Re: [rivercityaudiosociety] Speaker foam surround projects
- Good to know Ulises. It isn't really hard but you must have patience and take your time. I've done many over the years using several methods to hold the voice coil center: shims around the voice coil, manually center by hand and play a low frequency tone through them. The most I've ever done at one time is 18 from a pair of Bose 901 Series 3 that each have 9 drivers.Luther
From: Ulises A Hubbard <uhubbard@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:44 AM
Subject: [rivercityaudiosociety] Speaker foam surround projects
For a long time I was scared to replace speaker foam surrounds cause I didn't want to mess up my speakers, but one day I bit the bullet and lately I've been getting good at replacing speaker foam surrounds (see pictures in the gallery). If anybody has a set of speakers that need foam surrounds, I'll be more than happy to help you replace them. I've done 2 (Advent Prodigy) by cutting the dustcap and putting shims around the vice coil and 3 (Infinity Kappa video center Chanel and Paradigm Titans) without cutting the dust cap and they came out perfect!
(Wow! I just realized I have two set of speakers named Prodigy, Advent and Martin Logan! Weird... )
I'm in the process of replacing the inverted foam surrounds on the woofers of my Dahlquist DQ10.
- Holy cow - 18 at a time! And I was so proud of myself because I've done 5-6 in the last few months =)
I'll finish the a Dahlquist this morning, I'm centering by hand but these woofers are more wobbly than the other ones I've centered by hand. I'll try, worst case scenario I'll have to re do it by using shims around the voice coil. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I'm also replacing the cloth in the Maggies but the one I ordered is a little too thick and doesn't quite fit in the groove, I might have to order a thinner one...