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#103861 - 07/09/05 02:08 PM Pushed in woofers
allscott Offline

Registered: 07/09/05
Posts: 1
One of my little angels (he's a troublemaker but he's cute) managed to push in a couple of the inner cones on the mids of one of my M80's. Couple questions;

Is there a trick that anyone knows of to make them pop back out?

Would this do any long term damage to them?

Thanks in advance

#103862 - 07/09/05 02:23 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
INANE Offline

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1674
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
You could just leave em, or try the vacum cleaner method of pullin em back out.
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#103863 - 07/09/05 04:29 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13356
Loc: Iowa
Dude that sucks, whenever my 6yr old or 11month old start heading at my m60's or 350, I start to sweat. I wonder if the sound would be slightly affected by your issue. Hope you figure out something, if you try the vacuum method, don't use a shop vac
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#103864 - 07/09/05 04:47 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
F107plus5 Offline

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
I used to have an associate who worked in forged iron and steels; used to make some pretty intricate designs.

Wonder if I could get him to produce some "Victorian Era" grille guards....Wonder what they'd do to the overall sound?

(My grandkids are heavy into "Light Sabers" and Ninja stuff) I've often wondered what I'd do if I found myself in a similar situation, and believe me! It's gotten pretty close to that!!

#103865 - 07/09/05 04:49 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
NeverHappy Offline

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
My kids did it to one of my speakers once..........and only once but I got it back out using that blue sticky stuff that people use to hold pictures in place. Worked like a charm and didn't leave anything on the cone.

#103866 - 07/09/05 05:36 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6723
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I have used scotch tape on the dust covers before.Works pretty good.The sound shouldn't be affected by having the covers pushed in.That's what you're talking about right ?

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#103867 - 07/10/05 02:48 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
curtis Offline

Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
My kids will be 8 and 6 this summer....and I have had my speakers for over two years now. The kids still do not know the grills come off!

#103868 - 07/10/05 03:28 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
F107plus5 Offline

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
One of my Grandkids found that an M3 grille(ONE TIME)worked well as a roof for a LEGO building project!!

Had to glue one corner back on with some hot glue, but no damage done-other than my nervous system!!

They've generally been kind to my speakers; they understand their importance, so far. Just wish I could get them to take their swords outside

#103869 - 07/21/05 04:10 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
BruceH Offline

Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 353
Loc: Western Canada (just)
Fortunately for me when my wife and I recently bought our house (unfinshed basement), we agreed that the basement was mine and the upstairs was hers and that I could build a modest home theater (media) room. The best part is that the room will be locked. We are expecting in a couple of months and when they can start to walk, that's when the "trouble" begins.

I've heard from many people that tape works best for pulling out pushed in dust caps. It tends to be safer than the vacuum method as not all vacuums are created equal (previous post warning about shop vacs).

#103870 - 07/21/05 10:57 PM Re: Pushed in woofers
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
As scary as it sounds and as gentle as I could do it, I used the central vac. It was pretty quick when it happened but it's pretty much like new. It snapped out when I got to within about 1/2 inch from contact. My cat decided to use the grill as a climbing post to the basement window. The grill probably saved me from worse damage. Now I have stuff stacked on each speaker to keep the critter away.

Good luck, Troy
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