How difficult is it to refoam older speakers

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How difficult is it to refoam older speakers

Postby todd.brust » Thu May 03, 2007 2:58 pm

i have a pair of dahlquist dq-10s and i bought them knowing that i would eventually have to replace the foam surround on the woofers....how hard or easy would it be to do it myself using this kit i found on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Speaker-Foam-Dahlquist-DQ-10-DQ-20-Speakers-FS-10F_W0QQitemZ130108582155QQihZ003QQcategoryZ3276QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

think i can handle it?
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Postby John » Thu May 03, 2007 7:32 pm

I think you can, it's not all too bad, just make you center everything. Those kits you linked seem like they're thrown together and just labeled to fit whatever brand. Check out parts express for the surrounds and the glue, you can probably get it cheaper.
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Postby todd.brust » Fri May 04, 2007 8:41 am

do you think i can find a tutorial somewhere on how to do it....i just don't want to waste my money and **** things up and end up taking it somewhere to be fixed
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Postby CBFryman » Fri May 04, 2007 9:09 am

decware has surrounds and a tutorial.
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Postby flak_monkey » Fri May 04, 2007 9:42 am

CBFryman wrote:decware has surrounds and a tutorial.

They also have a rebadged Dayton series 2 driver that they claim is theirs...
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Postby Atomic Fusion » Sun May 06, 2007 11:16 pm

It's not that hard... You can buy a kit which has the foam surround with glue... You remove the dust cap, cut out the old surround, center the voice coil in the gap with little paper wedges between the voice coil and pole piece, then you lay the new surround with glue where it needs to go... Let glue dry, install new dust cap (the kits usually come with them or you can buy new dust caps) and you're done.

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Postby flak_monkey » Mon May 07, 2007 12:14 am

It's not at all difficult. I believe parts express has a tutorial somewhere that was well written and had pics, I think it was what I used when I reconed the woofers in my old Advent woofers. Just make sure to clean the area really well before you go gluing stuff. Don't get any crap in the voice coil gap either.

YEP! Here it is...

http://www.parts-express.com/Tech/260-915.html


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Postby westend » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:59 pm

Go for it. If you screw it up the surrounds can be removed and redone.
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Postby todd.brust » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:04 pm

lol wow this is an old post....it weird because i just got the refoam kit today.....shows how slow i am...i will be doing it in a few days....maybe i'll bust out the digital camera for u guys
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Postby westend » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:15 pm

Here's a tip. A lazy susan (rotating kitchen device) is a really helpful item as you can rotate the woofer when you're gluing up. A lot easier than turning it on the back plate.
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