Studio Monitor "Imploded" - HELP!

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  1. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Basicly, I'm not even sure how, but the woofer (lower speaker) on one of my monitors (Alesis Active M1 MK2) has begun to slightly "implode" on itself and I need to fix it somehow!

    Whilst trying to "pop" the speaker back out into its proper outwards facing position I unfortunately forced the speaker to implode further, although it's still only about 50% inwards and 50% outwards!

    Just wondering if anyone knows any way of fixing this what I believe to be a fairly common problem?

    Also, does this pose a massive negative affect on the performance of the monitor or is it merely a cosmetic fault which can be forgotten about?

    I'm thinking this MUST be fixable somehow as it happened so easily to me I would believe that it happens to other people pretty often

    So any advice would be much appreciated cheers!
     
  2. druu

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    Just try putting your mouth over the dome and suck. It works.
     
  3. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    you've been poking at your monitors?

    or maybe a kid brother?

    a cat?

    My cat destroyed my alesis tweeter dome. There's now a hole in it. Funnily enough I can't hear a difference to earlier, or between the speakers.
     
  4. ali^

    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    do this, if not, cover a match stick in blue tac and pull [although personally i put a tiny blob of glue on the speaker and let the match stick almost set before pulling the tweeter out]
     
  5. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea ... although I might need something a little sturdyer as it's actually the small central part of the woofer which has "imploded"

    Keep the suggestions comin though people! I'm sure this has happened to a lot of people before!

    Any insight as to whether this will really affect the sound?
     
  6. druu

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    I'm assuming it will as the dome acts as a guide to direct the soundwaves, the whole woofer assembly for that matter.
     
  7. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Were you serious about the sucking thing? Does that really work?!
     
  8. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    if you're gonna suck on that speaker, please film it.
     
  9. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    yeah post it on tnaflix.com
     
  10. Dj Si Cosis

    Dj Si Cosis Member

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    My kids have done this to me before although only on cheap HI-FI speakers. I just used a hoover to suck the cone back out, it worked but you could see the creases in the cone afterwards.
     
  11. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Mate, you are a genius

    The dyson is gettin drawn for 2moro
     
  12. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Dudes....the fuck? Look after your monitors. Not that hard is it?