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Old 18th January 2015, 03:11 PM   #1
portreathbeach is offline portreathbeach  United Kingdom
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My 2 year old son recently pushed in the middle of an EL70 full range driver. I was pretty angry, but then I remembered a little device I take travelling with me that is used to suck out insect bites and poison.....


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I put the cup of the device over the middle of the speaker and pushed the plunger down. As soon as the plunger gets to the bottom, a sudden suck pulls the speaker back out.
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Old 12th February 2015, 08:59 PM   #2
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Neat!
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Old 13th February 2015, 12:06 AM   #3
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great idea, perhaps a small plastic cup attached to the end of a solder sucker would work in the same way....
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Old 13th February 2015, 12:13 AM   #4
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That is neat!

I "rescued" the dust caps on 2 B&W woofers using a strip of low tack invisible scotch tape, after the attentions of a three year old grand-daughter .

Totally my fault for leaving them without their grills! Far too tempting!.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 08:53 AM   #5
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A vacuum cleaner and some tubing works well too.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 11:41 AM   #6
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A vacuum cleaner and some tubing works well too.
That would be one hell of an insect bite
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My 2 year old son recently pushed in the middle of an EL70 full range driver.
So what kind of grills are you going to make for them?
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Old 9th July 2015, 03:48 PM   #8
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I'm not going to make any grills, just keep an eye out when he is near them.
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Old 9th July 2015, 05:03 PM   #9
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I've used vacuum cleaners with a controllable hole "leak" for my thumb many times.

30 years ago I had some floor monitors with 6 JBL LE8T-H in each. One had a dented-in aluminum dustcap.

My girlfriend was just walking by, noticed, put her lips on it and sucked until it popped back out, hardly missing a step.

I married her and we had 2 wonderful children.
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Old 10th July 2015, 12:35 PM   #10
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My girlfriend was just walking by, noticed, put her lips on it and sucked until it popped back out, hardly missing a step.

I married her and we had 2 wonderful children.
I am surprised no one made a sexual connotation joke about this, very nice gesture, I would marry her as well.

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