, but not ideal, match for the original driver.  Locate the right driver, from or according to ProAc, and it should be easy to do the replacement yourself or have any competent dealer do the replacement.  It doesn't have to be ProAc doing the replacement if you have the right parts.

I did a quick search on Google and came across this:

a little proac info.

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by Lt Cdr Data, Dec 28, 2003.


Proac are a little mean on what they divulge, so I thought I would share a little of my hard earned knowledge, and give a kind of database of proac info for fans and curios
for some great proac klones check this out.

Older proacs are divided into 3 ranges,

1/the tablette
3/ response

tablette 3, 50, 2000 inc. signatures use seas woofers and seas or scanspeak tweeters...2010 on signatures.