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Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!
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Any of you guys attempted a repair on an aluminium tweeter cone?  the cone has lost its 'point' and is now slightly concave instead of convex.

I considered superglue on a match stick to pull it out, but didn't fancy that, sounded a bit harsh.  Perhaps using the suction of a hoover?

All opinions / ideas welcomed, i just leave the grills on at the moment, but it still bugs me slightly!

Thanks
 

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

I've never done this myself...

Sellotape is usually the recommended approach.

To be honest it's quite unlikely to affect the sound anyway.

 

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

Suck it with hoover (Risky, BE CAREFUL) but work with me!

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ive used both methods before because depending on the type of tweeter/damage/material sometimes one method wont work so i used the other... i used duct tape instead of cellotape as its more adhesive. if you use the vacuum cleaner make sure you use a round plastic attachment with smooth edges and that you have the vent on the hose open (or failing that turn the vacs power right down). remember slowly and surely wins this race...

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

Thanks guys, i'll have a go with some tape, sounds the least destructive!!!

 Cheers
 

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

Same thing happened on one of my Dali On-Walls and the approach I took was to lick my lips and plant a cheeky smacker on it, sucking it back out. Much more gentle than the aforementioned options. That's what I'd try. Best of luck and let us know if the little tweeter responds to your touch Wink

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

Good grief, Man! Just imagine the missus walking in at the wrong moment! "Oh, hello Luv. I was, erm, just fixing the tweeter.". Never mind the front facing port.

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

Or the bass bung-hole around the back. Etc. Etc.

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

The tweeter is in the centre of a larger driver (KEF Q5) no length of ammusing struggle worked to suck out the tweeter and selotape just didn't grip t enough, I think its an aluminium cone and I would think it needs alot of force to get it back out....Oh well on go the grills again!

I will try a hoover on it tonight if i'm feeling brave.

 Thanks for the suggestions though!

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

If you gonna use Hoover get a lady to do it as they got the special talent and more experience in hoovering....:-)

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

 Political correctness is alive and well and living in East Anglia...

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

user="nealc" wrote:

The tweeter is in the centre of a larger driver (KEF Q5)

Ah, you didn't tell us it was a Uni-Q. That will complicate matters. You could always call KEF's customer service people and see what they suggest... 

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Re: Some blighter dented my tweeter cone!

I had the same problem to start with with the cellotape so i switched to gaffa/duct tape and it worked a treat. make sure you fold the tape into a loop so it has the maximum surface area to grip your tweeter with!

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Have you removed the fingers of the 'blighter'

Prevention is better than the cure.

Back to the driver unit, some drivers with a tweeter in the middle have a hole in the magnet at the back of the speaker and sometimes you can poke through the hole onto the back of the tweeter.

Brent

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hi there sorry to hear about your tweeter i work for kef and it really does need a new tweeter im afraid theres no way to repair it , they are not that much to replace and easy to change mark

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If you have a hot melt glue gun glue a lolly stick or something similar to the dented in bit, carefully pull it out, then use a hair drier to melt the glue while carefully wiping it off with kitchen roll.

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