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Exclamation welp, i've got a dilemma

As you can see from the picture, my cat found my speaker

problem is, I don't know if speaker parts exist or if yamaha still does repairs since their discontinued.

help?
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We don't either since you didn't mention what speaker that is....impossible to help you.
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There are companies and online companies that can repair the surround

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totally forgot

Yamaha NS777
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totally forgot

Yamaha NS777
2 places to check - for repairs

http://www.simplyspeakers.com/yamaha...t-fsk-6.5.html

http://www.speakerrepair.com/page/ca...iaphragms.html

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thanks zieg

i should have also said it's an 8" woofer
don't know if the foam would fit

are all cone edges foam?
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thanks zieg

i should have also said it's an 8" woofer
don't know if the foam would fit

are all cone edges foam?
Email or call them - and give them the model number - this is how the process begins
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thanks

one last thing, is the speaker safe to use like this?

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I think it would be best if you call Orange County Speaker Repair (the 2nd URL aieglj01 gave you) and explain the problem. I'm sure they could re-edge it. Playing it as is will only create more problems and possibly bigger tears.
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thanks zieg

i should have also said it's an 8" woofer
don't know if the foam would fit

are all cone edges foam?
Rubber is also used instead of foam. You can re-foam speakers yourself. There are how-to video's on youtube. You can also find used drivers on ebay but if you plan on keeping the speakers re-foaming them will make them good as new. You might want to consider doing the other speaker as well if they're a few years old.
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I think it would be best if you call Orange County Speaker Repair (the 2nd URL aieglj01 gave you) and explain the problem. I'm sure they could re-edge it. Playing it as is will only create more problems and possibly bigger tears.
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And might cause the internal parts, like the coil or the spider to start rubbing and creating more Damages


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As you can see from the picture, my cat found my speaker

problem is, I don't know if speaker parts exist or if yamaha still does repairs since their discontinued.

help?
I feel sorry for you.
I got 3 cats and they never touch my speakers or cables but none have front claws (all rescued).

Best of luck Buddy.

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Those speakers are not that old. There's a good chance that Yamaha will have some spare drivers laying around.
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and leave the grilles on when you get them repaired!
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Just put a dab of silicone on the tears and put the grillz back on. Worst case is put new foam surround kit on the driver. I have repaired dozens of drivers...not that difficult.

Www.speakerworks.com
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Yep, a little silicone RTV applied with a finger, gently. You can even get different colors, black would probably look best. You arent going to hurt anything, there is still plenty of surround left properly support the cone, your only real concern is air leakage. Hence the Silicone!
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what type of silicone rtv do I use for speaker foam repair, soft or medium, I'm not sure. Need some help.
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thanks

one last thing, is the speaker safe to use like this?
If it sounds good, its more than safe, its ugly but usable indefinitely.

What you have is primarily a leak in the speaker enclosure. The most likely harm would be a whistling sound during heavy bass.

The holes may be small enough to not cause any short or long term problems.

Speaker refoaming is a risky business, especially if you are not well experienced at it.
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what type of silicone rtv do I use for speaker foam repair, soft or medium, I'm not sure. Need some help.
Soft.

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http://www.simplyspeakers.com/speake...e-mi-3035.html
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