Also, I do love the speaker if they can be repaired without breaking the bank.
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You have an excellent speaker and it's well worth replacing the damaged parts. I first bought my 1/2e's in 2002, sold them 10 years later, then bought another set in 2017 and this pair isn't going anywhere. The new Spendor Classic series pales in comparison to what you own, which were made when Spencer and Derek Hughes were still with the company. For your stated budget you would be hard pressed to do better and get something with a midrange as magical as the 1/2e. This coming from someone who owns 3 pairs of Quad ESL 57s.
you can also try the spendor user group for advice... seems pretty dedicated to keeping the lovely age old sp series speakers alive and kickin’
several of the main players in the development of the original spendor series (now known as the classic series) are there and contribute with advice regularly (derek hughes, terry miles, etc etc)
Do yourself a big favor and call Bill at Millersound.
They do fantastic work, are quick, and very reasonable. You will not be disappointed. Search A'gon for accolades. There is likely no need to buy new woofers. Probably should have had them repair your other drivers also, but water under the bridge.
The first thing I would try is borrow a integrated amp from someone .
Its possible it’s not your speakers but a channel on your electronics .
rule of thumb. Always confirm ,by testing every combination .
your equipment sounds old all the more reason to check ,1 bad or old capacitor or resistor can compromise a channel.
I did some testing. Swapped amps and tables. Turns out there's a bit going on.