Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer

Posted by: ViperZ

Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/12/18 09:19 PM

Hi all, neighbour of mine brought over these tiny well built bookshelf speakers by Axiom.

One woofer voice coil is rubbing. Is it possible to get a replacement woofer somewhere?

The woofer is about 4-4.5" across with a model number A4208 on the back.

Thank you.

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Posted by: Adrian

Re: Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/13/18 08:05 AM

Your best bet imo, would be to contact Axiom directly. Good luck!
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/13/18 11:05 AM

that looks like the original AX lineup of speakers. I owned AX3's and I would suspect parts are difficult to find.

When my AX3's need replacement drivers, I ordered them from Axiom but had to perform a little cabinet surgery to make them fit.

As Adrian mentioned, call Axiom.
Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/13/18 07:56 PM

I suspect finding a replacement driver is highly unlikely and my suggestion would to have it refoamed and when its done the voice coil will be re centered . Plenty of tutorials on you tube ,never done it myself but have had it done so you could send it to be redone.
Posted by: ViperZ

Re: Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/13/18 09:55 PM

It's not the foam problem. The surround is rubber-ish and in perfect condition. One of the little wires connecting the coil to the terminals was intermittent, and looks like that fried the coil. I resoldered the wire, have good continuity on it when measuring DC resistance of the coil, but it sounds rough/rubbing. So the voice coil is shot.
I do not think they are willing to spend any decent money on the replacement, and all woofers on axiom audio site are like $80-90+. I might just drop a generic 4" driver in there and call it a day. Was hoping for a transplant if someone had one with bad tweeter or broken cabinet.
Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: Help ID Axiom speaker - need a replacement woofer - 04/14/18 02:11 PM

Parts express sells the DATS which i happen to have one of and it measures a speakers thiele small parameters which would help you find a driver with similar properties. You could measure the one in the other speaker to help find a match. Also if you contact ian he may be able to provide the thiele small parameters, he did for me when i asked him in a PM.