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Speaker s500 speaker only works when you push cone slightly into magnet

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Quit doung that immediately because you will burn out the amp ic ...replace the speaker pal..

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One of my Bose 601 speakers has developed a mid freq buzzing at volume. Ant ideas?

Yep, if it is a scratchy sort of sound, the units coil has overheated, the voice coils insulation has bubbled and expanded, and is now rubbing against the magnet as it moves. Only fix is to replace the driver. U can confirm by moving the inner circle of the cone in and out of the magnet. Should not rub and be perfectly centered around the magnet.

A vibration sort of sound can be caused by loose screws holding down the driver. But that is usually the case on your large heavy drivers with large excursions, not a mid range speaker.

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Bad news! It sounds like the coil is rubbing inside the magnet of the speaker! There's no cure, when the cone is warped it it knackers it up. Had the same problem some years ago with a Wharfedale speaker. Someone told me you can hit it on the part where the cone joins the magnet -with a hammer!
Anyway it didn't make a bit of difference! And the speaker was chucked.

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I had a similar problem with JPW speakers. the outer flexible ring became split so I put a thin smear of silicone sealer to make a new ring basically and ot worked very well, but didn't look that good.

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When I push my subwoofer cone its work and when i release it stops working. how can i fix this speaker? the make of this is 12'' 1210 Watts Infinity sub.

Looks like a broken copper braid that links the speaker terminal to the cone (from there on it goes to the coil which is underneath the cone).

Check the speaker connection terminals (near the magnet), you will notice that each terminal has a copper braid wire going from that terminal to the speaker cone.

Inspect both braid wires carefully at each end (near the speaker terminal and near the speaker cone), there will either be some damage to the braid at one or more of these four locations or the braid could be actually broken at any of these spots.

The braid can actually be resoldered at the point where it's damaged or broken - this task will require good soldering skills, mainly because this kind of braid wires are difficuld to solder (they are a bit difficult to clean because of their structure and solder won't attach itself well to oxydized copper), but also because some speaker cones are made of plastic which may melt if you overheat it with a soldering iron.

Besides that, when resoldering is being done, only a very short portion of the braid should be wetted with solder because the solder point will become rigid when the solder cools down, and the braid needs to remain very flexible when the speaker operates (if it's too rigid or too short, damage to the speaker cone could occur or the braid could get broken again when the speaker will be playing at a loud volume).

Hope you can have it repaired, it can be done at home, but there are also speaker repair shops where you can get it done (i'm not sure about the prices though).

Anyway, the alternative is to replace the speaker itself.


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I Have a buzzing mordaunt short avant 916i cone

Hiya, its the cone. The former is touching the magnet inside. Realignment is really tricky and dont know many people who can do that so you may either have to live with it or see if someone can recone it in your area.

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The horn speaker is wearing out. Inside speakers, there is a magnet, the speaker part is attached to a cone that slides over the magnet, They tend to make crackling noises. Try very gently to apply pressure to the horn and then release. If you hear a scratching sound, the horn will need to be replaced

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it could be a loose connection or the cone is cracked inside , the only way to find out is to open and take a look inside ,check the connections , the 2 wires from box to speaker, ALSO CHECK where the cone meets with the magnet , hope this helps AJ

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You may have broken the cross over, which is fixable by an service agent, or you may have damaged the voice coil in the mid driver. you can check this by sofly pushing the main driver in, making sure that you done push the cone, if there is a lot of resistance then you have damaged the voice coil, and you will need to replace the driver.

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