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Anyone ever repaired a speaker driver?

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by PhantomD, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. PhantomD

    PhantomD

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    Hi again guys,

    We have a monitor (hifi kind) speaker in our control room that has a hole in the mid-range driver. One of the techs took it upon himself to fix the slight distortion at medium volume levels (way below its proper capacity) caused by a dent in the driver and has now put a hole in it!

    How would I best go about fixing the hole?
    How could I fix the dent in the other speaker's mid-range driver?

    Any responses are as usual very much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    PhantomD
     
  2. audioslavematt

    audioslavematt Active Member

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    How big is the hole? you might be able to patch it up with fingernail polish.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Well as far as fixing the dent goes the easy thing to do would be to suck it back in. You can do this with a very very low powered vacum (hook it up to a dimmer) or you can pucker up and suck it out yourself. I have done this on many different speakers and it works great. As far as repairing holes depending on the size it can be as simple as a small amount of glue or some substace simular.
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    I pulled a dent out of a cheap hi-fi monitor that I have with a vaccum, it worked quite well. I had to use it on full blast because it was a smaller houseold vac, not a shop vac. Still sounds kinda iffy, but it works.
     
  5. BenjaminD

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    It probably wouldn't be that hard to replace the entire driver cone (if the speakers are any good). I've never tried to replace the cone of a speaker, but I spent some time last year refoaming the drivers of two Boston Acoustics home-stereo speakers that had a rather nasty case of foam rot. I know the company that I bought the new foam from offers new cones as well, and I have found them to be quite reliable and include clear instructions. The link to their reconing page is: http://www.simplyspeakers.com/16reconing.htm

    Probably gluing the hole would work as well, but replacing the cone would fully repair it.
     
  6. PhantomD

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    Thankyou all for the responses! :)

    I'm on holidays at the moment but when we get back next term I shall try it out and report back!

    Thanks again.
     
  7. PhantomD

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    Now that you mention it - these speakers had sat outside for a period. I dont know whether going near them with a vac would suck them out of existence!

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