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Post Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:54 pm

Platinum woofers, new or recone?

I just picked up a pair of Plats that need new woofers. I called a local speaker repair guy to pick his brain about the situation and he told me that his new cones and surrounds have synthetic material in them and that they will never "rot" out. He quoted me $60 each but that he might be able to give a little discount depending on his actual cost, which he wouldn't know until he sees the drivers, if I have all 8 done at once. This guy has re-coned many Klipsch woofers for me in the past and he does great work, been in the business for over 30 years. New seems better but I don't want to have to modify the cabinets if the new ones won't fit and if the new ones are oem replacements, won't the foam rot again or are they improved?
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Post Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:31 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Repairing Plat surrounds requires the proper materials - - long throw and low damping.
If your guy has 'generic' materials - no go.
I have heard the results of improper repairs to Amazings - UGLY!!!
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:03 pm

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as low as $51 for each shipped to your door.otherwise $59 new. then when the correct surrounds become available, refurb time and real easy sale if that is what you wish.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:08 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Did you have to modify your speaker cabinets to get the new drivers to fit?
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:15 pm

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yes. after i completely took everything off, i used a router with a bit that is common for formica. ballbearing with a 15 degree angle cut. barely a fraction of an inch. or you could order a thick foam gasket to space it out, or even a file/sandpaper and some elbow grease.the router took all but 60 seconds to do all four hole. it took longer to tape the front of the black finish on the cabinets as to not scratch them up.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:55 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

I just have to chime in here. The replacements I got from Dynovox a couple of years ago were (read this carefully) EXACTLY the same as the originals. They fit PERFECTLY.

I'm just sayin' they had them at one time. I believe they were # 1220 or something like that.

I would email or even better call if you can get a number.


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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:20 pm

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If they're at least a close enough fit that a little extra gasket material would make them work I'd do it. Obviously I'd prefer a straight, drop in replacement and really want to steer away from any cabinet modifying.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:47 pm

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the model is the 1220. the screws will not line up either though on this batch. new is 6 screw, old is up to 8.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:54 pm

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Why would they do that? ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) I'm going to give them a call in the morning and see whats up, hopefully they've got it worked out already.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:59 pm

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i think there are two versions or a mistake/oversight happened. if your intension is to have nice woofers, then order,check fit, then and only then contact dynavox and they will will offer you a discount/rebate of 64 in my case which made the final price 51 each shipped. she also offered me a return and replacement with the new batch coming. i suspect that those will be correct and full price. just my experience with this. and after i recovered the grills which was by far the most work, pulling staples out, you see nothing anyway as it is all covered. so who cares.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:04 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

I called a local speaker repair guy to pick his brain about the situation and he told me that his new cones and surrounds have synthetic material in them and that they will never "rot" out.


The long time problem has been that no one has the proper surrounds. I can't see how your guy would either.
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:42 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

He didn't actually look at them yet and wasn't familiar with the model. I told him a brief description, small 1" voice coil and long throw design and he acted like he could come up with something. I think at this point I'm just going to go with drivers anyway.
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:19 pm

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Dynavox will rebuild your current drivers if the only issue is the surrounds. New surround, cone, spider.
Mine sound good, no cab mods.
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Post Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:18 pm

Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

[quote="jimw"]Dynavox will rebuild your current drivers if the only issue is the surrounds. New surround, cone, spider.
Mine sound good, no cab mods




There you go.

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Post Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:46 am

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Talk to Lolita. http://www.dynavox.com/dynavox/Carver.htm

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