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#264394 - 2017-05-18 21:03 DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-(
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I finally got my DSP6000s out of storage after many years and got them to my home and found out that 3 of the 8 bass drivers in the bottom cabinet are damaged. the rubber around the edges is cracked/busted in a few places.

Is this repairable? Hopeful question - I assume I have to replace them.

I've pinged my local dealer, and I've poked around on google and on eBay - but came up with nothing thus far. can anybody point me at the right units? i should be able to do the actual work myself.

Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something...

Doody

P.S. What happens if I just say "[censored] it"? Obviously running a speaker like that is going to generate noise - but I could just disconnect all four of the bottom drivers and run the top four. I'm using this in a nearfield setup (yeah, I know - wicked stupid) so it's not like I need to blow my balls off with bass smile

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#264397 - 2017-05-18 21:30 Re: DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-( [Re: MrDoody]
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It looks like I just need to replace the rubber surrounds, the cones are all perfect.

Found me some YouTube videos wink

Do I just need any old 8" (or whatever size it is) surrounds?

xoxo,
doody

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#264399 - 2017-05-18 21:45 Re: DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-( [Re: MrDoody]
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I found some tutorials on simply patching up the surrounds. Mine are simply torn here and there - NOT disintegrating or falling apart.

These tutorials talk about RTV Silicone.

Has anybody done this on an M speaker? I'd MUCH rather patch than replace!!!

xoxo,
doody

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#264407 - 2017-05-19 00:08 Re: DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-( [Re: MrDoody]
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Replacement drivers are not really expensive. Most any good musical instrument shop can do speaker repairs such as surround replacement or reconing.


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#264408 - 2017-05-19 01:43 Re: DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-( [Re: MrDoody]
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Also check with Mark Koval (member here) and see what he thinks the options are.

Mark Koval


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#264463 - 2017-05-19 17:44 Re: DSP6000 - damaged bass drivers :-( [Re: MrDoody]
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When I had to repair my subwoofer foam surrounds, these guys had everything I needed, they are US based too.

They even do repairs if you don't want to do it yourself.

It really isn't that difficult!

Good luck,

Steve.


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