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Cats in trouble! Ruarks damaged

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by pwood, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. pwood

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    Okay first off the grills are now needing replaced and I wondered if its possible to get a more resiliant speaker cloth to recover them with. However cloth is cheap drive units aint and as the cloth pushes in slightly the wee bam has got a claw into the rubber diaphram on my midrange unit (Ruark Talisman2) it has resulted in a slight tear about 2mm. A blob of glue would probably stop it getting bigger but I know certain types of glues react badly on certain rubbers I was hoping someone could advise of a suitable one.
    In time I will no doubt have to replace the midrange drivers I take it Wilmslow Audio is the best place to approach.
     
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    I use some rubber glue at work ,can't remember the name but when i get back i tell you what it is .
    Its very strong and the bond is stronger than the rubber ,i know i tried it and the rubber broke in a different place to the bond.
     
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    Cheers.
     
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    If i don't get back to you on tuesday night remind me cos i might forget.
     
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    Well you're a lot more understanding than I would be, I get mad enough when I find muddy paw prints acrsoss the telly or sub but if the g/f's cat ever did any actual damage.......well let's just say he'd be very very sorry :mad:
     
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    Ditch the cat.
     
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    I would tie it to a subwoofer and play 'saving private ryan', let the kit gets its own back.
     
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    get a dog :D
     
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    Believe me guys I had to be restrained by the missus when I made THE DISCOVERY :mad:
    The problem is even thought the grills are on, the distance between the cloth and the rubber surround on the drive unit is not enough especially now the cloths seen better days.
     
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    Wouldnt work as shes a hard core av fan :rotfl: Just no brain when it comes to the night time run around.
     
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    Quick update for anyone who needs a replacement drive unit. Wilmslow Audio are the best bet as they just quoted £44 for a new woofer which is far less than I was expecting :clap: Once I've covered the grills in some new acoustic cloth sourced from maplins I'll be able to get a new units if (when) the sounds starts to degrade. In the meantime I'll probably try a bit of glue to see if it will stop the small tear getting any worse.
     
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    The stuff we use at work is Loctite 406 .
     

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