Speaker serious problem!!

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  1. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    My old 8 inch speaker has started to sound weird. On inspection, I've noticed this:

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    This is clearly not normal!! The smooth paper cone looks torn or 'cracked'. Does this mean a recone?
    Tapping on the cone compared to a healthy speaker reveals that the problem is real. The dull thud of the speaker when tapped is not reassuring at all.

     
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  2. morbidalex666

    morbidalex666 Senior Member

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    This could work:
     
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  3. RegularJim

    RegularJim Junior Member

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    Many people feel like they need upgrades when they really don't. But in my opinion, this is an excellent opportunity (not to mention warranted) upgrade.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Roxy13

    Roxy13 Senior Member

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    Your speaker decided for you that you should upgrade. Hey, it gives you an excuse :)
     
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  5. dspelman

    dspelman Senior Member

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    Replace or recone the speaker.
     
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  6. Cjsinla

    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    I’d try repairing it before I re-come it. But, I’m a cheap bastard.
     
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  7. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    Try some slightly watered-down elmers and paper towel.
    If you don't like the results, your investment was minimal.
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    Eons ago.. .. when I was a kid, we used to use nail polish in the gap, pinch it until it holds and then paint a few coats over the area to "reinforce" it.

    No funds or Internet to research other options, between the dinosaur footprints.

    Not sure if this is recommended these days, or ever was. LOL

    Can you make it a head and compliment it with a 12" cabinet? Now we're talkin!
     
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  9. Roxy13

    Roxy13 Senior Member

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    That's an option, too. Many a speaker has been repaired this way.
     

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