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My speakers are leaking fluid?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Pollywoggle, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Pollywoggle

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    I have had my mission 780se for several months and I have noticed recently a small dribble of fluid from below the centre of the bass cones on both of them.
    The same thing has occurred with my 780 rears also but to a lesser extent. I have had these for several years and never noticed it before
    Is this normal?
    Actually this sounds like one of those womens mag problem page queries, Is my discharge normal? :blush: :offtopic:
     
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    I think those speakers have ferrofluid cooled drivers. :oops:
     
  3. Pollywoggle

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    Yes I must admit I do not know much about speakers innards but I thought there must be something liquid in there, I was wondering if the hot weather or me playing vinyl albums is causing them to leak a bit.
    Re the recent post, the only thing that gets my speaker cones really moving is vinyl as I have to turn the volume knob up on my amp a good way to get desirable volume.
    Boy do those cones move then!
     
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    Methinks a quick chat with Mission might be in order...pretty sure they shouldn't do that :D :eek:

    Mission HQ = 01480 423700
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    i don't now much about it but is your vinyl going through an amp?
    you need a special phono in on your amp, not just a regular RCA connection
    if this isn't the case that could be why you have to turn the volume up so much
    once again, i could be wrong!
     
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    I have a phono amp but still need to turn the vol up to get a decent level, also older cds, ie. 15 years plus, are not only made of thicker plastic but have to be turned up louder too?
     
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    A friend of mine had to have both cones on his 782's replaced at 40 quid a time because he had a similar problem.
     
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    Thanks sacd, that has really cheered me up! :censored:
     
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    dont mission do a 5year warranty?
     
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    Thats true :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi,

    Heard about this problem from a friend who has 782s. It's not ferro-fluid and should not alter the sound produced. He was told it is residue from the doping solutiuon used in the cone material and only becomes apparent in humid conditions. He was told to contact his dealer and they could be sorted out.

    Hope this helps.

    XSIV ONE
     
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    Thanks XSIV ONE, that sounds very positive, the fluid is only slight and the sound is fine, seems that the humid hot weather could be the culprit :cool:
     

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