Dented Cone Update

02006-03-01 | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Thanks for your suggestions. Alas, spheres are very stable and the plastic cone did not budge even though my vacuum cleaner was straining to suck it out of the speaker… I like the idea of using duct tape and will try that next. It was actually my original idea, you know, 1001 uses…

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Bingo, that worked. I used Gaffer tape, because it does not leave the residue that Duct tape will. Gaffer tape – the better Duct tape. Thanks everyone!

7 Comments

  1. Yumiko

    And will there be a cone photo update as proof?

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  2. Carol

    I am glad to hear that you have solved it. I was getting as frustrated as when the last ping pong ball was dented. I don’t remember if we solved that. Congratulations!

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  3. Tyler Love

    Wow, how genius…making mental note for future reference…

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  4. Curt

    Glad we could help! I wasn’t even thinking about the “1001 Uses for Duct Tape” when I suggested that!! Personally, I loathe that stuff and find that too many times it’s used to “fix” something, but when it works, it works!

    I concur with Yumiko – there will be a photo of the repaired speaker, yes?!?!

    Cheers,
    Curt

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  5. Anonymous

    Color me doubtful….but I think he broke it, and this is just a cover up. Gaffer Tape? Definitely a recipe for double-tough duct tape disaster. Keep an eye out on Ebay Bargain Basement Broken Boomers from Ottmar. Photo Proof Required

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  6. Yumiko

    Without a doubt, successful!

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  7. bob

    I have just fixed the same problem with a dented cone on one of my Mackie HR624 monitors. I humbly suggest that I have found the classiest solution yet and I think I should get a prize…like a blue ribbon or a free popsicle.

    I used one of those wine bottle vacuum suckers. It worked great. The speaker made a satisfying tiny hint of a pop and the cone is good as new.

    Mackie speakers should come with a warning: do not operate within 30 meters of a two-year old.

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