Paradigm Studio tweeter question

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  1. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

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    I recently bought a new pair of Paradigm Studio 60s and a Studio CC. Upon close inspection I found that one of the 60 tweeters has a small dimple (a little smaller than you'd see on a golf ball) on the dome. I called my dealer and they said that they would swap out the tweeter (or that I could do it myslef since they are a 90 minute drive).

    Yesterday, I just noticed that the CC has two even smaller dimples (hard to see at all - each is about the size if a pencil point). The other 60 appears to be smooth. My question is this: Is this considered normal? I read somewhere that small dents in the domes are often considered cosmetic and get through quality assurance. Should I go ahead and replace the tweeters? How does it affect the sound (if at all)? Since I have the option to swap it out myself, is it an easy process with the Studio speakers or should I make the drive?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. MikeRP

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    I really doubt it affects the sound especially the smaller ones.

    I'd get the tweeters, since they are going to supply you, and not replace them unless you start hearing something going on.

    Mike
     
  3. Lee Carbray

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    Why not check with Paradigm?
     
  4. ChrisDixon

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    Mike,

    They won't give me the tweeters unless I send the other ones back to them. Otherwise, I would do what you said. I personally don't think that it affects the sound at all. It just seems like if I put up big bucks for new speakers that I should get them without blemish.

    Chris
     
  5. Ron_L

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    Exactly,

    You've spent your money and time on those speakers, why not have then in their perfect state.
     
  6. jason willder

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    Absolutly get the tweeters replaced. Those aren't cheap Bose speakers you have there.
     
  7. John Dunlap

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    Chris,

    If these are new speakers then I would take them back to your dealer and have them swapped out or at least have the tweeter swapped out.

    I believe this to be a pretty common condition of dome tweeters. Next time you're in a dealer demo room take a look at all the demo speakers and I'll bet that many of them have tiny little dings in the tweeter from minor wear and tear.

    I don't believe that this would affect sound quality, but I would do the swap just for peace of mind.
     
  8. Arup

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    Silk dome tweeters are very resilient in this respect. All you need is to suck them out to bring them back to their proper shape. There is no audio degradation with the dents. However in metal tweeters, small dings are nothing to worry about but big dents is where I would start thinking of replacement.
     

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