How to get grill off Paradigm PDR-10?

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  1. Robert_J

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    You do.
     
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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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    Were you successful in your repair effort? Do you have any tips or recommendations after performing this repair?
    Thanks!
     
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    Really simple, ignore all the guesswork and nonsense on here. Take the amp out of the back (12 screws) disconnect the speaker terminals from the amp and the front neon. Remove the wadding and undo the speaker screws. It took me less than five minutes.
    You can get replacement foam (X2 from china on ebay) for less than $5.
     
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    You know you're resurrecting a four year old thread. The problem is solved or dispensed with long ago.
     
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    Its still the first thing that comes up on Google if you look for a solution online. As a moderator you would be better served removing the misleading guesses that are at the top of the thread.
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    For a new poster here, you're kind of forward with your moderating advice. Anyhow, a warning has been posted in that first suggestion post.
     
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    I think you all should be like three little Fonzies here. :)

    Looks like someone joined to find out how to fix their Paradigm, and found the advice they were looking for.
     
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    Actually I read the online misleading nonsense posted in the first few posts, worked it out myself in a few minutes and joined to save anyone else cutting/breaking/ruining their sub for no good reason.
    Incidentally the PDR10 is a fantastically musical sub, I now have two. With highly modded Rogers LS1's in a less than £750 system that no one thats head heard it can believe and in a Mission based AV system. If you tune the slope control to take up where the compact speakers roll off the PDR10 is superb. Ive tried it against REL strata M&K and several others, I have always gone back to it.
     
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    The latest 'someone' who joined to find out how to fix their Paradigm Subwoofer PDR-12 would be me. Thank goodness for the internet and thanks for bumping this thread.

    My PDR-12 began to 'rumble'. I suspected it was caused by dry rotting of the surround foam. I followed the instructions provided by cx500d and was able to remove my driver through the back of the cabinet.

    NOTE: He stated that the batting inside his cabinet was loose. That was not what I discovered. The batting was attached to the cabinet by about 3 dozen small staples. I was able to pry the staples up using a thin, flat blade screw driver.

    I just ordered the surround foam repair kit and look forward to getting my subwoofer back in working order.
     

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