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Old 26th June 2005, 07:17 AM   #1
el`Ol is offline el`Ol  Germany
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I am playing around with new dual cones of unknown origin and I had an unacceptable sharpness in the treble. The whizzers were very thin and very stiff. So I softened them with a haircare cream containing wheat germ oil and all the sharpness was gone within a minute.
Does anybody else have experience with cosmetical products?

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Old 26th June 2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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Clear nail-varnish can often be quite successful on coating the rear of cones I have found, though other products can do an equal or better job. I haven't tried much else though.
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Old 26th June 2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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diluted fabric softener misted on is a frequently perscribed treatment for breaking in new guitar amp speakers, but I've never tried it personally.
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Old 26th June 2005, 03:07 PM   #4
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When I also softened the cones (I found out that furniture politure containing avocado oil is even more efficient) the treble became more prominent again, so I cut away the whizzers. The softening is permanent, but it sounds better somehow as long as the cone is still wet (hard to describe). I`ll get some glycerol to get the cones wet permanently.
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Old 27th June 2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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The glycerol definitely is it!!

It needs some time to pour in, but then it sounds wonderful.
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