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


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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   Frank Carter

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Posted March 03 2003 - 06:17 AM

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?

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#2 of 32 OFFLINE   ThomasW

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Posted March 03 2003 - 07:13 AM

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Could this lead to any future problems?

Absolutely not this is purely cosmetic.

#3 of 32 OFFLINE   JimPeitersen

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Posted March 03 2003 - 10:21 AM

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.
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Posted March 03 2003 - 10:45 AM

Actually, it looks kinda neat in the pictures Posted Image

#5 of 32 OFFLINE   Rusty Boudreaux

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Posted March 03 2003 - 01:23 PM

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 of 32 OFFLINE   Frank Carter

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Posted March 03 2003 - 01:37 PM

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 of 32 OFFLINE   Stephen Dodds

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Posted March 03 2003 - 02:19 PM

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'.

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#8 of 32 OFFLINE   Bryan Michael

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Posted March 03 2003 - 02:19 PM

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.
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#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Frank Carter

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Posted March 03 2003 - 02:21 PM

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.

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Posted March 05 2003 - 01:54 AM

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

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Posted March 05 2003 - 01:54 AM

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

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#12 of 32 OFFLINE   Bryan Michael

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Posted March 05 2003 - 04:05 AM

y would you sell a beauty like this?
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#13 of 32 OFFLINE   Frank Carter

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Posted March 05 2003 - 04:08 AM

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

#14 of 32 OFFLINE   Rick Chwiendacz

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Posted March 05 2003 - 05:55 AM

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.

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Posted March 05 2003 - 06:05 AM

Hey if you dont want your subs, sell them to me Posted Image

#16 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted March 05 2003 - 07:15 AM

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.
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#17 of 32 OFFLINE   Brian-K-Owens

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Posted March 05 2003 - 07:47 AM

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 of 32 OFFLINE   Bryan Michael

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Posted March 05 2003 - 09:28 AM

i have spidering in the dustcap with was proabley the same paint on the av12 cone.
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#19 of 32 OFFLINE   Bryan Michael

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Posted March 05 2003 - 09:29 AM

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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#20 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeff Elliott

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Posted March 05 2003 - 10:58 AM

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Does your AV-15 have scratched cone?

Nope - But it does have a dent now! Note to self: don't drop screwdriver in middle of brand new expensive woofer!

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