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bose301s
05-23-2009, 02:26 PM
So, I finally hook up my B&W DM603s after moving into my house for the summer. I take the grills off and what do I see in the right speaker, a pushed in tweeter dome. :( It must have happened while moving. I am so pissed. I can't notice a huge difference in the sound although some difference is noticeable. I am just pissed that it happened, and it is my fault 100% so I am not blaming anyone, just venting. Anyway, does anyone know how to go about getting it fixed and how much that may cost? Any advice is appreciated.

Annnarbor84
05-23-2009, 02:28 PM
So, I finally hook up my B&W DM603s after moving into my house for the summer. I take the grills off and what do I see in the right speaker, a pushed in tweeter dome. :( It must have happened while moving. I am so pissed. I can't notice a huge difference in the sound although some difference is noticeable. I am just pissed that it happened, and it is my fault 100% so I am not blaming anyone, just venting. Anyway, does anyone know how to go about getting it fixed and how much that may cost? Any advice is appreciated.

Small needle might work:confused:

bose301s
05-23-2009, 02:29 PM
Small needle might work:confused:

Its an aluminum dome so getting it back out is pretty much impossible, the whole tweeter will have to be replaced.

Annnarbor84
05-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Its an aluminum dome so getting it back out is pretty much impossible, the whole tweeter will have to be replaced.

:crap:

infamous_e46
05-23-2009, 02:31 PM
duct tape and some right hand english ?

SSS 18734
05-23-2009, 02:42 PM
So replace the tweeter. The drivers used in those aren't terribly expensive.

bose301s
05-23-2009, 02:42 PM
Well, I called a dealer in Green Bay and he said it could be replaced/repaired so I believe that is what I will do with it.

Farmacist
05-23-2009, 02:47 PM
Small needle might work:confused:

try taking a vacuum cleaner hose and putting it over the tweeter and see if it pops it out, that's how I got my tweeter undented in a Axiom M80 , and its an aluminum tweeter too

bose301s
05-23-2009, 03:40 PM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/8346/img0726.jpg

85_blazer
05-23-2009, 03:45 PM
its already been said duck tape or vacume

peas247
05-23-2009, 03:47 PM
tape methods works, i got a big dent outta one of my boston tweeters that way

bose301s
05-23-2009, 03:47 PM
its already been said duck tape or vacume

I know, just felt like posting a picture of it.

ngsm13
05-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Gah.

nG

bose301s
05-23-2009, 08:35 PM
I actually found the number for the parts department for B&W North America on htguide.com so on Monday or Tuesday I will be calling them to see if I can get a new tweeter.

allout13
05-23-2009, 08:39 PM
suction cup

Jason19
05-23-2009, 09:04 PM
I dont get it I would atleast try and do what other members said to do before you buy a new one

Unholysavage
05-23-2009, 09:06 PM
doesn't hurt to find out if a replacement can be found before doing something that may result in destruction

bose301s
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
doesn't hurt to find out if a replacement can be found before doing something that may result in destruction

Yea, that was my thought. There is always the possibility that trying to fix it could destroy it. However, even if I could "fix" it, it would have crinkles and stuff, so I am just going to replace it no matter what, should only be $30-$40 from looking.

mobeious
05-24-2009, 12:14 AM
So replace the tweeter. The drivers used in those aren't terribly expensive.

wtf anything with the B&W logo is pricey lol

bose301s
05-24-2009, 03:10 AM
So, I tried the tape method and it worked. You can tell the tweeter has crinkles still and there is a little teeny tiny tear/break in the aluminum, but for now it is definitely better. I will still be ordering a new tweeter for the speaker however. Hell, I am considering ordering 3 new tweeters and 2 new Kevlar mids and using them for my car, lol.

ballstothewall
05-24-2009, 10:11 AM
I wouldn't do that, can't find specs on them and I don't think they would do as well as you think they would in that job.

PV Audio
05-24-2009, 03:06 PM
So, I tried the tape method and it worked. You can tell the tweeter has crinkles still and there is a little teeny tiny tear/break in the aluminum, but for now it is definitely better. I will still be ordering a new tweeter for the speaker however. Hell, I am considering ordering 3 new tweeters and 2 new Kevlar mids and using them for my car, lol.
Let's put it like this: no speaker's brilliance comes mostly from the drivers used ;)

bose301s
05-24-2009, 03:13 PM
Let's put it like this: no speaker's brilliance comes mostly from the drivers used ;)

Oh so true, lol. But the drivers do impart their sound to the speaker, however the crossover and the enclosure make the biggest difference.

bose301s
05-26-2009, 03:11 PM
I ordered a new diaphragm for the tweeter. $58.58 shipped to my door. I am definitely happy about that, I will have a new steeter basically.

Flipx99
05-26-2009, 03:14 PM
I ordered a new diaphragm for the tweeter. $58.58 shipped to my door. I am definitely happy about that, I will have a new steeter basically.

Wonder if you will hear a difference from the other one now...

IamDeMan
06-18-2009, 05:18 PM
So, I tried the tape method and it worked. You can tell the tweeter has crinkles still and there is a little teeny tiny tear/break in the aluminum, but for now it is definitely better. I will still be ordering a new tweeter for the speaker however. Hell, I am considering ordering 3 new tweeters and 2 new Kevlar mids and using them for my car, lol.

Those drivers weren't designed with a free air environment in mind.

SSS 18734
06-18-2009, 05:30 PM
wtf anything with the B&W logo is pricey lol

Not really. You'd be surprised at how cheap the speakers themselves are, even in sets that cost over $1,000.

$30-$40 seems pretty reasonable for a new tweeter straight from the manufacturer.

Rich B
06-18-2009, 05:34 PM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/8346/img0726.jpg


I see screws on the woofer, but how do you get the tweeter out?

Scoobydoo
06-18-2009, 06:07 PM
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but i saw some quotes, did this moron really say...

Anyway, does anyone know how to go about getting it fixed and how much that may cost? Any advice is appreciated.

and then when told to use a needle he says...

Its an aluminum dome so getting it back out is pretty much impossible, the whole tweeter will have to be replaced.

if you aready knew the answer why did you even ask? no wonder i have you on ignore you're a fish eating sperm sucker

bose301s
06-18-2009, 09:05 PM
Those drivers weren't designed with a free air environment in mind.

Yea, it was a joke, I know that they are designed specifically for use in a cabinet.

I did get the new diaphragm, all I had to do was remove the Kevlar woofer by taking out the allen screws then reaching up to the tweeter and turning it which frees it. Once that was done it was really easy to do, the whole process form start to finish took less than 5 minutes.

bose301s
06-18-2009, 09:07 PM
but i saw some quotes, did this moron really say...


and then when told to use a needle he says...


if you aready knew the answer why did you even ask? no wonder i have you on ignore you're a fish eating sperm sucker

You're not too bright are you? I never asked how to fix the dome itself, I asked how to fix the tweeter, I was asking how to replace it and how to get the part. I got that info, so in the end you just proved your stupidity.

LGK
06-18-2009, 09:17 PM
Its an aluminum dome so getting it back out is pretty much impossible, the whole tweeter will have to be replaced.

vacuums work wonders for pushed in dustcaps... just a suggestion.

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guess this was already suggested ;d