Can anyone help out here? OP is just a regular Joe trying to bring back to life a butchered pair of VR-4 Gen III HSE. I am interested in answers, too, because, due to the age of these speakers, they may be reaching the end of the usable life of their capacitors. Working class stiffs like the OP and I don't have the megabucks needed to send these speakers back to the factory for their loving care. (Much as we wish we did and could.) Can ya help a guy out?