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Anybody else's AV15's have scratches on the cone?(pics included)

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Frank Carter, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Well-Known Member

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    My AV15 arrived and it sounds great! The only thing that's bugging me is a cosmetic problem. I know there were some problem with the AV12's finish but I can't recall if it was similar to this. Did any of you guys that received your AV15 have scratches in the center? Could this lead to any future problems?

    Thanks,

    Frank

    See the pics below:

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  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW Well-Known Member

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  3. JimPeitersen

    JimPeitersen Well-Known Member

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    Mine arrived the other day. It has very minor imperfections, from the "spinning" process I believe. The marks are not near as bad as yours. I wouldn't worry about the small marks, unless you plan to use it in a "visible" setting. Your sub's output will not be affected in the slightest.
    JP
     
  4. Actually, it looks kinda neat in the pictures [​IMG]
     
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    Each of my four AV15's have varying degrees of minor surface imperfections. Nothing near as bad as what your pictures show.

    Cosmetic blemishes don't bother me in the least...attic IB so my drivers won't be seen.
     
  6. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering whether I was the oddball. I'm more than happy with it's performance. I don't think it's worth contacting Stryke over, but it just kind of bugs me knowing it's there.
     
  7. Stephen Dodds

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    However, for those of us who have considered the AV15 for dipole applications this isn't such minor news. One of the reasons I was consider them was for the cosmetics.

    Not to mention if you decide to sell the thing and are trying to convince the buyer that this is 'normal'.

    Steve
     
  8. Bryan Michael

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    i think the dustcap has the saame finish as the av12 did mine has minor around the edgeses none in the middle. as long as they dont get worse i am happy my subs will be visible.
     
  9. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point Stephen. I never thought about if I decide to sell it, I might not be able to get as much money. I think I will contact Stryke about this.

    Thanks
     
  10. Brian-K-Owens

    Brian-K-Owens Well-Known Member

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    I bought 3 of them, 2 of them looked perfect, and one of them looks just like your in the picture.

    Brian
     
  11. Brian-K-Owens

    Brian-K-Owens Well-Known Member

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    I bought 3 of them, 2 of them looked perfect, and one of them looks just like yours in the picture.

    Brian
     
  12. Bryan Michael

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    y would you sell a beauty like this?
     
  13. Frank Carter

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    I don't have any plans to sell it, but the upgrade bug is gonna hit sometime.
     
  14. Rick Chwiendacz

    Rick Chwiendacz Active Member

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    If you're really worried about the scratches, you might be able to polish them with some emery cloth or some high-grit sandpaper, and then mask off the cone part with some painter's tape and spray the aluminum dustcap with some clear polyurethane lacquer or something similar to prevent further scratches and/or corrosion (although if it's a relatively pure aluminum alloy, any aluminum oxidation shouldn't really discolor it)

    Might want to ask John @ Stryke if he would recommend this before you go ahead, though.
     
  15. TonyiBe

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    Hey if you dont want your subs, sell them to me [​IMG]
     
  16. Jeffrey Noel

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    I thought this problem was supposed to fixed. Although not as bad as my AV12, which I'm not sending back, it is still a bit of a downer that this spidering problem still exists on the AV15s.
     
  17. Brian-K-Owens

    Brian-K-Owens Well-Known Member

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    If I am not mistaking, the problem on the AV-12's was with the actual finish. The AV-15 I received has actual scratches, not a spidering effect from the finish.

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  18. Bryan Michael

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    i have spidering in the dustcap with was proabley the same paint on the av12 cone.
     
  19. Bryan Michael

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    but at 120db brass monkey at 3 feet dual 15 with 1000 wats and i bet it can still go for more. and that was un corected rs spl meter
     
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