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Old 1st August 2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default jbl cone smell?

i have a pair of 2226h that emits phenol-like smell from the paper cone.

what substance is it? (I doubt it can be good for me) is it normal and will it ever completely go away?

the speakers were taken out of old theater system, btw. and the smell is, well... sweet vintage.
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Old 1st August 2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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S(mell)ounds like burned voicecoils..........
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Old 1st August 2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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But they sound ok? also the smell is most strong on the peper not the dust cap
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Old 1st August 2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Peper?????????
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Old 1st August 2013, 01:00 PM   #5
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paper. Both coils read 5ohm
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Old 1st August 2013, 02:10 PM   #6
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The smell is more likely from a thin film of dirt on the cones. It is not normal on JBL drivers.
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Old 1st August 2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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I thought the smell was more from the surround.
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Old 1st August 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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The voicecoils can be burned and still work ok. If you take the cone out you can see small bubbles on the voice coil former.
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Old 1st August 2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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But i had these drivers for months and theyve been smelling this way from the day one. Tho i only started ventilating it yesterday.

Im going to go with built up cig smoke from years of being in a theater

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Old 1st August 2013, 05:09 PM   #10
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Just put them in the sun for a few hours.
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