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Peavey Black Widow Driver

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Disk3473, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Disk3473


    Oct 11, 2013
    Hi New Here

    Hope this is in the right section

    I have had some black widow drivers in the post

    The problem is hard to explain but here goes

    The cones seem to be extended out as standard

    There is no movement for them to come out further on bass notes but they will push into the magnet quite alot

    Were as i know they should be in the magnet and extend out with bass notes but thats not the case with these

    The cone is rasied out of the basket

    Is this somthing than can be fixed as there is no coil rub at all but seems the flexible ribbon is pulling to cone up instead of keeping it pushed into the magnet

    Hope the above makes sence
  2. gearhead1972


    Feb 21, 2012
    Kent NY
  3. Disk3473


    Oct 11, 2013
    Hi there

    Cheers for that i do have a few baskets here as i deal in peavey dj speakers but i have never seen this type of failure of a cone
  4. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I'd be checking if your amp has some DC on the outputs. That will extend the cone one direction or another and hold it there. Enough of it will burn the voice coil.

    Could hook it up to a different amp and see if it does the same thing, if it isn't blown yet.
  5. Are the drivers exhibiting the same symptoms when the cabinet is not connected??? Will you measure the DC voltage across the speaker cable with it just connected to the amp. It should be pretty much zero volts.
  6. gearhead1972


    Feb 21, 2012
    Kent NY
    Yeah no idea on why it would seem the former and coil are pushed out of the magnet, but still can be pushed back.
  7. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    If the cone seems to be biased one way or the other, you may have a defective basket. Is this a replacement basket? Did it come out of a cabinet that way? If so, which cab?

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