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ianp 22nd January 2013 08:44 PM

Yamaha NS-1 vibrating
Just noticed that there is some vibration at certain frequencies/volumes on one of my Yamaha NS-1 speakers.

Looking for some advice on where to start looking for a fix, as I am otherwise very happy with them.

These were not new to me and I'm not sure if someone has worked on them before.

The dial in the last image, I assume is to control treble via the crossover ?

Anything to be aware of before I break out the screwdriver and look inside ?



Rullknufs 22nd January 2013 08:46 PM

Find out at which frequencies the vibration occurs, might help some.

ianp 22nd January 2013 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by Rullknufs (
Find out at which frequencies the vibration occurs, might help some.

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a preferred way to do that - is there a CD/file that can be downloaded and played ?



PeteMcK 22nd January 2013 10:00 PM

Where does the vibration occur?

ianp 22nd January 2013 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by PeteMcK (
Where does the vibration occur?

Lower speaker and I just noticed that there looks to be a split in the diaphragm. Damn :(

Can this be fixed or am I looking at replacing the driver and what would be a suitable replacement ?


PeteMcK 22nd January 2013 10:58 PM

re:" Damn " - I concur :D
if it is a split you could try gluing some fabric or heavy paper across the split (artists canvas works well),
obviously it would be more aesthetically acceptible to do this on the rear of the cone...
what is the cone material? some plastics are a pita to glue to

ianp 22nd January 2013 11:07 PM

It is some form of plastic.

Not too worried about aesthetics at this point as it's all about the sound ;)

JonSnell Electronic 22nd January 2013 11:16 PM

I see that you are not UK. Do you have a household glue that is "rubbery" in texture? We have one called Evostik. It is petroleum based and is ised for sticking vinyl tiles to floors and coverings on cabinets and other things. Just dab a bit of glue on the split. It is quite flexible and will last for some time,after it has dried.
There are companies out there that supply the outer polyethylene for this type of loud speaker, so look around the net for a supplier. :)

ianp 23rd January 2013 04:07 AM

Taking a look at loctite a couple of products look interesting

One is a flexible adhesive and the other not. Any thoughts as to which way to go ?

JonSnell Electronic 23rd January 2013 08:45 AM

The Vynil adhesive is almost right but you are fixing polythene and that is not suitable.
In the UK we have a petroleum based solvent contact adhesive called Evostik. It is used for fixing carpets to floors and is very flexible when dry.
EVO STIK - IMPACT 32g Tube Stick Contact Adhesive Glue on eBay!

It is thixotropic, which means is dries and remains sticky to itself only.

Hope that helps.

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