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Old 4th February 2014, 09:38 PM   #11
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well, something looks weird with that driver

but I suppose Sonus Faber is only using genuine ScanSpeak
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Old 4th February 2014, 09:50 PM   #12
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An email to scanspeak might work...

info@scan-speak.dk
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Old 4th February 2014, 10:27 PM   #13
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Another suggestion. Contact Adam at Madisound. They are the U.S. distributor of SS drivers. They may be aware of your issue or even have some of that slit adhesive.
I'm pretty sure they will answer the phone. Ask for Adam. He's a nice guy. If anybody can help, he can.
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Old 5th February 2014, 03:20 AM   #14
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What about some rubberized CA glue?
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There is a glue for repairing the seal around car windscreens. I have used it to repair small tears in speaker cones and found it nearly ideal. No sign of any problems after 10+ years. It is black, non-hardening, comes in a tube with a narrow nozzle applicator. Similar to
Windscreen Sealant Window Sunroof Cluster Leak Light Repair Sealer Black | eBay
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Old 5th February 2014, 12:58 PM   #16
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There is a glue for repairing the seal around car windscreens. I have used it to repair small tears in speaker cones and found it nearly ideal. No sign of any problems after 10+ years. It is black, non-hardening, comes in a tube with a narrow nozzle applicator. Similar to
Windscreen Sealant Window Sunroof Cluster Leak Light Repair Sealer Black | eBay
The link doesn't work. I searched *bay and found it. It seems all of the sealants come from the UK? I pasted the URL here but it didn't work either so deleted it. Just do a search on *bay for those key words and it does come up.
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Old 5th February 2014, 02:32 PM   #17
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There is a glue for repairing the seal around car windscreens. I have used it to repair small tears in speaker cones and found it nearly ideal. No sign of any problems after 10+ years. It is black, non-hardening, comes in a tube with a narrow nozzle applicator. Similar to
Windscreen Sealant Window Sunroof Cluster Leak Light Repair Sealer Black | eBay
Butyl rubber
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Old 6th February 2014, 02:49 AM   #18
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You wouldn't want or need butyle rubber for that.

My old Revelators looked like the slits were glued with rubberized CA glue...most speakers are assembled with CA glue anyways.
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Old 18th February 2014, 03:54 AM   #19
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well, something looks weird with that driver

but I suppose Sonus Faber is only using genuine ScanSpeak
Nothing weird about the driver except that it's coming apart at the seams.

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It didn't. They told me to contact SF. SF had already told me to pound sand and constact Scan-Speak.

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Another suggestion. Contact Adam at Madisound. They are the U.S. distributor of SS drivers. They may be aware of your issue or even have some of that slit adhesive.
I'm pretty sure they will answer the phone. Ask for Adam. He's a nice guy. If anybody can help, he can.
I've been working with Adam. He is a great guy but only offered to supply replacements, and said they were unrerpairable.

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There is a glue for repairing the seal around car windscreens. I have used it to repair small tears in speaker cones and found it nearly ideal. No sign of any problems after 10+ years. It is black, non-hardening, comes in a tube with a narrow nozzle applicator. Similar to
Windscreen Sealant Window Sunroof Cluster Leak Light Repair Sealer Black | eBay
Aleen's did the job!

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You wouldn't want or need butyle rubber for that.

My old Revelators looked like the slits were glued with rubberized CA glue...most speakers are assembled with CA glue anyways.
Butyl rubber is not an adhesive. What is CA?

To make a very long story short, I convinced SF to replace the drivers. I would suggest to other older Revelator owners to test their mids with a 440 Hz or so tone to see if they are on their way out. They can look perfect and sound OK with music while putting out shockingly high distortion.
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CA is short for the chemical name for super-glue. Cyanoacrylate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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