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Old 17th February 2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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I have a 8" no name sub that sounds pretty good but i noticed today that there is a tear in (excuse me for not knowing proper terminology) the rubber part around the outside of the cone which connects it to the frame of the woofer. it is a rather small tear maybe 1/2" long at the most. i know there is probably nothing that can repair it all together but i was just wondering if there is some sort of temporary fix that will at least keep the tear from getting any bigger.
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Old 17th February 2005, 11:30 PM   #2
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Silicon rubber.
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Old 18th February 2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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hot glue works best IMO
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Old 18th February 2005, 01:59 AM   #4
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most hot-melt glues I have dealt with are rigid and/ or brittle cold.

Silicone is my vote as well.
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Old 18th February 2005, 02:33 AM   #5
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shoe goo works good


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Old 18th February 2005, 02:53 AM   #6
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out of the 3 suggestions l would say the shoe goo and the silicon sounds about the most promising IMHO,[ provided you can get them to film over the split and let them set , holding the joint together with tape from the rear to facilitate you doing this] {in this instance silicon probably would be the most durable} just 2 oz cents worth having played around with speakers replacing surrounds and doing gen speaker repair for a number of years, in any event hot melt is definitely out of the question it would'nt hold at all for the very reason posted above it would become brittle with time and drop off, good luck cheers TC
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thanks alot everyone. as you said using tape on the back side to hold it together...the tear isnt even that big to where it comes apart at all. it keeps itself together.
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Old 18th February 2005, 03:30 AM   #8
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On the issue of Subwoofer repair, I've got a ADS subwoofer and it buzzes a little when it is used. I can see any damage around it or anything loose or caught in it. I assume there must be something wrong with the coil and unfixable. Is it so?
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Old 18th February 2005, 04:00 AM   #9
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Maybe. Did you consider starting your own thread instead of hijacking this one?

Did you contact the manufacturer or even take it out of its enclosure?
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I dont know where you all get your hot glue.... but the kind I get is very flexible. It's made for crafts and such, but really isnt anything special. Now if you apply a very large amount I might see some stiffness occuring, but I've mastered the art of it.
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