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I have a cone with a small hole in it, can it be repaired?

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Reconing was done years ago...... if it's a small hole a lil jbweld works well ... keep it thin

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I have a set of technics SB-5000a speakers. one of them the 10" sub is blown. there is no resistance accross it. the cone is in good shape so i think it is the driver. normally you can unscrew the...

if there's NO resistance, see if the lead running to the cone (coil) has broken.
If so, you might be able to solder it back on and save the speaker.
Sometimes they separate at the terminals, sometimes at the cone.
If it separated at the cone, you may need to peel back a bit of paper to get to the wire underneath, and scrape the enamel coating off the wire so you can solder to it.

Otherwise, it's off to your local audio mart to buy a 10" whoofer at the same or higher wattage and same impedance. Take the old one with you to make sure the screw holes align too! (although that's not 100% essential as you can always drill new pilot holes wherever the screw holes aare....unless the screw holes have a metal insert)

If you did have to peel back some paper to do the repair, reinforce the torn area with toilet paper and fingernail polish. Use several layers as you don't want the movement of the whoofer to rip apart your solder joint or any more of the cone.

Mar 15, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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If the tear is large, or the speaker cone is brittle because of age, you might be best off having the speaker completely reconed. There are companies that offer the service, or you can buy replacement cones and do it yourself.

For small tears (an inch or so long), you can glue a patch in place. I have used a piece of a paper coffee filter as a patch, and plain white Elmer's glue slightly thinned with water. Put the patch over the tear and use a small brush to spread a thin layer of glue over it. Give it a day to thoroughly dry and you should be set.

I have found this repair to be more effective on smaller speakers than on large woofers, though. The woofer cones are more mechanically active. But I patched a couple of 15-inch cones that had been punctured for a friend, and they are still playing after a year. So it can't hurt to try.

Jan 30, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Can't get the plastic anchors in the shower wall. I drilled a 5/16 inch hole in fiberglass but How do you get this plastic threw that hole?

If you are using the cone shaped anchors and you're sure you have the right size hole drilled then just use a small hammer to tap them into place so that small flange on the front rim of the anchor is back tight against the shower wall.When you are tightening screws in be careful to not overtighten or you will cause anchors to slip . Hope this helps. Thank you

Jan 03, 2011 | Sterling Plumbing 1500D-31S VISTA PIVOT...

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There is a piece that has come loose in dishwasher( shaped like a cone)

That is your filter cone, and you will find a small hole to place it in if you remove your bottom dish rack. You really should replace that asap to avoid clogging your spray heads with food.

Apr 08, 2010 | Dishwashers

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I recently bought a TD-6 set, everything works

I have repaired one of these before.

On the version I repaired, there was a TINY trimpot accessable thru a hole that is semi-hidden. In the case I had, someone had actually destroyed the trimpot by forcing too big a screwdriver into the hole and smashing the trimpot.

It was relatively easy to open the unit and replace the broken trimpot...

WARNING, if that set has those "foam" cones under the snare type heads, expect trouble with them and the cones are NOT available anywhere for replacement. Essentially you have to MAKE your own now...

Mar 02, 2010 | Music

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I poked a hole in my subs what would b the best thing to use to gurantee a permanent yet tuff seal

Cone or surround?

How big?

I did the exact same thing as-well when I worked audio installs. If you slipped with the drill and poked a hole through the rubber or foam surround then you want something flexible and strong. Silicone works great and it holds really well as long as the surface is clean and DRY when you apply the adhesive. Not to mention it comes in many different colours.

If you punched the cone then you want something similar to the cone material...light and stiff. Depending on the material I would use a small amount of polyurethane or epoxy.

hope this helps!


Jan 20, 2010 | Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video

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Hole in subwoofer

Hello colinomalley,

You can repair the hole using a flexible permanent adhesive. If all of the cone is still there, I wouldn't use a patch. I'd just put the jagged edges back together. If part of the cone is actually missing, you will need to patch it. Thin fiberglass cloth works pretty well. Use painters tape that will remove easily and cover the hole from the rear of the speaker. Cut the fiberglass cloth about 1/4" larger than the hole and attach it using a silicone based flexible adhesive. Allow it 24 hours to set up completely and then remove the tape from the rear.

A product called "shoe goo" works very well for speaker repairs. It's strong, flexible, and permanent.

Hope this helps.

May 26, 2009 | MTX Road Thunder RT-1240 Car Subwoofer

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