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Old 15th August 2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Sadly having destroyed a few MA myself, i would not call that slight -- one whole side is caved in. Sorry to say, I'd call it a write off, rip the cone out, and set it aside to use as a fitting "template"

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i'm not buying another one, so in the trash they go
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Yeah I've been dealt the same disappointment 3 times from MA.... Not too sturdy them light aluminum cones with the Xmax these drivers have.
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Hi wushuliu,

Could you describe how this happened? I did something comparable, but not that dramatic. I appreciate any guidance or insight.
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The one is good and someone somewhere needs it.

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Yeah I've been dealt the same disappointment 3 times from MA.... Not too sturdy them light aluminum cones with the Xmax these drivers have.
That's 3 times too many. Honeymoon's over. The delicate flower excuse gets old. I did not detect any anomalies with that driver so if that's all takes to make it worthless then I am not going to bother. They will get better use in a recycling bin.

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That damage had to be caused by mishandling -- all mine were. It is akin to putting a screwdriver thru the cone. Not the fault of the driver.

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Old 15th August 2012, 01:16 PM   #9
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Hi Dave,

The close-up picture does not look like mishandling to me -- it looks like the metal cone deformed due to extreme mechanical stress while operating. To my eyes, anyway, having blown some a couple different ways.

I like the drivers, I just keep blowing them because their clear sound makes me want them a bit louder. Incidentally, I've never blown any other drivers except MA's. I'll buy some again but I have to factor in this risk of short lifespan into the (otherwise reasonable) cost.

All things considered, still a fan, though.
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^^^ ditto, damage done by over excursion based on my experiences. Drivers sound great up until well passed xlim, which tends to put undue stress upon the light aluminum cone. Too bad they are great drivers othewise :-) .
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