Home Theater Forum and Systems banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
DIY would be the theme here. Love the dedicated light controlled theater room.
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
can anyone chime in on this? i have some older titan version 2's that i am quite fond of. i don't really want to replace them and would like to just replace the foam. i have watched you tube videos and read a few postings and i really only have one question left.

do i need to cut out the dust cap and use shims? i read one post somewhere that said for this particular speaker they do not shim. they aligned this woofer by manually moving the woofer up and down to verify no rubbing.

i would prefer to just leave the dust cap in place but only if that can work. if not then i will cut it out and shim.

thanks for any info.

dave
 

·
Registered
DIY would be the theme here. Love the dedicated light controlled theater room.
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
the kit i was leaning towards are an exact dimension match. here is the link:

http://www.wooferrepair.com/6kit.html

the dimensions match the speaker perfectly. i have found other kits that say they are for my paradigm v.2's but to be honest - i prefer this kit as i can confirm the measurements. with the other kits i am just trusting the seller and the add that everything will be correct.

sorry so long to respond. i was out of town over the holidays.

dave
 

·
Registered
DIY would be the theme here. Love the dedicated light controlled theater room.
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,923 Posts
I am not sure which approach to use since I have never had to re-cone anything. If the first kit is a perfect match dimensionally, I can't see a reason not to try it. I would go for it. If it doesn't go well, we can help look for woofer replacements. If it does go well, you're back in business :T
 

·
Registered
DIY would be the theme here. Love the dedicated light controlled theater room.
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
well i went with kit whose dimensions were spot on. the glue was elmers white ( even the wife thinks so ) and there was some "extra" that dried on the cone but........ they sound as good as new. i cut the dust cap and centered the speaker with shims and it was as easy as pie.

there are two things i would change next time around. i was a little impatient with the glue and didn't allow it to tack enough before putting things together. next time i will wait and allow the tackyness to be further along.

the second is that i would run a small tape ring ( or marker ring ) on the woofer. this would make it much easier to see exactly where the foam is on the cone and if taped - make cleanup much neater on the cone.

overall i couldn't be happier. the kit shipped for $24 from woofer repair and my speakers got a thorough testing tonight. no complaints at all!!

dave
 

·
Registered
DIY would be the theme here. Love the dedicated light controlled theater room.
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
here are a few pics.

the woofer with the foam removed, the woofer re-foamed. you can see the glue over spill on the cone.

and my test rig. i am using rotel / carver amps and the paradigm v.2, polk rit4, and bang & olufsen redline 140's.

dave
 

Attachments

1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top