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Apogee Centaur Major Speaker Failure - Help Requested
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Old 5th January 2018, 04:39 PM   #1
gareneau is offline gareneau  United States
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Default Apogee Centaur Major Speaker Failure - Help Requested

Hi everyone,

I have had these speakers for many years and recently discovered that one of them has failed and needs repair. I communicated with Graz from Australia along with Bill Thalmann in Virginia and it appears the problem resides in the woofer, more precisely the "bass cone". This is going to require some trouble shooting, i.e., opening up the speaker itself to see if the fix is minor or major. I'm not comfortable doing the work myself and am looking for an experienced repair person in the Tri-State area who has knowledge/experience working with Apogee speakers.

Any suggestions/recommendations are much appreciated.

Gary
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Old 6th January 2018, 02:02 PM   #2
Davey is offline Davey  United States
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Gary,

If it's just a woofer replacement, you should be able to do that yourself. An identical woofer replacement will probably not be available, so you could replace the woofer in both speakers. Madisound will have an appropriate driver. And it won't be very expensive.

Good luck.

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Old 8th January 2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yes, the Major woofer was pretty sensitive to damage due overload and is no more available.
Get a replacement type like Davey recommends for low money and replace both of them or find a guy who can recoil them.
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Old 18th January 2018, 06:06 AM   #4
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I used some Conductive Ink and Wire Wrap wire to repair mine and it worked excellent.

See this thread,

Apogee Speakers Construction

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Old 19th January 2018, 06:03 PM   #5
Groove T is offline Groove T  Switzerland
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gerald, do you talk abouth the woofer or tweeter?
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Old 23rd January 2018, 02:39 PM   #6
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Frank,

Gerald didn't read the original post.

I always love it when a user makes an initial query and gets some answers, but then never comes back to elaborate...or say "thank you"...or ask further questions...or anything.

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Old 26th January 2018, 06:01 PM   #7
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Business as usual
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Old 1st February 2018, 02:42 PM   #8
geraldfryjr is offline geraldfryjr  United States
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I read the the post, Sorry somehow I missed the part of the woofer and being in a a Centaur, My eyes are gettin' bad .

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