Throught I would share this experience with you all

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marc_E, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Ok, I have a 2 1/2 year olg daughter who is very well behaved (she does have some bad moments) and loves movies (two quotes from her ' Shrek had to pass gas in the water!' and while setting down a pretty large flat rock 'I made eggs! I wanted to make it up to you, cause after all you did rescue me').

    I have a pair of B&W 630 mains that I got for a great price about 8 months ago. The grills are torn and not in great shape but boy do they sound great! I keep the covers on all the time (and the protective screen on the mits 65" which she has hit with a flashlight before!). Today, while cleaning the house, I decided to take a look under the grills to make sure everything was ok (I have seen her putting her hands on them before) and found that on one of the woofers the little bubble in the middle was pushed in! I was a bti upset, not at her, she is only 2 1/2! I dont know if this has any effect on the sound but I knew if I left it there I would be looking for sound difference rather than enjoying whatever I was listening to. I decided to unscrew the screws holding the driver in to see if I could just push it out from behind. Totally blocked except for a fewe holes in the cuff that goes between the bubble and the magnet (hard to describe). I took a cutip, bent it 90 degrees and inserted it in the whole, spun it around and after about 10 minutes of this through all the holes I would say I pushed out about 95% of it to normal! Very pleased, I replaced the screws and had everything back together no problem!

    I figured that I am not the only one who has seen this on their speakers and would tell this story to help fix it.

    Marc_E
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Use some less sticky masking tape to pull the cap out.
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Please forgive me if you do not agree but this is america..

    Quote:"I was a bti upset, not at her, she is only 2 1/2!"

    Response: Kids need to know right from wrong even at a young

    age. I hate to sound like I am preaching but my parents kept

    tight reigns on me as a child. Now a days I see kids running

    rampant in toy stores, ripping toys off walls, having sword

    fights in the middle of isles.

    I also used to work in a Retail Sales environment (a hobby

    shop) where we carried very high end model rail road equipment

    and on more than one occasion I had to scold a child for

    grabbing a multi thousand dollar toy because his or her

    parent would not scold them.

    As far as fixing a dented dustcap (that most likely will not

    impact sound) you can use 3 methods. One method is the afformentioned

    tape on the dust cap and pull gently routine.

    Another method is to use a Vacuum Cleaner and extension hose.

    Put the hose over the dust cap and turn the vacuum on high.

    If all elese fails this last method is not for the weak of

    heart. You can take a small straight pin and poke it through

    the dust cap and use it to "pull" the cap back out. And then

    you take a drop of clear nail polish and use that to seal

    the hole.

    Again I hope my slight preaching didn't offend, and hopefuly

    I gave you some useable advice.
     
  4. Legairre

    Legairre Supporting Actor

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    I've heard some people use a vacume cleaner with the long hoses to pull it out.

    Kid will be kids.
     
  5. Steve Zimmerman

    Steve Zimmerman Second Unit

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  6. Earl Simpson

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    I had some 15" voice of theater speakers in a large auditorium years ago start to rattle. Took a razor knife and cut the dust cover off and threw it in the garbage. Took a pencil soldering gun and repaired the voice coil wire that was loose. Still working!!!
     
  7. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Thank you all for the replies, next time I wont take the damn thing apart.

    Brett , steve is exactly right. My daughter is VERy disciplined. She is not and never will be one of those kids that you want to strangle (along with there parents who are ignoring them). I did not witness her doing this so as Steve said, it would be stupid to reprimand her for it. She is 2 1/2 as I said and says please for everything, thank you when she gets it, and excuse me when she burbs (after she is done giggling about it).

    Marc_E
     
  8. KevinGS

    KevinGS Stunt Coordinator

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    I have had this problem before with a midrange.

    I can't remember the technical or commercial name for the product but it is soft an sticky and is generally used for putting on the back of posters to hang on walls.

    I just got a large enough piece to fill the cap and rolled it in my hands until it was warm and stickier and the gently pushed it in to the cap then slowly pulled it out.

    Hope this helps.
     

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