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Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:17 am

Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Any members might know where to get a replacement cabinet for Sunfire subwoofer MK series?
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:32 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:58 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

I would also say keep an eye out on eBay. I have seen True Sub parts come up all the time. I just got a replacement driver for mine off of eBay.
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:22 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

If I can make a suggestion....

Just repair it.

Take the amp plate off, go to your local hobby shop, and buy some "JET" glue, get the blue bottle, and some mico glue tips.
Either get some clamps, or take it to a wood shop, and have them clamp the shit out if it, and hit the cracks inside & outside, with the Jet glue.

Do the gluing from the inside 1st. Put a healthy amount on from the inside. It will flow like WATER, so be careful. The glue will soak right into the wood, and bond it back together like you won't believe. It will be stronger then the wood originally was. If you want, you could also back up the cracks with PL Premium. That you can find at Home Depot. It's about $10 a tube, but the shit's amazingly strong. (might not be a bad idea to go all the way around the inside of the box with a nice bead of it as well)

Then get some black shoe polish, and touch up the cracks on the outside.

Total repair will cost you $20-30, and an hour or 2 of time.

If you HAVE to have a minty cabinet, this will at least hold you over till you find one to replace it with.

Or you can ship it to me, and I'll do the repair for $100 + shipping. I'll even repaint it if you want, for a little more $$

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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:38 pm

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Thank you guys for your inputs.....

I had been watching eBay since before X'mas....but nothing with a decent price to buy as just for the cabinet.
However Toy Maker(James), i did disassemble everything...although the front came out in pieces, i still believe it can be glue back together as you've suggested.
Just i'm overseas in Europe with the military...and you can imagine its not a easy task to get supplies.
What are these glues you mentioned?
Jet Glue and ????

Oh James, i would also need your help for six(6) butyl Rubber surrounds for my Silver Amazing and some glue for it as well.

Pls let me know more, thnx.
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

PL Premium is close to Liquid nails, but it stay a little soft, it never completely hardens, so it never becomed brittle.
Jet glus is a industrial version of Super Glue. I use it for almost everything.

Here are a couple links to them. I'm sure there are other brands of both, but these are the best I have found so far.

PL Premium - http://www.stickwithpl.com/ProductMain.aspx
Jet Glue - http://www.jetglues.com/index.shtml

I was thinking about it... if your box is REALLY bad, you may want to look into some of the PL wood glues also.
Just make sure you glue it, and clamp the shit out of it, and let it sit till the next day. Let the glue ooz out, and wipe off the excess,
then let it dry over night.
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:36 pm

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Gorilla Glue is OUTSTANDING for wood repair...
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:34 pm

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Jet glue is a industrial version of Super Glue. I use it for almost everything.


what style do ya guys use to glue the magnets to the steel face?(ribbon repair)
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:01 pm

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

mbskeam wrote:
Jet glue is a industrial version of Super Glue. I use it for almost everything.


what style do ya guys use to glue the magnets to the steel face?(ribbon repair)


I am sure that is a trade secret! :rolleyes:
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:28 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:17 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Thank you for your details suggestions Toy Maker.
I shall try to glue it back and let you know the out come.

Also thank you TN Rabbit for you link of the Junior but mine is the MK-iv rather.

Really appreciate all the helps guys.
Thnx.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:29 am

Re: Cabinet repair or replace...Sunfire Subs

Get plenty of clamps & clamp the shit out of it when you glue it~

If you have any spaces where the wood has fallen out, get some hardwood toothpicks & shove into the holes after you've put the glue in. You can cut them off even with the wood after it dries. Works like a charm~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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