Hey guys first post here. I spent so long typing the last post that I was logged out and lost everything when I hit submit so now I get to start all over again. I know poor me. I recently purchased a pair of Yamaha NS-A220 speakers from a craigslist ad for $60.00. I was a dope and took his word instead of asking to audition them, he said they were fine. They were not fine. I got them home and the tweeters and mids are dead as a doornail on both cabinets. I checked them with an ohmmeter and they show an open circuit. Instead of trying to deal with the seller again (if he gave me a bold-faced lie about the condition of the speakers I want nothing to do with him anymore) today I called up Orange County Speaker and ordered some replacement mids and tweeters. The grand total on those was $96, bringing my $60 speakers up to over $150 bucks. The speakers I bought look like this: (if you want to see more detailed pics of the original mids and tweeters I posted a lot more at This Link) The replacement speakers I bought are as follows: Mids (x2): 5" Paper Cone Midrange 8 ohm / Sealed Back Frame 6oz Magnet 35 Watts RMS / 70 Watts Peak Frequency Response: 700hz - 8.5khz Outside Diameter: 5.0625" Cabinet Cutout Diameter: 4" Model: GM35 $19.95 each Tweeters (x2): 4" Paper Cone Tweeter 8 ohm 6oz Magnet 35 Watts RMS / 70 Watts Peak Frequency Response: 3000hz - 18khz Outside Diameter: 4" Cabinet Cutout Diameter: 3" Model: GT25 $19.95 each So now that you know the grizzley details about this speaker system that I'm pretty sure I paid WAY too much for, I have some questions for you knowledgeable folks. 1) How are the Yamaha NS-A220's? Are they decent, high quality speakers or were they the Sears Surplus specials? I have found NO INFORMATION on the internet at all about these. I know one thing, the cabinets are solid and they feel nice and heavy. Probably about 50 pounds per speaker heavy. 2) Did I pick the right replacement speakers for these? (See the link for additional photos to compare with what I bought) 3) So after all is said and done, I paid $156 for these...once they're fixed up, what would you say they'e be worth roughly? (Probably nowhere near what I paid, I can guess that much). 4) out of curiousity, does anybody know what vintage these speakers are? My guess would be late 1980s, but I have no clue whatsoever. We're going to be using these as mains for a backyard, poolside, 'dive in' movie theater we're building in the back yard. We're doing it on a shoestring budget, I might add... I wanted to spend no more than $50 on these...I blew that by 300%... Any thoughts or comments on these speakers and/or my replacement speaker choice would be well appreciated. I don't think I got the best price on the replacements, but I trust Orange County Speaker, I have had good experiences with speakers in the past.