Magnepan ribbon tweeter repair... - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Planars & Exotics

Planars & Exotics ESL's, planars, and alternative technologies

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th May 2005, 01:41 AM   #1
mcelaj is offline mcelaj  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: N/A
Default Magnepan ribbon tweeter repair...

What to do about this tear in the aluminum ribbon?

Click the image to open in full size.

I was thinking of just removing the connector thingy on the end
Click the image to open in full size.
and moving it to the tear, shortening the ribbon.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2005, 02:10 AM   #2
gl is offline gl  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sierra Foothills - California
Hi mcelaj,

Well.....if it were my tweeter I'd return it to Magnepan and have them replace the ribbon.

If you wanted to save money I have heard that you can buy a re-ribbon kit from them and replace the ribbon yourself.

I would not shorten the ribbon. First off it won't balance sonically with the other speaker. And second I just don't see how the connector would physically fit in the shortened position - stuck between the magnets.

Thank you for the pictures by the way. If you wouldn't mind, could you please take a few close-ups and post them. Thanks.

I hope you sucessfully fix your tweeter.

Best Regards,
gl
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2005, 02:15 AM   #3
gl is offline gl  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sierra Foothills - California
And one more thing, the ribbon impedance is significant in the oeration of the crossover. Shorten the ribbon and reduce the impedance and shift the HF crossover frequency. This too will unbalance your stereo image.

Send it back to Magnepan.

gl
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Magnepan SMGa repair Ed Holland Planars & Exotics 58 15th September 2014 10:06 PM
Magnepan SMG repair? DigitalJunkie Planars & Exotics 11 23rd July 2008 03:59 PM
Reparing Magnepan SMGs tweeter stolbovoy Planars & Exotics 4 23rd December 2007 03:13 AM
magnepan tweeter transplant Ang Planars & Exotics 11 25th May 2007 02:39 AM
what to pair with magnepan tweeter? cowanrg Multi-Way 13 13th January 2005 09:44 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:33 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2