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Being a muppet = repairs....

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by jhjerpe, May 11, 2003.

  1. jhjerpe

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    Last night, the rage :mad: took over... slightly embarrasing.. playing on the XBOX (Burnout 2) the rage hit and the XBOX controller went flying, bounced on the table and made contact with my B&W 603... I now have a damaged cone :( any know how much and long things like that take to repair?

    .... anger management classes now booked!
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    What's the exact damage? Torn driver, pushed in dust cap?
     
  3. jhjerpe

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    Not being very up with the names of individual components on a speaker, in laymans terms:

    The cone, the thing in the middle of the main driver is split, looks like a cracked egg, no other damage.
     
  4. jhjerpe

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    Or in other words, not the tweater, not the cevlar bit of the mid range but the plastic cone in the middle... just read the spec sheet...
     
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    Oh man, a valuable lesson learned there! Always buy cheap speakers.....

    Give B&W a call and see what they say.

    Good luck!
     
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    You mean the little sticky-out round thing in the middle of the large driver?

    This is only a dust cap- should be cheap to repair. It's just a spherical bit of kevlar/coating to protect the middle of the driver and stop dust getting in.

    Contact B&W for authorised speaker repairs.

    It'll be much cheaper to repair it, rather than buying a whole new driver.
     
  7. jhjerpe

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    Cheers that makes me feel a bit better! The XBOX will now be banished upstairs to the spare room with the crappy telly and cheap speakers... padded walls and white coats...
     
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    Can you take a picture & attach it?

    What series 603 is it?- noticed the latest ones have different dust caps to the older ones.
     
  9. jhjerpe

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    Never used the attached feature before.... lets see if it works!
     

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    Does it actually sound any different? Is it expels more air than it should? Maybe some clear sticky tape over the split until you can send it off to be repaired?

    It is just an idea and I know almost zilch about speakers!!!!
     
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    I don't think you can replace the platic bullet dust cap.

    If you're not bothered by it, it shouldn't be too detrimental to the sound quality.
     
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    ReTrO, you are right, you have to replace the whole driver. My friendly local dealer has done a great deal on the parts to the damaged to the wallet isn't to bad. Thanks for everyones replies.
     
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    Leave the grilles on, at least next time you decide to thow something it'll protect the drivers! :)
     
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    Maybe you should stop playing burnout for a while. Thats pretty bad luck, couldnt it have just hit the x-box or something! Now you will have to wait for that new driver to bed in I suppose if they replaced the whole unit. Out of interest how much did it cost to repair?
     
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    I got the parts at trade so it's going to less than 50 squids including P&P.....
     
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    FYI

    If that is a phase plug then usually, by design they offer more than just "dust protection".
    Can't be bothered to go into it now, similarly i suspect you can't either.

    Steve.
     

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