A look at how speakers and cones are made
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Dying speaker cones.
I have a pair of JBL 2231 woofers that where reconed, I was told the cones came from Simply Speakers. This isn't wheather that's good or bad, I have them, bought them cheap and I'm way far from knowing anything more than what I see online regarding JBL drivers. So the replacement cones where kind...
Question about speakers with the FB cones.
Does anyone know if Sansui ever used the FB cones in any of their speakers? I know that Pioneer used them on their 99a speakers but did Sansui use them also? Thanks for any info.
Optimus Pro 77 foam replacement
I have an old pair of these Optimus Pro 77's and the foam surround on the woofer cones are gone. They've been sitting in my shed easily for 20 years and I finally decided to take a look at them. I've taken them completely apart. The woofer cones are a little over 4" in diameter. Do you think ther...
Minimus 7 White Cones
A quick verification would be appreciated. I picked up a pair of Minimus 7's at a recent flea market ($15) that had white woofer cones and were labeled Made in Japan. Are these woofers original or aftermarket? When you look at the speakers, the white cones are really visible through the grille as...
Pioneer HPM-1100s with homemade woofer cones
My first post, but I've been lurking here for a while since rediscovering hi-fi (or mid-fi) after divorce and thirty years since my college days. A local craigslist listing has Pioneer HPM-1100s for sale for $265. Went and looked at them and listened to them. They sound fine, but in his ba...
Phenolic ring tweeter repair
I picked up a pair of Marantz Imperial 7 speakers with the 4 ohm phenolic ring tweeters. They test good, but both have broken dust caps and tears in the paper cones. I carefully removed the dust caps (pretty sure I have replacements on hand) and the voice coils look fine. Is there anything I c...
Hey guys, i was given a pair of vintage Kenwood LS-P9000X 400watt speakers, does anyone have any idea how good these monsters are? The 10" drivers need re-rubbering, but the cones look in all honesty like they are made of carbon fibre (i know that's ridiculous, I just don't know how else to descr...