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#143247 - 07/09/06 08:38 PM Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff inside
sprite Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 5
Well I got home Friday and found out from my girlfriend that the grills from my Mi80's, which are about 6 months old, fell off in the middle of the day. Normally I wouldn't care so much, but my 2 year old niece (whom my girlfriend was watching) went ahead and pushed in all the black domes inside all 4 cones. I'm not really mad or anything, and I understand that they can be replaced. but I was wondering if there's anyway to upgrade the weak grills on the Axiom speakers, at least to the point of them not falling off. Thanks

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#143248 - 07/09/06 09:19 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff inside [Re: sprite]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I know the grill attachment used to be a weak point, and maybe still is, but doesn't it seem just the tiniest bit suspicious that both grills fell off at the same time, when your niece just happened to be in the right place to push the domes in ?

Is there any chance the grills had a bit of 2-year-old help ?

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#143249 - 07/10/06 08:42 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: bridgman]
sprite Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 5
Sorry for being vague. Only the speaker grill on the left speaker fell off. My GF, not understanding how important they were and annoyed they keep falling off, just moved them to the side. Later in the day my niece pushed in the cones. I'm not really blaming anyone or anything. I mean, I knew that they fall off and I just never made the connection of how much damage it could cause.

I guess my main question here is, has anyone thought up a way to help support the grills? All I can come up with is stick on velcro, but perhaps there's better ways? Thanks

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#143250 - 07/10/06 08:49 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: sprite]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I would contact Axiom first. Your grills shouldn't be falling off by themselves. I know one or two other people reported similar issues and Axiom took care of the problem somehow.

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#143251 - 07/10/06 10:42 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: sprite]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4787
Loc: western canada
sprite,
The black cones are dust covers. Using a piece of tape or a vacuum with light suction you should be able to draw them back out.
As for the grilles, as bridgman mentioned, Axiom will set you up to be sure they don't come off. Check the holes in the speakers where the grille pins normally fit and see if the rubber holders have fallen out or if the grille pins just don't seem to fit the rubber inserts that well. Then call Axiom customer support.
No worries.
They always make things right, most especially with new purchases.


Edited by chesseroo (07/10/06 10:42 AM)
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#143252 - 07/10/06 11:09 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: sprite]
littleb Offline
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Man, I bet you just freaked!

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#143253 - 07/10/06 01:17 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: chesseroo]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
And to prevent future problems, I suggest going to the custom shop and ordering the industrial-look "expanded mesh and barbed wire" grilles connected to the 40,000 volt cattle trainer.

Bren R.

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#143254 - 07/10/06 01:26 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: BrenR]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10831
Loc: Central NH
What is it with you guys and the "more power is better" thing?

I think 30,000 volts is more than enough. If the first volt isn't felt, what's the point?







Oh. Yeah.
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#143255 - 07/11/06 07:03 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: sprite]
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
Hi Sprite;

We'll get some new grilles sent out to you today - there is a fix. And you should be able to use tape as chesseroo explained to pull the domes back out.
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#143256 - 07/11/06 07:24 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: Amie]
ratpack Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
Now, that is what I call customer service!!!!!!!!
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#143257 - 07/11/06 03:56 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: Amie]
Seattlelite Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 65
Loc: Jakarta, Indonesia
Quote:

Hi Sprite;

We'll get some new grilles sent out to you today - there is a fix. And you should be able to use tape as chesseroo explained to pull the domes back out.




Wow..That's all I can say

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#143258 - 07/11/06 04:57 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: Seattlelite]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Or just suck the dust covers back out with your mouth... alone... with the curtains pulled... uh, on second thought... tape might be better.

Bren R.

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#143259 - 07/11/06 08:27 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: Amie]
sprite Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 5
Quote:

Hi Sprite;

We'll get some new grilles sent out to you today - there is a fix. And you should be able to use tape as chesseroo explained to pull the domes back out.




WOW

That is incredible customer service beyond anything I have ever seen or imagined. I'm also happy to realize that the cones themselves are okay, I'm going to go look for some strong tape tomorrow to pop them back out.

I've always heard of Axiom's incredible service, but now I'm a believer. And I will definitly be recommending Axiom products to all my friends

Thanks for all the help and advice everyone (I'm still considering the electrified barbwire )

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#143260 - 07/11/06 08:29 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: sprite]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Just regular masking tape will do, no need for anything special.
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#143261 - 07/12/06 03:33 PM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: Wid]
dllewel Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
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Just regular masking tape will do, no need for anything special.



Yeah, don't get anything *too* powerful- you want it to come off after without tearing off the speaker.
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#143262 - 07/17/06 03:25 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: BrenR]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
Quote:

Or just suck the dust covers back out with your mouth... alone... with the curtains pulled... uh, on second thought... tape might be better.

Bren R.




I think that takes the term "speaker love" to a whole new level.
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#143263 - 09/11/06 12:03 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: danmagicman7]
BrenR Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Hey, and guess who just had this same thing happen to his M3s and VP150?

Had some friends with kids over... anytime they see a big black round thing - they poke. Sucked them back out with the vacuum with no problems.

Makes you think of this though:


Bren R.

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#143264 - 09/11/06 12:13 AM Re: Is it possible to upgrade grills? bad stuff in [Re: BrenR]
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Actually it doesn't make me think about that...

... in fact I don't *want* to think about that...

... ever...

... so there.

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