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Author Topic: Replace the whole woofer?  (Read 4678 times)

Art Welter

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Re: Replace the whole woofer?
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 04:47:58 pm »

I note that I hear the noise when I push one particular quadrant of the cone.
I just want a fucking replacement driver.
I feel your pain.
Since you hear the noise when one particular quadrant of the cone is pushed, it is possible the frame has bent, if the driver uses a stamped steel frame, twisting one of the spokes may cure it. Aluminum spokes tend to break rather than bend.

Set a sine wave to the frequency that makes it buzz the worst, then twist with a big wrench or channel locks.

Have fun, good luck.
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George Dougherty

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Re: Replace the whole woofer?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 04:59:01 pm »

It's also possible that the plastic box/facia IS the woofer basket, molded as one piece.  I've not been inside one of these units so I'm speculating, but I've seen this kind of construction across multiple entry level brands.

A plastic basket?  No wonder some sound so crappy.
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Joseph D. Macry

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Re: Replace the whole woofer?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 09:44:57 am »

A plastic basket?  No wonder some sound so crappy.

The basket is stamped frame. Does not appear bent.
I have a new woofer on order. $62 and change.
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Art Welter

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Re: Replace the whole woofer?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 01:05:23 pm »

The basket is stamped frame. Does not appear bent.
It only takes a bend of a millimeter or two to make a voice coil drag, pretty hard to see. For $62, you probably don't want to spend much time on a fix, but there is a good possibility bending one of the spokes would cure the problem, and leave you with a spare.
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