Author Archive | Cathy Satin

Zenith Fieldcoil Speaker Repair

We specialize in Vintage speaker repairs. It is difficult to repair many older speakers because the parts are no longer available. We often have to use our special Spex magic to modify existing parts so the repairs happen but abracadabra and all that jazz.

Here are “before” and “after” photos of an old Zenith speaker recone we just completed. In case you don’t know, a fieldcoil is a semi-permanent magnet in which the field is produced by an electromagnet rather than by a permanent magnet. It was often used in juke boxes and organs, but is not as popular due to the invention of the permanent alnico or ceramic and now neo magnets.

Just think… if we can succeed on these older speakers, we can perform our magic on your speakers too.

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infoComm15

Infocomm 2015 was much bigger and busier than ever.  The sights and sounds can be overwhelming. Lots of amazing signage and very very large screen video.

The Audio Pavilion was small but significant. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. For those who cannot attend, here are a few of the highlights as I saw them.

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The loudspeaker: misunderstood, but the right speaker can make all the difference.

We just read a great article in SOS that explains a lot about guitar speakers. The information provided can be applied to all speakers and gives basic information that is often misunderstood or just unknown to most end users.

It is worth a few minutes of your time if you want to understand your speakers.  Enjoy

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Tannoy Price Increases Coming Late November 2014

If you were thinking of repairing your older Tannoy speakers or purchasing new Tannoy dual concentric drivers or parts, then listen up. Effective November 22, 2014, Tannoy will be increasing their parts prices. I’ve been reviewing some of the changes and they are considerable, from 50-300%, so if you are thinking of purchasing any parts, now’s the time. You can see some of the parts at today’s pricing at the Speaker Exchange website. This list is not complete so if you want something not on the site, just contact us at service@speakerex.com.

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Surrounds for Cones. Butyl Rubber, Polyfoam + Cloth

There is now a large selection of surround for your Do-It-Yourself speaker repairs.

Surround Kit Spec Sheet

If the only problem with your speaker is that that the surround has been damaged, then you can replace the cone edge and rock on.

You can watch a how to video and then order the parts you need from The Speaker Exchange.

Tell us about the trials and tribulations of your repair and send us before and after pictures and we’ll post your successes for all to see.

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Surrounds. Foam, Butyl + Cloth

There is now a large selection of surround for your Do-It-Yourself speaker repairs. Surround Kit Spec Sheet List

If the only problem with your speaker is that that the surround has been damaged, then you can replace the cone edge and rock on.

You can watch a how to video and then order the parts you need from The Speaker Exchange.

Tell us about the trials and tribulations of your repair and send us before and after pictures and we’ll post your successes for all to see.

 

 

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