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Rotten subwoofer speaker Tip !! by Blmkso
Started on: 04-26-2018 10:40 AM
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Report this Post04-26-2018 10:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BlmksoClick Here to Email BlmksoSend a Private Message to BlmksoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Just a quick tip if the foam ring on your subwoofer speaker has rotted away . Check out newfoam.com . It cost me $11.00 with shipping and has great instructions on how to glue the new foam ring. Comes with glue and applicator. Very easy fix and the speaker sounds fantastic.

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Report this Post04-27-2018 01:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have done the same thing to many factory subwoofer speakers with very good results too (I use a different company for the foam, but similarly priced).

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Report this Post09-16-2019 03:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SamanthaMClick Here to Email SamanthaMSend a Private Message to SamanthaMEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Yah know, you guys are a wealth of information! I was doing a search of the subwoofer and up pops this thread. Sure enough the foam has disappeared on my sub. I figured out how to disassemble the speaker and I have ordered a foam repair kit. Can't wait to have a descent sub back. BTW...I ordered it off of Amazon for $5.00

Thanks again guys!

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Here’s another tip ... if they send you the “white” glue to attach the foam... what ever you have left, thin it with a little water
And use an acid brush and coat the foam. It’s ok if you get a little on the cone . It will give better life, smoother response and help support the cone / spider joint as they tend to sag due to age.

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Report this Post09-16-2019 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Yah know, you guys are a wealth of information! I was doing a search of the subwoofer and up pops this thread. Sure enough the foam has disappeared on my sub. I figured out how to disassemble the speaker and I have ordered a foam repair kit. Can't wait to have a descent sub back. BTW...I ordered it off of Amazon for $5.00

Thanks again guys!



Nice! It's an easy fix and as long as the speaker itself isn't bad installing new foam will give you years of listening enjoyment. I re-foamed my first one 5 or 6 years ago and it's still going strong in my GT.


 
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Here’s another tip ... if they send you the “white” glue to attach the foam... what ever you have left, thin it with a little water
And use an acid brush and coat the foam. It’s ok if you get a little on the cone . It will give better life, smoother response and help support the cone / spider joint as they tend to sag due to age.



Thanks for the tip!

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Report this Post09-17-2019 08:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SamanthaMClick Here to Email SamanthaMSend a Private Message to SamanthaMEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by PhatMax:

Here’s another tip ... if they send you the “white” glue to attach the foam... what ever you have left, thin it with a little water
And use an acid brush and coat the foam. It’s ok if you get a little on the cone . It will give better life, smoother response and help support the cone / spider joint as they tend to sag due to age.


Thank you! Great tip since I already have the sub out.

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Report this Post09-19-2019 01:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SamanthaMClick Here to Email SamanthaMSend a Private Message to SamanthaMEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I do have one more question about the sub since I have it out anyways..... the assembly is just plastic, would it make any difference in the sound if put some baffling in the plastic box? Was just curious. I know I added baffles to my front speakers and it did make quite a difference in the richness of the sound?

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In it's factory configuration, the plastic box is designed to add a little more low bass to the speaker. Adding Dacron or other dampening fill will reduce the output of the subwoofer a little but that can be adjusted with the volume control. It may also make the bass a little clearer, but any changes will be subtle.
You could add some filler material into the end of the bass tube after it's installed to see if you like the change.

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You could add some filler material into the end of the bass tube after it's installed to see if you like the change.


I will try that on just the tube. Thank you!

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Report this Post10-08-2019 11:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SamanthaMClick Here to Email SamanthaMSend a Private Message to SamanthaMEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Just to let anyone know who is repairing their sub speaker. The replacement part to fix the foam worked well and was very easy to do. I ordered a kit that had two pieces and they sent me four so I have three extra pieces and it only cost me a total of $5.

I also tried it with a bit of baffling and did not care for the sound so I took out the baffling and put it back together factory and it sounds fantastic! It doesn't matter if I am playing Metallica, AC DC or 38 Special, the sound quality and tones are very good. Adjusting the slider a bit with the different music makes a huge difference.

I have a JVC radio, Rockford rounds with baffling in the pillars, RetroSounds with baffling in the front, and a repaired factory sub. It really sounds great cruising down the road.

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Installing baffling behind your speakers is a great idea in any dry location. Dacron in the tuned subwoofer tube often doesn't improve the sound and now we know that is true in the Fiero thanks to your experience. Thanks.

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