Small dent in tweeter. Should I be concerned??

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  1. John Dunlap

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    I just picked up some new Tower speakers this weekend and I just discovered that one of them has a tiny dent in the tweeter about the size of a pin. After quite a bit of listening they seem to sound just fine. Does anyone know if something like this could affect sound quality?

    Trying to avoid the hassle of a return for the follwoing reasons:

    1. Dealer is currently out of stock on this model

    2. Dealer is over an hour away

    3. The things are big and heavy!

    Thanks
     
  2. Fong

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    i think you should be fine. someone posted a question on axiom's msg board asking the same thing. the response came from Ian Colquhoun, the head engineer, and he said that their factory outlet speakers (b-stock) ship speakers with dented tweeters because they are considered as a blemish, and does not affect the sound (my FO vp150 came with only minor nicks in at the edges, the drivers are fine). if you want to read the post just do a search for it.
     
  3. John Dunlap

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    Thanks very much for the reply. That's what I figured. If it's purely cosmetic, I'm sure I can live with it. I just don't want to have to worry that it's somehow affecting the sound.
     
  4. Josh_Z

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    Yes the dent is cosmetic. Won't effect performance.

    If you are good with a piece of tape, you can put some weak tape over the dent and try to GENTLY pull the dent out.
     
  5. Dzung Pham

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    A hose vacuum cleaner sometimes works as well.
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    now that's what i call tolerant.
    if it was me, i would be one irritated mo-fo. i would definitely ask to be notified when new ones come in...just to be sure i'd return the ones as is and tell them when they get replacements to give you a call - that way you know they're going to call you because they want to keep the sale! i'd also ask for compensation because of the hour-long drive you'll have to do! better bust out some cabling at cost or something...
    i agree that there is no sonic effects, but just knowing that the dent was there would drive me bonkers! [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with Ted and was in the same situation with one of my S312's (HUGE AND HEAVY SPEAKER). I bought them online and the good ole' UPS boys did a number on one of my 12" woofers. I hooked them up and they sounded fine, however it severely damaged my "I just got new speakers and I feel great about it" feeling.

    So, I packed it up and exchanged it and couldn't be happier. If it doesn't bother you, live with it....However, you really want to keep that satisfied feeling as long as possible or this will get to be an expensive hobby.........

    Good luck. Oh, and GO RED WINGS!!!
     
  8. John Dunlap

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    Thanks for the opinions. I ended up contacting Energy about the issue and they are sending me a replacement tweeter free of charge. According to the service rep. it's a snap to install. For anyone who has never dealt with Energy they have outstanding customer service and they have send me free replacement parts-same day on more than one other occasion.
     

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