Audiobyte sub rattling problem

Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 12:03 AM

We've been addicted to Spotify this week, cranking up the tunes louder than usual. I noticed some rattling on the sub and took it apart.


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I thought the first section was an active speaker but it looks like it's some kind of moving baffle. After a close inspection, it seems that the main part has come unglued. See pix below to see what I mean.

Piece removed.


P7224713 by oldskoolboarder, on Flickr

Sideview 1

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Side view as I pushed the speaker out. Notice the air gap.

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Side view 2

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Side view 2 w/ speaker pressed out

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1) Does this look damaged?
2) What's the repair method? If it's DIY, what glue would I use? It's a bit of tight fit and my clumsiness might make a mess but I'm more concerned w/ using an adhesive that seeps through.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 12:22 AM

That's a good question. If you don't get an answer, I'll take apart my EP0v1 and let you know what it looks like on Monday.

I know that's a passive radiator, so I'm not sure if it needs to be attached.

Of course, the best answer might be to call Axiom and find out.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 01:45 AM

Cesar, it does look from the pictures, especially the second one from the side, that the radiator has come loose(and that you have awful big hands). As far as DIY, I've read that many manufacturers use regular PVA(polyvinyl acetate)emulsion white glue for cones. I have no idea what Axiom uses.

I know that you got that just over a year ago now, so if you call Axiom(and don't mention those 110dB peaks that you were hitting in the kitchen)they may accommodate you.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 09:54 AM

I would also call Axiom.
Posted by: Jc

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 11:52 AM

Hi,

Simply dial Axiom's toll free number 866-244-8796 after 12:00 ET; I will gladly assist you at solving your issue.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 04:10 PM

JC to the rescue! smile
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 05:31 PM

Thanks JC. I'll probably do it on Monday.
Posted by: Jc

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/23/11 05:48 PM

Always a pleasure, On Monday, I'll be on the phone from 12:00 to 20:00 ET. We will talk then !
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 07/25/11 02:33 PM

Just checked mine, it's definitely attached.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/10/11 10:29 AM

JC, can you check your email? I've emailed twice w/ no response.
Posted by: alan

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/10/11 11:08 AM

Hi,

Try the toll-free line. I don't know if JC is on duty today or on holiday. Brent will know.

Regards,
Alan
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/10/11 12:03 PM

Thanks Alan.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/25/11 06:16 PM

Replacement sub received and installed. Back to my regularly scheduled programming.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/27/11 11:36 PM

No surprise. Axiom always takes care of their customers.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/28/11 09:50 PM

Hey boss, you want I should take care a deez guys for ya?
Posted by: fredk

Re: Audiobyte sub rattling problem - 08/28/11 10:15 PM

So that's what that extra room at the back of the factory is for.