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How can I get inside my Wharfedales?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Zog, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Zog

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    I have a pair of fairly cheap Wharfdale 505.2 which have both failed similtaneously. (had a party recently :smashin: )

    I can't find anyway of getting inside them to see if they are repairable. Any ideas :confused:
     
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    I used to have a pair of these, and they used to sound great. From what i can remember the drivers were fitted by a kind of Bayonet cap, and screwed to the Left/Right before allowing them to come out. There are a couple of slots around the driver that can help turn them.

    Don't blame me if you knacker them trying though, mine went over 10 yrs ago, and my memory's not as good as it used to be :suicide:
     
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    Wharfedale dealers had a special tool to get into these very easily....you may find a dealer who still has one of these tools, otherwise it'll be a trip back to IAG for them if you don't want them damaged.... :)
     
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    Looks like you're both right. There are 6 small slots around the edge. I've tried a small tap with hammer and screwdriver, but nowts budging. The metal is very soft as well so I'll be leaving it alone :oops:

    Mailed IAG and see what they suggest.
     
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    Are you George Shrinks :thumbsup:
     
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    Looks like it might be worth buying speakers from a company who make dismantable ones!
     
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    Is this :lease: as in don't take the mickey or in who is he? :)
     
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    As in.....

    Who da hell he ?
     
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    filler

     
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    hi, for whats its worth...

    These speakers are good but very old. Sit the speaker flat on the floor and push a flat blade screwdriver in one slot and another on the bottom slot turn anti clockwise. You may need a "seal" this they make out of cheap card and stick it between the woofers and cabinet frame to stop it farting sorry about the cruel use of language.

    As for repair its very expensive. I know a local shop who have wharf parts so ...
     
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    yeh....... I've been trying that and it aint budging.

    I suppose the question is whether, after having broken my fingers getting inside, there is likely to be any worthwhile repair that I can undertake ?

    They failed (completely) during a party. Though being driven hard, the volumes were far from ridiculous.

    (still confused with the George Shrinks thing)
     

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