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Repairing a speaker...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Trevorus, Apr 13, 2006.


  1. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The spider came loose from the cone and voice coil. What is a good solution for fixing this thing?
     
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Superglue gel and accelerator.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    What's a good way to get it in there? It's a bit tight...
     
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Anyway you can. Get the gel in there, then spritz it with the accelerator to cure the superglue. The alternative is to recone it.
     
  5. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Trevorus

    Model hobby shops carry the accelerator as it is commonly
    used in that hobby. Great stuff.

    Super glue gel you can get anywhere just about.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Part of my problem here is that it is in an 8" speaker. Those are getting hard to find.
     
  7. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    There are recone kits or replacement drivers out there for almost everything. I had a B & O driver from the mid-80's repaired by J&J in Chicago. This one was really odd in kind of a 6 sided, squarish frame... thought the speaks were toast until those guys.

    Parts Expresss or US Speaker might be able to do the trick for you.
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Well, I wasn't going the recone route. The voice coil/cone and spider were intact, just the glue between them became separated. I bought some superglue gel with a brush, and it worked fantastically. I just pushed the cone down onto the spider once I had a good sheen of glue on the contact area. It worked perfectly. You wouldn't know they were repaired at all.
     
  9. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Cool.
     

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