Originally Posted by beastaudio
No siilcone if you ever want to pull it from the box!!! I wouldn't suggest that ever. If you want extra protection from air leaks, just add some gasket tape along with the rubber ring.
Tonight I am finishing up my last three drivers and, since they are countersunk, did not use a big ol' fat bead of silicone around the perimeter of the driver.
I used some gasket tape and the factory gasket ring. I started having problems with air leaks around a driver. While investigating I realized a couple of my screw heads had gone right through the basket. I've always used 8 gauge 1" - 1 1/4" coarse thread screws and never had this problem. I don't know, maybe I haven't screwed in enough woofers. Whatever.......
I thought I should throw it out there for others to be aware.
I've since switched to a 1" medium thread screw with a wider head that doesn't grab as well. Example it won't bite enough to work its way through the gasket hole. But if you lift the gasket up it bites plenty.
I find it very odd that the gasket holes are industry standard, yet the basket holes are larger. I'm not even sure if coarse thread with the correct size head would make it through the gasket without stripping out first. Whether drilling into the wood or inserts.
FWIW I know these baskets are used for many drivers. And I'm pretty sure SI didn't go boring out the mounting holes. haha.
Now.... back to chase a stupid air leak. I miss my silicone.