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Re-foaming speaker edges
Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:26 PM
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:40 PM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:58 PM
I had to have my JBL 4430 woofers reconed when I moved to Florida. I found a place in Orlando to do it and delivered the drivers to them, picking them up a week later. It was about a 200 mile round trip, but, I think it was worth it to have it done by someone who does it all the time.
I thought about doing the same thing (although not quite 200 miles) but the guy convinced me to give it a shot myself first so I ordered a $25 kit and I'll see how it goes, if I don't like the way it's looking I'll drop back and punt and ship it to someone who does them all the time.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 03:04 PM
I'm contemplating one of their generic kits to redo a pair of Onkyo 10" drivers.
I have no personal experience with re-doing surrounds or SpeakerWorks ... yet.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:58 PM
The best suggestion. Actually, I found the place where I took mine on the list.
I received the kit in the mail today and just finished the job (well, it's still drying) which was pretty straight-forward thanks to the DVD and instructions that came with it. I'll put it back in the cabinet tomorrow and see how it sounds but the cone is definitely free of the voice coil so I expect good results. It took me about an hour to 90 minutes but I was being very deliberate and double checking the instructions a lot. For $25 bucks (that kit includes two surrounds but only one of mine needed it) it's a good bargain but the big thing is not having to be without my speakers for a longer period of time.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:08 PM
Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:43 PM
Congrats on taking on the challenge. Was the part that they sent JBL factory stock?
Ya know I didn't even think of that but there is nothing to indicate they came from JBL other than the JBL part number on the package but it looks and feels the same as the one on the other woofer - the disclaimer is that the other woofer was re-coned about 5 years ago by a certified JBL shop (that is no longer in business unfortunately). I just finished installing it in the cabinet and jamming out to a few songs with some solid bass in them ("Juicy" by "Better Than Ezra" being one of the many) and it sounds excellent.
I'm pleased with the results so far and more than anything pleased I didn't have to be without my speaker for very long.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:46 AM