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Damaged inner cone. Can it be fixed?

Hey everyone,


So one of my kids, who have up to this point have been excellent about staying away from my stuff, mananged to push in the inner cone of my Cobalt's.



A. Is this a big deal and will it affect sound at all?
B. If yes to A, can it be fixed without replacing the entire cone?
C. Is there any easy speaker covers that I can make that do not look like I was drunk when I made them?


Thanks!
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Hey everyone,


So one of my kids, who have up to this point have been excellent about staying away from my stuff, mananged to push in the inner cone of my Cobalt's.



A. Is this a big deal and will it affect sound at all?
B. If yes to A, can it be fixed without replacing the entire cone?
C. Is there any easy speaker covers that I can make that do not look like I was drunk when I made them?


Thanks!
I know a few members have used duct tape and got them to pull out. Also I've heard of people using a vacuum which would make me nervous. I rember also seeing someone use a Q tip cut to flat with a little super glue.

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Those are the dust covers for the voice coil. Just use a piece of tape to pull them out again.
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Those are the dust covers for the voice coil. Just use a piece of tape to pull them out again.

Fantastic!!!! Worked like a charm. Thank you!
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You guys are screwing this up big time. Let me take a crack at it, just read this next part out loud to your wife:


"Unfortunately the damage from the cone being pushed in by one of the children is rather significant. The risk is that a voice coil short circuit could occur, which would then of course damage your receiver and possibly even cause a fire. The safest thing to do is replace them with upgraded units, and you best do the receiver and all main (front) speakers at the same time. The good news is that the surround speakers should be fine. You are to be applauded for your patience with the children, you are certainly deserving of the wife making you a special meal and some quality alone time afterwards"



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Fantastic!!!! Worked like a charm. Thank you!
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You guys are screwing this up big time.

Yes... quick, push them back in again!

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You guys are screwing this up big time. Let me take a crack at it, just read this next part out loud to your wife:


"Unfortunately the damage from the cone being pushed in by one of the children is rather significant. The risk is that a voice coil short circuit could occur, which would then of course damage your receiver and possibly even cause a fire. The safest thing to do is replace them with upgraded units, and you best do the receiver and all main (front) speakers at the same time. The good news is that the surround speakers should be fine. You are to be applauded for your patience with the children, you are certainly deserving of the wife making you a special meal and some quality alone time afterwards"



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