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Old 04-28-2005, 06:55 PM
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are speakers repairable

i have a 12 " RF sub woofer. in the backside around the base magnet there is this accordian like material. it has a a small tear . can it be fixed? this isnt the actual speaker that faces you, but its in the base.

it happened removing a screwdriver, stuck to the magnet.

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Yes it can be repaired. A musical instrument dealer can do it or send you to someone who does.
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Contact Dave at Avatar speakers.He repairs guitar speakers.
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Great! I have a couple of 40 watt Audiovox 4x6 speakers that don't work. Now I know where to send them.
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We used to fix tears in the material of speakers with nail polish.
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We used to fix tears in the material of speakers with nail polish.
And a Ball of cotton... ...

But radios were KEWL if you had 5 watts and a front AND rear speaker when I last did it..

AND you were big time if you were Transistorized and STEREO...No Vibrator to go out when you hit bumps in the road, and no tube Filaments to wait for to warm up when you pounded on the dash to get the vibrator to buzz again...

Back when AM (yes..younguns...you COULD listen to it at night too) was king and FM didn't exsist...

And You were Super KEWL if you had a LEAR 4 track player, mono or stereo...

That probably wouldn't last in todays world of 2000 watt amps anymore though...the inside of your car would be like a paint-ball range on about the first bassy Thump...


Has anyone checked this guy's prices over replacement costs (including ship both ways?) Is it actually worth doing?

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i have a 12 " RF sub woofer. in the backside around the base magnet there is this accordian like material. it has a a small tear . can it be fixed? this isnt the actual speaker that faces you, but its in the base.

it happened removing a screwdriver, stuck to the magnet.
Doc here,

Small hint, when working on Speakers use brass tools in the future..they won't stick to anything... ERGO.. they won't GO through anything trying to remove them...

If you are going to solder to a speaker terminal , fold up a napkin or, A cut dry sponge and put it under the terminals on the cone...

That way solder won't drip and burn through the cone in case of accident..

Use hemostats on the cone ~ To ~ terminal block wire (The thin bare one) to heat sink the joint and keep the cone wire in place in case the solder there melts while trying to solder the other end of the terminal.

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I would just leave it, that part of the speaker is called the voice coil and is only there to hold the magnet centered in the coil. As long as the coil is still centered (and doesn't rub in operation) the speaker will still work and since this is a subwoofer the frequencies reproduced by the speaker will not be affected by the damage.

A midrange speaker might have audible defects (depending how bad it is) but not a sub, BTW the nailpolish idea works well to repair this kind of superficial damage.
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