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#398945 - 11/29/13 09:17 AM Speaker Maintenance
Michael13 Offline
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Hello All

Not to sure if this has been posted or if there is a sticky somewhere.... i did try to do a search.

Soo i live in a very dry apartment and i am a little concerned with the longevity of my speakers. Is there any oil or water vinegar combo i should be wiping these puppies down with here and there ? also i noticed the veneer is starting to come up in the corner of my M22's should i use any super clue to fasten the corner back down? or is there something you guys could recommend me?

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#398947 - 11/29/13 02:34 PM Re: Speaker Maintenance [Re: Michael13]
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Have you considered getting a humidifier to put moisture in the area? I would not be wiping anything on the speakers like you mentioned, at least I've never heard of anyone doing that...
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#399013 - 12/02/13 08:50 AM Re: Speaker Maintenance [Re: Michael13]
Murph Offline
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Agreed.
I don't think oil will help veneer. Water and vinegar is a good cleaning agent for many things but won't add to thier longevity. I would not want to get the borders of the veneer wet at all really, so a lightly dampened cloth only if you really need to clean a stain. Dry microfiber for dusting.

If it's that dry, a humidifier might indeed be a healthy investment for your stuff and your skin.
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#399036 - 12/02/13 10:35 PM Re: Speaker Maintenance [Re: Murph]
chesseroo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Murph
I would not want to get the borders of the veneer wet at all really, so a lightly dampened cloth only if you really need to clean a stain. Dry microfiber for dusting.


Indeed. Dry cloth or damp cloth only should be required.
Even most wood veneer speakers have a urethane finish which doesn't require any oils or special cleaners.

I would contact Axiom about how to possibly repair the veneer peel up so it won't get worse if someone picks at it.
If these were B stock speakers when you bought them, you may have just found the B stock flaw.
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#399057 - 12/03/13 11:37 AM Re: Speaker Maintenance [Re: Michael13]
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I use a micro fibre dry cloth and if there are fingerprints and sometimes oils come off your hands I spray Windex onto the cloth just enough not to make it wet and then wipe. never onto the speakers.
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#399058 - 12/03/13 11:40 AM Re: Speaker Maintenance [Re: Michael13]
TroyD Offline
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I use a micro fibre dry cloth and if there are fingerprints and sometimes oils come off your hands I spray Windex onto the cloth just enough not to make it wet and then wipe. never onto the speakers.
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