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Old 12th June 2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Celestion 6000 repair...

Hi,

I recently bought Celestion 6000 Subs. There is a big issue with them: 2 of the half balls are dented. One was cleaned by the original owner with water, so it lost it's tension, the other one got a small scuff (minor dent.)

Any idea where I can get replacement covers or how to get the shape fixed again???

All ideas are welcome.

(The material seems to be some textile, with a kind of water soluable glue to strenghthen it.)

I contacted "Hifi Profis" Darmstadt (Germany) and Celestion, but they seem not to be interested in helping me with such an old item (No answer)

Regs, Dirk
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Old 13th June 2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

I recently bought Celestion 6000 Subs. There is a big issue with them: 2 of the half balls are dented. One was cleaned by the original owner with water, so it lost it's tension, the other one got a small scuff (minor dent.)

Any idea where I can get replacement covers or how to get the shape fixed again???

All ideas are welcome.

(The material seems to be some textile, with a kind of water soluable glue to strenghthen it.)

I contacted "Hifi Profis" Darmstadt (Germany) and Celestion, but they seem not to be interested in helping me with such an old item (No answer)

Regs, Dirk
By "half balls" do you mean dustcaps?

A vacuum cleaner with a small funnel can suck dents out of dustcaps.
Duct tape or Gorrilla tape (preferred) can sometimes work for pulling dents.
A needle or push pin can also be used, the small hole covered with glue.
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Old 14th June 2011, 06:10 AM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for your answer, but that's not the point: The textile lost its tension, so even pushing it back, it does not stay in the old shape...

It's some strenghtened textile, but with the strenghtened material washed out...

Any owner of the subs suffering the same trouble???
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Old 15th June 2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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How about the speaker cone itself? If the dustcap is that bad I'd be worried that the cone might be a little weak as well....
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Old 20th June 2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Default It's just optical, it's the half balls that are dented...

Hi,

maybe I didn't state it correct:

The Loadspeaker is ok, but the half ball covers are dented.

Any Idea???

To improve imagination:

http://www.stereophile.com/images/ar...rt/cel6000.jpg

Left: Cover removed

Right: Cover mounted

Regs, Dirk
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Old 27th June 2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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Default Celestion 6000 repair

There are various fabric stiffeners available as sprays which could do the trick and to reform the ball shape a large balloon or similar could be used to create the dome shape while the stiffener dries. Finally you can respray the whole with fabric paint. the small dent should be fixable in the same sort of way.
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Old 19th July 2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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Good ideas - will try as soon as I find some time. I'll report on the results... ;-)))
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Old 23rd July 2011, 04:52 AM   #9
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Where can I get plans for these subs? I have some Celestion SL6S speakers would love a pair of matching subs
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