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Damaged 10" Hartke Aluminum speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tonynoriega, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I bought a Hartke 10" aluminum cone speaker to replace one in my cabinet, but it got damaged in shipment. The aluminum cone is not actually torn, but is bent from the outer rim to about 3/4" inward from that. The surround is torn in that area.

    Has anyone on TB tried to repair similar damage themselves? Any advice on the straightening process of the cone? Also, I'm thinking about getting a speaker shop to replace the surround (it looks like an acordian surround) and would like to know what a fair price might be for that service.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.....

    Tony Noriega in Tampa
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    You really need a recone or a new driver; make the shipper pay for it.
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I'm a former hartke user. The reason I am no longer a Hartke user is because their drivers aren't serviceable like paper-cone speakers. You can't just drop them off at a local repair shop and pick them up a day or two later. Sorry, but you'll have to have a complete replacement for your aluminum driver.
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Tony, why did you start a second thread on the same subject?

    By bumping your own thread, it will rise to the top for more to see.

    Did you see my response in the other thread on the same topic?