New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

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New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Eddie » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:14 am

Hey guys I just want to let you guys know I am working hard on a little project to see if I can get a company here in the USA to make surrounds for the woofers in the Plats and Silvers! I am looking for a close to factory replacement as posible with the added tech to make them last longer! This is a hard one because the specks on the woofer are out of the norm and made in china. I have a refoamer calling a company to see if we can have them made up and he will sell them to us and use them to repair the woofer we send him for the people that do not want to get their hands dirty! What ever info I get or if I get anything before CF09 I will bring with me! Eddie!
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Eddie » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:17 am

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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Eddie » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:43 am

Does anyone have an Plat woofer they don't need laying around that does not work I am looking for one to use as a test speaker for a new surround? Eddie!
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Magnaryder » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:28 pm

damn good idea
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Post by beemers417 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:35 am

I can use about 20 right now. The AR surrounds just don't cut it.
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Magnaryder » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:42 pm

Eddie wrote:Does anyone have an Plat woofer they don't need laying around that does not work I am looking for one to use as a test speaker for a new surround? Eddie!
Will a Silver driver work?

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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by F1nut » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:46 pm

One possible fly in the ointment. I have been told by someone in the know that because the foam surrounds are glued to the very thin paper cone that the risk of tearing the paper when trying to remove the foam/glue is very high.

One would also need a jig to align the cone and voice coil to prevent rubbing.
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by skip » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:09 am

Wouldn't it work OK to just glue the new surround on top of the old one that is glued to the cone rather than trying to remove it?
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:43 am

I'd get a new razor blade & carefully trim it off before I tried that, skip.
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by beemers417 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:17 am

It would be necessary to remove all of the old suround. It would not take long for failure. Patience is key in this process.
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by Eddie » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:01 pm

The surround on my woofers are falling off by themself all I have to do is rub the cone and they are clean for the most part! As far as the voice coil all you need to do is remove the dust cap and use shims to line it up! Eddie!
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Re: New surrounds for Plats and Silvers woofers!

Post by erniejade1 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:33 pm

f1 is right on with having a shim or something in the center to prevent coil rub. It is easy to get it out of line and you wont know till it is too late. i have done some infinity ones and learned my lesson fast. I had to redo them. The next few sets all went smooth though lol. You do have to remove the old stuff or the glue will not stick properly.

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