Platinum woofers, new or recone?

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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by cring08 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:32 pm

When I asked about having mine repaired, I got this response:

Chris:

I am the one you should contact with.

We are not selling surrounds here. Sorry.

Ada
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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by jimw » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:43 pm

Strange.

I'll have to dig through my emails.

I spoke with a guy that was supposed to have been involved in getting the originals made to spec. I dealt directly with him after refusing to take the speakers that did not fit, did not have the same mounting hole pattern, and only had two instead of 4 spades as was shown on their site.

He claimed they did offer rebuilds although it was slightly more $ than the new drivers.

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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by cring08 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:44 pm

jimw wrote:Strange.

I'll have to dig through my emails.

I spoke with a guy that was supposed to have been involved in getting the originals made to spec. I dealt directly with him after refusing to take the speakers that did not fit, did not have the same mounting hole pattern, and only had two instead of 4 spades as was shown on their site.

He claimed they did offer rebuilds although it was slightly more $ than the new drivers.
Thanks! If it is slightly more, I would just get the new ones.
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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mbskeam
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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by mbskeam » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:15 pm

well, the new ones are not built as well, lighter baskets and they cheaped out on the glue holding the manets to the baskets....
they will rebuild the old ones, #-o =; if the spider and VC are not bad,
then all you need is the surrounds.... :-k
you can read about just refoaming speakers all day long on diffrent sites...
its not that big a deal, they know that as soon as a replacment surround comes out, there sales will fall to about zero, except for a blown VC...
this is why they wont sell them.
we will overcome this.
if one lived close they could do a bit of dumpster divin to see a box could be found with shipping info on it.......... :-$ :-$ :-$
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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by angelod307 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:38 pm

well, i got mine and i would say made in china.oh yeah that what ada said, the next batch is coming so it is not an in house deal. as the next batch of woofer are in transit. so, dumpster skills along with some language skills to boot in china might be required here.
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Re: Platinum woofers, new or recone?

Post by jimw » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:57 pm

"FYI, you need to do this quickly as our rebuild engineer is taking vacation after mid-August through April next year."

Could be why they said they don't due rebuilds as "the guy" isn't there right now?

"By the way, the person who is going to rebuild your drivers is our engineer master who helped Bob Carver designed Amazing Loudspeakers in the 90s. Therefore, you should be comfortable to know it will be in good hands.

Dynavox Technical Support Team
Dan "

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