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M-Audio MX8a tweeter replacement

I have a tweeter I'm trying to replace but not sure how to get it in. I've take the screws out from the parameter of the back of the speaker...do I need to take out any more to gain access? Then how hard should I expect to pull to release the back? Thanks, Artfoonman

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  • warmachine00 Jan 17, 2009

    im having the same issue. some crackle in the speaker, then sound goes in and out. if i tape down or hold the sub with my finger, the sound stops, and the speaker stays on. im guessing the bass is shaking a connection loose, which i can solder myself, but i cant get access to it --and ive take all the screws out.

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Remove the six hex screws from the plastic front speaker housing. It\'s the piece with the speaker\'s make and model imprinted.

Gently pry the cover off. The blue LED light can be easily freed by gently prying it loose from the back of the plastic housing. You\'ll notice the two wires connecting your tweeter. Don\'t pull too hard on the cover while the tweeter is still attached to prevent detaching the wires. Instead, take very short, stubby Phillips head screwdriver and remove the two screws holding the small plastic brace against the back of the tweeter. It\'s a tight fit. Don\'t pull too hard on the wires! Next, push the tweeter out from the front, touching only the extreme outer rim. Or, use needlenosed pliers to grip the heat sink on the back of the tweeter and gently pull from the back. The tweeter has a very powerful magnet. Find a small but robust rectangle made of ferrous metal. Large enough to span the front diameter of the tweeter. When the speaker magnet grabs the little metal plate, adjust the plate until the buzzing stops. This means of course that you have to turn the power to the speaker on.

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