Hey - I recently swapped out my front speakers, and as I was doing so, noticed that the old ones are not so bad. At one point I had one of each speaker (old and new) playing and was able to play with the balance and hear the difference. They're not as nice as the ones I got, but they still work. They're Sony's, and are probably 15 years old. If anyone wants them, I'll bring them to cars-n-coffee and you may have them.