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Focal 826 Tweeter Removal
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:27 PM   #11
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I could not remove the tweeter I am still trying everything I could.

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I would make my displeasure known, as I did with Cambridge Audio.

Ending up scrapping a pair of $1200 towers over a blown tweeter is just not right... and I'd bet it's already happened at least once.

I'm glad you got it working... but it's a problem that a couple of screws in the back of that dress piece would have solved very easily.
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:28 PM   #12
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The CA SX-60s can be seen HERE My review is there too...

You wouldn't believe the BS I've been through with those speakers...
I've had them apart so many times I've had to rotate the woofer 45 degrees and drill new holes.
I've re-tuned the port
I've removed copious amounts of over stuffing
I've replaced their dental floss wired crossovers
I've added damping to the woofer basket
I've rewired them with 16ga wire and soldered everything
I've added a series resistor to the tweeter
I've added gaskets under the woofers
I don't even want to guess how much time I spent with REW on them

And only now, a year in, are they starting to sound proper.
But I have promised myself the next time they act up, I'm going to walk them straight down to the garbage bin.
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:35 PM   #13
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I could not remove the tweeter I am still trying everything I could.
The tweeter is dead, yeah?

What is the bonding agent? If it's glued to the cabinet, I would get under that bracket with a flat tool and try lifting the entire thing off the case. Once it's off, Just grab the tweeter with some channel locks and twist...

Mounting a new tweeter will depend on what you buy to replace it, but I would not be shy about drilling a couple of holes and modifying that bracket... two to mount the new tweeter and two to mount the bracket back on the cabinet.

At least then you will not have this same problem twice.

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Old 26th January 2020, 06:39 PM   #14
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Tweeter is dead. It does not make any sound. Here is how one removed the tweeter.
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:48 PM   #15
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My review is there too...
That's called telling it how it is!

CA describe these as 'entry level' speakers and you've certainly had to gain entry!
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:50 PM   #16
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Here is how one removed the tweeter.
Do you mean this is how the tweeter is removed if you have the key you mentioned earlier?
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:52 PM   #17
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Tweeter is dead. It does not make any sound. Here is how one removed the tweeter.
So it's just pressed in? That's not good either... but it does suggest that you might be able to remove it with pressure from behind.
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Old 26th January 2020, 06:55 PM   #18
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That's called telling it how it is!
I've got a bit of a reputation for that.

I believe reviews should not be advertisements. The reviewer should share an equal responsibility to warn people about bad products.

I originally ordered them in for a client who wanted a "soundbar killer" with a mini-amp. When the trouble showed up I got stuck with them and he got my Elacs... not a fair trade but what was I to do?

Did you notice they are no longer available.

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Old 26th January 2020, 06:57 PM   #19
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Looks like it could be a sort of bayonet connection.

Maybe turn tweeter at the same time as pushing from behind?
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Old 26th January 2020, 07:14 PM   #20
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Wait a minute ... comparing your picture with the one from the other thread suggests there is a dress piece on top of that tweeter... The later picture shows tabs inside the dress plate. I wonder if they lock with the dress piece to hold the tweeter in.

What happens if you try rotating that dress piece?
 

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