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The only thing is if you rotate the woofer the holes are all in the same place.

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Drill all the way through and use a T-Nut on the inside of the cabinet to hold a machine screw to hold the drivers in place and never worry about stripping out the particle board again

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Plug the holes using toothpicks, matchsticks, or like.
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If the screw holes are stripped, you might get by with a toothpick pushed down in the hole and snapped off flush with the surface. You could also rotate the drivers if they are concentric and drill new holes.

I agree with a toothpick, but be careful, you can split the wood if your not careful.

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I agree with a toothpick, but be careful, you can split the wood if your not careful.

So i take some toothpicks and stuff them in the holes, then screw the screws in?.

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OK, I just have to ask since nobody else has. Maybe I'm missing something in the normal process of installing new speakers, but my procedure would typically be to plug them in, have a listen then hop straight to Audyssey. Am I missing something by skipping the [apparently important] step of mucking with driver mounts?

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Am I missing something by skipping the [apparently important] step of mucking with driver mounts?

Yes, you're missing something. The speakers work, the driver mount is stripped.

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Yes, you're missing something. The speakers work, the driver mount is stripped.

From the factory?

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OK, I just have to ask since nobody else has. Maybe I'm missing something in the normal process of installing new speakers, but my procedure would typically be to plug them in, have a listen then hop straight to Audyssey. Am I missing something by skipping the [apparently important] step of mucking with driver mounts?

The OP says he bought the speakers used, there must have been a reason he checked the screws holding the drivers. Wouldn't be something the average speaker would have a problem with, and no you're not missing anything.

In my case with cabinets made of bamboo, I'm relatively certain the screws would fail before the bamboo would strip, the common MDF baffle needs to be handled with respect, it will certainly not do well with a heavy handed power driver.

Plenty of ways to skin this cat, the tee nuts are a good idea also, or you could also drill and tap for brass threaded inserts. You could fill the holes with JB weld, coat the screws with grease or vaseline, and screw them in once the epoxy first starts to set up (model airplane/helicopter builder here, I've done it many ways).

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Yes, you're missing something. The speakers work, the driver mount is stripped.

I know, there was a level of sarcasm in my message. I would never have thought to check the screws holding my speakers together.

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I know, there was a level of sarcasm in my message. I would never have thought to check the screws holding my speakers together.

Actually, that was my bad. I don't know if the OP ever mentioned that his speakers worked or not, just that he couldn't tighten the driver screws.

Your question was valid.

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I would never have thought to check the screws holding my speakers together.

Yeah, even bought used, I'd like to know why the OP felt the need to futz with his speakers. Were they noticeably loose? Or did you, perhaps, strip them yourself futzing with the speakers?

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So i take some toothpicks and stuff them in the holes, then screw the screws in?.

Dip the ends of the toothpicks in wood glue - depending on the hole
size, you may need more than one - leave a little play room, so you
will not split the wood, when screwing back in. Break the toothpicks
off, and put the woofer back on - then screw it down, and be carefull
to not over tighten the screws.

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Yeah, even bought used, I'd like to know why the OP felt the need to futz with his speakers. Were they noticeably loose? Or did you, perhaps, strip them yourself futzing with the speakers?

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ok thanks guys, at work we have some q-tips but there made out of wood, i might try that there about the same diameter at toothpicks.

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Yeah, even bought used, I'd like to know why the OP felt the need to futz with his speakers. Were they noticeably loose? Or did you, perhaps, strip them yourself futzing with the speakers?

WHEN i unpacked them there were two screws laying in the box, and i tried to screw them in but they wer stripped, and there were more screws that were sticking out.

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Hmm, have you verified they are the correct drivers? Very odd, that.

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WHEN i unpacked them there were two screws laying in the box, and i tried to screw them in but they wer stripped, and there were more screws that were sticking out.

Somebody has messed with that speaker - I have opened around 60 +
speakers, and have never found more than one or two stripped screws
per speaker - and Klipsch has always done a decent job with mounting.

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Somebody has messed with that speaker - I have opened around 60 +
speakers, and have never found more than one or two stripped screws
per speaker - and Klipsch has always done a decent job with mounting.

Yeah somebody messed with it. OP said they were used and that he traded his RC-35 for them

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OK If you are for rotating the driver and re screwing it in you are going to have to do the same to the other speaker so that they look identical. This means taking your time and measuring and doing them both right.

Personally I would roate them so that they are 45 degrees from where they are now.

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Somebody has messed with that speaker - I have opened around 60 +
speakers, and have never found more than one or two stripped screws
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If any of the scew holes are stripped I would call into question their QC as I have never ran into a speaker that had stripped screw holes from the factory and I have been fixing things for 20+ years.

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Im preaty sure there the correct drivers, i can take pics when i get home at 12:00am

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Mayby there the wrong screwa, does anybody have a close up of the Screws/Woofer.

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OK If you are for rotating the driver and re screwing it in you are going to have to do the same to the other speaker so that they look identical. This means taking your time and measuring and doing them both right.

Personally I would roate them so that they are 45 degrees from where they are now.




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Yea if you rotate the driver, the holes and the driver match up.

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LOL!! I think you and I are the only two laughing at the hilarity of this thread. I have to admit, I did think for .0005 seconds about rotating a perfect circle so that it matches another perfect circle.

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LOL!! I think you and I are the only two laughing at the hilarity of this thread. I have to admit, I did think for .0005 seconds about rotating a perfect circle so that it matches another perfect circle.

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OK guys, at work today i asked are machanic, and he said to fill the holes with EPOXY, and drill the holes again, then screw in the screws, i hope it WORKS.

Yea if you rotate the driver, the holes and the driver match up.

Maybe you should get the mechanic at work, to help you.

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LOL!! I think you and I are the only two laughing at the hilarity of this thread. I have to admit, I did think for .0005 seconds about rotating a perfect circle so that it matches another perfect circle.

I'll make this simple for you two.

The screw holes are at 45 degrees, 135 degrees 210 degrees and 305 degrees. Rotating your speaker 45 degrees would result in your new holes being at 0 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees, and 270 (assuming you divide the circular opening into 360 degrees).

Now don't you think it would look odd with 2 identical speakers having the woofers installed with different mounting points?

I am sure that if you actually took just .00001 second longer, you would have understood what I was saying...

But alas, I digress as the speakers cannot be rotated if these are indeed as pictured below (courtesy of Kilpsch website) so the OP will have to restort to other means to solve the issue at hand.


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