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Old 29th January 2013, 03:47 AM   #1
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Default Wharfedale W60 Tweeters

Looking for someone or somewhere to rebuild a wharfedale W60 8 ohm tweeter. Or, someone that has one for sale. The voice coil is smoked. It reads 6.4 ohms DC Resistance but you can see the coil all messed up and nothing but a little screaching sound when connected to an amp. Thank you. Compaxa12.
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Old 2nd February 2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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Pics are essential so that we know which version of the W60 you are talking about and the type of tweeter.

Better off IMO to source replacement tweeters for both enclosures as most ( but not all) Wharfedale tweeters were underwhelming, to say the least...repair of your tweeter, while not impossible, is probably not your best course of action
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Old 10th April 2013, 01:55 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat. Burned Voice coil. I have the w70 alnicos with a paper dust cap. gold paint no back sticker. edges were foam not felt and there was no spider that I can find. only a small foam dampener behind the dust cap. I am going to take a shot at a home brew re-edge. The voice coil is another matter. No suppliers or ma and pop speaker shops will touch the job. I am thinking of using a coil from another (read cheaper) Super3 model such as the ceramic models which are more plentiful and may have same guts. Any thoughts?
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Old 10th April 2013, 02:47 AM   #4
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The tweeter that is described by Rockaway appears to be the earlier version of the Super 3 that used a straight sided paper cone and a flat foam plastic surround.The voice coil wire is aluminium.The later ceramic magnet version is an improvement (cough!) of sorts but uses a different frame and may not readily fit into the original cut out of the enclosure.Pictures would help,but there is a case for a modern replacement that can be crossed over at around 1 kHz.
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There are lot's of us with shelves full of dusty tweeters that we don't necessarily know where they came from. Who knows, there might be an old pair just sitting there. Pics are very helpful, front and back.
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Old 10th April 2013, 03:50 AM   #6
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Hope these work. Had to find password info for image shack....
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That's better. Sorry for the first set. Been a while since I used this site.
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Nope, none of those here, sorry.
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