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    The speaker repair thread

    I'm pulling these from another forum so bear with me.....

    Well the new recone/refoam bench has been updated and is open and working. I'll post up some work here. Notable kickass thing is a panasonic DD turntable transport with the spindle cut off, talking about laying down some nice glue!
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    EPIa70 woofer refoam....

    The victim (one of them)



    cleaned up, dome lifted and shimmed.



    Layin glue



    Surround on speaker



    All glued down, dust domes drying along side the next project.



    Finished


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    JBL L46 woofers, weird ass rubber rot.

    The victim



    Cleaned up



    WTF?! 2 dust domes!



    Shimmed up



    1/2 of foam on



    Drying pic was in the last thread so... Finished!


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    Big Daddy's JBL L112's / JBL 128H

    The specimen, ROUGH speakers. foam rot, and one mid goyt tore up by my bitch cat falling off of one and getting it with a back foot. I still have not forgiven her for that one. I gutted them, one crossover was kinda fucked up (does not sound the same as the other) I really wanted the woofers to mate with a set of Altec horns and possibly the tweets for that same project to add some sparkle to the Altecs since they can be anemic on the tippy top. the last pics will prove just how serious I was about gutting these.

    Victims... literally.















    These kits came from a different place, they totally fucking rock because they come with replacement domes and WAY more comprehensive shims.

    cleaned up




    Shimmed


    Almost done, dome glue drying


    Shazam.



    Now for the cabinet modification pics... the fun part.












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    Next up, Big Daddy's JBL4412's (My new babies.)

    These are the ones I scored for 20 bucks, I'm gonna restore them and use them in my shop, some unfortunate things happened at work that's going to push more work my way so i need to build a mastering rig and FAST. The urei's won't work int he shop and the loft (old studio) is shot for my work now.



    Work that needs to be done on them

    -go over crossovers and level pots

    -refoam woofers

    - put some SDS tile snipets on the ports, on the outside (inside the cab) they ring when you tap them

    -Repair the GOD AWFUL mounting job the previous people did that if I did I would get fired for..... yes girls, too small of omnimounts on 1.5" LAG BOLTS, not even backed up. and I'll bet you 5 bucks the crossover was "in the way ;)"


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    Yep, the dipshits drilled thru the crossovers, hit 2 caps, different caps in each so all 4 were replaced to match up. Vents are dead-nd, and the inside of the surrounds are drying. Hope to finish up tomorrow/Thursday and get back to the rounds of customer shit.

    Too bad because they have never been opened up and were ruined for them immediately out of the box.

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    Allright, done, repaired, even holed plugged and stained to match.



    The glue bead on that dome is tits ;)

    Before


    After:


    Weird for this vintage, but a P-P crossover...


    I'm running them now right next to each other, far from ideal but they are FUCKING CLEAN, almost pulls at your heart when they need to emotion-wise. As long as you like hearing spit in a chick's throat while she sings. Fucking amazing for such a simple design. JBL is good for that.

    Got my new shop monitors.. FTMFW.

    Now onto the shop subwoofer.

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    Very nice work man!

    Are the new surrounds a bit over-sized? How does one find the correct surround replacement?
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    They are the same size, there's a couple places I deal with, out of the two I can find almost anything I need that's popular.

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    If they are the same size how do you find enough material to glue to on the cone?
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