Speaker Repairs Help!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by lmfreeman9, Dec 2, 2012.


  1. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    Dropped my 2x10 markbass traveler twice and it stopped working.

    Opened it up and the magnets have come off the speakers and have stuck together.

    Can I fix this?

    or go to the shop?
  2. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

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    I'm not dropping mine...

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  3. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    Cannot separate the magnets either.
  4. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

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    Contact these guys with all your speaker concerns, they just reconed a couple of EA 10's for me an did a great job at a reasonable price.

    http://meniscusaudio.com/
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  6. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    Won't shipping be cost prohibitive?
  7. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but thosse speakers are probably unrepairable. When magnets break off, they're done. You might call your favorite Markbass dealer and see about a pair of replacements.
  8. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    Oh no, that's probably GC!
  9. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Agreed. It is not the magnet that get damaged BTW, the voice coils (attached to the cone) that are supposed to ride in the motor get damaged. Sorry.
  10. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    I apologise in advance for asking, but why drop it twice? ;)

    Once I can understand, we all drop things once...



    As others have said, the magnet assembly has torn the voice coil with 99.99% probablity, and even if it hasn't, there's pieces of the magnet in the air gap making the sound horrible.

    Replacing (or by-passing) 'em is the only option.

    Regards
    Sam
  11. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    I was sick. One late night gig and it fell off the dolly. Still worked the next (early) morning church gig and it fell off the dolly on the way out.

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