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Posted By: austinbirdman Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 02:51 PM



Anyone know how I can repair this dent to my beloved M60? Our house was burglarized. The speakers were too heavy to steal (unlike my tv, Onkyo receiver, and Yamaha hi-res audio player), but in the process of knocking the speaker over, the ruffians kicked this mid-range cone.

I've only been able to listen to it once so far - not sure yet how much it affects performance (frankly, not sure if it does at all after one listen to Neko Case). But I'd love to fix this. Insurance should cover the repairs.

Appreciate any advice. Been awhile since I've been on the forum but my Axioms are holding up beautifully.
Posted By: SirQuack Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 02:55 PM
That dent won't affect the sound at all, just a dust cover. There are a couple of methods you can try..I've had good luck using a vacuum cleaner attachment on a lower suction setting. Just move slowly towards the dent and often it will pop right back. Or, Axiom has a video using masking tape. I've even used a small strip of duct tape to do the same..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbvhokVrPI
Posted By: SirQuack Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 02:56 PM
now the dent on the outer portion, not sure, that might affect sound somewhat, you could also check with Axiom, I'm sure they would work with you on a replacement driver...sorry to hear about those darn burglers.
Posted By: austinbirdman Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 02:58 PM
Sweet. I'll see what I can do. Thanks.
Posted By: RickF Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 03:12 PM
I'd include that driver (or the entire speaker) on the insurance claim myself.

I absolutely despise people who steal, good luck.
Posted By: MarkSJohnson Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 03:19 PM
That sucks!

Yes, contact Axiom for a replacement driver!
Posted By: Wid Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 03:42 PM

I have three extra mid range drivers sitting here (a VP 150) LOL.
Posted By: RickF Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 03:46 PM
I think I'd go ahead and have insurance replace the entire speaker, thats why you have it.
Posted By: Wid Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 03:50 PM
Originally Posted By: RickF
I think I'd go ahead and have insurance replace the entire speaker, thats why you have it.


+1
Posted By: Ken.C Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 05:23 PM
I would also go to the insurance, but when I contacted Axiom about similar damage to one of M80's mids (no surround damage, but cone and dust cap) and they said as long as it wasn't scraping, it should be fine.
Posted By: CatBrat Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 06:50 PM
I'd replace it anyway. Because every time I looked at the smooshed speaker, I'd get mad all over again.
Posted By: avjunkee Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/30/12 08:17 PM
Agreed.
Posted By: Joe_in_SC Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 01/31/12 02:21 AM
So sorry to hear about the burglary. It happened to me a while ago and I really felt violated. The only bright spot was my insurance really paid off and I ended up with a whole lot of new stuff. I'd definitely include the speaker in the claim. If you can fix it yourself, use the money for something else (like an alarm system or a dog).

Good luck. I hope it works out.
Posted By: Lampshade Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 02/15/12 03:03 AM
Vacuum is a cool idea. That is going to help me with one of my non Axiom speakers.
Posted By: cb919 Re: Damaged Cone - M60s Mid - 02/15/12 01:46 PM
I have used masking tape with success in the past when my 2 year old daughter was 'testing out' my in-laws brand new Paradigm Signatures. eek

But as for the insurance claim, I agree with the others and I'd replace the speaker, especially with that damage outside of the dust cap.
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