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Old 25th January 2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default I'm going to throw up now...

I've been working on a new open baffle prject for a couple of weeks.

I had finished mounting two 15" Pyle woofers in the first baffle and was in the middle of mounting my Supravox 215 Signature Bicone driver when I started thinking about how wonderful Stan Getz, Bill Evans, et al were going to sound on the new setup...

Then I stuck my screwdriver through the Supravox cone

$#@%#$%@$*&%$

I'll let you all know how good the Supravox America repair services are.

Sheeeze... what a bonehead!!
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Old 25th January 2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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I can feel your pain!!!

My moronic moment this week... :

Offered to fix a Rel Quake subwoofer humm problem...(had read online that a simple ground wire from some iron plate to earth wire of mains plug would solve it)

So here I had one part of the crocodile clip connected to ground....and with the other side touched the heat sink of a transistor ...LOUD BANG....that fixed the HUMM allright...it is dead quiet now...
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Old 25th January 2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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I have done that too so i know how you feel Last time was yesterday.
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Old 25th January 2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the support guys... I think I'll go lay down now.
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Old 25th January 2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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You got any pics of the project this far ?
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Old 25th January 2005, 04:51 PM   #6
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Default Here you go...

Here's what I've been working on. It's very similar to, and I got the idea from, Mentero on this forum.

I'm sure it will sound nice... I'll just have to wait a little while now to find out!!
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Old 25th January 2005, 05:32 PM   #7
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Looks very good You could fix the damage temporarily with glue so you can listen to them while waiting for the repair kit.
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Old 25th January 2005, 05:45 PM   #8
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Default The word...

Just got off the phone with David Levinson of Supravox America.

As an aside, David is very good to do business with. He is very responsive, does an excellent job of keeping his customers informed and is a joy to talk music with.

Anyway, David said it will cost $125 to repair the damage (not bad considering) but the driver will have to be sent back to the factory in France... average turn around time via UPS ground ~6 weeks. Can cut it down to one week if I ship air but will cost significantly more.

In my view, cost of shipping via air = price of stupidity tax.

It'll have to be by air, I can't wait 6 weeks!!

... and I promise not to play with sharp objects around my speakers anymore
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Old 25th January 2005, 06:31 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'm sure most speaker builders have done this once in their lifetime. I did this a while back and ended up fixing it with some silicon caulk, which seemed to work fine, although they weren't as high end a driver as the Supravox. I hope it all works out for you.
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Old 25th January 2005, 07:48 PM   #10
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Default The closer to the end of a project, the bigger the mistakes seem to be

Sharing your pain, humbling as it might be, is a kind gift.

The most painful lessons are the best teachers. But hopefully we can learn from the mistakes of others, and you've given us another opportunity.

I've learned to only use square drive screws mounting drivers, they're cheap. Lumber yards carry a large variety, even small head, "finish screws"... perfect for tweeters. Also look for 'Kreg pocket hole screws' they are self tapping, with built-in washer.
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