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How to get grill off Paradigm PDR-10?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by flycaster, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Robert_J

    Robert_J Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2000
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    You do.
  2. cx500d

    cx500d New User

    Feb 22, 2015
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    I tried this with my PDR-12. Unfortunately this post said to pry off the grill, and another said you couldn't get out from the back after removing amp, so I blindly want about prying the front. It seemed to be prying and lifting, but eventually it just broke half the beveled front, and revealed were the ends of course wood screws. Obviously the speaker is screwed in from the back....

    Then I took the amp out from the back and disconnected the wires, removed the poly insulation, and it became apparent I could have removed the speaker from the back. I removed the screws from the back with a flexible extension on my cordless drill and phillips bit. The speaker easily came out.

    Unfortunately prying the front tore the papery pressed board and broke half of it out and stripped where the wood screws need to go. Even filling the holes and gluing the bevel back together probably will not be sufficient to solidly seal the wood cabinet.

    If you have a Paradigm PDR-10 or PDR-12, DO NOT PRY the front grill off. Take the amp out the back, unhook the spade connectors from the speaker, and pull the other wire out (Its a silicon RTV like glue plug). Remove the polyester ~ 1.5" thick batting (it is not glued in, its just loose). Then take the screws out around the speaker, tilt it sideways and lift out. Now you can repair the foam suspension. As I thought, my foam was rotted out and torn all around the edge which I am sure is what caused the rattling.

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