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Old 25th January 2005, 08:01 PM   #11
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I've done the same thing while changing a diaphragm in a JBL 2445J. I had all of the screws loosened, and the magnet grabbed my screwdriver (I was distracted by someone) and punched a hole in the diaphragm. $81 down the tube. I have also glued a cone on to a basket (JBL 2241HPL) with the lead wires facing the wrong way. Talk about a boneheaded move! I didn't realize it until the glue had dried, so I have to cut the cone kit out and start over.
Needless to say, it happens to everyone sooner or later. All you can do is move on and learn from your mistakes. Best of luck with your speakers.

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Old 25th January 2005, 08:39 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'm sure most speaker builders have done this once in their lifetime
At least once...

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Old 25th January 2005, 09:10 PM   #13
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Sorry guys,

Can't help it, but these story's put a on my face (but i'm on the inside, honest), just hope it never happens to me.

Looks like you've started an "Audio Blooper" thread.

Anyway, hope everything works out allright. And when those speakers sound as good as they look, you'll forget about it in no time, excellent work.

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Old 26th January 2005, 02:25 PM   #14
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At least once...
You bet.
In fact, I can do much better than that.
For detailed instructions on how to quickly separate the magnet from the rest of the driver assembly, pls refer to my post here. $~500. At least I get top percentile bonehead rating -- no?
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Old 26th January 2005, 02:44 PM   #15
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There is one interesting observation: These things never happen with $ 5.- components !

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Old 26th January 2005, 10:15 PM   #16
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Im trying desprately to avoid the screwdriver-through-the-driver syndrome myself. They dont make my woofers anymore.

Anyone know where I can get BRASS philips head sheet metal screws? I can find silver philips.. or slotted brass.. but not philips brass.

Philips head screws dont slip out as easily as others.
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Old 26th January 2005, 10:23 PM   #17
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Philips head screws dont slip out as easily as others.
Robertson (square head) or hex heads are even better....

http://www.mcfeelys.com/

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Old 26th January 2005, 10:32 PM   #18
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I've done the same thing.. except it was on a cheaper driver and i was using a portable drill, and i went right through the surround, not the cone....still, from then on, I am REALLY careful when mounting speakers!!
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Old 26th January 2005, 11:06 PM   #19
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Why use a screwdriver? When it's time to be an idiot, I just drop my drivers on the floor. Perfect for separating the cone from coil and creating a wonderful buzz.

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Old 26th January 2005, 11:46 PM   #20
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There is one interesting observation: These things never happen with $ 5.- components !

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Charles

Oh yes they do, you just dont care when it happens, at least not as much as with 500$ drivers.

i painfully remember the time i leened over my speakers fo fasten the cables, not really knowing how strong tweeter magnetic fields are..
my wallet chain smashed my beautiful silk come, smothered it completly

i'v done the same with my new ones as well, but luckily these seem to pop out again.

I sympathize with you usekgb.

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