Is my speaker bad?

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  1. Jay H

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    I bought some used car audio speakers and it arrived recently. Unfortunately, it looks like it got a little damaged in shipping. The center dome that is like a little bubble is slightly popped inward. No creases, no cracks, just a little pushed in. I tried to take it out via tape but can't get a good grip unless I push it in further which I don't want to do.

    Is that just a dust cover? These are component speakers so I'm not talking about the tweeter, it's the 6.5" speaker that has been pushed in in one spot. Is this cosmetic?

    Any rec. on how to fix it, I thought of using a small vacuum cleaner on low (unhook the hose to let some vacuum out) and then use the hose attachment... or should I leave it?

    Jay
     
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    Ive always heard taking a small pin, poking a hole and pulling it out. (essentialy pulling the speaker with it)
    never tried it though.

    good luck
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Keith Mickunas

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    I just took a normal vacuum to a dust cover on a four-inch mid one time without any trouble. I took no precautions and all went fine.
     
  4. Aaron Howell

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    just leave it alone and put a grill over it....
     
  5. Eric Kahn

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    unless the speaker is buzzing, leave it alone, it is just a dust cover
     
  6. Jay H

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    OK, I thought they are just a dust cover. I haven't installed or turned it on yet so I wouldn't know... It came with grill covers, which I don't know why the sender didn't put on in shipping.... Everything else was very nicely packed.

    Jay
     
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    just a dust cover.
    we used to have customers come into the shop with little kids, and the brats would push in the dust caps on the subwoofers on display every friggin time.
    a vacuum will suck the cap back out if you deem in worth the effort.
    pretty simple to fix but yeah its only cosmetic.

    There are only a few speakers made where that center is really vital.
    KEF is a prime example with their Uni-Q design.
    With those, the tweeter is mounted where the dustcap would usually be, according to KEF, to improve linearity.
     
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    Vacuum cleaner worked pretty good!

    Condition normal [​IMG]

    Jay
     

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