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Old 4th August 2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hi,

Any recommendations how to mount Markaudio drivers with glue only? What type of glue is recommended? What to avoid? Any glue that is removable? Any additional tips?

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Old 4th August 2014, 08:48 PM   #2
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Why would you want to glue the drivers in place?

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Old 4th August 2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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Gluing drivers in place is something I do all the time. I use a polemerizing caulk that turns into a rubbery substance. Advantage is that drivers can still be removed, since the caulk remains flexible.

silicone or acrylic caulk should be avoided, what you want is so called ms polymer sealant.

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Hello Spekr,

Well if you really must do it :-) Try a latex based carpet glue, if I was going to do it here in the UK I would some stuff called Copydex. To remove the drivers you would have to use a screwdriver to lever them up and away from the glue, You would be able to peel the glue from the rear of the units and off the cabinet especially if it was painted or varnished.

I've done the same in the past, poked a screwdriver through a driver cone, a bit of masking tape cures it but it doesn't look very good.

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I don't understand why someone would use glue instead of the supplied fasteners to secure drivers. Simply removing the said fasteners makes for the easiest possible removal.
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Screws are primitive because they need a large flange on the basket.
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Screws are primitive because they need a large flange on the basket.
You've obviously never seen a Mark Audio driver.

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Gluing drivers in place is something I do all the time. I use a polemerizing caulk that turns into a rubbery substance. Advantage is that drivers can still be removed, since the caulk remains flexible.

silicone or acrylic caulk should be avoided, what you want is so called ms polymer sealant.
Thanks!

Does the polemerizing caulk dampen the driver movement or might it even work as a spring (at certain frequencies)?

Why not use silicone or acrylic caulk?
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Acrylic is not strong enough and silicone is a bijatch to work with, stinks and has unpredictable results.

There is not really any springy or dampening effect the way I use it. The layer is just to thin and the surface area to be compressed too large.
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Glue is a bad idea IMO.

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