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    Polk SR6500 Speaker

    I have a torn woofer surround on my Polk SR6500 speaker. I am looking to replace this ASAP. I only need the main speaker (not the tweeter), but I will buy a pair of complete component speakers also.







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    Re: Polk SR6500 Speaker

    You can use silicone to seal the tear. It won't be the prettiest, but it shouldn't affect the sound quality of the speakers one bit. I've done that with speakers in the past. In fact, I'm installing an SI BMIII in my buddies GTO and we had to fix up one area of the surround. He picked it up used with the tear in it. The sound quality was not compromised by the tear/fix. I guess that's comparing a 12" sub to a 6.75" speaker, but the same idea applies, unless you tore the shit outta it.



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    Re: Polk SR6500 Speaker

    Thanks for the message. I'm afraid that since there is also a bit of rubber missing, that the distance needed to span the gap of the tear may be too far. I will try anything however. I once took a home audio speaker that had a similar tear into a place in Anaheim to get it fixed. This worked great, although due to the fact that it is a butyl rubber surround glued to an exotic carbon cone, it may not work. My home speaker was a more traditional foam surround.




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    Re: Polk SR6500 Speaker

    You could attempt to contact Polk and see if there's anything they can do. Obviously, they're not going to cover it, but they may be able to help you out. Best of luck.



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    Re: Polk SR6500 Speaker

    I did try your solution. So far so good. There doesn't appear to be an appreciable degradation in sound either. Thanks for the tip.




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    Re: Polk SR6500 Speaker

    Yeah, it usually works well, as long as you don't over/under apply it. I did it to a Pioneer Premier TS-D520C surround that I tore with my screwdriver when I slipped trying to put it in. I had good luck with that too. I'm glad that it's working out for you.



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