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Damaged Sony SS AL5MK2 speakers - help!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by GRO47, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. GRO47

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    Hello.

    Despite requesting bomb-proof packing my £1,000 speakers bought from ebay arrived in a sorry state, courtesy of DHL - small jpegs attached. The case damage is superficial, of course (yet still hugely distracting) but one of the tweeters is seriously damaged and I don't know what else could be broken inside the casings - they must have been chucked about quite a bit.

    Can anyone suggest what would be best to do? Buy the bits and find someone to fit them or search out a local specialist? I'm really gutted and would greatly appreciate any advice.

    Many thanks.
     

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    Bump :lease:
     
  3. RandomHajile

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    i feel for you, i just bought a pair yesterday of ebay for under 3 notes :p

    basicly the carbon tweeter has had it, ring sony and see whats the damage for a new tweeter.

    did you get the spikes with it?

    where was the tweeters mesh grill, and the speaker grill.

    that seller needs to dead for poor packing:(
     
  4. Jammyb

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    I had no idea Sony had ever made £1000 speakers.

    But yeah contact them or their UK service and repair centre and they should be able to supply you with a replacement. Personally I'd undo it and see if you can find a make and model. You'll need a star type allen key or screwdriver from the look of it, but this should be availble in any half decent set from maplin or somewhere, useful if you want to take things apart that you shouldn't, like toasters.

    Undo the bolts and it will pull out a few inches till you run out of cable, it will be soldered on with 2 pieces of wire, thes can be disconnected since it's knackered, loosing as little cable as possible (cut along the solder with a pair of side cutters). Then when you get your new tweeter you just need to solder it back on and bolt it back in, job done.
     
  5. RandomHajile

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    they retailed for £1200, these mark 2 versions were reviewed in 2001 in hifi news, the mark 1's only went up to 30khz and was a kg lighter, they came out in the mid 90s

    these are fantastic speakers, better then any ls3/5a ive heard:p

    42hz up to 70khz is amazing from a bookshelf speaker!

    im still looking for sonys £15,000 speakers that was launched with sacds in 1999!
     
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    What are you ? A bat ? :rotfl:
     
  7. RandomHajile

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    why yes i am, what self respecting bat would buy "human" speakers that curve of at 19khz?

    im just glad that pretentious "audiophiles" detest jap hardware such as sonys high end kit which in fact outperforms and are made at lost/cost for sony.

    yes, live long ls3/5a and naim... adicts:p
     
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    Not "jap" but Japanese hardware, please!:lesson:
     
  9. morksbeanbag

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    Yikes! thats some nasty damage. Yes that tweeter diaphragm is done for, the replacement will probably not be cheap. Can you live with the cabinet damage? I'd ask the seller to cover the expense of the new tweeter and also perhaps for some work to be done to neaten up the cabinet....no idea how. If he refuses, ask for a refund another pair will come round.
     

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