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Oranger 16-09-2018 10:59 AM

speaker foam/cone repair
Hey guys,

Have a still great and working Z5500 which I moved over to my new location. Only just noticed that the foams/cone area is 'rotting/spoilt'. Other than that, its still working great~

Wanna ask around if these can be fixed? Attached picture for reference of my speakers' status. Thanks!


commach 16-09-2018 11:16 AM

DIY, Buy the rubber cone and a tube of cone glue, not difficult with some practices. Been doing that for years, seasoned speakers are way better than new speakers.

kianlung 16-09-2018 11:17 AM

Speaker repair
A shop in sim lim tower provide the service

Kyo_kusanagi86 16-09-2018 11:25 AM

sim lim square level 2 or 3 shops in the back lane, do this repair as well. Those AV repair shops

_DeS__ 16-09-2018 11:38 AM

SLS Lvl 3 Sigma Trading

Oranger 16-09-2018 11:47 AM

Cool, many thanks for the input guys! Gonna be checking em out in the next few days.

wwenze 16-09-2018 11:50 AM

The solution depends on the cost/benefit which is case-by-case...

For the perfect restoration, tiagong Logitech uses Tang Band W3-593SF for the woofers. Which is probably the least economical solution but the most straightforward.

The next solution is the ghetto one that requires the least effort but lots of people use in ghetto scenarios and provides perhaps the most benefit-vs-cost as a result - Take your art & craft glue and just fill in the cracks. Silicone works too.

Third solution is to replace the surrounds surrounds. This has the benefit of being cheap, looking good, and potentially giving you the closest restoration for the money. Downside is it requires a lot of effort and potentially give you the worst results, ranking it lowest on the cost/benefit list if your time is worth money.

And this is something that you can get a shop's help to do. But check the price be it per-speaker or for everything, and see if it makes sense.

The fourth solution is to buy a different replacement driver. The downside is high risk of screwup resulting in loss of $$$. You also don't get the exact restoration. But this isn't the problem if the product itself has room for improvement and you want the improvement.

I myself am waiting for this to arrive to replace the original drivers of Audioengine A2.


But this one is probably the most popular one:

And finally, IMHO the best solution cost/benefit wise, is to dump the satellites and replace them with better passive speakers. With 5 speakers it can get expensive however. This is where cheaper speakers sets for HT can come in handy.

Oranger 16-09-2018 12:05 PM

Wow, many thanks for the detailed sharing wwenze!

Hardly meddle with speaker stuff. Appreciate the links as well, will be reading em and checking it out more. Cheers!

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