Accidently punctured woofer...is it a problem?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Dave H, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    I bought a pair of Infinity Beta 50s from Circuit City a couple of weeks ago. Tonight, I made the dumb mistake of accidently puncturing one of the woofers. I did it as I pulled off the speaker grill and one of the pieces that holds the grill into the cabinet hit the woofer.

    Will this affect performance? I could still exchange it for another.
     
  2. PeterTHX

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    Physical damage isn't covered by the return policy.

    Speakers cannot funtion properly if their cones are damaged. The "air" they move isn't what it is supposed to.

    Contact Infinity about a repair.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Dave,

    Since the warranty is voided anyway, just remove the woofer and do repair (be sure and make a note of which color wire goes to which terminal). Press the punctured section back together from the backside as best as you can, then apply a little silicone to both sides. That will seal the hole and any any possible leakage. I'm confident you won't be able to hear the difference.

    Peter's suggestion is also good - I'm sure Infinity can sell you a replacement woofer.

    Regards,
    Wayne
     
  4. Benihana

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    just get a replacement driver from infinity. I'm willing to bet that the driver isn't expensive, less than $50 for a replacement.
     
  5. James Edward

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    You have to... If you're anything like the the rest of us, you will develop x-ray eyes and see that puncture mark every time you look at the speaker grill.

    And it will just get larger over time. [​IMG]
     
  6. Philip Hamm

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    Just duct tape over it! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chu Gai

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    I'd go for the replacement. Just where on the woofer did you punch a hole?
     

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