View Full Version : Dangerous or not?

06-28-2007, 07:46 PM
Ok today i realized that my front driver speaker started crackling very badly. :thumbdwn:

So i proceed to take off my door panel and see what is wrong with the speaker.:eyebrow:

After about 30 minutes of troublesooting i realize that everytime that a bass line hits the voice coil touches the speaker and creates this noise. :graduate:

So i proceeded to bend back the voice coil and viola!:) no more crackling, but as i keep listening it eventually happens again.:pissed:

Now my question is would it be dangerous to tie the voice coil down so it will refrain from hitting the cone everytime bass hits.:confused:

I was thinking maybe a piece of string or something but im not doing anything to it until i find out it thats ok any input would be greatly appreciated



06-28-2007, 07:47 PM
you mean tinsel leads? If so, just tape down some cotton balls under them.

06-28-2007, 07:48 PM
the actual voice coil hit the cone everytime a bass line hit... i want to know about tieing down the actual voice coil so the cone wont hit it

06-28-2007, 07:52 PM
The cone should be attached to the VC.

Please try and clarify and pics if possible.

06-28-2007, 07:58 PM
gettings pics right now.... so i can elaborate more thanks for the quick responses

06-28-2007, 08:04 PM
i also think he means tinsel leads

06-28-2007, 08:08 PM

06-28-2007, 08:09 PM
the copper wire right there

06-28-2007, 08:12 PM
the copper wire right therethe answer lies within the 2nd post;) .........

06-28-2007, 08:13 PM
the answer lies within the 2nd post;) .........


06-28-2007, 08:15 PM
so those are the tinsel leads.... tape cotton balls under them never heard of that before i guess ill try it

06-28-2007, 08:16 PM
im assuming i should use electrical tape

06-28-2007, 08:21 PM
i would not tape cotton balls to the tensile leads if it were me


06-28-2007, 08:22 PM
any tape really. but just remember, The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!

06-28-2007, 08:25 PM
**** right baby

06-30-2007, 02:24 PM
I wouldn't do the cotton ball thing. Because if the cotton touches both tinsel leads, and then gets wet (because it's in your doors and that can easily happen), it may short the tinsel leads. Bad news.

I think you need high pass your front speakers so they aren't playing such low notes. This will limit their excursion. Now save up for a set of mids with tinsel leads woven into the spider...although I don't know if they make many of those...so just get a set of mids with more excursion. What are those?